Metal roofing cost, durability and maintenance
Metal roofing has been increasing in popularity throughout St. Louis recently. And, with its energy efficiency, durability and ease of maintenance, it’s not hard to guess why. Add in the reasonable metal roof cost, and metal roofing is an attractive option for any homeowner. Here are just a few reasons St. Louis homeowners are turning to metal roofing over other roofing options:
- Aesthetic appeal
It is a common misconception that St. Louis metal roofing isn’t aesthetically pleasing. In fact, metal roofing can be made to look like almost any other popular roofing material, including slate, shake, asphalt shingles and tile. And, with the wide variety of metal options—zinc, steel and copper roofs—and coating colors, you can create any type of design or look you’d like.
- Energy efficiency
Metal roofing has become a popular option in St. Louis because it can drastically reduce energy bills. More than some other roofing options, metal roofing such as copper roofs can, with the right coatings, treatment and insulation, reflect the sun. As such, metal roofs can lower heating prices in the winter and cooling prices in the summer. Metal roofing prices, therefore, can be lower in the long run.
The national average metal roof cost is about $16,000. Your metal roof cost can vary based on the pitch, or slope, of your roof. Metal roofing prices, however, can be worth the initial investment because they have a lifetime of about 50-70 years or more with proper repair and maintenance. Other roofing materials have a lifespan of about 20-30 years. The initial metal roof cost can be deceiving as this will likely be the first and last roof installation you will have to pay for.
- Ease of maintenance
Recent advances in coating and sealant technology has drastically improved the lifetime of metal roofing in St. Louis. When you hear about a metal roof completely rusting through, it is likely an older metal roof that was improperly installed. Reputable roofing companies will be able to install, seal and insulate your St. Louis metal roofing properly, paying special care to flashing, ridges and valleys to prevent leaks and maximize the lifetime of your roof. Moreover, metal shingles and sheets are typically treated and coated in order to prevent rust, minimize UV damage and insulate your home.
While metal roofing can save St. Louis homeowners money in energy bills and maintenance, in order to truly reap the benefits, your roof needs to be installed correctly by a trustworthy St. Louis roofing contractor. Wildwood Roofing & Construction has been installing, maintaining and repairing metal roofing in St. Louis for years. We hold ourselves to a higher standard—that’s why our clients have so many good things to say about us.
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