- Created: 31 October 2014
You’ve made a wise choice deciding to put a metal roof on your Cape Coral, Ft. Myers, Sanibel or Captiva, Lee County, home or office. Now, you have additional choices to make. Yes, you have to decide on a color and metal roofs come in a wide variety of colors. But, you have choices that go beyond the color of your metal roof.
Many think of metal roofs as merely flat metal on top of the home or office. There are some characteristic nuances to metal roofs they may have missed. There are design options that make one metal roof different from another. In any case, as a choice of roofing material, metal is an excellent roof but you’ll still have to decide.
- The two most economical choices are known in the roofing industry as 5V Crimp and rib panel. The prior roofing option is generally a two-foot-wide panel with five v-shaped ribs running the length of the panel for additional rigidity. The rib panel metal roofing is generally three-feet wide and has rounded ridges running the length of the panel.
Though these are not the high-end options in metal roofs, they are attractive and functional. It’s no wonder these are the most common metal roofs in use today.
- Standing seam metal roofing is one of the higher-end options available when you decide you want the roof of your Cape Coral, Ft. Myers, Sanibel or Captiva, Lee County, home or office covered with metal. Panels are generally two-feet wide and can also have ribs running their length for additional rigidity.
With a standing seam roof, there are no visible screw holes or rivets. The only visible penetrations in standing seam metal roofs are for roof vents and other mechanical or architectural features that protrude through the roof.
This type of roof has a strong cosmetic appeal though there is another type of metal roof that is even more visually appealing.
- Permatile roofing is at the top of high end metal roofs. From a distance, it looks as though you have a clay tile roof. Those clay tiles, however, are made of metal. They also have the durability of metal. This is one of the strongest roofs you can put on your Cape Coral, Ft. Myers, Sanibel or Captiva, Lee County, home or office. In fact, Permatile roofing is rated to withstand winds up to 180 mph.
As stated earlier, all these styles of metal roofs come in a variety of colors. They’re all affixed to plywood and have warranties of 40 to 50 years.
For those who worry about the ‘drawbacks’ of metal roofs, the good news is that the drawbacks are generally mythology. Metal roofs are not noisy in rain and they need almost no maintenance. They certainly don’t need to be painted periodically. They have a high aluminum content which inhibits rusting. They also keep the home or office cooler, not hotter, in the summer.