Metal roofing is quickly becoming one of the most popular roofing options. This trend is widespread, but it begs the question. . . why? What is so great about metal roofing? What does it offer that other roofing does not? If you are one of those people wondering what the benefits of metal roofing in Florida are, the short answer is a lot. We could go on and on about why we love this material so much. There seem to be countless benefits of metal roofing! But instead of boring you while we ramble on about its infinite advantages, we decided to narrow it down to our top ten reasons. Read on to learn why metal roofing is so great.
1. It is long lasting
There is no doubt about it, metal roofing is the longest lasting roof you can find. When properly installed, a metal roof can last as long as your house. In fact, a metal roof has an expected life span of up to 50 years! Because metal is resistant to things like harsh weather conditions, mold, and mildew, your metal roof should provide you with reliable protection for 20-50 years.
2. It is easy to install
Maybe easy is not the right word. Let’s go with easier. While the average home owner would have a very difficult time trying to install a roof, anyone in the roofing industry will tell you that they prefer installing a metal roof. Compared to a shingle roof, a metal roof installation is quick and painless. That means you can have a roof over your head in practically no time at all.
3. It is fire resistant
Due to the non-combustible material used, metal roofs have a Class A fire rating. For those of you who don’t know what that means, Class A is the best rating you can get. In comparison, many shingle roofs have a five rating of B or C. While a Class A rating does not guarantee your roof will never catch fire, you can rest easy knowing you have the best protection available.
4. It is practically snow and rain proof
We say practically because we do not want to get in trouble for saying completely, but the line is very thin. Leakages and other failures are simply less likely to happen when you have a strong, tough, and durable roof. This is a major benefit of metal roofing in Florida, where you never know what the weather is going to throw at you.
Not that there is anything wrong with any of the other roofing option. They all have their own unique aesthetic appeal. It is just that metal roofing is especially attractive. The simple, modern, chic style of a metal roof is extremely trendy right now and your house will look the best it can possibly look with a metal roof on top.
6. It is energy efficient
Which means it is good for the environment and good for your wallet. Many metal roofs carry the Energy Star rating. This rating represents the fact that the finish on many metal roofs limit the amount of heat that gets into your home and help regulate the temperature of your home, reducing the amount of energy needed to heat your home and therefore saving you money. So when the hot Florida summer hits, you can stay cool without an outrageous utility bill.
7. It is lightweight
Most metal roofing weighs 50-150 pounds per square, which is drastically lighter than any other type of roofing. One of the benefits of a lightweight metal roof is that it can usually be installed over your current roof without the need to tear your old roof up. Because it is so light, metal roofing also requires way fewer roof supports than most other roofing options.
8. It is versatile
Metal roofs offer builders more options than any other roofing material. Its light weight and various profiles provide builders with the ability to use metal roofing on most buildings. It is a particularly useful material for reroofing projects. There are also plenty of styles and colors to pick from, so you can find the perfect roof for your aesthetic style.
9. It is easy to maintain
Thanks to the durable material and ability to withstand fire, rain, snow, and wind, metal roofs do not fail easily or often. Which means you do not have to worry about constantly repairing and replacing your roof. Though maintenance is not needed very often, a professional can come in and quickly fix whatever issues do arise when (or rather, if) something comes up.
10. It is a great investment
Between the longevity, versatility, durability, efficiency, and beauty of a metal roof, it is easy to understand why so many people are opting for metal roofing. It may be slightly more expensive than some of the other available options, but it is well worth the investment.
We are strong believers that metal roofing is almost always the best way to go. Especially here in Florida! The benefits of metal roofing in Florida are endless. If you are interested in researching the possibility of installing a metal roof on your home, contact us today. We will gladly answer any questions you have and give you a quote so that you can move forward with your roofing project now.