Miami Weather And What You Should Know About Metal Roofs

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 resilient roof keeps your home cool through tropical heat yet reduces home cooling costs. A durable roof protects you, your family, and your property against seasonal storms and the damaging wind and hail they bring. A top quality 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 best roof option for the homeowners and businesses in South Florida.

The Benefits of Metal Roofs

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 A/C (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. Metal roofing systems are more costly than other types of roofing. However, for those who have the means to select this type of roofing, the investment will clearly pay off in the long run. For those who have smaller budgets, there are many types of asphalt roofing systems that also offer durable roof protection.

Fire Resistant

Another important feature to mention about metal roofs is that these roofing systems are the only type of roofing that is considered fire-resistant. Metal roofs are non-combustible making it naturally resistant to fire. The metals used in this type of roofing include steel, aluminum or copper which all have high melting points. Also, the overall roof assembly of metal roofs typically include non-combustible components, such as insulation, sheathing and underlayment. Therefore, in the event of a wildfire or a neighbor’s home catching flames, a metal roof is very unlikely to be harmed.

Request a Consultation to Find Out More about Metal Roofs

At A-1 Property Services, we’ve earned the reputation of being one of the most dependable and capable roofing contractors in South Florida, 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, family or commercial business, please call us at 786-386-1149 for a no-obligation consultation. We also offer a full menu of services, including inspections and maintenance, repairs and roofing replacement services. You may also request a quote or contact us online.

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