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Best Roofing Material For Florida Weather

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When you need to replace a roof, the type of material you use will affect the longevity and security of your home. The material of your roof will determine how much damage it can sustain and how long it will last in the humidity, sun, wind, and rain.

You’ll want to consider a few things when you need a new roof. Of course, each material will have its strengths and costs. So which material is suitable for you? We’ve listed the best materials you can buy for Florida weather for your roof.

Consider first how long you plan to stay in your home. Then, compare that timeline with the lifespan of the materials you may choose. For example, a roofing material that will last longer than what you plan to stay in your residence will mean less reroofing hassles for you in the long run.


Tile is one of the most durable materials for roofing in Florida. When there are hurricanes, strong winds, and heavy rain, a tile roof will be most resistant to extreme weather.

In scorching weather, tile roofing is the most energy-efficient. It can prevent the sun from heating your home, which will lower the cost of energy to run air conditioning to keep your home cool. Tile material does cost the most to install. However, the benefits of a long-lasting and energy-efficient roof may make the higher cost worth it.

Another benefit of tile is that the roof will be relatively maintenance-free after installation. There may be a tile here and there replaced if there is damage from a tree branch, for example, but the tile will last a lifetime.

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If you live in an area with a risk of fire, a metal roof is your best choice. Metal roofing is fire resistant when it comes to external fires. The only downside is, if there is a fire inside the home, it can be more difficult for rescuers to cut through a metal roof.

Metal roofing, like tile, is also durable during hurricane season and is an excellent option for Florida. However, the sound of rain will be louder with a metal roof and is something to consider if that would bother you or your children or pets.

Like tile, metal roofing is one of the most low-maintenance materials.


Another great wind-resistant material is shingle. However, if the installation is wrong and the wind gets underneath, shingles are more likely to be lifted by strong winds, and that will cause damage to your roof. Therefore, if wind damage is a significant concern, shingles would not be as good a choice as metal or tile.

Shingles are the most affordable material for a roofing project, with 3-tab shingles being the most cost-effective. The next up in durability and costs would be architectural shingles or dimensional shingles. This shingle is layered and creates a more aesthetic look with depth.

Which Material is Right For You?

Our roofing contractors come with expert advice, guidance, and experience. We can help you decide on the best roofing material that will work to protect your home and your family.

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