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

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

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 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 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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My Florida roofing is an amazing company to deal with. The recently redid our roof from shingles to standing seem metal roof. It looks amazing. I got roughly about 10 quotes from the top roofers in Indian river county and they help educate me and showed me different options of material's for the new roof. Their team came in and stripped reroof the entire home in about week to do great weather. They strip and relapse before any rain could hit the exposed material. Rene and Maxine are such a pleasure to deal with. The are very upfront about everything and every detail that you speak with Rene about is backed up with written documentation so you know and see exactly what you are paying for. They also show and explain the different options to add on if you choose to. They are very quick to respond and answer any questions you may have in a timely matter. No doubt in my mind did I make the right decision going with My Florida Roofing. I recommend and would you use them again for any future projects. Again thank you Rene, Maxine and all of the team at My Florida Roofing for making a new roof process so quick and painless

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The Reyes' were very friendly, accommodating and professional. Rene visited the site often to check on the work. The crew was professional friendly and efficient. We had our roof replaced, asphalt shingles to metal, almost a year ago now and still marvel at the look. The color matches perfectly with the house trim. I highly recommend MyFloridaRoofing.

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