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3 Advantages Of Going Metal With Your New Roof

If your roof is reaching the end of its life, you are going to need to replace it soon. Instead of replacing your shingles with the same type of roof, you should consider switching to a metal roof. Here are a few of the advantages that going metal with your new roof will provide you.

#1 An Increase In Value

When your roof gets old and you replace it with a new roof, generally all that happens to the value of your home is that it is maintained. That means that if your house is worth $100,000 before you put the new roof on it, it will still be worth that same amount when you put a new, standard shingle roof on it. 

Generally, putting on a new roof does not increase the value of your home; it is just expected that your home will have a working roof on it. 

One of the amazing things about installing a metal is that it actually increases the value of your home. If you plan on selling your home soon, you can expect to get between 1 to 6 percent more for your home based on the fact that it has a metal roof instead of shingles on it. 

#2 A Long Lifespan

Another great benefit of going with a metal roof is that it has an incredibly long life span. Metal roofs typically have a lifespan of at least 50 years; you may be able to get even more time out of your new metal roof.

If you plan on living in your current home for the long-term, a metal roof is a great investment because you will most likely not have to replace your roof again as long as you live in your home. If you install asphalt shingles, you will most likely have to replace your roof again sometime in the next 15 to 20 years. 

#3 Environmentally Friendly

If you are trying to make your house more green, going with a metal roof is a great way to go. You can easily choose roofing material that is made out of recycled material for your roof. This reduces the impact your roof has on the environment in a variety of different ways. Not only are you using less raw material to create your roof, less energy is also used to create your roof. This increases the environmental friendliness of your roof.

Additionally, when your roof does finally reach the end of its life, the material can be recycled instead of being tossed into a landfill like most asphalt shingles are. 

Metal roofs are more friendly to the environment from the creation to the disposal, last an incredibly long time, and actually make your home more valuable.  Talk to a roofing company, like Bell Roof Co, for more help.