Metal roofing is an excellent option to consider when it is time to replace your roof. Whether it is for a total home makeover, or to upgrade to a better roofing system than you currently have, metal roofing offers excellent benefits over traditional asphalt roofing systems. How do I know if a metal roof is best for my needs? It is the wise steward who will do some research and explore the benefits. Let’s discuss what makes metal roofing an excellent choice.
When deciding on whether to install a metal roofing system or not, usually the first question asked is “How much can I expect to pay for a new metal roof?” And for a good reason, that is a wise place to start.
The cost to install a metal roof in Denver is between $700 and $1000 per square. One roofing square is equal to 100 square feet of material. Below is a chart to roughly determine what the cost will be for your particular home. Of course, it is best to speak with Ranger Roofing for a complete breakdown of the cost.
- 15 square roof = $10,500 to $15,000
- 20 square roof = $14,000 to $20,000
- 25 square roof = $17,500 to $25,000
- 30 square roof = $21,000 to $30,000
- 35 square roof = $24,500 to $35,1000
Metal roofing systems last for decades, many times for the life of the home. This is always listed at the top of benefits when compared to asphalt shingles. On average, a metal roof can last nearly 40 to 50 years. If the roof has regular maintenance and inspections, it can last nearly 70 years. Even though the cost of metal roofing is more expensive than asphalt shingles, the life duration is two to three times as long which makes this a wise financial decision.
Metal roofing can sustain a variety of weather conditions. Snow and ice slide off of a metal roof easier than on an asphalt roof. The surface of the metal sheet is hard and slippery which makes the snow and water unable to grip. The sliding snow off of the roof is a significant benefit, reducing the weight of the home.
Most metal roofing systems carry the highest rating possible against fire damage, a Class A fire-resistant rating. A common cause of residential fires occurs when wind-blown embers get trapped under asphalt shingles, so metal roofs offer much-needed protection in fire-prone areas.
Easy to maintain
Maintenance on a metal roof is minimal.
- For starters, it is important to keep your gutters clear of debris, especially if you live surrounded by a lot of trees.
- Branches and trees can scratch up your roof, which could cause damage to the sheets.
- Keep an eye on any dirt or stains after severe storms.
Usually, twice a year is an excellent schedule for roof maintenance.
Metal roofing has been shown to reduce interior cooling costs by as much as 20% because the reflective sheets diminish the warm rays of the summer sun. This results in less heat being transferred into the interior of the home.
As stated above, metal roofs can last decades, making the investment in a metal roof a great value. The initial cost of installation will be greater than the cost of an asphalt roof, however, it is well worth the cost when the lifespan of the roof is considered. A metal roof can improve the resale value of a home by up to 6% when compared to an asphalt shingle roof.
These are just a few of the many reasons why a metal roof should be considered for your new roofing project. Modern Roofing Group in Denver is anxious and excited to work with you and create your vision with a new roof. We deliver superior quality with outstanding service backed up by our customer-focused philosophy. Give us a call today and let’s begin the project together!