Metal roofing has been around for decades. It’s common in many parts of the country for homes and businesses, but only recently has it become a roofing material of choice in middle or east Tennessee. Because it’s not as common as asphalt shingles, people have questions. Here are the most common questions we get at a metal roof replacement appointment.
1. Why is Metal Roofing More Expensive?
Sure, it’s the same size roof, however, the materials are more expensive so a metal roof replacement is more as well. You’ll find however, although the initial cost is more, you may get two or three times the life out of a metal roof that you would have gotten from asphalt roofing. Plus, there’s less maintenance so you won’t spend as much over the roof’s life. You may also want to check with your homeowner’s insurance company as many offer a metal roofing discount.
2. How Long Will My New Roof Last?
Most metal roofing will last anywhere from 40 – 60 years. Of course, that’s only when an experience roofer removes your old roof, inspects your roof deck and makes necessary repairs and then installs the new metal roof. Quality products won’t fade or crack in that time either.
3. Will I Really Save on Cooling Costs?
There are many reasons metal roofing continues to grow in popularity. It’s durability is certainly one. However, for many, it’s the reduced energy needs. A metal roof reduces, on average, your cooling costs by 25%. This is because of two factors – first, air is an excellent insulator and metal roofs have airflow beneath them that asphalt shingles do not. Second, a metal roof of virtually any color has higher reflectivity than other roofing materials.
Your Nashville and Knoxville Metal Roofing Company
If you need a roof replacement and are considering metal roofing, but have questions, reach out to us. One of our metal roofing team experts can provide you with a free estimate and answer all your questions. Call us today at (865) 248-2772 in east Tennessee or (615) 645-4500 in middle Tennessee. You can also fill out our contact form and the appropriate office will return your call.