You might already know that there are many types of roofs —with all sorts of materials to change the aesthetic, coloring, and more. When you hire a roof installation company, can you choose any type of material to construct your roof then? 

Will I Be Able to Choose Any Variety of Roof for My Home?

You should always get an inspection done and get recommendations from a roofing expert. Even if you can choose any variety of roof, you’d still want to make an informed choice based on what roof type will work best for your house and climate. After all, your roof will be the first line of defense against sunlight or rain or, in the case of Florida, possible hurricanes.

This means that you need to ensure that your roof can reasonably withstand all sorts of conditions.

What Impacts Roof Type?

Think about your environment. In Florida specifically, this means preparing for all sorts of weather conditions. You need to choose a roof type that will be able to manage the sun, rain, and even heavy winds.

However, bear in mind that Florida is very humid. Humidity can lead to the growth of algae and other growths on your roof if you choose a material that is not as effective against it. You may need to pick an option that will prevent this type of growth.

Roof Options

The type of roof you pick will be more influenced by the weather than anything else. For example, you might choose an asphalt roof, which is both affordable and durable. But you need to be careful with the humidity in Florida, because this will require your shingles to be treated with algicides. Otherwise, the protective coating of the shingles can wear down.

Concrete tile roofing is often preferred for its aesthetic options. Like clay tiles, concrete tiles are also known to be extremely durable with the exception that they don’t tend to break as easily. Bear in mind that concrete tiles are naturally heavier so it’s vital to get professional opinion about whether your roof structure can support them adequately.

Metal panel roofs are another great contender. Known to be wind and corrosion resistant, metal roofing is lighter than concrete or shingles, making it easier for your home’s structure to support. Homeowners love that metal roofs cool down faster at night during the hot summer months, which in turn, helps the entire house to cool down. While metal roofing is a great option, it’s worth nothing that it’s the most pricey.

Proper Installation

No matter what type of roof you end up choosing for your home, there’s one thing that you need to remember: work with a professional company. A professional roofing company will get your tiles installed right, which will prevent any loose tiles from dislodging during a storm or being damaged if anything falls into your roof.


Realistically, you need to keep in mind things like the weather and humidity if you want to choose a roofing option that will remain in good shape and protect your home for the years to come.

However, just because you’re restricted on roof type doesn’t mean that you’re restricted on color or design. You can still pick out a color and a style to suit your preferences. As long as you get it installed by a professional, you will have a roof that is made to last. Give us a call today and we’ll be able to give you more specific advice about the best roof that will suit your home.

Michael Gustafson

Michael Gustafson

Gustafson Roofing is a local, family-owned roofing company that has been serving the Boynton Beach, Florida area since 1948. As one of the most experienced roofing contractors in the region, Gustafson Roofing provides a full range of roofing services, from installation of new roofing systems to repairs and maintenance. They are experts in roof replacements, installing various types of roofs, including asphalt shingle, metal, tile, and flat roofs. In addition to reroofing, the company offers roof leak repairs and inspection services to keep clients’ roofs protected. With over 60 years in business, Gustafson Roofing prides itself on quality craftsmanship and customer satisfaction.