Clay Roof in Florida
Clay Roofs: Clay roofing is great for Florida homes. It offers durability & strength, design flexibility on the color for and texture, thermal insulation, excellent for fire & wind resistance, very low maintenance and the colors don't fade. They withstand harsh climate conditions and environments, non-combustible, impervious to insects and rot and resists the effects of freeze cycles (even though Florida doesn't have many of them). Clay roof tiles are known for having the lowest cost over their lifetime which can last for hundreds of years.
Concrete: Concrete Tile Roofs give the appearance of a tiled roof without the high cost. Most often they last the lifetime of the home and carry a lifetime warranty. They are Class A fire rated and resistant from high winds & hail. The can sustain winds in excess of 125 miles per hour and the tests have shown that concrete tile roofing systems exceed current seismic load requirements for building materials. Maintenance is easy with a yearly visual inspection and a periodic cleaning with a pressure washer to remove any leafs, moss or other debris accumulated. These roofs are designed to last a lifetime.
Metal Roofing Options
Metal Roofing: The cost for a metal roof is higher than most roofing materials, but the money you'll save will outweigh your investment. It increases the resale value of your home and can last a lifetime. Metal roofing can match the style, color and finish of any roof out there and can look just the same as asphalt shingle, clay tile, cedar shake or slate, but lasts 2 to 3 times longer. It reflects heat effectively to lower energy bills and their lifetime warranty includes a wormanship warranty from the installer.
Ashpalt Roofing Shingles
Asphalt Roofing Shingles: These are the most commonly used roofs. They are relatively inexpensive and simple to install. They are 2 types: organic and fiberglass. Asphalt roofing shingles usually last longer in cooler climates than warmer ones. More commonly used in residential areas and it's primary purpose is water resistance.
Known to most as Membrane Roofs
Membrane Roofing: There are 3 types of membrane roofing, but the 2 types that we use the most are the Modified Bitumen & Thermoplastic Membrane (TPO). The purpose for this type of roof is mainly for flat or close to flat roofs to prevent leaks by moving water off of the roof. It's more common in commercial buildings, but has started making it's way into residential homes.
Modified Bitumen: Main design purpose is for low sloping or flat buildings/structures. It can be handled in colder temperatures without cracking or shatering and in the warmer temperatures without sliding or softening. It is typically furnished with white granules, but is available in designer colors to match your asphalt shingles.
Thermoplastic Membrane: This is the fastest growing commercial roofing product out there due to the rise and demand for heat-reflective and energy efficient roofing systems. It is mainly made up of ethylene propylene rubber. TPO continues to provide exceptional resistance to ultraviolet, ozone and chemical exposures.