The Right Supply for Your Home

There are many roofing supply groups in the Austin, TX area. They carry various and assorted products that range from old school to popular engineered materials. Green roofs are new and in demand and there are literally aisles filled with choices and concerns.

Before subcoming to the urge to drown your head in a small bucket, ask a knowledgeable clerk about different material options for your particular home that will stand-up to the sometimes blazing heat that permeates Austin. There are many different reasons that consumers choose different roofing materials. Here are a few pros and cons for various and popular choices.

Composition Shingles: Composition shingles are a good choice for a clean look at an affordable price. Most roofing supply groups will carry many different options and colors along this vein. High-quality versions are made from asphalt or fiberglass. Fiberglass offers a more durable option and may be available with recycled content. They are versatile and adapt to make different applications. Installation is relatively easy and they can be nailed in place over an existing roof. Most materials are Class A fireproof and can be walked on without damaging the material. Negatively, composition shingles can blow off in high winds, they are easy to scar if hot and, aesthetically, it doesn’t have the dimensional look of tile or shake.

Wood Shake: Wood shakes offer a natural look and have a lot of character. The variations in the wood make each individual roof unique and beautiful. Wood offers various energy benefits as it insulates attics and allows the house to breathe, circulating the air through small openings under the felt rows. Wood shakes require proper maintenance and repair or they will not last as long as their counterparts. The lifecycle of a shake may be high but old shakes cannot be recycled. Mold, rot and insects can be a problem. Lastly, most wood shakes are not updated for fire codes and can be complicated to install.

Clay Roofing Tile: Many supply groups in the Austin area are familiar with clay roofing materials. Tiles last a long time. They are expected to last longer than the lifespan of the material on which the roof rests. Tile won’t rot or burn and it cannot be harmed by insects. The biggest drawback to play is its weight. Depending on the material, tile can be very heavy- so heavy that it requires extra roof support. Initial installation can be more complicated and the tiles can cost more than their composite counterparts.

Metal Roofing: Metal roofs are making a comeback. Standing-seam steel roofing in the most popular residential roofing today. Metal roofs can be made to resemble wood shakes, clay tiles, shingles and Victorian metal tiles. Aluminum and coated steel are formed into individual shingles to mimic a traditional composite roof. Metal roofs are durable, fire retardant and almost maintenance-free. They are also energy efficient as metal reflects heat and blocks its transfer to the attic. Installing metal roofing is a process best left to professionals. The initial cost is higher than most roofing materials.

Most roofing supply groups are happy to help you with your general questions. Austin, TX is full of interesting roof options and experienced professionals. There is no reason to get overwhelmed or to overpay!

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