If you’re building a new home in the Ft. Myers area, or are looking to replace your existing roof, it is essential that you choose the right roofing material. Which material you decide to go with can not only greatly impact the energy costs associated with cooling your home, it will also determine the type of maintenance you need to perform, and how often you need to do it. There area few different material types that you should consider for your Ft. Myers home, each with their own benefits.
If you’re on a budget but are still looking for a roofing material that will give you a plethora of benefits, look no further than laminated fiberglass shingles. These composite shingles are durable and offer a Class A fire protection. As they come in a multitude of colors, laminated fiberglass shingles can be made to fit almost any design style. Additionally, they are incredibly low maintenance, as they are extremely durable. Extreme weather events that would normally harm regular tiles won’t damage the composite shingles as easily. They are also easy to be replaced, should an individual tile be damaged.
Recently, many homeowners have been choosing to install roofing tiles - clay or concrete - instead of shingles. Tiles offer many advantages over their shingle counterparts, including better wind resistance, lower maintenance needs, greater durability and longevity, and an increased energy efficiency. Because of this, tiles have become an ever-increasing popular choice amongst homeowners.
Concrete tiles are a great choice for those homeowners who want the benefits of roofing tiles at a lower price. Concrete tiles are heavier than their clay alternates, but are extremely versatile in their design capabilities, being able to mimic any roofing style, from clay tiles to wooden shakes, thus making them able to fit in with any design scheme.
Much like concrete tiles, clay tiles offer many of the same benefits, and more! They are lighter and more water resistant than concrete tiles, so they are easier to maintain and will not have to be replaced as often. Additionally, clay tiles offer great heat reflectivity, which makes them the ideal choice for a South Florida home. They are also naturally bug resistant, and come in a variety of colors and textures, making them the ideal roofing material.
An alternative great roofing choice is one that is not often thought of by many homeowners - metal. Metal roofs are a bit more expensive than the other roofing materials listed here, but offers many benefits. For the environmentally-conscious homeowner, a metal roof is the best choice. Not only does it reflect almost all heat, therefore greatly reducing your home’s energy cooling costs, metal roofs are usually made from recycled material. Furthermore, they require little to no maintenance, and are light enough to be installed over your existing roof, saving the time needed to remove your home’s existing roof before replacing it. Metal roofs are a great choice for any Ft. Myers homeowner.
Choosing a Contractor
After you have chosen the right style of roof for your Ft. Myers home, it’s time to go about choosing your contractor. We are South Florida’s most esteemed roofing company, and would be a great choice to help you install your new roof. We would be happy to meet with you and give you a free estimate of your roof replacement. If you are ready to get started, please do not hesitate to reach out to us by filling out our easy online form or by calling us at (239) 694-1056. We look forward to hearing from you!