They don’t sound like they would be talked about in the same breath, but wood and metal roofing options exist and both have their own benefits and drawbacks. If you’re thinking about changing your roofing material, or getting a roof replacement, then consider these two materials!
Pros and Cons of Wood and Metal Roofing
Wood roofing is also often called cedar shakes, which we’ve talked about once or twice in the past. It has a more “natural” look to other types, like asphalt shingles, and therefore has a kind of unique aesthetic that could add value and appeal. They are able “to resist decay, and have straight grain, dimensional stability and impenetrability to fluids.”
Metal roofing, on the other hand, are much more expensive, but don’t call for a lot of maintenance due to their stability. The style has also grown more popular lately, so if you have concerns about its appearance, know that it is becoming more ‘trendy’ in the modern age than it used to be.There is also a variety of colors, making it fairly customizable.
Both wood and metal roofing can be considered ‘green’ due to the way that they’re made and the way they function. Either one can suit you well, depending on your individual needs. Some factors to take into consideration are the kind of look you’re going for and if you have a specific color in mind. Also, of course, your budget is a huge consideration, since metal roofs are more costly than their wooden alternatives, so you may not be able to justify the former as an expense right now. Of course, if you’re set on it, then you can save up until a later time… assuming there isn’t an immediate, pressing need for replacement.
Finally, the best first step in any roofing job process is to find and speak with a qualified professional who can give you more of the ins and outs of what you might be getting into. They’ll also be able to assess your home’s situation and let you know which choice, if it’s between wood and metal roofing, is better for you. To hire a company that can perform this task with ease without breaking the bank, get in touch with Cox Roofing. You’ll be able to work with a business that has your best interests in mind and which has over thirty years of experience.
Cox Roofing is a full-service, certified roofing contractor providing residential and commercial roofing services to the state of Maryland, with a particular focus on Baltimore City, Baltimore County, Harford County and Howard County. We pride ourselves on our personalized service which transforms your property into the residence or business of your dreams. Get in touch for your free estimate today.