Shingle roofs are the favorite choice of roofing for US homes. The beauty of shingle goes well beyond its appearance and includes the fact that damage is easily spotted and repairs can be as localized as a single shingle being replaced. Costs vary depending on the materials and the underlay used to ensure that the end result is waterproof and heat efficient but for jobs large or small we can talk you through your best options when it comes to the classic shingle roof.
Asphalt shingles are one of the more economical options with the flexibility of a huge range of colors to choose from. They're tough underfoot which can be a bonus if you have less than careful maintenance staff up there on the roof checking gutters or aircon units. They are durable but in the Texan sun they tend to fade and lifespan is usually around twenty years. There's also the risk of the black marks from algae growth but talk to us about anti algae shingles made with copper granules that naturally prevent growth. While asphalt shingles are a time honored favorite they're far from the only game in town as modern synthetic shingles made from rubber, plastic, and polymers offer amazing performance at a great price point.
Slate shingles are undoubtedly classy and a classic natural look that doesn't rot. They're tough and both the shingles themselves and their natural good looks will last a lifetime so it's no surprise that they continue to be popular. They're heavier than asphalt shingles and that means they have to be installed with care on the right sub frame but we've got that covered for you and will ensure that the framing is up to the job. Natural slate shingles look fantastic and come in a variety of colors to suit your property.
Wood shingles and shakes offer a timeless and natural look and come in a variety of timbers including the ever popular cedar, and southern pine. While they are forbidden in some areas due to the fire risk modern shakes and shingles can be supplied which have been treated with a fire resistant coating so you can benefit from their looks without fear. Shingles are machine cut and more uniform in appearance than shakes which are usually hand cut and rougher looking for a rustic style.
If your property has hints of Spanish or Mediterranean styling then ceramic tiles are worth a look. Beautiful and traditional clay tiles are durable and last well in our local climate which is one of the reasons you see clay tiles used for hundreds of years in the Sun Belt. They are heavier and more costly than asphalt but should last three times as long and our skilled roofers can ensure that the underlay and frame are good enough to hold them firmly in place. Clay tiles are naturally fireproof and won't fade so those great looks will last a lifetime. Ask to see our catalogs of elegant, traditional clay tiles.