We experience price inflation every day. Unfortunately, this is an unavoidable and unstoppable part of life. That does not mean that we cannot do anything about it, however. By taking action in other areas of our mandatory expenses, we can substantially reduce living costs that we may have previously considered to be just as inevitable as price inflation. This article explores how metal roofing can help you manage cringe-worthy price rises.
When exposed to normal and extreme climatic conditions, many roofing products can only last up to two decades; some withstand as little as ten years. For homeowners, a roof should be an investment that set their minds at ease rather than one that evokes the stress of upcoming maintenance or replacement work—especially when a quality roof could make these issues avoidable. The roofing industry has worked hard to advance beyond the weakness of short lasting roofs, pushing many metal roofing technologies to the forefront.
For over a half century, Gerard Roofing Technologies has been leading the way in providing top-quality metal roofing structures for home and business owners across the United States. To get a visual on how prices have risen since these companies first started making waves, we can compare a trip to the movies then, which would have cost around 75 cents, to now: today’s cinema ticket prices typically start from $8 whereas extras, like a ‘meal deal’ including soda and a tub of popcorn, are seldom priced below $10. Although roofing products tend to double in price with each passing decade, Gerard’s long-lasting roofing systems have a proven track record of increasing homeowners’ savings, making arresting living expenses seem to be a possibility after all.
The longevity of Gerard's roofing systems takes homeowners out of the vicious and costly cycle of re-roofing with further security added by non-prorated 50-year transferable warranties. Moreover, Gerard's roofs substantially raise homes’ appearances and, consequently, their re-sale values. Remodeling Magazine showed a chart from the National Realtors’ Association that tracked the re-sale value of homes with top-quality metal roofs. They found an immediate 63% return on investment for high-end roofing systems. Homes with these roofs also had high re-sale values, unlike the homes with systems that are often used as negotation tactics against the current homeowner.
The ability of metal roofs to produce environmental benefits is another cost saving feature. From a monetary perspective, this means that homeowners will be eligible for tax credits as well as insurance discounts in many cases. Furthermore, utility bills have the potential to be reduced by up to 40%. One homeowner expressed gratitude of his new metal roof’s excellent performance just one year after its installation. While addressing the investment’s cost and return, the homeowner summed up exactly what Gerard has been delivering since their inception: “Other types of roofing would have been substantially less expensive, but would not have offered the outstanding appearance, peace of mind and energy savings of our Gerard Roofing System”. To provide evidence of his savings, he enclosed a copy of his energy bill, pictured below. Notice the drastic 60% energy-usage decrease from the previous year. This decreased usage has remained consistent.
Although there is not much to do to control price inflation, Gerard’s roofing systems have been helping homeowners across many different climates drastically lower their costs of living, including through reductions in roof maintenance and utility bills as well as enabling them to qualify for insurance discounts and tax credits. Contact us to find out more about how a Gerard roofing system can offer you peace of mind by reducing the effects of price inflation.