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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


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

Tips on How To Paint a Metal Roof

Tips on How To Paint a Metal Roof

Contrary to popular belief, metal roofing can be painted just like any other type of material. In fact, by following the proper protocols, you can get even better results than you would’ve hoped. However, despite this, the process itself can still be a bit confusing. So, use these tips on how to paint a metal … Read more


The Challenge: How to Get a New Roof in 2021

If you’ve been thinking about buying a new roof, you may be experiencing problems affecting the construction and home improvement industry right now. Roofing products, materials, and even labor can be hard to find. Over the past year, factories have faced temporary shutdowns, installers have moved to other professions, and demand has increased. During this … Read more

Does a Metal Roof Need Battens

Does a Metal Roof Need Battens

Battens are commonplace in homes that use standard asphalt shingle roofing materials. However, there are a number of additional roof types on the market, and not all of them are as compatible with these structures. If you’re looking to install a metal roof, specifically, it can be difficult to tell whether including them would be … Read more


New Roof Survival Guide for the 7%

If you belong to one of the 7% of American households in need of a new roof, finding the right roof may be challenging. It may have been a decade or more since you’ve had to think about a roof, much less research your options, or find a contractor you can trust.  You might call … Read more

What To Do if Your Metal Roof Rusted

What To Do if Your Metal Roof Rusted

Unfortunately, while metal roofs are among the strongest and most durable models on the market, even they can suffer some form of damage. Often times, this is rust. Rust develops as a result of a chemical reaction between oxidized iron, water, and air. With enough time, susceptible components can become fully engulfed and weakened by … Read more

Does Metal Roofing Need an Underlayment?

Does Metal Roofing Need an Underlayment?

Metal roofs are different from standard asphalt shingles in several different ways. They’re sleeker, more protective, and generally provide greater cost efficiency. However, metal roofs are also often associated with what’s known as an underlayment to function correctly on your home. But does metal roofing need an underlayment, or can they work just as well … Read more


Keeping Up With Metal Roofing Trends

We often spend a great deal of time thinking about what we want to do to improve our homes and protect our investment in them. Of course, that comes with budgeting and planning—more thinking. Do your plans include or require a new roof? Whether building from the ground up, creating an addition, or replacing a … Read more