Types of Roofs

Types Of Roofs

In the South Florida climate, the type of roof you choose is just as important, if not more important, than the style. Consider Leo Roofing and Construction as the authority when it comes to selecting the roof that is perfect for your home or business.

Tile Roofs

Tile roofs, specifically clay tile roofs, are contemporary, elegant, beautiful, earthy, and durable. A well-maintained clay tile roof that is well maintained can last up to 50 years. These tiles never rot and are resistant to damage from the salty ocean air and insects that are so common in our climate. They perform very well when exposed to fire, wind, and water. Occasionally a tile may crack or break and need a quick repair. You can avoid damage to your tiles by trimming trees away from the roof’s edges.

Clay tile roofs are most often used on homes and businesses that want an upscale, elegant, and durable roofing solution.

Cement or Concrete

Concrete tile roofs are made from a mixture of cement, sand, and water. They are available in various shapes, sizes, and colors and can be installed on both new and existing roofs. Concrete tiles are very durable, lasting for 5o years or more, and are resistant to many weather conditions that we experience in South Florida, high winds, hail, and torrential rain. They are also fire-resistant. They require little upkeep, do not need to be painted or sealed, and can withstand the elements without fading or cracking. A bonus is that they can help keep your home cooler, reflecting heat away from your home and reducing energy bills. Concrete tiles are heavier than other roofing materials, so ensuring your roof structure can support the weight is important. Concrete tile roofs are also more difficult to install than other roofs, so only consider Leo Roofing and Construction when choosing this type of roof. Your initial investment for a concrete tile roof may be a little more, but the longevity, lack of maintenance and energy savings more than make up for it.

Concrete Tile roofs are ideal for our climate! They can add exceptional beauty and character to your home and come in a variety of styles and colors to match any home décor.

Metal Roofs

We have seen a resurgence in the popularity of metal roofs in our area over the last few years. When you think of a metal roof, don’t just think of a shiny silver cover for your home. Metal roofing is highly customizable with color and finishes to suit any taste. Metal roofs are low maintenance, can withstand winds up to 160 mph, and are highly resistant to rain, heat, humidity, and pesky insects. An added bonus is that your metal roof will reflect the sunlight instead of taking it in, which gives your home or business additional insulation and a possible reduction in air conditioning costs.

Metal roofs are now a modern alternative in South Florida and are most often used when replacing a shingle roof or when the customer wants a unique color or finish.

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Flat Roofs

A flat roof is a roof with a slope of less than 10 degrees and is most often used in commercial and industrial buildings but can also be used for homes. Flat roofs are low maintenance, are less likely to leak, and can be used for a variety of purposes: rooftop gardens, patios, or even helipads! Flat roofs are more energy-efficient than sloped because they can be insulated more easily and are usually less expensive to install. Flat roofs can be made from several materials, EPDM Rubber, TPO thermoplastic, PVC, and built-up roofing, a system of layers of roofing materials bonded together.

Overall, flat roofs are a versatile and cost-effective roofing option that can be used for a variety of purposes. However, it is important to consider the specific needs of your home or business when choosing a flat roof.

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A shingle roof is a type of roof that is made up of overlapping shingles. Shingles are typically made of asphalt, fiberglass, or metal and are available in a variety of colors and styles. Shingle roofs are usually initially more affordable than other roofing options and are easy to install. However, it is worth stating that they are not as durable as other roofing materials and do not last as long. While they ideally last 20 years with proper care, many insurance companies will not underwrite a home with a shingle roof that is 15 years old or older. They are also not as energy efficient as other roofing materials and are not fire resistant.

Shingle roofs are chosen in Florida because they are customizable to any décor and initially are seen as more affordable. When considering longevity, energy efficiency, and insurance issues, many homeowners are not choosing other options.

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