So you’ve decided you might want to replace your current roof with a metal roofing system, but you still need more information to make a sound decision, especially when there are so many roofing companies from Titusville to Daytona. Here are some items to consider:
1: You don’t want to ever replace another roof
Metal roofs are more expensive up front, but it actually becomes more cost-effective over time because your roof won’t require replacement for at least 50 years or more. So if you’re planning to stay in your current home, choosing a metal roof ensures that you won’t have to go through the expense of a new roof replacement every 15 years or so.
2: You want the best protection for your home
A metal roof can be a wise decision and a good investment in hurricane-prone areas like the cities along the Atlantic coast of Florida. Also, leaking or fire from a lightning strike can be disastrous for you and your family. Most metal roofing is fire-rated and noncombustible, and many metal roofing materials won’t puncture or get damaged during a hail storm. Reputable metal companies put their panels through testing to measure its safety and performance, including wind uplift tests, water penetration tests, and air infiltration tests. Also, the attachment methods and the interlocking and overlapping panel system when correctly installed on your roof, leaves little room for storm winds or tornadoes to cause uplift. Metal roofing actually weighs less than traditional asphalt shingles and puts less stress on the structure of a home over time.
3: It can help your home investment
Since a metal roof lasts longer and has a higher up front cost, it can increase your property value because buyers don’t like to replace roofs.This can come in handy if you plan to put your home or commercial building on the market. Also, a metal roofing system might lower your home insurance premiums because metal is much less likely to fail from fire, high winds, and wind-driven rain damage than other types of roofing. However, replacement costs can be higher so it might be wise to discuss this with your insurance company.
4: You want your roof to be a specific color
Perhaps one of the biggest selling points for metal roofing is that it can come in virtually any color, including both bright/vivid colors and earth tones. In addition to the variety of colors, these metal roofing paint systems are thoroughly tested in a real outdoor environment to ensure they can last decades, which is why trusted metal roofs are backed by great warranties.
5: You want an environmentally-friendly roof
There’s no doubt that metal roofing is one of the most environmentally friendly roofs you can choose: it is recyclable and made of recycled materials. It also reflects the sun’s rays which is perfect in the hot, Florida weather. This could lead to savings on your energy bill. It will also be easier to maintain with just a quick debris removal after a storm.
Astro Roofing, Inc. has the experience and knowledge that will help you discover if a metal roof is right for your home. If you are a commercial business, a metal flat roof might be a good choice for your building. Astro is your local roofing contractor and can advise you on flat roof repair, gravel roofs, rubber roofing and other options in Palm Coast, Ormond Beach, Daytona Beach, Port Orange, Edgewater FL and surrounding areas. Contact us today for a free quote!