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While severe storms can occur anytime, winter brings the added threat of ice. And unfortunately, ice can be very damaging to your roof. Ice dams and the weight of ice can easily cause leaks. However, if you choose to replace your roof with a standing seam roof, you’ll eliminate many problems from ice formation. Yet, depending on the cost, you’re not sure if you can afford it. What would be the roof replacement cost for your home?
At Xterior LLC, we’ll give you a free no-obligation estimate on any of our home improvement projects, including roofs. We have over 45 years of combined experience and are BBB-accredited. With the average cost of a new roof hovering at about $8000, we’ll help you with financing options. And with a free estimate, we take the guesswork out of calculating the cost. Additionally, we service many parts of NC including Greensboro, Winston-Salem, Kernersville, Burlington, Cary, Durham, Raleigh, and Wilmington.
Generally, metal roofs are available in different styles: standing seam, shake, shingle, or tile. Standing seam roofing consists of metal panels that run from the ridge to the edge of your roof. Seams, always a potential entry point for moisture, rise above the level of the roofing panel. Raised seams help prevent water from leaking to the underlayment and thus the interior of your home.
Furthermore, standing seam roofs have fewer seams than other types of roofs. Generally, seams are the weakest part of any roof. With fewer seams, there is greater protection against leaks and strength against the wind.
If you live anywhere snow falls, ice dams present a problem that can lead to a leaky roof. Ice dams occur when snow melts, then refreezes making a wall of ice on the edge of your roof. However, standing seam roofs are almost impervious to ice build-up. First, snow and ice slide right off the metal roofing panels. Secondly, even if you have ice build-up, water can’t work its way under the metal panels.
Although fewer leaks and resistant to snow and ice are great features, metal roofs have several other benefits. Its longevity is one of the most popular. Typically, metal roofs last between 40-70 years, the longest of any material. Plus, metal roofs are strong, withstanding hurricane winds up to 140 mph. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has even documented one standing seam metal roof withstanding winds of 170 mph.
Moreover, metal panels are energy-efficient saving the average homeowner between 10-25% on energy costs. Additionally, metal won’t spark or ignite into flames during a lightning strike or fire. Finally, metal roofs are the green choice. Made from 25-95% recyclable material, the metal is also 100% recyclable at the end of its life.
While a metal roof does have a higher upfront cost, there are compensations. First, adding a metal roof to your home increases its value. Depending on where you live, you could recoup up to 85.9% of your costs. Moreover, in some states a metal roof can lower your homeowner’s insurance by up to 35%.
Typically, trying to figure out the average cost of a new roof is difficult because all houses are different. Certainly, a larger roof will require more material to cover it. However, steeply-sloped roofs will have higher costs too. High-pitched roofs require more material and also added safety precautions, raising labor costs.
Furthermore, the shape or architectural style of your roof will affect the price. For instance, if your roof has lots of dormers and angles to cut around, the cost will be higher. This is because valleys and intersections require additional time and attention.
Finally, the type of material you choose will determine the cost. The most common metals used in roofing are steel and aluminum. Steel is available in galvanized or galvalume and is the most economical. However, aluminum is highly resistant to salt corrosion making it the ideal choice for coastal homes.
We do carry asphalt roofs, if you need a more budget-friendly solution. Depending on your budget and location, you have many choices of materials.
So, before you get ice dams and leaks, consider replacing your roof with a long-lasting, durable metal roof. When seeking a roof replacement cost for your home, get a free no-obligation estimate from Xterior. We’re not your average roofer. With financing options like 0% down, low monthly payments, or 0% interest rate, we’ll find funding for everyone. And we give discounts to veterans, seniors, teachers, and first responders.
Don’t wait until you’ve got ice buildup and leaks! Today, call us at 336-329-3667 for a free estimate on a new metal roof.