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Is a metal roof less expensive than an asphalt shingle roof?

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You can count on metal costing more than asphalt shingles. Metal roofs last longer, but asphalt shingles are much easier to repair or replace. Metal roofs are a "greener" choice, since they're recyclable. Here's a link to help you weigh the pros and cons of each:


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The initial purchase of a metal roof is a couple times the price of an asphalt roof. But if you want to look at it over the long term, the metal roof will probably end up being less expensive because it lasts a very long time. Also, metal roofs require almost no maintenance.

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Unfortunately, metal roofing is significantly more expensive than shingle roofing initially.  Because metal roofs last a lot longer though, they become competitive or even less expensive over the long term.  If you plan on living in the house for a long time, metal roofing can be a cost effective choice for you.  If there's a good chance you'll be moving in the next 10 years or so, asphalt shingle will be much cheaper.  Step 1 is to call a couple of metal roofing contractors and get estimates.  If they do asphalt shingle roofing as well, compare the estimate prices, consider the length of time you'll live in the home, and make your decision.

Yes, The metal roof is costly than asphalt shingle roof. But, the durability is more for metal roof, it is very worth-able.

Metal roof are more expensive. But you can count on metal costing more than asphalt shingles. Metal roofs last longer, but asphalt shingles are much easier to repair or replace. Metal roofs are a "greener" choice, since they're recyclable.

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Pricing in the roofing industry can largely be determined by the cost your roofer has to pay for their dumpster rental .  We have found that roofers pricing can vary depending on the price of gas, labor, and the size of the roofing materials.  Roofers measure the size of roofing debris in a unit called squares.  Due to the pricing varying on weight, an important factor will be the weight of the materials.

Metal roofs, after labor, tend to run about 50% more than shingle roofs. However, most metal manufacturers offer a painted galvalume metal that qualifies as a "cool roof". This can earn you a $1500.00 tax credit to offset the cost. Also, the paint on most modern metal roofing carries a 25 year warranty, and your roof can be repainted indefinately.

Metal roof saves your money on repairs and replacements. Metal roofing also comes with a warranty and is usually guaranteed to last at least 30 to 50 years Purchasing metal for a roof is more expensive than asphalt shingles in the beginning.But your budget and how long you plan to live in your house should be a determining.

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