Have you noticed more metal roofs on homes lately? We have too. Our Casselberry roofers explain this new trend.
In today’s housing market, we’re all looking for ways to increase our property value. If you’re thinking about selling your home anytime soon, adding a new roof will help you sell for top dollar. On the flip side, if you’ll be in your home for the foreseeable future, and don’t want to buy another roof, you need a roofing material that will last for decades.
While you have many options in roofing materials, our Casselberry roofers are getting more requests than ever for metal roofs. Our team at Advantage Roofing looked into this trend and compiled a list of reasons that metal roofing may be right for you too.
Metal Roofs Are Durable
The main reason that more homeowners are choosing metal over asphalt is that metal roofing is so much more durable. Did you know that a metal roof can last 40 years or more? Imagine not having to replace your roof ever again. Okay, maybe you’ll have to replace it before you pass your home down to your children, but it should be worry-free for many years.
Metal Roof Myth – Metal roofs attract lightning. FALSE.
Metal roofs are no more likely than other types of roofs to be struck by lightning. This should ease your mind living in the “lightning capital of the U.S.” In fact, if a metal roof is struck by lightning, the energy is dispersed throughout the home instead of concentrating in one spot. So you could say that metal roofs keep you safer in the event of a lightning strike.
Metal Roofs Have a Higher ROI
Anytime you put money into your home, you want to have a good return on your investment. For example, if you have a swimming pool installed for $40,000, would you be able to sell your home for $40,000 more than you would before you had a pool in the backyard? Some home improvements have a higher ROI than others. And for the record, experts disagree on whether or not a pool adds value to your home.
We can all agree that a new roof adds value to your home, however. But does a metal roof add more value than an asphalt roof? It’s a more expensive investment so you want to be sure you’ll get that money back in your property value. A new metal roof will give you up to an 85% return on your investment. Compare that to a 60% ROI on a standard asphalt roof, and you can see why making this type of investment in your home can be worth it.
You may think that after you have settled on metal for your roofing material, your work is done. Not quite yet. Our Casselberry roofers will then discuss with you what type of metal roofing you would like and what color you prefer. The sheeting for metal roofing comes in several different styles, including:
- Standing Seam – These sheets are mostly flat with hidden fasteners, as seen in the photo of the stunning green roof.
- Exposed Fastener – These sheets are also flat but the fasteners are exposed, giving the roof a more industrial look.
- Metal Tile – This type of metal sheeting is designed to look like tiles and fits in well with the popular clay tile roofs in Florida.
- Metal Shake – This type of metal roofing looks remarkably similar to wood shingles for a more traditional, yet durable roof.
Each roofing style comes in a wide variety of colors so you can truly express yourself with your metal roof choices.
Advantage Roofing Is The (Metal) Roofing Expert
Our Casselberry roofers have been installing metal roofs (as well as many other types of roofs) for decades and we would love to discuss all of the options available when you’re ready to update your home with a stylish roof, whether it’s metal or not.
We look forward to giving you the same top-notch customer service that recently won us the 2022 Angi Super Service Award. We put our customers first and it shows. Read through our client testimonials to see our service in action, then contact us to get started on your stylish new roof.