Metal roofing can last as long as 50 years or more and, in most cases, requires very little maintenance over the course of its lifespan. Asphalt roofing, on the other hand, will typically need to be replaced every 15-20 years or less depending on the quality of material. So even though the initial cost of metal is usually higher than asphalt, metal roofing can actually end up saving you time and money in the long run.
Homeowners who renovate their home with metal roofing are typically able to recoup an extremely high rate of the roof’s cost, 85.9% according to national averages! Homes with a metal roof see, on average, up to 6% resale value gain over homes roofed with asphalt. In some states, like Texas, a metal roof can even lower your homeowner’s insurance by up to 35%.
A quality metal roof properly installed can withstand just about anything that Mother Nature can throw at it. Unlike asphalt roofs which require regular maintenance to replace broken or deteriorating shingles as well as moss and algae removal, metal roofing requires minimal upkeep. Ensuring your metal roof is free from debris and a once-yearly inspection for minor maintenance items such as cleaning and paint touch up is typically all that is needed to keep your metal roof in tip-top shape.
If you interested in metal roofing, call Witten Roofing today at (318) 516-8866!
Source: Metal Roofing Alliance