Exploring the Best Roof Types for Florida's Climate

Best Type of RoofFor a lot of people, the decision to get a new roof is one that only comes during moments of disaster or distress. And when it is not, it is made quickly and without much thought given to it outside of “does this style look good with my home?” However, there is a lot more than curb appeal at stake when selecting a new roof for your Florida residence. 

When it comes to picking a new roof, especially in Florida, the type of material that you pick will play a massive role in the health of your home for years to come. So, it is a decision that should not be made on a whim while trying to get a bunch of other projects done, or as a casual curb-appeal-focused designer decision. 

It is important that you pick the right roof for your home, and it is especially true when dealing with all of the unique factors our homes need to stand up to in Florida. So, here is a quick guide to find the best type of roof you can choose from and why the decision matters more than you think.

Why Your Roofing Material Matters

Florida is a beautiful state with an abundance of natural beauty and incredible wildlife. However, the other side of this coin is that residents of the Sunshine State also have to put up with rainy seasons, heavy coastal winds, hurricanes, and other natural phenomenons that can put a lot of pressure and stress on your home if they are not properly prepared for them. 

So, while it may be an appealing option to select the cheapest choice presented to you or something that looks beautiful from the curb, it is important that you think about all of the outside circumstances that your roof will need to hold up to in order to make the best decision. Because the cheapest option now may end up costing you a lot more after the next big storm causes leaks and lots of damage to your subpar roofing option.

Different Types of Roofing Material

When it comes to homes in Florida, there are a few great options for your home’s roof. While which option is best for your roof will depend on a lot of factors that are specific to your situation (such as how far from the coast you are), there are some staples of the industry that are always worth looking into.

Metal Roofing

When it comes to coastal living in Florida, metal roofing is the default recommendation from a lot of Sunshine State roofers. However, the benefits of metal roofing are not limited to only those who live near the coast. Whether it is standing seam or metal tiling, metal roofing can give many benefits to your Florida home, coastal or not. This roofing option will not succumb to corrosion from seawater and is resistant to damage from bugs. However, it is also 100 percent recyclable and comes with a long lifespan of 50 plus years. So, metal is a great investment for your home. These roofs can also handle heavy winds up to 170 miles per hour. 

Clay Tiles

If you live near the sea, then clay tiles may be one of the best options for your roof. These tiles are resistant to the wear and tear caused by the spray of salt from the sea and can withstand heavy winds up to and above 100 miles per hour. They are great for preventing leaks and water damage and have a 30-year lifespan, typically. 

Asphalt Shingles

These are some of the most well-used roofing options around Central Florida. They are one of the least expensive options while still holding up to the harsh conditions that Florida life can throw your way. 

If you are interested in getting your roof replaced by a company with 30 plus years of combined experience, then contact us today!