Considering having your Apopka roofer install a metal roof? Before making your decision, read our roofing experts’ answers to the top questions about metal roofing.
Whether you are building your home or you need a new roof on an older home, you have many choices when it comes to roofing materials. Our roofing team at Advantage Roofing can help you with a variety of roofing options, such as asphalt shingles, clay tile, metal roofing, and flat roofs. If metal roofing has piqued your interest, read on for the answers to all of your metal roofing questions.
What’s The History Of Metal Roofs?
Metal roofing in the U.S. has been around since the 1800s, when rolling mills could create metal sheets. At that time, the alternative materials were clay, tile, slate, and wood. Metal roofing materials were more resilient and were used on stately homes until the advent of asphalt shingles.
Like clothing styles, the popularity of roofing materials is cyclical and what was in fashion at the turn of the 19th century got a revival in the 21st century as metal roofing came back into fashion.
What Are The Advantages of Metal Roofs?
Aside from being fashionable, metal roofs have other advantages:
Metal roofs last quite a long time compared to their asphalt shingle counterparts. A metal roof can last up to 70 years, as compared to 20 years for asphalt shingles. If you’re getting a new roof and plan to be in your home for a long time, metal roofing is a good investment.
Metal roofs can withstand winds up to 140 miles per hour if installed correctly. They can also be impact-resistant and will not corrode or crack. Maintenance tends to be less frequent on metal roofs, but your Apopka roofer will need to inspect your metal roof occasionally to make sure that no repairs are needed.
Metal roofs will not spark or catch fire in the case of a wildfire or lightning strike. This is a big perk since we get so much lightning in Florida.
Your cooling costs will be 10-25% lower with a metal roof because it reflects the sun’s UV and infrared light rays.
The material used for metal roofs is made from 25-95% recycled materials and is 100% recyclable.
With all of their advantages, metal roofs do have a handful of disadvantages.
What Disadvantages Come With A Metal Roof?
A metal roof can be more expensive than an asphalt roof, but as mentioned above, it lasts much longer, making it a wise investment if you plan to stay in your home for many years.
Metal roofs can be noisy when it rains or during a hail storm, but you can add soundproofing material to your roof and attic. Your Apopka roofer can advise you on the best ways to minimize metal roof noise.
If a repair is needed, it can be difficult to match the color of your metal roof. Metal roofs come in a variety of colors, but those colors can fade over time with exposure to sunlight.
With more advantages than disadvantages, a metal roof can be a beautiful option for your home. Your Apopka roofer can answer any questions you have about cost, installation, maintenance, and repairs. Our team at Advantage Roofing is skilled in metal roofing, so you can feel confident that your metal roof will be installed correctly so as to avoid noise and unnecessary repair work.
Contact Advantage Roofing today to discuss your metal roofing project and get a free estimate.