Your roof is your home’s first and most important line of defense against the outside world. It also performs many important functions, like safeguarding the contents of your home. The right roofing system can also increase your home’s value and improve its energy efficiency. However, so many different options can make it difficult to pinpoint the best roofing system for your Florida home. Here’s what you need to know to choose the right roofing system for you.

Location

The geographic location of your house is the first thing to consider when choosing a new roof. The weather will differ depending on exactly where your Florida home is located. Hurricane-force wind speeds can exceed 150 miles per hour in many areas, so your roofing system must be able to withstand strong winds. Rain does not always fall vertically, either. You’ll want to choose a roofing system that provides an adequate moisture barrier for the type of rain you receive in your area. The sun and ocean also play an important role in the function of your roof system. Some roofing components can be more susceptible to sun damage and they can be further corroded by constant ocean spray.

Weather Conditions

Long-term weather conditions will affect the type of roofing system that may perform best. Your roofing system must be able to withstand things like rain, wind, hail, and sun for the long haul. An underperforming roof will not only need to be replaced sooner, but it can also increase your monthly energy costs. If you live in a humid climate or have several tall trees close to your home, your roof may require maintenance. A great roof protects your home’s contents and insulates against the weather outdoors.

Value

Replacing your roof is a big investment and cost is certainly a consideration, but it shouldn’t be the deciding factor. The cheapest costing roof may not always be the best or most affordable option. Are you planning to put your home on the market or are you planning on staying in your home for the long haul? It matters. If the latter is true, you may consider a cool roofing system designed to reduce heat gain. Energy Star certified roofing products can qualify you for a reasonable tax credit to help offset the cost of installation. While the credit only applies to the cost of materials, a cool roof system can reduce the amount of heat that enters your home translating to hefty monthly savings on energy costs.

If you own a West Central Florida home and your roof needs attention, contact Mitchell Roofing Company LLC today. Your roofing system defines the integrity of your home, so don’t trust it to just anyone. Call the professionals who do it right the first time and guarantee your satisfaction. Let Mitchell Roofing Company LLC give you an estimate today.