Residential metal roofing has become more prevalent in the recent years. As we have discussed in previous blog posts, metal roofing comes with an initial cost that is more than traditional shingle roofs. So, you might be asking yourself, is it really worth the extra investment?
(hint: the answer is yes!)
Do you plan on staying in your home long term?
For homeowners who plan on staying in their home long term or through at least one re-roof cycle, a metal roof makes more sense financially. With shingle roofs, a Florida re-roofing cycle is anywhere between 10 – 20 years. Keep in mind that roofing products increase in price at least every 10 years. When you work the numbers, if you intend to stay in your home long term, you will see a real financial benefit to a metal roof because of the longevity of the materials.
Paying for a metal roof once at an initially higher cost makes more sense than paying for three shingle roofs.
Do you plan to sell your home?
If you plan to sell your home, a metal roof may help increase the resale value. Statistically, a home with a metal roof sells for 6% higher than a home with a shingle roof. (metalroofing.com, 2018)
In cases where you are planning to turn your former home into a rental property or gifting your home to a child or other family member, a metal roof can be a good “worry free” investment.
How complex is your roof layout?
Roofs may have complex layouts including: hips, valleys, skylights and other roof penetrations, pitch changes, wall intersections, etc. Roofs with complex layouts require highly skilled labor, regardless of material type that is being installed. Due to the increased skilled labor cost, a metal roof makes more sense than continually having to spend money on a more costly installation.
In general, roofs rarely show wear and tear in the simple areas of the roof (what us roofers call the field). It is almost always the joints, intersections, and/or other complex areas where issues occur. As a result, complex roofs can be more prone to the issues that come over time when using traditional shingle roofing materials.
Are your energy costs through the roof?
In this Florida climate, a heat reflective metal roof, combined with a vented ridge system, can greatly reduce energy costs by 10-40%! (metalroofing.com, 2018)
Asphalt shingle roofs absorb heat and transfer that heat into the attic. A hotter attic leads to your air conditioning system working harder, costing you more in maintenance and decreased efficiency.
Are you looking for environmentally friendly roof material?
Metal roofing is made up of 90% (or more) recycled content and it’s recyclable once its long life comes to an end. When you combine the products make, lifetime, energy efficiency and ability to be installed over existing shingles, a metal roof is as green as it gets! (metalroofing.com, 2018)
Do you have a qualified roofing contractor?
Proper installation is critical to maximizing the value of your metal roof investment. A metal roof is only as good as it’s installation. Make sure to have your roof installed by someone trained and experienced in metal roofing. Contact us for recommendations in your area.
Does Florida weather have you concerned?
The durability of a metal roof will put your mind at ease. Have you driven around the neighborhood after a bad storm and noticed missing shingles? Yes! Have you driven around the neighborhood after a bad storm and noticed missing metal panels? No way!
Shingles are a high maintenance roof material for this reason. Often times after a storm shingle roofs need to be repaired as well as any internal damage that occurred due to water penetration.
Metal roofing is made to withstand the unpredictable Florida weather and even stands up to fires. Yes! That’s right! Metal roofs have a fire rating of, “ Class “A”: The highest fire-resistance rating for roofing as per ASTM E-108. Indicates roofing is able to withstand severe exposure to fire originating from sources outside the building.”(classicmetalroofingsystems.com, 2019)
Metal roofing just makes sense!
When you’re debating between shingle and metal roofing, the answer is simple: metal makes sense!
Whether you are away on vacation, hunkering down before a Florida hurricane or just going to sleep at night, the last thing you want to worry about is your roof! Metal roofing brings peace of mind, energy efficiency and savings, longevity and great looks!
When it comes to your home, a metal roof is going to provide you the biggest return on your investment!
Contact your Mid Florida Metal Roofing Representative for more information on your new metal roof!
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About Mid-Florida Metal Roofing
Mid-Florida Metal Roofing Supply has been in the business for 13 years. MFMRS manufactures a wide variety of metal roofing products including Multi-Rib (AG), PBR/R, 5V and Standing Seam in a Galvalume mill finish, as well as, a wide variety of colors to meet all your preferences.
We also manufacture an extensive list of flashing profiles to meet any standard or custom application as needed. We specialize in custom profiles serving a wide variety of needs in the construction industry. Our profiles can also be ordered in custom lengths up to 21ft.
We are committed to producing quality products in a timely manner and pride ourselves with friendly personal customer service.
A Lasting Investment in Your Home. (2018). Retrieved July 28, 2020, from https://www.metalroofing.com/residential-metal-roofing/benefits/
A Metal Roof is a Fire Resistant Roof. (2019, August 23). Retrieved July 28, 2020, from https://www.classicmetalroofingsystems.com/about-metal-roofing/fire-resistance/