If you currently have a 3-Tab-Shingle Roof in Florida, you may want to consider getting a new roof replacement. 3-Tab-Shingle Roofs can only withstand 60-70 mph winds before they start to lift. Versus the Architectural shingles which can withstand winds from 110-130 mph. The Pros of installing a Shingle roof are: Low Cost, Light weight, and Easy to Install. Compared to Tile and Metal Roofing systems, shingles tend to cost less to install. Shingles are a lighter weight and easier to install than metal and tile roofing systems. A Con of Shingle roofs is that aging and weathering will decrease effectiveness in impact resistance and high winds.
Tile is the second best option for storm proofing your home. Tile roofs could last you between 20-30 years, if installed and maintained correctly. Tile roofs can also withstand 120-140 mph winds and hail. The Pros of having a tile roof are: Long Lasting roof system, Low Long-Term Costs, and Stylish. Because tile is heavier and more durable, this will give you less worries about a leak in the future. The Cons of getting a tile roof are: High Costs Upfront, Longer Install Time, and they are Heavier than other roofing materials.
Metal Roofs are the most trusted storm proof roofing systems available. They can last 50+ years depending on if it was properly installed and maintained by the homeowner. Metal roofs will protect your house against leaks and hurricane level winds. Many systems have wind uplift ratings of 150-160 mph. The Pros of a Metal roof are: Attractiveness, Relatively Lightweight, and will not rot, split, crack, dry-out, chip, warp, leak, unlike all other common roofing materials. The Cons of Metal roofs are: Possible cosmetic damage from hail leaving permanent dimples and Metal roofs can be as much as two or three times more expensive than other roofing materials.