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Evaluating the Long-Term Value: Is Investing in a Metal Roof Worth It?

September , 2023 | 7 min. read

By Nick Wagner

white stucco home with a dark brown standing seam metal roof

Are you thinking about getting a new roof? You want to make a wise investment, right? One that will protect your home and save you money in the long run. The roof is a crucial part of your home, and choosing the right material is important.

We understand the importance of making the best decision when it comes to your home. 

RoofCrafters has provided excellent metal roofing to Southeast homeowners for 3 decades. If you're considering a new metal roof, you've landed in the right spot. We're here to help educate you metal roofing.

brick and stucco 2 story home with brown metal roof

This article will explain the advantages of metal roofing so that you can decide if it's right for you. Hopefully, by sharing our 30 years of experience, we can help you make a well-informed decision. A decision that will last you for many years to come.

Let's dive right into the looks of your home!

Is Your Roof Ready for a Spotlight? The Visibility Factor


2 story home with a galvalume metal roof

The visibility of your roof can impact the investment value of a metal roof. If your roof is not visible, hidden behind trees, or on a low pitch, a standing seam metal roof may not be the best fit for you.

But, if your roof is the focal point of your home, investing in a metal roof can make all the difference. It can increase the curb appeal and make your house stand out from the rest of the neighborhood.

With the advancements in metal roofing, you now have a wide range of color and design options to choose from. Gone are the days of limited basic asphalt shingle colors. You can pick any color that you want to match the design of your house and create a beautiful, unique look. 

Investing for the Long-Haul: Why Metal Roofs Make Sense


large home with colonial red, standing seam metal roof

Are you planning to live in your home for more than 15 years? A metal roof may be the right investment for you. Metal roofs are different from asphalt shingles. They last for many decades. Most metal roofs come with a warranty of 20-50 years.

You may only need to replace your metal roof once. This can save you money in the long run.

Your Wallet Will Thank You: Cost Savings with Metal Roofs


stucco home with 2 car garage and a galvalume metal roof

Besides lasting a long time, a metal roof can save you money in the long run. One advantage is that it saves energy, so you spend less on heating and cooling. Metal roofs can lower insurance premiums and require less maintenance than asphalt shingles.

The 30-Year Calculation: Comparing Lifetime Costs 


black metal standing seam roof-1

Consider the long-term costs of roofing materials. By taking into account the initial cost of the roof and the cost of maintenance. Traditional roofing materials like asphalt shingles may be cheaper upfront. But, they will need replacement after 15 years. 

Over 30 years, you could spend 50% more on two roofs than on a single metal roof. Additionally, traditional roofing materials need more maintenance. They also lead to higher insurance premiums, further increasing long-term costs.

Unlock Your Home’s Potential: The Color Palette of Metal Roofs 


beige stucco home with cultured stone and burgundy standing seam metal roof

Adding the right color of metal roofing can increase your home's value. In recent years, there are more color options available than ever before. Gone are the days when you only have basic, dull asphalt shingle colors. Metal offers endless possibilities. Take your time to explore and choose a color that suits your home and style.

You can choose a color that matches your home's design when you have a metal roof. But with so many options, how do you choose the right color for your home?

The Right Shade: Maximizing ROI with Color


Country style home with a red metal roof

Learn the 3 ways to choose the perfect color for your home. You want a roof that enhances the design, not detracts from it. Investing in a good metal roofing panel in a nice color is worth the extra money. If you install a nice metal roof, more people might want to buy your house and it could be worth more.

Keeping Up with the Joneses: The Neighborhood Effect


Lowcountry style home with 5v crimp metal roof

When considering a metal roof, think about the houses in your neighborhood. A metal roof can be a great addition to your home, but it may not make sense for every neighborhood. To determine if a metal roof is a good fit for you, it's helpful to assess the style of your neighborhood. Consider the potential impact of a metal roof on your home's appearance and value. To decide if a metal roof is right for you, consider the neighborhood factor.

Three helpful tips to help you make a good decision:

  1. Understand the impact of your neighborhood on the investment value of a metal roof
  2.  Evaluating the character of your area and determining if a metal roof is a good fit 
  3. Considering the potential impact of a metal roof on the appearance and value of your home


Is Metal Roofing Your Best Choice? Making the Decision


5v screw-down metal roof on a Lowcountry style home

Conclusion: Recap of Key Points

  • Visibility of your roof and how it affects the investment value of a metal roof
  • Long-term return on investment and cost savings benefits of a metal roof
  • The role of curb appeal and color choices in enhancing the investment value of a metal roof
  • The impact of your neighborhood and the homes around you on the investment value of a metal roof

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Final Thoughts: Is a Metal Roof Worth the Investment for You?


A metal roof can be a great investment for the right property and homeowner. It offers long-term cost savings benefits. Benefits such as increased energy efficiency and lower insurance premiums. Enhancing the curb appeal and uniqueness of your home will increase its resale value. 

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Ready to take the next step? Schedule an Inspection to get a free estimate with our experts at RoofCrafters now. Our team with over 3 decades of experience can help you determine if a metal roof is the right fit for your home and budget. We'll help guide you through the process from start to finish. 

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Nick Wagner

My name’s Nick Wagner, and I was born in Linz, Austria, and raised in Florida. In recent years, my involvement and experience as a law enforcement officer has allowed me to develop a keen familiarity with my community, and I am now eager to assist as part of the RoofCrafters family. During my off-time, I enjoy jet skiing, reading, web designing, and spending time with my two children, Payton and Paul.