Take a trip through the average neighborhood here in Central Florida and you’ll probably notice that the majority of the roofs are shingle. Shingle roofs are incredibly popular for all kinds of reasons. They have the biggest selection of colors and textures – and they are what most homebuyers look for.
Shingle roofs are terrific, but they’re only the beginning when it comes to Central Florida roof materials.
You might have been encouraged in the past to stick with a shingle roof to protect your home’s value. But just like well-meaning advice to paint your walls greige, you shouldn’t let conventional wisdom get in the way of what you really want from your home. And for that, you need to know your options.
In this post, we’ll be exploring all the different Central Florida roofing materials you should know about if you’re considering a new roof. A new roof is a commitment, so you should be completely happy with your choice. Our job is to make it as easy for you as possible, and that starts with getting informed.
Get in touch with Sheegog Contracting and we’ll be glad to walk you through your options in person.
That can even include the chance to look at real roofing samples in your color of choice. If we don’t have them on hand, we can get them for you fast. But we also know many people like to start their research before they talk to a roofing contractor. Here’s what you should know as you get started.
No Matter Which Roofing Materials You Choose, Go With GAF
Whichever roofing material turns out to be right for you, you need two things:
- The best quality roofing materials from a trusted brand with its own ironclad warranties
- Central Florida roofing installation from a roofing contractor that delivers excellent work
Choose Sheegog Contracting and it’s easier than ever to get both.
Our team is proud to be GAF Master Elite Roofing Contractor Certified. Only the top 2% of all roofing contractors in Central Florida (or anywhere else) can meet the exacting standards set by GAF, one of America’s premier roofing manufacturers. When it comes to roofing technology innovation, nobody beats GAF. With that in mind, they’re very selective about which roofing teams get their top honors.
What does it take to be GAF Master Elite? You need an established history in the roofing business and an unbeatable reputation. During the application process, contractors must submit proof of all of their relevant licensure and insurance. To maintain Master Elite status, Sheegog Contracting personnel have also spent thousands of hours in training on all the latest GAF roofing technologies.
Because Master Elite Roofing Contractors are trusted to do the job right the first time, only they can offer you the absolute best warranties the GAF brand stands behind. That means that if you have any problems with your roof as a result of your installer’s oversights, you can be sure it’ll be made right.
And that’s not all: You’ll also save money.
When you use a GAF Certified Master Elite Roofing Contractor like Sheegog Contracting, you are also getting premium GAF products at superior prices. Our deep and lasting vendor relationships with GAF qualify us for better prices. That enables us to pass the savings directly on to you. Any specialty orders you might need are also fulfilled much faster.
With Master Elite, you get both speed and quality.
GAF is best known for its shingle roofing. It has created new shingle designs using cutting-edge science. GAF shingles can be stronger while still being lighter and easier to install. Various types of GAF shingles are known for low environmental impact and high reflectivity.
But the GAF story doesn’t end with shingles. Whatever you have in mind, it’s somewhere in the GAF catalog. And on the off chance GAF can’t meet all of your needs, the team at Sheegog will go the extra mile to recommend the right options for you. We’re with you every step of the way.
Shingle Roofing: Central Florida’s Most Popular Roof
Shingle roofing is still the most frequently requested of any roofing product in Central Florida.
And there are plenty of good reasons why.
First and foremost, shingle roofing has the potential to be the least expensive per square foot. So if you need a roof for a larger home, it may be where you want to start looking. With GAF, even shingles at the lowest price point offer quality, beauty, and durability.
Of course, there are differences between shingles.
With GAF Timberline HDZ shingles, you can choose from nearly two dozen of the most beloved shingle colors in America. These run the gamut from traditional browns to gray, green, copper, red, and more.
When installed by a Master Elite Roofing Contractor, you can unlock GAF’s limited warranties against wind damage (15 years) and algae (25 years). The unique LayerLock Technology incorporated into all shingles means the roof is faster to install and damaged shingles are easier to replace. Roof repair has never been as simple as it is when you choose GAF shingle roofs.
