Metal Roofing Systems Are Actually LESS EXPENSIVE Than Regular Roofs
Many homeowners that we talk to love the benefits of a residential metal roofing system. But, they also feel that it's just too expensive and not worth the cost. The reality is that it depends…and don't let anyone tell you differently.
One of the biggest determining factors is how long are you going to stay in your home. If you consider just a 10 – 12 year time frame, a metal roofing system will be about the same cost as a permanent roof. When considering a period of 30 years, savings from your permanent metal roof is through the roof (pun intended). That’s because with a metal roofing system you'll save money based on reduced heating and cooling costs, minimal maintenance and repair costs, and most importantly there’s no need to replace it.
The secret to energy savings afforded by some of the higher quality metal roofs is the high-tech finishes available today. As shown below, the basic, unpainted metal roof will reflect much of the solar radiation usually absorbed in your attic and home by an asphalt roof. In the summer time, metal roofing systems pre-finished with Hyar Kynar 500, not only reflect solar energy but also cool your home by allowing heat trapped in the attic to escape.
Just take a look at the following chart and then decide for yourself.