What Are the Different Types of Roofs?

Did you know there are different types of roofs available for your home?  Most people think of shingles when they think of roofs, but there are other options available today.  Which one is right for your home?  This article will explore the different types of roofs available to help you decide which type of roof is right for you.  If you are a homeowner, then this is important information for you to know!

There are a variety of roof types available to homeowners.  It is important to understand the difference so that you can make an informed decision and choose the roof that is right for you.  The different types of roofs are shingle, metal, and tile.

Knowing about the different types of roofs available helps you make an informed decision when the time comes to replace your roof.  Even if your roof is brand new, this article is important for you too.  Why?  Because you never know when roof damage may occur.  Living in Florida, we are no strangers to hurricanes or tornadoes.  They don’t care if your roof is 30 years old or 3 hours old; they can inflict equal damage to either. We have even experienced hailstorms that have caused severe roof damage.  One local resident shared this with us:

“On March 27, 2019, Indialantic was hit with a freak hailstorm that produced hail up to 2 inches in diameter.  My husband’s truck sustained damage, as well as our roof.  At the time, our roof was only about 5 years old!  It had enough damage that our homeowner’s insurance agreed to replace the whole thing!”

This article will explain the different types of roofs, so you will be prepared the next time your roof is in need of replacement.  As you can see from the above story, you never know when your roof might need replacing!

Shingle Roofs

Fiberglass-based asphalt shingles are the most common type of roof shingles in the United States.  There are shingles made of other materials, such as wood or slate.  Wood is not a popular shingle here in Florida.  While a fire-resistant coating can be applied to wood shingles, it is easy to see why wood is not necessarily the best choice for shingles.  According to the U.S. Fire Administration, there are approximately 10,000 attic fires each year.  Roof fires can be started by fireworks.  The more fire-resistant the shingle type you choose, the better.  Asphalt shingles are a good choice for appearance, as well as fire resistance.

Asphalt shingles come in a variety of colors.  When coordinated with your house paint, your shingle choice can really add to the curb appeal of your home.  At Seal Tight Roofing Experts, we offer shingles manufactured by Owens Corning, CertainTeed, GAF, and Atlas Roofing Corporation.  Each company offers excellent warranties of 30 to 50 years.  Depending on the product you choose, you may even receive a lifetime warranty.  Here’s a little hint to extend the life of your shingled roof…don’t let your kids jump off the roof into the pool.  Some of you are shaking your heads in disbelief that people do that; some of you did it yesterday!  But, it does cause wear and tear on your shingles, so try to resist!

Metal Roofs

Metal roofs can provide a unique and modern look to your home.  They are extremely durable, fire-resistant, and wind-resistant.  We get very high winds in Florida, particularly during hurricane season, so a high wind resistance is an important feature.  Metal roofs are energy efficient and keep your home cooler.  Metal roofs can last up to 50 years or longer.  If you have a metal roof, you may never need to replace it in your lifetime!  At Seal Tight Roofing Experts, we use only Englert Metal Roofing Systems products for our metal roofs.  They are made from recycled steel and aluminum material and are 100% recyclable making them a great eco-friendly choice!  They offer a wide variety of styles and custom colors.

Tile Roofs

Tile roofs are often associated with homes with a Southwestern look, but anyone can choose a tile roof, regardless of their home’s style.  Tile roofs are often constructed of concrete.  The tiles are offered in different shapes.  Tile roofs are long-lasting and extremely weather-resistant which makes them a great choice for Florida homeowners.  They are environmentally friendly and energy-efficient making them an excellent roof choice.  They also come with long warranties, sometimes even a Lifetime Warranty.


When choosing a roof type, you have the option of shingles, metal, or tile. Each has benefits and can give your home a unique, appealing look.  When choosing a roofing company, it is essential to choose one that is certified and also offers a wide variety of products for you to choose from.  Seal Tight Roofing Experts is certified, has a wide variety of products, and sticks to our core ideals.  These ideals are being honest, treating customers with respect, working to an exacting quality, and standing behind our work.  We believe that adhering to these high standards is what has made us a successful company that people trust.  Seal Tight Roofing Experts is located in Merritt Island, FL.  If you live in the Space Coast area and are in the market for a new roof, please give us a call.  It will be a pleasure to serve you!

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