Explore the different types of roofing that STARR can install for your residence!
Asphalt shingles cover more homes in America than any other roofing material. This roofing material is easy to install, provides excellent protection and it is often the least expensive roofing choice. Starr offers a wide variety of asphalt shingle styles and colors that are an affordable option for your Texas roofing system.
An asphalt shingle consists of a fiberglass or organic mat coated with asphalt, then covered with colored mineral granules for protection against the elements. Asphalt shingles are available in a range of grades. The better the grade, the longer the life expectancy, which can range from 15 to 30+ years. Here’s more about the advantages of this roofing material.
Metal roofing is an increasingly popular choice among architects and homeowners alike, and Starr is the Texas metal roofing contractor with the deepest experience in metal roofing systems. Known for their exceptional durability, metal roofs come in a wide range of colors and configurations. Innovations in paint and coating technology have significantly enhanced the performance of metal roofs and eliminated worries about rust and corrosion. Today, these roofs resist fading, chalking and cracking under even the toughest conditions. Here’s more about the advantages of this roofing material.
Easy to install. A metal roofing system can often be installed over the existing roof, avoiding the need to tear off and dispose of old roofing.
In addition, our metal roofing systems come with extended manufacturer warranties that provide the peace of mind of knowing that your roof is protected while it is protecting your home and family.
With its unique texture, natural tones and unmatched durability, slate is the perfect combination of practicality and beauty, and will give your home an elegant traditional look. Modern variations of slate roofing tiles are being made thinner and of lighter weight to achieve the look and feel of slate for a lower cost, and with less complicated installation requirements. Here are more advantages of a slate roof installed by Starr.
Just as slate roof installation requires special skills, the maintenance, repair and restoration of a slate roof is unique in its demands. Expanding ice can split a slate, and metal flashing can loosen and wear. That’s why it is important to conduct an inspection and maintenance schedule for your slate roof at least once every three years. Starr has the expertise to maintain the beauty and function of your slate roof.
Tile is among the most durable and environmentally sustainable Texas roofing choices. Most tile roofs have warranties ranging from 40-50 years, though some clay tile roofs in Europe have lasted hundreds of years. Starr is the Texas roofing contractor with extensive experience in the installation of clay and concrete tile roofs. Here are more advantages of this roofing material.
The Difference Between Clay and Concrete Tile
Clay roof tiles are durable, strong and resistant to all weather conditions. They are baked in kilns at extremely high temperatures, which allow the tiles to retain their strength and color for up to 100 years. Clay tiles are available in an array of shapes, sizes and textures, and in many fade-free colors.
Concrete roof tiles have become a very popular choice due to their durability and lower cost. The average lifespan of concrete tiles is about 50 years, and cost is likewise about half that of clay tiles. Concrete tile is a very durable and fire-resistant roofing material, and available in a wide range of colors and designs.
Shingles and shakes made of wood have been a preferred choice for protecting homes for hundreds of years. Today, homeowners choose wood roofing for a variety of reasons, including achieving a traditional look, a desire to use natural materials or for historic accuracy. Starr has years of experience in the specialized process of installing, maintaining and repairing wood roofs. Here are more advantages of this roofing material.
The Difference Between Shingles and Shakes
Many homeowners ask us about the difference between wood shingles and wood shakes. Wood shingles are sawn or cut to be uniform in size and thickness. Wood shakes are more irregular in appearance and have at least one split face. Both are usually available in varying widths, one of the features that give a wood roof its rustic appearance.