Here at Revered Roofing, we get a lot of questions from customers about metal roofing so we thought we would share the most common ones with you. If you don’t see yours addressed here, feel free to call one of our Marshfield roofers for more information.
Q: Does a metal roof cost more than an asphalt roof?
A: Yes, metal roofs cost more than asphalt roofs, usually about two to three times more. Metal costs about the same as tile or cedar shake roofing, but it costs more than slate. However, metal roofs last much longer than asphalt shingle roofs – up to 50 years or more with proper care. You may pay more upfront for metal, but you’ll enjoy lower energy costs, fewer maintenance chores, and a higher resale value.
Q: Can I inspect my roof without getting up on the roof?
You don’t have to use a ladder to inspect your roof. You can:
- 1. Use binoculars to check the roof, chimney, trim and flashing for cracks or shingles that have become loose or warped.
- 2. Look for wear and tear around the valleys, or anywhere water runs off the roof into your gutters.
- 3. Check the materials around the chimney and vent pipes for gaps, cracks, and fractured caulking.
- 4. Check for water damage in eave overhangs.
- 5. Look for stained or discolored ceilings indoors, which can be a sign of roof problems such as leaks.
- 6. Inspect the attic for damp insulation or mold, which are both a result of water damage from a leaking roof.
Q: What is the lifespan of a metal roof?
A metal roof lasts about two to three times longer than a regular roof. Most metal roof warranties are good for between 30 and 50+ years. In comparison, the lifespan of an asphalt roof is between 12 and 20 years. That’s because asphalt shingles are made of oil-rich paper or fiberglass so it tends to deteriorate with the weather over the years. Metal roofs won’t do that.
Q: How does a metal roof stand up to harsh weather?
A metal roof can take a lot of abuse from harsh weather such as high winds, hail, heavy snow, and even wildfires. Most metal roofing comes with a 140-mph wind rating, with incredible wind and uplift resistance. Metal roofs also naturally shed snow, which helps protect your roof’s structural integrity.
Q: Are metal roofs eco-friendly?
Metal roofing is good for your home, but it also happens to be good for the environment, with a recycled steel content of about 28 percent. Plus, all the metal is recyclable at the end of its life time. Rest assured, metal roofing is a green building material.
In contrast, 20 billion pounds of asphalt shingles clog landfills in the United States every year. You can further reduce shingle waste by placing a metal roof over existing shingles.
Contact Revered Roofing in the South Shore
We hope these questions and answers around metal roofing in Massachusetts have been helpful. If you have any more questions about metal roofing, please contact our South Shore roofers at 781-536-4589. How about a Free Quote? Conveniently located in Hanson, MA
We serve the entire South Shore and lower Cape with quality metal roofing products; standing seam, metal shingle and metal panel roofs in scituate, Taunton, Rockland, Quincy, Needham, Medfield, Milton, Sharon, Hingham, Mashpee and Plymouth areas.
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Paul was easy going and a pleasure to deal with. No pressure. Crew got started late but the metal roof with new sky lights over our sun room was done in a day! Quality work. I recommend Revered Metal Roofing.