A metal roof can be a great investment for a property. Not only does it help control your heating and cooling costs because of better energy efficiency, but a metal roof has an impressive lifespan. Further, a metal roof has strong durability against even some of the toughest weather-related environments. But the question remains, “How does a metal roof impact my home value?”
An Increased Home Resale Value
A new roof on your home is a great way to increase your home’s value — especially if considering selling it in the near future. A metal roof can improve a home’s resale value by up to 6% as compared to a home with an asphalt-shingle roof, and additionally a metal roof has a 61% return on investment (Remodeling Magazine). Homeowners are now beginning to recognize the benefits of metal roofing. In 2019 alone, metal re-roofing accounted for 13% of total overall re-roofing in the United States (Metal Roofing Alliance). It’s true that a metal roof has higher upfront costs when compared to other roofing materials, but many homeowners find the costs to be worth it, because of the many benefits associated with metal roofing.
Not only does a metal roof last up to and possibly longer than 50 years, it is also extremely low in maintenance, and sustains strong winds and extreme weather. Further, a metal roof can provide a modern, stylish aesthetic look that gives curb appeal a wow factor! All these added benefits not only are of benefit to the home seller, but also to the home buyer. It’s extremely attractive because a buyer will have confidence that the roof will not likely need replacement during ownership tenure, and the home’s resale value will hold strong.
Reduced Energy Costs
Metal roofing also has another valuable benefit — it can save homeowners money on heating and cooling costs. This is because a metal roof is extremely energy efficient. Its surface allows reflection of the sun’s UV rays rather than absorbing them unlike an asphalt shingled roof. On average, homeowners with a metal roof save between 10-25% annually on their energy costs.
Regions within the United States all face their own set of weather conditions that can adversely cause costly wear and tear to a roof. Damaging wind, rain and hail can have costly effects and shorten a roof’s lifespan. However, with a metal roof, you can rest easily knowing that steel panels are one of the most durable and toughest roofing products available.
A metal roof not only outperforms and outlives other types of roofing materials, but a lot of different panel profiles are better at beating severe weather conditions. From strong wind speeds and high snow volume to absorbing high impacts such as hail, there is a metal panel out there that is built to last in your region’s harshest of conditions. Steel roofing can help prevent costly damage from storms and harsh weather that other materials just simply cannot offer resistance to.
Reduced Maintenance Costs
Metal roofs also maximize their value because of how low maintenance they are. Unlike other materials, metal panels don’t require any sort of regular or annual maintenance. The homeowner will save each year on not having to do soft washing, scrubbing, or other maintenance that costs time and money. No one wants to spend extra cash on cleaning or having to hire someone to do so!
Metal roofing typically only requires an annual visual inspection to ensure it’s functioning properly. There’s no shingle granules to clean out of the gutters every year, having to deal with moss or fungus growth, or having to deal with any other tedious upkeep that other roofing materials require.
Reduced Environmental Impact
A benefit of metal roofing that may be less commonly known, is that it helps the environment. Steel is 100% recyclable, so it reduces costs on waste. Along with metal roofing’s incredible longevity, the need for replacement is much lower than other materials, reducing overall landfill waste. Further, the panels can be made from recycled metal. Since metal also is energy efficient, it is a truly sustainable material that also reduces environmental costs. Not only can a metal roof help you save money and increase your resale value, but it also has a positive impact on the environment.
Contact the All American Steel team today and we can help you find the right combination of panel profile and color/finish for your home’s roof and give it that wow factor.