In part one of this two-part blog series, we went over some basics on the best roofing materials for your Florida home or building. Florida has a unique climate among US states, with both humidity and certain storms but very little snow, and as such typical roofing needs may vary from most other states in the country.
At Roofing Pioneers, we’re here to provide numerous roofing services in Orlando and other areas in Florida, from roof installation and replacement to roof repair for any roof type on your property. Today’s part two of our series will go over a few other common roofing materials often found on Florida buildings, plus their benefits and why you might consider each of them.
For homes located in areas that typically have tropical storms a few times per year, metal roofs are popular options. This is because they are extremely durable and steady, holding up against extreme wind and rain that comes from these storms.
In addition, metal roofs hold up extremely well against the salt and air combination near the ocean. They also reflect the heat of the sun away rather than absorbing it inward, which in turn helps cool down buildings during the summer. While metal roofs are among the more expensive options to install, they provide fantastic long-term value for your money, lasting up to 50 years while withstanding winds as high as 150 mph or greater.
Another highly durable roofing material is concrete, which in most cases will be reinforced with fibers that make it less susceptible to cracking or other concerns. Concrete is valuable for several reasons, including its non-flammability and its strength against water and flood damage – if such events occur, concrete roofs will hold up.
These roofs last up to 50 years, like metal. Be sure they are reinforced, as they may come with risks of cracking or separating if not. In addition, certain materials under concrete may have to be repaired more often than concrete itself, which is something our pros will keep an eye on for you.
Finally, a popular option for coastal Florida homes is the wood roof, which creates a combination of great protection and a great aesthetic. Wood shingles are the primary format here, and they do well against salt water corrosion – this is why homes near the ocean so often utilize them. These tiles are also highly breathable and excellent for air flow and home ventilation, plus are eco-friendly.
Now, wood shingles come with some potential cons as well. They need to be sealed somewhat often to prevent leaks or rotting, and require somewhat significant maintenance. However, they’re also relatively cheap and can be replaced more readily. For more on the roofing materials you might consider for your Florida home or business, or to learn about any of our roofing services, speak to the staff at Roofing Pioneers today.