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  • Writer's pictureApril Dacas, VP

The Best Types Of Roofs For Florida Homes

Florida Roof

Florida is a wonderful and beautiful place to live, but it’s not without its challenges as well. Hot, humid weather, torrential rainy seasons, and glaring sunshine all take their toll on the exterior of your home. Additional weather hazards such as hurricanes, high winds, and flying debris can all potentially do damage to your home and roof.

As a homeowner, you’ll likely have to give some time and attention to repair or replacement of your roof at some point. When choosing materials that are best suited for Florida weather, you’ll need to consider the unique climate when you replace or fortify your existing roof. Consider the use of these innovative, sturdy, and beautiful materials when upgrading your roof and home:

Clay roofs

Many homeowners across Florida choose clay tile roofing for their homes. While clay tends to be more costly when it comes to installation, clay tiles require less repair and maintenance when done correctly. Many people find them more aesthetically pleasing than other types of roofing as well, giving homes an upgraded, Spanish-colonial feel.

Metal roofs

Metal roofs are virtually maintenance-free. They are fast becoming a preferred choice for Florida residents, for they provide long-term protection from some of the more extreme weather elements experienced in this region of the country. One unique aspect of metal roofing, in addition to its long life, is that it is able to reflect the sun’s hot rays away from your home, keeping it cooler and more energy efficient. Aluminum roofing panels are required within one mile of the sea since the salt air is corrosive to metal roofing. Metal and aluminum are available in a large variety of colors giving homeowners an opportunity to truly, “Beautify their home from the TOP down”.

Concrete roofs

Concrete has been used in construction and creating for thousands of years. More concrete roofs are popping up across southern Florida as a strong and sturdy alternative to other types of roofing. Much like clay roofing, a concrete roof has the ability to keep your home cool and regulated. Concrete tiles are lighter than clay tiles when installed, and they place less weight-bearing stress on your home.

Asphalt Shingle Roofs

Asphalt shingles make up 70% of all the roofs out there. The state of Florida requires that all roofs be installed with algae-resistant shingles. Algae-resistant shingles offer a superior level of durability for a longer-lasting roof by protecting your home from the damaging effects of algae buildup. When it comes to shingle brands, the preferred option is to choose a heavier shingle. This makes your roof more secure during heavy storms and increases its overall durability. Len’s Roofing only uses top of the line – made for the Florida climate – shingles. Len’s Roofing has earned the highest distinction of “Select Shingle Master” from the CertainTeed Shingle Manufacturer enabling us to offer warranties that are the best in the business.

How do I know which roof is right for me?

The average homeowner doesn’t have intimate knowledge of roofing materials or installation techniques; contacting a trusted contractor and asking questions about the process will help you decide with confidence. Collaborating with a professional who can guide you through the process will ensure that the end result of your repair or installation will be one that you can feel good about.

Need a checkup or some repair? Call us!

With over two decades of experience in all aspects of roof system repair, inspection, and installation, Len’s Roofing professionals can tackle your job. Whether you are looking at repair, maintenance, or total replacement of your roof, we have the tools, skills, and knowledge to protect your most valuable investment, your home! Call us today at 941-896-7897 to schedule an appointment or visit for more information.


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