Alternative Roofing Materials with Strong Historic Appeal

By Stacy Mellete

For any home, the roof is a significant asset, not just from a structural standpoint, but also from an aesthetic one. In addition to weather resistance, historical accuracy should also be your priority when tackling a re-roofing in Largo Florida.

Topping your home with its traditional roof is imperative to accentuating its historical character.

You shouldn’t necessarily adhere to the norm, however, when choosing your replacement roofing material. There are plenty of high-quality alternatives but don’t break the bank and let you revive your home’s signature look.

Why Choose Fiberglass-Asphalt

Composite Fiberglass-asphalt shingles emulate the appearance of slate tiles and wood shakes at a fraction of the cost. These premium products feature ultra-dimensional profiles and high-definition colors, making them practically indistinguishable from the materials they mimic.

Modern asphalt shingle products may not last quite as long as genuine slate and wood, but their durability is impressive for their price.

At Affordable Roofing Systems, we offer Tamko and GAF roofing systems because of their exceptional resilience and long-lasting beauty. Made using advanced manufacturing techniques, they are the toughest composite shingles on the market. As a Tamko Pro Installer and a GAF Master Elite™ roofing contractor in Largo Florida, our flawless work reduces the chances of premature roof failure.

Why Choose Metal

Metal may often be associated with contemporary home designs, but it can blend in with traditional architectural styles, too. Contrary to popular belief, metal doesn’t just come in vertical panels. Metal roofs are also available in shingles, shakes and tiles. Metal roofing products aren’t always crisp and sleek; stone-coated steel varieties are offered in rugged textures.

Aesthetics aside, metal roofing in Largo Florida are incredibly sturdy. They’re impervious to strong winds and heavy downpours. They stand up to the sun, resist impact and protect against fire. Metal only requires minimal maintenance and it’s surprisingly lightweight.

Either fiberglass-asphalt composite or metal makes a superior substitute to slate, wood and clay. Neither would be considered the typical material for your roof, but they could increase your home’s curb appeal and help it stay true to itself – at a fraction of the price.

Let’s reroof your home in St. Petersburg or Tampa, FL, with non-traditional materials in a historically-accurate way. Call Affordable Roofing Systems today at (813) 542-8462 for your free estimate.

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