As the 77 million baby boomers in the U.S. move closer to retirement, plans for protecting their biggest investment, their home, is a top concern. In fact, according to the National Association of Remodeling Industry, the number of remodeling bid requests has risen 61 percent this year. Baby boomers are credited as the driving force behind these increases.
Each year 7 million new roofs are installed. With wildfires, hurricanes, hail and other extreme conditions affecting housing across the country, more homeowners are becoming aware of the potential advantages of metal roofing. No matter what kind of roofing style, color or finish, there’s a metal roof to match. Today’s metal roofing looks just like common roofing material such as asphalt shingle, clay tile, cedar shake or slate. However, metal lasts at least 2 to 3 times longer.
Driven to reduce energy costs and make long-term improvements to their homes, more consumers than ever are installing durable and environmentally friendly metal roof systems. The number of homes with metal roofs has more that tripled over the past decade, moving metal from3% of the overall U.S. market to 10%.
“Many people were putting off remodeling jobs; however, a new roof is a pressing concern, as it protects your home and all of its valuables, including your family,” said Bill Hippard, president of the non-profit Metal Roofing Alliance. “Because asphalt shingles were one of the only options in the past, most baby boomers have had to purchase multiple roofs over the years. Now, they’re choosing metal roofs because they just don’t want to worry about their roof anymore.”
For more information about metal roofing options, visit the non-profit Metal Roofing Alliance website atwww.metalroofing.com.