There’s no easy answer to that question as the best roofing material depends on several factors. There are five major roofing types:
All will protect your home from the elements. In the Tampa Bay area, asphalt, tile and metal roofing are the most common. They are the materials we most often recommend for homeowners. Which is the best roofing material for your home comes down to goals, budget and style preferences.
The most popular roofing material is still asphalt roofing. However, in Florida, we don’t think it’s the best roofing material. Will it protect your home? Yes, in most cases. However, when there are heavy winds from a hurricane or tropical storm, asphalt shingles are the most vulnerable of the popular roofing materials. They tend to sustain the most damage. Additionally, with the relentless sun they will break down and need replacing the soonest. On the other hand, they are the cheapest option for roof replacements in Tampa Bay.
As a tile roofing company, we install tile roofs on homes that had tile and homes that want to replace another roofing material with tile. We love tile for its durability, longevity and appearance. Tile roofing is highly energy efficient and will stand up to strong winds better than asphalt roofing. You’ll spend a bit more, but not only will you probably never replace your roof again, the next homeowner won’t likely either. You’ll find that tile roofing has a higher return on investment than an asphalt roof.
Metal roofing is considered by many to be the best roofing material against wind and hail. Choose the right color and you’ll have a roof that’s highly energy efficient as well. Metal roofing’s popularity continues to grow as more homeowners understand the benefits and facts about today’s metal roofing.
What Do We Think?
For many Tampa Bay homes, we think tile roofing is the best roofing material. However, we understand that it’s not right for every budget. That’s why we offer many different options. However, the one thing we do know is that when you get a new roof, no matter what material, if its not installed properly, it’s not going to protect your home.
Suncoast Roofing Solutions installs quality products from leading manufacturers of tile, metal and asphalt roofing. Call us today for your free roof replacement quote and we’ll help you choose the best roofing material for your home and budget. Call us today at (813) 283-2544 or fill out our contact form.