When we meet with future clients, they typically ask the same questions: what are the most popular roofing options? Which is better? What is the best option for my budget and house type?
We want you to be empowered, and in this article we’ll briefly cover the most popular residential and commercial roofing options.
At Integrity Roofing & Siding, we want you to be confident that your roof can withstand any weather condition, and was properly installed and backed by a professional San Antonio roofing contractor like Integrity Roofing
Our team will walk you through the entire process, from choosing the right roofing system to budgeting and financing options. We can also work directly with your insurance company.
Choosing the right roof
With so many roofing options available today, where to start? We’ve assembled a brief guide to our roofing options. Take a look at the different types of roofs below to learn which roof is best for your home.
At Integrity Roofing & Siding, we understand how important your roof is to your home. It’s what protects you and all of your possessions from all types of weather and any strong winds or harmful UV rays. That’s why it’s important that you find the right roofing for you and your family that’s built to last, rain or shine.
The basic types of residential roof materials are:
- Asphalt Roofing
- Metal Roofing
Asphalt shingles cover more homes in America than any other roofing material. It’s very easy to install, and provides excellent protection against all types of weather. They’re made of fiberglass or an organic mat coated with asphalt, and then covered with colored mineral granules for protection against all elements. They’re also available in all ranges of grades; the better the grade, the longer the life expectancy is. Asphalt shingles will typically last from 15-30+ years and they’re very affordable.
Metal roofs are a popular and durable option. This type of roofing is increasingly popular amongst architects and homeowners alike. They’re known for their durability, energy efficiency and low maintenance. They come in a variety of configurations and colors. Innovative advances in paint and coating has significantly enhanced the performance of metal roofs and eliminated the worries of rusting and corrosion.
Tile is distinctive, durable, sustainable and versatile. Available in a multitude of shapes, profiles, and colors, it can be a reliable roofing choice for your home. Tile roof comes in concrete or clay, and both are durable and strong.
Clay roof tiles are baked in kilns at extremely high temperatures, which allows it to retain its strength and color for up to 100 years while being highly fire-resistant.
Concrete tiles have a lifespan of about 50 years, but is still just as durable as clay tiles, while still maintaining fire-resistant properties.
Owens Corning Roofing
Integrity Roofing & Siding is a proudly certified Owens Corning Platinum-certified roofing contractor, and you can count on us to protect your home.
Owens Corning has a variety of shingle options that fits your budget and style.Their shingle options are:
- Supreme Shingles
- Oakridge Shingles
- Duration Shingles
- Woodcrest Shingles
- Weatherguard HP Shingles
- Berkshire Shingles
For projects on a budget, look to the Supreme Shingles by Owens Corning. Supreme three-tab shingles are a basic, smart choice when you want to balance weather resistance and value.
Oakridge laminated shingles provide premium protection and impressive curb appeal. A full double layer in the nailing zone gives Oakridge Shingles greater integrity and better holding power compared to shingles with single layer wide nail zones. They are a great balance between performance and beauty.
Duration Shingles offer the ultimate protection combined with impressive curb appeal. They feature the TruDefinition® color platform that gives them dramatic color contrast and dimension in a wide range of popular colors.
If you’re looking for a more rustic design, then consider Woodcrest Shingles. Their textured appearance creates the look of wood shake without their maintenance. They also offer peace of mind with the highest fire-resistance standards, Class A. Woodcrest Shingles are available in a wide spectrum of colorful, distinctive blends inspired by nature.
Weatherguard HP Shingles
The Weatherguard HP series meet the industry’s highest classification for impact resistance, UL 2218, Class 4. These shingles are impact-resistant, and in some areas homeowners may qualify for a premium discount.
Berkshire Shingles are the top of the line shingles. These laminated sheets have a large tab and feature unique shadow lines behind the tabs that add to the look of dimension. With a thickness, proportion and color selection reminiscent of natural slate, these top-of-the-line shingles make an elegant statement.
In addition to residential roofing, Integrity also installs and repairs commercial roofs.
We’re certified by the top manufacturers to install high-quality commercial roofing materials and systems on a variety of commercial structures, including office buildings, multi-unit housing, apartment buildings, churches, schools, municipal buildings and warehouses.
The primary options for commercial roofs are:
- Built-Up Roofing (BUR)
- Modified Bitumen
- EPDM Single-Ply Membrane
- PVC/TPO Single-Ply Membrane
- Metal Roofing
Built-Up Roofing (BUR)
This type of roofing is composed of three or more layers of fiberglass membrane coated with hot asphalt, with a top layer of gravel or mineral blends. Built-Up Roofing is perfect for buildings looking to protect its surface from the weather, UV rays and mechanical damage. It’s also most commonly used on low-slope, or “flat”, roofs because it creates a continuous sealed surface.
Modified Bitumen Roofing
Modified bitumen is a combination of hot asphalt (bitumen) with plastic and rubber additives which is then layered between sheets of fiberglass or polyester. These membranes are also resistant to heavy traffic, punctures and tears. Modified bitumen roofing makes application easy for a single-ply system.
EPDM Single-Ply Membrane
Ethylene Propylene Diene Monomer (EPDM) SIngle-Ply Membrane is a rubber-based product that has proven its reputation for durability. Its application technique varies whether its ballasted, fully adhered or mechanically fastened. This allows for the EPDM roofing systems to be applied to virtually any roofing surface.
PVC/TPO Single-Ply Membrane
Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC) and Thermoplastic Polyolefin (TPO) are both aesthetically pleasing, lightweight, and highly resistant to wear. These thermoplastic single-ply membranes represent the fastest-growing segment of the U.S. commercial roofing market. PVC is known for being sturdy and it’s proven to perform well under residential and commercial roofs.
TPO is newer and it’s heat-welded together, and costs less than PVC. It also has a 10-year rating. TPO also reflects solar heat, making it a popular choice for companies that prioritize energy efficiency and utility costs.
Compared to other commercial roofing systems, metal roofs are often more expensive. However, metal roofs require little maintenance and often last 50 to 75 years before they need to be replaced.
If reflective coatings are applied, metal roofs can also keep utility costs low. Due to its recycled content and energy efficiency, metal roofs qualify as a “green” building product. It’s also a way to reduce your carbon footprint.
Call us for all your roofing needs
It might seem overwhelming to decide on which roof works best for you, but because we are experienced in installation, repair and maintenance of all major commercial and industrial roofing materials, we’ll be able to help you understand the features and benefits of each type of system.
Whether it’s residential roofing or commercial roofing, Integrity provides numerous roofing options to meet your budget and roof requirements.
Integrity Roofing & Siding is fully licensed, insured and certified in order to provide you with the best roofing products and services.
Call us at (210) 340-7663 when you need a company that will treat your home as if it were their own.
Top image courtesy of Owns Corning (Berkshire series)