South Florida Roofing Systems
The tropical climate and severe storm systems of South Florida present unique roofing challenges to building owners, managers and architects. The ideal Florida commercial roofing system is both weather resistant and energy efficient. At Rainbow Roofing we have been at the forefront of white reflective roofing and advanced energy efficient roofing system technologies since 1985 including PVC and TPO membrane roofing. When you select one of our roofing solutions you can expect to see a return on your investment through lower energy use over time. We are relationship driven and have been satisfying our clients in Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach Counties for over 30 years.
Roofing System Materials
Whether you are re-roofing or planning new construction there are a number of options available when it comes to materials. Rainbow Roofing will provide with you our expert recommendations on the type of roofing materials that are right for your building. Things to consider include:
- Your budget
- The slope of your roof
- South Florida weather conditions
Shingles are the most common type of material used on both residential and commercial buildings. Asphalt shingles are reinforced with wood fibers or fiberglass and can last for decades. Laminated asphalt shingles are available in a number of colors that give the appearance of more expensive slate tiles.
Metal roofing materials used in commercial buildings include:
- Standing Seam
- Metal Tile
If installed properly by an experienced roofing team, metal roofing will last longer than tile and shingle roofing and is designed to withstand even South Florida’s most severe storm season well.
Tile roofing comes in a variety of styles and can be made from clay, concrete or even rubber. While clay tile is more expensive, concrete has about the same durability. Tile roofing is heavier than medal or shingle roofing and may require extra support.
White Roof Coatings
White roof coatings can reflect 70 to 80 % of the sun’s energy helping to keep your building cool and lower your energy costs. These roofing coatings contain transparent polymeric materials to make them opaque and reflective and are applied in much thicker coats than standard white paint. White reflective roofing coatings won’t work as well on a flat roof where ponding of rainwater occurs that can reduce reflectance.
If you are looking for roofing contractors, Florida has a number to choose from but few who can match our service and expertise when it comes to Roofing Systems. Call us today for an estimate.