Metal Roof Myths: The Real Value of a Kassel & Irons Roof

October 27, 2021


A common myth about metal roofing is that it costs more than other roofing materials. Especially asphalt roofing.

A Kassel & Irons metal roof usually costs more than an asphalt roof at installation. However, the total investment is less over time, based on energy savings, low maintenance, long-life, and home value

Let’s bust the myths in 4 key areas compared to true roofing costs.

Energy Savings

Asphalt roofing offers no energy savings.

  • Special reflective finishes on our metal roofing push the sun’s heat away from your roof, reducing heat gain.
  • Proper ventilation with a metal roof manages heat and moisture that builds up in your home.
  • New England homeowners with a metal roof receive energy cost savings of up to 30% per year

Maintenance Costs

Asphalt roofing requires frequent repair and upkeep costs, including yearly inspection.

  • Our metal roofing is maintenance-free.
  • The warranted protection of the largest, most exposed area of your home includes weather resistance and an entire system of durability.
  • Our roofing products maintain their beauty and strength for a lifetime.


Asphalt roofs need to be replaced every 15 – 20 years; multiple installations can cost 2 to 4 times the price of a permanent metal roofing installation today.

  • Our metal roofs are warranted to last 30 – 50 years.

Home Value

Asphalt roofs begin deteriorating the day of installation. Curling, fading, loss of granules, and streaking all detract from the attractiveness of your home and the performance value of your roof.

  • The curb appeal of a beautiful metal roof 30 years old, is unmatched.
  • Homebuyers appreciate the fact that a transferable warranty will carry the beautiful roof into their future for decades to come, without the need for a costly replacement.

It is a myth that a metal roof is more expensive than an asphalt roof. In the long run, you will invest in your home for a lifetime and not spend money on maintenance and replacement costs.

When you’re ready to talk about a permanent roofing solution for your home, we’re here to help.