Best Roof Types to Withstand a Hurricane

Hurricane season may have come and gone, but it’s never too early to get prepared for the next storm. If you’ve been dealing with a lot of roof problems like leaks or missing shingles, then it’s probably time to look into a full roof replacement. Similarly, if your roof is more than 20 years old, it’s likely seen better days, and it may be time to put a new roof on.

Before you start collecting estimates from roofing companies, you should know the best roof to put on your home. Beyond something that’s beautiful and durable, you need a roof that can withstand a hurricane. 

Our Top 3 Roof Recommendations for Hurricanes 

High winds are a trademark of hurricanes, and they have enough power to pull your roof apart piece by piece. In extreme cases, they can tear your roof off completely, destroying your home inside and out. However, most storm damage comes when the wind tosses things around and causes objects to fly into your roof. While no amount of hurricane prepping can fully protect your home, a quality roof will help minimize the risk of excessive roof damage.

Choosing a roof that can withstand a hurricane can be a challenge, but here are a few we recommend, and their perks:


  • Easy to maintain 
  • Can withstand winds up to 160 mph
  • Resistant to fungus and moss growth
  • Can keep your space cooler (and your electric bills lower)

Clay or Concrete

  • Last a lifetime
  • Resistant to rot, pests, and fire 
  • Can withstand winds up to 125 mph

Asphalt Architectural Shingles

If you know you need a new roof, it’s always a good idea to shop around with the goal of finding a qualified roofing contractor who will do a great job at a fair price. However, you should look into more than cost when you’re getting ready to put a new roof on your home or business. Don’t be afraid to ask about the following:

  • Proof of successful projects completed in the past
  • If the roofing company is licensed and insured
  • How the roof can stand up to a hurricane 
  • Positive reviews from other customers
  • What the customer service is like
  • If there’s financing available 
  • Who your contact will be

The more you know ahead of time, the more confident you’ll feel during the project. A new roof is a big purchase, and you should be happy with the end result. At HW Roofing, we understand the importance of a good roof over your head, and we’ll do everything we can to help you get it.

Can Your Roof Withstand a Hurricane?

Hurricanes are unpredictable, and there’s no guarantee that your roof won’t be affected by the next storm, but a new roof can help keep your home or business protected. In areas like ours that face so much harsh weather, it’s particularly important to invest in a quality, durable roof that can handle high winds. 

Want to learn a little more? Looking for a quote? Need an inspection? Contact our team today. Our roofing company serves those in St. Augustine, Jacksonville, Ponte Vedra, Ponte Vedra Beach, Nocatee, Palatka, Gainesville, and the surrounding communities in Northeast FL.