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Armored Coast™Gives Florida Homeowners New Way To Protect Their Biggest Investment


Florida is an ever-popular destination for people seeking a slice of paradise. But homeowners there, especially those in coastal regions, must consider the elements when making roofing choices.

Ken Krawcheck Jr.

By Ken Krawcheck Jr., Director of Sales & Business Development
Check International

Whiting, IN - The Sunshine State has long been known for its picturesque coastlines and vibrant communities, making it a prime destination for homeowners seeking a slice of paradise. However, living in coastal regions also means facing the relentless forces of nature, from salty sea breezes to the occasional hurricane. When it comes to protecting your home against these elements, one name is making waves in the roofing industry: Armored Coast™.

Cape Coral, Florida, recently witnessed the remarkable transformation of a local roofing project that not only enhanced the aesthetics of the community but also reinforced its resilience against the unforgiving coastal environment. This project, a traditional standing seam residential house, boasts an impressive 8,000 square feet of Armored Coast™ in a striking dark bronze finish.

This metal was distributed by Sunshine Metal Supply. Based in Sarasota, southwest Florida, the company is known as a top choice for roofing contractors seeking top-quality metal roofing materials and supplies. Committed to offering competitive wholesale pricing, Sunshine Metal Supply offers a wide range of panels, materials, colors, and finishes to accommodate various roofing styles and designs.


Armored Coast roofing material offers durability and good looks.

One of the standout features of Armored Coast™ that made it the preferred choice for this project is its remarkable similarity to working with traditional steel. Its ease of handling and compatibility with standard galvanized steel clips streamline the installation process, saving time and labor costs. This characteristic allows for a smooth transition for roofers accustomed to working with steel, making Armored Coast™ an appealing option for contractors and homeowners alike.

Sunshine Metal Supply’s team of experts is driving sales of Armored Coast™ by educating customers on a key advantage of the material: its robust substrate warranty. In coastal communities where properties are often just a stone's throw from the water's edge, the substrate warranty offers peace of mind, ensuring that the roofing system's structural integrity remains intact for years to come. Sunshine Metal Supply's reputation for assisting contractors in selecting the perfect materials, colors, and finishes to match their unique projects is what distinguishes Sunshine Metal Supply in this competitive market.

What also sets Armored Coast™ apart in the region, especially compared to asphalt shingles, is its exceptional wind uplift resistance. In hurricane-prone regions like Florida, this metal roofing feature becomes a game-changer. Armored Coast™ stands strong against the most challenging weather conditions, providing homeowners with a reliable and long-lasting roofing solution. The dark bronze Armored Coast™ roofing not only enhances the durability of the example home but also adds a touch of sophistication to the architecture. Its rich color seamlessly blends with the coastal landscape, making it a popular choice for homeowners who want both style and substance.

In a region where the elements can be both breathtaking and formidable, Armored Coast™ is emerging as a testament to human ingenuity. It's not just roofing; it's armor for your coastal home, ensuring that beauty and durability go hand in hand. So, when you're considering roofing options for your clients’ Florida property, remember the success story from Cape Coral, where Armored Coast™ protects this home and elevates its curb appeal along the way.

About East Lake Metals

East-Lake-logoEast Lake Metals is a leading provider of prepainted and mill finish steel and aluminum coil and sheet products to fabricators and independent formers of metal roof and wall systems for commercial, industrial, and architectural applications. For projects in coastal regions, the company distributes ZAM® coated steel products under the Armored Coast™ label. East Lake has in-house slitting and sheeting capacity and a network of partners to supply a wide range of accessories, fasteners, underlayment and roll forming machines. To learn more visit

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