The Roof Do Over
It is time to redo your roof. Maybe because a storm did some damage, or maybe because time just says it needs to be done, either way you have choices ahead of you. There are so many options to choose from but it comes down to whether you want a metal roof or asphalt shingles. So these are the two types of roofs we will compare. Then maybe you can see what you want and begin the process of looking for a roofer in Victoria or roofing contractor to complete your roof.
What is your budget for a roof
Your budget is going to play a big role on what you choose. A metal roof is going to cost more upfront. Let me explain why they cost more upfront. Metal is more expensive than asphalt. Metal roofs require more training to be able to install. Metal roofs cannot be modified on the spot. Therefore, you will have to pay more up front to have an experienced contractor install the more expensive material.
In the long run a asphalt roof is going to need more repairs on a regular basis. They will not stand up to wind and storms like a metal roof now. You may want to expand your budget to be able to spend more upfront because it will save your budget later on down the road.
Roofing: It takes time
If you are looking to get done in a hurry, it is not likely that a metal roof will work for you. Metal roofing material is hard to find. It has to be made into sheet sizes that are made to fit your home. That means you have to be able to have the time to order it and wait for it to be made available to you. You may also need time for your contractor to make more modifications. They usually cannot be done on the spot, it requires special tools and machines. So if you are on a tight timeline you may have to go with a asphalt roof.
Overall if you need a durable roof that will last for years then your only real option is to choose a metal roof. They last up to 17 years in most cases. They do not need maintained. They are weather and fire resistant. They also sound great in a summer storm. The pitter patter of the rain is a sound that can not be beat.
When it comes to your home’s overall value, it does not matter what choice you make. Both choices will raise the value of your home. The only difference in home value is that a metal roof will lower your insurance more than an asphalt roof. Just take your time and you will see the best choice for you and your home.