Popular Florida Home Styles: Roofing Materials

When replacing your roof, make sure it matches the architectural style of your home. This will give your home an authentic look. Reggie Reed Roofing offers a variety of roofing styles and materials that can be matched to your exterior.

Asphalt Shingles

Asphalt shingles are today’s most preferred roofing material. With a sloped roof, they can match any architectural style and offer the perfect balance of affordability, durability and aesthetics. Three-tab asphaltshingles are great for homes with traditional architecture and square floor plans such as Colonial Revival or Federal. Dimensional shingles such as the GAF Timberline(r), which are made from wood shakes, are best suited for homes built in more traditional styles like Victorian, Craftsman or Gothic Revival.


Metal can be used as a roofing material in many different ways. Metal roofs can be made in many styles, such as the traditional standing-seam design. Stone-coated metal roofing is what we recommend if you want to keep a traditional look but still enjoy the many benefits of metal roofing .


The distinctive feature of Mediterranean or Spanish architecture is tile roofs. Warm red colors complement stucco siding, wrought-metal windows and stucco siding. Tile roofs can be seamlessly adapted for homes with large floor plans and gently sloped roofs (e.g. Ranch-style) We offer concrete tiles in addition to traditional clay tiles. They are also cheaper and just as strong.

Flat Roofs

Contemporary architecture is dominated by flat and low-slope roofing. There are two types of flat roofing options depending on the purpose of your roof. These are traditional built-up roofing, also known as “gravel roofing”, and modified bitumen roofing. This is ideal for roofs that will see a lot of foot traffic. EPDM and TPO, which are single-ply solutions for thin roofs, are more energy-efficient due to the outer layers that reflect sunlight. This reduces heat absorption through the roof.

Reggie Reed Roofing can match any home style. To schedule an in-home consultation, call us at (727) 479-5704. We are available to serve Tarpon Springs, as well as the surrounding areas such as Tampa and Palm Harbor.

This post was written by Reggie Reed! Reggie is a state-certified roofing contractor and co-owner of Reggie Reed Roofing, the best Roofing Company in Pinellas County. He is a 4th generation roofing contractor. RR Roofing offers a wide variety of roofing services for residential homes, apartment complexes, condos, commercial buildings, churches, and more. Reggie enjoys dedicating his spare time to helping underprivileged youth in his community and traveling with his family and friends.