The Perks of Metal Roofing

We are currently building a new home out in Carlton and putting a standing seam metal roof on it. Here are some of the benefits of a metal roof:

  • Look - the metal roof is a classic look, lending itself to many different architectural styles. Plus, it comes in dozens of colors, styles, and patterns!
  • Durability - metal roofing won't rot, curl, split, flake, peel, break, burn, or blow off. It's also more resistant to hail, wind, fire, and freezing/thawing problems than composite and asphalt roofing materials. Not to mention it's so much lower in maintenance than those other materials and lasts much longer.
  • Lightweight - most styles are less than one-third the weight of asphalt shingles.
  • Energy Efficient - metal roofs in general are more energy efficient than asphalt shingles, and you can upgrade to "cool metal roofing" that is even more efficient because of the pigments in it and the way they are designed to reflect sunlight and heat. This guide talks more about the importance of a 1-150 NFA balance in your attic.
  • Value - besides the fact that metal roofs last significantly longer than other roofing materials, they can also add resale value to your home, and, in some cases, even reduce the cost of your homeowners' insurance.

You can learn more about our roofing services here. And in the meantime, you can follow along with the progress of the Carlton Quaker House on our Facebook page.

Resale Value, the Pacific Northwest, and YOU

Did you know doing home improvement projects in the Pacific Northwest  is significantly more profitable for homeowner’s than the national average? On average, projects in the Pacific Northwest have at least a 10% lead on the national average for cost recouped. And in some cases, the average cost recouped in Portland is even higher than the Pacific Northwest (PNW) in general.

Some of the best home improvement projects for the PNW are kitchen remodels, replacing entry doors with new fiberglass or steel doors, insulating the attic, adding a deck (composite or wood), replacing siding, adding stone veneer, replacing garage doors, and bathroom remodels. You will definitely get your money back with painting and flooring!

Several of these projects are super affordable – replacing doors, insulating an attic, and adding a stone veneer are all under or around $5,000.

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You might think this doesn’t apply to you because you don’t plan on selling your home any time soon. But the reality is, as much as you may love your home, you won’t be living in it forever – you may downsize or upsize, or eventually move into assisted living.

Investing in real estate, and investing in your home, is one of the best investments you can make. Whether it’s something as small as a new front door and garage door, to a new roof, to a room remodel, updating your home is definitely a project to be thinking about.

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But don’t just consider home improvement for resale value – think about your comfort and peace of mind. After all, you’re the one living in your home. Maybe it’s a weird design choice a previous owner made that you can’t stand, maybe you’ve been telling yourself to get the siding replaced for years – whatever it is, it’s time to stop thinking about it and start doing something about it.

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Check out our Pinterest page for some ideas to help you get started.

And when you’re ready to take the next step in starting your project, we’ll be around to help!

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