04 Oct When You Want To Give Your Roof A Little Mettle, Go With Metal
As you gaze up at your roof from the outside, you can’t help but notice it looks a little… worn out.
And while a little wear and tear on a roof is to be expected over time, if your roof looks like it has come too close to knowing defeat — or if it hasn’t been updated within the last 25 years or so — it is absolutely time to reinforce its overall strength.
But as you scour the market for the perfect material, you may be at a loss as to what, specifically, is best suited to your home.
That being said, with strength remaining a top priority, we recommend metal roofing! Here’s why:
Meet Your Metal Materials
Just as no one size fits all, no one metal material is going to be perfect for everybody. But that’s the beauty of a metal roof: Homeowners have a variety of options to choose from, thereby ensuring they can better tailor their property to their environment.
For example, the Copper Development Association explains that copper, as a roofing material, features both low maintenance and long-term durability. As a result, these features combined with the overall salvage value of copper render the material more affordable.
Aluminum, on the other hand, is particularly ideal for Florida-based homeowners. This is because, regardless of where you are in the state, there’s a fair chance that your home might eventually be subject to the salty, briny air blowing in from the ocean’s coast. Thus, your property has an increased vulnerability to rusting.
Aluminum, however, develops a layer of aluminum oxide on its surface, thereby becoming much more rust-resistant in comparison to other metal materials.
Strengths Are Not Gone With The Wind
Floridians are no strangers to the harrowing hurricanes that batter our coasts on an annual basis. Consequently, we understand the immediate need for durable roofs that can literally weather the storm.
And if you’re back on the market looking for a new roofing material? Metal will be your ally.
“If installed correctly, some metal roofs can sustain wind gusts up to 140 miles per hour, will not corrode or crack and may be impact-resistant,” according to State Farm. “In addition, metal roofs don’t need the periodic costly maintenance that other roofing materials often require. However, they should be inspected periodically to make sure no repairs are required.”
In other words, metal roofing will not only help to prevent general moisture intrusion, as with most roofs; rather, it will go above and beyond in the face of adverse conditions.
Energy, Environment, Empowerment
Finally, one of the alluring features of metal roofing is that the homeowner in question may better reap the benefits of this material, both environmentally and energetically.
In fact, “metal is one of the most energy-efficient roofing materials available and can save your home up to 40% in energy costs and provide excellent insulation during the winter,” the Metal Roofing Alliance (MRA) has confirmed.
Plus, most metal roofs are also comprised of some recycled content — and it can likely be recycled again — meaning you don’t have to sacrifice your environmental values for the longevity of your home.
So, are you ready to begin the process of roof repair, replacement, and overall renewal? Then it’s time to contact Universal Roof & Contracting!
Not only do we provide industry-leading warranties and FREE roofing inspections, but we also come with a verifiable history of serving both Central Florida and Jacksonville for over 28 years! Why wait on your forever roof? Get started today by calling our team at 1-855-ROOF-HELP!