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Choosing The Best Roof For Your Florida Home

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What is the best roof for my Florida home?

The weather in Florida puts your roof through the ringer: relentless sun, heavy rains, high winds, and thick humidity are just the beginning. Choosing the right roofing material is crucial for protecting your home. Since 2006, RIG Roofing has been helping Florida homeowners navigate the diverse world of roofing options. Let's help you find the best roof for your Florida home.

Florida Residential Roofing Materials

Asphalt Shingles:

Asphalt shingles come in many colors and styles and range from budget friendly to luxury options. Many HOAs require homes to choose asphalt shingles when replacing their roofs to maintain consistency throughout the community. 

  • 3-tab shingles
  • Architectural shingles
  • Designer / Luxury shingles

Metal Roofing

Metal roofing is highly durable and energy efficient. However, like asphalt shingles, not all metal roofing types are created equal. Below we’ll go over the 2 most popular choices for Florida roofs. 

Standing seam metal roofing features interlocking panels which create a sleek, modern look with unparalleled wind resistance.  Extremely durable, these roofs can last 50+ years when properly installed. Although the initial cost is higher compared to other roofing options, you can have sound peace of mind that your home and family are protected. There are often lower homeowners insurance premiums associated with this type of roofing when installed by a licensed roofing contractor.

Exposed fastener metal roofing offers a cost-effective and durable option for Florida homes. They resist strong winds and have great impact resistance. While not as aesthetically pleasing as standing seam, they come in various colors and can complement rustic or industrial style homes.

Tile Roofing 

Tile roofing is another great option for Florida homes. We’ll go over the 3 most common types of tile roofing below.

Metal Tiles are lightweight, stylish, and energy-efficient. They reflect heat, and resist corrosion for a lifespan of 40+ years. While there is a larger upfront cost, their durability and energy savings can balance the cost over time.

Clay Tiles are the classic beauty most homeowners imagine when they think of tile roofing. They come with exceptional lifespans years), and class A fire resistance. Clay tiles are a timeless choice that can increase the curb appeal and value of your Florida home. If you are considering this roofing option be sure your home has a firm structural base to support their added weight.

Concrete tiles are a more affordable alternative to clay tiles while offering a great lifespan and variety of colors. Lighter than clay, concrete tiles do not usually require additional structural reinforcement, making it a good compromise if you are set on the look of clay tiles without the added cost. 

Roofing Challenges For Florida Homes

Your home sees the best and worst of Florida weather; from sunshine to hurricanes.Here are how these elements affect your roof.

Heavy Rain: Downpours can weaken damaged spots causing leaks. Hard rains can also damage shingles by knocking them loose, stripping away granules, or accelerating wear and tear. If your gutter system hasn’t been cleaned out, overflowing gutters could back up water under the shingles.

High Winds: Strong winds can cause shingle uplift and also remove whole sections. Lifted shingles expose the underlayment and make your home vulnerable to leaks. Even if shingles stay put, high winds can bend them and blow granules off, weakening their ability to protect your home.

UV Rays: UV rays break down roofing materials overtime, making them stiff and brittle. Brittle shingles are more prone to cracking, curling, and ultimately failing. Also, while mostly an aesthetic concern, the sun’s rays will fade the color of your roof. Even if you have a metal roof, you can’t escape the harm of UV exposure.

Humidity: Humidity can cause condensation on the underside of your roof deck and in attic spaces. Trapped moisture encourages mold growth, weakens wood components, and can lead to rust on metal roofs. Proper ventilation in your attic is vital to reduce the effect of humidity on your roof.  Regular roof inspections can also help spot and address moisture issues before they cause serious damage.

Why Choose RIG Roofing for your new roof?

Experience: RIG Roofing has been serving Florida since 2006, and we understand the unique challenges of Florida roofing.

Expertise: We are licensed, insured, and BBB A+ accredited. Our team also holds some of the highest installation certifications from the top brands in the industry (CertainTeed, GAF, TriCountry Metals, Boral and more)

Quality: We only use the highest quality materials and proven installation techniques for long-lasting performance.

Peace of Mind: Free roof assessments, transparent communication, and warranties on materials and labor provide complete assurance your roof is in good hands.

Discuss Your Roof with a RIG Roofing Specialist

Don't navigate trying to select the best roof alone! Contact RIG Roofing today for a free roof assessment. We'll help you choose the perfect material for your home and budget, ensuring lasting protection and peace of mind.

Call us now at1 (863) 294-4477 or visit for a free estimate!

Keep your roof in its best shape with a RIG Roofing Maintenance plan.

For ongoing protection and peace of mind we encourage homeowners to sign up for our RIG Roofing Maintenance Program. Our program includes visual inspections, overhanging branch trimming, and minor repairs. See the full benefits of our roof maintenance here. 

Remember, your roof is your home's first line of defense to protect your family from the elements. Choose wisely, choose RIG Roofing!

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