In addition to looking good, it’s also extremely tough. It stands up to nasty hail and spring storms unlike many other materials. While it’s possible for wind to damage an asphalt roof by lifting tiles, metal is also extremely resistant to this form of damage.
For all of its strength, it’s surprisingly light. Weighing in at one-third the weight of asphalt and 1/20th of clay, it won’t put the same pressure on your foundation as more traditional options.Cost Efficiency Although installing a metal roof may cost more up front, it more than pays itself off. That may change soon, too, since the cost of asphalt is rising due to increasing gas price.
- Because it lasts upwards of 50 years, you won’t need to replace it.
- You may qualify for a tax credit because of its energy sufficiency.
- Air conditioning usage will go down in stifling Minnesota summers, because it reflects heat.
- Home equity will increase. In some cases, it goes up as much as $1.45 per square foot.
- Check with your agent for possible insurance discounts.
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