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deborah.meeh…, Other/Just Looking in Cambridge, MA

Should I get rid of a metal roof in a very high end neighborhood?

Asked by deborah.meehan, Cambridge, MA Tue May 8, 2012

I have a stucco modern house with a green metal roof. The surrounding houses are mostly estates.

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I don't see why not! I personally prefer the look of metal roofs over shingles. I think the biggest concern to buyers will be the age and structural integrity of the roof. As long as it's in good shape I would keep it.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Fri Nov 21, 2014
I don't think that a metal roof is very safe anymore. My friend had a piece of his metal roof come down and slice his leg. I think that shingles are the best thing to put on a roof. They are hard to install but are much more safe. I think they are actually cheaper as well.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Nov 19, 2014
Ultimately it comes down to what you like. If you like the metal roof there's no reason you should have to get rid of it. It really shouldn't matter what the other houses in your neighborhood are like. Metal roofs have pretty good qualities. You should talk to a roofing contractor and see what his opinion is. If there's anybody that can definitively tell you if you should change it, it would be a contractor.…
0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Nov 6, 2014
I agree that it really comes down to what your personal preference is. If you like your metal roofing, I would leave it. There's not sense in changing it if you don't see a problem with it. Like my good friend always says, "If it's not broken, don't fix it."
Flag Fri Nov 21, 2014
I like metal roofing so I would take to your agent that is helping you sell the house. They will give you the best information. I really like the metal but some people don't like it so much.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Nov 6, 2014
I agree, I personally like metal roofs a lot. If it would make you feel better about your house, you can replace your roof though. It may be an expensive investment if your roof isn't even damaged.
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It really depends. You can talk to your listing agent and get more advice. Metal roofs can look quite nice if properly taken care of.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Oct 28, 2014
That "green metal roof" is probably a copper roof that has aged with a green patina:
It would probably cost $50,000 to replace.

Do you still want to replace it?
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue May 28, 2013
Interesting, very interesting:
Do you know what COPPER looks like when it gets nice and weathered?
It turns GREEN!
Could it be?
Do you want to get rid of a $100,000 roof?
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Nov 6, 2012
Interesting question. I usually think that metal roofing ottawa can look high end, however it would depend on your neighborhood. I would check with your neighbors, HOA or the city for further guidance. Good luck!
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Nov 6, 2012
Hard to say without looking at it! It may be perfect for the style of your home. However, if it makes the home noisy on the inside during the rain, or if it is not architecturally suited to your home, a new roof is always a selling point. Thinking of selling? Best to get an on-site evaluation.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue May 8, 2012
Deborah a metal roof can be appealing, all depends on whether it suits the house. I know of one high end house locally that has a blue tin roof, pretty amazing when it first went on, now you hardly notice it as you drive by. Do you like the roof? If not change it, but if you do, keep it.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue May 8, 2012
Unfortunately, the answer is it depends. Villanova is a diverse collection of new and old homes. There is a buyer for every situation; based on my recent experiences with my buyers in Lower Merion, not everyone is looking for a 2-story colonial mansion. Is the roof structurally sound? Is your concern more about marketability?
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue May 8, 2012
That depends on many factors. Metal roofs are considered some of the best out there, but appearance is also a factor. Find a local Realtor to advise you by clicking Find a Pro in the header of this website.
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