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Florida’s Hottest Metal Roofing Types: Selecting the Right Look 2024

Learn About the Best Types of Metal Roofs for Homeowners in Florida 2024

While Florida’s climate will put any roofing system through its paces, there’s one roofing material that stands above the rest for homeowners in the Sunshine State: metal. Among the various types of metal roofs, all are ideally suited for roofing in Florida thanks to their incredible durability and longevity. 

Not only that, but residential metal roofing has come a long way when it comes to adding a beautiful new aesthetic to your home.

But what types of metal roofing are available to Florida homeowners, and which metal roof is best suited to our area? The expert roofers at My Florida Roofing Contractor are breaking it down.

Types of Metal Roofs in Florida

Metal roofing is available in a wide variety of styles and metals. Metals commonly used in roofing projects throughout the United States include:

  • Zinc
  • Copper
  • Aluminum
  • Steel
  • Tin

In Florida, however, we primarily see aluminum and copper used in the construction of roofs. 

Aluminum Roofing

Aluminum often makes for an ideal roofing material for several reasons. It’s lightweight, and therefore can work for most existing homes. Yet despite its light weight, aluminum is also highly durable and can last for 50–70 years or even longer.

In addition, aluminum roofing is also very eco-friendly, being readily recyclable and coming with excellent marks for energy efficiency. 

Perhaps most importantly for Florida homeowners, aluminum rates well among metal roof types when it comes to corrosion resistance. This is especially important for areas near the coast.

Copper Roofing

Copper is also well suited to roofing here in Florida. It resists corrosion, and while it does form a patina over time, this is generally seen as a positive attribute, as the roof turns to an attractive shade of green.

Copper roofing is also very eco-friendly and energy efficient while providing excellent protection against wind, hail, and fire damage.

However, copper roofing is also among the most expensive out of all types of metal roofs, and most Florida homeowners choose to use copper for accents and fasteners rather than a full roof.

Metal Roof Styles

Metal roofing can be formed into a wide variety of shapes during the manufacturing process. This attribute has been increasingly used to help popularize metal as a residential roofing option. Here are the styles of metal roof that our customers choose most often.

standing seam metal roofStanding Seam Metal Roofing

Standing seam metal roofing is generally viewed as one of the best metal roof options for homeowners in Florida.

This form of roofing features interlocking metal panels with concealed fasteners that are protected from the elements by a raised (or “standing”) seam.

While pricier than asphalt, standing seam metal roofs last much longer and stand up effectively even during major weather events such as a hurricane. 

5v-crimp metal roof5V-Crimp Metal Roofing

Another popular metal roofing option is 5V-Crimp metal roofing. This style of metal roof also uses concealed fasteners to create a sleek look for the roof.

For Florida homeowners looking for a more cost-effective metal roof, this may be the best option, as 5V-Crimp roofs tend to be less expensive upfront than a standing seam roof. 

However, these roofs sometimes require more upkeep and maintenance—for example, screws may need to be tightened or replaced after the first 10 years following installation.

My Florida Roofing Contractor Installs a Variety of Types of Metal Roofs

At My Florida Roofing Contractor, we often recommend metal roofing to homeowners looking for a more durable option than traditional asphalt shingles. Metal roofs of all types stand up effectively to the unique climate here in Florida, which can otherwise shorten the life of your roof.

If you’re looking to upgrade your asphalt shingle roof, contact us today! Our professional team will work with you to recommend the best roofing option for your needs.

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James NicholsonJames Nicholson

I cannot recommend My Florida Roofing Contractor-Rene Reyes highly enough! As our roof was reaching its 20-year mark, we decided to entrust My Florida with the task, and we couldn't be more pleased with the experience.

From start to finish, the entire process was seamless and impressive. The roof passed its final inspection just a week after the work commenced, a testament to the efficiency and quality of their work. The crew's service and work ethic were truly outstanding, and their teamwork and attention to detail were remarkable.

Throughout the project, I was kept informed of every step, ensuring that I was always in the loop. The crew's professionalism shone through not only in their work but also in how diligently they cleaned up after themselves. To top it off, the roof was completed by the end of the second day, showcasing their commitment to timeliness and excellence.

Dan, who was present throughout the entire process, deserves special commendation for his professionalism and the smooth flow he brought to the project. Working with him was a pleasure and ensured that everything went according to plan.

In conclusion, My Florida Roofing Contractor-Rene Reyes exceeded our expectations in every way. If you're looking for a reliable, efficient, and professional roofing contractor, look no further. Thank you to the entire team for a job well done!

Andrew WhipkeyAndrew Whipkey

Me and my wife couldn’t be happier with our experience with the My Florida Roofing Team. They did an outstanding job from start to finish. Felix provided a very knowledgeable, detailed, and transparent explanation at the beginning of our process of what to expect with the installation of a new roof. Felix was there to guide us from the selection of shingles all the way threw to the completion of our roof. Maria’s responsiveness and constant communication with updates of the process was outstanding. The on-site team was on time every day very professional and clean!
Rene was there every morning, and at the end of every day to make sure everything was being done up to his standards. The whole entire My Florida Roofing team should be commended for there communication, culture and professionalism. I highly recommend My Florida Roofing.

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