Metal Roof Replacement Guide for Floridians

Metal roofing is one of the best ways to Florida-proof your home or business. While nothing can guarantee protection against a Category 5 hurricane, steel roofs stand up well to all of Florida’s biggest roof killers, including wind, rain, and UV exposure. But do you know enough about this roofing material to commit to a metal roof replacement?

Our local roofing experts are here to make sure you’re informed on everything you need to know. That means we’re answering all of your questions about metal roof replacements right here! We’re PITCH Roofing, and we want to start out by walking you through the basics of what property owners should know about metal roofing.

What to Know About Getting a Metal Roof Replacement

What to Know About Getting a Metal Roof Replacement

At the start of the metal roof replacement process, it’s normal to have a lot of questions. You may have some idea of metal roofing as being unsightly or especially loud during rainstorms, but recent advances in metal roofing technology have come a long way.

For instance, many people worry about metal roofs rusting in humid Florida. While this can be a concern in some situations, most metal roofs now come equipped with ways to protect against rust, such as aluminum coatings. And thanks to improved insulation, metal roofs are now virtually no louder during a storm than any other roofing material.

Another thing that many homeowners don’t realize is how important fasteners are for a metal roof replacement. Your fasteners determine how your roof adheres to the rest of your structure, and this can have a large impact on the lifespan of your roof and the level of maintenance that it needs.

To help you plan for your metal roof replacement, let’s talk about your options when it comes to fasteners.

Exposed Fasteners

Exposed fasteners are used for a kind of metal roofing called corrugated or 5V metal roofing. In short, roofers drill these corrugated metal sheets into your structure. This means that visible fasteners will be visible across the length of your roof.

In some ways, this is a good thing. After all, it’s hard for wind to remove a roof that’s securely drilled down. But since the fasteners are exposed, they can rust and weather with age. For this reason, exposed fastener metal roof replacements only last for 30-45 years on average. The silver lining, however, is that 5V metal roofs cost substantially less than metal roof replacements with hidden fasteners.

In terms of aesthetics, exposed fastener metal roofs have a more industrial look. This doesn’t mean that you can’t get exposed fasteners for your residential structure. Rather, you should just be aware that your roof might have an unconventional aesthetic. But as we see more and more homes in Florida get exposed fastener metal roof replacements to protect against hurricanes, this sight could become common before long!

Hidden Fasteners

Hidden fasteners, or standing seam metal roofing, work quite differently from 5V. Their metal roofing sheets are mostly smooth and flat, for one thing, only elevating at the seam where the panels lock together. Since they fasten beneath the panel, the fastener is hidden and protected.
This comes with substantial benefits. For one thing, the elements won’t wear down your fasteners as easily. That’s why standing seam metal roof replacements last for 50-70 years. Of course, the downside to this type of metal roof is that it comes with especially high roof replacement costs.

But for many homeowners, this investment is worth it. The sleek, smooth finish of standing seam metal roofs creates a very modern look on a home. So if you want a metal roof replacement that will greatly increase your home’s curb appeal, hidden fasteners are a great choice.

How Much Does a Metal Roof Replacement Cost?

How Much Does a Metal Roof Replacement Cost

We’ve hinted that hidden fasteners cost more than exposed fasteners, but how much does a metal roof replacement really cost?

One thing to know is that metal roofing is never the cheapest option. For many homeowners, it makes more sense to get a shingle roof replacement. But if you’re in the market for a premium roofing material, let’s talk about what your new metal roof could cost you.

The material and labor costs for a corrugated metal roof replacement fall between seven and 12 dollars per square foot. Since the average roof is roughly 1,700 square feet, we could say that the average cost of a 5V metal roof is between $11,900 and $20,400. This puts it in the moderate-to-high roof replacement cost category.

The numbers for standing seam metal roofs are quite different. These metal roof replacements cost between $10 and $35. Using that same measurement for the average roof, your roof replacement could cost between $17,000 and $35,000. This is more solidly in the category of high-cost roof replacements.

