5 Roofing Facts You Need to Know

Posted on November 28, 2022 in by Brigitte Sinoradzki

At Bison Roofing and Solar, we like to put ourselves in our client’s shoes to simplify the installation process of a new roof and solar. Just like when it comes to investing in anything for a household, we expect our clients to select the product and company that best aligns with their interests and needs.

We created a list of roofing facts our community may need to know to make educated purchasing decisions…

Roofing FactsRoofing Facts for Choosing the Best Roof for Your Home 


  • The Most Popular Roof Isn’t Always the Best Roof for You

The best roofing material for your home depends on the climate in which you live. South Florida’s most common roof is Tile because of its known durability in the Florida heat. However, some might not know that Metal roofing is also an acceptable choice for a South Florida home because of its durability and long life span.

The Metal Roofing Alliance explains that “a metal roof can last up to 50+ years or more with little maintenance, can often be repainted versus replaced, and may even increase the resale of your home.”

While Tile is more common and still a great choice, Metal roofing offers longevity. It is best to research different roofing materials and find the best fit for your needs! At Bison Roofing and Solar, we pride ourselves on using only the best quality materials, no matter what roof our clients need. We install Shingle, Tile, Metal, and Flat roofing.


  • There are Eco-Friendly Roofs!

For our Eco-Friendly clients, the metal roof may be the best option. The Metal Roofing Alliance explains that since Metal Roofing is 100% recyclable, it is considered “the most environmentally friendly and sustainable roofing material available.”

Additionally, the Eco-Friendly option may benefit your pocket as well. Oak Ridge National Laboratory conducted a study that concluded that Metal Roofing could reduce energy costs by 40%. The study found that heat-deflecting metal coatings in metal roofing are “highly effective in reducing the heat flows,” which would enter the roof, ceiling, and, ultimately, the home. Metal roofing gives your energy source a break in cooling off your home!

Roofing Facts for Maintaining Your Roof


  • You Should Inspect Your Roof After a Storm

Routine checks of your roofing could save your roof from significant damage. American Family Insurance explains the importance of being proactive: “waiting for a leak or damage to present itself gives the problem time to grow or worsen.”

American Family Insurance suggests to look for signs like:

Shingle: Loose, cracked, or blistering shingles.

Tile: Broken or chipped tiles

Metal: Rusting or Significant Dents

Flat: Pools of Water


  • The Quality of Your Gutters Can Affect Your Roof 

Neglecting to take proper care of your gutters could harm your roof. American Family Insurance suggests: “If a gutter can’t effectively take water from the roof to its intended destination on the ground, it could gather around your home’s foundation.”

Additionally, gutters can fill with debris, “if your gutters are full of debris, the debris could gather on the roof leading to the deterioration of roofing material and leaks.”

After selecting and installing the best roof for your needs, it is essential to maintain your roof to last!

Roofing Facts about Costs for a New Roof 


  •  You Don’t Need to Pay for Your New Roof All at Once

At Bison Roofing and Solar, we offer a free roofing estimate. Additionally, we are proud to partner with financial institutions in order to set up a payment plan that works for your budget. We are happy to make affordable roofing accessible to almost everyone.

As you can see, regarding roofing and solar, one size does not fit all; that goes for products and companies! However, at Bison, we strive to cater to all customers. Once we gather our customers’ interests and needs, we strategize personalized payment plans and installation processes for our clients to keep their lives simple.

With over 500 installations and a 4.7 Google Rating, Bison Roofing and Solar understand you have other things to worry about, so let us take care of what we do best. Contact us today!