All metal roofing is strong, durable, long-lasting. Metal roofing is also energy-efficient and eco-friendly. It can reflect solar heat which reduces energy costs by between 10% and 25%. Additionally, metal roofing materials can be completely recycled at the end. Because of its durability, curb appeal and resistance to the elements, metal roofing has become the second most popular type of roofing. A Old Time Roofing recommends that Florida residents install metal roofing to their homes for energy and cost savings. Before you decide to replace the roof on your home, be familiar with the three types of metal roofing we have outlined below. So what are the different types of metal roofing?
Metal Roofing Types with R-Panel
R-panel roofing is the fastest type of steel roofing. This roofing type can be applied over existing roofing materials. It is therefore very fast to install. It is extremely durable in all weather conditions and fire-resistant.
R-panel roofing is durable and comes in many colors so you can keep your house’s architectural style consistent. No matter what color you choose, you can be sure that it will help reduce your home’s solar heat and keep your energy costs low. R-panel roofing is made of ribbed steel and can be used for both residential and commercial roofing.
Corrugated Metal Roof
Corrugated roofing, which is also known as the “original” metal roof, is the best for residential homes. Metal roofs have been used since the 1800’s. Galvanized roofing can be made from galvalume, stainless, or aluminum. Galvanized roofing panels for corrugated roofing is very popular as they provide an elegant design to commercial and residential buildings.
Because it provides the best protection against corrosion and rust, corrugated galvanized roofing is gaining popularity. This type of metal roofing is more durable because it has a wavy design. This metal roofing can be purchased in copper, aluminum or stainless steel. Each one has a different cost and lifespan.
Standing Seam Metal Roof
Standing seam metal roofing is made up of metal panels that are interlocked at the edges to create a seal. There are two types of standing seam metal roofing: architectural and structural. For steep-sloped roofing, architectural standing seam roofing is the best choice. The panels can be either mechanically sewn or assembled by hand, depending on their design. Architectural roofing, unlike r-panel roofing, needs materials to be laid before it can be used.
For structural standing seam roofing, there are no materials laid beforehand. This metal roof is ideal for high wind conditions and makes it more durable during hurricane season. Structural roofing is also able to expand in extreme heat conditions, such as the ones found throughout Florida.
The best type of metal roofing for Florida is structural standing seam roofing. Although architectural roofing works well in snowy conditions, it is susceptible to water damage so it is not recommended for Florida. However, structural roofing is more watertight than its counterpart and is stronger and more durable.
A Old Time Roofing Contractors A Pinellas County Roofing Company is highly skilled and experienced metal roofing company in Florida. Our team of skilled roofers will install metal roofing that is right for you. Call us today to get a free estimate.