I live in an area where we are almost certain to get more than a couple of hurricanes each year. That makes looking for a good and solid roof even more important for us.
We used to have the regular, single layer shingles at our old home and we thought they were fine until we got a storm. Several of them blew off, and the rain was actually blown up under the others. This leaked down my walls and caused a lot of damage!
Now, we have been blessed that that is the worst we’ve had happen during any hurricane. And thank goodness for homeowners insurance!
But, now we live in another house, which needs a new roof. We are clear that we don't want the single layer, but we had entertained cedar shingles; the cost is what is holding us up.