There has never been a better time to consider metal roofing in Orlando. No longer does your metal roof have to be silver or red and look like it belongs on a barn or shed. Metal roofing comes in many styles and colors to suit your home.
Benefits of Metal Roofs
Orlando, and all of Florida, is one of the best places to consider metal roofing because of the many benefits it brings.
- It’s durable. Metal roofing stands up to wind and hail making it ideal, lasting through hurricane force winds. Most metal roofs withstand 140mph gusts meaning that a metal roof would likely protect your home through a category 3 hurricane.
- It’s fire resistant. We’ve had times in Florida when the drought has led to wildfires throughout the state. Homes that ignite from those fires often do so from wind-blown sparks landing on a roof. With a concrete or stucco home and metal roof, your home is significantly less susceptible to fire. You may also qualify for a discount on your homeowner’s insurance.
- It’s environmentally friendly. The metal used to make a roof is made of a significant amount of recycled material, sometimes up to 95% and at the end of its life can be entirely recycled. Another environmentally friendly aspect of a metal roof is that it lasts significantly longer than an asphalt roof.
- It’s energy efficient. Arguably this could be included in the environmentally friendly category as well but it’s significant so we’ve decided to let this benefit stand on its own. Metal roofs come in many colors and reflect the sun’s rays and can lower the roof and attic temperatures significantly. The less radiant heat absorbed, the greater the energy savings, some cool roofs save up to 25% on cooling costs.
Metal Roofing Misinformation
Sometimes we discuss metal roofing with a homeowner and they say their main reason for not choosing it is because of how much lightning we get in Orlando. A metal roof does not attract lightening; in fact, a metal roof can protect your home from fire and power surges. The way a metal roof disperses the energy from a lightning strike is called the Faraday Cage Effect.
Another common myth is that metal roofing is loud. Yes, in years past when a metal roof was installed directly on the ceiling, noise was transferred into the house. Today’s roofing systems typically included wood, attic, insulation, and then the living portion of your home. A metal roof is no louder than any other type of roofing material.
If you’re in need of a roof replacement, consider metal roofing from Russ Noyes Roofing Inc. We offer metal roofing from GulfCoast Supply in a wide variety of colors and multiple styles. Let us help you choose your new metal roof today. Call 407-388-7700 for a no obligation estimate on your roof replacement.