Now that the weather is warming up and the storms are at a minimum, it’s time to begin all those outdoor home improvement projects. In addition to putting in a deck or revitalizing the landscape, you may have been planning to have your windows, doors, and roof repaired or replaced.
It’s interesting to note that most homeowners throughout the United States view their home’s exterior as a single unit rather than a sum of its parts. That said, when the windows, doors, roofs, and other architectural features, such as siding, are not in good shape, it can create a serious disconnect with their visual appearance.
If your existing roof is constructed of asphalt, it’s lifespan is usually between 12 to 20 years. On average, homeowners have these roofs replaced every 17 years. In areas that experience inclement weather, such as heavy winds, rain, and hail, asphalt roofs are not known to stand up to these conditions as well as metal roofing.
Steel roofs contain recycled metal content, and given this content and other features, it is far superior to asphalt roofing. It can withstand a considerable beating, which makes it an excellent choice for areas that experience heavy storms.
A recent survey with homeowners outlined their preferences for roof qualities and characteristics:
- Durability: 88%
- Longevity: 63%
- Minimal to no maintenance: 72%
Metal roofs fulfill all of these preferred requirements.
When homeowners live in an historic community or house, they may not have the freedom to paint their home’s exterior any color they choose. This is also true with houses governed by homeowner associations.
In areas where these limitations don’t exist, however, it’s important to note that metal roofs are available in a variety of colors. The available color palettes actually exceed those for asphalt roofs, which is another benefit of having a metal roof instead.
Metal roofs can also bring you a significant return on your investment should you choose to sell your home. According to HouseLogic’s :Cost vs. Value Report,” new steel doors can bring a long-term return on investment of 98%, and window replacements have an average return of 78.6%.
When you contact a local roofing company, they will be able to further discuss the benefits of steel doors and windows. They will also be able to recommend wind replacements and take care of any repairs that you may need such as gutter replacements.