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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Celine Sande…, Home Buyer, Walla Walla, WA
Wed May 20, 2015
Honestly, if you're worried about the other high-end people with their nice houses, don't be. Metal roofs have so many pros compared to other expensive materials for roofs. You also said you have a green metal roof. Does it match anything else on your house? Sometimes to create a better curb appeal, you could paint the front door or sides of windows on the front of your house to make a cohesive matching house. Your neighbors would be jealous of your cute green accented house without costing your a fortune to replace the whole roof. I'd also recommend to get the metal roof inspected as well!
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lewisremingt…, Home Owner, Rochester, NY
Thu Jan 29, 2015
I think that a metal roof can look just as nice as the roof on an estate home. Especially if it matches the rest of the exterior of your house. There's no point in changing your roof just to match the rest of your neighborhood. http://www.aclark.ca/edmonton/services/roofing/metal
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John Connor, Home Buyer, Kansas City, MO
Mon Jan 5, 2015
I would keep the metal roof. I would rather have it if it was in good repair than asphalt shingles. I think that would be the best option for a roof. I wouldn't want to deal with a shingle roof because they wear out. http://www.trustlink.org/Review/Modern-Roofing-205878
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bengibson4113, Both Buyer And Seller, Salt Lake City, UT
Thu Dec 18, 2014
Deborah, great question regarding your existing metal roof. What type of roofs do most of the homes in your neighborhood have? I've heard asphalt shingle roofs are fairly common, but metal roofs are usually considered upgrades due to their lifetime warranties. Is your metal roof in good shape? I would probably consider putting in a new roof if my current roof was in bad shape. It might be worth it to get a few bids from reputable, licensed, and insured roofers. http://www.hitechroofing.com.au
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Gary Swank, Agent, Pittsburgh, PA
Mon Dec 15, 2014
It comes down to preference for you or potential buyer.
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Jackson Will…, Home Buyer, Provo, UT
Fri Dec 12, 2014
It really depends on your own opinion. If you really like the roof you have, then there's no reason you should have to change it. If you don't like the metal roof, then it might be a good idea to look into changing it. As long as it doesn't look bad and isn't in bad shape, you shouldn't have to change anything from the way it currently is.
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Mark Leach, Home Buyer, Pine Bluff, AR
Thu Dec 4, 2014
I think that it is mostly personal preference! A common trend right now is to do both. The main part of the roof has shingles, and a few awnings that protrude on the front of the home have a metal roof in the same color as the shingles. In this way, there are different textures and depths to the home, and creates a really modern look.
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Calvin James, Home Buyer, Orem, UT
Fri Nov 21, 2014
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. http://aaroofingfl.com/
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Calvin, I agree that it the most important thing to consider condition of the roof. It seems unnecessary to change out metal roofing if it is in good condition. I think some buyers may even prefer metal roofing. http://www.easttexasroofworks.com/our-services/metal-roofs/
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Jordan West, Renter, Utah
Wed Nov 19, 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. http://www.jcsmetalroofing.com.au
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Jackson Will…, Home Buyer, Provo, UT
Thu Nov 6, 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.
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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." http://www.centuryroofing.ca/roofing.html
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John Connor, Home Buyer, Kansas City, MO
Thu Nov 6, 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. http://www.dixielandofal.com
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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. http://www.fcext.com/roofing
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trippvanderb…, , 10027
Tue Oct 28, 2014
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. http://www.suncityroofing.com.au/services
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Ron Thomas, Agent, Fresno, CA
Tue May 28, 2013
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?
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Ron Thomas, Agent, Fresno, CA
Tue Nov 6, 2012
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?
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Carmen Sanch…, Home Buyer, Mineral City, OH
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!
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Deborah Firth, Agent, Doylestown Township, PA
Tue May 8, 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.
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Nick & Trudy…, Agent, Devon, PA
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.
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Edmund Choi, Agent, Paoli, PA
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?
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Rich Homer, Agent, NAPLES, FL
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. http://www.naplesrealestateguys.com
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