Whether you’re new to Dallas or a long-time resident, it pays to know how or when the weather is likely to turn in D-Town, especially if you’re planning to install or replace a roof. There are no two ways to installation—there is only the professional and proper way to do it. After all, the roof over your head is your first defense against the outside elements; moreover, it has high curb appeal value that matters more than anything at resale. So, in choosing the right roofing material and style for your home, make sure you select the type that can withstand the harsh changes in Dallas weather, while casting considerable visual appeal on your home from any angle.
There are plenty of roofing materials available, but in Dallas, four materials stand out:
Composition shingles are the most popular type of roofing mainly because they’re the least expensive roofing material. However, don’t mistake their cost-effectiveness for weakness. Composition shingles are very strong, and for a city like Dallas that gets subjected to extreme hot and cold temperatures throughout the year, composition shingles make good, trustworthy roofing material for most homes.
Metal roofs are known for their energy efficiency, durability, and fire resistant capabilities. Despite being pricier when compared to most roofing types, metal roofing can last a lifetime with minimal maintenance.
For homes susceptible to insects or mold build-up, tile would be the ideal roofing option. Tile is a very dense material that effectively prevents insects or molds from penetrating through. However, because of its density, the material might just be too heavy for your home’s underlying structure. You’ll need to consult a Dallas, TX roofing expert to see if tile is a possible roofing material to use for your home.
Slate is one of the oldest roofing materials known to man. Though expensive, slate is a very eco-friendly material and highly durable. It is also highly resistant to both wind and fire. Like tile roofs, slate also tends to be very heavy, thus, consult first with a roofing professional before deciding on this material.
Choice of roofing material is important, but what’s equally important is proper installation. Unless you are in the business of repairing roofs or fixing homes, it’s best to leave roof installation and repair to skilled Dallas roofing professionals, such as the experts from G&G General Contractors, to provide solid workmanship to the roofing task at hand.
(Source: Climate of Dallas vs. Houston, USA Today)