When everything is functioning perfectly, few of us think about our roofs on any given day. But when your roof is nearing the end of its lifespan, or if it has sprung a leak thanks to our harsh storms… that’s when you realize the peace of mind your roof has been giving you.
To get that peace of mind back, you’ll want to make sure you understand the most common types of residential roofing systems, and which one is right for your situation and your budget.
Asphalt shingles are the most common, go-to choice for residential roofing systems. These shingles are prized for their versatility and their affordability.
They come in a wide range of colors and can offer both protection and style to your home. Whether you prefer a more classic look for your home, or you’re after a more dimensional appearance, asphalt shingles can give you what you’re looking for.
Asphalt Shingles also stand up to harsh weather conditions, providing reliability and longevity. While they stand up well to the sun’s rays, heat variations, and even moderate winds, they might not be the best option for the high winds of hurricane season.
Be sure to talk with a roofing professional about your specific needs, including building code compliance.
Metal roofing has continued to grow in popularity among residential property owners. It is prized for its high durability, energy efficiency, and longevity.
There is a wide range of metal roofing systems to choose from including aluminum, steel, or copper, each offering its own range of benefits. There are also a wide range of aesthetic styles to choose from.
In general, metal roofs are highly fire-resistant, rot-resistant, and pest-resistant. That means, that once your metal roof is installed, ongoing maintenance tends to be minimal.
As a bonus, metal roofs also reflect sunlight which helps you reduce your cooling costs during the hot months.
Tile roofing can offer homeowners an elegant roofing solution. Made from materials such as clay, concrete, and slate, tile roofs bring a touch of sophistication to your home.
Not only are tile roofs visually appealing they also offer a host of practical benefits as well. They boast exceptional durability and lifespan, and are highly resistant to fire, rot and insect damage, making them a wise investment.
Tile roofing adds value to your home, and protects it against the elements for decades to come.
BONUS: Stone-Coated Steel
We love the beauty and sophistication that slate and tile roofing can offer, but our severe weather means these might not be the most practical choices.
That’s where Stone-Coated Steel roofing systems come in. These are essentially metal roofing systems, but they have been treated with a stone facia that gives you the storm-hardiness of a metal roof, but the beauty and sophistication of slate, stone, or tile.
It’s really something that you need to see for yourself. Schedule a visit to one of our showrooms to see this beautiful, durable roofing system for yourself.
When it comes time to think about a roof replacement, understanding the strengths and weaknesses of the common roofing materials available to you is crucial to choosing the right option for your situation.
Whether you want the weather-resistant durability of metal roofing, the cost-effectiveness of asphalt shingles, or the style of tile, there is a roofing option that is just right for you.
Once you have an idea of the right material for your home, give us a call. We would love the opportunity to help you put the perfect roof on your home.
At Perry Roofing Contractors, we’ve been replacing, repairing, and maintaining the residential roofs of North Central Florida for more than 40 years. We love helping to keep our community safe, secure, and beautiful.
Let our experienced team of professionals help you protect your home for decades to come! Schedule an appointment today!