Composition or asphalt shingles are the most common shingle type used on residential properties. Asphalt shingles are constructed by laminated fiberglass with an asphalt exterior coating, which provides a weather resistant product. There are two types of asphalt shingles, 3-tab and architectural, that are typically installed on homes. The differences between the two types are cost and appearance. Three tab shingles give off a more “flat” look and are also less costly compared to architectural shingles. Asphalt shingles are the most affordable roofing type that also offers great durability with wind resistance of up to 130mph and also a class A fire resistance. This shingle type offers a quality life span with life expectancy of 20-30 years. Asphalt shingles also meet compliance with energy star standards for a cool roof rebate. This shingle type is very popular among homeowners as it is available in many styles and choices.
Decra Stone-Coated Steel Roofing
Decra stone-coated steel roofing is rapidly becoming the popular choice among discriminating homeowners due to its many exceptional qualities. Decra not only has a beauty unsurpassed by other roofing materials in the market place, but it has a strength and durability that is second to none in the industry.
Decra stone-coated steel roofs come in a wide variety of colors and styles (tile, villa tile, shake, and shingle) to give your home’s exterior the beauty and style you have always wanted. Unlike traditional roofing materials, Decra retains its original beauty throughout the years with little or no maintenance necessary.
Decra steel roofs have a class 4 impact resistant rating and lifetime warranty that offers premier protection during Texas hailstorms. The panels have an interlocking fastening system, which prevents the lifting of the panels in a severe storm. Decra is a non-combustible product and therefore offers fire protection that other roofing systems simple cannot. Decra has 50-years experience manufacturing metal roofing materials and is eco-friendly as the product is 100% recyclable and can be recycled an infinite number of times.
Green Roofing and Construction has an experienced, professional Decra installer on staff and has installed the Decra system on homes all over Dallas Fort-Worth and Austin, Texas providing homeowners with the look they desire and the superior protection offered by Decra for their home.
There are many advantages when you choose to install a metal roof. Not only does it add value to your home but it also has many other benefits. Modern metal residential roofing is easily installed and offers longevity, energy savings, and exceptional durability. Green Roofing and Construction has installed a numerous amount of metal roofs throughout Dallas Fort-Worth and Austin, Texas.
Metal roofs are known as “cool roofs” by the US Environmental Agency. These roofs can be painted any color, which can be energy efficient. For example, many metal roofs use a Kynar paint finish. Kynar paint is a popular choice for painting metal roofs as it provides additional protection and reflectivity. Lighter colors will prevent solar heat gain and will allow your house to remain cooler, thus lowering energy costs. Paint finish also adds toughness.
Toughness is also another benefit of the metal roof system. Metal roofs can withstand extreme weather conditions keeping your home protected. If installed properly, it can withstand winds up to 140mph. In locations that see heavy snow, metal roofing has been the choice of homeowners for years. It sheds snow fast, which protects the structural integrity of the roof and it can eliminate ice damming at the eves. If you live in a part of the country that is prone to fires, metal roofing can protect your home should burning embers or fireworks land on your roof.
With our expertise, we install three of the most popular metal roofs in Dallas and Austin, Texas areas for residential and commercial applications. Three of the most popular are standing seam, R-Panel, and corrugated.
One of the most popular type of metal roof is the standing seam. Green Roofing and Construction typically installs two types of standing seam roofs, snap lock and mechanically seamed. Snap lock system does not require seaming tools, which means less labor and cost. It uses a clip system that “snaps” the panels together. Similar to the mechanically seamed system, the snap lock system has great resistance to wind uplift and water penetration. Mechanically seamed system requires a special seaming machine to install. It is a little more costly than the snap lock system as it requires more labor to install. The mechanically installed roofs are required for low slope applications.
R-panel roofing is low maintenance and is very durable. R-panel system is used mainly with commercial buildings with the installment being quicker. With this roof you can save a lot in time and labor cost because the product is in 36 inch pieces that you fasten together. R-panel is wind and hail resistant, along with fire resistant and energy efficient.
Corrugated metal roofs are strong and sturdy but still remain light in weight. This roof type requires less labor hours as the material comes in sheets that are easy to apply onto your building and there is little maintenance needed to maintain these roofs. This roof is also very affordable and can save money in energy cost as well as materials. You will mainly see this type of material on carports or loose sheds that do not require a large amount of proofing.
Tile and Slate Roofing
If you are looking for a “lifetime” roofing system that will provide superior durability and add a distinctive curb appeal to your home, consider investing into natural slate roofing or tile materials that are designed for long term performances easily outliving asphalt shingles.
Green Roofing and Construction, based in Dallas, TX, has installed these roof types on many residential homes all throughout Dallas Fort-worth gaining experience and knowledge on this material. Boral is one of the main providers of clay and concrete tile being known as one of the country’s top manufacturers.
Natural slate roofs have a great upside to them other than the fact that it is from a natural stone product and is unique.
Appearance is one of the things that draw homeowners towards natural slate is the beauty of it. This material is considered very classy and is high in cost. Slate can vary in size and thickness and is also open to many color choices.
Slate roofs life is expected to last a great amount of time, possibly a century weather permitting, if it is properly installed. The longevity of these roofs are outstanding and a huge plus for homeowners.
Fire resistance is also a main point for slate roofs as they are known to be the most fire resistant roof that exist. Slate tiles themselves are completely fire proof keeping your home protected if any unexpected disasters were to occur.
Slate roofs are also environmentally friendly noting the life expectancy of the material allowing for less waste to accumulate since customers are not require to replace their roof as often as with asphalt shingles.
Concrete tiles have a number of advantages over any other type of roofing material. Just like slate, concrete tiles are manufactured from natural materials such as water, sand, and cement. There are three different types of appearances for concrete tiles; Flat profile, low profile, and high profile. Flat profile is flat, just as the name states, with no visible curves. Low profile contains small curves when viewed from the “butt” or bottom of the material. High profile contains a greater curve when viewed from the “butt” or bottom. These tiles are also called “s tiles” as they created the visual of an “s” when looking at them from the bottom.
Clay tiles are known for their beauty and long lasting strength. Clay tiles are known to get stronger as time goes on gaining exposure to different elements. Like slate and concrete tiles, clay tiles are also environmentally friendly being manufactured from natural materials. Wind conditions should be no problem for clay as they are strong and sturdy. Clay is known to be a cost efficient product for roofing and comes in a variety of different colors and designs. You can find this type of material on many residential homes as they provide a cooler longer lasting roof with the ability to handle high temperatures. Another plus is there is minimal maintenance required for clay tile roofs.