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
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 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 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.