The 4 Best Residential Roofing Materials

Universal Roof and Contracting has long helped Florida homeowners with their roofing needs. Consistently, we strive to provide superior personal service, professional workmanship and quality materials. As such, we have worked with all manner of roofing types and have consequently learned which types work best for Florida weather.

Let’s look at the four most popular roof replacement materials and their benefits:

1. Asphalt Shingles

Asphalt shingles are popular mainly because they are inexpensive and easy to install. They come in a variety of colors and are readily available in the market. Moreover, asphalt shingles can simulate rich architectural styles and are often an affordable alternative. They are also available in a wide range of colors to complement the look of your home and enhance curb appeal.

2. Slate

Slate offers a classic look for homes with the Colonial and European styles. It adds lots of beauty and a distinctive, elegant appearance. Its colors include shades of black, green, gray, red and purple. Slate is very durable, fire-resistant, sustainable and recyclable. While it is durable, however, it requires extra framing and professional residential roof installation.

3. Metal

Metal roofs are able to resist extreme weather conditions. They are available in both panels and shingles. They come in either aluminum, copper, stainless steel or zinc. They’re sleek, lightweight, long lasting and recyclable. They have a longer lifespan than asphalt or wood, and offer high solar reflectance.

4. Tile

Clay and concrete tiles add texture and elegance to a roof. Genuine flat, ribbed or scalloped clay tiles are very durable, but also very heavy. Like slate, however, clay and concrete tiles will need professional roof repair should issues arise.

Universal Roof and Contracting works with residential roofs of all kinds. Whatever material you choose, ¬†we can ensure that your new roof looks perfect. We’re always ready to serve you in Winter Park, FL, and other nearby areas. To schedule a free inspection and estimate, call (407) 278-2686.