Roofing Types: Which is best for you?

Many are thinking of their roofs this time of year. The tropical storms and hurricanes can put your current roof to the test. If you need a new roof, a big decision to be made is WHAT KIND? To be more specific, this would be deciding on which material to use. In Panama City and in Florida in general, their are the following: Clay Tiles, Metal and Asphalt Shingles. Below is a brief comparison.

Clay Tiles
Able to hold up well to winds over 100mph, tile roofing is a good option for Florida homes. Many offer long warranties such as 30 or 50 years! Clay tiles do give your home a very defined “Coastal” look, so this is something to consider regarding the aesthetics of your choice.

Metal Roofing
Standing seam is the most popular option here. Don’t forget metal, is well…metal, so it is strong and resistant to insects, burning, etc.. Metal roofing boasts a high wind rating of 110mph to 160mph. Metal roofing is quite eco-friendly as the material is 100% recyclable.

Asphalt Shingles
The most popular option, mainly due to affordability. We strongly do not recommend 3-tab in Florida however, due low wind speed tolerance. Architectural grade shingles are rated to withstand wind gusts up 130 MPH or 150 MPH, this makes them a much better choice. Visually, million dollar homes use Asphalt shingles, so they work across the board.

As a local Panama City, Florida roofer, Winterfell Construction is happy to be your guide to selecting the perfect roof for your home.