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Resources

We have provided the information and links on this page to aid in researching metal roofing in today's market.

Professional Metal Roofing Contractors- If you need a metal roofing contractor to install, call our office and we can have a licensed contractor contact you for a free estimate at your convenience.

Florida Energy Study on Metal Roofing- Energy study helps homeowners keep cooling costs from going through the roof , click here to read article.

Reflectance Properties of Roofing Materials- Florida company tested the reflectance qualitys of different roofing materials, click here to read the results.

The table below is provided for information comparison on different roofing materials.

Comparison of Roofing Types
Property
Metal
Asphalt
Wood Shake
Tile/Slate
Installed Cost
Medium-High
Low
Moderate

High (Tile)
Very High (Slate)

Lifetime Cost
Low
Medium
High
Very Low
Lifespan
20-50+years
product dependent
15-40 years grade dependent
8-25 years (std) 30+ (treated)
50+ years (tile) 50-150 (slate)
Durability
Excellent
Very Good
Poor
Excellent
Walkability
Poor-Good
Excellent
Good
Poor
Weight
1.5-2 PSF
2-4 PSF grade dependent
3-4 PSF (wet may be heavier)
6 PSF (lightweight) 9-11 PSF (concrete)
Fire
Excellent-Non
Class A - good
Poor
Excellent Non
Hail
Good
Moderate
Moderate
Excellent