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Ask Your Roofing Contractor: The Suitable Roofing Materials for Florida

Florida often exhibits a tropical temperature, meaning that it is warmer as compared to other regions of the United States. Since the temperature is warmer in Florida, not every roofing material suits the inhabitants. If you are looking for suggestions as you build a new home or renovate your current home, it is best to ask a roofing contractor for a material that suits the climate of Florida.

Here are some pointers on the correct answers for the choice of materials to be used.

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Slate and Clay Tiles

Although they are two different classes of tiles having different compositions, but more or less they are similar in their characteristics and therefore we decided to include them under the same heading. The two classes of tile are sturdy and give an elegant look. Being inherently light in color, slab and clay tiles have good reflective properties making them ideal in warm weather. They are fire and rot resistant and cannot be infiltrated by insects. 

Metal Roofing Material

Traditionally metal roofing was available in materials like copper or lead, but nowadays, steel has increasingly found its application in metal roofing. Metal roofing materials are characteristically good reflectors of sunlight, helping us to keep our homes cooler. As compared to other roofing materials, metal roofing is expensive, especially in Florida, but the cool off period is also lower than any material currently available in the market.

Thermo-Plastic Rubber

An Ethylene Propylene Diene polymer, thermoplastic rubber has only recently found its application in roofing. It is extremely lightweight, strong, robust and has good reflective properties. Thermoplastic rubber also adds a waterproof layer to our roofing and is an ideal material for an eco-friendly roofing in warm regions.  

Florida is not like other United States geographic regions and therefore it is advisable to consult a roofing contractor before opting for a roofing material. If you think you need help, drop by and we will make sure that all your queries are facilitated.