Metal Roofing Accents for Your Home
There are a lot of advantages to metal roofing, and a growing number of homeowners are considering metal roofs over asphalt shingles. However, there are a few drawbacks to metal roofing, as well—most prominently the cost. How can homeowners get the look they want at a desirable price?
Benefits of Metal Roofs
First, let’s briefly discuss the benefits to a metal roof.
- They last up to 70 years.
- Their durability can withstand extreme winds, which is one of the reasons they’re so popular in parts of the world prone to tornadoes and hurricanes.
- They reflect solar heat, lowering your cooling costs.
- They won’t catch on fire.
To homeowners looking at metal roofs, these benefits are all bonuses to the aesthetic appeal, and look like an extremely enticing option until it comes to one consideration: The price.
Drawbacks of Metal Roofs
Unfortunately, most homeowners are surprised to see the price tag of a metal roof, which is often two or three times as much as an asphalt roof. Unless you plan to stay in your home for the tremendously long lifespan of the roof, you probably won’t see the cost benefit of the initial investment.
If budget isn’t an issue, then sure, let’s talk more about metal roofing.
If the price is much higher than you were planning to spend, though, you may start trying to talk yourself out of a metal roof, noting how noisy it will be during a rainstorm, or the difficulty of matching the color if you need a repair, or the need for a perfect installation due to metal’s natural expansion and contraction.
Thankfully, it is possible to add some of the look you want while avoiding the cost of installing a full
metal roof. With metal roofing accents, you can give your home the splash of copper (or aluminum, steel, zinc, tin—your choice) you want without destroying your budget.
By covering most of your roof with traditional asphalt shingles (or whatever your desired material may be), you save a significant amount of money, and can still adorn an overhang, dormer, dome, façade, or other area of your home you want to accentuate.
The metal roofing accents create a striking look, complementing the rest of the roof to enhance your curb appeal considerably, at a fraction of the cost of a full metal roof.
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