Metal roofs has increasingly become a popular solution in Florida in the recent years, due to their durability, low maintenance and fire resistance.
Moreover, Metal roofs can often be installed over existing roofs, which means no removal costs. Some advantages of Metal roofs are:
Expected life. Properly installed, a metal roof should last as long as theouse, sealing out water and surviving high winds. Metal is resistant to fire, mildew, insects, and rot. Warranties vary widely, but most companies back their products for 25 to 45 years.
Weight. Metal roofing is lightweight. Most varieties run from 50 to 150 pounds per square.
Heat conduction. Metal reflects radiant heat from the sun. This results in energy savings, reducing heating costs in the winter and cooling cost in the summer.
Minimal roof pitch. Most metal roofing materials can be installed on gently pitched roofs without presenting a leaking potential. Minimum roof pitch is 3-in-12 (the roof rises 3 inches for each horizontal foot).