Metal roof systems have a number of benefits – many are obvious, some aren’t as well known. Here are some of the most common reasons to choose metal roofing.
Nearly every roof system we sell meets UL Class A fire rating requirements. Class A ratings are only given to systems that are effective against severe fire test exposures. In heavily wooded areas, metal roofing systems are often chosen for their resistance to both flame and wind-driven embers.
In some areas of California, Montana, and Idaho; fire resistance is the #1 reason people choose metal roofing – most other materials simply can’t compare.
Our metal roofing is extremely wind resistant – most systems meet UL90 Wind Uplift, Florida Building Code, and Miami-Dade Hurricane Zone requirements. A short gust of high wind can do vast damage to lesser roof systems but high tensile steel and a strong design ensure our systems can handle most anything nature throws at it.
In Florida and the Caribbean; wind resistance is the #1 reason people choose metal roofing – many people choose to go even above what code requires to ensure their home’s safety.
Metal roofing carries a Class 4 Impact Rating. In areas that receive constant or occasional hail, this means a considerable reduction in the chance you’ll have to replace your roof due to hail. Many home owners’ insurance companies offer discounts on metal roofing for this reason.
20% of hail damage claims are in Texas – to the point the state requires discounts on Class 4 roofing such as metal roofing systems.
An average asphalt shingle roof lasts 10-17 years – in some areas a little longer or shorter. A metal roofing system will last 40 years – even longer for standing seam systems and hidden fastened metal shingles.
Many homeowners and business owners choose metal roofing to significantly increase the chance they will never have to replace it again.
Virtually all of our painted metal roofing is Energy Star® rated, with reflectivity values from 25%-73%. Highly reflective roofing helps radiate heat from the sun – keeping your house cooler and lowering A/C costs. Stone coated metal roofing doesn’t have the same reflective benefits, but the air gap created by the shingle/shake/tile stamping does offer insulation value.
While rarely the main reason our customers chooses metal roofing, reduced A/C costs are a benefit that often surprises customers across the US and in the Caribbean. There is no way to calculate the exact savings as different climates and building designs affect the amount saved.
Steel roofing weighs on average 1/2 that of asphalt shingles, 1/8th vs. slate and clay roofs, and 1/10th vs. concrete tile. In spite of that, steel is far stronger than any of these – with nearly every system withstanding from 50,000 to 80,000 pounds of pressure per square inch. That strength is part of what makes steel wind, hail, and fire resistant.
We see a number of customers choose metal tile roofing because their existing structure won’t support the weight of concrete or clay tile. Over time these materials would cause rafters to bow and compromise the structural integrity of buildings designed for commonplace materials. Metal tile roofing weighs 1.1 to 1.5 lbs per square foot – no problem for standard construction methods.
Through fastened roof systems are cost effective, long lasting, and beautiful. These high quality metal roof panels are fastened using color matched screws with neoprene rubber washers.Learn More
Metal shingles blur the line between the performance of steel and the appearance of classic or contemporary shingles.Learn More
Standing seam roof systems are seamless, hidden fastened, and modern. These precision formed metal roof panels are fastened with hidden clips or side flanges for exceptional looks and performance.Learn More
Few roofs inspire like clay tile roofing. Metal tile roofing systems offer such an experience with the added steel benefits of being lightweight, walkable, and wind resistant.Learn More
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Tough metal siding and soffit systems including traditional panels, specialty wall systems, heavy gauge soffit, residential lap siding, and metal shake siding.Learn More
Majestic and stoic, few materials speak strength like hand chiseled slate-stone roofing. Metal slate roofing systems offer such an experience in a walkable, light lightweight, watertight steel material.Learn More