Renovating your Florida home doesn’t mean the interior only. The exterior is just as important, especially the roof. It’s not only the first defense your home has against the elements but also among the first things people notice about your property.
But the building industry has no shortage of choices regarding roofing materials, which can be overwhelming. We’ve put together a list of the best roof shingles in Florida to help make your decision a little easier.
Owens Corning -Best Overall
Owens Corning is among the most popular brands in the construction industry. They offer some of the best shingles on the market, specifically designed to withstand the Florida heat, wind, and humidity.
Owens Corning offers 3-tab, asphalt, and architectural shingles. Their products are durable, high quality, and weather resistant. In fact, Consumer Reports gives their Berkshire collection a 92 overall score, the highest for a roof shingle.
While most brands manufacture several luxury styles, Owen Corning only offers one. However, they make up for it with their dimensional shingle lines.
You can get the color and look you want without sacrificing quality or durability. That’s not all. You also get a non-prorated warranty if you work with a certified roofing contractor like Posada Custom Homes.
CertainTeed – Best Luxury Shingles
CertainTeed is another leader in the construction industry, specializing in roofing, insulation, and more. They offer a wide range of shingle styles to choose from, making it easy to find the perfect match for your home. You can get fiberglass, copper, and asphalt shingles in various colors and textures.
CertainTeed’s Presidential Shake Roofing is the best luxury shingle, scoring 81, according to Consumer Reports. Their Grand Manor Roofing collection isn’t far behind, scoring 78. Both score an impressive 5/5 for strength and wind resistance.
CertainTeed also offers a non-prorated warranty that covers up to 50 years as long as you work with a certified CertainTeed installer and get an entire roof system.
Atlas – Best Budget Shingles
Atlas may not be as well-known as Owens Corning or CertainTeed, but they’re a leading manufacturer of quality construction products. They offer 3-tab, asphalt, and architectural shingles.
Like Owens Corning, they too do not provide some luxury shingle styles. However, they make up for it with their architectural shingle lines. Their StormMaster Slate roofing is one of the best budget shingles, with a score of $140 from Consumer Reports.
It scores exceptionally high in the wind and tensile strength categories, with a 5/5 in both. What sets Atlas apart from competitors is the scotch guard in some of their shingles that protect against blue-green algae and mold growth.
Iko – Best for Impact Resistance
IKO is another leader in roofing, with products available in over 25 countries. They offer 3-tab, asphalt, and architectural shingles. IKO’s Crowne Slate collection is one of the best for impact resistance, scoring 79 from Consumer Reports.
It’s able to withstand heavy traffic and severe weather conditions with an average weight of 220 lbs per 100 SQ. Unlike the rest in this list, this one comes in only two colors.
While the decision ultimately comes down to personal preference, these are some of the best roof shingles in Florida. If you’re not sure which one to have for your home, contact Posada Custom Homes. We’ll be happy to help you make the best decision for your home.
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