Metal Roof’s

The reasons to choose a metal roof for your home are endless! Metal roofing is ideally suited to our climate, resisting wind, rain, and keeping your home cooler in the summer.  It’s also specifically suited for Florida because many metal roofing systems are tested for wind velocities of up to 140 miles per hour.  It won’t rot, making it ideal for NE Florida, where a roof might experience months of high humidity and heavy rains.  A metal roof also won’t break, split or warp, and is lightweight, durable and fireproof to boot.

Metal roofing resists moss and mildew and is not susceptible to termites or pests like other roofing materials. Modern steel and aluminum roofing is simply a sound ecological choice. It’s recyclable, which means it doesn’t add to our landfills, and it doesn’t deplete forests or oil reserves.

Forget the notion that metal roofs are noisy – modern day metal roofs do not magnify the noise of rain – in fact you are hard pressed to realize your roof is made from metal from inside the property.

Some of the Benefits of Metal Roofing Include:

  • Durability
  • Increase in Resale Value
  • Energy Efficient
  • Weather Resistant
  • Environmentally Friendly (Better for the Environment)

The reasons to choose a metal roof for your home are endless! Metal roofing is ideally suited to our climate, resisting wind, rain, and keeping your home cooler in the summer.  It’s also specifically suited for Florida because many metal roofing systems are tested for wind velocities of up to 140 miles per hour.  It won’t rot, making it ideal for NE Florida, where a roof might experience months of high humidity and heavy rains.  A metal roof also won’t break, split or warp, and is lightweight, durable and fireproof to boot.

Metal roofing resists moss and mildew and is not susceptible to termites or pests like other roofing materials. Modern steel and aluminum roofing is simply a sound ecological choice. It’s recyclable, which means it doesn’t add to our landfills, and it doesn’t deplete forests or oil reserves.

Forget the notion that metal roofs are noisy – modern day metal roofs do not magnify the noise of rain – in fact you are hard pressed to realize your roof is made from metal from inside the property.

While metal roofing has been popular for decades with agricultural and industrial buildings, in recent years’ metal roofing has become the roofing material of choice within the architectural community for commercial and even residential homes. Architects who favor metal like it because it is attractive, lightweight, fire resistant, and durable. Architects can also specify a wide range of colors. According to the Metal Roofing Alliance, a metal roof will last two to three times longer than a traditional asphalt shingle roof. Once apt to corrode, especially in seaside applications, metal roofs can also be produced in aluminum to prevent salt spray rust.

Most steel metal roofing has a ‘metallic coating’ made of either zinc (Galvanized) or an aluminum-zinc (Galvalume) coating which prevents rust from forming and is bonded to the steel at the factory. Paint is then applied over the coating to provide the long-lasting color the homeowner or architect desires.  Through Sunlast Metals we ALWAYS offer Galvalume as a standard on our mill-finish metal roof panels, and Kynar 500 FSF as a standard on our painted metal roof panels, because we want to make sure that the products we offer to our customers last a lifetime.

Here are just a few reasons why metal roofing is superior to any other roofing products available on the market today:

Durability

Metal coatings allow metal roofs to last longer than any other type of roof including asphalt, slate and concrete.  Because of metal’s fire resistance, home buyers in almost 20 states can receive up to a 35% discount on their insurance premiums. Additionally, metal roofing can save up to 40% in annual energy costs, and some systems qualify for the Federal Energy Tax Credits. Over the span of 100 years, building owners may expect to 4 to 5 replacement of asphalt or tile roofs while metal roofs are expected to last for the life of the building.

Increase in Resale Value 

In addition, metal roofing is highly valued as one of the top renovation-friendly building materials for rehabbers and new home builders alike. As reported by Remodeling Magazine, resale values for homes renovated with standing-seam metal roofing can be as high as 139% (noted in Miami, FL.) The national average recoup rate is 85.9% with up to 95.5% for homes in the Eastern states, 6% higher than the resale value gain over homes roofed with asphalt.

Energy Efficient 

As more homeowners seek out energy-saving building materials for their renovations and new homes, they will turn to metal roofing which is not only secure and improves structures but also provides long-term cost-cutting on energy bills while promoting environmental and economic sustainability in the greater community. “Cool metal roofing” can save a household up to 40% of its annual energy costs, depending on the geographical region.

Weather Resistant

In the past, sales of metal roofs for single-family homes were concentrated in regions where specific conditions demand a utilitarian approach to building. Metal roofs are fire resistant, hold up well in storms and against hail; the southeastern hurricane coast, western wildfire zones, and snow-heavy areas in the west and northeast have historically seen the majority of metal sales. With the mainstream growth and demand for green products, metal roof sales are expanding nationwide.

Environmentally Friendly (Better for the Environment)

Metal roofs are better for the environment than other roofing materials as they are made with up to 30% recycled material. In fact, copper roofing contains approximately 75% recycled material. This level of recycled content reduces both the cost and environmental impact of making new steel, as it conserves energy and other natural raw materials.

In addition to their recycled content, metal roof panels offer the added benefit of being recyclable at the end of their “useful” life. For example, while other old roofing materials are dumped by the ton in landfills, the steel, aluminum, copper and zinc used in metal roof panels are 100% recyclable, contributing to future products’ recycled content. Moreover, in many retrofit applications, metal roofs can be installed over old flat roofs. This eliminates the need to remove the old roofing material, and helps preserve valuable landfill space.


 

Roof Repairs…

You can put off some home repairs indefinitely, but a leaky roof isn’t one of them. Issues demand immediate attention; if neglected, they can lead to severe water (and savings-account) damage.


 

American Roofing of Jacksonville is a Veteran Owned and Operated full service ​Residential Roofing Company serving NE Florida.


 

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