Homeowners have a number of options when it comes to selecting a roofing material. Depending on your location, certain materials might make more sense for your roof replacement. Here in Florida, metal roofs are becoming increasingly more popular. Here are some considerations before putting a metal roof on your Belleair, Florida home.
Metal roofs are typically composed of steel, copper, aluminum or a copper/asphalt blend. You can select a metal roofing material that doesn’t look like metal. There are metal roofing materials that appear to be tile, slate or even shingles.
One advantage of metal roofs is the lifespan of the material. Unlike asphalt shingles, metal roofs can last from 40 and up to 60 years. That is double or triple the lifespan of asphalt shingles. So with the longer lifespan of the material comes a higher price tag for the material. Metal roofs are more expensive than asphalt shingles. The total cost can vary based on a number of factors including: the size of your roof, how steep it is, and the specific type of metal material you select.
Metal roofs, when properly installed, are fire-resistant. They can also withstand hurricane-strength winds. These factors are another positive for this roofing material, especially in our Florida climate where hurricanes can occur. Another common question is whether metal roofs are environmentally-conscious, and the answer is yes. With a proper coating on the material, metal roofs can reflect sunlight and save you money on air conditioning in the hottest months of the year.
Weatherproof Roofing is your Belleair, FL roofing contractor that strives to solve your roof replacement and commercial roof repair needs in a professional and timely manner. We offer the best and most reliable guarantees in the industry. Our phone support staff are ready for your call 24 hours a day. Why not call us right now?