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Metal Roofing Myths Uncovered

Metal Roofing is becoming more popular in Florida, and has many advantages over traditional roofing materials. While your neighbor may replace the roof of their home many times, a high-quality metal roofing system will likely be the last roof that you will ever need.

However, there is several misconceptions about metal roofing and many myths involved. Florida Southern Roofing wants you to be prepared with knowledge about the roofing systems available for your home – and we want you to be confident when choosing to install a metal roof in Florida.

Metal roofs are noisy

This common misconception likely comes from a common experience with the sound that rain makes on older worn buildings. The difference between an older building and a new metal roofing system is a solid roof deck. A solid roof deck combined with underlayment actually dampens noise, resulting in a residential metal roof that is no more noisy than any other type of roof. While in Florida, rainy season is practically all year, you can be confident that your metal roof will be no more noisy than other roofing systems you could choose from for your roof replacement.
Is lightning attracted to metal roofs?

Is lightning attracted to metal roofs?

Metal roofs get struck by lightning

Florida is the lightning capital of the US. On average, Florida gets more lightning than any other state. The simple fact about metal roofs and lightning is that while metal does conduct electricity, electricity is not drawn to metal. In fact, metal roofing systems can be safer because metal is noncombustible. Your metal roof would disperse the energy through the structure safely.

Since metal roofing isn’t flammable, it’s low risk and desirable when severe weather is a concern.

Metal roofs are expensive

This isn’t quite a myth, because in reality a metal roof in Florida can be expensive. It may seem like metal roofing costs a lot, but if you look at the cost over a period of time, you will realize that it is actually the best investment a homeowner can make.

You may be surprised to find out that a metal roof will actually cost less than an asphalt shingle roof if you plan on living in your house for a longer period of time. Over the course of your life in the same home, your metal roof will pay for itself as you will more than likely never need to replace it – whereas, someone with a shingle roof may replace twice to three times in the same amount of time you have your metal roofing system installed. A metal roof, which is an energy efficient option, will increase the resale value of your home in cost vs. value and it will also help you save significantly on your cooling costs. Florida isn’t exactly cold during the winter and metal roofing can result in up to 35 percent savings in energy costs during summer months.

A Metal Roof installed right is a very long lasting roofing system provided that you get a quality installation from a certified experienced Metal Roofing Contractor in Sarasota.

Metal roofs rust

Today’s metal roofing systems are truly built to last. Copper or aluminum roofs will not rust. The technology in steel roof coating today includes a “metallic coating” made of either zinc or a combination of zinc and aluminum which prevents rust from forming. Paint is then applied over the metallic coating to provide the long-lasting color that homeowners desire. Rust is a thing of the past, and metal roofing systems today are built to last and continue to make your property look great.

If you’re looking for a quality certified metal roofing contractor, contact Florida Southern Roofing today for a free estimate. We would be happy to go over the many advantages of installing a new metal roofing system on your home.

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