The beautiful and efficient metal roofing may be, there are some disadvantages as well.
Metal roofing might look out of place in some urban areas due to the fact that it looks to be agrarian. While there are a variety of unique designs, they cost more at the at a higher cost.
Do-it-yourselfers shouldn’t be attempting metal roof re-roofing. It requires plywood or underlayment framing. Some types of metal refoiling could cause skin irritations when handled improperly.
The metal roofing system can be damaged through hail storms, especially if it’s composed of thin metal. Fallen branches can also create damage to metal roofing.
Metal roofs should be coated or painted. However, this will make it more expensive over the course of the investment. Repainting or doing a complete painting task can be a expensive undertaking that will be priced from $800 or $4,000, depending upon which coating and where it is used.
Although the ROI and resale value can be good with new roofs however, if the colour and design of the metal roof does not match the potential buyer’s taste or fit the aesthetic of the area the value might not get as much. The company that installs your roof can advise you on the right metal roofing solution that is suitable for your house, depending on your budget, taste and the aesthetic of your home.
Replacing your current asphalt shingles by roofing made of metal isn’t at all difficult, but it does require some time and work. The removal of old shingles may cost from $3 to $5 per square feet. It is possible to keep the old roofing intact, and then put up the roofing with metal on top, as long as the roofing is in good working order.
Asphalt shingles are more popular than roofing made of metal for home owners. They’re built of fiberglass or felt paper base covered by a layer of asphalt to waterproof it, the ceramic granules are then laid over top.