A higher price tag doesn’t necessarily mean a metal roof is more durable. After all, there are several factors that can affect the cost of a custom metal roofing system.
These factors include:
The kind of metal used. Most metal roofing panels are made from either steel or aluminum. Other less common options are copper and zinc roofing, which are more expensive than steel roofing panels but weigh less and are naturally resistant to corrosion, a common problem for metal roofs.
Coatings. A corrosion-resistant coating is applied to steel roofing panels to prevent rust from forming. Lightweight aluminum roofing panels don’t need coatings because they’re naturally corrosion-resistant. However, they’re also more expensive than steel roofing panels.
Here’s a tip: don’t forget that your roof plays a big role in your home’s curb appeal, which can help increase your property’s value. Metal roofs have a sleek, modern aesthetic, but if you want to add a bit more personality to your exterior, you also have the option of applying colored finishes.
Roof configuration. Low-pitched roofs usually have complex roof lines. Note that it takes a certain level of expertise to install low-sloped roofing systems, which are more prone to leaks. Remember: water tends to pond on flat surfaces.
Evaluating Roof Replacement Estimates
While it’s important to stay within your budget, you can’t get too preoccupied with the costs. While evaluating a roof replacement estimate, focus on the factors that can affect the durability of your roof, such as the material used and the manufacturer. (Details such as these should be included in the estimate to justify the costs.)
If you need a professional roofer, here’s a tip: focusing your search on local contractors will help you narrow down your options faster. Hiring local contractors also has its advantages. For starters, they can make better recommendations because they’re more familiar with the local climate and building codes.
Arrowhead Roofing offers a wide range of professional roofing services, including roof installation and storm damage roof repair services. To get a free estimate, call us at (918) 743-9257 or fill out this form.