South Florida’s Top Metal Roofing Company
Metal roofing can be particularly well suited to withstand the extreme climate conditions found in South Florida. The variety of profiles, colors, and finishes makes it a good choice for both commercial and residential applications. As a Florida roofing company with over 30 years of experience, Rainbow Roofing has become a leader in metal roof installations in Miami, Fort Lauderdale, Palm Beach, and the surrounding areas. Our highly trained technicians can tackle projects ranging from large commercial roof building to residential roof installation and are also adept at repairing most styles of metal roofing in Florida.
Why Choose Metal Roofing for Re-Roofing and Leak Repair?
Metal roofing can be an excellent choice for re-roofing older homes and buildings without incurring the expense and time often required to remove the existing roofing materials. New metal can often be installed over old metal roofing that has begun to rust or leak, aged shingles, and even some flat roofing products if framing is added to provide sufficient pitch to the structure. In many situations, additional insulation can be added between the existing roofing material and the new metal as it goes into place.
There is a range of benefits when it comes to installing a metal roof system for your property. Metal roofing systems can last nearly 30-50 years longer than other types of traditional roofing systems. This will save you a great deal in the long haul.
In addition, metal roofs are energy efficient as they utilize a reflective solar coating system that minimizes heat buildup to reduce your cooling system’s overall costs. Hence, this is why Floridians tend to lean toward this type of roofing system.
And, finally, metal roofing systems are environmentally friendly because they are 100 percent recyclable and made with a minimum of 25 percent recycled material.
However, all buildings aren’t candidates for retrofitting. The experience and knowledge we bring to your project as a premier Florida roofing company allow us to make an inspection and determine the best solution for your structure. While the installation of a metal roof in Florida can be very cost-effective, we may have suggestions for other energy-efficient roofing systems that might better suit your application.
Metal Roofing Types
Steel: As one of the most popular types of metal roofing, steel comes in three variations: galvalume, galvanized or weathered steel. Because of the wide range of colors, styles, and durability, steel is typically one of the most sought-after types of metal roofing among consumers.
Aluminum: While aluminum is usually a bit more costly than steel, many people choose this type of metal for their roofing system because of its durability and longevity. Aluminum is also fairly easy to install due to its lightweight and thin width. Even though aluminum has a thinner width than other types of metal, it is much more resistant than these other types of metal. It also has better protection against rust and corrosion than other metals
Copper: One of the major benefits of copper is that it can last up to 100 years, which means you most likely will never have to worry about a roof replacement in your lifetime. In addition, copper is a soft metal. Therefore, if you live in an area where it rains frequently, it is much less noisy and disruptive. Copper can change color tones, however, as it ages. Some people like this color-changing aspect, while others do not. It is a bit more costly, but you end up saving costs in the long-term due to its longevity.
Zinc: This is another form of metal that lasts for a very long time, sometimes up to 100 years. This is because zinc has its own protective layer on the outside that offers resistance to scratches, damage from debris or corrosion, and panel markings. Because of this protective outer layer, the metal can usually correct itself should it become slightly damaged.
Energy Efficient Metal Roofing Systems for South Florida
Metal roofing manufacturers have been leaders in the effort to create energy-efficient roofing systems that benefit home and business owners in areas where air-conditioning costs can be a major concern. Structures with metal “cool roofing” materials may be able to lower their annual energy costs by 20%-70% percent depending on the building size and usage.
As a leading installer of eco-friendly metal roofing in Florida, Rainbow Roofing can work with you to determine which product might provide your structure with the most energy savings over time and best fit your roofing budget. We take great pride in being a full-service Florida roofing company. Call us today for an estimate or to discuss options for the unique needs of your home or business.