Thinking about sunny Florida and the architecture prominent in the state. Usually, Spanish style architecture and beautiful, red-hued clay tile roofing systems are what come to mind first! While we stand behind and install wonderful tile roofing projects daily, we also offer durable metal roofing options for Florida home and business owners. Metal roofing is not the most popular choice for residential roofing in Florida. Mostly because of the prominence of tile roofing systems. Either homeowners choose tile because they have it on their roof already and that makes it easier to replace or because it would match better with the neighborhood. If you need a new roof or are considering a new style for your roof, a metal roof is a prime valuable option for you!
We have decided to lay out the pros and cons of installing metal roofing so that you can have an easier time deciding which roofing system is perfect for your home and needs! Here are a few of the most prominent advantages of metal roofing!
Florida is renowned for having the highest amount of sunny days in a year in the entire United States. Potential residents choose to live here because of the constant warmth. However, this has the unwanted disadvantage of needing to run A/C or cooling systems constantly to provide a comfortable environment. The type of roof has a huge effect on the amount of cooling you are going to have to run to keep your house from boiling.
Take note that not all roofing materials are equal when it comes to accomplishing this purpose. Metal roofing happens to be best in class when on the subject of energy efficiency! A roof will either reflect or absorb the heat from the sun depending on the materials used to construct it. Things like a red-colored tile roof is more liable to absorb this energy, making your overall home warmer. That means your A/C will run more to compensate for it. This translates into a higher energy costs for you! A metal roofing system has the opposite effect. It reflects warmth from the sun making your A/C run less; more energy savings!
When it comes to durability, metal roofing has no equal. Metal roofing materials produce roofs with the highest level of wind durability. They also avoid absorbing water and humidity. This causes fewer leaks and damage, and have the added benefit of not cracking under the intense heat as well. All these advantages coupled together, deliver a product that will not need to be replaced or repaired as much, translating into direct cost savings for you!
The only main drawback of choosing metal roofing is, unfortunately, the price. However, what most consumers do not realize is that the cost-saving benefits of metal roofing help outweigh the installation costs in spades! Calling out a contractor to perform a small repair on your roof can quickly add up if these repairs keep rolling in. Metal roofs circumnavigate this negative by requiring less maintenance!
A Old Time Roofing is the premier roofing company in Saint Petersburg. As one of the only GAF certified Master Elite contractors (of which only 2-3% of contractors in the country are certified as) in the area, our experience and certifications speak for themselves! Contact us today if you are interested in a metal roofing project!