Metal Roofing and the Facts You Should Know

By Stacy Mellete

It’s important to choose the right kind of roofing material for your home. And with several options available on the market, none are as popular and as viable as metal roofing. In fact, it’s perfect for most homes with either a flat or steep roof pitch.

There are even options that mimic other materials such as asphalt shingles, which you can count on to last when installed by a trusted roofing company Tampa such as Affordable Roofing Systems.

Here’s what else you need to know about metal roofs: 

They’re Cost-Effective 

Metal roofs are known to last 50 years, often even beyond their expected lifespan when properly maintained. In fact, State Farm Insurance Statistics has proven that some metal roofs have a longevity of 40 to 70 years. While there are other roofing material options like high quality asphalt with comparable warranties, they only last around 30 years at best. Having a metal roof over your home will be a bit more expensive, but in the long run, you practically won’t have to worry about re-roofing again, making sure you make the most of your initial investment.

They Don’t Attract Lightning 

You might assume that a metal roof attracts lightning, but any metal roofing contractor knows that the chances of that actually happening are just as high as any other roof using different materials. What factors into having lightning strike your roof still depends on where you live and the climate you usually have in the area. Typically, lightning strikes the tallest object in an area.

And even when lightning does strike a metal roof, it won’t catch fire as easily compared to other materials such as wood shingles as the metal itself is a non-combustible material. Not to mention that metal roofing also helps safely dissipate electrical charge from a lightning strike.

They Work Well on Roofs With Low Slopes

It’s often believed that metal roofing only works for roofs with a steep slope, but standing-seam metal roofing can actually work well on gently pitched roofs. This is installed in large sheets with seams that are raised and sealed tightly together to resist water. Of course, some slope is necessary to ensure water run-off, but most modern homes are compatible with metal roofing.

If you’re looking for a trusted expert in roof repairs, you can’t go wrong with Affordable Roofing Systems. You can reach us by calling (813) 542-8462 or by filling out our convenient online contact form. We serve Clearwater, Tampa and surrounding FL areas. Call us today!

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Your roof has an important job to do to keep your home dry, but it can also be an impressive home feature.


Our stone coated steel roofing system is available in a wide range of styles including Tile, Shake, Slate, and Shingle, and in a variety of colors. We’ll help you to choose one that will fit your home’s style and your budget.


As the most-used roofing type across North America, asphalt strikes a balance between price and durability, with a life expectancy of up to 20. Shingles are available for those who want affordable, genuine slate roofing.


Tile roofs offer unparalleled value when cost per year of use is factored in. While upfront costs are higher, customers who choose a clay or concrete tile roof will enjoy the aesthetics and quality for a lifetime.


Metal roofs today come in a wide array of colors and finishes. Innovations in metal roofing technology have significantly enhanced the performance of metal roofs.

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TPO can be installed to any scale with some of the world’s largest building utilizing TPO roofing systems – it comes in strips typically 8ft 10ft and 12ft wide that are heat welded on site.

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