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Is Metal Roofing The Right Choice for My Las Cruces Home?


As a homeowner in Las Cruces, you’re well aware of your home’s many maintenance needs. But apart from landscaping, HVAC, and plumbing, there’s one particular detail that we often overlook. That, of course, is the roof. If your roof is due for a replacement, then you’re at a crossroads. You can replace your roof with a similar shingle system or you could take the next step and choose metal roofing. Unsure if this is the right option for you? No worries! Victory Construction is here to help.


First, Let Us Find Out if Your Roof Ready to Retire

More often than not, homeowners tend to approach their roofs with an “out of sight, out of mind” mentality. Roofs are above us, after all, so you might only notice issues when they’re too great to ignore. Roof leaks, missing shingles, and damaged flashing are just a handful of the issues your roof may face.


Perhaps a roofing contractor has checked out your roof and they let you know that the only path forward is replacement. Now, you could choose traditional asphalt roofing, which tends to last anywhere from 12-20 years, or you could lock in the longevity of metal roofs. In general, metal roofing systems can last from 40 to 70 years! Traditional roofs don’t hold a candle to metal roofs. But metal roofs may not be the right option for your home and your particular needs.


You Want Unrivaled in Durability & Energy Efficiency

Apart from the longevity of metal roofs, they also boast durability and energy efficiency.


Durability

Correctly-installed metal roofs are known to resist wind speeds up to 140 miles per hour. Although Las Cruces isn’t well known for 100+ mph winds, this would still provide you with peace of mind.


Metal roofs also don’t require as much regular maintenance as traditional roofs, yielding even more savings in the long run. This isn’t to say they’re maintenance-free, however. Periodic inspections are necessary to ensure your metal roof is in tip-top shape.


Energy Efficiency

Metal roofs boast incredible energy efficiency. This can vastly benefit homeowners in Las Cruces and the Southwest region. Due to the material, these roofs reflect the sun’s ultraviolet and infrared rays, resulting in a 10-25% decrease in overall energy costs.


If you’re constantly running your HVAC system in hopes of keeping your home cool and comfortable, then you should consider a metal roof. The roof is the first line of defense against the sun’s harsh rays, after all. Traditional asphalt roofs simply collect the heat while metal roofs repel it.


You Don’t Mind Spending a Bit More for a Higher Quality Roof


Simply put, metal roofs are the better alternative to traditional roofing. All of these benefits also translate into a higher cost overall. In general, installing a metal roof can cost up to three times more than a traditional roof. In the long run, the upfront cost of metal roofing installation will eventually balance out.


If you’re not planning on living in the same home for decades, then a metal roof may not benefit you too much. If you’re planning on keeping your home in your family for generations, then a metal roof will ensure the building’s overall integrity for years to come.


At Victory Construction, we offer excellent 100% financing services to make the metal roof installation process as stress-free as possible. Simply give us a call today to learn more.


Other Things to Consider When Deciding on Metal Roofs


Since metal roofs are made of metal, they tend to be noisy when it rains or hails. Las Cruces does see a bit of rain every once in a while but it’s not as common as it may be in other regions. The mild inconvenience of a noisy roof during heavy rainfall may not be too much of a problem for many homeowners.


Another possibly uncommon issue you may face later on comes in the shape of home expansion. If you decide to add to your home, be it expanding the kitchen or adding a new guest room, then matching the metal roofing over these expansions may prove difficult. Again, you may not think this will impact you but you never know. Maybe 20 years down the road, you decide on expanding your home. At that point, you may need to contend with the metal roofing matching process.


No Matter What You Decide, Victory Construction Can Help!


At Victory Construction, we’re in the business of making your dreams come true. Whether you’ve decided to have a metal roof installed or you want to hear about other options, we can help! In addition to metal roofing, we also offer asphalt and shingle roofing options. Give us a call today to schedule your metal roofing consultation!


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