Metal Roofing Installation & Repair
If you are in the market for the most durable, longest lasting roofing component, nothing outlasts a metal roof installation. With the unpredictability of Florida storms including damaging hail, wind and rain and even hurricanes, metal roofs have the capacity to withstand and holdup under extreme conditions. As compared to asphalt shingle roofs lasting anywhere between 20-25 years, metal roofs, if properly installed can remain effective and last up to 70 years of prolonged use.
Made of metal and aluminum these roof structures have a tremendous advantage over traditional roofs with longer lasting life cycles and can add incredible value to your home, office building or place of business. Conversely these products are priced based on the materials used, the life duration of the product and the cost of installation. A metal roof is a lightweight, durable and energy efficient product because it can reflect heat generated from sunlight and can minimize your heating and cooling bills year-round.
But the cost involved in installing a metal roof far exceeds the cost of a traditional roof by as much as double depending on a number of factors. These types of roofing systems have distinct advantages over other roofing materials as they are not only more durable but fire proof as well. With many colors and styles to choose from, depending on the manufacturer’s supplier, they can transpose any roof with a new and distinctive look adding years of value to any dwelling.
At Sunrise Roofing we specialize in all types of metal roof repairing, metal roof installation, and metal roof maintenance for residential and commercial applications and have a great deal of experience with difficult metal roof repairing, tear-outs and replacement and new installation.
Metal Roofing Products
There are a number of different types of metal roofing materials including lightweight steel, granite, copper, tin and aluminum. There are also three basic types of metal roofs being used on Florida homes and other dwellings today.
- Corrugated Metal Roofs– These flat panel metal roofing systems are manufactured materials that are usually constructed of galvanized steel or tin and are usually installed in urban areas and on commercial type buildings. Some very modern homes might utilize these flat panel structures but not often found in residential type homes.
- Standing Seam Panel Roof Systems– These types of metal roofs are usually made of metals like aluminum or copper and are adjoined with raised seams. A locking system of panels with edges folded over to create a watertight seal. Manufactured in rolls, these metals are cut to the measurement of the roof. These are the most common of metal roofs being installed today and require skill to install.
- Metal Shingles– A very common roofing form consisting of metal shingles designed to look like traditional shingles that are made from other materials like cedar, slate, ceramic and even wood shingles. They come in many colors and are shaped to replicate the look of a typical shingle.
What are the Advantages of Installing a Metal Roof?
Metal roofing is an advanced roofing material that has its place and applications for certain distinct home or business owners. Not everyone wants, can afford or is even able to install a metal roof as some HOA’s prohibit their use due to the cosmetic nature of the product.
At Sunrise Roofing we are very sensitive to the fact that only a small percentage of our clients have or will choose a metal roof installation. We feel however that it is important for everyone to be aware of the pro’s and a few of the con’s in considering if a metal roof is right for your budget and dwelling needs. Below are the factors which one needs to consider when deciding if a metal roof installation is right for them.
The number one reason for choosing a metal roof installation is its durability. Florida’s weather, depending on where you live in the state, can present many unique challenges to the roofing structure of a home, commercial building or multi-family unit. Metal roofs are by their very nature made of very durable materials able to withstand hurricane force winds, impact resistant to animals, debris, hail and will not corrode or break down from sun exposure over time. They require very little yearly maintenance except for the occasional blowing off of dirt and debris collected. Most metal roofs are also resistant to impacts from falling object making them less susceptible to forming leaks, cracks or loose their structural integrity. So, their long-lasting durability is the number one reason to choose a metal roof.
Metal roofing material is a recyclable product making them extremely eco-friendly. Some brand-new metal roofing materials are actually made of recycled materials. Because these metals are found freely in nature and are sourced from mining not cutting down valuable trees, they are by their very nature ecologically valuable.
Metal roofs are also easy to repair and replace any items such as hardware used to attach panels, or any whose integrity was damaged, without compromising the look of the roof itself. Its even possible to replace parts of the roof from scraps left over from other roofing jobs as long as the product and color match.
Metal roofs have been around for a number of years and it is not uncommon to see one last for 50-60 years depending on a number of factors including maintenance, extreme weather conditions and proper installation. Metal roof warrantees are exceptional in value due to the nature of the product. In many cases a metal roof will outlast a homeowner in life span.
Though they are very expensive to acquire as compared to a traditional shingled roof, during their lifespan a dwelling owner might re-roof up to 3 times as compared to only 1 metal roof installation. That is where the value comes in. The initial cost is in some cases prohibit ably high as compared to other roofing materials, but if one can afford it and there are no prohibitions against using them, they are a great value for the investment made.
Get a Free Metal Roof Quote Today
If you are interested in learning more about the cost and value of installing or repairing a metal roof, call the experts at Sunrise Roofing. We offer free roof inspections and free written quotes and can inform you on different options of roofing including a metal roof installation. If you are willing to invest in a durable, high-quality, eco-friendly, longer lasting metal roof we would love to talk to you. Give us a call at 904-323-1929
Frequently Asked Questions about Metal Roofs
The number #1 advantage to installing a metal roof in Florida’s weather is durability and their resistance to high winds and storm and hail damage. Second would be their energy efficiency saving many homes up to 30% on air conditioning costs. They are also lighter in weight than traditional asphalt shingles and tile roofing materials.
Metal roofs offer a wide variety of styles, textures and colors to choose from more than any other roofing material.
Number 1 would be their relative cost as opposed to installing a shingled roof. Metal roofs can cost up to 40-60% more for the same size roof. Second would be their vulnerability to poor installation by unqualified roofing companies not experienced with best choices of and proper fittings to secure them to the structure.