For most homeowners, installing a new roof is a major event and may only happen once or twice in a lifetime. Given the importance of the roofing system to any home, along with the expense involved, getting your roof replaced properly is of the utmost importance.
Homeowners should carefully choose a qualified, local roofing contractor to replace or repair their roof. Basing your decision on cost alone doesn’t always work out, especially when considering you should expect your roof to last 20 years or more, depending on where you live and what type of roofing material you select. Incorrect installation of a residential roof can:
- Void manufacturer warranties
- Void hail or wind insurance claims
- Increase the cost to repair or replace your roof
We recommend choosing a trusted roofer within your community that is locally owned and operated. Trinity General Contractors is a respected, full-service general contracting and roofing company that has been providing quality services to fellow Texan homeowners for many years.
Our roofing projects include everything from composite asphalt shingle to metal or ceramic tile roofs to a variety of other specialty roof types. At Trinity GC we only use the very best products and materials on our residential roofing projects.
Below are some of the more popular roofing materials used for Texas homes.
Composite (asphalt) or fiberglass shingles is the most common roofing currently in use. It is composed of asphalt impregnated paper with mineral granules coating the exposed surface. Numerous colors and styles are available to enhance the design of your property. Shingles are easy to install, require little maintenance and are easy to repair.
Composite Slate is a line of synthetic slate roofing materials that are natural in appearance, very durable, and easy to install. The provide a more cost-effective way to showcase a beautiful slate roof, without the risk of easy breakage from damaging storms.
Available in many design-inspired colors and profiles that can enhance any home exterior, concrete roof tile is beautiful, durable and safe. It is virtually maintenance-free, and can last longer than other traditional roofing materials. Tile roofing is also Class A fire rated the highest fire-resistant rating available.
Thru-fastened panels are long-length panels that have ribs running from the eave to the ridge of the roof. These panels are fastened with gasketed screws that penetrate the panel into the roof decking substrate. Typical of this type of roofing is 5-V, which is used extensively in the Southeastern U.S. Many mountain homes and cabins also use thru-fastened panels very successfully.
Wood shakes and wood shingles are manufactured from western red cedar, cypress, pine and redwood trees. Shakes are split from logs and reshaped by manufacturers for use. They are thicker at the butt end than shingles; generally one or both surfaces are split to obtain a textured effect.
A split and resawn shake has a split face and sawn back. A taper sawn shake has a natural taper and is sawn on both sides. Wood shingles are sawn on both sides and have an even taper and uniform thickness. When applied to shingles, the industry terms “Perfection” and “Royal” mean 18 inch and 24 inch lengths, respectively.