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Benefits Of Metal Roofing For Those That Are Downsizing

There are a lot of people that are building smaller homes. There can be many reasons for this. One factor is of course upkeep costs and energy efficiency. If you are considering building a smaller home, then you need to consider the advantages metal roofing can have for you.


Metal Is Light And Strong

Some smaller homes are prebuilt and delivered or come in kits that have to travel a long way to get to you. Commercial metal roofing is lightweight and strong which reduces shipping costs and the amount of labor involved in putting your roof on.

Stands Up To High Winds

Just because you are building a small home doesn’t mean that all the major factors relevant to a larger home don’t need to be considered. When properly installed, metal roofing can resist winds that would cause a lot of damage to a traditional shingle roof. This can be a major benefit if you are in a high wind area.


Metal roofing has an unjustified reputation for costing more. When you compare the long-term costs and benefits, it is far more economical to get a metal roof initially. Whereas many traditional shingle roofs last for 30 years, a metal roof will last 2-3 times longer. If metal roofs are repainted occasionally over the years, they can continue for even longer.

Choice Of Color

Why not try a fun color for your new home? Metal roofing comes in a rainbow of colors and styles so you can let your creative side out. Green is a favorite color for small cabins whereas a beach house might look good with a teal blue roof. If you want a wild look, you can even use multiple colors of metal shingles or choose a unique patina.


FPL Residential Roof Replacement Program



With the Metal Roofing Industry changing constantly, the programs naturally go through changes as well.

As of Sept. 15, 2015, the Florida Public Service Commission approved changes to some of our energy efficiency programs. These programs are paid for by all FPL customers as part of their electric rates. The changes that are to come will allow FPL to carry on offering cost-effective programs to help participating customers save energy while keeping rates low for everyone.

FPL recently announced that Effective October 1, 2015, the Residential Roof Replacement program has been discontinued. All jobs related to this program must be installed by September 30, 2015, and the current rebate form must be received by FPL by November 29, 2015, in order to receive the rebate payment. No payments will be processed after November 29th.

Find out if these changes affect you and your home!
Give B&B Wholesale Metals a call for more information.

For more information, please visit FPL Website for the full article.

For more information on the changes to the programs near you, contact a FPL Program Specialist.