Roof types for a Fort Worth, TX home
When it comes to home ownership, it’s ideal to have a roof that you don’t have to constantly worry about. A worry-free roof in Fort Worth, TX generally points to heat tolerance, hail withstanding and overall durability. Which roof types possess these qualities? Which are ideal for a North Texas home?
When you drive around the DFW Metroplex, you’ll notice most all suburban homes are topped with an asphalt shingle roof. Asphalt is the default material used by homebuilders. Homeowners typically opt in for asphalt shingle because it is affordable and quality across the board. None of the material’s qualities will blow you away; however, none will turn you away either.
Vs. Heat: Average. Asphalt deflects UV rays and is somewhat fire-resistant. The lighter the color asphalt shingle, the more deflective it will be of heat.
Vs. Hail: Average to Good. Over time, hail can bruise and deform asphalt shingles. The surface is softer compared to most other roof types; therefore, it can absorb hits, but not too many of them.
Durability: The life expectancy of an asphalt shingle roof is 20-25 years
Metal roofs are costlier than asphalt shingle, though, cost matches quality. This roof type is energy efficient. Much of the up-front cost can be recovered throughout a metal roof’s lifetime as energy bills will lessen. Metal also offers a unique, versatile appeal that many homeowners are attracted to.
Vs. Heat: Very good. As a natural element, metal reflects heat. A home with a metal roof will benefit from a cooler atmosphere and an AC unit that won’t have to work as hard. In addition, metal roofs are 100% fire-resistant.
Vs. Hail: Good. Metal is a strong material; however, it can dent if met with a missile of a hailstone. Dents may occur overtime, but they are only noticeable from a close-up view. One thing to consider is the fact that metal can be loud. You’ll probably know when it’s raining or hailing without having to look outside.
Durability: The life expectancy of a metal roof is 50-75 years.
Slate is known to be the creme of the crop roofing material. Its sleek appearance is both comforting and eye-catching. The up-front cost of slate will be intimidating, but its overall efficiency and quality will more than pay off in the long run.
Vs. Heat: Outstanding. 100% fire-resistant. Like metal, slate reflects heat and offers an eco-friendly quality.
Vs. Hail: Outstanding. Slate is the most impenetrable roofing material on the market. Practically nothing can damage it, including hail. It will survive any storm, no matter how severe.
Durability: The life expectancy of a slate roof is 100+ years.
A clay tile roof will add a little flavor to your home. While most roofs are meant to blend in, clay is meant to stand out. Just be sure the rest of your home design can keep up with what’s up top. Clay roofs are not common in Fort Worth, TX homes, but it’s tough to find a reason why not. The material is affordable and it stands up against the usual threats…
Vs. Heat: Very good. There is a reason clay roofs are most commonly found in hot states like Arizona and Nevada. The unique design of clay tiles actually creates a natural air flow all throughout the roof. This airflow eases the effect heat has on a home. Clay is also 100% fire-resistant.
Vs. Hail: Average. Clay is a strong material; however, it can be costly to repair if cracked. Severe hail storms do have the potential to damage clay tiles. Perhaps that is the reason clay is not as frequently seen in North Texas as it is in a strictly dry environment as found in AZ or NV.
Durability: The life expectancy of a clay tile roof is 50-100 years.
Whichever of the roof types you have protecting your home, know that Daka Roofing is here to assist with repair and/or replacement. Give us a call at (469) 214-5630. Also, please visit our website—https://dakaroofing.com—and our blog for additional helpful roofing input.
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