Most Texas residential roofing jobs involve steep slope roofs. Here are some of the most popular residential roofing products and systems available in Texas area:
Asphalt Composition Shingle Roofing
Asphalt composition shingles are the most common and also the most affordable type of residential roofing. They are made of an organic or fiberglass mat soaked in asphalt and covered with mineral bits. Composition shingles are available in a wide variety of colors and types. The main drawback to composition shingles is the fact that they can lift off in high winds. Self-sealing shingles have a strip of adhesive on the bottom that fastens them to the shingle below, helping prevent this from happening.
Concrete Tile Roofing
Concrete tile roofing is now being manufactured in many different varieties. Concrete tile tends to be durable, offer good fire protection, and not be overly susceptible to rotting or insect problems. It is heavy, though, and may require the roof to have some extra support structure. Concrete tile roofing is usually more expensive than composition shingles but cheaper than slate.
Clay Tile Roofing
Clay tile roofing is the obvious choice for homes with a Southwestern look. It is more expensive than some kinds of roofing, but it is long-lasting and resistant to fire, insects and rotting. One drawback is that it is easily broken when stepped on, which complicates maintenance. Clay tile roofing is also heavy, requiring the roof to have a strong support structure.
Slate roofing is an expensive choice, but it offers a beautiful, natural look. Made from actual slices of rock, it is durable, offers good fire protection, and is resistant to rotting and insect problems. Slate roofing comes in a wide variety of colors, only limited by nature. It is heavy and therefore may require extra support structure.
Metal roofing is available in a wide variety of colors and patterns, including patterns made to look like shingles, tiles, or wood shakes. It is one of the more expensive roofing materials up front, but the benefit is that metal roofing requires virtually no maintenance. It is light enough to be installed over an existing roof, and it is fire-resistant and long-lasting.
Wood shake roofing offers a beautiful, natural look. Wood shakes provide good energy efficiency, but they also require a lot of maintenance in order to extend the life of the roof. If not regularly maintained, they can be vulnerable to insects, rotting, and mold problems. They also do not offer the level of fire protection that other roofs do, though wood shakes that have been pressure treated with fire retardant are somewhat better. Some areas do not allow wood shake roofing, regardless of its fire rating.
No matter your kind of roof, we at Allied Roof solution have the xperience and solution for your need. Call us today