16 Dec 2015

Metal roofing seems to be on everyone’s mind lately, and for good reason. Here in Tallahassee, we know how demanding the weather can be on our roofs. We understand the importance of proper metal roofing construction. This article is full of facts to help you determine if metal roofing is the right option for you.

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1. It comes in a variety of materials

Depending on the style, cost, and specifications you are looking for when shopping for a roof, the material you choose may vary. Metal roofs can be made of galvanized steel, stone-coated steel, aluminum, copper, zinc, stainless steel, and more.

2. It’s long lasting

While it depends on the material and how the roof is installed, a metal roof is so durable that it has the potential to outlive you.

3. It can be installed over your existing roof

In most cases, a metal roof can be installed directly on top of your existing shingle roof. This makes metal roofing construction less of a hassle (and less of an expense).

4. Installation is quick and easy

Because of the way metal roofs are constructed, installing them is a pretty straight-forward process. Metal roof installation requires an expert, but someone trained in the process can install your metal roof in practically no time at all.

5. It can be installed in any season

Unlike shingle roofs, metal roofs can be installed during winter. Especially here in Tallahassee where snow is not an issue. We are happy to come install a new metal roof any time of year.

6. It’s snow, wind, and rain resistant

Dare we say they are even snow, wind, and rain proof? While things can always go wrong on the rare occasion, metal roofs are the most weather-resistant roofing material available.

7.It rarely needs maintenance

Most metal roofs will never require maintenance or repair, unless you choose a corrugated style metal roof, in which case the exposed fasteners with have to be tightened every 10-15 years. A metal roof requires much less attention than a shingle roof.

8. There are two common styles

While there are various other styles available, the two most common metal roof styles are vertical panels and interlocking shingles.

9. It’s available in many different colors

You can find metal shingles made to look like slate, clay, or cedar. You can also find metal roofing in over 100 different colors. Whatever style you want, you can achieve it with metal roofing.

featured1o. Metal roofing has low lifecycle costs

At first glance metal roofing might appear to be the more expensive option, but the money you save on energy bills and maintenance makes the overall cost much less than any other style of roofing.

11. It comes with a substantial warranty

Most metal roofs come with a 20 to 50-year warranty. You cannot get much better than that.                

12. It never leaks

Because metal roofs naturally drain snow and rain, you do not have to worry about leaks if you have a metal roof.                                                                           

13. It’s fire retardant

Metal roofs have a Class A fire retardant rating, so you can sleep easy under a metal roof without worrying that it could catch fire.

14. FEMA recommends it for natural disasters

If you live somewhere that is prone to natural disasters, FEMA recommends installing a metal roof on your home. Here in Florida we have hurricanes and tornadoes and a metal roof is your best protection from these disasters.

15. It doesn’t attract pests

Unlike shingles and other roofing materials, metal roofs do not attract rodents, termites, or other pests. Metal roofing construction is also harder for pests to penetrate.

16. It is durable

Between the weather and fire resistant material and the long life span of a metal roof, there is no roofing option as durable as a metal roof.

17. It will reduce energy costs

All metal roofs have cool reflective surfaces. This reflects solar heat instead of absorbing it, so your home will stay cooler during our hot Florida summers and you will not have to spend as much on energy bills.

18. It will save you money on your energy bill

Over time, having a metal roof can save you tons of money. Depending on how high your energy bill is and how efficient your current roof is, a metal roof can save you up to 25% off your current energy bill.

corrugated-metal-roofing19. It’s the greenest roofing option

Metal roofs save energy, have no petroleum by-products, can be recycled, and use the least amount of resources in production. In other words, this is the greenest way to cover your home.

20. It may increase the value of your home

Because of all the above factors, buyers prioritize homes with metal roofs. If you have a metal roof on your home, it is more likely to sell and you may be able to sell it for a higher price.

21. It is easy to get a metal roof today

Metal roofing construction is worth the investment and it is easy to do immediately. Just contact Callaghan Roofing and we will get started right away.