Roof Replacement Options

A Variety of Roof Replacement Options


 

Asphalt Shingles: “Most common”  (Class IV optional)

Three basic categories of Asphalt Composite Shingles are; Architectural, Designer, and the traditional 3-tab shingles. The most popular type of roof currently in North Texas is the Architectural Laminate. Aside from enhancing the curb appeal of just about any home, these shingles are more durable than the 3-tab, and much more resistant to high winds, especially important if you own a 2-story home or higher. Composite shingles are manufactured with a blend of various roof materials. The core materials are typically multiple layers blended between asphalts and adhesives that provide durability and strength. Special additives are provided to increase the shingle’s resistance to algae, moss growth and ultraviolet degradation. The biggest advantage of composite shingles is the ability to duplicate the look of slate, shakes and various metals and coppers at an economical price.


 

Torch Down: “Very durable”  (Flat roofs)

Used on flat roofs, like commercial buildings and low slope residential homes, “torch-down” roofing is a popular alternative to classic tar-and-gravel built-up roofs. Easier and faster to install, its name is derived from the method of torching the bitumen sheets onto a fiberglass base sheet in the roofing overlap areas during torch down roofing installation. One of the big advantages of torch-down roofing is its ability to protect the roofing from rainwater. This means it is particularly beneficial for flat or low slope roofing, where rainwater could otherwise collect on the surface and cause damage.


 

Concrete Tiles: “Luxurious Appeal”  (Class IV)

More than any other roof type, the traditional tile roof is an architectural feature deserving of special attention — because the texture, color, and play of light and shadow impart a distinctive character to a building that no other roof type can match. Most people are familiar with round, red clay tiles, which create rolling or rippled patterns on the roofs of many buildings in the Southern and Western United States. However, modern innovations have allowed manufacturers to develop new styles and colors from Concrete that retain the original elegant, handmade appearance of Clay tiles while expanding their architectural range to include contemporary designs and versatility in different climates.


 

Wood Shakes: “A Beautiful Look” – Fire Hazard & Insect Issues

At one time, cedar shingles or ‘shakes’ were widely used for roofing because of their inexpensive cost. Today, these shingles are almost exclusively made of western red cedar and cost more than asphalt shingles. They are also more difficult to apply than asphalt shingles. However, the overwhelming benefit offered by wood roofing is appearance. Its beauty and elegant texture can significantly add to a home’s value and curb appeal.  However, more and more we are seeing wood roofing vanish and being replaced by alternatives such as metal or asphalt.  This is due primarily to today’s more stringent fire codes taking effect in many cities and the availability of less expensive, more energy efficient alternatives now on the market.


 

Metal Roofing: “ENERGY EFFICIENT” (Class IV)

No matter what kind of roofing style, color or finish you have now, there’s a metal roofing style to match. Today’s metal roofing looks just like common roofing material such as asphalt shingle, clay tile, cedar shake or slate. However, metal lasts at least 2 to 3 times longer. Non-metal roofing material begins to deteriorate as soon as it’s exposed to elements such as the UV rays of the sun, temperature changes, severe storms, and high winds. A metal roof will never deteriorate, and can withstand most everything thrown its way.  Metal roofing is also very energy efficient, reflecting much of the sun’s rays and keeping your attic cooler in the summer while helping insulate it in the winter months. The only downside is that metal can scratch and/or dent from large objects such as tree limbs or hail. When this happens, insurance companies may deny your claim for a roof replacement if you have signed over an ‘aesthetics’ waiver (basically stating that as long as the damage did not cause any leaks – then they are off the hook for covering it)


 

Chimneys: Flashing Repair (Brick, wood siding, other)

Safety is one of our biggest priorities when repairing your chimney. We can handle any chimney project for any type of roof.  You can call us and request a free chimney inspection. One of our trained professionals will come out to your home or business and inspect your roof and chimney and give you an expert recommendation.


 

Skylights (Vented/Fixed, Dome/Glass, Tubular, Pyramid, Automated, etc.)

Skylights are a great additional feature for your home and roof. They provide extra light and extra warmth. We will install your skylight to last a long time. There are also tax credits available for certain skylights that qualify for the EnergyStar rating.