Guest User
4/20/2001
FAQ said that a metal roof costs twice more than an asphalt roof, and that it's more cost-effective in the long run. Do you have any more detailed comparison for cost of ownership, let say for 30 years?
Guest User
5/3/2001
If you do need to have your old roof removed then consider this for math in figuring over all costs: Rental of on-site hazardous waste bin, county approved; 14% Fees for disposal of hazardous waste bin; 3% Labor for removing old roofing material; 2.7 to 11% (depends on contractor). These costs may vary in your area. I'm not an expert but after months of research of metal vs comp re-roofing, metal may cost more but absorbs what extra fees you would pay the first 6 years. Also consider the time spent maintaining a metal roof vs a 30 year comp - your time/equipment rental or for hire time. Broken down, every 2 - 5 years in maintanence for composite, add the hazard fees and new comp roof cost and it equates to 28% (average) more in 30 years than a metal roof. This does not take into account the higher percentage rate of a failed composite roof vs metal over a 30 year study. Don't forget that appreciation wise, a metal roof will not end up being a negoitation point if you decide to sell your house whereas comp or shake almost always do. Metal roofing typically increases the value by over 6%, even at 30 years.
Guest User
7/6/2005
I am surprised that metal roofing would alter that value of a house down the road. Wouldn't a prospective buyer just be happy that it didn't need to be replaced? Do people actually negotiate a house price downward for a asphalt roof half way through its life?
Todd Miller
Classic Products, Inc.
7/6/2005
I have twice now bought houses with aged looking asphalt roofs and used the roof condition as a major bargaining point for price concessions.
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