Installing Asphalt Shingle Roof

Is it time to replace your roof or you notice signs of roofing damage? When it comes to roofing materials, the truth is that all roofs are 'good.'

That said, our professional roofers understand from personal and professional experience that certain roof types are better suited for certain environments. For example, some are more durable against the elements, some provide a better lifespan, and some come at an affordable cost, (yet still don't sacrifice quality).

It's important to note that every region has its own climate and culture, and property owners want to be sure that what they choose will complement their property.

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The Best Roof Types

If you're looking for a quote for a roof replacement service, there are various roofing types to research and have a good understanding of. Some of the best roof types for the state of Texas include asphalt shingles, clay tiles, slate tiles, and metal roofing.

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Asphalt Roofing

Asphalt shingles are hands down the most common roof style for both commercial and residential properties found in the United States. They come in a variety of colors and styles at various prices, giving property owners plenty of options when it comes to finding the right look for their home or business. Read more info here for the different types of asphalt shingles that are perfect for your roof.

Beyond their aesthetic appeal, asphalt shingles are also fire-resistant. This increases their value greatly, as they give the home added protection. Another factor adding to their value is that asphalt shingles are more energy-efficient than alternative options and are incredibly resistant to high winds (a new improvement in recent years).  

Considering how versatile and cost-effective asphalt shingle roofs are, it’s no surprise that they are widely regarded as the most popular type of roof in the United States. They usually come with a warranty of between 20 and 40 years.

So if you're planning on investing in a roof, we highly recommend asphalt shingles!

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Clay & Slate Tile Roofing

Clay and slate tiles come with an incredible amount of aesthetic appeal. While this option is more costly in the beginning, clients will ultimately save money in the long run. They are incredibly durable, allowing homeowners to spend less on maintenance and roof fixes. They also help keep energy bills low with their elite insulation capabilities.  

Clay and slate tile roofs naturally resist rot, mold, insects, and even fires. They also absorb less heat than other roofing systems, meaning that they will cool down faster on excessively hot days. Best of all, they are known to last for up to 150 years. As such, they typically come with 50-year warranties. 

An important consideration with clay and slate tiles, however, is that they are a bit heavier than other roofing systems. As such, a home may need additional weight support in order to install a clay and slate roof system safely.

For this reason, it is vital to have the property inspected by a certified construction company before going forward with any roof installations. Take a look at our 4 things to know about getting a slate roof article for more valuable information the topic of tile roofs.

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Metal Roofing

In recent years, metal roofing systems have become increasingly popular in Texas. As both an incredibly versatile and durable roofing option, these roofing systems provide property owners with both efficiency and aesthetic appeal simultaneously.

There are different types of metal roofing styles and their estimated price windows. In that article, we go into more detail of the pros and cons of each kind of metal roof, but here's a brief summary:

  • Aluminum Roofing: $300-600
  • Copper Roofing: $1,000-$2,000
  • Corrugated Metal Roofing: $150-$250
  • Standing Seam Roofing: $40-$140
  • Steel Roofing: $300-$500
  • Tin Roofing: $300-$1500
  • Zinc Roofing: $600-$1200

Of course, the price windows listed above for each metal roof type will fluctuate over time. You should check approximate metal roofing cost here.

When choosing a roofing system in Texas, one must account for the various types of weather we get year-round. Metal roofing systems come with the advantage of being able to deflect the sun’s powerful rays, keeping homes cool throughout the hot summer months. This makes for a much more energy-efficient solution than asphalt.

They are also the ideal roofing option for fending off more unpleasant weather conditions, such as high winds, heavy rains, hail, or roof leak issues. Metal roofs are also great for handling snow and will not crack like asphalt shingles tend to do.

Like clay and slate tile roofing, metal roofing is known to last for a very long time. They typically come with warranties of 40 years or longer.

Here's some information about the minimum slope of a metal roof.

Other Roof Types

There are other types of roofs that you should be aware of that are well-suited to residential, commercial, and industrial properties alike. Please talk with your local roofing contractors about which roofing type suits your needs best:

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We Can Help You Choose the Best Roof Type!

When installing or replacing a roof, there are multiple factors that property owners must consider. Before making any decisions regarding a roofing service, it is a good idea for property owners to reach out to an experienced roofing company to ensure they receive the most quality and cost effective option. Here are 4 tips for choosing a roof type to help get you started.

At our roofing company, we provide our clients with only the best materials available, setting them up for years of happy living. Take a look at our main roof types page here.

Why Choose LOA?

What makes our company stand out from the competition? LOA has recently been honored as among the Top 100 Roofing Contractors in the country! Our team serves the Austin, Houston, San Antonio, and Temple, Killeen, and Belton, TX areas and beyond.

Additionally, we have nearly 500 five-star Google Reviews that attest to the quality of our services. Our team is fully licensed and experienced when it comes to roof installations, repairs, storm damage, windows, gutter systems, and more.

We also focus on integrity with every project we handle. This means that we will always provide an honest assessment of your roof's condition, and won't pressure you to replace your roof if a repair is all that's needed. More info in our should I repair or replace my roof article?

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Contact LOA

Need a roof inspection? Please contact our roofing team today about installations or repairs for asphalt shingles, metal roofs, or clay and slate tiles.

Besides residential and commercial roofing services, we also provide services for roof coatings, maintenance, repairs from storm and hail damage, emergency roof repairs, and more. Request an appointment here.

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