Metal roofing is known for a lot of things, like durability and being energy-efficient, as well as the many benefits that come along with it. But often when we talk with homeowners here in the Minneapolis area about having a metal roof installed, we find they haven't  do not think about the financial upside. In fact, many think that this type of roofing is more expensive than others.

Well, if you are talking about the upfront installation cost, metal roofing does cost more than asphalt or wood shakes. As far as installation cost, it's in the middle of the most popular roofing options, with slate and polymer and solar glass costing more. But to get an accurate cost assessment, you have to factor in other things. Because there ARE financial benefits you'll realize if you have a metal roof installed.

Here are just some of the ways that metal roofing offers financial advantages over other traditional choices such as asphalt shingles.

Some Financial Benefits of Residential Metal Roofing

Increase Home’s Value: Metal roofing will increase the value of a home. This means you can expect to recoup most, if not all, of the cash you spent to have your metal roof installed.  In fact, some homeowners have found that they actually received an above-asking-price offer because of the metal roof.  Homes with metal roofing are in high demand.

They provide that curb appeal that not all of the roofing materials on the market are able to do. With many different colors and look options, you can choose the best one for the type of home that you have. It will last longer, and it can provide your home with a more durable, protective shell than other options. And depending on how long the next person lives in the home, they may never have to replace it.

Save Money on Energy: With our hot summers and cold winters, energy costs in the Twin Cities can be high to heat and cool our homes.  But metal roofing is considered an energy-efficient roofing option, and our installation process provides an insulating cushion of air underneath it. And if you're able to avoid a tear-off of your existing roof (this is often the case because metal roofing is so lightweight), you'll get even more insulation.  And certain colors of metal roofing actually reflect the hot rays of our summer sun, so that is a definite plus when it comes to electricity bills. Longer Lifespan: The metal roofs we install last longer than most other comparable roofing options, so you don’t have to worry about replacing your roof for as long as you live in your home. And since metal roofing stands up so well to our climate, roof repairs due to things like hail storms are rare. This is a big money saver that a lot of people do not think about. Shingle roofing may need to be repaired often, especially after heavy snow or storms. Whatever your roofing needs, before you make a decision, please speak with us about them. We install high quality metal roofing in the greater Minneapolis and St. Paul area, and we'd love to talk with you about just how much of a wise financial investment it can be.