Reducing Home Maintenance Costs: Metal Roofing
Wise homeowners consider the total lifetime cost of any investment in home maintenance and improvement. Reducing home maintenance costs for the long-run, no matter how long you plan to live in your home, is always the right decision.
I was recently asked to contribute to an article about saving seniors money with exterior home improvement projects. This informative article provides 23 great ideas from experts in 23 specialties within the home improvement sector. I was pleased to contribute to #8, metal roofing. Writing that little section got me thinking about this:
Why is Metal Roofing Effective at Reducing Home Maintenance Costs?
No matter your age or life-stage, making a good decision for your roof will ensure the protection of your home and all that it contains, in ways that do, in the long-run, save you money.
Your roof is the largest, totally exposed area of your home with nothing in between it and the challenges that weather and climate bring.
Your roof is the first line of defense from storms. Strength and durability matter, no matter where you live. Which of these natural or seasonal events threaten your home?
To each of these diverse threats, metal offers an enduring solution.
Clean and Beautiful
In a wide variety of colors that won’t fade, chip, or crack, quality metal roofing offers a truly beautiful protective solution. Unlike other roofing materials that deteriorate with age, metal roofs will not dissolve or break down. There will be no streaks to clean or debris to clear from gutters.
Reduced energy costs
Special reflective finishes to quality metal roofing reduce reflected heat gain, pushing the sun’s heat away from your roof. At the same time, proper ventilation manages the heat and moisture that builds up within your home.
When it’s time to invest in solar, a metal roof is ready for attaching panels without the fear of having to replace the roof once solar panels are in place.
Home Maintenance Costs Reduced for a Lifetime
With a roof that pays you back over time for your investment in your home, you can also depend on reduced maintenance costs for the life of the roof. A lifetime warranty, from the right manufacturer, underscores these promises.
Again, the article I mentioned above from Greenpal contains excellent information for people of any age to help frame your exterior home improvement and maintenance projects cost-effectively. You can read my contribution as #8 in this article by Your Green Pal, and the other informative and exceptional 22 ideas here.
What questions do you have about how metal roofing can reduce your home maintenance costs? Every home is different, and I’m happy to respond to your situation with a detailed answer. Please, just ask.
Todd Miller has spent his entire career in the metal building products manufacturing industry. He is president of Isaiah Industries, an organization recognized as one of the world’s leading metal roofing manufacturers. Todd is currently Vice President of the MRA (Metal Roofing Association) and a Past Chair of MCA (Metal Construction Association). Through his website, he strives to raise the bar on standards and practices to provide property owners with the best possible products for successful roofing projects.
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