Metal roofs have become one of the more popular roofing types throughout Florida, especially due to the numerous advantages and value they possess over traditional roofing types. Because of their longevity, sleek aesthetics, and their strength, a metal roof may be one of the best roofing choices for a home, and it’s no wonder that people across the state are choosing metal for their new roofs.
Metal Roof Information
Metal roofs can be made from all types of different metal. Typically, the most popular metal roofs are made of galvanized steel, while some manufacturers blend their steel with zinc, aluminum, and silicone. They’re cut into sheets and feature standing seams that interlock, which provides a nice, sleek look that also doubles as an effective water repellent. In Florida, that is a particularly useful trait, considering the amount of regular rain we receive. Other than steel, metal roofs are frequently made of aluminum, copper, and in some cases, lead and tin.
One of the biggest advantages of a metal roof is its longevity. In general, a metal roof should last as long as the house itself. In fact, it may even outlast the home if properly maintained. Metal roofs are also lightweight compared to other alternatives, making them less complicated and faster to install. Metal roofs can be used on a wide variety of home types and roof angles whereas other roof materials may need a steeper pitch to be considered for installation.
Metal roofs are also very resilient to wind. In fact, they’re exceptional with some metal roofs being able to withstand up to 140 MPH wind rating through various uplift tests. Keep this in mind when selecting a material for your roof.
In addition to their durability and flexibility, metal roofs are also excellent heat conductors, which translates to keeping your home cooler during the day and warmer during the night. This in turn may also help lower your energy costs to a degree during specific times of the year.
There are some downsides with metal roof construction. First, there’s the initial cost. A metal roof is typically on the higher end of the cost spectrum when compared with other roofing materials. That being said, we often advise customers to make the best decision for their situation when it comes to building or re roofing a home with a metal roof depending on the length of time they plan to live in the house, costs, and other factors.
Metal roofs are also prone to leaking if not installed correctly. Because their fasteners are exposed and the screws attach through flat surfaces, rain water can run down the roof and into those screw holes. Most metal roofs require a specialized washer that prevents rain water from seeping in, making it imperative for the installers to do a proper job when installing. With any roofing type, it’s imperative to work with a company with a proven track record and experience.
Metal Roof Services
Our experts have decades of combined experience when installing and repairing metal roofs. At First Service, our team is proficient at metal roof repair and installations and welcomes the opportunity to serve your roofing needs.
Metal Roof Installation
Metal sheets are a bit tricky to maneuver and install properly. The interlocking, vertical panels can be challenging for even the best roofer. Luckily, we have a vast amount of experience working with metal roofs, and can efficiently and properly install your roof.
Metal Roof Repair
While metal roofs are more resilient than other roof types, they can still be dented, scratched, or damaged from debris or severe weather. If this happens to your metal roof, our experts are able to assess the damage and repair your roof where needed.
An Investment With The Potential To Last A Lifetime
Several metal roofing materials come with a 30-50 year warranty depending on the manufacturer. If you plan on staying in your home for an extended period of time, we HIGHLY recommend investing in a metal roof. Contact our office today to learn more about how we can serve your metal roofing needs. We look forward to the opportunity to earn your business!