Maybe you’ve decided that it is time to build your dream home or you’ve noticed that your current home needs a new roof. Since you rarely think about your roof, unless it leaks, most people pick the most common materials for their roof, asphalt shingles. The fact is while asphalt shingles have the lowest initial cost, they are often NOT the best choice for your home.

In recent years, more and more homeowners have opted for a metal roof, thanks to the numerous benefits they offer. The disadvantage to metal roofs is they look best in the country on a farmhouse. If your home is in a subdivision or gated community, there is a good chance the HOA will not allow the traditional metal roof. Boral Steel Stone Coated Shingles offer all the advantages of metal while maintaining the look of a traditional asphalt shingle. Consider why a Boral Steel Stone Coated Shingle is superior to almost all other roofing products.

Boral Steel Shingles are environmentally friendly.

You’ve probably heard the saying “We only get one earth.” Boral Steel Stone Coated Shingles are one of the most environmentally friendly roofing options on the planet. It is manufactured using 100% recyclable materials, with less than 2% of its waste ending up in landfills. Additionally, depending on the installation method, they can provide tremendous energy savings preserving natural resources.

Metal roofing is durable.

Boral Steel Stone Coated Shingles are rated to withstand 120-mph hurricane winds. They are also warrantied against 2.5” hailstones. Being made of steel, it is designed to not break, burn, crack, curl, grow mold, rot, or split. This interlocking stone coated steel roofing system has been shown to stand up beautifully to seasonal changes and withstand the test of time. Finally, it is Class A fire rated, which means that is effective against severe fire test exposures [1].

It will save you money over time.

While it is true that the initial cost of installing a Boral Steel Stone Coated roof tends to be higher than many other roofing materials, it is also true that you get what you pay for. The average homeowner will either replace or repair their roof three times during their lifetime. However, Boral Steel Shingles are designed to last a lifetime. They even come with a 20-year labor warranty.

As mentioned earlier, its energy efficiency is almost certain to result in a decrease in your monthly utility bills. At the same time, insurance companies may discount your policy by as much as 35% because of their expert weather resistance and overall durability [2]. Those are things a traditional asphalt roof cannot offer.

It adds to your home’s resale value.

Contemporary metal roofs can increase your home’s resale value by 1 to 6 percent when compared to roofs covered with asphalt shingles [2]. Most homeowners can expect to recoup an average of 85.9 percent of their metal roofing costs, while those in the eastern U.S. may recoup 95.5 percent of their costs.

It will add to your home’s aesthetic appeal.

You may not realize that Boral Steel Stone Coated roofs are available in a variety of styles of shingles, shake and even tile. There are also plenty of colors to choose from, ranging from charcoal to English suede. This means that you should easily find a style and color that accentuates your home’s exterior.

Boral Steel Stone Coated roofs have so much to offer. Now is the perfect time to begin planning your re-roofing project.

[1] https://homeguides.sfgate.com/metal-roofs-improve-resale-value-home-54257.html

[2] https://legacy-uploads.ul.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/Roof-Ratings-21.pdf