Benefits and Drawbacks of Metal Roofing for Florida Homes

Metal roofing is growing in popularity across Florida. This type of roofing comes with a series of benefits and the industry has nearly tripled in size throughout the past decade. Metal roofs come with advantages like a greater lifespan, higher wind resistance, increased fire resistance, lower maintenance and more. The big drawbacks with this type of roofing include the cost of installation as well as having just a few set colors available in some cases with the installation process.

A metal roof can last for up to 70 years at a time and that can represent cost savings. Even though the up front cost of a metal roof is about double the cost of a shingle roof, if you are planning on staying in your home for several decades , the overall costs of a metal roof can greatly outweigh shingle options.

Improvements to your curb appeal can also be a big benefit. Metal roofs can suit many architectural styles  and they can be made to simulate almost any type of shingle as well. The improvements to curb appeal go far beyond what a corrugated style roof may have looked like many years ago. 

Metal roofs have also become a prime choice for improvement in regards to environmental factors as well. Many of the materials in metal roofs are recycled and they are more sustainable to produce. The only downsides to choosing a metal roof for your Florida home comes down to the nature of matching colors on your roof during repairs as well as the added expense with your roofing materials and installation.

If you would like to access the numerous advantages of choosing metal roofing, contact us today to learn more about the process of installation. 

This post was written by Ted Williams! Ted is the owner of A Old Time Roofing, one of the best roofing companies in Saint Petersburg, FL! Ted is a Master Elite Weather Stopper GAF Roofing Contractor, a double award winner of Best Steep-Slope Contractor from GAF and achiever of Master Elite Consumer Protection Excellence from GAF. He has been serving the Pinellas County area since 1978. A Old Time Roofing has been a tradition in quality workmanship, servicing residential and commercial properties.