With all the roofing options available for your Amarillo home, it can get confusing as to what is the best fit for your home. Here’s a breakdown of the 4 Types of Residential Roofing Systems offered by Tascosa Roofing.
4 Types of Residential Roofing Systems Tascosa Amarillo Roofing Offers
1. Composite Roofing Shingles
Composite roofing shingles are by way the most common roofing material used on homes today! However, this does not mean you should let just anyone fix or replace your roofing shingles.
Composite shingles are made from asphalt, tar paper roofing, slate, shake, laminate, wood, and other common roofing materials and are one of 4 types of residential roofing systems often installed by Tascosa Roofing.
4 Types of Residential Roofing Systems
These shingles can oftentimes be known as a great “green” option since they are made with some recyclable materials and carry a warranty spanning around 20–50 years depending on the type of composite roofing shingles.
TYPES OF COMPOSITE SHINGLES
Composite roofing shingles are great for repairs, new residential roofing, newly built homes in Amarillo, and businesses in Amarillo.
2. Metal Roofing
Metal roofs are not something that is limited to only business now! Metal roofs make a great choice for new builds or new roofing projects due to their lifespan and warranty.
Aluminum roofing is a premium choice for a metal roofing project, along with copper and zinc roofs. The aluminum offers superior corrosion resistance compared to steel roofing options.
Corrugated Metal Roofing
Corrugated metal roofing is made from steel coils that have an underlying layer that is galvanized or galvalume.
These metal roofing sheets are held in place with exposed fasteners.
The roofing and wall systems are energy-efficient, low cost, and long-lasting! This type of roofing is great for homes, log cabins, and commercial buildings.
Metal Tile Roofing
Metal tile sheets can also be added to your roof. These are usually painted or stone-coated steel panels made from zinc & aluminum-coated steel sealed with an acrylic gel coating. The stone is a natural product with a colored ceramic coating.
Lastly, standing seam metal roofing is a concealed fastener metal panel system featuring vertical legs and a broad, flat area between the two legs. This roofing can also have raised arms or vertical legs, rising above the panel’s flat area.
TYPES OF METAL ROOFING
3. Wood Roofing
When it comes to wooden roofs, there are two great options Tascosa Amarillo Roofing offers.
Cedar Shake Roofing
Cedar shake roofs utilize wooden shingles crafted from split logs that have a distinctive look due to the thickness and length of the cut. These shingles are not consistent and tend to vary. Properly installed, high-quality wooden shake roofing has a lifetime of 20-40 years.
Modern Wooden Shingles
Modern wooden shingles differ from cedar shake roofing as they are commercially made. They are sawn or split thicker than shake roofing and left ‘undressed’ with a rough corrugated surface to maintain a rustic aesthetic. The typical lifespan of a wooden shingle is 30-40 years.
4. Concrete Roofing
Concrete roofing may not be what you think of when it comes to your home, but it has proven to be a great choice for homeowners to consider.
Concrete tiles are made of a mixture of sand, cement, and water, molded under high heat and pressure. These roofing tiles have additional water locks or interlocking ribs on the edges to prevent water infiltration.
A key factor to consider when deciding on the roofing material for your home is the durability of a concrete roof. This roofing is fireproof, insect-proof, and weather-resistant to even extreme weather conditions.
If you are looking for more information on residential roofing systems, please visit our Residential Roofing page. No matter the roofing material you choose, Amarillo’s roofers will deliver a high-quality roof you can trust. To get started, schedule your FREE inspection and estimate.