Six Items to Consider with a New Metal Roof Installation

There are many pros and cons of a metal roof for your new metal roof installation. In this article, we are going to cover six key items to consider when making your decision to purchase a metal roof. Do you need help with your roof selection? Call the new metal roof installation experts at 317-342-4050 or email us at service@bryantroofs.com.

Consider the Cost

Roofs made of metal can cost two to three times more than those made of asphalt fiberglass shingles. Bryant Roofing Systems installs metal roofs ranging from about $6 per square foot for painted steel covering to as much as $20 per square foot for a copper roof. Companies that offer affordable metal roofs are typically not installing them properly so that they will last.


Know the Local Rules

In some HOAs and some cities, metal roofs aren't permitted, unless they're on commercial properties. Depending on your city ordinances or neighborhood covenants, you may be able to install them. However, there are some Homeowners Associations that permit metal accents over bay windows, such as copper.

Metal Roofing Lifespan

Having a new metal roof installation is a good investment in the long run. Asphalt roofing materials can last up to 30 years. Metal and all its components will last between 50 and 100 years when installed properly. Asphalt roofs are estimated to need replacing every 15 to 20 years; however, a quality metal roof is estimated to last 30 to 50 years.

Make sure the metal roof will withstand ice and water before you install it, as this will provide a proper foundation for the roof. The life of the roof could be shortened if leaks occur.

Consider the Cost

Metal Roofing Can Endure Severe Weather

In the area, hail can cause severe damage to roofs. Hail can often damage metal roofs, as is generally true. As a result, not a drop of fluid leaks. When a metal roof needs to be replaced for cosmetic reasons, it typically happens only when hail larger than golf balls falls from the sky. A simple hail dent won't cause a leak. Unlike other types of metal roofing, standing seam metal roofs are not exposed to the elements, so they prevent leaks and storm damage.

Metal Roofing Can Endure Severe Weather

Keep Accents in Mind

Consider installing metal roofing over an outdoor kitchen or a sunroom rather than covering your entire roof. Asphalt roofs are more popular in Indiana because metal roofs can be more expensive, as well as because HOA covenants and government regulations prohibit metal roofing. It is easy to work with metal accents and they can look great. Commercial businesses often benefit from metal roofs.

Can You Reap any Energy Savings Benefits?

It is common for metal roofing companies to make claims such as using aluminum roofs to conserve energy by reflecting light. In Indianapolis, where the roof reflects the heat, ice and snow will stay on the roof for longer when you have a metal roof. Metal shingles can more easily be recycled than asphalt ones.


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