Top 5 Roofing Shingles in PlanoYou won’t have to choose new roofing often, but when you do, ensuring that it protects your home properly is an absolute must. Having durable roofing shingles will keep you, your family and your home safe. The hard part is choosing what type of roofing is best for that job. You’ll need to consider weather patterns in your area, your budget, and how long you expect to spend in your current home. For Plano homeowners, we recommend the following five roofing options:
AsphaltAsphalt roofing shingles may not be that unique, but there’s a reason why so many U.S. homes rely on them for protection. First of all, asphalt shingles are on the less expensive side when it comes to roofing materials. This doesn’t mean that they’re low quality, just not as advanced as some other roofing options available. With asphalt roofing, you’ll be getting a roof that lasts about 20-30 years. Asphalt can be found in a variety of colors. Your roof might not stand out as much design-wise, but it will definitely suit the rest of your home’s exterior well. Additionally, asphalt shingles offer great protection against wind, leak prevention and fire prevention. They can also withstand heavy impacts and frequent small impacts, like those caused by hail stones. With asphalt shingles, you’re definitely getting the value you pay for.
SlateSlate roofing shingles are opposite asphalt shingles with regards to price, design, and durability. You will pay around three times the amount of asphalt shingles for slate ones. That being said, slate roofs are expected to last up to 100 years or more. Asphalt offers design flexibility, but certainly not as much as slate does. You can find slate in all kinds of colors and patterns. If you want your roofing to really stand out as a design element, then slate is the best option for you. When it comes to functionality, slate is fire-resistant, water-resistant, and sustainable. This roofing type is normally resistant to damage and that’s why it has such a long expected lifespan. One point, however, is that slate is quite heavy. Therefore, you should confirm with your roofing contactor that they can work with slate. If so, rely on the professionals to complete installation. Slate roof installation is NOT a DIY project.
Wood ShakesThis shingle type has a unique appeal. Wood isn’t exactly a common roofing material, so it can be quite visually appealing and refreshing to see on a home. You can expect them to have a lifetime between 30 and 40 years. Wood shake shingles have a Class A fire rating (the best rating) and insulation capabilities that are twice those of asphalt shingles. They’ll keep your home cozy and comfortable year-round. You do have to be more caareful with wood shake roofing shingles. The reason for this is that wood is naturally vulnerable to moisture. The shingles should be able to handle your normal Plano rain; however, they’ll need enough time to dry in order to prevent mold and mildew build up. Wood shingles are perfect for homes that aren’t constantly in the shade.
MetalMetal roofing may not be the norm for Plano homes, but it has definitely been growing in popularity. You can buy a metal roof in aluminum, copper, steel, zinc, pretty much any metal you
can think of. Copper will be the most expensive out of the metal materials. Metal shingles can be pricey, not as much as slate shingles but more than wood shingles and clay tiles. Despite the price, you’d be geeting a solid roof that can withstand almost anything that comes its way. Metal roofing has a Class A fire rating, reflects sunlight which will help keep your home cool and keep your energy bills down, and is very much eco-friendly. A metal roof is expected to last 50-75 years and homeowners can expect at least a 30-year warranty on it. The only real downside when it comes to metal roofing is that it can be loud. If the right number of supports aren’t installed, the sound of rain and hail will be noticeable and probably quite annoying.
SolarLast, but certainly not least, solar roofs are beginning to pave their way in the roofing market. We can’t say that solar roofing won’t cost you much, but if you have the budget to support such a purchase, you’ll definitely reap many benefits in the long run. Above all of the benefits of solar roofing, it produces 100% of a home’s energy. They can power a home for at least 30 years, saving quite a bit of money on energy bills. Solar panels come with a lifetime warranty. They give the top of a home a sleek and modern look. Your roof will certainly grab the attention of passers by. If you can’t quite afford solar roofing just yet, be patient. Since they’re still relatively new and because of their benefits, there’s a high demand for solar roofing. It might be a while before you’re able to have your solar roofing installed. In fact, CNBC wrote an article about Tesla Roof’s minimal production.
Summit RoofThese five options for roofing are quite reliable when it comes to functionality. We hope this selection helped cover a range of budgets and roofing priorities. Summit Roof has all types of roofing materials at your disposal, including a wide selection of GAF certified roofing products. Our roofing experts can install any kind of roofing and repair all kinds as well! Please visit our website—summitroof.com—to see our list of products and the services we offer. Also, check out our blog for more roofing tips!
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