You may have noticed that these ranges are incredibly wide. That’s partially because roofing costs always vary due to individual roofing factors like accessibility or hills and valleys on a roof. But it’s also because metal roofing costs vary depending on the type of metal used.

There are plenty of metal roofing options in Florida, from Galvalume to aluminum. But the only way to account for these niche choices is through a personalized roofing cost estimate.

Get Your Metal Roof Replacement Cost Estimate

PITCH Roofing has the best crew to handle your metal roof replacement estimate. Unlike other roofers, we don’t give vague price outlines. Instead, we give thorough, detailed estimates that cover every part of your metal roof replacement from the initial consultation to your final roof inspection.

We even make it easy to get your free, no-obligation estimate. Call us at 727-677-4824 or fill out our online contact form to schedule your estimate. We never use pushy sales tactics or tricks — instead, we let our honesty and expertise earn your business.

If you think that a metal roof replacement could be the right investment to make in your property, reach out to us and let us help you get started. Picking roofers for your roof replacement is a big decision, but we know that you’ll be glad that you chose Pitch to install your new metal roof!

IN THE KNOW

Metal Roof Replacement FAQs

c Expand All C Collapse All

No, metal roofs do not attract any more heat than other roofing materials so they will not increase your energy bill. On the contrary, they’re better at reflecting UV rays than most shingle roofs. In this way, they can actually save you money.

Tampa Bay is famous for its thunderstorms. But the good news is that they won’t pose any additional danger to you once you get a metal roof. Metal roofs attracting lightning is an old myth, and in fact they’re so noncombustible that lightning striking your metal roof wouldn’t even start a fire.

Placing a new roof on top of an old one is called reroofing, and it’s a common practice with metal roofing. If you’d rather install your new metal roof on top of your old shingles, let our representative know during your initial phone call or meeting. They’ll be happy to explain how we can help you with your re-roofing job!

Yes, metal roofs are highly suitable for Florida’s climate due to their durability and resistance to high winds, rain, and sun exposure. Rust can present a problem, especially in coastal Florida, but modern metal roofing technology greatly reduces the risk of premature rusting.

No roof in the world is immune to hurricanes. However, metal roofs do hold up well against the worst that hurricanes have to offer. So while we can’t guarantee that any roof could withstand a direct Category 5 hurricane, we can tell you that when it comes to holding out against hurricanes, very few materials perform as well as metal roofing.

Metal Roofing Guide – Video

PITCH PERKS

LIMITED TIME: EXCLUSIVE BENEFITS

For a limited time, we are including all of these PITCH Perks with your roof replacement, FREE!

Exclusive Preferred Black Tie Service, Free Scheduled maintenance and more.

Preferred Protection Warranty Resources

Free Upgrade to Owens Corning Preferred
50 year Warranty

PITCH Roofing - Roofing Done Right

Free Wind Mitigation

Wind mitigation inspections are the easiest way to save money on your insurance premiums and to ensure your roof can protect your home against the frequent Florida rain.

