Things to Consider Before Buying a Metal Roof

What to consider when buying a metal roof is pretty much the same as what you would think when considering any other roof replacement project. It pays to do your research and to take your time in making sure you find the right roof for your particular situation, location, and budget. One thing that you should undoubtedly take into consideration when buying a metal roof replacement, such as a metal girded roof or a metal roof replacement with shingles, is what kind of warranty is offered with your roofing purchase. You may find that purchasing an extended warranty will be more cost-effective than going with a local roofing company to come to give you a quote and install the roof. You can often purchase an extended warranty directly from your roofing company or the manufacturer.

Another thing that you should consider when researching the different types of metal roof options is whether you want a modular, pre-made roof, or whether you would like to work with a metal girded roof, or if you want to build your customized roof. Many contractors out there have already created their own unique designs and are selling these custom roofs. The choice is yours. Although you may spend a little more upfront when choosing one of these custom roofs, you will save money in the long run because these types of roofing companies will be able to keep their prices competitive with those of local roofing companies. The roofing company can also help you if you have any questions or concerns about your metal roof installation.

One other thing to consider when buying a metal roof replacement is whether or not you want a prefabricated roof. Metal roofing companies often sell these at a discount since they are not used extensively in residential roofing installations. However, prefabricated roofs are still a good idea if you are on a budget. One drawback of prefabricated roofs is that they do not come with any warranty, so if the roof ever develops a problem, you will have to replace it by yourself. You should also research the possibility of hiring a professional roofer to install a prefabricated roof if it is not something you feel comfortable doing since prefabricated roofs can be quite pricey.

To know more about metal roofing, take a look at the infographic below brought to you by Fahey Roofing + Contractors:

Things to Consider Before Buying a Metal Roof [Infographic]

David Lockhart