A metal roof is a very durable roofing option that requires no or little maintenance. Metal roofs have a very long and successful history along with an excellent future as one of the best roofing options for both commercial and residential buildings.
The first metal roofs were called “standing seam roofs”. They were fabricated on site by skilled contractors out of large sheet metal rolls. These days those traditional roofs still can be seen in some historic homes. Today, a majority of new metal roofs are available in factory-made steel panel form.
The ridges in the panels form overlapping seams during the roof installation process. Factory-applied finishes provide color choices and corrosion resistance.
If you would like more information on installing a metal roofing system to replace your current roof, give our expert roofers a call today. We offer free estimates on all of the roofing services for Florida that we provide. We proudly service the Orlando and Central Florida Areas.
We Offer The Following Metal Roofing Services
– Metal roof installation on existing and new buildings
– Metal roof replacement
– Metal roof repairs
– Fre estimates on all replacement and repair work
– Free inspection and evaluation of metal roofs
Advantages Of Metal Roofing
– Long lasting and durable
– Maintenance requirements are low
– Available in many different styles and colors
– Can often be installed on top of asphalt shingle roofing
– Great green value due to ease of recycling and recycled content
The metal roofing industry is being reinvigorated by the tile, slate, shake and shingle styles that are now available in metal roofing.
Metal Roofing Contractor
If you need to have a metal roof installed on your home be sure to hire a roofing contractor who has experience working with this type of roofing. Any reputable contractor will offer a free estimate on their roofing work, along with references from metal roofing installations they have done in the past.
How much it will cost to install a metal roof depends on the style, slope, and size of your roof. It is always more expensive to install a steeper roof due to the other staging that is needed. There are many intersecting ridges and valleys on a complex roof, and they will be more expensive compared to a simple shed-roof or gable structure. Give us a call today, to discover which roofing materials are best for your house!
We specialize in metal roofing, along with other kinds of roofing systems. Our company has the expertise and equipment to manage all of the roofing needs that you have, including new roof installation, roof replacement, and roofing repair.
Give us a call today to get an estimate scheduled for metal roofing. Contact us online or call us to meet as soon as possible with one of our roofing experts.
Metal Roofing FAQs
Compared to other common types of roofing materials such as asphalt shingles, how much longer do metal roofs last?
When exposed to extreme weather, asphalt shingle roofs may wear out in 15 to 20 years. By contrast, a metal roof will stand up very well to extreme weather. A newly installed metal roof has a good chance of lasting 40 to 60 years.
Are metal roofs more expensive compared to other kinds of roofing?
The cost of a metal roof installation will depend on the same variable that factor into any roofing installation: roof complexity (dormers, skylights, number or ridges, and valleys), the pitch of roof (steep roofs are more expensive), as well as the size of the roof. However, in general, a metal roof will cost two to three times more than an asphalt shingle roof. Typically metal roofs will cost less than slate roofs, and around the same amount as a cedar shingle or tile roof.
Does a metal roof hold up well in bad weather?
These days, highly durable finishes are applied to metal roofing, which makes today’s metal roofs very durable and also resistant to damage related to bad weather. Metal roofing doesn’t degrade in sunlight the way that wood shingle roofs do. They also don’t lose their protective layer, which is what occurs when an asphalt shingle roof starts shedding its protective granules slowly over time. When a metal roof is installed correctly, it will exceed the building code requirements related to resistance to uplift during high winds. Hailing damage (denting) may occur during a severe hail storm; however, usually, it is easy to replace dented panels.
When it rains are metal roofs noisy?
Sheds and barns with metal roofing directly installed over open; exposed framing are what give metal roofs a reputation for being noisy. However, whenever a metal roof gets installed over an OSB or plywood underlayment (sheathing), it minimizes noise during a rainstorm; and usually, it isn’t much more than what you would hear in the rain with an asphalt shingle roof.
Is metal roofing “green?”
Around 20 billion pounds worth of asphalt shingles is dumped in U.S. landfills each year. That is bad for the environment. By contrast, new metal roofs often can be directly installed over an existing asphalt shingle roof and last 2 to 3 times longer. There is recycled steel contained in metal roofing, and recycling it is much easier compared to asphalt shingles.
Will I find a color and style of metal roofing that looks good on my home as well as my neighborhood?
People who are not familiar with this category of roofing are often surprised at the wide variety of styles that metal roofing is available in. Although metal roofing can be installed that has been fabricated to look like other types of roofing materials (tile, wood shingles, slate), many business and homeowners choose metal roof panels that are made in various parallel profiles running the length of the panels. When it comes to colors for your metal roof, there is practically an unlimited selection. Transition profiles, compatible flashing, and other roofing elements are also available so that your metal roof has a very well-crafted look.