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Which Roof Type is the Best for Storm Season?

Today we’re going to address a frequently asked question regarding which type of roof material holds up the best against the extreme storm weather we often see here in the “sunshine” state. Choosing the best roofing material for storm season here in Florida involves considering durability, wind resistance, impact resistance from flying debris, and water resistance. Here are some of the top options:

Metal Roofing

Metal roofs are extremely durable and resistant to high winds, which makes them a great choice for storm-prone areas like Florida. They can withstand wind gusts up to 140 miles per hour. Metal roofs are also resistant to corrosion and can last up to 50 years or more.

Concrete Tile Roofing

Concrete tiles are known for their strength and durability. They can withstand high winds and are great at resisting damage from flying debris. Concrete tile roofs also have a long lifespan, often lasting 50 years or more.

Clay Tile Roofing

Similar to concrete tiles, clay tiles offer excellent durability and wind resistance. They are heavier, which can be a benefit in high-wind situations. However, they may require additional structural support due to their weight.

Asphalt Shingles

High-quality asphalt shingles can be a good option if they are designed for high wind resistance. Look for shingles rated for high wind speeds and impact resistance. They are less expensive than metal or tile but may not last as long.

When selecting a roofing material, it’s also essential to consider factors like the cost, the weight of the material (which may affect your home’s structure), and aesthetics. Hiring a professional roofing contractor who is experienced in working in storm-prone areas (like Florida) is also advisable to ensure proper installation and maximum protection. If you have more questions about which roofing material best fits your home, please don’t hesitate to contact Universal Roof & Contracting by calling 1-855-ROOF-HELP today or you can click here if you’d like to schedule a free consultation.