This metal roof in Kendall is of particular interest because it’s located in a subdivision where the roofs were tile. The customer wanted a standing seam Galvalume roof. Luckily there was no homeowners’ association (HOA) to say, “No!”
Englert 1300 Galvalume Metal Roof
I recommended a mill-grade finish, as usual, due it’s reflectivity and ability to stay clean. Mill-grade (bare metal) stays clean because the 55% aluminum/45% zinc coated steel disrupts the PH of the surface to the point that fungus, algae, mold, bacteria, etc. can not grow.
This is an Englert 1300 mill-grade Galvalume 1.5” standing seam metal roof. It was somewhat of a challenge as a two-story building with a large “brow” in the back and a rotunda, which requires a high level of skill to execute. The home’s exterior paint job featured earth tone colors which, in my experience, do not work well with a mill-grade finish. Mill-grade works very well with contemporary colors – white, black, gray, blue and green. Soon after we finished the house was painted and the results speak for themselves, yes?
Metal Roofs – Wind Resistance, Energy Efficiency & Durability
From a roofer’s perspective a metal roof is the best choice you can make for your home in terms of value, durability, wind resistance, fire rating, energy efficiency and the environment. They have proven life expectancy of up to 50 years when properly installed, and even longer with the application of maintenance coatings which are becoming more advanced all the time. Their seamed panels and hidden fastening system provide excellent resistance to thunderstorms and hurricanes. These roofs are lightweight, reducing stress on the structure, and are also fireproof with a Class A fire rating.
With a metal roof there is an insurance premium discount in your future! They are incredibly energy-efficient, Energy Star and LEED compliant, reflecting solar energy without radiating heat into the building. 99% of tile roofs and shingle roofs wind up in a landfill. Metal roof panels are 100% recyclable.
Manufacturer and Distributor Are Key
We work with the best, using Englert products on all of our metal roofing projects with East Coast Metals as the distributor. Englert has dominated the South Florida market with a combination of a quality product at fair prices and great service. East Coast Metals has the finest fabrication facility in Miami Dade for the production of metal panels and accessories. They also supply a large segment of local roof suppliers with all the metal flashings used in conventional roofing systems. Englert offers a 25-year limited warranty to go along with our own 15-year workmanship warranty on metal roofs.
More Metal Roofs in Kendall
These metal roofs in Kendall were done more recently. One of them included a skylight replacement. Thanks to Hurricane Irma, Miami-Dade County has recently upgraded the minimum pressure requirements across the board for all roofing systems and accessories, including skylights. What that means here is the skylight needed an upgrade to a model with a higher rating and the metal roof panels required a more dense fastener pattern.
There are considerably more screws at the perimeter and corners than before the 2020 Protocols for High Velocity Hurricane Zones went into effect. The perimeter and corner zones were also enlarged. On average they extend about twice as far from the edge, about 6 ft. So, the wind resistance of these metal roofs is robust, to say the least.
Metal Roofs and Saltwater
Just a reminder that all the roofs seen here are covered by Englert 1300 Galvalume standing-seam panels. Galvalume is an excellent product for metal roofs in Kendall which are well inland, many miles from the Atlantic Ocean or Biscayne Bay.
Be advised that any metal roofs within one half mile of a body of saltwater must be upgraded to – in order of cost – aluminum, stainless steel or copper. Aluminum panels are always painted. Stainless and copper panels are not.