If your home's asphalt shingles are falling off, blistering, and bending, you need to start thinking about roof replacement. Thankfully, you do not have to use the same roofing material that your home currently has. Metal roofing can actually provide many benefits over asphalt shingles, with several of them being financially related. Here are 4 ways that metal roofing can save you money.
You Can Avoid Removing The Existing Roof
If the only thing that is bad about your roof is the shingles themselves, you can save money by not having the old shingles ripped off your home. That's because metal roofing can be installed directly on top of old asphalt shingles. This is only possible if you have not had any problems with water leaks and don't need significant repairs. You'll avoid having to a pay for the man hours of labor to remove the old roof and the fee to rent a dumpster to dispose of the materials; moreover, the layer of asphalt will act as an extra layer of insulation for your home.
You Will Reduce Gas And Energy Consumption
Having a metal roof will be very energy efficient. You may not be aware that metal is known as a form of cool roofing, which is because it is able to resist penetration from UV rays, and actually deflects them away from your home. It will keep the temperature inside cool in the summer, which will reduce how much you need to use your HVAC system.
You May Be Eligible For A Tax Credit
Since the metal roofing material will be an energy efficient one, it means you could qualify for a tax credit on your federal taxes. When discussing materials with a roofing contractor, make sure that the materials you pick from your home meets the necessary criteria for any relevant tax credits. You should also factor this credit into the budget of the roof replacement, since the money you'll receive back on your taxes will help offset the cost of replacement.
You May Never Have To Replace A Metal Roof
Metal roofing far outlasts the 20-year lifespan of asphalt shingles, lasting as long as 80 years. You'll need to have inspections and occasional maintenance done, but the material will last much longer than what you had before. Metal roofing material interlocks with the adjoining panels, which prevents them from shifting, lifting, or being blown off your roof.
Does it sound like a metal roof will work best for your home due to these money-saving benefits? Contact a metal roof contractor to get an official price quote for what a metal roof will cost for your home.