Learn Why Pros Call a Metal Roof The Forever Roof



Metal roofs are a popular choice for business owners and families because of their durability—they can last over 60 years. Investing in a metal roof can save you money now and in the future by increasing the value of your home. Plus, they can last a lifetime.

Extra Protection

Metal roofs help keep your home and family safe. Our metal roofs have a Class A fire rating and are guaranteed not to burn in a fire or lightning strike. They also have a Level 4 hail rating and will provide protection from winds of 180 mph or more.

Energy Efficiency

Residential metal roofing in Florida’s hotter climate means a cooler home and less strain on your AC. Because metal roofs naturally reflect heat, they can save you up to 25% on your air conditioning bill.

Boost Resale Value

Because they are long-lasting and energy-efficient, metal roofs can add value to your property. Metal roofs provide exceptional curb appeal and peace of mind for potential buyers. Buyers understand that metal roofs are superior to most roofs on the market.

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Although installing a metal roof can be more costly up front than installing an asphalt shingle roof, home experts agree that the value and benefits of a metal roof far outweigh the initial investment. According to a study from the Metal Roofing Alliance, homeowners in hurricane-prone areas such as Florida can expect to recoup an average of 85.9% of the cost of a metal roof installation in increased home value and enjoy 2-3 times the life of a shingle roof. Read about more of the benefits of a metal roof here.

In general, insurance policies are designed to replace damaged or destroyed property with the same type of property. However, if your policy covers the replacement of your damaged roof, then you may be able to use the funds to upgrade to a metal roof instead of replacement with a traditional shingle roof. With most insurance claims, the homeowner is only responsible for the deductible amount of their policy. Total out-of-pocket would be the deductible amount plus the cost difference between re-roofing with the existing material and metal roofing. For many, this makes an insurance claim event an ideal time to upgrade to a superior metal roof with less out-of-pocket expense. Read about more insurance and metal roofing here.

With 1st Coast, you don’t have to! With your street address, we use satellite imagery and our CAD software to measure dimensions and slopes to estimate the roofing materials you need. We’re able to provide initial material quotes and a project material list that is subject to measurement verification at the time of your order.

We can help. Because 1st Coast Metal Roofing Supply is a leading and trusted provider of the highest quality products, we work with the best and most experienced contractors in the industry. Work with us and we can refer you to the contractors in your area that are experts in installing our products. Here’s more advice on choosing a contractor.

We offer several styles and materials of metal roofing for your Florida home, some of the most popular styles include:

  • Ribbed or crimp metal roofing styles offer exceptional life, durability, appearance, and performance with greater affordability. Panels are overlapped and fastened directly to the roof deck or framing through the face of the metal panel with gasketed screws. These styles are popular options because they offer faster and less expensive installation.
  • Standing seam metal roofing consists of vertical panels with raised seams that interlock to create a watertight barrier. This mechanically-seamed panel style installs with direct concealed (hidden) fasteners for cleaner aesthetics and longer life. Standing seam roofing is known for its durability and resistance to wind, rain and hail. These panels can also have a nail flange or a clip system. There are 3 types of standing seam, we can help you choose the best system.
  • Metal shingles replicate the look of traditional shingle roofing, but is made from more durable, lightweight metal materials that out-last and out-perform conventional shingles. While more costly than asphalt or wood shingles, the extended life of metal delivers the best long-term value.
  • Metal tile roofing is made to look like traditional Spanish clay tiles, but are much lighter in weight, easier and less costly to install, and offer outstanding durability. This style is available in unique colors and finishes and built to withstand high winds, heavy rain, and extreme temperatures.

Metal roofing is highly corrosion resistant as long as you choose proper material for where you live. For much of Florida, Galvalume is 55% Al-Zn (Aluminum-Zinc) coated sheet steel that is ideally suited for most types of roofing applications. Protected by layers of metallic and polymer coatings, and available with warranties as long as 40 years, industry studies on Galvalume panels are repeatedly shown to outperform the corrosion resistance of other coated metals. An estimated 40 billion square feet of galvalume now cover buildings in all kinds of climates and environments throughout the world. Ask 1st Coast for advice on the best material choice for where your home is located.

If you live adjacent the Florida coastline or directly near brackish (salt and freshwater mixed together) water, it’s widely recommended that a metal roof within these kinds of environments use an aluminum roof system. Aluminum, versus Galvalume coated steel roofing material, offers greater resistance to corrosion and rusting from saltwater and wind-driven spray. Galvalume or steel roofing materials installed near the coastline may risk warranty exclusions. At 1st Coast, we’re experts at helping you select the best metal roofing material and style, for the performance you need and where you live.

Yes, in many projects metal panels can be installed over existing shingles, making your project go faster and providing an extra layer of protection. The Florida Product Approval Code ensures and allows for installation on top of up to one layer of shingles, but it’s important to check with local building codes before moving forward. The benefits of installing metal over shingles include reduced time and cost because of elimination of shingle tear-off and disposal, and less tear-off mess.

It depends on your project and your preferences. If you are roofing a dog house, underlayment may not be a big concern. However, if you are re-roofing your home, underlayment is a great investment. It acts as a roof under a roof.

The noise level during a rain storm on a quality metal roof installation is likely no more noticeable inside than other types of roofing materials. Sound absorption is due to the entirety of the roof structure, including the roof decking material, underlayment and insulation, as well as the thickness of the metal roofing panels and spacing. Adding underlayment can further dampen sound, but is often installed more for the benefits of moisture and thermal protection that promotes longer roof life.

The manufacturers do offer a warranty on all panel profiles we offer. The warranty would depend on the panel type, home location, etc. We can help you select the best product for your project with the warranty protection you want.

The gauge is the thickness of a metal roofing panel. There are multiple gauges from 18 Ga. to 29 Ga. The lower the gauge number, the thicker the material. The availability of each gauge is dependent on the type of metal panel profile you choose. We can help guide you to the gauge and material that is right for your home’s location and performance needs.

Compared to material of unknown origin and quality at the big box chain stores, at 1st Coast Metal Roofing Supply, we manufacture and distribute only the highest-quality, professional-graded and sourced metal roofing materials and supplies. We have the knowledge and take the time to prepare an accurate report on the materials you need for your project. This includes your panels, trim, screws and other items needed for a weather tight installation. We offer multiple styles and colors, expert advice on selection, installation information, and help you compare costs and benefits.

Just the opposite! Compared to other roofing products like asphalt shingles, fiberglass shingles, wood, tile, etc., a metal roof offers much higher heat reflectivity and improved emissivity, reflecting sunlight rather than absorbing and transmitting heat into the building. With a high-quality metal roof, you can reduce your energy usage and cooling costs as much as 25%. In the heat of Florida, that’s savings that really adds up.

Research tells us that metal roofing is no more likely to attract lighting strike than any other type of roofing material. In fact, a metal roof is one of the best choices you can make in areas prone to lightning strikes. Unlike combustible petroleum-based asphalt shingles or wood shakes, metal roofing materials are non-combustible and feature a Class A fire resistance rating. Should lightning strike a conventional shingle roof, the intense heat can easily start a fire, while this energy and heat is dispersed with a metal roof.

You’ll be surprised to learn that a Metal Roof, on average, is 50% lighter than an asphalt shingle roof, and 75% lighter than a concrete tile, fiber cement shakes and slate. With Metal Roofing, weight on a structure is never an issue.

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