As you consider ways you'll upgrade your home in the new year, one home remodeling project you might want to add to your list is a metal roof. While a roof replacement doesn’t have quite the same allure as a luxury master bathroom remodel or a modern kitchen, it is a home improvement project with high return on investment and a great way to add resale value to your house.
Metal Roofing for Home Improvement
Metal offers a beautiful, contemporary look to your home, which can add a nice boost to your curb appeal. With metal shingles and standing seam roofing (so-called because of their raised, interlocking seams that joins one panel to the next) available in almost any color and styles, the versatility of a roof made from steel, copper or rolled zinc makes it an ideal selection for homeowners in Austin and Central Texas.
In addition to providing an aesthetically pleasing exterior, a metal roof is a valuable investment for plenty of other reasons, too.
One of the key benefits of a metal roof is its durability. While the life expectancy of an asphalt roof falls somewhere in the neighborhood of 12-20 years, the lifespan of a properly installed and maintained metal roof easily doubles that, with many lasting until the 60-year mark or beyond.
As far as upgrades go, these roofs require less maintenance than other common roofing materials. This is one home improvement project you can cross off your list without the need to revisit year after year.
Snap-lock standing seam metal roofing is a high-quality choice for your next home improvement upgrade. In addition to the stunning, easily recognizable look of those vertical seam joints, the interlocking panels provide excellent wind resistance. This resistance to wind and uplift (typically up to 140 mph) can help your roof weather some of Central Texas' wildest storms.
Metal roofing is also noncombustible, making it fire resistant. While asphalt and wood shingles may be treated for fire resistance, they become more vulnerable with age. When disaster strikes, you want your family to have every advantage for protection, and covering your home with metal can add one more element of safety to your home.
Energy-Efficient Home Improvement
Unlike asphalt shingles, steel, stainless steel, aluminum, copper, and zinc alloys are all materials that offer unparalleled energy efficiency. When you’re looking at your roofing options, keep your energy costs in mind. An upgrade to a new metal roof can reduce the cost of cooling your home by as much as 40%. This is due to metal's ability to reflect more of the sun's rays—whereas an asphalt roof will absorb and hold heat all summer long.
In cooler months, metal acts as an insulator, helping to keep heat inside your home—where it belongs.
Durable, sustainable, and energy-efficient, a metal roof is one home improvement project you'll want to check off your list in the new year.
When you need an Austin-area roofing expert, give us a call for metal roofing you can trust. We'll help you bring your next home improvement roofing project to life.
Guest post provided by the home improvement and roofing experts at Rogers Home Improvement.