Metal shingles are durable, cost-effective and virtually indestructible. They are also a dream to maintain, requiring nothing more than to be hosed down every few years or whenever debris accumulates on your roof.
If it’s time to have a new roof installed on your current home, or if you’re in the process of building a new home, you’ll have to decide on the type of roofing materials you want to use. Before you make any decisions, take the time to learn more about the revolutionary product.
What Are Metal Shingles?
Although this material is pretty much exactly what it sounds like – individual roofing shingles made of metal – this material offers many benefits that architects and home builders love.
This product is extremely durable, particularly in an area that experiences a variety of harsh weather conditions. It resists elements that can decimate asphalt shingles and, in fact, many metal roofing products can last up to 50 years when properly maintained. This material is lightweight, highly fire-resistant and environmentally friendly. It’s also highly energy efficient.
Many homeowners prefer the crisp, clean look of metal roofing. So much so, in fact, that this material can increase both the value and the salability of your home.
How Do Metal Singles Compare to Other Roofing Materials?
You can expect to pay more for metal than for asphalt shingles – but every roofing product costs more to install than asphalt shingles. This material does not, however, cost appreciably more than tile or standing-seam metal roofing in most cases.
But, because this material lasts longer than asphalt, requires less maintenance and repair, and provides a high level of energy efficiency, some homeowners report that the cost for metal shingles is actually less over the life of the roof.
You’ll probably save money on your homeowner insurance too, as insurers tend to reduce the premiums for homes that feature metal roofs.
Should I Get Metal Shingles for My New Roof?
To determine whether metal shingles are the best option for your new roof, you can spend time trying to research this topic online – or you can save time and energy by contacting a local roofing contractor in your area.
For most Utah homeowners, the answer comes down to cost. Installing a new roof requires a substantial investment and not everyone can budget for the cost of this material. However, if you consider the potential of increasing your home’s value – and the important fact that you will probably never need to replace your roof again – you might find yourself leaning toward a metal roofing option.
To learn more about this and other options for your new roof – and to request your no-cost, no-obligation roofing estimate — contact Knockout Roofing. Serving customers in Salt Lake City and throughout northern Utah, we have the knowledge and experience necessary to help you evaluate metal shingles and other potential materials for use in your new roof installation.