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Don't Cheap Out on Your Next Roof - Here's Why

MSN Money has a handy article today, "10 things you should pay more for." Item number ten on that list? You guessed it - home improvement. Here's what they have to say:

"Choosing the right contractor to build a new home or renovate an existing one can be tricky, and there are plenty of ways to save money. But when it comes to buying the materials to get the job done, err on the side of pricey. After all, this is your house we're talking about.

'I'm in the middle of renovating my home, and we're going to have the same labor cost whether I choose to have good or cheap materials,' says Huffstetler. 'If I get hardwood (floors), I'm never going to have to do that again, but if I get linoleum, I might have to do it again in a few years.' "

The same rule applies to re-roofing. Go cheap with shingles and you'll be doing the whole job again - guaranteed - in roughly 10 to 15 years. Upgrade to a quality metal roof system, and re-roofing will be a thing of the past. But beyond the permanent perk, metal roofing bonuses include virtually no maintenance, tax rebates on qualifying materials, amazing good looks, eco-friendliness and more.

It's like anything else - you get what you pay for. Cut corners with a questionable installer or second-rate materials, and you'll be dealing with the hassle down the road. If you're not planning on staying in your home, that may be the wisest choice. But for homeowners who aren't going anywhere for the forseeable future, upgrading to metal and paying a little more is truly an investment for the future.

Sound interesting? Download our FREE re-roofing booklet and learn more about your re-roofing options. Compare metal roofing to other materials with our FREE comparison sheets (metal vs shingles and metal vs concrete).Or bite the bullet and get a free estimate for real numbers - no obligation, just so you know.



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