Austin Roofing Guys provide high-quality roofing services throughout the greater Austin and Central Texas areas. Whether a roof has been damaged or has just exceeded its useful life, Austin Roofing Guys can replace the roof with a roofing material that fits the style of the house and the homeowner’s budget.
A good roof over your head is one of the most basic of human necessities. It should come as no surprise, then, that there are a multitude of roofing materials to choose from to accomplish that task, each with their own unique advantages and disadvantages. The two that we’re going to compare today are asphalt shingles and metal roofing. Both are popular choices, and both have unique lists of pros and cons and are best for different situations.
The staff at Austin Roofing Guys will help a homeowner choose from among the variety of roofing materials. The most popular roofing material is asphalt shingles. Asphalt shingles have a low upfront cost because the materials are less expensive than other roofing types and require no special equipment to install. However, asphalt shingles are as durable as other types of roofing materials and are susceptible to the effects of weather and climate.
Asphalt shingles are the most popular choice for roofing material in America, and for good reason. They are practical, durable, lightweight, and light on the wallet, but they still come in a wide range of various colors, styles, and designs. What more could you ask for?
Austin Roofing Guys specializes in a newer alternative to the traditional asphalt shingle, the lifetime, algae resistant, HD dimensional shingle. These shingles rate much higher than traditional asphalt shingles for resistance to wind. Austin Roofing Guys will upgrade a customer order of composition asphalt shingles to HD dimensional shingles for free.
Metal roofs are becoming more and more popular due to their unique aesthetic, low maintenance requirements, and durability. It comes in several different colors to match your home’s decor. One drawback is that not just any roofing company can install or repair a metal roof- they have to be experienced in dealing with the unique challenges that metal roofing provides. A good way to find a reputable metal roofing company in your area is to find a home in your neighborhood with a gorgeous metal roof, and knock on the door to ask who installed it.
Wood shakes are another option for roofing material. Wood shakes are especially popular for homes located in natural wooded areas. Because of their composition, wood shakes are susceptible to insect damage and do not provide a high level of fire protection. The shakes can be treated to be insect and fire resistant.
Clay tiles are a popular choice for homes built in a Mediterranean or Spanish style. Clay tiles are durable and should last a long time without replacement. Clay tiles are much heavier than asphalt shingles or wood shakes. A building may require structural reinforcement if it is going to withstand the weight of a clay tile roof.
Slate tiles are an attractive upscale roofing option. Because they come from a natural source and can be recycled when removed, slate tiles are friendly to the environment.
Austin Roofing Guys has a long list of satisfied customers. Customers have praised us for helping them through the insurance process after a storm, keeping the yard cleaning throughout the roofing process and completing a roof replacement job in only one day.
Austin Roofing Guys is an experienced, reputable roofing contractor. The family owned business’ mission is to provide high quality service and customer satisfaction and to make its customers feel as though they are part of the family.