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Do Metal Roofs Fade Over Time?

Part of the reason why homeowners choose to install metal roofs is their overall durability and strength. Their materials resist damage much longer than others and generally perform better over the years. However, it’s important to note that even though metals are strong, it doesn’t mean that they won’t still change with prolonged exposure to … Read more

How to Safely Walk on a Metal Roof

How to Safely Walk on a Metal Roof

It’s common knowledge that maintaining your metal roof is one of the keys to its longevity and durability. However, walking on these surfaces can be incredibly dangerous, and there’s always a possibility of injury as you go about this seemingly simple task. Fortunately, you can mitigate the hazards with the right level of preparedness and … Read more

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How do you make a sustainable roofing choice?

We can make sustainable choices in the autos we purchase and use or collect energy for our homes. Now, you can make a sustainable roofing choice for your northern Wisconsin home…and all the way into the UP! First, the basics:  The very least sustainable roofing choice is asphalt.  The most stainable choice in roofing is … Read more

Common Roof Pitch Angles Used by Builders

Common Roof Pitch Angles Used by Builders

When it comes to replacing your home’s roof, understanding what pitch you need is vital. Not only does this slope angle determine how your house will look, but it also plays a key role in how your new roof will perform. Because of this, knowing what different pitches there are and the advantages of each … Read more

2021 Trends for Home Metal Roofing

2021 Trends for Home Metal Roofing

Just as popular home designs can change from year to year, it’s also common to see roofing preferences switch. Because these materials can be so varied, there are plenty of looks and functions that come with them. As such, it helps to know what’s currently in style when you take on one of these projects … Read more

Metal Roofing vs. Shingles: Which Is Better for You?

Metal Roofing vs. Shingles: Which Is Better for You?

If you’ve been looking into getting your roof replaced recently, you’ve probably seen many different options for you to choose from. Roofing is available in a plethora of materials and comes in an even wider expanse of styles that work well on residential homes. As such, it can feel like an uphill battle just to … Read more

How To Choose a Metal Roofing Contractor

How To Choose a Metal Roofing Contractor

When it comes to installing a metal roof on your home, not just any professionals are up to the task. Due to the differences between metal paneling and standard concrete shingles, you can only trust roofing companies that specialize in this area to yield the best results. For this reason, it’s crucial that you take … Read more

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How much does a metal roof cost, really?

We often get a call or email with the questions, “What is the price of a metal roof?” and “Is the old saying true that if you have to ask, you probably can’t afford it?

In many cases, we would agree with this saying. However, it could not be further from the truth regarding our lifetime metal roofing.

Lifetime metal roofs are installed on homes all over the world and have been for centuries. Here, in northern Wisconsin and Michigans UP, metal roofs are installed every day..even in winter. The level of interest is higher than ever. 

If the price were not affordable, then why are so many people purchasing them? Here’s one reason:

On average, an asphalt roof needs replacement every 12 years.

The asphalt roof’s material and labor costs will be at least twice as much when it’s time for a replacement. Consider the cost of stripping off and disposing of the old roof, then purchasing and installing a new asphalt roof twice over the next 12 years. That’s expensive. The question we are answering is the life cycle cost. What is the actual cost of owning a metal roof versus the standard asphalt roof that most people end up settling for?

The asphalt roof cost over the 12 years will be significantly more than the lifetime aluminum metal roof. Yes, the metal roof’s initial price is more, but the true cost of ownership is far less. The 12 -year cost of ownership is less with metal than it is with asphalt. There is no additional cost with metal, as it is maintenance-free. The cost of ownership of an asphalt roof, and all the problems associated with it, skyrockets compared to metal.

There are other lifetime benefits of our metal roofs that asphalt will never have:

  • Made from recycled materials and completely recyclable, our roofs will not end up in a landfill.
  • You gain energy savings over the life of the roof.
  • Solar ready, our metal roofs will outlast your solar panels and will be ready for the next installation.
  • With no streaks or mold, the beautiful finishes last a lifetime.
  • In addition to curb appeal, houses with metal roofs often sell faster.
  • Interlocking panels and concealed fasteners add beauty and strength.
  • Our metal roofs stand up to rain, wind, hail…and snow and eliminate ice damns.

If you’d like to learn more about how Metal compares to Asphalt, read more here. If you’d like to learn more about the true cost of your next roofing decision, we’re here to help.

Why You Shouldn’t Install a Metal Roof Yourself

Why You Shouldn’t Install a Metal Roof Yourself

Many homeowners like to adopt a do-it-yourself mentality when it comes to the care and maintenance of their properties. However, even the handiest of individuals can still struggle with certain types of projects. This includes those related to the maintenance and installation of roofing materials. Metal roofing is particularly difficult to work with for those … Read more