Maximize Your Home Investment: Metal Roofing Savings vs Average Costs

Metal Roof Savings

Maximize Your Home Investment: Metal Roofing Savings vs Average Costs

Next to your 401k, your home is still your most significant investment.  Think about it, the thing that protects your home 24/7 rain, hail, snow, wind, and Wisconsin’s extreme weather — is your roof.  We only specialize in metal roofing because we have seen the results and know first-hand this will be the last roof you’ll ever need.

Many times we are asked — How much does a metal roof cost?  An excellent question worth exploring.  Many variables come into play when determining the cost of a metal roof.  

The most important consideration is your roofing surface’s size or square footage.  The larger surface area will require more materials and labor. Other variables include:

  • What type of metal is chosen?
  • What metal roofing style are you considering?
  • Does your roof need a tear-off?
  • How many layers are on your roof?
  • Is your roof steep or walkable?
  • Does your home have adequate ventilation, or does it need upgrading?
  • Will new decking or sheathing be needed?
  • Are your current gutters large enough to handle the increased water volume and/or velocity?
  • Are the installers experienced with a history of metal installations to their resume?
  • Do your installers specialize in metal?
  • Is your contractor licensed and insured along with their installers?
  • What type of warranty does your product carry?
  • What type of paint warranty comes with your chosen product?
  • Is there a legitimate labor warranty provided by your contractor?

In summary, the larger your roof’s footprint and the more variables needed for your roofing project – will determine your final investment.

At Swita Metal Roofing, our average sale in 2021 and 2022 was $32,500.
*Some were more and less, depending on the abovementioned variables.

As with any product or service – we get what we pay for.  As for metal roofs – there is a saying in our business – “You pay once and only cry once.” 

Justifying the Cost of a Metal Roof. 

To make the case or justify the cost of a quality metal roof, one must first examine the reoccurring cost of a traditional asphalt roof.  Ten years ago, the average cost of an asphalt roof was around $6,000 – $7,500.  Today the average installation price is $14,000 – $15,000.  

Typically, every ten years — asphalt shingles double in price.  At Swita Metal Roofing, we replace most asphalt shingles that last around 12-17 yrs.  This is due to the low oil content placed in the shingles.  With oil prices skyrocketing, asphalt shingles will only increase substantially over time as temporary fillers are used to replace petroleum.  Labor costs are also escalating substantially, along with energy costs needed to cool your home in the hot summer months. 

Here are five facts regarding asphalt shingle pricing.

Fact #1 – Traditional asphalt shingles cost less than a quality metal roof upfront

Fact #2 – Traditional asphalt shingles are far more expensive than quality metal over time

Fact #3 – Traditional asphalt shingles need replacing approximately every 12-17 yrs.

Fact #4 –  Traditional asphalt shingles double in price every 10 yrs.

Fact #5 – Traditional asphalt shingles have zero resale value.

If one plans to stay in their home for 15 yrs. then one will pay $15,000 today and $30,000 at year 15.  If one plans to stay in their home for 25-30 yrs. a third roof will be required, which will also double to $60,000. In summary, one will potentially spend $105,000 replacing three asphalt shingles instead of only paying about a third for a metal roof upfront.

Now let’s address the facts about a quality metal roof from Swita.

Fact #1 – No need to worry about replacing your roof again – A Swita Metal Roof is the last roof you will ever need.  Period! This truly is priceless…

Fact #2 – Quality Metal Roofs that Swita installs will last 80-100 years

Fact #3 –  Quality metal roofs can have a 50-60% resale value

Fact #4 – Quality metal roofs can save you $60,000 – $80,000 over a 25-30 yr. period

Fact #5 – Quality metal roofs from Swita are beautiful, durable, and eco-friendly

Fact #6 – Quality metal roofs can save you 25-30% on cooling costs

Fact #7 – Many metal roofs can be installed over your current shingles – saving tear-off fees

If one adds in the resale value and energy savings over time, one will soon see a Swita Metal Roof investment is well worth its lightweight and snow-shedding abilities.

For a more accurate price specific to your roof, give us a call at Swita Metal Roofing.  We will be more than happy to discuss your metal roofing project.