Even in the middle of winter, it’s never too late to think about home improvement projects for when spring comes! The upcoming warm season is an ideal time to start roof renovation projects.
Installing a new roof for your home may sound daunting, but the good news is that most average-sized roofs can be installed within 1-3 days, depending on the material used. Read on to find out more about undertaking this exciting endeavor!
How to Install a Roof
Not everyone will know how to roof a house. It’s not exactly a quick DIY project you can crank out in a single afternoon! As with anything concerning steep heights, electrical tools, and safety gear, new roof installation projects should almost always be left up to the professionals. Installing a roof for your home requires an expert touch and careful consideration – making careless, novice mistakes can only hurt your home in the long run, even leading to expensive repairs in the future!
Always consult a professional before starting any construction venture.
Popular House Roof Materials
If you’re working on a new project or looking to completely renovate your home with a new roofing installation, then you may have contemplated which materials to use. Let’s take a quick look at what some of the popular materials are for most roofs:
- Asphalt Shingles: Affordable and waterproof, these shingles are usually layered with asphalt and fiberglass, although there are organic alternatives that use waste paper, wood fiber, and more. Asphalt shingles are most commonly found in the standard designs of either three-tab or dimensional. They’re quite versatile and come in many colors, too, so you’ll have plenty of options to choose from when designing the roof for your home. They can last anywhere from 15 to 30 years with regular maintenance.
- Metal Roofing: Sleek and stylish, metal roofs give a sophisticated, modern look to any Texas property. Although not as inexpensive as asphalt shingles, their hefty weight and practical characteristics make their price range reasonable. They can even save you money down the line due to their energy efficiency! Metal roofing can come in zinc, copper, tin, aluminum, and more, and can be installed in the styles of corrugated metal (a zigzag pattern), standing seam metal (long vertical panels joined at the seam), metal shingles, or metal tiles. The choice is yours! Cared for properly, metal roofs can last up to 40-70 years.
- Clay Tiles: Clay tiles can give your neighborhood’s landscape a classic, colorful look. Baked with naturally occurring materials, they’re an eco-friendly solution many homeowners look for. Not to be outdone by asphalt shingles or metal, clay tiles come in different types as well: mission tiles, Spanish tiles, French tiles, and more, and all give a unique profile to a house roof. They can last up to 50 to 100 years with a regular maintenance schedule.
- Concrete Tiles: Don’t be fooled by their chilly-sounding name–concrete tiles are just as stylish and elegant as the next! Concrete roof tiles are mixed with sand, water, iron oxide, and–you guessed it–cement, then poured into molds and hardened over time. Once they’re ready to be removed from their casts, every single tile goes through break strength testing to measure the maximum stress they can withstand. This ensures they don’t fracture and crack when it matters most! With an expert installation and regular maintenance and repairs, cement roofing can last up to 60 years or longer.
All of the above materials listed are durable and can take quite the beating under the Texan sun.
Whatever your choice, don’t hesitate to contact Qualis Roofing & Construction if you have any questions on how to install a roof or which materials to choose!
Finding a Local Contractor
Always do your research before hiring a roofing contractor. You can find reputable contractors on databases such as Angi or the Better Business Bureau. These websites identify top-rated businesses. You can find reviews written by real customers of their experiences, too. This allows you to make your own informed judgment.
Choose the #1 Provider for Roof Installations in Texas
If you’re in the market for a new roof installation, then you should call Qualis Roofing & Construction! We have over 75+ years of combined industry experience and over 400+ completed projects. That’s why we’re your trusted choice for all your residential roofing needs in Arlington, TX, and surrounding areas.
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