Many Texas homeowners do not put much thought into the type of roofing material on their homes. As a result, when it comes time to replace their roofs, many residents simply opt for the same roofing material they previously used.
However, different roofing materials boast different benefits for the unpredictable Texas climate—and your wallet. Before you replace your roof with the same material, be sure to spend some time weighing the advantages of upgrading your roofing to a new material.
Read on to learn the six best roof types in Texas (in no particular order) and the benefits they can offer for your Texas home.
1. Shingle Roofs
Asphalt shingles are the most popular roofing materials throughout the U.S. This affordable roofing material comes in a range of colors and textures, allowing you to choose the perfect style to match your home.
Most asphalt shingle roofs last for around 20 years before requiring a replacement. While shingle roofing does not have a long lifespan compared to other materials, it is an acceptable option to consider if you are on a budget.
2. Tile Roofs
Tile roofs provide a stylish appeal that is popular throughout Southern states like Texas. The term “tile roof” can encompass various roofing materials, including clay, slate, and terracotta. However, clay is the most durable tile roofing material, as clay tiles can typically last for more than 50 years.
Like shingle roofs, tile roofs also come in a range of textures and colors. You can opt for flat tiles like slate roofing, which provide a classic appearance, or barrel tiles, which create a three-dimensional design on your roof.
3. Metal Roofs
Metal roofs are some of the most durable roofing options on the market. These roofs have an average lifespan of between 40 and 70 years, making them a smart long-term investment for your home. They are also weather-resistant, giving them ideal protection in the heavy winds and strong storms that Texas often experiences.
Many Texas homeowners opt for metal roofs because of this material’s energy efficiency. Metal reflects sunlight rather than absorbing it and tends to remain cool at night. As a result, installing a metal roof on your house can save you money on your energy bills and make it easier to keep your home cool on hot summer days.
4. Composite Slate Roofs
Homeowners throughout Texas have begun making the switch to composite roofing materials in recent years. Composite slate roofing are an attractive roofing option that provides the same old-world aesthetic of traditional slate with better durability and longevity.
Brava’s old-world slate roof tiles boast an attractive “quarried slate” tile texture that suits the design of many older Texas homes. However, this composite roofing material is much lighter than real slate, creating less of a structural burden on the home.
Brava Roof Tile’ composite slate tiles also have a Class 4 impact rating, which is the highest rating in the industry. These tiles can withstand harsh weather conditions, including large hail, strong winds, and heavy downpours, without experiencing any damage.
Additionally, these tiles are available in a Class C and Class A fire rating, giving you confidence that they can keep your home safe during a fire.
5. Composite Spanish Tile Roofs
Brava’s composite Spanish tile roofs provide the attractive qualities of barrel clay tiles without the heavy build. In addition, these tiles are available in any custom color combination, allowing you to choose the ideal design for your Spanish-style Texas home.
The lightweight design of Brava’s Spanish tiles can reduce installation costs and prevent you from needing to install structural support to bear the weight of heavy tiles. Brava’s barrel tiles are also environmentally friendly, as they utilize recycled materials in their build.
Like Brava’s slate tiles, these composite Spanish tiles boast a Class 4 impact rating and come in both Class A and Class C fire ratings. The tiles’ robust and durable build ensures that you never have to worry about breakage in severe weather or natural disasters.
6. Composite Cedar Shake Roofs
Composite cedar shakes are a popular alternative to traditional cedar shake roofing materials. These composite shake shingles from Brava provide a natural wood look on your home and even mimic the split texture of real wood. However, these shingles can withstand heavy impacts much better than traditional wood, producing a longer lifespan on your home.
Brava composite cedar shakes are available in three different widths: 5”, 7”, and 12”. Installing a combination of these varying widths creates a more realistic wood design on your roof while maintaining the optimal durability and longevity of composite cedar shakes.
You can also purchase these cedar shakes in any custom color or combination of colors. Once your contractor installs cedar shakes on your home, you can rest assured that these roofing materials will be maintenance-free throughout their lifecycle, requiring no repairs or replacements.
Contact Us at Brava Roof Tile Today
At Brava Roof Tile, our selection of long-lasting, reliable composite roofing materials can be an excellent addition to your Texas home. Each of our composite tiles boasts an average lifespan of 50+ years and comes with a 50-year limited warranty, making composite roofing an intelligent long-term choice.
To learn more about our composite roofing options or request a sample, contact us today at 844-290-4196.