What Are the 4 Most Popular Types of Residential Roofing?

A Florida roof should be capable of enduring inclement weather such as storms and high winds. Because such weather is common in the Southeast United States it is essential that a roof can withstand such extreme weather conditions repeatedly.

Asphalt Shingle

Because of its affordability, wide variety of color and design options, durability, and ability to withstand extreme weather conditions, asphalt shingle roofing is one of the most widely used residential roofing materials in the country. Asphalt roofs are less durable than other roofing options. They last about 15-20 years before needing to be replaced.

Stone-Coated Steel

Stone-coated steel is a durable and long-lasting roof option for residential properties. A well-maintained and maintained stone-coated steel roof can last up to 70 years. Stone-coated steel is very durable. It is installed using an interlocking design, making it resistant against rain, heavy winds and hail, which are common in Florida’s spring-and summer storm seasons.


Tile is the most widely used roofing material in the world, and it’s also one of the most loved styles along the Florida coast. This is due to its weather-resistant qualities, which provide protection against hail, high winds, heavy rain and high winds. Tile roofs also offer many other benefits. They require very little maintenance and can last up to 50 years.

Metal Panels

Metal roofs can also be an option in the sun state. However, residential metal roofs require more care than other roofs and come with limited warranties. Although metal roof panels can last many years, loosening fasteners or material expansion and contraction can cause problems that need to be addressed regularly to ensure the roof is water tight.

This post was written by Ted Williams! Ted is the owner of A Old Time Roofing which is the premier Clearwater Roofing Contractor! Ted is a Master Elite Weather Stopper GAF Roofing Contractor, a double award winner of Best Steep-Slope Contractor from GAF and achiever of Master Elite Consumer Protection Excellence from GAF. He has been serving the Pinellas County area since 1978. Old Time Roofing has a tradition of quality workmanship, servicing residential and commercial properties.

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