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Metal shingles can mimic wood, asphalt, and slate roofing. These shingles are on average $1-3 per square feet less expensive than standing seam.
Wood roofing looks great with the charming Coconut Grove cottages, Craftsman- and Tudor-style homes of Coral Gables. With age, they become more silvery and sandy brown. Wood roofs can be lasted up to 50 year in dry climates, but must be treated in areas that are susceptible to fire and weatherproofed in order for them to withstand the Miami climate. Water damage causes wood roofing to wear faster in wet climates like South Florida.
Redwood, pine and cedar are popular building materials as they all repel insects. Cedar shake roofing, which averages $5-$7 per square feet, is the most widely used choice.
Clay tiles are one the most widely used roofing materials worldwide. They can be traced back over 5,000 years to the glazed earthenware rooftops of China. They cost from $10 to $18 per square ft and can last for 50 to 100 years. You have the option to choose from many styles, such as Spanish, French and Scania.
Clay tiles can last longer than most other types of roofing, even though they are more expensive to install and fix. Clay roofing is popular in Southern Florida, as it can withstand winds of up 150 miles an hour and is fire-resistant.
Slate is one of most durable roofing materials. It costs about the same as clay tiles and ranges from $9 to $20 for each square foot. It can last for 50 to 200 year. This material is not only fireproof and resists extreme temperatures and high winds but also resists impact from hail and small branches.
You have two options: natural, quarried or synthetic slate. Synthetic slate can be much cheaper and offer many of the benefits of natural.