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Best Roof Material For Florida Homes

When you live in Florida, you want to make sure to choose the best roofing material. After all, if you’re going to invest in a new roof (also known as a reroof), it needs to hold up against all of the different elements. This means being able to handle the hot sun, torrential rain and hurricane force winds.

There are a few different materials to consider that are going to work for you. Much of it is going to depend upon aesthetics and price.


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Composition shingles are one of the most common roofing materials used in Florida, as well as throughout the rest of the country. They are affordable and commonly made from asphalt. They offer a high level of durability and you can find them in many different colors or all though primary concern is that they can blow off in high winds.

Clay tile, also known as Spanish tile is another common option, particularly with Southwestern architecture. It offers a long life span, though it will require some cleaning from year to year. As long as you don’t plan on walking across your roof, you won’t have to worry about the tiles breaking. However, clay tiles are very heavy and your roof may going to need the extra support.


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Yet another option is a metal roof. These are almost always made of aluminum, though you can sometimes find them made from copper or zinc. These can look very similar to wood shakes or shingles, and the reason people choose a metal roof is because of its durability and because it is virtually maintenance-free.

Ultimately you have to look at the best roofing material based upon aesthetics, as well as what your budget can afford. If you don’t have a very large budget when it comes to purchasing a new roof, asphalt shingles may be the best option for you. You can work with a roofing company that is going to give you color choices and everything. However, if you have the money, you will want to explore a tile or metal roof as they ultimately end up being the most cost-effective option in the long run because of durability and life expectancy.


If you are looking for a Palm Beach or Martin County Roofing Contractor then please call (561) 386-2109 or complete our online request form.

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The RoofSmith was great throughout the process. We needed a complete re-roof on our 30+ year old roof and they did a terrific job. They were very communicative throughout the process. They were constantly on site making sure everything went smoothly and finished to our liking. I would highly recommend RoofSmith and have already recommended them to my sister for work needed at her house. Very professional firm.
- Dale Belis
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Danny Tomici of The RoofSmith is a very honest, reliable gentleman. He provided excellent service installing hurricane resistant glass in my skylight and making a few repairs to my roof. It was done in a very timely manner. I was so surprised how quickly he made the repairs. The work is completed and I am still waiting for another roofing company to give me a quote. I highly recommend this company and would definitely use them again in the future.
- Anne Houvouras
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The RoofSmith fixed the part of my roof that had a water leak from a ventilation pipe that was not properly sealed when my roof was redone about 9 years ago from another roofing company. The repair job was done quickly and professionally. I recommend this company for anyone needing roof repair re-refoofing.
- Lit Walker
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After a rather exhausted search for someone I could trust to do my roof quite by accident my wife's boss had an excellent recommendation; her neighbor by the name of Danny Tomici, owner of The RoofSmith. I contacted him and unlike most roofers I'd contacted he promptly came over the next day. He gave me a fair estimate and impressed me so much (as someone I could count on) that I contracted him to do the job after giving a previous contractor an extra day to give me an estimate. Actually finally heard back from the other roofer A WEEK after...The RoofSmith had already finished the roof......no joke. The work was done within a reasonable length of time and the quality was outstanding. Replaced wood where needed and Danny personally took care of some minor issues promptly. I can't say enough about the job The RoofSmith and Danny Tomici did and I would highly recommend them, they can be trusted to do the job RIGHT!
- Michael & DeeDee Scott
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The RoofSmith recently performed work on a section of my roof that had leaking and corrosion. I was impressed by how responsive they were and how well they explained everything. Also thought their use of technology was great - they took videos of the before and after of the location so that I could actually see what had been done which is great because it saved me from having to climb up there myself! Would use them again and highly recommend.
- Jose Medina
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