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Metal Roofing: New metal roofs provide great looks with energy savings

Our roof is about 15 years old and we have asphalt shingles. We are noticing deterioration on a lot of the shingles and it seems like it might be time to replace it. What are some new roofing options that we might not be aware of?  Should we consider a metal roof?

The Money Pit Answer

Since asphalt roofs generally last 15 to 20 years, it sounds like you are right on target for a new one! That being the case, we'd recommend you consider replacing your current asphalt roofing with one of the fabulous new options in metal roofing. Metal roofs are no longer just the corrugated sheets of steel you might have seen in the past. They have now gone high tech with a variety of energy efficient and affordable styles that resemble like slate, cedar shake, terracotta or just about any custom look imaginable. Metal roofs are also resistant to shrinking or cracking and are virtually maintenance-free. By adding a metal roof to your home you can also save up to 40 percent in annual energy costs and increase the value of your home by about $1.45 per square foot. Plus, metal roofs are made from 30-60% recycled materials, so you can sleep well under your new roof knowing that you have helped our very valuable environment.  For more information on metal roofing, visit the the Metal Roofing Alliance.