Spring in Texas means great weather! However, it also means rain… lots of rain. This means you have to have that right roof to handle all that precipitation. Below are a few different roof materials that can protect you and your house from the rain.
Asphalt shingles are inexpensive, have a variety of colors, and are the most popular roof style in the country. With high humidity, you will need to make sure that your asphalt shingles have an algaecide to prevent algae growth during the summer. A negative side effect of shingles is that the darker colors will absorb more heat which will raise the temperature inside your home or business. Shingles are also light-weight and are prone to being blown off in storms and high winds.
Metal roofs are available in more colors than other materials and the lighter colors are going to help in keeping cooler inside. They still are very attractive, rust resistant, and won’t promote algae growth. Metal roofing is also more wind resistant than the other materials. Metal roofs do, however, get very hot to the touch despite reflecting sun light. They also make hail damage more obvious.
Clay tiles are great for hotter climates, and are very attractive and provide for a unique look. Although wind resistant, the weight of them can add to problems during the winter when ice and snow can collect on your roof. The porous clay can will be an algae magnet whenever the temperature goes up. This will hold in the water and lead to decomposition of the clay tiles.
Metal roofing is going to be your best bet to withstand your spring showers and thunderstorms, and still provide the coolest and strongest option during the rest of the year. If you need a new roof or roof repair this spring, contact Peak Roofing & Construction at (972) 335-7325.