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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.

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Local answers to your questions about metal roofing

When you need to learn about a new subject, where do you turn?  Do you visit the library, ask your friends,  or Google? Many people turn to Google first with their questions. While Googling is great for getting a quick answer, sometimes you need a local authority on the matter.  Combining Classic Metal Roofing Systems’ … Read more

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2 Roofs: The right metal roofing system solves their problems

No matter the season, storms, water, and moisture can wreak havoc on your roof.  Of particular interest here in northern Wisconsin, are the year-round problems of attic ventilation. Here are the stories of 2 homes with problems of water and moisture damage. Both can be remediated with proper ventilation, and the right metal roofing solution. … Read more

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Here in the North Country Roof Ventilation is a Big Deal

When you re-roof your home, it is the perfect time to make sure that your home’s attic ventilation is functioning properly. That’s why we start every roof inspection with an attic inspection. 3 Reasons Why Good Ventilation is a Big Deal Prevents mold and rot. Recent years have brought building science technologies that are making … Read more

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Metal Roofing Protects Your Home: Temperature Extremes

Typical construction methods attempt to deal with temperature extremes, both hot and cold, through insulation. The desire is to maintain comfortable temperatures inside the home as economically as possible. While insulation provides thermal mass to prevent heat migration in or out of your home, building science is showing us other, sometimes better, ways to do … Read more

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Cold Weather Roofing Projects for Your Home

Of course, it’s cold outside in the winter. This is northern Wisconsin. And though we cheer on our snow plowers in the summer, it’s for the hard work they do in the winter. The roads are open, and we’re delivering and installing new roofs, year-round. Our crews are our employees, and they are right here, … Read more

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Up on the Rooftop: Ice Dams

Here in Northern Wisconsin, severe winter weather is inevitable. Snow can turn into rooftop ice dams and become stressful for homeowners due to the damage they can cause. So, why do  ice dams occur and why should you be concerned about them? Ice dams occur when snow melts over the living spaces of your home … Read more