Common Residential Roof Types

Here are the most common Residential Roof Types and their Pros and Cons:


Shingle Roof

I love shingle Roofs because they are easy to install, the project time is typically less than other Materials. They are available in so many colors, you are sure to find one to match your home and your personality but enough on my opinion – see below for Common Residential Roof Types, Pros and Cons

Common Residential Roof Types
Shingle Roof in Vero Beach


Pros of Shingle Roof

  • Affordable – Typically the least expensive option to replace your roof. Most economical when considering coat and maintenance and Installation.
  • Variety – Roof Shingles re available in a plethora of colors.
  • Low Maintenance – Damaged Shingles are typically easy to repair or replace.
  • Lightweight
  • Fire Resistant


Cons of Shingle Roofs

  • Less Durable – Asphalt shingles are prone to weather damage and don’t have as long of a lifespan as Metal and Tile Roofs .Asphalt roofing shingles perform poorly in extreme heat, which can cause shingles to crack and color to fade. Also vulnerable to high winds.
Common Residential Roof Types
Tile Roof Indian River Shores

Pros Of Tile Roofs 

  • Clay and concrete tile roofs have been known to withstand hail, high winds, and even fire.
  • Environmentally friendly material- made from earth minerals
  • Energy efficient – Tile roofing is a great insulator, which helps to keep homes warmer in winter and cooler in summer
  • Plenty of choices: Clay, concrete, and slate tiles come in a wide variety of colors and styles to match any home style, from Medieval to Contemporary
  • Curb Appeal – Even more attractive than its outward appearance is the fact that tile gives an air of quality to a structure that can be very appealing to prospective buyers

Cons of Tile Roofs 

  • High cost –  A Clay tile roof system can cost two to three times as much as an asphalt roofing system
  • Difficult installation-  Installing tile roofing requires professional roofing contractors with extensive experience
  • Heavyweight – Your roof structure must be able to handle the weight of a tile
  • Tiles are brittle: While very durable clay tiles, slate, and concrete tiles can be broken
Common Residential Roof Types
metal roof Sebastian

Pros of Metal Roofs

  • Longevity – Metal roofs can last 40-70 years, depending on the material.
  • Durability – Some metal roofs can sustain wind gusts up to 140 miles per hour
  • Energy efficient
  • Environmentally friendly.

Cons of Metal Roofs

  • Affordability – Metal roofs can be as much as two or three times more expensive than other roofing materials
  • Noisiness – Metal roofs can be noisy, especially during a heavy rain or hailstorm
  • Expansion and Contraction –  Metal roofing materials that are attached as large panels tend to expand and contraction

There are other residential roof types but here we listedthe common residential roof types

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Ronson QuintoRonson Quinto

My Florida Roofing was phenomenal, always on time and detail oriented. Very knowledgeable on the different types of roofs and options. Felix and Maria, picked up the phone immediately and always answered my questions. The owner Rene was on site frequently looking over the job. They were also the best priced and were even recommended by other roofing companies. Very happy with the outcome.

Salima AlySalima Aly

Having my roof done by My Florida Roofing has been nothing less than an excellent experience. The entire team has been super professional and attentive from the beginning. From the office team who handles the paperwork/permits and customer service and quickly sets up appointments; to Felix, our very knowledgeable and courteous sales rep, who was in constant contact throughout the project time, to give us updates and check up on us; to the installers who did an amazing job; to the owner who made sure to personally come and inspect before, during and after the roof was installed. Everyone did an outstanding job. Now let's talk about GOING ABOVE & BEYOND: Maria - the project manager. She was absolutely the person that made the entire process smooth and easy. She was always available to answer any questions and to give me updates (Maria - you are amazing- thank you!) We love our new roof. I am thrilled we decided to use My Florida Roofing. Thank you! I totally recommend this company and to anyone who needs to come by and see our roof we are at Lindsey Lanes - Vero Beach (house will be painted off-white soon, but for now is Yellow) - See photo for reference.

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