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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.https://www.owenscorning.com/roofing/shingles/
  • 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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James NicholsonJames Nicholson

I cannot recommend My Florida Roofing Contractor-Rene Reyes highly enough! As our roof was reaching its 20-year mark, we decided to entrust My Florida with the task, and we couldn't be more pleased with the experience.

From start to finish, the entire process was seamless and impressive. The roof passed its final inspection just a week after the work commenced, a testament to the efficiency and quality of their work. The crew's service and work ethic were truly outstanding, and their teamwork and attention to detail were remarkable.

Throughout the project, I was kept informed of every step, ensuring that I was always in the loop. The crew's professionalism shone through not only in their work but also in how diligently they cleaned up after themselves. To top it off, the roof was completed by the end of the second day, showcasing their commitment to timeliness and excellence.

Dan, who was present throughout the entire process, deserves special commendation for his professionalism and the smooth flow he brought to the project. Working with him was a pleasure and ensured that everything went according to plan.

In conclusion, My Florida Roofing Contractor-Rene Reyes exceeded our expectations in every way. If you're looking for a reliable, efficient, and professional roofing contractor, look no further. Thank you to the entire team for a job well done!

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