Roofing Decisions 2: Selecting Your Roof Material

In the first entry of this two-part series, we discussed the key factors to consider when replacing your roof. Now let’s look at the features and benefits of some common roof materials so you can make an informed decision.

Roof Material

As the top Clearwater roofing experts, Arry’s Roofing Services offers three distinct materials for residential roofing – shingle, metal, and tile. Here’s what you need to know about these materials and their benefits to your home:


This is the most common roof material used in the country today. Its life expectancy ranges from 10 to 20 years with proper installation. We work with GAF® to offer a full lineup of shingle options based on the needs of your home. Our shingle roofs come in a variety of colors and styles to upgrade the design of your home’s exterior.

We can also install GAF’s Advanced Protection™ Shingle, which combines the best of weight and performance that modern manufacturing technology can provide.


Metal roofs are growing fast in demand thanks to their durability, unique appeal, and matchless protection against the elements. In addition, metal roofs work well with a variety of architectural styles, and are among the most energy efficient options on the market today. With proper installation, your metal roof can last as long as your house. Like other materials, metal roofs are available in various styles and colors to match the façade of your home.


This material comes in two variations – clay and concrete. There isn’t much difference between them, except for the manufacturing process and method. They both offer more styles and colors than other roofing materials, so you get to enjoy great curb appeal. A well-constructed clay or concrete tile roof can last more than 50 years. That’s why we use Class A fire rated tiles, which can resist hail stones of up to 2 inches. Tiles can also help lower your energy costs since they reduce heat transfer through air circulating under them.

The right roof material will protect your home and define its exterior style. Let the St. Petersburg roofing specialists work with you to choose the best option for your home. We strive to ensure a smooth roof replacement process for you, from start to finish.

Call Arry’s Roofing today at (727) 938-9565 to schedule a FREE roof inspection and estimate. You can also fill out our online form and we will get back to you shortly.