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 your 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, and slate shingles and clay tiles. Like clay and concrete tiles, metal roofing also comes in a variety of colors and finishes to complement any style of home.
Cost Efficiency of Metal Roofing
Is a metal roof worth it financially? You bet! Although the initial cost for a metal roof is higher than most other roofing materials, a metal roof can last a lifetime, making it a cost-effective option for many homeowners. Compare the savings of time, money, and effort of installing a metal roof once versus replacing an asphalt shingle roof every 10 to 20 years. In the hot Florida summers, metal roofs can also help keep energy bills low by reflecting heat, therefore reducing cooling costs.
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.
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.
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 roofing contractors today.