Metal Roofing

Metal Roof

Standing Seam Hurricane-Resistant Roof

Metal roofing has become one of the most popular roofing materials on the coast and around the world. Its sleek yet strong appearance also gives it outstanding wind resistance against hurricane-force winds that you can depend on.  We install all types of metal systems and designs including standing seam, metal slate/shingle, tuff rib/exposed fastener, and even specialty roofing such as curved and coated metal roofs.


 

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Types of Metal Roofing

Standing Seam

Standing seam is a type of metal roofing that is most commonly used on commercial roofs, government roofs, and some residential roofs. It is considered the premium type of metal roofing due to its sleek look, but has the highest cost.  Standing seam is an interlocking metal roof system that locks into itself and has no exposed fasteners.

Typical Uses:

Residential and commercial roofing applications with a slope of at least 3 inches per foot.  Best for high wind areas.

Benefits:

  • Highly economical
  • Extremely weather resistant, high wind rating between 110-160 mph (varies based on design; systems vary)
  • Typically lasts 30 to 50 years
  • Decreases heating/cooling costs by not conducting heat into the home
  • Comes in numerous colors and coatings
  • Requires little to no maintenance
  • Solar-panel ready
  • Quieter than shingle roofs, even in the rain

Disadvantages:

  • Prohibitive material cost; costs 2-3x more than shingle roofs.
  • Can be dented if walked on or installed improperly
  • Removal of standing seam is an additional cost

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Exposed Fastener (Tuff/Classic Rib)

Exposed Fastner Roof

Exposed Fastener Roof

Exposed Fastener is another type of metal roofing that is the cheaper alternative of standing seam roofing.  It has many of the same benefits as a standing seam roof, with a few disadvantages.  Exposed fastener systems are attached to the roof with the screws (fasteners) being visible from the outside.  It comes a large variety of designs and colors.

Typical Uses:

Residential and smaller commercial roofing applications with a slope of at least 3 inches per foot.  Great for high wind areas.

Benefits:

  • Only costs about 1.3x more than shingle roofs
  • Weather resistant, high wind rating between 110-160 mph (varies based on design; systems vary)
  • Typically lasts 20 to 40 years
  • Decreases heating/cooling costs by not conducting heat into the home
  • Available in numerous colors and coatings
  • Requires some maintenance
  • Quieter than shingle roofs, even in the rain

Disadvantages:

  • Screws will rust over time if fastener coating corrodes away, causing leaks
  • Can be dented if walked on or installed improperly

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Metal Shingles

Metal Shingle Slate Roof

Metal Shingle Slate

Metal shingles are a more residential alternative to standing seam that provides the rugged look of metal but is easy on the eyes like laminated asphalt shingles.  It comes in numerous designs including faux slate, clay tile, and shingle.  Included in these custom designs are custom coated metal shingles that give your roof a textured look.

Benefits:

  • Highly economical
  • Extremely weather resistant, high wind rating between 110-160 mph (varies based on design; systems vary)
  • Typically lasts 30 to 50 years
  • Decreases heating/cooling costs by not conducting heat into the home
  • Available in numerous colors and coatings and designs
  • Requires little to no maintenance
  • Quieter than shingle roofs, even in the rain
Metal Clay Tile Roof

Metal Shingle Clay

Disadvantages:

  • Prohibitive material cost; costs 1.5x more than shingle roofs
  • Can be dented if walked on or installed improperly

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