The initial cost of a metal roof over an asphalt roof often exceeds other materials, such as asphalt, slate, or tile. Industry research estimates the average cost per square foot is around $3.00, compared to asphalt roofing shingles at $1.50. However, a metal roof offers improved strength and untouchable, long term durability, and lower maintenance and energy costs over the long term lifespan of a home's roof. In fact, over a metal roof’s lifespan, aphalt roof shingles can cost just as much, if not more - due to the high replacement costs of having to do it so many times.
Metal roofs are manufactured for durability. Over time they require less maintenance and saves money year after year when it comes to energy costs for heating and cooling a home. In closing as a professional roofer who sells both asphalt roofs and metal roofs, the lifetime value of a roof is comprised of more than just the initial cost of shingles, labor and warranties. Other variables must also be considered when replacing a roof which can include maintenance (your time and, or cost for someone else to do for you), energy costs (heating and cooling) and overall lifespan due to aging out related issues. Metal roofs are more expensive on face value, but spread over several years, it provides more value and savings per year than you can imagine if you are really honest with yourself.
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