About Us At JRJB Roofing Contractors Inc, Tampa Metal Roofing ContractorFAQ we often receive

Q: Is a metal roofing system more expensive than a typical roofing system in Florida?
A:   Because metal roofing systems is a premium product, you can expect your new metal roofing system to cost more than what an asphalt shingle roof would costs. However, metal roofing is comparable in price to tile or cedar shake roofing. If you currently have slate roofing installed you can expect your metal roofing system to cost less.
No matter what kind of metal roofing style you choose, you’ll never have to worry about your roofing system again. Most come with a true 30 to 50 year warranty. Plus, your new metal roof will add to the resale value of your home, save you money on your energy bills, and give you piece of mind that you’ll likely never have to re-roof again.

Q: Will my new metal roof match my home and the roofing style in my neighborhood?
A:   Residential metal roofing systems are made to look exactly like the common roofing material – such as  cedar, asphalt shingle, shake roofing, slate roofing or clay tile roofing – Metal roofing systems are stronger and more durable. Call us today and let us show you are Metal Roofing systems and the huge variety of styles, colors and patterns available – We will be sure to find a style and finish to match your home and neighborhood.

Q: Florida is the lightning capital of the world, does metal roofing system attract lightning to my home?
A:   Lightning is not necessarily attracted to metal in the area, it’s attracted to the highest point in the area. In fact Metal roofing systems has no greater chance of being hit by lightning than any other type of roofing system in your area. However, if your roof was struck by lightning, having a metal roofing system can help prevent your home from catching on fire, it can dissipate the electrical charge. Even More so important, it is non-combustible.

Q: Who is certified contractor?
 A:   JRJB Roofing Contractors Inc. is a fully licensed and insured Contractor servicing the greater Tampa area.  We have a professional team of skilled and loyal employees who take pride in their craftsmanship skills that work for us.  JRJB Roofing’s team just can’t be topped. We provide only the best when it comes to Florida Roofing systems.

Q: Is it safe to walk on metal roof?
 A:   Most metal roofing systems can support the load of an average persons weight to walk on them safely. But As with any roofing system special percations and care must be taken to ensure no damage is caused to metal roofing system that could cause abrasion or even collapsing of raised portion of the roofing panel. We follow all OSHA safety procedures.

Q: What is the average weight of metal roofing system?
 A:   Metal roofing systems on average weigh between 1 to 3 lbs. per square foot. But The actual weight is more so dependent upon metal gauge and profile of the roofing panel. Metal roofing systems are considered one of the most lightweight roofing system compared to their counterparts. The following explains the different types of roofing materials and their average weights per square foot:
Basic Asphalt Shingle; Weight 2 – 3.5lbs per sq. ft.
Premium Textured Asphalt Shingle; weight 3.5 – 5lbs per. sq. ft.
Wood Shingles or Shakes; weight 3.5 – 4.5lbs per. sq. ft.
Clay and or Concrete Tile; weight 5.5 – 10lbs per. sq. ft.

Q: What is the minimum roof pitch that a metal roofing system can be installed correctly on?
 A:   When installing new roofing systems we offer a wide variety of metal roofing panels, shingle and tile roofing systems to meet a variety of slope requirements. More Information about minimum slope requirements can be located on the “S.T.D.S.” specific technical Data Sheet given to each product. But Typically, metal roofing systems can be installed on pitches of 1 : 12 or greater. Actual minimum slopes can be dependent upon geometry of the roof in question along with the  substrate, and physical location of the project.

Q: Can metal roofing system that is purchased from JRJB Roofing be applied to any open framing or is it applied to only a solid substrate?
A:   JRJB Roofing Contractors Inc distributes metal roofing systems throughout Florida that are considered structural and or non-structural in nature. The Actual panel profile and or gauge of the Roofing material will determine if the panel has sound structural, capability that will allow it to span over the open framing. Please refer to product’s individual data sheets to check if the profile desired are considered structural panel systems.

Q: What distance can I span with metal roofing system from JRJB Roofing contractors inc.?
 A:   Most Span capability of a roofing system panel is dependent upon gauge,profile and width of the metal roofing system panel itself. Please refer to the individual load tables and panel test results to see if the metal roofing panel coincides with the actual performance and requirements for your metal roofing project.

Q: Does JRJB Roofing install metal roofing systems?
 A:   JRJB Roofing Contractors Inc. handles all roofing material and has the skilled labors to install any style metal roofing system.

Q: How much longer will metal roofing system last than common roofing systems such as asphalt and or wood shingle?
A:   You can expect metal roofing systems installed by JRJB Roofing Contractors Inc. to last at minim 2 to 3 times longer than most regular roofs. In general you can count on metal roofing system  lasting well over 40 to 60 years and beyond. To put it in simple context, the average life span of most asphalt roofs is 12 to 20 years. And even That lifespan can be much shorter depending on things such as the pitch of your roof along with things such as the climate in your area. If the shingle is Made of oil impregnated papers and or fiberglass, asphalt shingles begins to deteriorate the moment you expose it to any normal weather pattern. Metal roofing systems however, will never decompose.
And Other roofing systems such as wood shake, shingle and or tile with each have varying degrees of weather related problems that can lead to breakdown of the roofing system. Wood shingle and shake roofs can need replacement in less then twenty years. Then you have Concrete tile roofs which can warp and crack in the hot climate of Florida.
The above roofing materials are well outlasted by metal roofing systems, which can retain its beautiful look and reliable durability for decade after decade after decade to protect your home or business..

Q: Is metal roofing system noisier in bad weather than tile, shake, slate, asphalt and cedar roofing systems?
A:   This is a very common question we get at JRJB Roofing, and possibly one of the largest misconceptions when it comes to metal roofing systems. Normally People think of the old barn style roofing system where the metal panels are visible from the interior of the building. On a private residence however, metal roofing systems are often installed over a solid substrate. even more so, attic space and the homes insulation serve as extra sound barriers. Research has proven that metal roofing systems make less noise than traditional roofing systems. In fact, you’ll probably hear much more bad weather noise from the walls and windows of your home than you will from your metal roofing system.t