Metal Roofing 101

metal roofing jacksonville FloridaIf you need a new roof, there are several options available, but metal roofing in Jacksonville FL is quickly becoming the most popular option. There are several benefits to having a metal roof, such as the durability and design options. The following are the answers to most common questions about roofing in Jacksonville FL.

Does metal roofing make a lot of noise when it rains?

It is easy to understand why a metal roof may be noisy when it rains, but actually the metal material is installed over the existing roof, plywood or a sheathing material, so there is a barrier between the between the metal and the structure of your home, which shields the noise from being heard. Metal material is often quieter than a shingle roof.

Does a metal roof rust?

Metal roofing in Jacksonville FL is made to last for decades. The metal material has a protective coating made from zinc or aluminum and painted on to withstand abuse and rust from bad weather.

Is a metal roof environmentally friendly?

Metal material in Jacksonville FL is made from recycled materials and if it is ever removed, the roof can be recycled.

Will it decrease the value of my home?

Actually, roofing may increase the value of your Jacksonville FL home. The roof will be environmentally friendly, recyclable, reduce energy costs, lasts several years longer than traditional shingle roofing materials and can add a design element to the home, all of which can increase the value of your home.

Is a metal roof expensive?

The cost of a metal roof varies, depending on the size of the roof. However, the value outweighs the cost. A metal roof will last as much as 100 years, unlike a traditional shingle roof, which is usually replaced about every ten years, so replacing a shingle roof five times in 50 years will be about double the cost of the metal roof.

Is a metal roof fire resistant?

Shingle and cedar roofs can easily catch fire from the sparks that come out of your chimney, a natural disaster or a neighbor’s property. A metal roof is completely fire resistant and will not even have the slightest risk of catching fire from chimney sparks.

Does a metal roof add weight to my house?

A metal roof actually weighs less than a traditional shingle roof, a cedar shake roof or a tile roof. Metal is safer, because it doesn’t put a strain on the structure of your home.

Can metal roofing withstand high winds?

This roof is made of metal panels that interwoven together to create a tight seal, which is perfect for the high winds Jacksonville Florida occasionally experiences. Metal roofs require less repairs than other roofing materials due to damage from high winds.

Are there different styles to choose from?

A metal roof is available in a wide range of designs and styles. You can have a metal roof designed to look like wood, clay tiles or stone, for less cost and more durable protection.

Will a metal roof make my house hotter in the summer?

Installing a metal roof is one of best ways to reduce your energy costs. The metal works as an insulator so it keeps the home warmer on chilly nights and it reflects the sun’s rays during the summer, so your home stays comfortable all year round.

How long does a metal roof last?

Metal roofing is made to last as much as 100 years or longer. This means you would most likely never have to replace the roof on your home for as long as you own it. Shingle roofs need to be replaced in about 10 years and in some cases, such as damage from storms, shingles may need replaced even sooner.


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