Installing a steel roof over your home can offer a number of benefits over more traditional roofing options. Provided your roof is installed properly, it should last as long as your house does easily being able to withstand high winds, keeping water out and shedding snow. Steel roofs are very resistant to fire mildew, mold, insects, and rot.
At a Glance:
Price – One of the things that puts off homeowners from using a metal roof is the initial cost of getting
it installed. However, since metal roofs are so durable you save a lot more in the long run instead of spending on seasonal maintenance on other types of roof material.
Performance – It looks good, protects your home quite well, has a long service life, energy efficient, fire and pest resistant and is environmentally friendly. What more could you ask for in a roof?
Installation – Can be installed quickly by experienced contractors. Most metal roofing systems come in sections or wide panels that helps speed up the installation process.
Cost – Initial cost is very expensive compared to other roofing options but can save you a lot of money in the long run because you don’t need to spend on seasonal maintenance.
Noise – The sound of rain or hail will be perceivably louder on a metal roof compared to an asphalt shingle or slate roof. Good news is you can control the level of noise to a certain extent by installing sound deadening insulation material as well as solid plywood sheathing.
Dents – Metal roofs are prone to denting when exposed to hailstorms especially when large hailstones land on them.
Contraction and expansion – As the metal is exposed to heat or cold, it reacts by contracting and expanding. This effect can cause the fasteners to come loose. Most of the newer products have designed the fasteners to accommodate and adapt to the movement caused by the expansion and contraction.
Repairs and modifications – Metal roofs are composed of large panels and can cause issues when it comes time to replace sections of the roof that are damaged. Additionally, developments in technology and production of metal roofing gets better and better with each generation so it might be difficult to find the exact same material currently installed.
Lightning – The common misconception is that metal roofs attracts and conduct electricity which is really not the case. To remove any doubt regarding this belief, metal roofs can be “grounded” by a lightning protection company to ensure it will not cause any lightning related problems.
To know more about steel roofing in Orlando area, contact Orlando Roofing Group. Call us today for a FREE inspection & estimate (407) 848-1101.