Metal Roofing Cost
Appreciate Your Home Value
If you've been considering upgrading your home and increasing its resale value, you should know that beautiful and enduring metal roofing is highly valued as one of the top renovation-friendly building materials for rehabbers and new home builders alike.
As reported by Sal Alfano of Remodeling Magazine, homes renovated with standing-seam metal roofing show a rate of 85.9% cost recouped in the national average with up to 95.5% for homes in the Eastern states, a full 1 and 6% resale value gain over homes roofed with asphalt. And with all the added safety and longevity associated with quality metal roofing matching installation job costs that reach only one half of that of cosmetic room remodeling averages or even one eighth of that of a master suite addition, you hardly deny the sense in upgrading.
Metal Roof Cost
The initial cost of metal roofing is slightly higher than traditional shingles. However, an excellent return on your investment comes from:
- Reduced energy bills- In addition to lowering cooling costs by deflecting the sun's rays in the summer, metal roofing provides greater insulation by preventing heat loss in the winter
- Reduced insurance rates- Because metal roofing is resistant to fire, wind, and adverse weather conditions, many homeowner insurance policies will give credit on premiums for metal roofing installation
- Resale value- Metal roofing increases the value of your home, with a reputation for longevity, energy reduction, resistance to weather damage and great looks
- Tax Savings- A tax break is available under certain conditions for homeowners choosing metal roofing
If you live in an area that experiences extreme weather from time to time, be it hail, heavy wind or forest and canyon fire, you should be aware of the availability of impact-resistant UL Standard 2218 tested metal roofing (classes 1 through 4) and fire-resistant Class A, B and C metal roofing. While important for the safety and security reasons alone, these quality metal roofing products may also earn you discounts on your homeowner's insurance!
UL 2218 Discounts
Although all insurance packages may vary, many homeowners' insurance agencies, including State Farm Insurance, allow discounts for homeowners with specific weather-resistant metal roofing products in the following states:
Alberta, Arkansas, Colorado, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Louisiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, North Dakota, Nebraska, New Mexico, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Texas, Wisconsin, Wyoming
Be sure to contact your insurance agency request information on available discounts. In some areas of the United States, we have heard of discounts of 30% or more!