The true cost of a metal roof vs. a traditional asphalt shingle roof is determined by not only comparing the retail cost of materials and installation, but by also factoring in such things as Life-Cycle Costs, Energy Savings, Insurance Costs and Effects on Home Resale Value.
Life Cycle Costs
Planning a roofing project for the coming season? How would you feel about having to do it all over again in 5,10, or 15 years from now? With metal roofing, you need not worry. Longevity is one of the top reasons consumers report choosing metal roofing for their homes. When configured and installed properly, metal roofing can last as long as fifty years or more, requiring very little maintenance and looking beautiful all the while. But it isn’t just the dependability that people love about long-living metal roofing; it’s the low life cycle cost. Metal roofing can actually cost as little or less than asphalt roofing. Since asphalt roofing needs to be replaced 2 – 4 times as often as metal roofing, you really need to multiply not only the initial cost of asphalt roofing materials but also the cost of asphalt roof repairs and re-installation man hours to compare to the typical “once-a-lifetime” metal roofing installation.