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What Are The 4 Most Popular Roof Styles In Texas?

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There are two things that Texas homeowners must consider when they are deciding on a roof for their houses. The first factor to consider is the quality of the materials that will be used on the roof and also the style of roof they are planning to install on the structure. With a climate that is known for having scorching summers, and temperatures easily 100 degrees F, the style of the roof chosen must be taken seriously.

So, what is the preferred roofing style for companies in Texas? The roofing standards increase each year along with the heat, and the choices have expanded. The following will provide more information about the four different roofing styles that are typically used in Texas.

Metal Roofs

In the state of Texas, one of the most popular roofs are metal roofs. These are popular among homeowners for various reasons. Metal roofs are available in a variety of configurations and shapes. In fact, metal roofs can be designed, constructed and installed to imitate roofs that are made from shingles.

Metal roofs are also considered aesthetically pleasing and are energy efficient. With a range of color options, homeowners can find the perfect metal roof to complement the exterior and increase the value of the home.

Metal is more durable than wood shakes and shingles, and with proper maintenance, this type of roof can easily last for several decades. It is also Eco-friendly, and the metal can be repurposed later.

Shingle Roofs

The is not only the most popular choice for roof styles in Texas but also around the country. It is an inexpensive option. It is a material and roofing style that has a relatively long lifespan. Shingle roofing can be installed quickly, and the entire project can be completed in a predictable amount of time. As with metal roofs, shingle roofs can be chosen in a range of colors and textures.

Roof peak with brown roof tilesTile Roofs

Also available in different shapes and sizes, this type of roof is popular with both homeowners and commercial business owners in Texas. Frequently seen in Spanish-style homes, tile roofs that are made of clay materials are very durable, and can last a century or more with proper care and regular maintenance.

Dimensional (Textured) Roofs

These are composite shingles that are also a common choice for homeowners. Also referred to as laminated or dimensional, this type of roof is very similar to 3-tab roofs, the only difference is that there are extra pieces that are laminated to the shingles. This excess material makes the shingles look thicker and provides them with additional texture.

The extra thickness and variations in the shingles will help to keep any defects hidden. The most expensive textured roofs are known as 50-year shingles. They are called this because they have a covered warranty for 50 years.

There are also 30-year shingles, and they are not as thick, but they are still thicker the standard 3-Tab.

These are the four most common roofing styles in Texas. Consider your needs, preferences, and budget to choose the roofing style that best suits your needs.

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