What Are The Different Types of Roofing Tiles?

When it comes to roofing materials, there are many different options. Today, improvements in roofing technology has created a large range of different roofing tiles as well as variations on existing materials. Every type of roofing tile has their own unique properties and are suited to different types of buildings and situations. It is important to know what it is you’re looking for in order to optimize your roofing choice and pick the right type of roofing for your home. My Florida Roofing Contractor is one of the top roofing contractors in the Vero Beach area. Call us today for your roofing needs!


Different Roofing Materials


There are many options for you and your roofing contractor to consider for your next roofing job. One new technology are solar tiles, which are particularly great for sunny Florida homes. These advanced solar collectors can integrate straight onto existing shingles and generate up to 1 kilowatt of energy per 100 square feet. While they cost a bit more than traditional solar options, they can help offset your energy costs with solar power provided. A more traditional option are asphalt shingles, which are the most common roofing materials in America due to their versatility in a range of environmental conditions. While their upfront costs are low, you can expect to replace the shingles after around 20 years. For more hail-prone areas, contractors may suggest impact resistant shingles, which may also qualify for a discount on your homeowner’s insurance premium. Metal roofing has become more popular in tropical areas prone to Hurricanes (such as Florida) recently as it won’t burn and resists high winds. Metal roofing costs a bit more than traditional asphalt tile, but is highly energy efficient and can last around 60 years. However, keep in mind that metal may dent from hail and can be quite loud during rainstorms.  


Choose The Right Roofing Tile For Your Home


Stone-coated steel panels interlock to mimic slate, clay, or shingles, but has the bonus of resisting heavy rain and wind damage as well as uplifting, hail, and freeze-thaw cycles. This makes them a great choice for wet, windy regions or those prone to wildfires, and some can even be warranted for the lifetime of your house. Another highly durable roofing option is slate, which will last more than a century and will not burn. Slate is great in wet climates, but can be more expensive and is easily broken. Rubber slate resembles natural slate, but can be customized easily to fit intricate roof designs. Clay and concrete tiles are a great option for hurricane-prone areas as they can withstand winds up to 125 miles per hour, but can be difficult to maintain in humidity. Like slate, clay and concrete tiles are a bit more expensive and also are likely to break when walked on.


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There are many options of roofing for your home, and many factors to take into consideration when choosing the right roofing tile for your unique home and climate. My Florida Roofing Contractor is one of the top roofing contractors in the Vero Beach area and can assist you with your roofing needs. Call us today to maintain or install your new roof!


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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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