Getting a new roof is an exciting chance to boost your home’s curb appeal. We’ll walk you through several roofing material options for your Lake Nona roof replacement.
If you think that asphalt shingles are your only option for your home’s roof, think again. Today, we have many choices available for your Lake Nona roof replacement. But which one is best for your project? Here, we will examine the advantages and disadvantages of some roofing materials to help you make your decision.
Our roofing contractors at Advantage Roofing work with all types of roofing materials. We have been serving Central Florida for over 30 years so we have seen and installed it all. Here are the most common roofing materials our customers choose and why.
History – Asphalt shingles are an American invention that came on the scene in the early 1900s. Their popularity grew in the 1920s as a result of the National Board of Fire Underwriters’ campaign to reduce the use of wood shingles. By 1939, 11 million asphalt shingle squares were being produced.
PROS – Asphalt is the most commonly used roofing material for residential property because it gives adequate protection at an affordable price. Installation is simple and relatively speedy because the shingles come in squares of 100 square feet.
CONS – Asphalt shingles are not the most durable roofing material available and they will sustain damage quicker than other types of roofing materials.
Recommendation – We love working with asphalt for Lake Nona roof replacements. Technology has come a long way in making asphalt shingles more durable than ever. They provide a good amount of protection for your home and can last 10-20 years.
History – The use of tile for roofing can be traced back to China around 10,000 B.C. and the Middle East shortly thereafter. From there, tile roofs began popping up throughout Asia and Europe, being used by Greeks and Romans alike. European settlers brought this roofing tradition to America where it took hold by the 17th century but can be dated back to early settlements such as Roanoke Island in 1585.
PROS – Durability. A tile roof can last 100 years which explains why it’s been around as a roofing material for centuries. The look of tile can also give your home a stylistic edge that you can’t get from asphalt shingles. Did you know that tile shingles are flame-resistant and unaffected by decay? The durability of tile means you may never have to replace your roof during your lifetime.
CONS – Price tag. All that durability comes with a hefty bill. A tile roof can cost nearly ten times more than the cost of an asphalt roof. And although decay isn’t an issue for tile, they are prone to moss growth.
Recommendation – If you don’t mind the price, a tile roof is a great choice for Central Florida because it is impervious to heat and will keep your home well insulated. Tile roofs also look fantastic.
History – Metal roofing didn’t take hold in the U.S. until the 19th century with the advent of huge rollers that could produce metal sheets large enough to be used for roofing.
PROS – Metal sheeting for roofing is lightweight, energy efficient, and requires little maintenance. It is durable and fire-resistant. It’s also 100% recyclable. Metal roofs come in many colors so you can really jazz up your bespoke roof.
CONS – Metal roofing is about three times more expensive than asphalt (but still cheaper than tile). Without proper sound insulation, metal roofs can be noisy. They’re also more difficult to repair because they come in such large sheets.
Recommendation – We love the look of a metal roof and our customers love how they can customize the look of their homes with a variety of colors. The higher price tag is worth it because metal roofing can increase the resale value of your home.
Still Not Sure? Advantage Roofing Can Help You Choose
We’re the pros for your Lake Nona roof replacement and we can help you decide which roofing material will work best for your property. Contact us today to schedule an appointment. We look forward to discussing your roofing options.