WHO WANTS TO KNOW?
Would you be surprised to learn that it's not homeowners who ask these questions the most, but rather roofers and roof contractors? It might seem that a homeowner could safely ask a reputable local roofer about the cost of a metal roof and expect an accurate reply. But more often than not, that local roofer lacks the necessary experience with metal roofing to understand either prices or options.
Metal roofing has certainly doubled and possibly even tripled its share of the roofing market over the last few decades. And yet it still makes up less than 20 percent of the market. Put another way, there's a roughly 80% chance that the roofer you call to quiz about metal roofing will have no idea how to answer you.
CALL SOMEONE WHO CAN
We aren't telling these gloomy statistics to discourage you from pursuing a new metal roof for your project. After all, metal roofing really is the lightest, strongest, best looking, longest lasting, most energy efficient and best value of any roofing product available. Yes, it costs more than the “average” roof material, but there’s simply no better roof at any price.
We just want to help you understand that you may have to look a little more carefully for the right installer. Those ahead of the curve have experience with metal roofing, or are at least aware of its benefits.
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