Shingled roofs are so popular for a good reason, especially in Florida. This explains why you see so many shingled roofs when you drive around your neighborhood. Besides being cost-effective, durable, and wind resistant, you also get many colors and styles to choose from. If you are at the stage of choosing the best roofing material for your home and are considering shingles, keep reading to learn about the benefits of a shingle roofing system.

What Are the Main Advantages of Owning a Shingled Roof?


While there are other advantages, price is always an important factor. In comparison to other roofing materials, shingled roofing is relatively affordable. Choosing this roofing type will save you money on the installation and continually save you money over time since repairs and replacements are easier to do for any broken tiles. The shingles are cut and applied, so the entire process is relatively quick and uncomplicated.

Easy to Install

As mentioned, part of the reason why your costs are low is that installation is easier for shingles. It’s not as heavy as tiles or large metal roofing, so there’s no need for any significant structural reinforcement. 

Durable and Wind Resistant

While shingles are easy to replace, you likely won’t need to replace that many of them. That’s because they’re known to be extremely durable, effectively withstanding extreme weather and high temperatures. This makes them perfect for places that are really hot or cold or for any places that have extreme weather like hurricanes, especially since they’re so wind-resistant. In fact, shingles are known to provide the best protection against extremely strong winds. 

Don’t forget about the fact that they’re great for keeping other types of issues at bay too. They’re algae-resistant and fire-resistant. All in all, this means easier maintenance for your tiles, not to mention fewer issues in the future.

Energy Costs

Shingles are able to reflect the sun and heat. This means that they can regulate the roof temperature well and therefore regulate the temperature of your home. In a warmer climate like Florida, a shingled roof can help keep your home cool.


The fact is that aesthetics do matter, and you want a roof that will match the look of your home while fitting in with your personal style. Shingles come in a variety of colors and styles, giving you a lot of flexibility. You can even pick the shape and the style that will look better for your home. Some options even replicate the appearance of other roofing materials, such as slate.


You have a lot to consider when it comes to your roofing. If you want something that can protect your home from the weather, lower your energy costs, and is easy to install, shingled roofing is your best option. Call us today to ask us more about installing a shingle roof for your home so you can enjoy all its benefits!

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.