Are you considering metal roofing for your home or business? If you are in the market for a new roof, the roofing material you choose will make a substantial difference in your new roof’s cost, look, performance, maintenance, and durability. Asphalt shingles, wood shakes, composite tile, concrete tile, metal roofs…all of these options vary greatly.
Specifically, metal roofing is growing in popularity due to the numerous benefits it holds for homes and other structures in Florida’s rather unforgiving climates. Below are a few benefits of metal roofing.
Better Energy Efficiency
If your air conditioner is costing you too much in energy bills, part of that could be your roof’s fault. Asphalt shingles absorb heat from the sun, heating up your attic and seeping into the rest of your home, adding to the overall temperature that your air conditioner has to combat.
A metal roof’s energy efficiency comes from two factors, its emissivity, how quickly it releases the heat that does transfer to it and its reflectivity, meaning reflecting light. It depends on the particular roof because different metal roofs have different coatings, but in many cases, you get high performance in both areas from a metal roof. In fact, metal roofs are so efficient that in milder climates, you may not need your air conditioner running at all.
Metal roofs last longer than any other roofing material commonly used in Florida homes today. In a humid climate prone to hurricanes, you want a roof that is built to last a lifetime.
Most metal roofs last an average of 40 to 70 year. This all depends on the initial installation and installer and if regular maintenance has been given over the years. A well-maintained metal roof will last longer than one that isn’t maintained. Fortunately, metal roofs are low maintenance making it easy to keep up with all the care your metal roof needs.
Many people think metal roofs have a sleek appearance that enhances the beauty of your home. Metal roofing comes in many different colors to blend in with various architectural styles, and they can be made to enhance tile or shingles in addition to the standard Standing Seam format.
Boosted Home Value
Referring to the benefits listed in this article, it's easy to see how metal roofing can increase your homes’ value. The biggest push being how long metal roofs last. The last thing homebuyers want is to replace a roof! With metal roofing, you won’t have to worry about roof replacement for years to come.
Homeowners know that there is an endless string of tasks to keep a house in good condition. With metal roofs, you can check a few things off your list. You’ll have less required maintenance and to-dos with metal roofs.
One of our favorite benefits of metal roofing is it’s 100% recyclable. Asphalt shingles, however, go into landfills, accounting for a good percentage of all construction-related waste. Additionally, new metal roofing panels are almost always manufactured with at least some percentage of recycled metal. Compared to other options, metal roofs are the far more sustainable option.
Metal roofing provides your home with long-term, durable protection in Florida’s hurricane-prone, high-humidity climate. Many homeowners are choosing metal roofing as they replace their shingle or tile roofs. Johnson Roofing Solutions specializes in metal roof installation and repairs. By partnering with Tri County Metals, we are able to provide top notch metal roofing materials in a large variety of colors and panel styles.
Our team of experienced contractors at Johnson Roofing Solutions proudly serve the entire Florida panhandle with offices in Panama City, Chipley and Graceville. Our extensive service areas include Pensacola to Tallahassee and the surrounding communities including Jackson and Walton County. For a free estimate, call 850-628-4341 today.