If there’s one thing every home owner can agree on, it’s how important the roof of your house is. It keeps heat in your house during the winter, heat out of your house during the summer, and prevents everything from getting destroyed by the rest of the elements. But what happens when you need to repair or replace your roof? Before you start to panic and dread the cost or hassle of looking at roofing options, you need to ask yourself how many more times you want to go through the struggle.
If the answer to that question is zero, then you should keep reading! If this could be the last year you ever have to get your roof re-done, why not take full advantage of it? A recent survey concluded that durability was the number one factor taken into consideration when purchasing a new roof, followed closely by longevity. With metal or rubber roofing, you can save yourself the time and stress of worrying about your next new roof for decades!
Asphalt shingles will provide your home with a decent roof for approximately 15 years, but repairs are often needed before that time is up. The advantages of metal roofing are numerous and will definitely save you trouble in the long run. If you’re still cautious, it may help to know that a metal roof can save you up to 25% in energy costs when compared to a shingle roof. In addition, most metal roofs will last you a lifetime. If that’s not enough, they also come with a 30 to 50 year manufacturer’s warranty, so in the event that something does happen to damage your roof, it will most definitely be covered.
Metal roof not doing the job for you? Rubber roofing is another long term solution to your roofing woes! Unlike your traditional shingled roof, rubber roofing has stood the test of time and contributed a fraction of the amount of waste to landfills. By rethinking your roofing options, not only could you be saving yourself money and time, you could be contributing a lot less waste to the environment. Rubber and metal roofing, in addition to standing the test of time and weather, often are composed of some recycled materials.
Don’t spend the nest ten years worrying about whether or not your roof will last. Invest in a part of your home that will last a lifetime and put your hard earned money into the things that you love!