The most affordable short-term roof will probably always be a traditional composition roofing system. Composite roofing is constructed from a blend of materials compressed into shingles. Composite, or synthetic shingles can be made from a combination of fiberglass, plastic, polyester, and paper layered and held together with resin or laminates.
The advantages of composite roofing are many. It is less expensive than the cost of slate, wood shake, or tile. The lighter weight of composite shingles saves the expense of roof reinforcements needed for heavier stone or wood materials. While more expensive than traditional asphalt shingles, composite shingles last longer, saving you replacement costs over time. And the density of the material retains heat, helping lower winter utility bills.
The 5th Season
The problem in North Texas is, we have a 5th season…HAIL SEASON. That means when composite roofs are damaged, they must be replaced. That means high deductibles and inconvenience. We, at DT Roofing, offer a stone-coated steel roofing system that is backed by a 50 year warranty and is likely the last roofing system you’ll ever install again. Not to mention the sleek styling and texture means your stone-coated roof will be the talk of your neighborhood. There are also energy benefits to the SCS system. Heat transfer from the roof’s deck to the attic is minimized due to the air gaps between the “shingles” and the decking system. All in all, stone-coated steel is an excellent choice for your forever home.
Choosing the Best System
The truth is, we could make a good case for either type of roof. It comes down to your long-term plans and preferences, not to mention your taste. Whatever roofing system you choose, you can rest assured that if you choose a DT Roofing system, you will have confidence knowing you’ve chosen the best.