The Pros and Cons of 4 Popular Roofing Materials

The Pros and Cons of 4 Popular Roofing Materials

Here’s a quick run down of the some of the benefits and drawbacks of some of the most popular roofing materials in Florida.

Composite Shingles

Pros

  • Very cost-effective proportionate to durability.
  • Large number of brands, types and colors to choose from.
  • Very fire-resistant.
  • Some are made from recycled materials.

Cons

  • Has a tendency to blow away in high winds.
  • Does not have the elegant look of tile.

Clay Tile

Pros

  • Very long life expectancy.
  • Rot, burn, and insect resistant.
  • Requires little maintenance.
  • Large number of brands, types and colors to choose from.

Cons

  • The color of the tile can fade over time.
  • They are fragile.
  • Installation can be complicated.
  • Tends to be a costly material.
  • Very heavy – sometimes extra roof support is needed along with it.

Metal Roofs

Pros

  • Extremely durable
  • Fire retardant
  • Virtually maintenance-free.
  • Usually made from a majority of recycled materials.

Cons

  • Installation can be difficult.
  • Can be a costly material.

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