Metal roofing can be installed over your existing roof without needing to remove or tear off the shingles that you currently have on there. Getting those shingles removed is a messy job and will cost more money. When a metal roof is installed properly, the insulation as well as the attic will create a sound barrier that can reduce the noise that a metal roof could potentially make.
Additionally, the furring strips that will be used to raise the new metal roof over the existing roof will create an air pocket that further lessens the sound.
If your new metal roof is not installed properly, you are liable to run into problems that will cost you more money in the long run.
Your Roof Structure is Damaged – Without having a solid base or surface, your metal roofing can and probably will create gaps where moisture can seep in and cause damage.
Your Insurance Doesn’t Cover This Method of Installation – The last thing you want to hear from your insurance company is “We don’t cover that roof installation type.”
Things to Remember:
Metal roofs tend to dent in severe hailstorms – Materials like aluminum or copper are not suited for areas that experience severe and heavy hailstorms. The use of steel is recommended because it is harder and is more resistant to dents in the event of hail.
Metal roofing is good for low pitch roofs – This is because they come in large sheets that are tightly sealed together.
Repairing or Modifying metal roofing is more difficult – They come in large sheets which can make replacing them hard to do.
Expect to pay more for metal roofing – You could be looking at upwards of $600 per square (a “square” is 100 square feet)
Lightning is not “attracted” to metal roofs – If it does get struck by lightning it is a lot less combustible compared to wooden shakes or asphalt shingles.
Has a longer service life compared to more traditional or conventional materials – Insects and pests can never chew through the metal roofing and it is not affected by mildew or mold growth.
Walking on a metal roof is difficult and dangerous – The surface is slippery “as is” and gets even more slippery when wet.
To know more about metal roofing installation in Orlando area, contact Orlando Roofing Group. Call us today for a FREE inspection & estimate (407) 848-1101.