Looking at a new Roof? 6 Reasons to Choose Metal.
Comfort and safety are primary concerns when building a home, it is therefore vital that the materials used during the construction of your home, particularly in the roof, are strong and durable – two characteristics which can withstand the challenges of our tropical weather.
Timber, plastic, concrete and a variety of recycled materials are some popularly used roofing materials in the Caribbean. However, Metal roofing still is a particular favorite and many architects, contractors and engineers swear by it! And for many good reasons!
We could go on and on, justifying the use of metal as the preferred choice of roofing material for the Caribbean – but, in the interest of time let’s focus on six advantages of using metal as your choice of roofing materials, in comparison to other choices, like asphalt shingles.
1. Metal Roofs are strong.
In heavy winds, shingles can be ripped right off your home. A properly installed metal roof can withstand high winds of 110-150 mph protecting your home and family from major hurricane force winds. Where other roofing materials can be heavily damaged by a heavy rains and wind, in many cases metal roofs have triumphed.
2. They are also lightweight.
A metal roof averages only one pound of weight per square foot. By contrast, asphalt shingles weigh two to five pounds, depending on style, and concrete tile can weigh more than 10 pounds per square foot! Metal roofing takes a tremendous amount of load off your home’s structure, which can eliminate the need for additional structural support.
3. Additionally, they are reflective.
When treated with a specialized coating that reflects solar energy, the Cool Metal Roofing Coalition estimates that reflective metal roofing can save your home up to 40% in summer cooling costs, depending on your location.
4. More importantly, they are known to be long-lasting.
While a metal roof can cost more initially, the payoff comes in the form of longevity. At 50 years or more, a metal roof will outlast its asphalt shingle counterparts by two or three times. Chances are, a metal roof will be the last roof you ever install on your home.
5. Attractiveness is another popular advantage
Metal roofing is beautiful and comes in a wide range of colors and configurations to fit your architectural requirements and tastes.
6. Metal Roofs are all gentle on the environment.
Metal roofing is 100% recyclable, which eliminates the growing problem of disposal. In most cases it can be installed over your existing roof, further resolving the shingle disposal dilemma.
Enjoy all these benefits and more with state-of-the-art metal roofing products from Southeastern Metals – a leading supplier of roofing Metal to the Caribbean region. Southeastern Metals panels are Miami Dade County, Florida Building Code & Texas Department of Insurance Compliant, and designed to complement any residential or commercial project.Share this article on