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Hiring a Metal Roofing Contractor on a Budget 

Yes, metal roofing can actually be affordable!

In recent years, the popularity of metal roofing has continued to rise. After all, metal roofs are known for their durability, energy efficiency, and low maintenance. Not to mention – metal is highly resistant to all types of weather conditions and can last for decades when installed by a skilled metal roofing contractor.

Because metal roofs are still less popular than shingle options, homeowners often have a few questions and concerns about them when considering a new roof installation. Here’s what we’ve learned during our experiences installing these roofs.

How long does a metal roof last? 

One of the main advantages of metal roofing is longevity. They are known to last several decades – it’s not uncommon to hear of a metal roof having a lifespan of over 50 years! Of course, the life expectancy of any roof will depend on factors like the type of metal used, style (corrugated panels, standing seam, etc.), and installation method. With such a long lifespan, a metal roof can be a very cost-effective option. 

Metal’s durability and resistance to elements like extreme weather, fire, and insects make these roofs less likely to suffer from more common problems like leaks and rot. Ultimately, this means fewer repairs and less maintenance in the long run. What’s not to like? 

How Much Does a Metal Roof Cost?

When homeowners think of a brand new metal roof, cost is typically the first thing that comes to mind. They can be incredibly expensive to install if you’re starting from scratch. Here’s where the good news comes in – you don’t have to start from scratch. 

Many contractors excessively markup the price of metal because they can. The charge to tear off your old roof and install a completely new roofing system is enormous. But, there’s a much more affordable way to approach a roof replacement – a roof-over. 

Installing a Metal Roof Over Shingles

If you’re trying to stick to a tighter budget, installing metal over existing shingles might be an option. This method can yield many benefits including: 

  • An added layer of defense
  • Better cooling efficiency 
  • Improved ventilation 
  • Added insulation 
  • Lower install costs
  • Reduced installation time

By not having to tear off the old roof, we’re able to save customers a lot of money in labor & materials. How does it work? Essentially, wood slats (also called furring strips) are installed over the existing shingle roof. This creates a stable infrastructure to install the metal roof. It’s efficient, affordable, and fast! 

Tips on Choosing a Metal Roofing Contractor

With the potential cost savings of a roof-over installation in mind, here are some tips for hiring a metal roofing contractor on a budget: 

  1. Don’t go with the lowest bidder (this can be a red flag for cutting corners or lack of experience).
  2. Check references, reviews, and ratings.
  3. Ask about experience in metal roof installation 
  4. Check for licensing and insurance 
  5. Ask about warranties and guarantees
  6. Consider a roofer with local relationships
  7. Consider how long they have been in business. Do not go with a fly-by-night roofing contractor

JW Roofing: Your Dayton Metal Roofing Contractor

At JW Roofing we are proud to work with a local metal supplier that fabricates materials quickly and with the highest quality standards in mind. We’re able to closely oversee the quality and support a local business right here in Dayton. We have been serving Dayton, Ohio and the surrounding areas with premium roofing for over two decades! We are proudly family-owned and operated, offering exceptional customer service to our fellow neighbors. 

For more information on affordable metal roofing, reach out to us at (937) 520-5201, or schedule your free roofing inspection online!

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