Countrywide Roofing LLC
New Residential Roofs
A roofing system is the single most vital aspect of any home. For, it is what protects you, your family, and your belongings from the elements (and, in Texas, the elements can sometimes be harsh.) So, at Countrywide Roofing LLC, we want to be sure that your new roof will withstand the elements including high winds, rain, hail, and the hot Texas sun. For this reason, Countrywide Roofing LLC uses the highest quality materials for every residential roof we install.
We know there is a lot to consider when selecting what type of new roof you, as the customer, choose to install. There is always the architectural design to consider, as well as the curb appeal. However, probably the most important aspect to consider is the durability, as well as the cost. Since there are so many types of new roofs on the market, we realize you might need some assistance on deciding just which type of new roof is best for your home. At Countrywide Roofing LLC, we will be happy to help you make that decision.
Here are the most commonly used choices available for new roofs in Texas.
Ashphalt Shingles - Asphalt roofing shingles are the most commonly used covering on residential properties in the U.S. market. Asphalt’s primary purpose in roofing shingles is to serve as a waterproofing agent. Asphalt also holds the granules in place and adds to the overall strength of the roofing shingle. The best asphalt will stay flexible and will not dry out or become hard or brittle for the expected life of the roofing shingle. Asphalt shingles come in a wide variety of colors. There are different levels of asphalt shingles available including strip, dimensional, and premium asphalt roofing shingles. Depending on which level of asphalt shingle you choose, these shingles may last 30 years to a lifetime.
Tile Roofs (Natural Clay or Concrete) - Tile is the one of the most durable natural roofing option available, having a lifespan of up to 80 years. It is a beautiful compliment to many architectural designs. Tile comes in many different colors and styles and can even be quite affordable when you consider it may never need replacing. Tile systems are heavy, however, compared with other residential roofs. If you are considering a tile roof, just be certain that your home will be designed to support the weight of a tile roof.
Slate Roofs - Slate is perhaps the most indestructible type of roofing one can choose. It comes in several different designs and colors and is a natural choice. Although Slate can be expensive, there are many types of synthetic products that have the look of natural slate, without the cost.
Metal Roofs - Metal roofing has made a comeback. Our Texas climate is predominantly hot and metal roofs are very energy efficient. Metal roofs shingles and standing seam roofing will reflect a great deal of the suns heat. The underside of the aluminum metal roofing surface has lower ability of emitting heat than other types of roofing, so even less heat radiates downward into the climate controlled living area (saving you electricity.) There are two types of metal roofs available: Panels and shingles. Metal roofs have a very long life and they are relatively lightweight There are many colors / designs available for a metal roof, and they have a great curb appeal!
Composition Roofs - Composition shingles are made of a fiberglass mat at their core. The exterior is an asphalt coating that is weather resistant. Embedded in the exterior is crushed rock. Composition shingles are very popular because the styles and choices available with the material give lots of options to homeowners. The more inexpensive roofing options are plain shingles that are flat. Often, homeowners choose to purchase three-dimensional shingles for a more aesthetically pleasing style. Some thicker, even more expensive shingles look like historical cedar wood shingles. Composition shingle roofs can last between 15 and 30 years, which often fits the budget and time frame of homeowners who need a roof replacement.
Wood Shingles / Shakes - Wood shakes are a look that was very popular a few decades ago. Many still love the look (which can be re-created with many of the newer / safer roofing products available.) The photo to the left is a vinyl shingle made to recreate the look of the wooden shingle. Real wood shingles are made out of redwood, cedar, pine and other wood types. Many local building codes restrict the use of wood shingles and shakes because of concerns of a fire hazard.