Types of Roofing Materials To Consider

Whether your roof was damaged in a storm, or it’s just time for a roof replacement, you have options when it comes to roofing materials. It’s an important — and difficult — decision that can affect your property’s value and can include a lot of research.

For more than 14 years, the team at Stanley’s Roofing has helped Central Florida home and business owners find the perfect roofing material for their roof replacement. And now we’re here to do the same for you.

We’re making your research easy by rounding up the top types of roofing materials.

Asphalt Shingle Roofing

Asphalt shingles are one of the most popular roofing materials you’ll see on homes today — and for good reason. They’re incredibly cost-effective and easy to install, maintain, and repair. Plus, they’re suitable for many different climates and last for nearly 30 years. Here at Stanley’s, we’re certified by Certainteed, Tamko and Owens Corning to provide high-quality and eco-friendly shingle options that come in a large variety of colors to choose from.

Clay and Concrete Tile Roofing

Clay and concrete tile roofing is commonly found on homes and businesses around Florida. These tile options are both beautiful and durable, holding up well in our hot and rainy climate. And, while concrete tile roofing will last you upwards of 50 years, clay will last you a lifetime of 100+ years. The cons? These long-lasting options cost more upfront and, since they weigh more, not all homes are able to accept this type of roofing material. 

Metal Roofing

Metal roofing is another popular roofing type among Florida property owners. It’s durability allows it to withstand even the most active hurricane seasons and keeps your home or business cool by reflecting sunlight, rather than absorbing it. The only cons? It’s a pricier roofing option and doesn’t absorb sound as well as other roofing materials. But, we would say there’s nothing better than the sound of Florida’s afternoon rain showers coming down on a beautiful metal roof.


Along with these roofing options, another great add-on to protect your home are gutters. There are many styles of gutters to choose from that will enhance your property’s curb appeal, but they also come with more benefits than just their looks. Gutters will protect your home foundation  from erosion by capturing water and channeling away from your home. 

Which Roof Type Is Right For Me?

So, with all of the facts, pros, and cons in mind, you could still be wondering “which roofing material is right for me?” Ultimately, it’s going to depend on your budget, the look you want, and how long you want your roof to last. 

When you call for an estimate from Stanley’s, our experienced team can help walk you through your options. And, we’ll handle everything from beginning to end — until your home or business has a roof you’re in love with.

Give us a call today to talk about our roofing material options and start on your project today.

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