Save Money on Roof Repair with a Metal Roof

Residential roofing

The life and durability of a residential roof depends entirely on the type of roof, the roof installation, and roof maintenance. Assuming you don’t experience any extreme weather, a roof should be inspected annually to look for areas that may need repaired or replaced.

Traditional shingled roofs typically last twenty to fifty years if they were installed correctly, maintained, and you don’t live in an area exposed to extreme weather conditions. A metal roof will last over thirty years with significantly less maintenance.

A recent survey showed that when home owners are looking at roofing their two primary concerns are durability and longevity. No one wants to spend the money on a new roof only to have to replace it a few years later.

Metal roofing is growing in popularity in part due to the durability and longevity. Metal residential roofing is also less expensive, requires less maintenance, comes in more color options, and is more energy efficient. Roof replacement can be very expensive, so you don’t want to have to do it more than once on a home.

Roof repair can be expensive but that is determined by the type of the roof and the extent of the damage. Most residential roofers know how to install both metal and asphalt roofing, however, it is important to ask before pursuing a job.

Installing a new roof will increase the value of a home if you are planning to sell in the near future. Perspective buyers will be happy they won’t need to look into a roof repair soon after buying the house.

If you live in an area with extreme weather such as high winds, hail, hurricanes, or dust storms, you understand that roofs can get damaged more quickly than in other areas. While a metal roof is the better option in many areas, they are also more susceptible to hail damage, which is something to consider if you live in an area that is prone to hail storms.

If you live in an area with extreme weather, you also want to make sure you are very clear on what your home insurance covers. Depending on the area, you may have to pay more or get a different policy to ensure roof repair is covered. You don’t want to wait until your roof needs replaced due to hail damage to find out that is not covered.

When getting your roof repaired, you need to make sure you are using a company that is approved by your insurance company. Choosing the wrong company could result in your claim not being covered. If you are not paying with an insurance claim you have a bit more freedom.

However, it is still important that you choose a reputable company. Faulty roof repairs can lead to leaks and water damage within your house, which can be very expensive very quickly. Water damage can destroy ceilings, walls, and floors. It can compromise the structural stability of your home and lead to mold growth, which is deadly and expensive to remove.

The roof and the foundation are two areas you don’t want to try to do yourself due to the damage that can be caused by a faulty job. You want to choose a contractor that is bonded and insured, and has years of experience in the field.

Choose a company that has a wealth of positive reviews or word-of-mouth referrals. Trying to save money by hiring someone that isn’t really a professional can cost you a lot of money, time, and frustration in the long run.

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