Texas weather is extreme to say the least. The weather can be rough on your roof and can potentially see significant wear and tear over time. This is why it is important to install the right type of shingles able to withstand the Texas elements.
Installing a new roof is expensive, so choosing the right type of shingles is beneficial for your wallet and your home investment. Here are the best types of shingles to get for the Texas homeowner.
Affordable and versatile, asphalt shingles are a great complement to your home. The two types of asphalt shingles are: organic and fiberglass. Although both materials are different, they both go through the same manufacturing process.
Organic asphalt shingles utilize cellulose from recycled paper as its backing material, while fiberglass shingles are made up of hot asphalt like crushed rock or other granulated material. Organic asphalt also provides better protection from fire.
Fiberglass tends to be the preferred option by customers due to its easy accessibility, quick installation time, and longevity. If properly installed, an asphalt roof can last up to twenty years.
Texas residents have experienced large hail and damaging winds in recent years, making a metal roof the best option for homeowners. Aluminum or copper are the two metal choices for this type of roof.
Not only is metal a durable material, but it also absorbs sunlight and heat. This is great for homeowners because it helps regulate the temperature of the home making a metal roof a great investment for your home.
Metal roofs don’t have to look like metal roofs. Roofing technology has come so far that you don’t have to worry about being stuck with a gray colored roof. Metal roofs now come in a variety of colors and styles so you can have your roof look the way you want it and with the best material on the market.
Low-maintenance and affordable, concrete tiles are another option recommended for Texan homeowners. A drawback of concrete tiles is that they are heavy and pose a problem during installation as not many homes are equipped to handle the weight.
Concrete tiles take a bit of time to heat up, but they cool down quickly. They essentially help keep the home cool which always helps produce lower utility costs. Another low-maintenance and durable option, concrete tiles are great at withstanding severe weather and extreme heat.
Tiles come in a variety of colors and styles that can help your home stand out from the rest.
The highest quality material and the most expensive, slate roofs can last for 50 years or more. Slate is considered a quarried stone meaning it’s a natural, environmentally friendly material that is extracted from a quarry.
Because slate derives from rock, it can be heavy on the roof just like the tile option. It is important to consult a roofing expert to see if your home can withstand the weight.
Another thing to consider is if a slate roof is within your budget. The average cost of a slate roof is roughly around $9,000. This type of roof is an investment, but one arguably worth the cost.
Thinking about replacing your roof’s shingles, but concerned about where to start? Contact Norwest Roofing for a free estimate. Our team of experts can help you design your perfect roof and all within your budget.