New Residential Roofs - Which Type is Best For You?
A roofing system is the single most vital aspect of any home. For, it is what protects you, your family, and your belongings from the elements (and, in Texas, the elements can sometimes be harsh.) So, at Countrywide Roofing LLC, we want to be sure that your new roof will withstand the elements including high winds, rain, hail, and the hot Texas sun. For this reason, Countrywide Roofing LLC uses the highest quality materials for every residential roof we install.
We know there is a lot to consider when selecting what type of new roof you, as the customer, choose to install. There is always the architectural design to consider, as well as the curb appeal. However, probably the most important aspect to consider is the durability, as well as the cost. Since there are so many types of new roofs on the market, we realize you might need some assistance on deciding just which type of new roof is best for your home. At Countrywide Roofing LLC, we will be happy to help you make that decision. Just call Countrywide Roofing at 832 466 4984.
Here are the most commonly used choices available for new roofs in Texas.
Slate Roofs - Slate is perhaps the most indestructible type of roofing one can choose. It comes in several different designs and colors and is a natural choice. Although Slate can be expensive, there are many types of synthetic products that have the look of natural slate, without the cost.
Composition Roofs - Composition shingles are made of a fiberglass mat at their core. The exterior is an asphalt coating that is weather resistant. Embedded in the exterior is crushed rock. Composition shingles are very popular because the styles and choices available with the material give lots of options to homeowners. The more inexpensive roofing options are plain shingles that are flat. Often, homeowners choose to purchase three-dimensional shingles for a more aesthetically pleasing style. Some thicker, even more expensive shingles look like historical cedar wood shingles. Composition shingle roofs can last between 15 and 30 years, which often fits the budget and time frame of homeowners who need a roof replacement.
Wood Shingles / Shakes - Wood shakes are a look that was very popular a few decades ago. Many still love the look (which can be re-created with many of the newer / safer roofing products available.) The photo to the left is a vinyl shingle made to recreate the look of the wooden shingle. Real wood shingles are made out of redwood, cedar, pine and other wood types. Many local building codes restrict the use of wood shingles and shakes because of concerns of a fire hazard.