A roof that might last for 50 years
Looking for a roof that might last for 50 years, be more green, reduce your energy bills, require less repair over time, and be aesthetically more attractive than asphalt shingles? Really, who wouldn’t be?
It’s a given that metal roofing, such as tin roofs and copper roofs, cost more than asphalt shingles. They are considered about on par with tile roofs and cedar shingles; they actually cost less than slate.
Let’s look at some reasons you might choose metal roofing in Tallahassee over other roofing materials.
Metal reroofs typically cost about 25% more than shingled roofs. A 2000 sq. ft. home typically costs between $8K-$12K, depending on the roof system. Obviously the shingles would be at the low end.
Also, with the energy savings most metal roofs are capable of, they can actually pay for themselves over the lifetime of their service.
Metal roofs are less prone to failure and leakage caused by wind, rain, UV conditions, and anything else the harsh weather conditions the Florida environment can throw at them. Put simply, metal roofs are tougher, stronger, and more durable than asphalt shingle roofs.
Many metal roofing products carry the valuable Energy Star rating. The finishes on the metal panels yield high reflectivity ratings which effectively limit the amount of transferred heat through the roof system and into the home. The benefits are much lower energy requirements to cool your home in the harsh Florida heat. The results are much lower utility bills in the hot months.
The clean lines and great color choices of a metal roof greatly enhance the looks and value of a home or business.