From the coasts to the river fronts to the farmlands, you'll notice more and more Florida homeowners installing metal roofs. While some may point out potential concerns with metal roofs, the benefits absolutely outweigh the drawbacks.
Metal Roofs Are Energy Efficient
A metal roof will keep your Florida home nice and cool while saving you money. It reflects more solar rays than the typical asphalt roof, which keeps the heat out of the attic and lowers your electric bill. Some homeowners save up to 25% on their AC costs. There are also additional cool-metal roofing systems that can be added to the metal roof to produce even greater solar reflection. And if you want to go further, solar panels attach quite easily to metal roofs compared to other options.
Metal Roofs Can Last Up To 75 Years
Mother Nature can be brutal here in the Florida, whether it's wind damage, fire damage, or salt damage. If installed properly, a metal panel roof is less likely to give into the elements compared to other options. They help to limit turbulence from wind - even withstanding gusts of up to 140 miles per hour - and are less susceptible to leaking after a heavy rain, they're fireproof, and they work well with coating compounds to combat salty air conditions. All of these factors add to the astounding longevity of your metal roof.
Metal Roofs Add Value to Your Home
A metal roof is considered a premium roofing material and costs more than most other roofing options. But a lot of Florida homeowners find that installing a metal roof provides a great return on investment - in some areas from 85 - 95% using standing seam metal roofing. Studies have shown that replacing an existing roofing material with a metal roof returned over 60% of the cost within two years.
What's Your End-Goal?
Are you wanting to boost the value, enhance the safety, or simply change up the style of your home? Consider your budget and your end-goal. Then give CG Roofing a call. We install metal roofing for Jacksonville, Orlando, and Tampa homeowners year-round. We'll help you find exactly what your looking for and answer any questions you might have.