FAQ About Florida Metal Roofing
Answers from Our Knowledgeable Staff
For nearly 15 years, our team at Tri County Metals has provided thoughtful guidance and high-quality products to homeowners and contractors who install or repair metal roofs. We are very proud of our ability to provide knowledgeable information to our customers. Our team is here to help you have the right resources to get the job done.
How Much Do Metal Roofs Cost?
The price of a metal roof can vary depending on the gauge of the metal, the paint, accessories, labor costs, the height and pitch of the roof, and the style of the roof. If you are installing a more complex roof it could cost more. We would encourage you to work with a reputable company that offers competitive pricing and is helpful. Here are If you encounter prices that are too good to be true, they probably are. We also provid a link to the Savings Calculator for your reference.
Why Do I Need to Use Metal Roofing Accessories?
When working on a metal roof, it is important to follow the recommendations of the manufacturer. By using not metal roofing accessories, you could potentially compromise the integrity of the roof. That can lead to leaks and other problems with the roof. Especially in Florida, it is crucial to have a roof that is structurally sound.
Am I Able to Put Metal Roofing on top of Shingles?
You can install a metal roof over shingles because metal roofing tends to be lightweight. Before you run out to invest in metal roofing, however, you should check with your area’s building codes to make sure that it is an allowable endeavor.
Why Should I Have a Ridge Vent on my Metal Roof?
If you are installing a brand new metal roof on your property, a ridge vent can provide you with many benefits. You can allow outside air to naturally flow up out of the attic which promotes a cooler and drier attic with less of a chance for mold and mildew to grow. The mildew, mold or rotting can make its way through the insulation into the drywall and all around your home.
Why Should I Have Reflective Insulation with my Metal Roof?
Buildings naturally absorb and retain a fair amount of heat through their roofs. By selecting reflective insulation, you are choosing an insulation that is easy to install and is able to reflect up to 97% of the radiant heat from the sun. This can help keep your energy costs lower and keep you cooler when it’s hot out.
How Long Will a Standing Seam Metal Roof Last?
Estimates range from 30-50 years, but with care and maintenance the lifespan could be as long as the building itself.
Does a Metal Roof Increase a Home's Value?
Yes. On average a home's value will increase for resale by several percentage points, up to 6% in some estimates.
What Kind of Warranty Is Available with Your Metal Roofing?
Our 25 year a 6 month warranty for Galvalume steel sheets along with various warranties for painted panels can be viewed in our Warranty section.
Do Metal Roofs Attract Lightning?
A metal roof does not attract lightning any more than other building materials. The likelihood of lightning strikes is dependent on other factors, not the roofing material.
Contact us at (877) 670-2224 if you have any other questions.