What is the life expectancy of a metal roof?
A properly installed quality metal roof can last and maintain its appearance for 50-100 years. It is truly the last roof you will have to buy. Return to top
- Superior protection against wind, fire, and hail
- Long life
- Very low maintenance
- Adds value to your home – not an expense, but an investment
- Attractive and designed to stay that way
The bottom line is that a metal roof is almost certainly the last roof you will ever buy. A properly installed quality metal roof will maintain its beauty while doing what a roof is supposed to do – protect your home from the elements. Return to top
Will a metal roof look good on my house?
Only you can be the final judge about that. However, we have yet to come across a style of home that’s beauty was not enhanced by one or more of our various roofing styles.
What may look good on one home may not look good on another. That’s why we offer various styles of metal roofing. For example, your roof can have the appearance of shake, tile, or even an architectural asphalt shingle. We can help you find the roof that is right for you and your home. You can view the different styles by clicking on the Mueller Icon. Return to top
Is a metal roof noisier when it rains?
Generally, no. A metal roof that is installed directly to the roof deck is generally no noisier than an asphalt roof. In fact, since a metal roof is often installed over an existing asphalt roof many people find it quieter. Return to top
How much does a metal roof cost?
It is impossible to estimate how much a specific metal roof will cost without having one of our consultants do a complete on-site evaluation and take all the appropriate measurements.
The initial cost of a metal roof is higher than the initial cost of an asphalt roof, but less than a tile, slate, or wood shake roof. However, the per-year-cost of a metal roof is significantly lower than an asphalt roof. In fact, a steel roof is most often the least expensive long term roofing solution available. Return to top
Is a metal roof eco-friendly?
Very! Steel is the most recycled product in the world, in large part because it can be reused almost indefinitely without compromising quality. At the end of its long life a steel roof is 100 percent recyclable. In contrast, asphalt shingles are almost always headed to the landfill after their relatively short life. (Over Ten Million Tons of asphalt shingles are dumped in landfills each year!)
In addition, a properly ventilated metal roof can cut your cooling costs by as much as 30 precent and heating costs by as much as 10 percent. So not only do you save money, but you lower your carbon footprint as well. Return to top
Can a metal roof be installed over my existing asphalt shingles?
Absolutely. Very often a metal roof will be installed over an existing asphalt roof. This is a very common and proven installation method. This is possible in part because even though a steel roof is much stronger than an asphalt roof, it weighs significantly less. Installing your metal roof over your existing shingles saves money, eliminates the mess of a shingle tear-off and disposal, and provides extra insulation to your home.
However, every job is unique and there are times when it is best to remove the existing roof, such as when there is rotten wood decking. Return to top
Can a metal roof save me money on my homeowners insurance?
Every homeowner’s insurance policy is different and you will have to refer to your specific company and policy. However, most companies do offer discounts for metal roofing due to its ability to withstand hail and wind and its fire resistance. Return to top