Are you in the market for a new roof?

Whether you’re looking to replace the old, traditional asphalt roof on your existing home or you’re looking to install a roof on a brand new home, you have more options today than ever before when it comes to roofing materials. There are so many roofing materials available, but it’s important to know that not every roofing material is made equal. If you want a roof that will not only protect your home from the elements but also add value to your home, then there is one clear option: a metal roof. Here are a few examples of the many ways that investing in a roof gives you the biggest return on your investment.

#1. Lifespan

When you want the most affordable roofing option, asphalt is probably at the top of your list. However, just because asphalt is the cheapest, it doesn’t necessarily mean it’s the best investment. While the upfront cost of an asphalt roof is significantly lower than the upfront cost of a metal roof, when you consider the value a metal roof will add to your home, as well as a metal roof’s extended lifespan, it puts the investment in a whole other perspective. Metal roofs often last 50 years or more; you’d have to be to have three new asphalt roofs installed on your home in that time!

#2. Maintenance

There’s no doubt about it, asphalt roofs are high maintenance, at least when you compare them to metal roofs. Everything from excessive heat to heavy wind and rain can compromise your asphalt shingles, leading to the need for frequent repairs. When you have a metal roof, on the other hand, you’ll have much fewer issues to contend with, and you won’t have to worry about maintaining your roof quite as much, which can also help you save more money and recoup your investment in a metal roof. Metal roofs also perform better against severe weather and require fewer repairs.

#3. Energy Efficiency and Environmental Impact

Yet another way that installing a metal roof can provide you with the biggest return on your investment is its energy efficiency. Although metal roofs can be designed in a variety of colors and styles, all metal roofs are inherently reflective. Rather than absorbing heat into your home, metal roofs reflect the heat. Metal roofs aren’t just efficient in summer either; they can provide you with improved efficiency all year long. Additionally, asphalt roofing contributes to 20 billion pounds of waste every single year, whereas metal roofs can be made from recycled materials, making them much more efficient.

The cost of metal roofing may be intimidating at first, but when you consider all of the ways that a metal roof can add value to your home and provide you with the biggest return on your investment, it makes the cost much easier to cope with. Is a metal roof the right option for your home in Hilton Head? Turn to our roofing experts to find out. We offer competitive prices and free estimates — get yours today!