How to Purchase a Metal Roof
Use this helpful information to make it easy to select your new metal roof with confidence.
Q. Is a metal roof is too expensive?
A. A metal roof has an 88 percent return on investment. This means for every $100 you invest in a metal roof your home value will increase by $88. See this home improvement illustration showing the return on investment for a variety of home improvements.
Q. Does the actual cost of the new roof ever exceed the quote?
A. Occasionally. When you get a quote for your new roof the inspector should actually go onto your roof to measure. The measurements will determine the cost of labor and materials for your new roof. The roof inspector may notice damage that should be repaired. Occasionally damage exists that cannot be seen until the roofers begin preparing your home for the new roof. You should be notified immediately and given repair options.
Q. How do I compare bids?
A. It's easy if you get detailed bids. Ask each salesperson to give you detailed price breakdowns so you'll know exactly what is covered in each fee.
Q. How do I maintain a metal roof?
A. Easy. Most metal roofs require no maintenance. A metal shake style is popular and requires minor maintenance - every two years use a blower to blow leaves or debris off the roof.
Q. What kind of warranty should I ask for?
A. There are many types of warranties. A good quality metal roof will come with a transferable, lifetime warranty. Don't accept anything less.
Q. What's the environmental impact?
A. Excellent. A metal roof is environmentally friendly in 3 ways.
- Less roofing goes to the landfill. A quality metal roof will last as long as your home. By comparison, a composite roof lasts about 20 years. When it's time to replace a composite roof it's torn off and added to the landfill.
- Some contractors know how to install a new metal roof over your existing roof so nothing goes to the landfill. You save money two ways. You save on dumping fees that would have been passed on by the roofing company. And you save on labor costs that would have been spent tearing off your existing roof.
- 90% of steel is recycled.
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Call or contact us today for a free roof measurement and quote. You'll see how affordable a metal roof is.