Let’s face it: Florida weather can be hard on your roof. Frequent rain, hurricanes, and extreme heat can easily damage your roof so that it deteriorates faster than average. Many homeowners struggle with this, which causes excess stress and undue expense in replacing roofs.
So, what’s the best roofing material for Florida homes? Making good, educated choices for your next roof can save you a lot of trouble, time, and money. So, here is some information about roofing materials appropriate for Florida homes. Our service team at Xtreme Roofing & Construction has vast experience in residential and commercial roofing installation. We can help you determine the best option to meet your needs.
1. TPO Roofing
You may not have heard of thermoplastic polyolefin (TPO) roofing. Still, in Florida, where heat is a factor, you may want to consider it as an option. It’s a single-ply white membrane made of three layers that reflect heat rather than absorbing it. It’s used often in commercial roofing because many buildings have flat roofs. However, if you have a flat roof or part of your roof is low-slope, you may find that TPO is a great option to help keep your home cooler and lower energy bills. Aside from being UV resistant, TPO is also equipped to cope with heavy rains.
TPO (as well as PVC roofing) is also easy to install and maintain, and it costs less than many alternatives. However, the quality can vary, and you need a roofing company that knows how to ensure proper thickness, solve problems with the laminate on the top layer, and properly seal any seams that occur.
2. Metal Roofing
For a long time, metal roofing was considered an option only for particular buildings, like storage sheds and some farming buildings. However, it has become more and more popular as a residential option. While a metal roof may cost you more upfront, the savings in maintenance over the years will likely more than offset that expense. Your metal roofing will be sturdy and long-lasting, especially against extreme weather that you’re more likely to face in Florida. Also, in such a wet environment, you’ll find that metal is resistant to the growth of mold and mildew, keeping your house safer.
Xtreme Roofing & Construction is your Central Florida expert for metal roofing installation. We’ll make sure you’re set up for success.
3. Concrete Tile Roofing
In Florida, high winds and downpours from hurricanes are likely. Frequent showers help mosquitos and other insects flourish and become problematic. If you choose a concrete tile roof, most of these issues will be of little or no concern. Concrete tile is extremely durable and resistant to damage from high-velocity wind, insects, and even fire. This type of roofing is also resistant to rot and decay.
Something to keep in mind is that, due to the weight of concrete tile, some design changes to your home’s infrastructure may be necessary. However, you’ll also end up with better insulation, which could lower energy costs over time and offset the cost of structural improvements.
At Xtreme Roofing & Construction, our trained service team can walk you through the necessary changes and help design a roof structure to support the installation of a sturdy, reliable concrete tile roof.
4. Clay Tile Roofing
This is definitely one of the most popular roofing options in Florida. If you don’t already have one, you’ve probably seen and admired the Spanish-style homes in the area. Those tile roofs are beautiful and give an appealing aesthetic to the whole property. Did you know, however, they are an excellent solution to the needs of Florida residents like you?
Clay tile roofing, like concrete, is extremely durable and can withstand extremely heavy winds. It is also fire resistant and, though heavy, doesn’t necessarily require modifications to your structure if your roof support is sturdy. While this particular type of roofing can get pricey, it will give you both looks and function.
If you’d like to get a quote on a new tile roof, our experts at Xtreme Roofing & Construction are available to chat with you and help you determine if clay tile roofing is what you need and what it will cost.
5. Asphalt Shingles
Another popular option for roofing in some parts of Florida is asphalt shingle roofing. While they may not be ideal for areas prone to hurricanes, as they are less resistant to algae and mold growth, this material has vast application in Central Florida. It’s a more cost-effective option, which is one of the reasons it’s so popular. It also comes in a wide variety of styles and colors, making it easier to match your current aesthetic or find a new one you love.
Also, while asphalt shingles aren’t as sturdy and durable as something like a metal roof, you can find some high-quality varieties resistant to high winds and impact, making them more suited for storm zones.
Xtreme Roofing & Construction to learn about the options that work best for Florida residents.
Trust the Professionals
When the time comes to select a new roof for your Florida home, do your research into what’s available, but don’t try to decide on your own. You should consult a local professional roofing company familiar with the unique aspects of your area and its climate. At Xtreme Roofing & Construction, we have the knowledge and expertise to assist you with your roofing and guttering needs. We know local codes and can assure that your project is in compliance. We have a thorough understanding of construction permits and the experience to give you peace of mind in the functionality of the new roof installation.
We can provide your home’s roofing repair and replacement along with roof inspections and commercial roofing needs. We’re also a construction contractor with many certifications, including CertainTeed Select ShingleMaster. For all your standard and emergency roofing needs in Sanford, FL and the surrounding areas, trust Xtreme Roofing & Construction and our team of certified roofing professionals. You’ll get an instant quote and fast, reliable installation on your schedule. Contact us to learn more about our roofing services.