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Do you need to replace your old, damaged roof? It’s important to be informed about your roofing options, especially when you live in an area with frequent storms, high winds, and hurricanes. With the right roofing system, you’ll save money on repairs, maintenance, and even energy costs.

There are three popular roofing options for homeowners in Southwest Florida and surrounding areas. Whether you choose an asphalt shingle roof, tile roof, or metal roof depends on the pros and cons of each material and which best aligns with your needs and aesthetic preferences.

Asphalt Shingle Roofing

Gray asphalt shingles on a roof

Asphalt shingle roofs are the most common roofing system for homeowners across the United States — and for good reason.

Pros of Asphalt Roofs

Asphalt roofing systems are:

  • Affordable and cost-effective
  • Quick and easy to install
  • Available in a wide range of colors and shingle styles
  • Easy to repair because you can replace individual shingles

Cons of Asphalt Roofs

However, you should know that asphalt shingles:

  • Are less durable than tile or metal roofing systems
  • Have a shorter life span than tile or metal roofing systems
  • Don’t offer the same wind resistance as other roofing materials because they’re lightweight
  • Are susceptible to mold and mildew growth in wet, humid climates

Tile Roofing

Tile roofing is a stylish option that Florida homeowners love.

Pros of Tile Roofs

Tile roofing systems are:

  • Extremely durable and low-maintenance
  • Able to withstand strong winds and hail
  • Fire-resistant, increasing your safety
  • Able to last 50 years or more with proper maintenance
  • Available in different materials, such as slate, concrete, and clay

Cons of Tile Roofs

You should consider that tile roofing systems:

  • Won’t work on all roofs, depending on the slope
  • Require installation from a skilled professional
  • Are heavier than most other roofing systems
  • Cost more than asphalt shingle roofs

Metal Roofing

Gray metal roofs on several different houses

Metal roofing has grown increasingly popular, especially in areas with frequent storms and extreme weather.

Pros of Metal Roofs

Metal roofing systems are:

  • Able to last up to 40 to 70 years with proper maintenance
  • An eco-friendly, recyclable roofing option and extremely efficient
  • Available in a variety of colors and finishes
  • Able to mimic the look of other roofing styles, such as shingles

Cons of Metal Roofs

Homeowners should be aware that metal roofs are:

  • One of the more expensive roofing options
  • More easily dented by hail or falling tree branches
  • Noisier if there isn’t additional insulation installed
  • More difficult to repair because they have large panels

Allstate Construction Roofing Inc. Can Help You Choose & Install a New Roof

When you need roof installation or replacement, consider Allstate Construction Roofing Inc. Our team has helped our clients make informed choices about their roofing system and ensured professional installation since 1991. We’d be happy to help restore your roof.

Request a free, no-obligation roof inspection by calling (239) 317-2000 now.

COVID-19 Update

With all the ongoing reports and fear of COVID-19 that continue to develop we felt it necessary to express where we stand as a company.  Allstate Construction Roofing Inc. completes repairs or replacements to your roof, which is arguably the most important part of your home as it protects your assets and you and your family.  The health and safety of our customers and staff is our greatest concern.  We will continue to do our part to protect each individual throughout the roofing process.

The beauty of technology today is that much of our process can be done virtually with email, text message, satellite measurements, and, online signature platforms. While we may initially see you face to face, our staff has been instructed to maintain the six (6) foot distance as we will continue to do our part to protect our customers, your homes, and our staff in the safest way possible.

Please know that we are a family-owned business and we are doing everything we can to safely serve our customers.

The Owners of Allstate Construction Roofing Inc.


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