We have all seen metal roofs on a large variety of different structures but now metal roofing is rapidly becoming a primary residential roofing material.
Whether your tastes are with the "Old Florida" style 5V crimp metal roofing panels or the Kynar color coated mechanically seamed panels, metal roofs offer excellent products and designs to satisfy your roofing needs. There are colored stone coated metal tiles and the machined formed seamless panels that can provide a maintenance free roof system that will last from 30 years to beyond 50 years when kept clean of debris.
Metal roofing is fairly easy to understand for the installation processes and its light weight makes it an easy choice for any roof
structure. When properly installed these roofs can withstand most storm conditions they will have to face in the Florida climate.
Repairs being made to the metal roofing panels can be done easily but they do require the replacement of the panel or tile since they do not patch very well. The typical repairs consist of large dents, holes and rust from debris buildups or abrasions. It is best to keep a metal roof clear of overhanging foliage so they can clean themselves by way of wind and rain.
5V Crimp Roofing: These are the least costly of the metal roofing types. They come in a variety of colors and a few of the manufacturers offer a warranted color coating. These roofs are what have become known as the "Old Florida" style metal roofs. They are attached by means of a rubber-washered screws that penetrate through the top of the V shaped ribs and into the roof plywood decking. These are good roofs that weather very well.
Standing Seam Roofing: These metal roofs are probably the Cadillac of metal roofs. These roofs offer a variety of Kynar and Hylar colors that provide a 20 year warranted color coating. Their hidden attachment methods are the highest rated wind resistant procedures of all the metal roofs as well as the majority of other types of roofing systems. They have sleek clean lines that are machined formed to lengths that eliminate seams. This type of metal roofing was once used only for commercial buildings but now is well suited for residential roofing.
Snap-Loc Panel Roofing: These metal panels are a type of machine formed standing seam panel that has the highest wind uplift resistant rating over all other roof types and roofing systems. They appear like the mechanical seamed standing seam systems only the standing seam on these panels are wider by design in order to lap the adjoining seam and lock into place. Both systems can only be considered as excellent roofing systems.
Stone Coated Metal Tile Roofing: This type of metal roofing material comes in a variety of shapes, sizes, as well as colors. They make a very good roofing system that offers good product warranties and weathering surfaces withstanding the majority of storms they will face here in Florida. These metal roofs imitate barrel tile roofs, flat tile roofs and wood shake shingle roofs. When weight load is an issue these metal tiles offer the profiles and colors you want without having to go to the heavier roofing system types.