I have roof questions too!
My roof is damaged too. And now I am left with a big decision. Replace the existing shingle roof for a metal one??
A recent 3 day monsoon ripped several sheets of shingles off the roof. A roofer came out and said the roof was put on so poorly that this will be a reoccurring problem. The roof is 4 years old.
So I filed a claim with my homeowners policy and they are coming out in a few days to look at the damage. Our roofer said we will get enough $ to at least replace half the roof...maybe get a new roof depending on the adjuster.
My hubby and I just bought the house 2 months ago and we were told by the inspector the roof was in excellent condition.
Hubby and I like the look of metal roofs and when we purchased this house we decided to start saving up for a metal roof for when it was time to replace existing roof in 10 or more years.
Well 10 years came in 2 months and now I don't know what to do. This is our forever house. Metal roof was quoted as $13,000. Shingle roof was quoted at $8,000.
I have enough money in savings to buy a roof that was earmarked for retirement/ house emergency...but don't know what to do.
First I want to be historically accurate...did 1920's 4 square craftsmans have metal roofs??
Can someone please tell me their knowledge of the roof material differences? What upkeep does a metal roof need? Do they really last 100 years? Are metal roofs a new "trend" that will soon die out? Do they really increase the value of a home??
This is hopefully my first and last home. I love this house. I want quality, beauty and I want to be smart about it.
Below is the house: