Welcome to the new year! The season of new opportunities and fresh starts.
During this season it’s common to find families remodeling and making necessary upgrades to their homes. Whether it’s an annual tradition or a new one for you and your family, starting the new year with a fresh look is hard to beat. How about evaluating a part of your home that matters immensely – your roof!
Your roof is a focal point and can make all the difference in the overall appearance of your home’s aesthetics. Additionally, a newer roof adds to your home’s appeal and improves its value in the market. And at the same time, it’s the ultimate security for the home’s interior.
As you move forward with your roof remodeling plans, here are the top roofing material trends for South Florida homeowners in 2023.
Clay or Cement Tile Roofs
Clay tile roofs remain extremely popular in the Southwest and tropical regions, and South Florida is no exception. Yet, they’re also found anywhere in the U.S. because homeowners appreciate their incredible strength and durability.
Traditional tiles are made from terracotta clay, but there are also ceramic tiles roofs (made of fired clay), as well as concrete tile roofs, and all consist of roughly the same degree of strength and durability. They require a sturdy roofing framing sufficient to hold the weight and must be installed by skilled professionals.
When properly taken care of, tile roofs routinely last 25-35 years, and some an impressive 50 years or more! Avoid walking on your tile roof as much as possible and replace cracked and broken tiles as soon as you spot them.
Synthetic Asphalt Shingles
Also known as composite shingles, synthetic asphalt shingles have always been a favorite for American homeowners particularly down here in the south. Not only are they fairly easy to install, but they also have an average life span of 20-25 years before a change is needed.
The reason for the rise in demand for synthetic asphalt shingles is that they can be produced in a range of varying designs that imitate the appearance of rustic roofs with little maintenance requirements.
Typically, synthetic shingles are a mixture of asphalt, fiberglass, cellulose fibers, and other synthetic polymers. They have exceptional impact resistance and a class-A fire rating that will not deteriorate in the face of South Florida’s scorching heat.
The life expectancy of composite asphalt shingle roofs greatly depends on the quality of the materials chosen. Manufacturers such as GAF or CertainTeed come with high-end warranties pushing a half-century. Since a typical homeowner rarely lives in a home for more than 30 or 40 years, during which they may only reroof once, asphalt shingles are a fairly affordable roofing material option.
You can maximize their life expectancy by avoiding cheap shingles and walking on them. Keep them free of mildew, and never power wash an asphalt shingle roof.
Metal continues to be a trending roofing material thanks to its ability to last for a long time with little maintenance and high wind resistance. Metal roofs can last over 50 years regardless of how hot the weather gets in South Florida.
If you’re going for a coastal or beachy vibe, a metal roof will surely check that box. Metal roofs are beautiful and timeless and should be on your list of roofing materials to consider this year.
There you have it – the top roofing material trends for South Florida homeowners this year.
It doesn’t matter if you’re trying to improve your home’s aesthetic, reduce heat in your home, save money on electricity, or increase your security. These roofing materials are your best bet.
If you’re interested in re-roofing for the new year, Native Roofing is always available to assist you.
With over 10,000 roofing inspections and over 35 years of roofing experience, we’ve got the people of South Florida covered (no matter which roofing material is chosen).
Call our location nearest to you to get the conversation started.
Palm Beach: (561) 469-7930