Roofing OptionsThere are a wide variety of roofing options available today, and it’s sometimes a difficult decision to make as to what’s best for your home. The roof installed on your home is among the most expensive home-improvement investments you’ll ever have to make. Old, or incorrect roofing materials or labor can lead to numerous and other more costly repair issues. Whether your plan is to improve your roof in preparation to sell your property or if you’re just dealing with storm damage, choosing the right roofing options initially, can yield a much better return on your investment in the long term. The question is, which type of roofing should you choose? Since there are so many roofing options on the market, we present this guide to help you make a better choice. Let Texas Star Roofing help you narrow down the choices. Whether you’re interested in some of our best sellers like an architectural style fiberglass or asphalt composition shingle, or perhaps you want to consider the higher end offerings such as standing seam or stone coated steel metal roofs. Even more roofing options include the composite faux slate or shake styles that add value and beauty to your home. There are also a full range of commercial or flat roofing products from EPDM to Modified Bitumen, or TPO membranes. This page was written to inform you on a variety of roofing types for both commercial and residential buildings. After you read through it, complete the form on your left and we’ll answer your questions and help you choose the one that’s best for your home. Also take a moment to visit our service location page to ensure that we’re able to complete your roofing project. We will be reviewing natural, asphalt, composite, metal and commercial roofing options.
Natural Roofing OptionsThe most beautiful, long-lasting and costly roofing options on the market are naturally derived. Most other roofing options work toward imitating the following natural options: Wood Shingles: Wood shingles can be comprised of many kinds of wood. However, hard woods such as redwood or cedar tend to have longer lifetimes. A quality hardwood roof can last up to 50 years. Many of the municipalities in the Dallas-Fort Worth area have outlawed the use of wood shingles due to fire hazard. Even if you currently have wood shingles installed on your roof, check with your city government offices to see if you will be able to proceed with a new installation. Read More >>> Slate Shingles: If you are considering an American-made product, slate is an excellent option. It is quarried in the Northeastern United States and easily lasts up to 50 years. It has become popular for its earthy, yet refined appearance. Slate is the most expensive roofing option on the market; however, the value it can add to your home, its durability, and longevity make it cost efficient in the long run. Read More >>> Concrete Tile: Concrete Tile shingles are an exotic ode to Spanish architecture. They are generally comprised of whatever natural materials are in the immediate area. Thus, you can find slate, clay or any such variety of tiles on the market. With the exception of copper, tile is the most durable natural roofing option available, having a lifespan of up to 80 years. Read More >>> Rubber Roofing: Rubber roofing can be quite beautiful. It is the least expensive of natural roofing options, and it is environmentally friendly. Rubber roofing is made from recycled tires, slate dust and saw dust. With a lifespan of 75 years or longer, it rivals tile in longevity. Generally, rubber roofing comes with a 30-year guarantee, meaning it should need no shingle replacement for that time frame. It is also common for rubber roofing to carry a lifetime warranty. Read More >>>
Low-Cost, High-Quality Faux Roofing OptionsCost, durability and functionality can play a major role in your roofing choice. While the look of high-end natural roofing styles are nice, you need to be prepared for initial cost and upkeep. However, if you wish to have the look without the fuss you might consider one of the following options: Asphalt Roofing: Asphalt roofing shingles are a widely used and trusted option. They are fairly inexpensive and have a clean uniform appearance. Asphalt roofing is composed entirely of glass fiber mats that are saturated with asphalt and covered in granules. They tend to be lightweight and relatively durable. Read More >>> Architectural or Laminated Roofing: Architectural roofing is an asphalt type roofing ideal for homeowners and commercial property owners, who would like one of the highest quality faux roofing options available. In the roofing world, it’s where function meets style. Startling three-dimensional designs place architectural roofing in the realm of functional art. Practical manufacturing processes have birthed varieties that resist mold and algae growth, insulate and deflect light. Be it the look of wood, tile or slate, architectural roofing has a host of varieties that can meet your needs at a practical cost. It is worth noting that architectural roofing shingles and traditional asphalt share many qualities in common. Perhaps the largest variance is that traditional asphalt shingles lack the extreme visual impact of their high-tech counterpart. Read More >>> Composite Roofing: Composite roofing is comprised from recycled rubber, plastic or a combination of the two. Composites are far more durable than asphalt-based shingles. Warranties on composites can reach up to 50 years. Composite roofing is stunning and cost-efficient. Once installed, it is also virtually indistinguishable from the real thing. There is a huge market for composites, as such, the options range from LEED recognized brands, to ‘class A’ fire-resistant composites with a ‘class 4’ impact-resistance rating. Read More >>> Metal Roofing: Metal roofing is a broad term that covers the styles and materials one can choose from when outfitting your roof with metal. We have come a long way with metal roofing design; there are various styles of metal roofing now available:
- Vertical Panels or Standing Seam
- Metal Shake
- Metal Tile
- Metal Shingle/Slate
- Corrugated galvanized steel is little more than raw wrought iron steel coated with zinc. It is generally used in corrugated sheets and is one of the most common metal roofing types available.
- Stainless steel is often chosen for its aesthetics. However, it serves a more functional purpose since it is well suited for harsher climates. It is most commonly available in seam profiles, but shingles are another, more decorative option.
- Stone coated steel was originally designed in World War II for use in reconstructing damaged buildings and increasing their safety. It has a beautiful ceramic appearance and is created by using an emulsion coating of zinc and aluminum-bound stone granules coated with an acrylic gel overlay. The coating is virtually impossible to remove and is extremely durable.