A building’s roof and walls give its occupants maximum protection from heat, wind, and water. Hence, it is essential to pay attention to a roof’s condition at the time of remodeling. It is equally essential to consider the texture of roofing materials based on your requirements during the remodeling of a house or the construction of a new house. Florida Lumber is aware of the different requirements of homeowners and offers premium-quality roofing materials to satisfy different needs. With a supply of durable building materials and accessories, Florida Lumber has become the most reliable roof materials supplier in Miami.

1. Roof Shingles

Asphalt shingles have become the most popular roofing material in the USA. This type of roofing material offers effective protection in all types of environmental conditions. These shingles are available in varying looks. The commonly available roofing shingles look like square tabs. However, you may use ‘architectural’ or ‘designer’ shingles to enhance the look of a structure.

Advantages of Roof Shingles

  • Asphalt shingles offer an ideal fit on steep-sloped structures. However, it is possible to shed any type of roof using asphalt shingles.
  • These shingles help to build a roof cost-effectively.
  • These shingles come in a diverse array of colors and sizes.
  • This versatile roofing material can be used for different applications.
  • It is easier to cut these shingles in desired shapes. It is also easy to fasten and fit these shingles.
  • These shingles are easier to maintain and do not require any accessory for vent-flashings, wall-terminations, chimneys or roof edges.
  • The roofs covered with asphalt shingles remain lightweight.
  • Florida Lumber brings asphalt shingles with Class-A fire protection.

2. Roofing Paper

A roofing underlayment delivers adequate protection to the interior of your house. It works as a protective barrier between the roof and the interior of your house. The roofing/felt paper is a type of underlayment that the National Roofing Contractors Association suggests for every housing project. This paper is built using wood and fiberglass. It is coated on the exterior with a water-repellant asphalt coating. The interior surface remains breathable for maximum comfort.

Advantages of Roofing Paper

  • The water-repellant surface of roofing paper prevents the growth of mold or water leakage. It works as a protective layer that is present between the roof deck and shingles. It seals all the nooks and crannies and prevents water permeation.
  • This paper may work as a cover if the shingles fall off during a storm, offering protection until the roof can be fully repaired.
  • The presence of ‘felt paper’ as underlayment helps homeowners meet Class-A fire requirements.
  • This paper prevents the leakage of resin from the wooden deck and prevents the staining of shingles.

3. Drip Edge

The drip-edge is a protective metal sheath that is installed under the shingles around the edge of a roof. This metal sheathing can protect the roof from damages stemming from moisture.

Advantages of Drip Edge

The drip edge covers the gap that is present between the roofing materials and the roof deck. A high-end roofing material of any type may drive the rainwater down the roof. However, there may be a small opening present between the edge of a slanted roof and the wall. The water may seep through this opening. The drip edge prevents the water from seeping through this opening and causing damage to the structure due to excess moisture it creates.

4. Roof Flashing

The roof flashing gives protection to the potential weak points that may be present on a flat/sloped roof. It is usually installed along the edges or valleys of a roof and around the protrusions, such as chimneys.

Advantages of Roof Flashing

  • The lead flashing works as an excellent barrier to the leakage of water.
  • It is possible to mold these flashings in different shapes in accordance with a roof’s size or shape.
  • The contraction and expansion capacity of the lead flashing increases the durability of this material.

Florida Lumber has a collection of premium-quality roof materials to satisfy the requirements of all homeowners when constructing, remodeling or repairing the roof of a building.