Roofs come in all sorts of shapes, sizes, and materials. From region to region and style to style, there are various roofing materials that work best. All of this is due to weather and climate as well as the aesthetic of where you are. Here are our top 3 roofing materials for Texas homes.
1. S Tiles
S tiles are similar in shape and form to the very common terra cotta tiles. They are overlapped when placed which creates a wave pattern that allows for air circulation under the tiles.
S tiles have a huge advantage in that they can be made of many different materials which can be easily dyed or painted white. This allows for them to reflect a significant amount of heat which, coupled with the air circulation, provides a fantastic reduction in heat.
2. Metal Roofing
Metal roofing is becoming very popular in Texas for its significant temperature control factor. As a result, pricing is dropping to be almost on par with that of tile roofing. This makes for a great alternative to standard tiling.
Metal roofing is also waterproof due to the non-porous nature of metal, which in light of all these rain recently, is a huge advantage. It is also extremely durable and resistant to pests damaging or penetrating your roof.
While metal roofs do not reflect as much light and heat as tiles, they still reflect a significant amount. It does however cool off more quickly than tiles so it is actually more effective at cooling than a tile roof.
The only downside to metal roofs is that they are notoriously noisy when impacted. In the case of a rainstorm, you will definitely know that it is raining!
3. Solar Panels
If you install large enough of a solar panel system, then you do not necessarily have to worry about your choice of roofing. An effective solar panel setup will be placed in the optimal position to absorb the most direct sunlight throughout the day. While generating power from the sun, it will also protect the roofing underneath it. Not only are you keeping your house cooler, but you are also generating power that you don’t have to pay for!
There are many more options for roofing materials for Texas homes and businesses, these however are our favorite three!