Roof Materials

Which Roof Materials Should You Choose for Your Multi-Family Project?

5 Common Roof Materials For Your Multi-Family Development Project

5 Common Roof Materials For Your Multi-Family Development Project

When designing, there are many different options to choose from when it comes to roofing materials. As your multi-family builders in Tampa, we know that it’s important for you to choose materials that are visually appealing as well as extremely durable. Key factors to look for are materials that will assist in heating, cooling, and protection from weather elements.

1. Asphalt

Asphalt Shingles

Asphalt is one of the more common types of roofing materials around. It comes with a nice variety of colors, and fits in with almost any home style. The material is made from fiberglass that is topped with asphalt and mineral granules. Asphalt is fire resistant, inexpensive, and easy to replace.

2. Slate


Slate is a unique and uncommon roofing material that is a type of rock. It is natural, durable, and fire and wind resistant. It is a heavy material that requires a reinforced frame, but the end result will give your home an elegant and eye catching look.

3. Metal

metal use

Metal roofs are becoming more and more popular. Metal helps reduce cooling costs because it reflects solar rays. They are very durable and can last decades. Metal is fire resistant, environmentally friendly, and recyclable, and can come in the forms of aluminum, copper, or steel.

4. Concrete/Clay/Terra Cotta


These roofing shingles are usually found on Mediterranean or European style homes. They reflect solar rays, are durable, and fire resistant. They are also a fun material, coming in different colors and textures. Just like with slate, these roofing materials are heavy and usually require a reinforced roof frame.

5. Wood


Wood shingles come in different all different types. Some popular options are redwood, pine, or cedar. Wood is usually used on homes that are looking for more of a cottage or rustic feel. A roof made from wood shingles can look amazing, but there are a few cons. Wood has a short life span and requires frequent maintenance to avoid mold and rot. Most importantly, because wood roofing materials are Class C rated or have no rating for fire resistance, it is important that you speak to a Tampa multi-family construction company before choosing this roof type.

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