Metal Roofing is becoming more popular in Florida, and it has many advantages over traditional roofing materials. A high-quality metal roofing system will likely be the last roof that you will ever need. However, there are several misconceptions about metal roofing and many myths involved. Don Schmidt Roofing wants you to be prepared about the roofing systems available for your home – and we want you to be confident when choosing to install a metal roof in Florida.
Florida is the lightning capital of the US. On average, Florida gets more lightning than any other state. The simple fact about metal roofs and lightning is that while metal does conduct electricity, electricity is not drawn to metal. In fact, metal roofing systems can be safer because metal is non-combustible. Your metal roof would disperse the energy through the structure safely. Since metal roofing isn’t flammable, it’s low risk and desirable when severe weather is a concern.
This common misconception likely comes from a common experience with the sound that rain makes on older worn buildings. The difference between an older building and a new metal roofing system is a solid roof deck. A solid roof deck combined with underlayment dampens noise, resulting in a residential metal roof that is no noisier than any other type of roof. While in Florida, rainy season is practically all year, you can be confident that your metal roof will be no more noisy than other roofing systems you could choose from for your roof replacement.
This isn’t quite a myth, because a metal roof in Florida can be expensive. It may seem like metal roofing costs a lot, but if you look at the cost over a period, you will realize that it is the best investment a homeowner can make. You may be surprised to find out that a metal roof will cost less than an asphalt shingle roof if you plan on living in your house for a longer period. Over the course of your life in the same home, your metal roof will pay for itself as you will more than likely never need to replace it – whereas, someone with a shingle roof may replace twice to three times in the same amount of time you have your metal roofing system installed. A metal roof, which is an energy efficient option, will increase the resale value of your home in cost vs. value and it will also help you save significantly on your cooling costs. Florida isn’t exactly cold during the winter and metal roofing can result in up to 35 percent savings in energy costs during summer months.
Today’s metal roofing systems are truly built to last. Copper or aluminum roofs will not rust. The technology in steel roof coating today includes a “metallic coating” made of either zinc or a combination of zinc and aluminum, which prevents rust from forming. Paint is then applied over the metallic coating to provide the long-lasting color that homeowner’s desire. Rust is a thing of the past, and metal roofing systems today are built to last and continue to make your property look great.
You are in safe hands with us, Whether it be for your business or your home, and you’re not sure what to do… Give us a call Don Schmidt Roofing would love to earn your trust and help you with your central Florida home/commercial roof repair or installation. Call us at 407.892.9884 today or contact us online at www.DonSchmidtRoofing.com. We are a local family owned business serving central Florida since 1988 and an Osceola county resident since 1959. Put your roofing project into the hands of a contractor you can trust.