A Properly-Installed RPS Metal Roof Resists The Elements To Save You Money!
- According to State Farm® Insurance, “… metal roofs don’t need the periodic costly maintenance that other roofing materials often require. However, they should be inspected periodically to make sure no repairs are required.”
- State Farm® Insurance also points out that some metal roofs can sustain wind gusts up to 140 miles per hour, will not corrode or crack, and may be impact-resistant (depending on which metal you choose).
- According to Fixr.com, “metal roofs are superior performers in high winds and bad weather, and they are impervious to molds, mildews, and bugs.”
Common Asphalt Shingle Issues
- Fixr.com notes that asphalt shingles are susceptible to hail and high wind damage. Also, if they do not get adequate sunlight, it can lead to mold, algae, or mildew.
- Some of the other common problems that occur with (asphalt) shingles, as cited by roofingcalc.com, are cracking, curling, and staining.
The Cost Savings Potential of Metal Over Asphalt
- In its Roof Repair Cost Guide, roofingcalc.com notes that “most home owners spend between $300 and $1,100 for a roof repair …”
- Considering its durability and resistance to damage from the elements, it’s easy to see how much a properly installed metal roof could potentially save you in roofing repair costs!
- The exceptional durability of a metal roof may also help save money on your homeowner’s insurance, depending on the insurer and where you live. (Check with your agent.)
The Cost Savings Potential of Metal Over Other Roofing Materials
- Unlike metal, wood is susceptible to insect damage as well as damage from weathering (cracking, graying) and fungal decay if not properly cleaned and treated. Cleaning costs can run anywhere from $250 – $1,000 with cost and frequency depending on roof size, geographic location, climate and roof condition. Average repair costs can run from $500-$1,000.
- Unlike metal, slate, concrete and clay tiles require a strong roof support structure, which may need repair or replacement due to the strain even though the tiles are still in excellent shape. In addition, individual tiles can often break or go missing. Repairs, from replacing individual tiles to replacing failed supports or underlayment, can cost between $150 – $8000, depending on the specific repairs needed.