Metal roofs stand the test of time and the constant attacks of the elements much better than asphalt shingles do. With proper care and maintenance, almost nothing will keep a metal roof from lasting a century or more, especially if the roof has a hidden fastener system like our North Iron Standing Seam Panel. In comparison, The average replacement time for an asphalt roof is only 17 to 20 years.
One fact about metal roofs that many potential buyers find pleasantly surprising is that metal roofs are usually lighter than asphalt shingles. Metal roofs weigh about 1.5 pounds per square foot, while asphalt shingles average 2 to 4 pounds per square foot. This means that metal roofs can often be installed right over existing roofing without adding too much weight to the structure.
So, if you’re planning to be in your home for a lifetime, it’s smart to get a roof that will last for a lifetime. And even if you don’t expect to be in your home for the rest of your life, a metal roof can add value when you choose to sell.
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