Metal Roofing

New standing seam Metal RoofMetal Roofing is growing in popularity in South Florida. Metal is known to be one of the most durable materials on the market, lasting 40-70 years. Some metal roofs can withstand gusts of wind up to 213 miles per hour and up, which is higher than the wind speeds generated by most hurricanes. Metal roof panels reflect the sun’s ultraviolet and infrared light rays, reducing roof surface radiant heat. This can result in a 10-25% reduction in cooling costs.  

Things to consider in choosing a metal roof are the thickness of the metal, the finish, and the differences in warranties. For example, warranties on metal roofing materials can vary from 10 to 50 years, depending on the type of metal panels and manufacturer. The professionals at All Phase Construction will listen to your goals, think about your budget, and help you find the metal roof that’s just right for you.

Types of Metal Roofs

 

5V Crimp

This is probably the least expensive of the metal roofs available on the market.

Pros

  • It is much more affordable than other metal roofing systems available. 
  • It has an appealing look. Most popular in the Florida Keys. 
  • It is very lightweight. 
  • Requires low skill level to install.

Cons

  • It is usually a thinner metal (26 Gauge or less).
  • The panels are simply overlapped and have exposed screws that attach through them into the deck. These exposed screws have a butyl washer that can dry out and rot over time.
  • The exposed fasteners should be maintained and checked yearly for back out (this happens with expansion and contraction)
  • Warranties are not good and are null and void if the homeowner cannot prove yearly maintenance.

Snap Lock Standing Seam – Nail Strip

Snap Lock standing seam is a mid-range option. It’s more affordable than other standing seam roofing products. 

Pros

  • Requires less skill to install.
  • Appears the same as a standing seam roof from a distance.
  • Easier to repair than standing seam roofs.
  • Many metal types and thicknesses are available.

Cons

  • Does not withstand sideways rain as well as mechanically seamed standing seam.
  • Less uplift resistance than standing seam. (Does not perform as well in windstorms)

Standing Seam – Mechanically Seamed 

Mechanically seamed panels are a higher-end choice, with a number of advantages over the alternatives. 

Pros

  • The strongest metal roof on the market.
  • Best uplift resistance of metal roofs.
  • Fastening enhancement can easily be added for even better uplift. 
  • Many metal types and thicknesses are available.
  • The best and longest warranties available–up to 50 years.
  • Best value for the cost. The life expectancy is usually double that of a tile roof. 
  • Special coatings for coastal environments.

Cons

  • Requires a skillful crew to install.
  • Requires special tools and equipment to install. Labor costs are higher because of this.

Stone Coated Steel

Stone-coated steel roofing comes in a wide range of styles, textures, and colors to complement the style of most homes.

Pros

  • Metal that can look like shingles, shakes, or tile.
  • Hail resistant.
  • UV resistant.
  • Excellent uplift resistance.

Cons

  • Requires a higher skill level to install.
  • Can dent easily from foot traffic and be damaged.
  • Hard to repair.
  • Expensive.

The team at All Phase Construction can help you figure out which metal roofing system is right for you. Get in touch with our experts to start planning your new roof today!

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