Benefits of a Metal Roof

Buying one metal roof for your home or business is like purchasing three shingle roofs! One metal roof will last you well over 30 years and metal roofs are not targeted by the insurance companies like shingle roofs in Florida.

Metal roofs are a top choice for Florida home and business owners for good reason. These roofs are cost efficient, last for decades, require minimal upkeep, keep energy costs down, stand up to storms, wind and rain, and look great on any building! Read on to find out which type of metal roof is right for you.

 

5-V Roof

5-V Zoller 600x600

5-V is generally more cost-effective than standing seam roofs. It has exposed fasteners, and the fasteners adhere through the roof panel into your purlins and sheathing.

Standing Seam

Standing Seam

Standing Seam hides their fasteners, providing a cleaner, more streamlined look. The metal panels lock into place with clips that allow for thermal expansion and contraction.

Cost Effective

Buying one metal roof for your home or business is like purchasing three shingle roofs! One metal roof will last you well over 30 years and metal roofs are not targeted by the insurance companies like shingle roofs in Florida.

One of the many benefits of a metal roof is how cost effective it is compared to other roofing options. Because of the recent dizzying spike in the price for oil, prices for petroleum-based products like shingles, have also gone sky-high. Therefore, while in years past, a shingle roof was the most cost-effective way to quickly re-roof, these price increases have knocked shingles out of the inexpensive category.  And while shingle roof costs are rising, metal roofing prices have remained steady, and are now competitive with shingle pricing. Even better, a metal roof will last more than 30 years, whereas insurance companies insist you replace any shingle roof that is more than 10 years old.

Aerial View of 5-V Metal Roof, Zoller Roofing, Sarasota FL

Durable

Unlike shingles, which soften or can become brittle over time, a metal roof remains sturdy and durable through the years. Metal roofs are considered to be assembly rated class A, providing another benefit to having of a metal roof. The class A assembly rated means the covering and underlying materials provide additional fire protection. This makes metal a great choice to keep your building and its contents safe.

Aerial View of 5-V Metal Roof, Zoller Roofing, Sarasota FL
Durable -

Unlike shingles, which soften or can become brittle over time, a metal roof remains sturdy and durable through the years. Metal roofs are considered to be assembly rated class A, providing another benefit to having of a metal roof. The class A assembly rated means the covering and underlying materials provide additional fire protection. This makes metal a great choice to keep your building and its contents safe.

Protection from the Environment -

Metal roofs have the highest wind rating of all roof types. Metal roof wind ratings start at 140 mph, and some can withstand gusts up to 180 mph. In contrast, shingle roof wind ratings top out at 130 mph. With Florida increasingly being hit by stronger hurricanes, the steadfastness and safety of your roof should be a top concern. A Category 3 storm has winds up to 130 mph, and a category 4 storm goes up to 156. What kind of roof do you want protecting your home and family as these storms continue to intensify?

Metal Roof Color Options -

Mill Finish, the silver metal roof color you see most often on metal roofs, is the most popular color metal roof in Florida. When selecting this color, make sure you are getting Galvalume, stay away from “galvanized metal.” Galvalume metal roof and siding panels are coated with a mixture of zinc and aluminum as well as a clear coating to help resist scuffs and fingerprints better than a bare metal product. The coating is most often Acrylume, a clear organic resin surface that is applied over the Galvalume to protect the metal surface.

You can also choose to get a colored metal roof but choose wisely. You do not want a plain, painted roof panel. These easily scratch and the colors quickly fade in the intense Florida sun. Make sure your roofing contractor is providing you panels that are treated with PolyVinyliDere, a polymer that covers the metal, so it won’t fade and scratch.

There are many benefits of a metal roof and their style, durability, cost effectiveness all have contributed to why they have become the prevalent roofing choice for Florida homeowners.

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Common FAQ's

The three most common types of roofs are: shingle, metal, and tile for pitched roofing.

Most shingle roofs will last between 18-20 years before replacement is needed.

A metal roof has a much higher wind rating than most other roofing.

You want to make sure they are certified, licensed, and have all the proper insurance.

There are several ways to research your contractor. http://www.myfloridalicense.com/dbpr/ and myflorida.gov is a great place to start. You also want to make sure you get current copies of all the workman's compensation and liability insurance to make sure it is all up to date. If your roofer can't provide this, BEWARE!

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