We work with 4 basic types of residential roofing: Shingles, Spanish Tile, Metal, and Wood Shake. Pictures of the roofing materials can be found in our Residential Gallery below.
Composition shingles are the best choice for a clean look at an affordable price. Shingles come in a large selection of brands, types, and colors to choose from. Relatively easy to install and versatile, occasionally shingles can be nailed in place over an existing roof, saving on labor. They require low maintenance and can be walked on without any damage. Shingles are also fire resistant.
We’ve got many shingle options to choose from:
- 20-year three-tab roof
- 25-year roof
- 30-year roof
- Lifetime Architectural Shingle
The 20-year, 25-year, and 30-year 3 tab shingles have a 60-70 mph wind rating. A 30-year and up architectural roof has a 125 mph wind rating. Prices range on the length of time you would like your roof warrantied for and if you choose to step it up with an impact resistant shingle.
Although shingles are a cost-effective and low maintenance option, the negative side is that they can blow off in high winds. With intense storms in Texas, we regularly get high winds and even hail storms. Most houses in Texas will get hit with a hail storm within 7 years. At Texas Roofing Repair, we will go through all of your options with you to find the best fit for your situation.
If your shingles need inspection, please call us today. (512) 710-5454
SPANISH TILE ROOFING
Clay roofing tile, or Spanish tile, is a good choice for your home if you would like a modern, clean look. Tile lasts a very long time… it’s expected lifespan is actually longer than the lifespan of the roofing material it rests on. It requires little maintenance, and comes in a wide variety of colors, styles, and brands. Tile will not rot or burn, but because it is a natural product, it builds algae and must be cleaned fairly regularly (about once a year).
The biggest issue with clay tile is it’s weight. Tile can be very heavy and extra roof support may be required. Although tiles are very durable, they are also a brittle product so walking on them incorrectly can break them. That makes it more difficult, and more expensive labor-wise, for maintenance such as painting or cleaning rain gutters. Roofers that work with Spanish tile are specially trained to walk on it, learning where they can and cannot step on the tile. Many times, we will use a boom lift when doing maintenance on a tile roof.
Initial installation of tile can be more complicated than other roofing materials and therefore more expensive. After installation, you will also have to have maintenance done on it yearly.
At Texas Roofing Repair, we are specially trained to work on Spanish tile roofs and can help you with any maintenance you need.
To have your Spanish tile inspected with a free estimate, contact us. (512) 710-5454
Metal roofing is a great option if you are looking for a low maintenance, less expensive option. As long as your metal roof is installed properly with no overhanging trees above the structure, it can be virtually self sufficient. Metal roofing can also last up to 100 years, so it is great for long term. If you are interested in installing one of these roofs, you will need to check with your Homeowners Association first as some do not allow you to put metal roofing on your house.
For a free quote on installing a metal roof, please call today. (512) 710-5454
WOOD SHAKE ROOFING
A wood shake roof is long-lasting, making it an ideal roofing material. Wood shake lasts at least ten years longer than roofing materials like asphalt. These types of roofs are also resistant to strong winds and are durable in heavy rains, hurricanes, hail storms, and other types of severe storms.
Wood shake roofs are energy efficient, providing a natural insulation 2 times that of asphalt shingles. It is the coolest roof temperature-wise that you can put on a house, not absorbing any radiant heat whatsoever. The top side of the shingle will get hot but the bottom side will not which allows you to conserve home cooling and heating costs, and significantly save on energy bills.
Wood shakes are not mass produced, they are individually made. Due to the nature of the wood, fire is something that worries people thinking about this type of roof. To alleviate this risk, there is an option of a fire-retardant system that can be installed underneath the attic side of your roof. It is a solution that in the event of a fire, it gets hot and expands, putting out the fire.
For a free wood shake roof estimate, call Texas Roofing Repair now. (512) 710-5454