Metal Roofs for Homes Add Value, Durability, & Energy Savings
The bulk of energy savings of metal roofs comes from their ability to efficiently reflect the sun's heat back out rather than into your home. The total solar reflection (TSR) depends on the color of the roof, with lighter colors providing more reflection.
With a Cool Roof Metal Roofing System you can reflect up to 97% of your solar heat gain. This translates into up to a 40% or more reduction in cooling costs each month, according to tests by the US Department of Energy's Oak Ridge Laboratories. By contrast asphalt shingles absorb around 90% of solar heat gain, offering zero savings in cooling costs.
According to State Farm, "Metal roofs can last 40-70 years, depending on the material. Traditional asphalt roofing materials have an estimated life expectancy of roughly 12-20 years."
Shingle roofs are susceptible to damage from insects, mold, fire, and water. Today’s metal roofs are treated to be virtually fireproof and provide a better seal against water than traditional roofing. And termites? They don't like aluminum.
We use high quality roofing materials manufactured by Tri County Metals. Their metal roofing systems are manufactured here in the USA with warranties of up to 40 years. Made to withstand Florida weather, they offer metal roofing systems rated to withstand 150 mile winds, so you can be confident that your roof will stand the test of time.
As people have learned about their durability and ecofriendliness, residential metal roofing has become increasingly popular nationwide. There are more style and color options than ever before. You can choose from styles that imitate shingles and Spanish tile, or minimalist options. No matter what the style of your house, we can help you select a metal roof that will beautify as well as protect.
American Metals Gets the Job Done Right
Knowing that the roof that's over your head will not need replacement for decades is a huge relief. We know that replacing a roof is a big undertaking, but our goal is to make it as stress-free as possible.
Metal roofs are our specialty at American Metals, not something we do from time-to-time. All of our team members have years of experience installing metal roofs. We stay current on industry best practices and use only the highest quality materials, so that your home is protected for decades to come. We install metal roofs on both residential homes and commercial buildings in Gainesville and Alachua County.
Our commitment to quality comes through in every project, including yours. Contact us for a free estimate today.
Now Providing Residential Metal Roofing in Ocala and The Villages
Starting in September 2020, we are offering residential metal roofing and seamless gutter services in Ocala and The Villages. Contact us today for a free quote on your project.
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