Make a Valuable Investment with a Metal Roof that can Last a Lifetime
We provide metal roof installation and repairs in Tampa, Sarasota, and surrounding areas
As more homeowners learn about metal roofing and how it compares to shingles, tiles, and other roofing options, they’re embracing this material for many reasons. If you’re not familiar yet with metal roofing, you may be surprised to learn all the benefits.
Metal Roofs Last for Decades
Out of all the roofs in Tampa and Sarasota that we install, metal roofs are the most durable and longest lasting. Florida’s heat, wind, and rain can take a toll on roofs, but despite those factors, the average lifespan of a metal roof is still 40 to 50 years. Most metal roofing also comes with a 30- to 50-year warranty, depending on the manufacturer. So you can have peace of mind about making this investment in your home.
Different Types of Metal Roof Materials
Metal roofs can provide a modern, industrial style, but they can also be designed to resemble traditional roofing materials, such as asphalt cedar shake, slate shingles, or clay tiles. And like clay or concrete tiles, metal roofing comes in a variety of colors and finishes to complement any style of home.
Cost Efficiency of Metal Roofing
Why is a metal roof worth it financially? Because although the initial cost is higher than most other roofing materials, a metal roof can last a lifetime, making it a cost-effective option for many homeowners long-term. You can see this yourself by comparing the savings of time, money, and effort of installing a metal roof one time versus replacing an asphalt shingle roof every 10 to 20 years.
Energy Efficiency of Metal Roofing
Metal roofs can reflect heat to help keep homes cool and reduce energy bills in the hot Florida summers. Testing at Oak Ridge National Laboratory confirms that an asphalt shingle roof traps heat in your attic. But an Energy Star rated metal roof has pigments in its colored finish that re-emit heat, giving you a cooler attic and home. A study by the Metal Roofing Alliance has shown that a metal roof can save up to 40% of the energy costs to cool your home compared to shingles.
Westfall Roofing Offers “Cool Roofs”
Our metal roofing contractors have partnered with Tri County Metals to provide our customers with the Duke the Defender Series paint systems with their metal roofing panels. All of our colors are Energy Star “Cool Roof” colors with superior fade and chalk resistance.
What does “Cool Roof” color mean for your wallet? The average Florida home’s electric bill including cooling costs is $140 per month. But by using a cool roof, you can save as much as 30% (or $42 each month on average) in cooling energy savings! That’s a potential savings of over $7,500 in fifteen years and more than $15,000 over the course of 30 years. In other words, cool roof will pay for itself over time.
If you’re looking for a durable residential roofing material that offers superior style and durability and is a smart investment for your home, then metal roofing is likely for you. Contact us for a metal roofing quote!
Metal roofs are available in multiple colors and styles to match any design.
Metal roofs can be installed over an existing shingle roof and can last over 50 years.
Standing seam panels make for a clean look and protect against harsh weather.
Metal Roofing FAQs
How does metal roofing hold up to severe weather?
Florida is the lightning capital of the country, but that’s no concern for homeowners with metal roofs? Metal roofs do not attract lightning. They are also not flammable or combustible, making them a desirable option to protect your home against severe storms. Most metal roof systems are also designed to withstand hail have a 150-mph wind rating, which is equal to a Category 4 hurricane.
Are metal roofs noisy?
Do you prefer a quiet home? Then you’ll be glad to know that a metal roof will be no noisier than other types of roofing. When it’s installed with proper sheathing, a metal roof can actually silence noise from rain and hail more than other roofing materials. Most metal roofs also have a metallic coating that prevents rust from forming; paint can also be applied over this coating to provide the colored metal roof you desire.
What is a seamless metal roof?
Also known as a standing seam metal roof, a seamless metal roof uses concealed fasteners to connect the metal panels. Each section of the roof appears to be one piece, and the only evident connections are the raised seams or vertical legs that appear wherever the roof’s pitches change.
What are the installation costs of a metal roof?
Metal roofing styles cost differently based on their color, design, and type of material. Aluminum is generally considered the best type of metal roof. After you’ve chosen your metal roofing materials, the installation costs are calculated at about $8 to $12 per square foot of roofing. The pitch (degree of slope) of your home’s roof adjusts the cost of installation, as well. We recommend homes have a pitch of at least 2 1/2:12 for a metal roof to ensure moisture runs off adequately.
What is the metal roof installation process?
A metal roof installation consists of seven main steps:
- Measure the roof to estimate the amount of materials needed.
- Order the materials that fit your design and budget.
- Remove the existing roof material. (A metal roof can be installed over shingles.)
- Install insulation to maintain the home’s interior temperature.
- Add eave flashing to protect the facade from the weather.
- Lay down and install the metal roofing panels.
- Install flashing to direct moisture away from critical areas.
- Perform a quality inspection of the new metal roof.
Do you offer a warranty?
With our partnership with Tri-County Metals, we are pleased to offer a revolutionary, residential workmanship warranty covering labor and materials (*NDL) against roof leaks to your home for 10 years or 25 years. This warranty is exclusively offered to the industry's best roofing contractors who are hand-selected by Tri-County Metals — less than 2% of contractors are offered entry into this program!
TCM’s selected contractors meet the following criteria:
- Financially sound
- Conducts ethical business practices
- TCM homeowner’s EDGE participant
- Licensed and insured
- Completed TCM master’s EDGE training for installation and sales
At Westfall Roofing, we provide metal roof replacement, roof repair, and maintenance needs in Tampa, Sarasota, and nearby areas such as New Port Richey, Saint Petersburg, Brandon, Plant City, Palm Harbor, Valrico, and Largo. To get an estimate for a metal roof, contact our contractors today.