Common Florida Homes and Their Matching Roofing Materials

When investing in a roof replacement, the top priority is selecting a roofing material that will effectively protect your home against the elements. However, you also want to choose a material that will complement your Florida home’s architectural style and enhance your curb appeal. In today’s post, Arry’s Roofing, one of the top roofing contractors in Tampa, discusses common Florida house styles and the roofing materials that best suit them.

Roofing Materials


Characterized by steep roofs, ornate wood framing, and arched entry ways, Tudor homes are loosely based on early English building traditions and emerged in the U.S. around 1890. Since they feature decorative trims, asphalt shingle roofs complement them best.

As a GAF® Master Elite™ Tampa roofer, we offer the brand’s popular Timberline® shingle roofing that can withstand severe weather conditions and blow-offs. This product is available in a wide array of colors and profiles that can mimic genuine wood shake and slate to enhance your home’s beauty. We also offer specialty asphalt shingle roofs that feature highly reflective surfaces to give you more energy savings.


A typical Mediterranean home style features an open-floor plan, low-pitched roofs, and arches over windows and doors. Introduced to North America traces in the early 20th Century, this design is reminiscent of haciendas in the Spanish New World with their red tile roofs, arches, and plastered adobe.

Clay and concrete tiles make excellent roofing material for this type of home. Our clay tiles are extremely durable, withstanding heavy rains, high winds, and fire. They also lower the amount of heat transfer in and out of your home, making it more comfortable and reducing your energy bills.


This home style incorporates simple, linear design elements. While asphalt roofs are popular choices for this architectural style, metal is becoming popular because of its ability to shed water efficiently. Similar to tile roofs, our metal roofing in Clearwater, FL, contains highly reflective surfaces that help reduce the amount of heat absorbed by your home. The longevity of this roof type makes it a sustainable option.

Whichever home style you have, you can count on Arry’s Roofing to help you find the best roof material. Call us today at (727) 938-9565 to schedule a FREE estimate.