REVIEWS

What Our Customers Are Saying

Natalie Booze
Natalie Booze
Read More
Planning for hurricane season in Florida is stressful! Called Pitch to get a quote for a repair on my roof and they responded immediately, sent someone out and got everything taken care of with no hassle. HIGHLY RECOMMEND!
Laura D.
Laura D.
Read More
Awesome communication throughout the roof replacement, clean up was excellent and the price was great. Highly recommend. Love my new roof!
Amanda Dokes
Amanda Dokes
Read More
Called PITCH Roofing for help with my roof! They were very kind and knowledgeable on the phone. Came out quick to my home and gave me answers i was looking for. I highly recommend!
Joe Caprio
Joe Caprio
Read More
Having had horrible service in the past from other companies, we were looking for the best roofers in our area and we found it in Pitch. Everything was smooth from the fast reply to my online estimate request to clean up, and everything in between. Great communication from start to finish and cleanup was so good, around the house looks better than before they started work! I can't say enough about how well they treated us as customers, we felt like part of the PITCH family. We will highly recommend to all of our friends and family. Thank You Pitch!
Dawn S.
Dawn S.
Read More
This was the only company i found that was willing to give me a quote without sending a sales person to my house. Once I accepted the quote the whole process was super easy and my new roof looks great, I definitely recommend them!
Nicole Fiset
Nicole Fiset
Read More
The team at PITCH Roofing could not have done a better job or been more professional. They did an AMAZING job painting the interior of my home. The trim, the walls, the ceiling....everything looks so great....literally like a brand new home. They installed new ceiling fans, dealt with plumbing issues....you name it! Everyone at Pitch was extremely respectful of my home, my belongings and of me. This company is top notch. Do not hesitate to hire Pitch for the jobs you need done. You will be thrilled with the results just as I am.
Paulette Banichar
Paulette Banichar
Read More
PITCH Roofing provided us with the highest level of professional work in our home project. Every aspect of the job was carefully reviewed and executed with such great care. Our requests were followed to the utmost. I would highly recommend this company to anyone who wants perfection in the work they are having done.
Eric Sparkenbaugh
Eric Sparkenbaugh
Read More
I was informed by my insurance company that I had to repair my roof or they would drop me. They did not give me much time and since I am a "snowbird", I was not in the state. I spoke with a few companies and was less than impressed as they did not seem to understand my urgency. I was referred to PITCH Roofing and spoke to Ron. I recieved an extremely reasonable quote the same day, the roof work started the following week, and it was completed in a couple days. Extremely professional, fairly priced and they actually cared. Highly recommended!!!
Shelly Miller
Shelly Miller
Read More
I'm extremely impressed with the professionalism & attention to detail from my sales representative, Owen Lauer. I look forward to working with PITCH Roofing again in the future & plan to recommend their services to family and friends.
Jack
Jack
Read More
I called PITCH Roofing, and they exceeded my expectations. They've always impressed me with their respectful employees and quick response times. Most companies I have to sit on hold for a while, not PITCH Roofing though! Thanks!
Brittany Wilkie
Brittany Wilkie
Read More
Exceptional customer service, transparency and communication throughout the whole project and all around great, quality roof work from the soffit and fascia repair to the whole roof replacement!
Bill Jamison
Bill Jamison
Read More
I can't say enough about how professional and proficient PITCH Roofing is. From Caitlin taking my call and working with my schedule, to Owen quelling my anxiety about my roofing issues. This company should be the gold standard for Florida companies. The crew was on time and took care to prep before starting working to be sure my plants and yard furniture would be out of harms way. They completed my new roof in 1 day and it looks amazing! Cleanup was thorough to the point you would never know my work was done just a day ago. If you are reading this review, trust me, Pitch is the company you want to use!
Evelyn Sawicki
Evelyn Sawicki
Read More
Excellent experience! Ron and his crew deliver outstanding work in a timely fashion. From the concept to the finishing details every step is well executed. I've had roof work, bathroom remodeling, painting and drywall repair work done. The subs Ron calls on are terrific and if there is any problem at all Ron makes sure it is taken care of promptly. If you've been putting off home improvements because you aren't comfortable with contractors then Ron is your guy! His team is careful, timely, talented, respectful and best of all they clean everything up perfectly!
Lou Maggio
Lou Maggio
Read More
Chad was amazing was able to promptly get to my house the same day I discovered the problem and remedy it !!!!
Lucas Loebs
Lucas Loebs
Read More
We had our commercial tpo roofs done back in august and everything came out amazing! Owen was outstanding with the communication throughout the whole process. Any questions or concerns were promptly answer and addressed. Will definitely use them for future projects.
Previous
Next