24/7 Emergency Toll Free
Se Habla Español
Understanding Your Roof Options: Shingles, Tile, Flat, and Metal
Choosing a new roof can be more stressful than you thought, and it certainly shouldn’t be left to be decided upon last. While it may not be as fun as picking out paint or new carpets, it is possible to find a new roof that is both functional and aesthetic pleasing. Don’t simply put the cheapest roof on and assume you’ll be fine in South Florida’s extreme climate. It’s important to know all of your options and weigh out which one would be best for your home or commercial building.
Shingles – Shingles are a great choice for a clean looking roof at an affordable price. Range in different versions, most popular are made from asphalt in different styles from 3-Tab and Dimensional.
Tile – Clay or concrete roofing tiles are a good choice for homes with a southwestern, Italian, or Spanish Mission design, which many nice homes in South Florida are. Tile can cost more than regular shingles, but typically lasts longer as well.
Flat – Asphalt roofing is sometimes applied to flat or semi-flat roofs that have proper drainage in place. Asphalt’s advantage is that it is less expensive than other roofing materials, yet still holds up fairly well to the weather when properly applied by professionals. Flat or low slope roofs are commonly used in the commercial industry from, warehouses, condominium buildings to hospitals and residential properties. Flats also come in different types and materials. They range from TPO Roofing Membrane, SBS Modified Bitumen to HMA Hot Mop Asphalt Systems.
Metal – Metal Roofs are coming back into style in our area because of how functional they are. Metal roofs are durable, fire retardant and nearly maintenance-free. They are also energy efficient because metal reflects heat and blocks its transfer into the home.
Our area is prone to severe thunderstorms and hurricanes, meaning our roofs take a real beating nearly year round. That’s why it’s so important to outfit your home or commercial building with the best roofing possible. In South Florida, these roofs are installed by Roofing Recovery. For more information on our roofing options and to get a free quote, contact Roofing Recovery today. Please feel free to contact us by filling out our contact form or call us today at 1-800-VIP-ROOF.