Composition roofing is the most popular residential roofing material in the Austin area. To make the mat waterproof, composition shingles typically have a fiberglass reinforcing mat coated with asphalt and mineral fillers.
Whether you need two tiles shingles, or a complete roof inspection due to a leak in your roof, Davis Roofing Company can help. Davis Roofing Company has experienced Roofing Service Technicians in the Houston and surrounding area to satisfy all your roofing needs. What this means to you is FAST SERVICE! No matter what your roofing needs are, we will get the job done.
Our Residential Roofing Services Include:
- Customized Maintenance Programs
- Expert Leak Identification and Repair
- Emergency Dispatch Crews
- Roof Surveys and Inspections
- Roof Restoration and Cleaning
- Asphalt Steep Shingles
- Low Slope Built Up Roofing and Modified Bitumen
A new roof adds value as well as safeguards your home from rainstorms, high wind, fire and weathering. There are now new energy-saving materials, residential roofing products and systems that can dramatically reduce your energy costs and maximize the long term resale value of your property.
Davis Roofing Company installs multiple types of shingle roofing. Shingle roofs are commonly less expensive than other roof types, and offer varying benefits depending on material; coming in standard or fiberglass asphalt, metal, composite, rubber, and synthetic shake. Asphalt shingles come in 3-tab and dimensional styles.
The term “dimensional” or “architectural” shingles also refers to laminated shingles. It is a newer composition shingle design that has quickly become the most popular residential roofing choice for re-roofing and new construction. Laminated shingles are heavier and more durable than 3-tab shingles. A contoured visual effect on the roof’s surface distinguishes laminated shingles. Laminated shingles are becoming more popular in a variety of styles and colors. Because of their durability and attractive appearance, laminated shingles have become extremely popular.
Standard residential roofing shingles contain a core made of felt/other organic materials, are especially durable in colder climates, and are heavier than their fiberglass counterpart, giving them a higher wind resistance. The main advantage of asphalt shingle roofing is economic value, costing much less than most other forms of roofing.
When man-made building materials really began to take hold around the turn of the twentieth century, manufacturers combined production innovations and marketing savvy to create a new type of roofing known as composition shingles: fibers of some sort saturated or mixed with a binder. These asphalt shingles were extremely popular during the 1920s building boom, not only for their ease of installation and fire resistance, but also for their incredible variety of novel shapes and colors—creativity that could clinch the sale of a house in a highly competitive market.
Davis Roofing Company fiberglass shingles instead contain a fiberglass mat as the base material. The fiberglass core also provides these shingles with the highest available fire rating and greatly reduces their weight. The lightness of fiberglass shingles allows for an easier and less expensive installation.
Premium shingles are a heavier laminated shingle that is the absolute pinnacle of composition roofing. They are thicker, heavier, and larger in size than standard laminates. Premium shingles frequently include extra features such as moss inhibitors, but the design is the most distinguishing feature of premium shingles. These shingles are rarely seen on homes and buildings, but when you do, they are sure to make an impression. Premium shingles are, of course, more expensive than standard laminated shingles, but the majority come with a 50-year to lifetime warranty.
3-Tab residential roof shingles contain a core made of felt/other organic materials, are especially durable in colder climates, and are heavier than their fiberglass counterpart, giving them a higher wind resistance. The main advantage of asphalt shingle roofing is economic value, costing much less than most other forms of roofing.
The 3-tab roofing shingle has been used on Austin roofs for many years. It is usually the most cost-effective way to roof a house. 3-tab shingle roofs have a distinct flat appearance and are available in a range of colors. Most manufacturers will warranty 3-tab shingles for 25-30 years, but in hail-prone areas like Dallas and Fort Worth, they rarely last that long. Three-tab shingles have several advantages, the most important of which is cost. As older 3-tabs deteriorate, most homeowners are opting to replace them with a laminated or premium shingle for increased longevity. Having said that, 3-tab shingles can still be a great value for the right home.
Composite Residential Roof Shingles
Composite roofing shingles are produced from a variety of materials; some post-industrial or recycled. Their composition allows for enhanced durability and lifetime, typically a minimum of 30 years. Composite shingles are also resistant to most types of deformation shingles can fail to, and come with the option of various additives allowing for enhanced resistance/aesthetic appeal.
Composition roofing is the most popular residential roofing material in the Austin area. To make the mat waterproof, composition shingles typically have a fiberglass reinforcing mat coated with asphalt and mineral fillers. The shingle’s top surface is embedded with a layer of ceramic granules for added strength and an aesthetically pleasing finish. Composition shingles (fiberglass-based) typically receive a class “A” fire rating because the fiberglass mat resists fire significantly better than the paper used in organic shingles. Composition shingles are available in a wide range of colors and styles.