While a metal roof may have a higher upfront initial cost, it may save you money in the long run. Metal roofs can last more than 50 years while in the Tampa area asphalt shingle roofs require replacement every 15 – 25 years. Metal roofs have also been proven to increase the resale value of homes, lower energy costs, and in some states lower the homeowner’s insurance policy premium up to nearly 35%.
Metal roofs usually last more than 50 years usually having a life span that is three times that of asphalt shingle. Due to their longevity, metal roofs actually have a much lower life cycle cost than asphalt shingle roofs and for this reason are quickly becoming the roofing system of choice in the Tampa Bay area.
Design, Beauty, & Variety
Metal roofs come in such a large variety or colors and styles that it would be impossible not to find a metal roof to match your home perfectly. Metal roof manufactures have designs to emulate just about any roofing system style such as asphalt shingles, slate, spanish tile, and just about any other type of roofing system you can think of.
While asphalt shingle roofs absorb the heat from the hot Florida sun, metal roofs reflect the sun allowing the home to efficiently remain cool during the hot Tampa summers. Studies have shown that metal roofs on average save up to 40% in annual utilities costs.
The basic unpainted metal roof will reflect much of the heat that is usually absorbed and built up in the attic of homes with asphalt shingle roofs. For homes in warmer climates, painted or granular coated metal roofs not only reflect the heat from the sun but also re-emit what solar radiation that has been absorbed.
Most metal roofing panels are manufactured using recyclable material and can be installed directly on old shingle roofs reducing landfill waste and allowing for quick installation while also providing a low maintenance, beautiful, and energy efficient roofing system that will last for decades.
Metal Roof Myths
- Metal Roofs & Lightning – Metal roofs DO NOT increase the chance of your home being struck by lightning. In fact, if lightning were to randomly strike your home, the metal roof would disperse the energy safely throughout the building. Metal roofs are also non-combustible nor are they flammable and are a low-risk roofing option where lighting is common such as the case in Tampa, Florida.
- Metal Roofs & Rust – Metal roofs are built for longevity. Today’s metal roofs are made with a coating, usually of zinc or a combination of zinc and aluminum which bonds to the steel and prevents rust from forming. Additionally, paint is added over the coating providing the homeowner with the look that they want while also adding an additional layer of protection over the coating.
- Metal Roofs & Noise – It is commonly rumored that metal roofs are noisier than other roofing systems. However, when installed with solid sheathing metal roofs are often quieter than other types of roofing systems during harsh weather.
- Metal Roofs & Dents – Metal roofs are built to stand-up to decades of abuse against harsh weather such as wind and hail. Modern metal roofs are made to withstand winds up to 150 mph as sometimes experienced in Florida.
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