When properly installed by metal roofing contractor, metal roofing can last as long as fifty years or more and, in most cases, requires very little maintenance over the course of its lifespan. Asphalt roofing, on the other hand, will typically need to be replaced every 15-20 years or less depending on the quality of material. So even though the initial cost of metal is usually higher than asphalt, metal roofing can actually end up saving you time and money in the long run. Plus most metal roofing products are offered with true lifetime warranties of 30 to 50+ years.
Homeowners who renovate their home with metal roofing are typically able to recoup an extremely high rate of the roof's cost. Homes with a metal roof see, on average up to 6% resale value over homes roofed with asphalt.
While your neighbors may re-roof their home many times, a high quality metal roof will likely be the last roof you'll ever need. Resistant to cracking, shrinking and eroding, metal roofing systems can also withstand extreme weather conditions including heavy snow loads, heavy rain and high winds.
A quality metal roof properly installed can withstand just about anything that Mother Nature can throw at it. Unlike asphalt roofs which require regular maintenance to replace broken or deteriorating shingles as well as moss and algae removal, metal roofing requires minimal upkeep. Ensuring your metal roof is free from debris and a once-yearly inspection for minor maintenance items such as cleaning and paint touch up is typically all that is neede to keep your metal roof in tip-top shape.