Shingle Roofs – Shingle roofs are cost-effective due to the low cost of shingles and the ease of shingle installation. Asphalt shingles one of the lightest roofing materials when compared with some slate and tiles and even some metals. Shingle roofs are ideal for home that are unable to withstand the weight of another roof type. Shingles come in a wide variety of colors from light to dark, so if you wish to install light tiles to keep your roof cool, that’s a viable option! Additionally, you can choose from a myriad of textures and styles among shingle types. Asphalt shingles are quite durable and are relatively simple to repair.
Tile Roofs – Roof tiles are an excellent way to keep rain and moisture from accessing your home via the roof. Traditionally constructed from terracotta, glazed clay, or slate, tile roofs tend to be highly recyclable materials, as well as attractive and durable and very characteristic of South Florida! However, modern materials, such as plastic and concrete are also used. Four common configurations of roofing tiles are mission, French, interlocking shingle, and Spanish style tiles. Spanish tiles are most popular in South Florida, largely due to their ability to keep your roof cool in a hot climate, which is facilitated best by installing a roof in light colors, which tile roof tend to be.
Metal Roofs – Metal roofs are becoming more popular in the contemporary building market. One of the fantastic advantages of metal roofing is that it can be easily installed over your existing roofing materials. This assures less mess, because as you are surely aware, removing shingles can be a messy and costly business. Metal roofs are resistant to mold, which can rot many other roof types. This is commonplace in Florida’s humidity. Metal roofing is the most costly among flat, shingle, and tile roofs, but they are the most durable of all roofing types and are quite attractive and well suited to low-pitch roof types.