When homeowners find that they need new roofs, they find it tempting to replace them with the same material rather than trying something new. However, metal roofing may be the most cost-effective option but few homeowners know why. The roof system of newly-built homes can account for 10% of total construction costs but total 60% of lifecycle maintenance costs. For example, a single severe storm might cause significant damage to traditional roofs, ripping off shingles and leaving a roof at risk of leaking. Although you might be covered for some of the repair costs through home insurance, you may pay more out of pocket than you know.
Metal roofing in Spokane Valley installed by reputable companies such as Premier Roofing Contractors allows you to dramatically reduce costs over time. The Ducker Research Company drew from case studies involving over 30 roofing systems across the United States and they found that metal roofs lived for as many as 40 years with proper maintenance. Compared to traditional shingles, which live only 25 years with maintenance, homeowners save more money in the long run. In addition, maintenance costs are lower across the board, allowing you to enjoy your roof for more than a decade longer while also reducing maintenance effort.
Although durability and low maintenance combine to keep long-term costs down, you also save money in the short term due to the energy efficiency of metal roofing. Installed correctly and properly maintained, metal roofs save homeowners up to 40% across the board. Imagine your bill dropping by 40% over the course of a year and you have one great incentive to choose metal options over traditional options. Even if you spend a little more now, you stand to save double or even triple, what you paid by choosing metal.