Asphalt shingles come in multiple styles during installation such as simple, dimensional, and premium. These asphalt shingle roofs can withstand hurricane winds up to 140 miles an hour. These roofs are susceptible to damage from wind, sun, rain, hail and fallen debris. Asphalt shingle roofs have 5 to 10 year warranties in the sunshine state due to the extreme heat. These roofs are made of organic materials such as fiberglass and asphalt.
Clay Tile roofs are timeless and can go with any style of home: historic, modern, or contemporary. These roofs come in simple or Spanish styles for elegance or simplicity to your roofing needs. These roofs are durable and energy efficient for your home. These roofs can absorb heat during the cooler seasons of the year and leave your house warm and cozy.
Concrete roofs can be shaped into many different pieces like tile. These roofs are reinforced with fiberglass rather than asbestos and can last 30 to 60 years. Concrete tile is durable and easy to install. These roofs can be installed with foam or cement adhesives. Concrete roofs are also hurricane resistant and can withstand all five categories of wind speeds and rain. Concrete tile is also durable to other elements like snow or heat.
EPDM can last all seasons and can resist problems such as UV radiation, thermal shock, cyclic fatigue, hail damage or brittleness that most other roofs cannot achieve in their lifetime. The importance is that the material was built to handle the constant change in the climate, therefore it contains a low stress tolerance to most seasonal factors. EPDM is recyclable due to being made of rubber. Some recycled materials that go into making an EPDM roof include post-industrial products like walkways and roofing tiles.
Metal roofs are energy efficient and low maintenance. These metal roofs can be added on top of an existing roof or can be built as a new roof entirely. Metal roofs can withstand all five category hurricane winds ranging from 60 all the way to 150 miles an hour. These types of roofs can be built out of an existing design or can be cut out into tiles or shingles to give a more defined look to the roof of your house. Metal roofs are also fire resistant and will not spark a house fire during a thunderstorm.
Slate roofs are found everywhere across the state on historic homes. These roofs can last up to 100 years with routine maintenance and general inspections. These are natural roofs that have flame retarding capabilities. Slate roofs can come in multiple colors give on where they are quarried. They add character to a historic home or to a home that is more modern. Slate roofs can be found on buildings such as institutions and historic government buildings.
TPO membranes are more common in industrial and commercial buildings. It helps keeps the elements off the insulation and prevents mold from growing within the fiberglass. TPO membranes can last 15 to 20 years given the condition of the roof. All TPO membranes are made of rubber and can be recycled. Its membranes come in a variety of monochrome colors: black, gray, or white. Gray and white TPO membranes can deflect heat from the sun while black absorbs the sun’s rays.