Benefits of Metal Roofing

A practical and efficient alternative to traditional roofing

The roof of any home takes the brunt of damage from the elements. Whether it be rain, snow, hail, lightning, or wind, our roofs must be strong and sturdy or else mother nature will damage our home. The proper material, as well as the right contractor, are vital to the survival of your roof. Metal roofs have taken the world by storm in recent years because of their ability to protect your home from rain and wind. Metal roofs can also be an energy efficient alternative to traditional asphalt roofing.

Rain Repelling, Wind Warding

Simply put, metal roofing is an extremely durable upgrade from materials used on traditional roofing. Metal does a fantastic job of funneling water off your roof which prevents any potential damage that can be caused by water build up on your rooftop. When water builds up on asphalt roofs, leakage, mold, and moss are common consequences. Mold and moss can eat your roof, leaving it riddled with passageways for outside elements including rain and hot air. Metal roofs not only do a fantastic job of fighting off rain, but they also are made to stand up to strong winds. This combination of protection makes metal roofs almost perfect for the Florida weather which is no stranger to heavy rain and strong winds.

Strong, Sturdy, Saving You Money

Since metal roofs are more durable than asphalt roofing alternatives, repairs and replacements happen less frequently. A traditional asphalt roof will need to be repaired frequently, especially in this area due to the weather, will only have a lifespan of 7-15 years. Metal roofs on the other hand are much more resistant to rain and winds, so a repair is seldom needed which allows it to have a lifespan of anywhere from 40-70 years. This means you won’t need to pay for frequent repairs and replacements if you decide to install a metal roof.

Go Green (Economically and Environmentally!)

Another benefit of metal roofing is just how energy efficient one can be. Since metal doesn’t absorb heat (in fact, metal roofs repel it), your home will be cooler during the hot Florida summer. With your home being cooler, your air conditioning unit doesn’t need to work as hard to make your home more comfortable which can save you money in the long run.

No matter your situation, chances are a metal roof can help make your life easier. Everyone loves the warmth and sunshine that’s synonymous with Florida, but the climate is beautiful as it is destructive. Rainstorms happen frequently, so having a practical roof can save you from trouble.