A good metal roof can last a long time, sometimes even beyond its expected 50-year life span. In this blog, residential roofing contractors 1st Class Roofing, Inc. shares an overview of the qualities that make a good metal roof.
Slope is essential to most types of roofing systems. One of the best qualities of standard standing seam metal roofing is that it works on nearly every roofing slope, which gives you some flexibility on how steep you want your roof to be. Gently sloping roofs are ideal for coastal properties for better resilience against wind while steep roofs are best for maximum curb appeal. Steep slopes are also more efficient in shedding rainwater. A good metal roofing slope should have a good balance of all these features.
Standard standing seam metal roofs are available in different thicknesses. Roofing contractors offer metal roofing in gauges 22 to 29. The thicker the gauge, the more resistant it is to impact damage but it is also heavier and costs more to install. Choosing the right type of fasteners and installation patterns is also needed to ensure durability and wind tear-off resistance. A capable roofing contractor like us can help you find a good balance between these considerations.
Like all other types of sloped roofing, metal roofs need to have a waterproofing layer sandwiched between the decking material and the outer metal layer. In fact, the State of Florida has specific building codes on how waterproofing layers should be installed, which is intended to mitigate hurricane damage.
Local, licensed roofing contractors are required to submit affidavits as proof that the installed roof complies with the said waterproofing requirements. As one of these local roofing contractors, you can count on 1st Class Roofing, Inc. to make sure your roof is both compliant and has the right type of waterproofing layer.
1st Class Roofing, Inc. is your leading provider of roof repair and installation services. Give us a call at (863) 656-0218 or fill out our contact form. We serve customers in Tampa, FL and the surrounding areas.