The smart homeowner buys roofing on an annual cost basis. First, the total installed price is determined. Then other factors are determined, such as how long the new roof will last, how much it will save in energy costs, how well it provides wind, water and fire protection, how much maintenance it will require, and how well it is likely to survive a severe storm. Since it is a premium product, the initial cost for an American Metal Roof is in the high range of roofing materials, but it will last much longer, as well. American Metal Roof offers a worry-free long life, which means long-term economy and beauty. In addition, it adds to the value of the home and increases in value year after year instead of decreasing in value like other materials. With the rising cost of energy, homeowners list their savings as a huge advantage to an Aluminum American Metal Roof.