One of the most popular types of roofing materials in Florida is the shingle. They can be made out of tile, slate, or even wood, but the most common type you’ll find are fiberglass-based asphalt shingles.
Here are 4 reasons why shingles are such a popular choice here in Florida.
1. Asphalt Singles are Inexpensive
Asphalt shingles are one of the most affordable options of roofing materials. The product itself is cheap to produce. It is lightweight, so it isn’t costly to distribute. Plus, it is easy to install, so manpower and installation material costs also run low. They also require far less support than many other types of roofing materials, especially heavy clay tiles.
In addition to being inexpensive to produce, transport, and install, shingles are cost-efficient to maintain and repair or replace. If a small portion of the roof is damaged, and it is addressed quickly, the damaged area can often be replaced without affecting the shingles around it. A dislodge shingle is also a far smaller threat than a loose clay tile, as it will do very little damage on its way down.
2. Quick and Efficient Installation
Because the asphalt shingles are lightweight and easy to transport, they are also easier to move up to a roofing structure. Once on the roofing structure, the simple pattern applied to a majority of the roofing structure, often eaves to peak, means the installation process runs in a fairly predictable pattern.
The removal process is also much quicker. The lightweight nature of the tiles, paired with their systematic installation lends to quick removal. Because they don’t shatter like clay tiles, the disposal process is also more efficient.
3. Lots of Color Options
Asphalt shingles are the most common roofing material used in residential roofing applications throughout the United States. This means there are a variety of manufacturers of the product. Many manufacturers means many options! Colors, styles, and textures vary from company to company. Finding exactly what you want shouldn’t be an issue.
4. Asphalt Shingles are Durable in the Florida Sun
As anyone who has survived a Florida summer knows, the sun can be brutal. Asphalt shingles are known for their durability. Warranties generally range from 20-30 years.
Even the highest quality shingle roofing systems still need attention. While they don’t require regular maintenance, they should still be inspected regularly. The sun, compounded with the humidity and wicked weather in Florida, can shorten the lifespan of any roof.
Why Get Your Shingle Roof from Sunflo Roofing?
Whether you are looking specifically for an asphalt shingle roof, or are still deciding, Sunflo Roofing can help! Whether you need a free inspection to evaluate the condition of your roof, suggestions on material types, or to peruse our wide variety of color and style options, our team of roofing experts is just a phone call away.