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Best Roofing Types for Your Miami FL Home

Jul 06, 2022
Regardless of the material used, roofing in South Florida often survives 20 to 30 years. Because of the extreme weather, salt air, hurricanes, and humidity.
So how do you decide which roofing material is suitable for your Miami, FL home?  Today, Istueta Roofing is sharing information regarding the most common types of roofing in the area to help you.
The cost of any roofing system(s) varies depending on the options you select as well as the style and dimensions of the building. When selecting the roofing system, it’s important to consider the price, the features and the look you want. 
So, let’s look at the various types of roofing available in your area.

Tile Roofing


Concrete Tile Roof
Concrete Tile Roof

Clay tile and cement roofs are an excellent and robust roofing system choice. Tile roofs are extremely durable and can withstand the humidity and heat of tropical climates and high winds. However, it’s important to remember that tile roofs are more costly than asphalt shingles and are not suited for all structures due to their weight.


Tile roofing in Miami, FL, provides an elegant appearance to your residence or business. These tiles come in many options and colors to match the design and style of your property. Types include roll-style mission tile, S-shaped Spanish tile, and flat interlocking tile. Other unique custom finishing pieces and shapes are also available. The various tile pieces and shapes include numerous materials, blends, textures, finishes, and colors, allowing your roof to make a statement of strength and elegance.


And in addition to machine-made tile, handmade tile provides a premium, distinctive aesthetic. Moreover, tile offers an unrivalled combination of durability and design and the added benefits of being fire resistant, which requires minimal maintenance. They are also energy efficient and recyclable in some cases.



Metal Roofing


Aluminum Metal Roof
Metal Roof – Slate Gray Color

A metal roof in Miami, FL is an exceptional roofing system that can be produced from several materials. But in South Florida, metal roofing is most often constructed from galvalume or aluminum, depending on the property’s proximity to the ocean. Greater exposure to sea salt air requires the use of aluminum that is more tolerant to corrosion.

It is an excellent choice when reroofing homes or businesses that were not designed to withstand the weight of the tile.

A properly installed metal roofing system can enjoy a life expectancy of 50+ years.

Watch some of our metal roofing videos here.


Asphalt Shingles


Shingle Roof
Shingle Roof

Asphalt shingles can be a sturdy and durable roofing option when installed correctly. They are a very cost-efficient roofing option.

A secondary water barrier is a common option for an additional underlayment that can extend the life expectancy of a new asphalt shingle roofing system. And while these shingles can be a less expensive option than others, many roofing companies in Miami, FL, now offer a selection of premium shingles that create a high-end look.

Watch some of our shingle roofing videos here.


Istueta Roofing has decades of experience in South Florida. You can rest assured that your roof will be installed properly with the highest-quality materials.


Contact us today to discuss reroofing, new construction, replacement, or maintenance for your South Florida home or commercial property.


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