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Metal Roofing, What is the True Cost?

Metal Roofing, What is the True Cost?

What is the true cost of Metal Roofing, and how does it compare to asphalt shingles? That is a question that i hope to clarify. When it comes to making a major purchase, the tendency is to only base our purchase decision on the price of the item. Sometimes this can be OK, but often it leads to making a decision that will cost us far more in the future.

The average cost of replacing your roof with a dimensional asphalt shingle is around $260.00 per square. This would equate to $7,800.00 for the average ranch home. The frustrating part is knowing that in 20-25 years those very shingles will end up in a landfill.  In a 60 year span this home will need to have the roofing replaced 3 times. This could very easily reach a total of $25,000.00.

The average cost of installing a entry grade metal roof will be around $300.00 per square. This equates to $9,000.00 for the average ranch home. This Metal Roof will have no problem in lasting 60 years, and will do so for the total cost of the original purchase.           ( $9,000.00 )

Another factor to consider is the energy saving of a energy star Metal Roofingmetal in comparison to asphalt shingles. This fact alone would
provide a substantial savings over a 60 year period. Some recent study’s have shown a average potential savings of $300.00 per year, equaling $18,000.00 in 60 years. An additional fact to consider is the increase of value that your home will have with a Metal Roof. If you ever sell your home, the buyer will have peace of mind knowing that the roofing is the last thing that he needs to be concerned about.

In the 60 year example that we laid out, here is the true total Cost of the two roofing systems

Asphalt Roofing–$25,000.00

Metal Roofing–$ -9,000.00 ( a Total Savings of $34,000.00 )

What is the True Cost of Metal Roofing?  You can’t afford NOT to buy a Metal Roof.

Feel free to Contact us if you have any questions or would like to have a estimate for your roof replacement.

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Does Metal Roofing Cost More then Asphalt Shingles?

Does Metal Roofing Cost More then Asphalt Shingles?

Have you ever asked the question “Does Metal Roofing Cost More then Asphalt Shingles? ” If so, your first thought might have been that it does cost more than asphalt, if that is your belief than you are mistaken. Metal roofing actually costs LESS that asphalt, lets find out how together.

The first step is to understand the difference between COST and PRICE. Cost is the total amount of capital that is invested throughout the life of the product. Price is the initial purchase price of the product. Lets look at an example….

Bill purchases a car built by Cars-R-Us for the price of $3,000.00, He had looked at a similar vehicle at a lot across town that was manufactured by Built-Right Automobiles. However the price for that similar sized car was $5,000.00. There was no doubt in Bill’s mind that the Cars-R-Us vehicle costs less that the one by Built- Right Automobiles.

In the first year that Bill had the car, the right tire flew off and the front door refused to open, just a small issue, he thought, so he wreck2had that repaired for $500.00.  The following year, while going down a hill at 60 MPH, his brakes froze up and he ended up in Mrs. Pickles yard after running over her Rhododendron bush, and hitting the side of her house. It was then that he discovered that his insurance policy by Cut-Rate Insurance Co. did not cover incidences that occur on Fridays. The total bill for all the damages reached $2,500.00. Within 6 months of having the car repaired, the piston on the engine blew apart while idling at a gas station, and caused unrepairable damage to the car. It had to be towed to the junk yard. The worst part about the engine failure, was that at that very moment, Mr. Tootles was walking past the car, He suffered major hearing loss, and had to purchase a new pair of pants, as brown streaks on khaki pants are not appealing. Bill ended up putting 50,000 miles on the car.

Bill had a conversation later on with his friend Jim who had purchased a car from Built-Right Automobiles, and asked Jim about his experience with his car.  Jim had driven the car for 10 years, and had put over 200,000 miles on it. He did need to change the left wheel bearing at 80,000 miles, but the bearing was covered under the Built-Right Automobiles warranty, so there was no cost to him. Lets look at the final numbers…

Built-Right Automobiles
Purchase Price–$5,000.00
Bearing Replacement–$0.00
200,000 Miles = $.03 per mile Cost

Cars-R-Us
Purchase Price–$3,000.00
Door and Tire Repair–$500.00
Mrs. Pickles Repair–$2,500.00
Mr. Tootles new pants = Priceless
50,000 miles = $.12 per mile Cost

We can easily see that even though the Price for  the Car from Built Right Automobiles was more, the actual Cost is less. The same principle goes for when we compare Metal Roofing to a Asphalt shingles. We will be posting a article later with the broken down costs so that we all can see the true COST of Metal Roofing. Stay Tuned…..

If you have any questions feel free to visit our website at www.classicmetalsltd.com or call 330-674-7051

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Lakeview Baptist Church upgrades roof to Standing Seam

Lakeview Baptist Church Upgrades to Standing Seam

Lakeview Baptist Church is a great little country church  which is located at 10202 State Route 93 in Dundee Oh 44624 was in need of a roof replacement. The shingle roof was in bad shape and was on the verge of causing damage to the structure.

lakeview-4After discussing all the options with their installer of choice Kline Home Exteriors, they decided to go with the 26ga Eterna Guard Standing Seam manufactured in the 18″ width with a 1 3/4 rib height in Sierra Tan. This panel has superior rigidity and water tightness and was manufactured on site to the installers specifications.

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Kline Home Exteriors really did a awesome job with the install and the job looks great. They are located in Millersburg Oh and specialize in metal roofing among other things. For more information about Kline Home Exteriors visit there website at http://klinehomeexteriors.com/ or visit there facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/klinehomeexteriors/

 

The service times at Lakeview Baptist Church are as followslakeview-3

Sunday Morning Sunday School—9:30

Sunday Worship Service—10:30

Sunday Evening Service—6:00

Phone Number–330-878-7966

 

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Textured 3D Standing Seam, installed at Tranquil Acres

 

Textured 3D Standing Seam, installed at Tranquil Acres

 Several months ago Jesse & Dorothy Steiner realized that the time had come when the roof on their home was needing a replacement. After looking at many of the different Metal Roofing options that  are available, they chose to go with the 16” wide Textured 3D Standing Seam. The Textured 3D Standing Seam was the roofing of choice for them for many reasons, including the reduced glare of the metal, and the hidden fastener system.Textured 3D Standing Seam

When the time came to choose the installers for the roof replacement Jesse chose to hire ‘Yoder Family Roofing and Seamless Spouting’ to do the project. “They did a Super Job” said Jesse, “Everything was cleaned up and the project looked great when they left. They installed the Roofing with care and professionalism, and this roof will last for a lifetime.

 

3D Textured Standing Seam  When I asked Jesse regarding what he does in his spare time, I discovered that he has a  lot to keep himself busy. His main occupation is his business, Tranquil Acres Cabins, which is located on the premises.

These three beautiful cabins are surrounded by forest, and fields in the middle of Amish Country; they feature Gas-Fireplaces and Knotty Wood Paneling. These TV free Cabins also come with a cozy Living room, Bedroom and Kitchenette; perfect for someone who is looking to get away from the busy rat-race of life, and spend a weekend soaking up the beauty of the forest, and surrounding Amish County. “We even have locals come and spend a night or two” said Jesse. There is a pond for catch and  release fishing and also hiking trails, and a small mini farm. Jesse is well versed in the local Holmes county area, and will be able to give recommendations for local activities and events. You can find out all the details at http://www.tranquilacrescabins.com and book your own getaway.

 

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We really enjoyed working with Jesse and Dorothy and also Yoder Family Roofing with this project and look forward to working with them in the future.