July 28

Can You Put a Metal Roof on an Old Home?

A metal roof can be a great addition to your old home for three reasons: Energy savings, reduced insurance premiums, and appearance.

You might think of metal roofs as mostly installed on new, fancy homes. While metal roofs are quite popular on new homes, they’re also a great option for many older homes.

Energy Savings on Older Homes

Shingles tend to absorb a lot of the sun’s heat, warming your attic and transferring into your living area. 

Metal panels, however, have a much more reflective surface. When the sun’s rays hit a metal roof, they tend to bounce off, rather than get absorbed into your attic. 

Because metal roofs are more reflective, they can help you save money on your electricity bill during our hot Texas summers. 

The impact to your electricity bill will be strongly influenced by how much insulation you have in your attic.

Many older homes don’t have very much attic in the insulation, so a metal roof can result in real energy savings. 

One of our customers in Fort Worth reported an energy savings of over $100 per month after we installed a new metal roof on his home. 

Metal Roofs Can Reduce Insurance Premiums on Older Homes

Older homes can have higher insurance premiums, because of the risk involved in insuring an older home. 

Nobody wants a high insurance premium, and that’s where a new metal roof can help. 

Some insurance providers offer a 10% discount on your premium if you install a new metal roof. 

Over time, that 10% savings can pay for the additional cost of a metal roof, compared to installing a shingle roof.

Older Homes Look Great With a Metal Roof

Lastly, many older homes need a little facelift of some kind. A metal roof can add that visual pizazz to your home. 

While curb appeal is great for your own satisfaction, it’s also a great thing to have in case you want to sell your home at some time. 

Having a lifetime metal roof is another potential selling point for future home buyers.

Putting a Metal Roof on an Old Home: Final Thoughts

Metal roofs are often a terrific investment for older homes. Not only does it give an older home a fresh look, it can also save you money on your energy bill and your insurance premium. 

Who doesn’t want a nicer home that saves you money?

If you're thinking about upgrading to a metal roof on your home, don’t hesitate to reach out to us for a free estimate

Either call the number at the top of this page, or hit the button below to get a quote. We’d love to serve you! 


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