The Risk of a Metal Roof for Mobile Homes
Anyone who has watched news coverage of hurricanes and tropical storms have seen this: Pelting rain and hail, high winds, lightning, downed power lines. Given Florida’s inclination for extreme weather, year-round sunshine, and moist air, it stands to reason that metal roofs, a magnet for lightning, will not respond well.
Your roof is the first line of defense against those elements and supposed to keep your family and belongings safe and secure. That’s why you need to make smart decisions when it comes to the type of roof you decide to put over your heads.
Metal Roofs for Mobile Homes – The Downside
In a word – Rust. Once the screws on a metal roof start to oxidize, and it doesn’t take long in Florida’s moist air, a domino effect starts to occur that eventually leads to leaks, cracks, and roof failure. Another word, in this case sound, is ‘ping’. When you’re inside of a home with a metal roof during a rainstorm or hailstorm, it can be deafening. Unfortunately, weather doesn’t revolve around our sleep schedules either so this can happen at any time of the night. Then there are the energy costs. Metal roofs heat up to nearly 140 degrees in direct sunlight, which can make your home feel like a car that’s been left in a parking lot.