When choosing a new roof, you have to think about what makes a good roof for your house AND what makes a good roof for where you live.
In Miami, a good roof keeps your home cool through tropical heat yet reduces home cooling costs. A good roof protects you, your family, and your property against seasonal storms and the damaging wind and hail they bring. A good roof also looks great; it makes your house look great, and it brings you pride in your home and in your neighborhood. In each of these areas, the metal roof is the good roof for the Miami homeowner.
Comfortable for the climate
Miami’s hot, humid summers—and its warm, dry winters—make keeping our homes cool and pleasant quite the challenge. Most of us meet that challenge by cranking up the AC, a solution that not only costs us more money but also—in the long run—makes things worse. However, a metal roof can help keep your house cool while lowering energy consumption.
According to the Department of Energy, a “cool roof” is a roof that stays up to 50° cooler in weather that would cook a typical roof to 150°F. Metal roofs make good “cool roofs,” according to the DOE, because they reflect solar energy and, when treated, disperse thermal energy away from the house. A cool, metal roof keeps your home cooler, lowers your energy bill, and reduces your environmental footprint.
Durable for the weather
Beyond the heat, homeowners choose metal roofs because they withstand damaging wind and hail, something we expect each year in south Florida. One of the biggest home insurers, State Farm, praises the metal roof for its ability to withstand hurricane-force winds. In addition, the International Association of Certified Home Inspectors (InterNACHI), instructs their members that metal roof construction prevents significant hail damage beyond a minor dent.
Metal roofs can take a beating (meteorologically speaking), but they also come with fewer of the headaches from other building materials. Both State Farm and InterNACHI praise metal roofs for their low maintenance, making them ideal for Miami’s permanent and seasonal
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At A-1 Property Services, we’ve earned the reputation of being one of South Florida’s most dependable and capable roofing contractors, and we’re backed by the GAF Diamond Pledge warranty. If you would like more information about how a metal roof can benefit your home and family, please contact us.