A New Metal Roof in Sarasota
Are you considering a metal roof replacement in the Sarasota or North Port areas? Replacing your current roof with a new metal roof system can mean long-term savings for you. When designed and installed properly by a qualified roofing contractor, a metal roof can last 40 years or more, meaning it can last 2 to 4 times longer than an asphalt roof.
Benefits of a Metal Roofing System
True Energy Efficiency
Our metal roofs have coatings that reflect the sun off your home and reduce the amount of heat that enters. The less your air conditioner has to work, the lower your energy bills will be. Increase your home’s energy efficiency with a new metal roof from Mark Kaufman Roofing. Most metal roofing is composed of recycled material and can be applied directly over your existing asphalt roof, reducing landfill waste.
Lower Insurance Rates
Metal roofing systems can reduce your insurance premiums and chance of structural damage due to their resistance to high winds and fire. Environmentally friendly, all metal roofing contains at least 25% recycled content and are 100% recyclable at the end of their useful life. Speak with your insurance provider about the advantages of metal roofing and the possible reductions in homeowner’s insurance.
So Many Metal Roof Colors to Choose From
Available in a wide variety of colors and styles, metal roofing systems not only allow you to create a look that appeals to your tastes, it can also increase the resale value of your home. You are sure to find a metal roof color to match your style. There are hidden fastener systems and exposed screw systems. The metal for the system can be in a variety of thicknesses and be steel, galvanized steel, galvalume (a zinc/aluminum coating on steel), copper, or aluminum.
Heavy rain, hail, high winds, and extreme heat are just a few conditions that your new metal roof will be able to endure. Metal roofing can stand up to the harsh weather that the Florida coast can throw at it. Resistance to the elements is another reason metal roofing may offer reduced homeowners insurance rates.
Types of Metal Roofs
Among the many styles of metal roofing are Vertical or Standing Seam, 5V crimp, Corrugated, Metal Tile, Metal Shake and Shingle, and Metal Slate, which come in either panels or interlocking pieces. The Vertical or Standing Metal roof style is the style most commonly thought of when “metal roof” is mentioned. This is because most other metal roof types look like their name – tile, shake, shingle, slate, etc. – where the Standing Metal roof style is instantly recognizable for the materials used in its manufacture. Among the most universal look are Standing Seam, 5V-Crimp, and Corrugated.
The ribs or seams where the panels connect stand up allowing any moisture to run down the panel rather than seep into the seam. Meaning these seams will stand out further and be more visible than other metal roof join lines. They are typically secured in place with concealed fasteners. Clips are also used to secure the roof in place.
Similar in look to the Standing Seam, 5V-crimp has a lower profile and only has ribs that appear at the seams. The fasteners on a 5V-crimp panel are exposed.
Generally a corrugated metal roof consists of interlocking rippled metal sheets fastened directly to the roof’s sheathing or deck. Around since the 1800s, corrugated roofing had commonly been used on industrial and farm buildings, but with the advances in roof metal manufacturing, corrugated metal roofs are gaining in popularity.
YES! That is metal roofing! Available in a wide variety of colors and roof profile styles, stone coated metal roof tiles and panels allow you to recreate the look of shakes, tile, or shingles without the structural weight.
Mark Kaufman Roofing provides metal roofing systems from Gulf Coast Supply & Manufacturing, Gerard Roofing Technology and more.
GulfCoast Supply & Manufacturing is Florida’s largest residential metal roof manufacturer. GulfCoast is the only Florida-based company stocking a complete line of ultra-face-resistant Kynar500 Premium Paint Coatings. For nearly 20 years GulfCoast Supply has endeavored to provide the best metal roofing products, services, and technology available. Its OceanGuard Coastal Aluminum Roofing has been manufactured for coastal homes and businesses. Corrosion and Saltwater resistive, OceanGuard Coastal Aluminum Roofing is beach structure friendly.
Gerard Roofing Technology‘s premium stone coated steel roofing systems will provide you with the last roof you will ever need. Gerard has stone coated metal tile and shingle roofing systems in a variety of colors and styles. Canyon Shake lets you enjoy the look of wood without the costly maintenance. Barrel Vault gives you the look of an “S” style tile roof without the added weight of stone or cement. Classic Tile is Gerard’s original stone coated steel metal roofing tile. Granite Ridge Shingles give you the look of high-end architectural asphalt shingles with the durability and strength of steel.