Types of Roofing Shingles: Which One is Best for Your South Florida Home?

RRSA Vero Beach enjoys sharing helpful information with our blog readers. In our effort to do so, today we would like to go over the 5 different types of roofing material available when you decide it’s time to for RRSA Vero Beach professionals to replace your roof in South Florida. We do want you to be aware that the products we use are all from GAF, and we are GAF Master Elite Roofing Contractors, a distinguishment only offered to a very small percentage of US roofing contractors.

1. Asphalt shingles

maintain asphalt shingles south floridaGenerally the most frequently used, asphalt shingles are relatively inexpensive. Plus, if you purchase coated asphalt shingles, they may meet the Energy Star standards for a cool roof and earn you a rebate. Three-tab asphalt shingles are thinner and slightly less expensive than laminated or architectural asphalt shingles. And though they tend to be less expensive, asphalt shingles have a relatively short lifespan of 20 to 30 years.

2. Tile shingles

These shingles have a unique appearance characteristic of the Southwest states and colonial Spanish architecture. Tile shingles are some of the most expensive to purchase and install, but also are one of the longest-lasting and durable materials on the market, lasting more than 50 years. However, The National Roofing Contractors Association cautions that some homes might not be able to structurally support the weight of tile shingles.

3. Metal Roofs

Appropriate for homes with especially flat or steep rooflines, metal roofing can either be solid metal or constructed metal shingles. Low-end galvanized metal roofs are relatively inexpensive but can last up to 50 years.

4. Wood shingles

More expensive than asphalt, wood shingles are known to be more aesthetically appealing because of their natural appearance. If you choose a hardwood, such as cedar or redwood, the shingles should last at least 30 years and sometimes as long as 50 years.

5. Slate shingles

These shingles are extremely durable, with a lifespan of up to 50 years. With proper maintenance, it’s not uncommon to find old farmhouses that are leak-free and still have their original slate-shingled roofs. If your budget doesn’t allow for real slate shingles, you can always consider a synthetic slate product, which has a similar appearance, but a slightly shorter lifespan.

That covers the basic 5 types of roofing shingles. If you are ready to have RRSA Vero Beach visit your South Florida home and give you a free roof inspection, don’t hesitate to call us. One of our professional team members will sit down with you and help you decide which one of the above types of roofing material is the best for your home.


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