Latest Roofing Materials and Designs to Try in 2019

We don’t always appreciate how much we rely on our roofs. If they’re functioning the way they should, you might not even notice your home has one. Roofs have to protect us from all types of weather conditions, so it’s important they’re in tip-top shape at all times, or you’ll pay the price. If your roof is in need of roofing repair services, there are several different types of new and old materials you can depend on for the upgrade you need. Here are a few things to consider.

 

Shingled Roof
Cedar

With a simple and classic look, cedar is the ideal material for a home for a person that wants shingles, but would prefer to break away from the standard, traditional asphalt shingles. A tough wood able to withstand even the harshest of weather conditions, cedar has the added advantage of being energy efficient. If you choose to go with cedar, it’s important to keep in mind that it is vulnerable to mold and mildew, and therefore needs to be treated and maintained properly.


Solar Panels

The future is all about renewable energy, so why not have a home that’s able to take advantage of all the latest technologies? Installing a solar roof is not only an environmentally conscious decision, but it’s the only way to get some added economic benefit out of your roof. While solar roofs might seem expensive upon installation, your roof will quickly start paying for itself by generating its own energy. With all the sunshine we get in The Woodlands, a solar roof can save you thousands of dollars in energy costs per year.


PVC

PVC (polyvinyl chloride) is a high-tech solution for roofs that are either flat or lightly sloping. A single-ply roof, PVC is not a collection of shingles, but comes in one single layer, and is an amazing roofing material that is durable, UV resistant, heat reflecting, and energy-efficient. With all these advantages, it’s no wonder that PVC is now one of the most popular roofing materials on the market.


Solar Panels Metal

Roofs made from materials such as zinc, tin, aluminum, and copper are perhaps the easiest roofs to maintain in the industry. In fact, once installed, it’s entirely possible you’ll never have to think about your roof again. One of the advantages in a place like The Woodlands is metal roofs reflect sunlight away from the home. This keeps things cool on the hotter days and saves you money on energy costs. It’s important, however, that your home be insulated properly, as metal roofs can get loud under certain conditions (hail, for example).


With several new and advanced materials now available, modern roofs are far more sophisticated than the roofs of old. To help get a handle on all that’s out there, contact us at AM Commercial/Residential Roofing Company, LLC. We’re the experts in roofing in The Woodlands, TX, and we’re able to answer all your questions so you can be sure you’ll get exactly the roof you need to protect your home and family. Give us a call today!