Picking Between Asphalt, Wood, Tile, And Metal Roofing In Naples FL

by | Aug 13, 2014 | Roofing


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Is it about time for you to replace your home’s roof? Are you thinking about which materials you should use? There are a number of materials out there, and each one comes with their advantages and disadvantages. Some are very inexpensive and only last for a short period of time, while others last longer but are much more expensive. Let’s take a look at asphalt, wood, tile, and Metal Roofing in Naples FL to see which one is best for you.

If you’re like most homeowners, you probably already have asphalt shingles installed. Asphalt shingles are often preferred because they’re very affordable and last for quite some times (15 years or more). It’s’ also true that asphalt shingles are easier to install and come in a variety of colors and styles. However, cheaper asphalt shingles are relatively thin, and don’t hold up well against things like hail and strong winds. Individual shingles may need to be replaced every so often.

Wooden shingles are quite popular as well. They’ve been used for centuries and can add to the character of a home. They’re slightly more expensive than asphalt shingles, but are much less expensive than Metal Roofing in Naples FL. If they’re properly taken care of, you can expect your roof to last for about 20 years or more. It’s important to note that in certain places having wooden shingles installed is against the law, because of the fire hazard they possess.

Tile shingles are more expensive than both wood and asphalt shingles. Tile shingles are much more heat resistant as well, which means they can protect your home from the sun. Aside from being more expensive, tile shingles are difficult to install and are prone to cracks and breaks.

More and more people are considering Metal Roofing in Naples FL. Contrary to what some believe, some metal roofing material is just as inexpensive as asphalt. The material used is durable and lightweight. However, since the cheaper varieties are so lightweight, they don’t hold up to strong winds very well either. If you want added protection, you’ll need to buy the higher-grade metal, and this can be very expensive.

These are the main types of roofing materials you’ll run into. Again each one has its pros and cons. If you’re not sure about which one to choose, talk to a professional at National Roofing of Collier Inc.

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