In last week’s blog we touched on how metal roofing is really more affordable than you may think. We decided that this roofing material that continues to grow in popularity in Tampa deserves a deeper dive. This week we’re going to share some of the benefits of metal as a roofing material and why we think it’s becoming the material of choice for home and business owners alike.
It Looks Great
There was a time when metal roofing brought to mind the rusted corrugated tin roof you might see on an old barn in the south. Today’s metal roofing comes in many styles and colors including metal that looks like tile and is quite rust resistant.
Energy-efficiency is important to homeowners in general but few realize that you can have energy efficient roofing. Metal provides superior insulative properties over asphalt shingles which adds to its energy-efficiency. Depending on the color you choose, it may save you as much as 40% in your cooling costs.
Superior Weather Resistance
Here we are just barely into the first weeks of hurricane season and already we’ve had two named storms. If wind is a concern with your new roof, consider metal roofing, it stands up to wind better than shingles and many other roofing materials. Plus, it’s quite resistant to hail. If durability is important to you, metal roofing should be among the options you consider.
Unlike tile, metal doesn’t crack or chip. Unlike asphalt it won’t curl or bend. You’ll still want your roofing company to provide regular maintenance to your flashing and an overall roofing inspection but you won’t have much in the way of maintenance costs over its lifetime.
Because the manufacturers know there’s little that can go wrong in the manufacture of their roofs, they offer superior warranties, some as long as 50 years.
Although not all homeowners’ insurance offers discounts for metal roofing, many companies do. They know the potential for hail and wind damage is much lower with metal than asphalt roofing so they’re less likely to have to pay a claim. Check with your agent about discounts for a metal roof to see what your savings would be.
Suncoast Roofing Solutions installs many brands and styles of all roofing types including metal. Call us today at (813) 283-2544 for your free quote on a new roof for your home or business.