Yes, the great state of Florida has one of the most eclectic collections of house styles in the country, ranging from classic revivals to contemporary styles. However, there are four architectural styles that have been a favorite among Floridians: Craftsman, Colonial Revival, French Second Empire Revival, and Mediterranean Revival.
If you live in any of these houses, you’re probably having second thoughts about replacing your roof. You’re probably thinking that you might ruin its “classic” look if you choose a shingle style that doesn’t go well with the house’s architectural design.
Fortunately, top Tampa roofers Arry’s Roofing offers a wide array of asphalt shingles from GAF that can blend well with various house styles. GAF is the leading roofing manufacturer in North America. To help you make a selection, here’s a guide for four house styles common in Florida:
Overview: The Craftsman is a bungalow-type house. This style is characterized by asymmetrical window and door compositions, a broad front porch, tapered columns, and low-pitched roofs with deep overhanging eaves. Some also have exposed rafters and decorative brackets. Its simple yet elegant style makes a Craftsman house one of the most loved styles all over the country.
- Timberline® – offers that simple rustic appeal of a wood shake
- Grand Sequoia® – has an extra-large design with oversized tabs for more depth and character
- Grand Canyon® – provides the ultimate rugged wood shake look
- COLONIAL REVIVAL
Overview: This is also one of the most popular house styles in the country. It is usually two or three stories high and comes with a high-pitched roof. It is also equipped with a massive chimney and adorned with multi-paned windows with shutters.
- Camelot® and Camelot II – provide that elegant appeal of pricey slate or wood shakes in an affordable asphalt shingles
- Slateline® – offers the look of beautiful slate at a fraction of the cost
- FRENCH SECOND EMPIRE REVIVAL
Overview: Typically, this style is a two-story house that is covered with patterned slate and edged with a decorative iron gallery. In addition, French Second Empire Revivals are often asymmetrical and detailed with a curved door and window lintels. But the most distinguishable aspects of this style is its mansard roof: a four-sided gambrel-style hip roof.
- Camelot and Camelot II
- Woodland ® – a designer shingle that offers depth and style to your home
- MEDITERRANEAN/TUSCAN REVIVAL
Overview: You can easily identify a Mediterranean/Tuscan Revival with its arches over the windows and doors and an open floor plan. It is also typically clad in adobe-like stucco and terra-cotta pavers. The roofs are usually flat or low-pitched.
- Monaco® – has the appearance of genuine European clay tiles
- Grand Sequoia
- Grand Canyon
If you’re interested in investing in any of these shingles for your home or if your Tampa roofing is in desperate need of attention, call Arry’s Roofing now. We’ll be happy to provide you with a FREE roofing inspection and estimate.