If you are in need of a new roof and are trying to decide between asphalt shingles or metal roofing, you may be wondering if metal roofing is worth the additional cost. A steel roof, on average, will cost 2 to 3 times more than an asphalt shingle roof, but there are several reasons why metal roofing may be the better option.
- Lasts Longer. Depending on the quality of the asphalt shingles and the pitch of the roof, the average lifespan of an asphalt roof is about 10 to 20 years. In contrast, a metal roof will last 40 to 60 years or longer and does not look old and weathered after a short time. Once metal roofing is installed, it will last a lifetime.
- Replacement Cost and Inflation. While asphalt shingles are much less expensive in the short term, the cost of roofing materials and installation can nearly double every 15-20 years, and since your roof will need to be replaced at about that same interval, the cost will be nearly the same as if you had done metal roofing to begin with. If you plan on living in your home for many years, metal roofing is the most cost-effective choice.
- Less Maintenance. When a metal roof is installed correctly, there is very little that can go wrong. Be sure to keep the roof free of debris and have the roof inspected regularly to prevent any small problems from turning into big ones.
- Lower Energy Costs. Metal roofing can save you up to 40 percent on energy costs.
- Large Selection of Styles. Residential metal roofing materials come in a wide variety of styles, types, and colors to complement any home.
If you are interested in exploring your options when it comes to metal roofing, please give us a call at Blue Ridge Roofing today!