Is Metal Roofing Expensive?

Are you looking to replace your roof or need to install a new one in your new-built home? If so, you may wonder what kind of roofing material to go with.

The roof is an essential feature of your property, adding to its appeal and value. However, deciding which type of roofing material is best for your home is difficult. Factors like budget and durability need to be considered before choosing a roofing material.
It's a common misconception that metal roofing is more expensive than other types of roofing. But the cost of metal roofing will depend on your budget. It's possible to get a metal roof for your home for as little as $99 per month with our financing program for a simple roof on a 1,500 sq. ft. home. That’s about $10,000 financed with approved credit assuming you need an independent roofing contractor. If you plan to install the roof yourself, you can save quite a bit. Even if you had a more sizable home, according to statistics from Enerbank USA, most homeowners can easily afford up to $250 per month which makes metal roofing easily attainable even if there isn’t cash on hand to complete the project.

This blog looks at whether metal roofing is expensive and the best material for your home. While Tri County Metals only sells metal roofing systems, we do offer financing for our products and many of our contractor customers are factory trained, and are also enrolled in our financing program which enables them to package your roofing system with their labor and finance the entire project.

What Is a Metal Roof?

Metal roofs are made of either steel or aluminum. The metal material is shaped in sheets or panels attached to the roof surface to protect the interior of the building and its inhabitants from harsh weather conditions. They are often used in place of traditional shingles or shingles made of synthetic materials.
It has excellent heat reflectivity, as such, it keeps the inside of your home nice and cool in the summer. Also, it helps keep the interior of your home warm and cozy in the winter. This helps homeowners with metal roofing installed save on the energy cost to cool or heat their home.

Metal Roof vs Shingles Pros and Cons

A common question in the United States among homeowners is what kind of roof is best. Metal roofs are excellent, especially in Florida with our harsh weather conditions with severe thunderstorms possible, tropical storms, and of course hurricanes.
Shingles are also expensive to replace, while metal easily has three times the lifespan of shingles. While initially metal roofing is more expensive than a single shingle install, the fact that your home will need the shingles to be replace two or three times actually makes shingles more expensive over a span of 30 years. As most mortgages are 30 years, that’s something to consider as you purchase or relocate. Another excellent consideration is that according to the Metal Roofing Alliance, the resale value of homes with metal roofing installed bring 6% higher prices on average in the southeastern US, so metal roofing is a great investment.

Durable and No Repair Costs After a Few Years

One of the top advantages of metal roofs over shingles is how they will last for decades. Metal has no wear and tear, unlike shingles that will deteriorate and eventually need to be replaced. Shingles are cheap, but they don't last as long as other materials. Metal is more expensive, but it lasts for decades without replacing it.

Environmentally friendly

Metal roofs come in dozens of colors, so you don't have to worry about painting or sealing them. And the metal that the panels are made from make them a completely recyclable material which is great news for the environment even if that may be decades down the road.

Our metal roofing panels come in dozens of colors which allows you to choose a color that best matches your home’s exterior and trim. If you’d like to explore that topic, you can easily try before you buy with our easy Click Color Studio visualizer. It’s totally free and fun to use.

Install the Best Roof for Your Home Today

As you can see, there are many reasons why metal is an excellent choice for your home. If you are considering a metal roof for your home, please give us a call at Tri County Metals today. We'll not only provide you with a free estimate or recommend a contractor, but also offer you financing options for your roof.