When you are in the market for a new roof for your home, it can be an overwhelming experience for some. Trying to decide which type of roof system to go with or even choosing the color of your new roof can be difficult. Therefore, many homeowners will simply ask for the same tile or shingle on their home now. Our goal as a company is to help educate our customers on which roof system would be the best fit for their home (and pocketbook) in the long run.
What homeowners might not know is that upgrading to a metal roof comes with many benefits that shingle and tile just simply cannot offer. Here are some of the benefits of a metal roof we often discuss with our customers.
Life Expectancy – Metal can last 50 years, instead of 10-15 years like most asphalt roofs, which is the main reason most homeowners decide to go with metal on their home. The initial cost may be more, but it will actually cost you less in the long run. An asphalt roof will need to be replaced 2-4 times in a home’s life span because shingles break and deteriorate over time. Also, most metal roofing products are offered with lifetime warranties.
Energy Efficient – Metal roofs reflect solar radiant heat which will help keep your attic cooler. This then helps save energy needed to run the air conditioning during the day. This in return will help lower your energy bill and is more environmentally friendly.
Resale Value – Metal roofs not only improve the look of your home but most importantly the value of your property. Homeowners who replace their roofs with metal are typically able to recoup an extremely high rate of the roof’s cost, 85.9% according to the national average. Homes with a metal roof see, on average, up to 6% resale value gain over homes that have asphalt roofs. Better yet, you can receive a discount up to 35% on your homeowner’s insurance as well.
Durability – While some of your neighbors and friends may need to re-roof their home many times, a high-quality metal roof will most likely be the last roof you ever need. Metal can withstand wind speeds up to 160-180 mph which is important to us Floridians during hurricane season. It’s also resistant to cracking, shrinking, and eroding. And lastly it is fire, mildew, insect, and rot resistant as well.
We know choosing the right roof system for your home can be overwhelming but our roof experts at All American Roofing & Coating are here to help and answer any questions you may have. To learn more about metal roofs or any type of roof system please call our office at (772) 781-4410. We are happy to meet with you one on one and give you a free estimate on the roof of your dreams!