Would you rather replace your roof every 10-20 years or every 50+ years? That’s an easy answer, right? Metal roofs are proven to last at least four times longer than asphalt systems, so you’ll save a lot of money simply by choosing metal from the start. Some people think of metal roofing as a “once in a lifetime” solution because of the longevity it provides.
But durability isn’t the only way you’ll reap profits from your metal roof. You’ll notice the difference in your energy bills from the start! Reflective metal roofing can save up to 40 percent in energy costs in the summer, depending on your geographical region.
One reason that metal is so profitable in the long run is due to its variety of finishes. Even the basic, unpainted roof will reflect solar radiation that is normally absorbed by an asphalt system, but if you live in a warmer climate, pre-painted or granular-coated systems will cool your home by reflecting solar energy and re-emitting most of the solar radiation that is absorbed. Believe it or not, a highly-reflective metal roof can re-emit up to 90 percent of absorbed solar radiation.
If you’d like to know more about how cash for homes homeowners can profit from a metal roof, contact us for information and tips. Metal roofs can save you quite a bit of money!
More cost benefits of metal
White-painted metal roofing can save you up to 40 percent in annual utility costs, because it has the highest solar-reflectance value of any roofing product on the market. In addition, metal roofing is made up of recycled material and can be installed right on top of existing rooftops, which not only reduces landfill waste, but saves money and time on installation.
If your area experiences extreme weather, an impact-resistant or fire-resistant metal roof will save you money in the long run for that reason as well. These higher-class systems, which are made to endure heavy winds, forest or canyon fire, can result in discounts on your homeowner’s insurance. In some areas, installing high-quality metal systems such as these could result in discounts of 30 percent or more.
If that’s not enough, a metal roof can also have a very positive effect on a home’s resale value. Homes that have a metal roof have been reported to recoup as much as 95 percent of the cost during a sale.
If you’d like to learn more about how homeowners can profit from a metal roof, contact B&B Metals today! We’re happy to answer any questions you may have and get you started with a new, profitable roofing system.