Florida Metal Roofing Company: Installation, Replacement, Repair
Dynasty Building Solutions is a full-service roofing company in Tampa, Florida serving both residential and commercial property owners. We install metal roofs and we also provide roof repair and roof replacement services. We have been in this area since 2014, so we know the climate and have experience working at all times of the year.
Customer service is our top priority, and we take the time to talk to our clients and learn about their needs and wants when it comes to their roofs. We provide various options for financing, and we will also work with insurance companies to minimize your out-of-pocket expenses where possible. Our roofing contractors are licensed, bonded, and insured; this protects both our employees and our clients. If you are interested in learning more about whether a metal roof is right for your Florida home, please contact roofing contractor Dynasty Building Solutions today to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation appointment.
Types of Metal Roofing
Metal offers a wide spectrum of variations and materials under its umbrella, all of which can be installed by Dynasty Building Solutions. These are some of the most popular metal roofing varieties:
Aluminium roofing has many benefits that homeowners and business owners are attracted to. While it is durable, corrosion-resistant, cost-effective, and eco-friendly, aluminum roofing also doesn’t rust, enables smoother water runoff, and reflects the sun better than other metal roofing materials. This also makes it energy-efficient.
A popular choice for roofing in hail-prone areas particularly, steel roofing is super durable and low maintenance, which ranks it high on the longevity scale. Like most metal roofing materials, the heat reflection also contributes to reduced energy use and costs.
Copper as a roofing material is definitely one of the more rare metal roofing alternatives, but it’s unique finish is one of its stand-out features and one that is bound to increase the home’s curb appeal. Given its light weight and malleability, it can be fashioned in a variety of ways to mimic tiles, shingles, brick, etc.
Standing Seam Metal Roofing
Standing-seam is the most popular iteration of metal roofing. Essentially, this type of roofing raises the seams beyond the level of the actual roof, thereby creating panels that run from the ridge to the eaves of the roof. Its interlocking system ensures that a watertight seal is created, and also makes it one of the strongest, most reliable roof systems on the market today.
Corrugated Metal Roofing
Corrugated metal is made from galvanized steel rolled into a wavy pattern. This corrugation process enhances the strength of the material, making corrugated metal roofing a tough metal roofing option. It’s often seen in industry and less on homes, but its light weight, durability and water-shedding features are making it a viable option for the home.
Metal shingles is one of the most popular options for residential roofing. Its major appeal is the combination of all the great characteristics of metal, while giving homeowners the ability to customize the look and feel to their preference. Metal shingles can mimic the finish of more premium roofing alternatives like slate, clay and concrete tiles and cedar, at a fraction of the cost, and with strength, durability and longevity guaranteed.
Advantages of Metal Roofs
Metal is one of the most reliable roofing materials on the market for both residential and commercial roofs. These are some of the characteristics that make it a great roofing option:
Metal roofing holds up well against all types of harsh weather conditions. It is even able to withstand debris and animal activity. The impact of extreme weather in the Tampa area makes metal roofing an excellent choice for durability.
Maintenance on a metal roof is so easy that you could almost install it and forget about it. As with any roofing material, regular maintenance is a must, but the upkeep on a metal roof is so limited, that compared to other solutions like shingles, concrete, or tile, you’ll have a worry-free roof and save on costs in the long run.
Its durability and ease of maintenance contribute to metal roofs lasting a very long time – up to 50-70 years. That means that you may very well never have to replace your home’s roof again in your lifetime.
In most cases, a quality metal roof will be made of anything from 35% – 95% recyclable and/or recycled material. While the lifespan of a metal roof will be very long, when it does come time to remove it for whatever reason, the entire thing will be 100% recyclable, as opposed to being dumped in a landfill. In addition, its heat-reflecting capabilities means the homeowner will save on home energy costs too, by reducing the need for cooling in the home.
While your metal roof will cost more upfront to install, it will cost less over its lifetime. The long-term investment is well worth it considering the reduction of maintenance and repair costs over the roof’s lifetime – a far cry from alternatives like asphalt shingles. On top of that, metal roof warranties also tend to be exceptional.
Are Metal Roofs the Best Type of Roofing in Florida?
Depending on where you live in Florida, a metal roof might be the best choice for you. We recommend metal roofs to many of our clients because they last a long time, look good, and are resistant to a lot of the natural elements that affect homeowners in this area of the country.
Metal roofs are very sturdy and will last for many decades; you can expect that a metal roof installed by a reputable roofing company will last 50 years or more. In addition, they hold up great against wind and rain, and they are also fire-resistant.
Another benefit of metal roofs in Florida is that they reflect the sun’s heat. This means that the inside of your home will stay cooler than it would if you had an asphalt shingle or even a tile roof.
One caveat of having a metal roof is that if you live very close to the ocean, the saltwater can cause some corrosion. During your consultation, your roofing company should tell you whether this is a concern for your specific location.
Your Dynasty Building Solutions roofing installer will talk to you about whether a metal roof is the best type of roofing for your property.
What Is the Cost of Metal Roofing?
The cost of a metal roof in Florida is substantially higher than the cost of asphalt shingles. This type of roof does pay for itself, however, since it will usually last about three times longer than an asphalt shingle roof. In addition, a metal roof can lower your homeowners’ insurance premiums and might also raise the value of your home, which will pay off when the time comes to put the house on the market. When you consider all of these factors, many homeowners find that a metal roof is well worth the investment.
The final price of your roof will depend on the size of your home or building, the pitch and elevation, and other factors. Dynasty Building Solutions offers a free consultation appointment so you can find out how much a metal roof will cost and make your decision with that information.
How Does Metal Roofing Compare to Shingle Roofing?
- Metal roofs are more expensive to install. If you are on a tight budget, this is a consideration to keep in mind. Dynasty Building Solutions has financing options available, however, so you don’t necessarily have to discount having a metal roof installed based on your current bank balance.
- Metal roofs are more durable than shingle roofs. They are resistant to wind, rain, and fire. They also are not affected by mold, and insects will generally not nest in them.
- Metal roofs last longer than shingle roofs. A shingle roof will last about 20 years under the hot Florida sun, while a metal roof can last up to 60 years or even longer.
- A metal roof will keep your home cooler. Asphalt shingles absorb heat, but metal reflects heat. This can lead to lower air conditioning bills.
- You might have a lower insurance premium with a metal roof. Talk to your homeowners’ insurance company about how getting a metal roof will impact your premiums.
- Metal is more eco-friendly. The main difference is that metal is recyclable and shingles might not be, depending on the programs available where you live. In addition, metal will help keep your home cooler, which is an energy-efficient way to stay more comfortable in the summer.
Is a Metal Roof the Same as a Tin Roof?
How Long Will a Metal Roof Last?
A metal roof installed by a good roofing company will last about 60 years or more in most cases. Many of these roofs come with a 50-year warranty, but some of them last substantially longer than 60 years. Most of the time, the metal roof you have installed now will be the last roof you ever have installed, provided you stay in the same house.
Can You Install a Metal Roof Over Shingles?
Yes, in some cases, we will install a metal roof over your existing shingles. Your Dynasty Building Solutions roofing contractor will let you know if that is the best option in your particular circumstances.
Do Metal Roofs Leak?
A metal roof, while not completely indestructible, is unlikely to leak because it is very resistant to rain and wind. With that being said, it is possible that your metal roof will eventually leak around a screw gasket, the flashing, or a seam. This does not mean that the roof needs to be replaced; most of the time, it means that you need a roof repair. Dynasty Building Solutions performs metal roofing repairs, so you will be in good hands.