Hurricane Roofing: Choosing The Right Materials

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Hurricane Roofing

Keeping your South Florida home safe and secure during hurricane season should be your top priority. Your roof and exterior are at risk due to high winds and possible flooding from hurricanes. Choosing the correct roofing material will minimize the potential damage and provide you and your family with peace of mind during hurricane season.

What Types Of Hurricane Roofing Are Available?

There are different types of roofing available and each has its own pros and cons. ABC Roofing Corp. specializes in installing and repairing both shingle and tile roofing.

What Is Shingle Roofing?

Shingle roofing is installed in a small collection of tiles. Shingles are available in different types of materials and they are popular for their accessibility and lower cost. Some of the different types of styles for shingle roofing available are:

  1. Fiberglass: A mixture of asphalt, reinforced fiberglass, and resin.

  2. Organic: Drenched in asphalt, organic shingles consist of paper waste, wood pulp, cellulose, and fibers.

  3. Three Tab: Lighter asphalt shingles available in a variety of shapes, sizes, and colors.

Pros of Using Shingle Roofing:

While the accessibility and lower cost are some of the major upsides to using shingles, here are more reasons to choose this type of roofing for hurricane season:

  • Maintenance and Repair: Shingles are sealed with asphalt which prevents moisture from seeping in and making it easier to clean. Repairs may be simpler but to ensure the best possible repair, leave roof repairs to a professional, like ABC Roofing Corp.

  • Wind Resistance: It can withstand wind speeds of up to 130 mph.

  • Colder Temperatures: This type of coverage offers better adaptability to cooler temperatures.

Cons of Shingles

There are some things to consider before installing shingles roofing:

  • Durability: This type of roofing generally last between 15 to 20 years before needing to be replaced.

  • Climate: While shingles perform better in winter, durability is weakened in more heat-induced temperatures.

ABC Roofing Corp. uses GAF 3 Tab Sovereign and GAF Timberline shingles, which are available in various styles and colors.

What Is Tile Roofing?

Tile roofing is quite heavy and considered more expensive than other types of roofing. Some of the types of tiles available are:

  1. Clay: A mixture of clay and water, clay tile density is determined by its exposure to heat during the manufacturing process. It can also be colored to your needs easily.

  2. Concrete: Consisting of cement, water, and sand; these types of tiles are less expensive than clay but prone to water absorption.

Pros of Using Tile Roofing

Here are some of the benefits of using tile roofing:

  • Longevity: Due to its material makeup, tile roofing can last as long as 50 years and is considered to be more durable than shingle roofing.

  • Weather Resistance: Tiles can resist warm and cold temperatures; making them climate adaptable. They’re also fireproof.

  • Durability: Withstanding wind speeds of up to 150 mph are just another benefit added. Tiles can also endure the pressure of hailstones, depending on the type of tile used.

Cons of Tiles

Before installing tile roofing, consider some of the following limitations:

  • Cost: Unlike shingles, tiles are more expensive to purchase and install.

  • Weight and Fit: Being made out of heavier material, certain roofs cannot stand the weight of tiles; making the fit a bit more difficult.

  • Maintenance: Depending on the type of seal used, tiles can be difficult to clean due to exposure to moisture and if not properly installed.

Getting The Right Roof Coverage

Ensure your South Florida home has the best roof materials to protect it against a hurricane by contacting the professionals at ABC Roofing Corp, to discuss your needs. Contact us at (954) 344-4622.

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