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Installation, Repairs, and Maintenance of Metal Roofs
A metal roof might not be the first thing that springs to mind when you’re designing your ideal home. Yet, metal roofs have got a lot going for them. In fact, they’re one of the best options for sloping roofs.
Some of the benefits of metal roofing include:
- Low maintenance
- Wind resistance
- Great resale value
- Suitability for steep or low slope roofs
Have we caught your interest? Read on to find out more about metal roofing and why it’s a great choice for your Florida home.
Types of Metal Roofs
There are three main types of metal roofs available to Florida homeowners and each has its own pros and cons. A reputable metal roofing contractor will help you choose the right one for you.
These are your options: Corrugated or 5V Crimp Panels
Corrugated metal roof panels are a cost-effective option for most types of buildings. They’re face-fastened to your rafters using exposed screws.
Corrugated panels are available in a range of colors to suit your exterior home design, although plain Mil-finished metallic panels are the most common. Colored panels look good, but they do tend to fade after prolonged exposure to the Florida sunshine.
The downfall of these roofs is the screws. They wear over time and can loosen a little. This means you’ll need to get your metal roof inspected regularly and ultimately need to have larger screws installed.
Standing Seam Metal Roof Panels
Concealed fasteners are what put standing seam panels in their own league. This solves the problem with loosening screws as they’re protected from the weather.
These systems are usually treated with a Kynar paint finish which doesn’t fade easily.
Metal Shingle and Metal Tile Roofs
As the name suggests, these types of metal roofs mimic the appearance of shingle and tile roofs.
The results can be highly attractive, especially when viewed from afar. They tend to look a little artificial on a single-story building.
Common Metal Roof Repairs
Not much can go wrong with metal roofing, and most of the problems associated with them stem from incorrect installation. That’s why it’s vital to choose a metal roofing contractor with the know-how and certifications to install your roof right the first time!
Metal roofs are prone to expand and contract according to the temperature outside. This means that they can split at the seams or at the site of penetration flashing after a while. An expert roofing professional will pick up the early signs of separation during a routine inspection. They can then take action to prevent further damage.
While metal roof panels come with a protective coating, this can erode over time. When your metal roof panels come into contact with the air, they start to rust. Once rust has advanced beyond a certain point, it’s impossible to repair. Regular roof inspections are especially important if you have a metal roof on your house.
Why Choose Epic Roofing & Exteriors for Your Metal Roof Installation and Repairs?
As long as you choose a reputable, licensed metal roofing contractor to install your roof, it should last for many years.
At Epic Roofing & Exteriors we have the expertise and experience to ensure you enjoy all the benefits of metal roofing without mishap. We care about our customers and take the time to help you make the right choices when it comes to your home.
Get in touch and we’ll put your mind at ease about the right roofing system for your new home or roof replacement.