Around Charleston, savvy people know what value means: if somebody is ready to hand you cash for that Lowcountry Sweet Grass basket, that basket has value. So determining how a fine metal roof, expertly installed by Tri County Roofing & Siding, adds value to your home might sound tricky. Value is not just resale value—and metal roofing surely adds to your home’s resale value—but also some other, intangible values, like security, comfort, and energy savings.
At Tri County Roofing & Siding we have installed many metal roofs, and we are always upfront with our Charleston customers: a metal roof costs more to install than an asphalt-fiberglass shingle roof. No question, you will spend more—sometimes a lot more—on a beautiful, durable metal roof than you will on two shingle roofs. Yet, while a shingle roof does the job and lasts about 15 to 20 years, your metal roof will outlast most other parts of your home. Metal roofing can easily enjoy a lifespan of fifty years or longer. A shingle roof might be replaced up to four times more often than an equivalent metal roof.
When (or if) you are ready to sell, metal roofing can recoup up to 95 percent of its installation cost—asphalt-fiberglass shingles cannot come close to that.
A metal roof shrugs off wind, fire and (of course) all forms of precipitation. Charleston residents are familiar with hurricane-force winds, hail, pelting rain (no so much the ice and snow our northern neighbors see), and wind-borne debris. Metal roofing is available in ratings that can withstand everything Mother Nature throws at us, and metal roofing is absolutely fire resistant, since metal is non-combustible.
A dark asphalt-fiberglass shingle roof is a heat island in our already sultry climate. Around Charleston, houses are made comfortable three ways:
- Turning back the sun’s infrared heat—Solar radiation
- Ventilating for fresh air
- Using central air conditioning—Expensive!
Choose a reflective or re-emissive surface to reflect or re-emit up to 90 percent of solar radiation, cooling your house.
Imagine lowering cooling costs by up to 40 percent. Metal roofing can bring you those savings, according to Oak Ridge National Laboratory. You can lock in those savings, reducing strain on your central air conditioner, for as much as 50 years.
When you are ready to crown your Charleston home with the durable beauty of a metal roof, contact us at Tri County Roofing & Siding.[button link=”https://www.tricoexteriors.com/roof-replacement/metal-roof-replacement-2/” target=”self” color=”#b20000″ text=”light”]Metal Roofing Options[/button]