In South Florida, the building codes have been upgraded due to the area being designated as a high velocity hurricane zone which makes shingle installation procedures different from any where else. Best Florida Roofers install our shingles using inch and one quarter (1-1/4”) ring shank roofing nails at six (6) nails per shingle for stronger attachment to the roof.
Asphalt is the most popular roofing material in the U.S. In fact, four out of five homeowners choose asphalt shingles. Most asphalt shingles are made from a fiberglass base that has been soaked in asphalt and coated with mineral granules to create a durable roof covering.
There are two categories of asphalt shingles: traditional 3-tab shingles, which are more affordable and built from a single layer, and laminate or architectural shingles, which can be two or three layers. 3-tab shingles are used due to their affordability, but laminate or architectural shingles are more popular due to their durability and greater range of design options.