We certainly know there are many choices when it comes to the type of material you use on your roof. Metal roofs are increasing in popularity every year as more homeowners and commercial property owners discover the advantages of this type of roofing.
Aside from its durability, longevity and its high water-resistant capabilities make it a smart choice for Florida homeowners and business owners alike who are looking to replace their asphalt shingle roof with a more long-term solution. And, while they do cost more upfront, when compared to other roofing systems such as asphalt shingle roofs, the actual costs over time can be comparable and even lower in the long run.
In terms of the overall aesthetic considerations, metal roofs come in a variety of types and colors. This makes it easier to select a choice that compliments your home’s design and contributes to curb appeal.
So, what makes metal roofing a sensible choice for Palm Bay residents?
Metal roofs make sense for people who live in areas with frequent storms, sweltering heat, and high humidity. Their durability ensures that you will not have to worry about roof repairs nor will you have to worry maintenance overall. Not only this but, a metal roof has a long lifespan, often 50 years long, that can make it the last roof you will ever need.
Metal roofs also have other advantages such as the fact that they will protect your home or other structure against hurricane level winds. In fact, FEMA recommends metal roofs for residential roofing and commercial roofing in areas where hurricanes and other strong storms are a frequent occurrence. Another great advantage is that metal roofs are fire resistant, unlike some other roofing materials.
Is a Metal Roof worth it?
Most people wonder what the cost of a metal roof is. Yes, the cost of installing a metal roof is typically double what it would cost to install an asphalt shingle roof on your home. But, when you consider that a metal roof can last two to three times longer than an asphalt roof, the cost in the long run is lower. So, if you’re wondering if a metal roof is worth it, this may help you decide what your answer is to that question.
Is Metal Roofing considered a green roofing material?
Up until now, metal roofs have not been a very common material for most homeowners. As more and more people become mindful about the impact their buying decisions have on the environment, they are looking at metal roofs as a green option for their roof replacement.
What we know about metal roofs is that they are considered a green building material for a variety of reasons. First off, they are made with a large percentage of recycled materials. Not only this, but they can and usually are recycled for other uses. This means they don’t clog our landfills, like a typical asphalt shingle roof does when it is removed.
They are also energy efficient, oftentimes lowering cooling costs up to 25%-40%. Their reflective surface helps to deflect sunlight that beams down on your home’s roof and increases the temperature inside.