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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My Florida roofing is an amazing company to deal with. The recently redid our roof from shingles to standing seem metal roof. It looks amazing. I got roughly about 10 quotes from the top roofers in Indian river county and they help educate me and showed me different options of material's for the new roof. Their team came in and stripped reroof the entire home in about week to do great weather. They strip and relapse before any rain could hit the exposed material. Rene and Maxine are such a pleasure to deal with. The are very upfront about everything and every detail that you speak with Rene about is backed up with written documentation so you know and see exactly what you are paying for. They also show and explain the different options to add on if you choose to. They are very quick to respond and answer any questions you may have in a timely matter. No doubt in my mind did I make the right decision going with My Florida Roofing. I recommend and would you use them again for any future projects. Again thank you Rene, Maxine and all of the team at My Florida Roofing for making a new roof process so quick and painless

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The Reyes' were very friendly, accommodating and professional. Rene visited the site often to check on the work. The crew was professional friendly and efficient. We had our roof replaced, asphalt shingles to metal, almost a year ago now and still marvel at the look. The color matches perfectly with the house trim. I highly recommend MyFloridaRoofing.

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