Composition Shingles (Asphalt Shingles) are the most common shingle you will see on homes throughout the Amarillo area as well as everywhere inTexas and the US. Up to 80% of all homes in the United States have composition shingle roofs.
Modern “Composition shingles are many times referred to as, “ Laminate” “Architectural”or “Dimensional” shingles.
These composition shingles are prefered by most builders and homeowners because of their thicker look and added durability. These thicker, often laminated shingles cast shadow lines like a thick wood shake. As you can see in the picture above, the result is a rich, textured appearance rather than the traditional flat surface of standard three-tab shingles.
Manufacturers of this type of shingle often include GAF, Certainteed, Owens Corning and Tamko.
All asphalt shingles are coated with a layer of mineral granules that protect the shingle from sunlight, add color and, in some cases, help resist algae and fungus growth. Manufacturers can discourage unwanted plant life by adding copper or zinc to the granule mix.
We Offer a Wide Selection of Designs and Colors
Price Roofing works with the top manufacturers to give you the greatest selection of Composition Shingles. The choices can be mind boggling but we can help you quickly sort through your options based on your budget, architecture, color and preferences.
Metal Roofing is quickly becoming a desirable alternative to traditional composition shingles. Along with its many advantages over conventional roofing, Metal Roofing is now available in several styles and designer colors, allowing you to add beauty and value to your home.
Longevity / Durability
Metal roofing is superior to composition roofing in all types of weather conditions, including hail, sun exposure, and wind. Unlike shingles, metal roofing will not deteriorate due to sun exposure. High winds and/or a hail storm will destroy a composition roof, but a metal roof can handle wind speeds up to 140 MPH and is extremely hail resistant. Metal roofing performs so well, that in the state of Texas, if you have a metal roof that meets Underwriters Laboratories UL 2218 specifications, you can qualify for up to a 35% discount on your homeowner’s insurance.
Lighter colored metal roofs reflect away much of the sun’s UV rays, which can help keep your house cooler and lower cooling costs. In recent studies done in Florida, a metal roof can cut cooling costs by as much as 25% or more.
According to the National Association of Homebuilders Research Center, 20 billion pounds of asphalt shingles are dumped into U.S. landfills annually. The recycled content of steel in metal roofing is much higher than the recycled content in asphalt shingles. Also, due to the low weight of metal roofing (about half that of shingles), in many cases it can be installed directly over your existing roof, saving the environmental as well as financial costs associated with removal and disposal.
Texas Metal Roofing Experience
If the look and durability of metal roofing is of interest to you, call Lon Smith and we can help you sort through the many choices and options. Price Roofing has decades of experience installing metal roofing in the Amarillo and Texas Panhandle markets. From first hand experience we know what works best, from materials to installation, when it comes to metal roofing in Texas.
Stone Coated Steel
As the original stone coated steel roofing system, the DECRA® product line represents a perfect blending of over 50 years of research and practical experience. Offering the ultimate in performance and engineering design is what DECRA Roofing Systems are all about. Stone Coated Steel products are unique. Stone coated and pressed into different profiles, DECRA products offer texture and style not found in traditional metal roofing products. As a substrate, steel provides the perfect medium for pressing panels to resemble various conventional materials: asphalt shingles, clay tiles, concrete tiles, and wood shakes. However, unlike conventional products, stone coated steel is lightweight, durable, freeze/thaw resistant, walkable and require little to no maintenance over the life of the roof.
Unlike standing seam metal roofs, DECRA Roofing Systems are not installed vertically; panels are smaller, interlocking and install horizontally. The interlocking feature aids in leak prevention, and the design keeps the panels in place during a storm.
All DECRA products are manufactured from steel, a noncombustible material, have a Class A fire rating, a limited, transferable 50-year warranty – covering manufacturing defects including loss of appearance and/or excessive granule loss – a 120 mph wind-uplift warranty and a Class 4 UL impact resistance rating, the highest available. And, they have been proven in the market for over fifty years.
Impact Resistant Shingles
Impact Resistant Roofing Shingles and Material is a relatively new option for residential and commercial building applications. Price Roofing believes Impact Resistant roofing shingles can be a great option for many homeowners. Texas receives more than its fair share of damaging hail so this option is one worth consideration.
Between 1991 and 1995, wind and hail caused an average of $8 billion in insurance payouts each year. Wind and hail damage to roofs comprises a significant portion of this cost. Hail damage to asphalt shingles may include severe granule loss, material loss at shingle edges, and penetration.
Several manufacturers offer asphalt shingles designed to resist the effects of severe weather such as wind and impact from flying debris or hail. Different proprietary methods are used to keep granules attached to the shingle, to prevent shingle breaking during impact, and to keep shingles attached to the sheathing during high winds.
UL 2218 classifies the resistance of roofing products to impact damage. In the test, steel balls are directed at roof samples, and damage is observed. Products that receive a Class 4 rating from UL 2218 are the most resistive to hail damage. Some major insurance companies are offering homeowner premium discounts for the use of roofing products that receive a Class 4 rating.Consult with your Price Roofing expert for details on these discounts.
Cedar shakes and shingles manufactured by members of the Cedar Shake & Shingle Bureau (“CSSB”) are the only products labeled with the “Certi” brand name. As part of the Certi-Wood™ family, Certi-label™ cedar shakes and shingles are manufactured by experienced craftsmen who take pride in their trade and the quality of their product.
Each bundle of product has the mill’s distinctive Certi-label™ tucked under the bundle strap. Asking for “the blue label” or “number one blue label” is not specific enough: CSSB members’ products are the only ones with the Certi brand name on the label.
A roof that is slightly pitched or nearly flat is called a low-slope roof. No roof should be “flat” – though they may appear that way to you from the ground; every roof should have an intentional slight slope for drainage. Problems are common and more difficult to diagnose with low slope roofing because often times the leak area is not directly
Price Roofing has been fixing and installing low slope roofing for decades. We’ve seen a lot of interesting issues! Old buildings, new construction, retro-fit, you name it, when it comes to low slope roofing, we’ve done it…And with outstanding results. We have very strong relationships with all the best commercial roof manufacturers. This provides you with unparalleled quality and guarantees.
Contact Price Roofing today for a free estimate.