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Secure Roofing installs all types of residential roof systems, including metal roofs, impact resistant and energy efficient shingles.
Types of Residential Roof Systems

Asphalt Composite – The most popular type of residential roofing material is asphalt.  Asphalt shingles are relatively inexpensive to install compared to all other roof systems.  In the South, they have a relatively short lifespan from 15 to 30 years though there are 50 year shingles available.  Asphalt shingles come in a large variety of style and color and are fire resistant.  Asphalt shingles are vulnerable to extreme weather conditions. At Secure Roofing, we install to Texas Windstorm Code and recommend Impact Resistant Shingles in the DFW area.

Wood Shake – Wood shake roofs can last from 30 to 50 years with proper maintenance.  Cost is more than asphalt but less expensive than most other residential roof covering. Colors are obviously very limited.  Wood shakes are also, of course, not fire resistant like all the other types of roofing material discussed here.  Another downfall of wood shake is they are vulnerable to pests such as termites.

Metal – Metal roofs can last for 50 years or longer.  Metal roofs include copper, tin and aluminum.  They are very low maintenance and are durable.  The cost, however, can be relatively expensive and metal roofs.  Secure Roofing has specialized crews to for installation. Photographed to the left, you will see both R Panel and Standing Seam metal roofs.  R-Panel is considerably less expensive, but has exposed fasteners that can be problem areas for leaks in in short as 10 to 15 years. However, with proper maintenance, these issues can be addressed to extend the productive life of the roof.  At a later date, acyclic, elastomeric energy efficient coatings may be added to the roof to extend their lifespan.

Standing Seam (the metal roof photo just below) is the most popular residential metal roof type, do to its superior aesthetics and long service free life.

Clay – This type of roof covering can last 40 to 50 years or better.  Clay tile come in a variety of textures and earth tones.  This type of roof is heavy so the roof framing must be able to handle the load.  Also, the clay tiles are fragile especially when walked on and require specialized crews to install.

Slate – Slate is the costliest of all roofing material and can last for 30 years or more.  This type of roof is also heavy so the roof framing must be able to handle the load.  Like the metal roof, slat is very low maintenance and is extremely durable.  Colors are limited.  Slate roofs are more popular in colder climate areas because they shed ice and snow better than the other types of roof covering.

Regardless of what type of roofing material you choose, if you do not maintain your roof properly the life expectancy can be significantly reduced.  A failing roof can cause many problems and become costly if interior water penetration occurs.

Residential Roofs
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