Dallas Roofing – Types of Roofs
We know the types of roofs that work best with the North Texas climate.
Asphalt Shingle Roofing – Install or Replace
Asphalt shingles are the most common type of shingle roof – and have the most reasonable price. Asphalt shingles are rated in different years of life. Shingles are available from 20 year to 50 year span. There are also life time shingles. The cost of asphalt shingles will vary depending on what material we use. Two additional terms used in the roofing business: three tab shingles and architectural shingles.
Physical Difference between Architectural Shingles and Three Tab Shingles
Architectural (also known as dimensional, laminated or composite shingles) shingles are constructed with a heavier base mat; multiple layers of material are adhered to the base.
This gives architectural shingles a layered or 3 dimensional look. Architectural shingles weigh almost 50% more than the 3 tab shingles.
The standard three tab shingle contains a flat layer with no dimensional “thickness” to it.
Wood or Shake Shingles Roofing – Repair, Install or Replace
Wood and shake shingles are made from cedar, redwood, southern pine and other woods; their natural look is popular in California, the Northwest and parts of the Midwest.
Wood shingles are made with machine saws. Shakes are handmade and rougher looking. A point to consider: Some local building codes limit the use of wood shingles and shakes because of concerns about fire resistance.
Metal Roofing – Repair, Install or Replace
Primarily thought of as a low-slope roofing material, metal roofing is a roofing alternative for home and building owners with steep-slope roofs.Metal roofs are more expensive but last 40 to 70 years, depending on the material. Traditional asphalt roofing materials have an estimated life expectancy of roughly 12 to 20 years.
There are two types of metal roofing products: panels and shingles. Numerous metal panel shapes and configurations exist. Metal shingles typically are intended to simulate traditional roof coverings, such as wood shakes, shingles and tile. Along with metal roofing long-lasting quality, metal shingles are relatively lightweight; and have a greater resistance to adverse weather.
Metal roofs can be a design choice, are aesthetically pleasing and add to the value of your home.
Tile Roofing – Repair, Install or Replace
Clay tiles or concrete tiles – Tile roofing is a durable roofing material. Mission and Spanish-style round-topped tiles are used widely in the Southwest and Florida, and flat styles also are available to create French and English looks.
Tile is available in a variety of colors and finishes. And, tile is heavy. If you are replacing another type of roof system with tile, we will need to verify that the structure can support the load.
Slate Roofing – Repair, Install or Replace
Slate roofing material is quarried in the United States in Vermont, New York, Pennsylvania and Virginia. It is available in different colors and grades, depending on its origin. Considered virtually indestructible, it is, however, more expensive than other roofing materials. In addition, its application requires special skill and experience. Many old homes, especially in the Northeast, still are protected by this long-lasting roofing material.
Flat, Foam, or Single Ply Roofing
These roofs include built-up roofs, tar and gravel, bitumen, foam, etc.
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