As April comes around each year, many homeowners we talk to are evaluating what to do with that tax refund - go on a much-needed vacation after another long Minnesota winter, or invest those funds in home improvement.  If you're considering putting that cash into your home, you probably couldn't do better than choosing to have a metal roof installed.

In a recent blog post we talked about why a metal roof is a good investment.  (If you haven't read that post, click here.)

Before you decide on what kind of roof you want, and whether metal is a wise investment for you, there are some questions you should ask yourself. The answers can help you determine which way to go.

Ask Yourself These Questions When Choosing New Roofing

Is Your Roof Prone to Weather-Related Problems?

Does your roof seem to get a lot of wear and tear?  Are ice dams an issue each winter?  Do you live in a hail-prone area? You might find that a metal roof is going to help save money in the long run. This is a good thing to think about. You want a durable roofing material that gets the job done. Metal roofing is also great for removing snow and ice dams that are common in Minnesota winters.

Another thing to think about is whether your roof is continually exposed to sun and doesn't get any shade.  Asphalt shingles break down faster in constant full sunlight.  Metal roofing doesn't have that issue.

Do You Want an Eco-Friendly Option?

Metal roofing is one of the most eco-friendly options out there, which is why a lot of homeowners choose to use this type of roofing over others. It is recyclable and is made from a recyclable material, which is always a good thing. You want something great for the environment and with a roofing material that doesn’t always have to be changed, you have it. And we have designed our installation process to provide as little impact on the environment as possible.  If environmental impact is high on your list when you're comparing roofing materials, consider this: Metal roofing is so lightweight that it often can be installed right over an existing asphalt roof.  That means no tear-off of the old roof and no old asphalt roofing debris going into a landfill.

Are You Thinking About How the Roof Will Look?

The right metal roof on the home is going to change the appearance of a home. Metal roofing comes in many colors and types, so you can go with something that stands out but also looks the best in your home.

Are Your Energy Bills a Bit Much for Your Wallet?

If your energy bills are through the roof, literally, then roofing than can reduce them is what you're looking for.   Metal roofing - when properly installed - can reduce your heating and cooling bills.

The right roof on your home is going to make an impact on both your budget and your eyes.  home is going to make an impact. When we talk to homeowner who need to replace their roofs, we highly suggest they  consider metal, for these and so many other reasons. Speak with us here at Metal Roofing & Siding of Minnesota to learn more about the metal roofing options available.