Metal Roofing in Orlando
Why You Need a Metal Roof for Your Orlando Home
When it comes to choosing the right roof for your Orlando home, there are a lot of variables to consider. How long do you want your roof to last? How often are you willing to maintain it? How energy efficient do you want it to be? How customizable? How safe? How weather resistant? After years of experience in the field, we at Grasco Inc can safely say that we love metal roofs.
And think about it for a moment. Orlando is hit by storms all the time. In 2018 it snowed three times in Florida! Then there’s the hail, wind, and rain from tornados and hurricanes. For their durability, low maintenance, and many customizable options to choose from, metal roofs are quickly becoming our most popular roofs for residents of Orlando.
Advantages of Metal Roofing
Durability. When people ask us why we push metal roofs in Orlando, the first thing we always tell them is that they are by far the most durable roofing material. Whereas an asphalt shingle roof can last between 12 and 20 years, metal roofs can last between 45 and 75 years. In places like Orlando, where tropical storms and tornados can blow in from out of nowhere, it’s important to have a roof that can take a beating. Asphalt can be torn apart in strong winds and shredded in hail. Whereas a metal roof remains untouched. Not to mention the strong UV rays from the sun can degrade asphalt a lot faster than metal too.
Investment. Because metal roofs last so long, they’re much more likely to allow you to recoup your investment, while also being cheaper than other roofing materials in the long run.
Speed of Installation. The panels on metal roofs are designed for quick installation. Depending on the brand and type of metal roof you choose, each panel may be designed to snap into the others. A few screws here and there to fix everything down and you’re ready to go. Quick installation and easy maintenance are great for everyone.
Shedding Rain and Snow. The fact that metal roofs allow snow to slide right off makes them great for up north. But these days, with weird flurries and unusual temperature spikes, being prepared for snow in Orlando isn’t such a bad idea. And, since metal roofs also shed water very well they’re great for weathering storms and keeping moisture away from your home’s wooden structure. That means less leaks, less repairs, and less money spent on renovations.
Disadvantages of Metal Roofing
Cost. We have to be honest about this. Metal roofs do cost more than other roofing systems. However, because of their longevity, they’ll actually save you money in the long run. It depends on how long you expect to live in your home. Plus with fewer repairs and little maintenance, you’ll already be saving money a few years down the road!
Noise. There’s no doubt about it. Metal roofs can be loud. It comes with the territory. This is especially true where hail is involved. However, we have a few tricks to combat this, such as sound deadening materials and structural barriers.
Dents. For many people, this is the one concern that makes or breaks their decision to buy a metal roof. It all depends on what kind of metal roof you get. Some materials will dent easier than others. Many won’t even dent in hail storms! And if for some reason they do dent, you need to remember that they’re on the roof of your house. That means that from the curb, it’s going to be hard to see any dents at all.