You have a home with a roof that really needs to be replaced, but you do not have a lot of room in your budget to work with. Even if you do not have a lot of money to work with, it does not mean that you cannot get the new roof your home needs. One particular type of roofing material may fall more in line with a thin budget than what you realize, and that is metal roofing. Metal roofing is resilient, faster to install than shingles, and usually more affordable. Here is a look at a few other ways metal roofing is friendly for a low budget.
Metal roofing does not cost as much to have installed.
Metal roofing goes onto the roof panel by panel, and these panels are large sheets that cover a large section of the roof at one time. It is actually not uncommon for a metal roofing project on a modestly sized home to be finished within a few hours. Since installation takes less time to complete, you are looking at a lowered overall labor cost than what you would pay for something like asphalt shingles that can take several days to install.
Metal roofing requires little ongoing maintenance costs.
If you want a roof that is going to give you the longevity you want without a lot of ongoing attention for maintenance and the costs that can go along with that, metal roofing really does fit that kind of scenario. The roofing itself is usually colored with a powder-coated finish if you go with a certain color. Therefore, the finish can withstand many years of exposure to the elements. At the worst, you may have to eventually have a panel refastened if the wind gets a bit crazy during a storm, but it is rare for a metal roof to not completely reach the end of its life span.
Metal roofing can be installed over old roofing materials.
For many types of roofing, the old materials have to be removed before the new roofing can be installed. However, metal roofing goes onto the roof in panels, which means it is not affected by underlying materials quite as much. If you don't have old roofing materials to remove, you can save money on disposal costs and the job will not take anywhere near as long to complete, which will save on labor costs.
Contact a roofing installation service near you for more information.