What Are The Best Types Of Roofing Materials?

There are quite a few different types of roof types that you can use when you have a home. We carry four different main types of roofing that you can choose from. Clay tiles, asphalt tiles, metal roofing, and wooden shingles. Each of these can make your house look really good and there are advantages and disadvantages to each type. Here is information on all four so you can decide for your self what you want your local roofer in Dallas to install for you!

Clay Tiles

Clay is a local favorite here in Dallas. It makes complete sense why too. Clay roof tiles, while a little bit more expensive, can hold up to almost anything you throw at them. Heavy rains, snow, wind, and ice can’t penetrate them. There is a reason why many archeologists find artifacts made out of clay that have lasted for 1,000’s of years. It is because clay has the ability to last through anything and everything. On top of that, they won’t rot at all and is resistant to fire and bug damage. They can last far longer than most other roofing materials as well. 

Asphalt Tiles

Asphalt tiles are great because they are versatile. They can be adapted to any roof. With some more modern houses, the roofs can be different angles and lines that older roofs did not have. Asphalt tiles can be adjusted to fit any of these angles that they need to be. They also offer great protection and insulation to the house. 

Metal Roofing

Metal roofing is great because it can look beautiful on almost any house in any neighborhood. This  type of roofing has long last durability and the way that the metal sheets lock together allows for them to have the best wind resistance of any roofing material. It also is extremely energy-efficient and allows your home to stay cooler during those hot summer months. The metal roofing material also is extremely fire-resistant, so you can rest assured that your roof will protect through all the elements.

Wooden Shingles

Wood shingles are a great choice for someone who wants to have a multitude of options when it comes to colors. Wood can be stained or painted in a large variety of ways. On top of that, they are naturally resistant to water, so when it is raining you don’t have to worry about it beginning to shrink. It is also a low-density material that doesn’t put stress on the naturally built roof of your home. Since wooden shingles are built from all-natural materials, they also are extremely environmentally friendly. It doesn’t allow any substance runoff that could damage the environment around the house 

Contact Us

If you are reading this, then you are probably looking for a local roofer that can help you. Orlando Group can help you determine what material will fit your budget and roof the best. Whether it is a roof repair or a full roof replacement. Contact us, your local roofer in Dallas for all of your roofing issues.

Whats The Difference Between Commercial and Residential Roofing?

Welcome to the first Orlando Group blog! We are your number one company for roofing and construction. Today, we will be discussing what the difference between commercial and residential roofing is. You may think that all roofs are created equal, but in actuality, residential and commercial roofs are far from similar. Here are just a few ways in which these two are different.

Slope

Roofs for homes are more often than not sloped at a much higher angle than commercial roofs are. It completely changes how the roofing project needs to be done because the materials are laid down much differently. The slope allows roofers to simply use one material to keep the shingles nailed to the roof itself while it takes a couple of different materials to keep the roof stuck to the flat metal surface on commercial buildings.

Time

This may seem like a no brainer. Commercial buildings will typically be much larger than residential ones, but the longer time than it takes to roof isn’t simply because it is a larger area. It can often be because of the materials and the roof itself being flat. When the roof is flatter, you are having to cover more surface area than if a roof is at an angle like many houses are. Also, when a roof is flat it needs to be more heavy-duty so that it doesn’t get damaged as easily. While damaging hail can bounce off of the residential roof because it is angled, but, on a flat roof, it lands with its full surface area rather than just rolling off.

Materials 

A lot of the time for roofs on residential buildings, the materials will be pretty similar and it will just depend on what you want on your roof. For commercial roofs, we tend to simply want the strongest material possible. Typically the roof of a building will not be seen by customers so it won’t matter what it looks like. For residential roofs, it just depends on exactly what you want. We have a wide variety of colors and types to suit your needs ranging from clay tiles, asphalt shingles, metal roofing, and wooden shingles.

Cost

We encourage you to contact us to get a quote, but as a general rule of thumb, commercial roofs will cost a bit more than residential roofs will. This is mostly because of it being a longer task, the number of roofers, and the materials that are used when it comes to it. You could do a roofing job in residential with only a few people, but to complete a commercial project in the same amount of time you would need to at least double that. On top of that, for commercial projects, many roofers will have to use much more advanced equipment in order to get the project done in a proper time frame.

Contact Us

If you are reading this, then you are probably looking for a local roofer that can help you. We can help you with all of your residential and commercial roofing needs. Whether it is a roof repair or a full roof replacement. Contact us, your local roofer in Dallas for all of your roofing issues.