The 5 Most Durable Roofing Materials

Every homeowner is looking to find the best roofing system that they can install to withstand the elements. Before you start the roofing installation process, it’s important to identify the best type of roofing material that will suit your home. In this article, we are going to discuss the best types of roofing materials to suit your needs.

Asphalt Shingles

Asphalt shingles remain the most popular type of roofing material. The reason that asphalt shingles are so highly favored is because they are very cost effective and offer a reasonable level of protection. Asphalt works well at protecting your home from a variety of weather conditions and they can stand up to a category three hurricane winds.


Metal is commonly used in roofing because it benefits energy efficiency, wind resistance and fire resistance. Metal roofing materials are also some of the most eco-friendly on the market.

Clay Tile

Clay tile can last for up to 100 years and it has one of the most efficient forms of drainage out of any roofing material. Clay tile remains one of the most durable choices for roofing materials in Florida’s humid, rainy climate.

Wood Shake

A wood shake shingle is traditionally thicker than regular wood shingles and they are hand cut to provide natural insulation, proper stabilization for your interior as well as an excellent lifespan. With regular maintenance, wood shakes are some of the best quality roofs that you can install.


Slate roofing materials are becoming more popular because of their durability and longevity. Based off of its reputation, it enhances the level of protection and is a traditional element for your roof.

Be sure to consider any of these top roofing materials if you are interested in installing the latest for your roof. Each of these will perform admirably when it comes to keeping you safe from the inclement conditions from Florida weather systems.

This post was written by Ted Williams! Ted is the owner of Old Time Roofing which offers roofing in St Petersburg, FL. Ted is a Master Elite Weather Stopper GAF Roofing Contractor, a double award winner of Best Steep-Slope Contractor from GAF and achiever of Master Elite Consumer Protection Excellence from GAF. He has been serving the Pinellas County area since 1978. Old Time Roofing has been a tradition in quality workmanship, servicing residential and commercial properties.