Roofing Types Available for Your San Antonio Home
Your home's roof is under a heavy barrage on a constant daily basis. Whether it be the intense sun, strong wind and rains, or the occasional hail storm the roof really does bear the brunt of the damage for the entire home. Unfortunately, that daily battering is going to eventually take its toll and there will come a time when you need a San Antonio roof replacement.
What factors are important in helping you select a San Antonio roof replacement? Customers are seemingly split on whether roof replacement time is an opportunity to install a new material for a fresh look or if it is just more convenient to stick with the same components. There are other options to consider as well including budget, energy efficiency, expected life span, etc.
The roofing industry considers five different material types to be the most common for San Antonio roof replacement. Each has their pros, their cons, their reasons for popularity, and their causes of while consumers avoid them. Here are the basics for each:
Asphalt Shingle Roofing
It's estimated that roughly 80% of homes in North America are adorned with asphalt shingle roofing. There biggest asset is being the most affordable and easy-to-install roofing type in the industry. Asphalt is probably the plainest in terms of style of any San Antonio roofing options but it's a tradeoff many consumers are willing to pay for the price.
Wood Shake Roofing
Wood shake roofing offers some serious aesthetic value to your home or businesses curb appeal. Wood shakes also serve as an insulator, but one that helps the attic breathe better than asphalt shingles. Wood shake roofs do require the most maintenance of any roofing installation in San Antonio and they are also not as fire-retardant as other materials.
Modern metal roofing is a fresh take on an old classic. Metal roofs have been installed for hundreds of years but the latest manufacturing processes can now emulate the looks of shakes, tiles, and shingles for a fraction of the cost. Metal roofs are 50+ year installations that require no maintenance and have high energy-saving benefits. Perhaps the biggest downfall is that the slick metal roof effectively negates safe and convenient access to your roof without a boom lift.
Clay or Concrete Tile Roofing
Concrete and clay tile are popular San Antonio roofing options because they offer a Southwest style vibe. The materials are very durable to weather, but can crack when walked upon. They are also very heavy which requires additional structural support if switching from a different material style.
Slate Tile Roofing
The upfront costs of slate roofing in San Antonio may astound you, but it's important to prorate that over their 100+ year life span. Installing a slate tile roofing offers a great return on investment because it is a selling point to buyers. You can install a slate tile roof, live in your house for another 30-40 years, then sell the home and still profit off the roofing costs.
Each of the different materials for roofs in San Antonio have their pros and cons based on pitch and how your home is situated in regards to the sun, wind, etc. Please contact us at 210-693-1727 for a free estimate for your roof replacment.