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Florida Style Roofing

Living in Florida the weather can have a huge impact on the way your roof holds up over the years. With your roof being one of life’s bigger investments, choosing the correct style roofing is important. Below are the pros and cons of each style roofing.

Concrete

 
ConcreteTile

Concrete tiles are made of portland cement, sand and water in varying proportions. The material is mixed and extruded on molds under high pressure. The exposed surface of a tile may be finished with cementitious material colored with synthetic oxide additives. The tiles are cured to reach the required strength. They generally have lugs on their undersides for anchoring to batten strips. Concrete tile come in a wide variety of profiles such as flat, double roll, Spanish “S”, and barrel. Concrete tile are more affordable than clay tile.

Pros:

  • Durable and low maintenance
  • Resistant to mold
  • Lighter than Clay or Slate tiles but give same look

 
Cons:

  • Expensive
  • Breakable
  • Color changing

 

Metal

 
Metal

Steel, aluminum and copper are the most popular metals used for roofing. Metal roofing is often more expensive per square foot than other materials. A variety of finishes, colors and styles are available and metal is suitable for most roof types. Advantages of metal roofing include easy installation, heat resistance, durability and low maintenance. If you are looking for longevity and dependability, a metal roof could be the right roofing system for you. When installed properly, a metal roof can last up to 50 years and requires very little maintenance.

Pros:

  • Very durable / Long Term
  • Maintenance Free
  • Reflect Heat / More Efficient

 
Cons:

  • Very Expensive

 

Clay

 
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Clay tile is produced by baking molded clay into tile. The density of the clay is determined by the length of time and temperature at which it is heated. Tiles may be glazed and also may have surface texture treatments applied. As a result, there are a wide variety of tile profiles, styles, finishes and colors available. Color is not affected by exposure to the elements And the materials do not break down from exposure to harsh elements. Installation methods depend on the nature of the tile being installed; that is.

Pros:

  • Fits A lot of Florida Home Designs
  • Long Life Span
  • Rot and Insect Resistant
  • Fire Resistant

 
Cons:

  • Requires cleaning
  • Clay is heavy
  • Fragile

 

Shingles

 

Composition or asphalt shingles remain popular because they are economical, work on most roofs, and come in many colors. Shingles are made individually or as three attached in one strip. Installing and repairing shingles is easy. If you are looking for a low cost, low maintenance roof covering, asphalt shingles may be the right choice for you. We offer 25 year, 30 year and limited lifetime shingles, in many colors and profiles to give you an exceptionally beautiful roofing system with outstanding performance.

Pros:

  • Affordable
  • Variety of Colors
  • Durable

 
Cons: 

  • Vulnerable in high winds
  • Scar in hot weather
  • Marks / Streaks

 
If you have any questions about roofing or need home services contact Urban Roofing Concepts today!