Homeowners, renters, and landlords alike can all benefit from an eco-friendly roof. This is because an eco-friendly roof doesn't just help the environment—it can also offer superior performance as a roof and can even go easier on your wallet. If you're thinking of getting the roof replaced, there are three potential reasons you should be motivated to consider a more eco-friendly metal roof system.
1. Increase curb appeal and market value
If you're a landlord looking for tenants or if you're a homeowner and you're thinking that moving may be in the cards someday soon, increasing the house's curb appeal and market value can be a big step in the right direction. Making sure that you set your house apart from all the other houses that potential buyers may be considering is a great way to get an edge in the housing market. And in addition to driving more interest in the house by increasing its curb appeal, a new roof can also add a solid amount to the house's value if it's done right. For example, installing a metal, standing seam roof that's expected to last sixty years can give potential buyers the assurance that they'll probably never have to have the roof replaced as long as they own the house. This can be a big selling point and allow you to charge a premium price.
2. Provide high-value service that pays for itself
If you're planning to live in the house yourself, you'll want to consider whether an eco-friendly roof is worth your investment. Doing a cost-benefit analysis is important, but the bottom line is that if you install a long-lasting roof such as a metal roof, any extra cost incurred is likely to be paid off after the first couple of decades. A roof that lasts three times as long will only need to be replaced one-third as often, meaning that, in replacement costs alone, the longer-lasting roof will pay for itself unless it cost more than three times what the other roof would have cost. In addition to a longer lifespan, an eco-friendly metal roof can also save you money on repairs and inspections. Metal roofs don't need as many repairs or as much maintenance as the more common asphalt shingling does.
3. Offer improved comfort and energy savings
Would you believe that a metal roof can offer you even more savings? In addition to building up less heat in the summer and consequently making it easier to keep the interior of your house comfortable, a metal roof also saves you money when it accrues less heat. This is because the less unwanted heat gain your house builds up, the less your AC system has to run, and the more energy you save, making energy bills lower. Of course this is also good for the environment because it means you're using less fossil fuel to generate your electricity (most major electric companies in the US use fossil fuels still).
These three reasons show how, even if you're only casually worried about the environment or don't care enough about it to want to invest money on eco-friendly solutions, metal roofing is still a great, high-performance roofing material that can help you save plenty of money and, if you're lucky, avoid ever having to replace a roof again. Contact a roofing contractor at a company like Advanced Roofing and Construction for additional information.