Want to go to an even higher level? “Architectural” shingles offer a lush appearance thanks to the great dimensionality they add to your roof. With quality shingles like these, your roof will have an even bigger impact on the curb appeal of your property than your exterior walls do.
GAF shingle roofing is also compatible with the company’s roof-mounted solar panels. These panels are more solid and secure than previous generation solar because they don’t require a separate mount that might be damaged by wind. Instead, they are fully integrated into your shingle roof.
Residential Metal Roofing: Unique Performance Advantages
Residential metal roofing is transforming what you can expect from a roof in Florida.
You’ve probably seen a metal roof on a barn or grain silo, but a residential metal roof is a world apart. It can cut hundreds off of your electric bill over the course of a year due to its unbeatable reflectivity. A full 50% of solar radiation is deflected on average, keeping you cooler in summer and warmer in winter.
What’s more, your Florida metal roof can stand up to just about any weather. Rain runs right off and the biggest hail stones usually only leave a superficial scratch. It’s highly resistant to mold and mildew, keeps pests like roof rats away, and will give you peace of mind in burn season with superior fire protection.
Whereas you’d usually need to get your shingle roof inspected once a year before hurricane season, the residential metal roof can be inspected once every other year. Roof repairs are very rare, and when they do happen, they’re a snap – literally. Damaged panels can be removed and replaced, leaving the rest.
Tile Roofing: The Best for Florida’s “Spanish Mission” Style
Clay tile is the lighter of the two and the most associated with Florida’s architectural past. You’ve seen tiles like these in the “Florida Mission” style based on Spanish colonial structures. Influential examples are often found in South Florida, but that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy it right here in Central Florida.
Tile roofs can last longer than any alternative, a century or more. Because they are much heavier than other roofing materials, they’re also highly resistant to wind uplift. That said, not all homes can bear the extra weight. Clay roofing tiles provide the same beautiful appearance at lower weights than concrete.
When you go with a tile roof, you’re making a statement that will last far into the future. It may well be the last roof you ever need to buy. In the unlikely event, a roof tile is cracked, it can be replaced without disturbing the rest. And these tiles will only look better with age.
While clay tiles are usually only seen in the classic sunrise red color, concrete tiles can also be made in many other colors or painted on directly.
Flat Roofing: Turn Your Florida Roof Into a Hobby or Project Space
You’ve heard of a “Florida room” – now how about a Florida roof?
Flat roofing is pretty rare here in Central Florida, seen more often on commercial buildings. But if your home is structured for it, it can be an amazing way to give you more square footage. Many people are using their new Central Florida flat roof as a gardening space or simply for sunbathing.
Completing a new addition to a home typically takes months, but installing a flat roof is usually just as fast as any other roofing project. You could be using your new space in as little as a few days. That said, it’s crucial to evaluate the home first and ensure the flat roof will be structurally sound.
Modern and mid-century modern homes look wonderful with flat roofs. They’re efficient, durable, and highly cost-effective on a per-square-foot basis. And a flat roof creates an excellent place to install solar panels, maximizing energy collection.
Sheegog Contracting Provides All the Best Roofing in Central Florida
Are you excited about your roofing options? The next step is to talk it through with the professionals. Our proven five-step process means you’ll always know what happens next, who’s responsible, and when it will get done. Most importantly, we put everything in writing for you.
It all begins with an in-person consultation where one of our experts will take stock of your current roof. Even if you want a complete roof replacement, this step is essential to understand what kind of efforts will be necessary to safely remove the existing roof and get the new one in place quickly and correctly.
Sheegog Contracting is made up of homeowners just like you who work right where we live. It’s likely that your friends, family members, and even some of your favorite local businesses have worked with our brand in the past. We never settle for second best when it comes to your roof.
From shingle to metal to tile and beyond, we can make your ideal roof a reality.
On top of that, we’re passionate about making sure you get the best roofing at the best price. We know how frustrating it can be when you have to wait for a roofing job you need to be done, so we can even offer you our very own in-house financing. That gets your project started as soon as possible.
Contact us to find out more or get started. We look forward to helping you soon.