The Woodlands Roofing Company Services Offered
We here at Best Roofing of The Woodlands, Texas affor the following services to keep your house safe and looking beautiful.
Composition shingles are sometimes called asphalt shingles, but both terms refer to the same types of products. The term ‘composition’ is used to describe them because these shingles are made of different materials that are woven together. Asphalt is just one of those materials used. The Woodlands Best Roofing Company are knowledgeable about every aspect of compositions shingles, so give us a call any time to discuss their many benefits!
Composition shingles are a reliable choice for your roof. Here are a few reasons why:
Composition shingles are the most versatile roofing option. They come in a variety of colors and styles, so they suit just about any style home. You can definitely find an option that matches or compliments your existing home exterior, while still providing the protection and classic style that you have come to expect from asphalt shingles.
In addition to a range of colors, there are different styles of shingles that can give a more traditional or a more modern look to your roof, depending on your personal preference. Some even come in patterns.
Finally, The Woodlands Best Roofing Company can install any grade of composition shingles that you like. This decision typically depends on the amount you want to spend, but it can also have to do with the length of time you plan on keeping the shingles before replacing them.
After talking with you about your roofing needs, we can advise you on the best quality for your money. If you are considering asphalt shingles, don’t hesitate to call the experts at The Woodlands Best Roofing Company!
Slate and Tile
Slate and tile roofing are a less traditional choice for most modern homes, but they can be a beautiful addition to a home. They create classic charm and evoke an historic look that is unmistakable. You may choose slate or tile for your residential or commercial roof because of the way it looks. Then again, you may see value in one of their many other qualities.
While their beauty cannot be ignored, slate and tile roofs offer many more impressive features. For example, they are meant to last a lifetime. Both of these roofing options will last for 50 years or more – as long as you intend to live in your home – barring any major damage.
These types of roofing materials are not worn down over time, either. They will look as good in 30 or 40 years as they do the day you have them installed. Virtually the only problem slate and tile roofs ever experience is mold or mildew accumulation, which can easily be washed away.
Slate vs. Tile: Similarities
We are often asked, ‘What’s the difference between slate and tile roofing?’ Granted, they are very similar.
Slate vs. Tile: Differences
So let’s clear up any confusion.
Slate is a natural material. Each roofing slate is shaped by hand, so it tends to have a more consistent quality and thickness. Slate roofing come in many textures and design styles, but color choices are limited. Grey is the most common color of slates. Slate roofing is comprised of thin, flat tiles that resemble the size and shape of asphalt shingles. Slate roofing gives homes and businesses a distinctly antique look.
Tiles, on the other hand, are manmade from concrete or clay. Therefore, they are much more varied in their colors and styles. Most tiles come in some sort of shape other than flat. The more complex the shape, the more difficult the installation can be. The flatter the tile is, the easier its installation will be. Clay or concrete tiles can be used at a much lower pitch than slate, giving it even more versatility.
As you can see, the major differences exist in how the two materials are formed and in their appearance. Most of the time, it is easy to tell the difference between slate and tile at a glance. However, roofing companies often group these services together because of their many similarities.
No matter which you choose – slate or tile roofing – you will be making an investment in your home that will add beauty and value to it for years to come. Let the slate and tile experts at The Woodlands Best Roofing Company discuss these options with you today!
Metal roofing is a fairly new concept. Traditionally, residential roofs were done in composition shingles. Before that, cedar shakes and shingles were popular choices. However, today a metal roof is a good choice for just about every type of residential or commercial building as long as the roof is sloped. There are many advantages to choosing a metal roof.
A common belief is that metal roofs are more likely to be struck by lightning and catch fire. First off, a home with a metal roof is no more likely to be struck than a home with any other type of roof, and if it were struck, its surface would only spread out the energy, reducing its effect. Furthermore, metal roofs are fireproof. Even if a fire started near your home, sparks from it could not set a metal roof ablaze.
Another erroneous idea that we run into sometimes is that metal roofs will rust over time. Today, metal roofs are built with longevity in mind. The majority of brands and types are coated with zinc or a zinc-aluminum mixture which prevents rusting. Once this crucial step is done, the metal roofing material can be painted any color you like and it will last for 50 years or more.