Metal roofing is sweeping the nation and becoming more popular for good reason! The residents in Palm Coast are specifically leaning toward metal roofing over asphalt. The benefits of metal in this region of the country just make sense. Here are several reasons why metal roofing should be considered if you live in this area.
In the hot, humid climate of Palm Coast, asphalt shingles just have difficulties holding up to their intended purpose. They are quickly prone to deterioration. If the same exact type of shingle was used on a home in the northern states, it could last nearly 30 years. But in Florida, the time frame is halved to nearly 15 years. That is a huge consideration! And a great deal of money is spent on a roof that will only have a portion of the lifespan desired. Metal roofing doesn’t deteriorate with the humidity or UV rays of the sun as asphalt does.
Florida deals with strong hurricane winds regularly and must be prepared for whatever damage occurs. If a homeowner needs to repair areas of broken or split shingles several times a year, the consideration of a metal roof looks more enticing. The amount of money spent on repairs could probably better be used to budget for a new strong metal roof that can sustain winds up to nearly 140 mph. Hurricane Retrofit Guide of FloridaDisaster.org recommends metal roofing as a solid decision against hurricanes and strong winds.
Resistance to Rot and Pests
Those are two items no homeowner wants when it comes a roofing material. Rot means the whole area must be replaced because it has become compromised and cannot withstand the elements any longer. Pests are just annoying critters who will do what they can to make homes in any little crook or crevice of a roof. Pests could consist of squirrels or mice, all the way down to ants, spiders, and/or snakes.
No longer do the homes of Florida look like little beach shacks. The roofing materials have been upgraded and the curb appeal has greatly improved over the last few decades. Metal roofing can be created to appear like Spanish tiles, Shakes, or shingles. The standing seam metal roofing has even become a favorite among residents. The variety of colors is so great, that the homeowners have a myriad of options to choose from.
Unlike asphalt shingles, metal roofing is 100% recyclable. The metal can be reused for other roofing materials or turned into other valuable products such as furniture or art. The landfills are not clogged up with leftover metal materials, considering the lifespan and re-usability of metal. According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), about 11 million tons of asphalt shingles end up in our landfills. Metal roofing can be 100% recycled. Here is a small list of what can be done with recycled metal roofing.
- Outdoor shelving
- Install as a backdrop in the kitchen area
- Raised garden area
- Outdoor shower
- Creative headboard for your bed
- Ceiling tiles
Metal roofing is a wise choice for Florida homeowners. Consider discussing metal when you speak with a local roofing contractor. Who is the best in the Palm Coast area? Look no further than Elo Roofing! We value integrity, community, and teamwork. Our staff is concerned about your home as if it were their own. We pride ourselves on quality craftsmanship and the highest level of customer service. We are here when you need us. Call and let’s discuss how we can secure a beautiful metal roof on your home!