Austin Roofing Systems
Though it's rarely the center of attention when its doing its job correctly, the roof on your home (or more accurately, the roofing system) is a critical part of keeping you and your family warm or cool, dry, and safe. The visible roofing can be made of asphalt, tar, rubber, clay, composite material, wood, metal, cement, or stone. All these roofing materials are chosen for their ability to keep water out, but each type has benefits and idiosyncrasies and costs that run from moderate to exorbitant.
The slope and complexity of the roof, the climate, the style and color of the home, the neighborhood, and the cost are among the many factors that influence which type of roofing material is best for your home.
Austin TX Roofing Systems
Cool Roof Coating
Fluid Applied Membranes
TPO and PVC
Built Up Austin Roof System
Cool Roof Coating Austin System
EPDM Austin Roof System
Fluid Applied Membranes Austin Roof System
Liquid-Applied Membrane Is a Popular Choice Because It Is...
- Ideal for exposed roofs with large number of complicated details and penetrations
- Cost-effective, especially for roof renovations and roof repair projects
- Seamless, fills in cracks, gaps and voids in substrate
- Easy and safe application
- Rapid curing and excellent adhesion to all kinds of surfaces
- Applicable for a multitude of waterproofing needs, not only roofs
TPO and PVC Austin Roof System
TPO stands for Thermoplastic Polyolefin, and PVC is Polyvinyl Chloride. Both of these membranes are designed for low slope and flat roofs and can be implemented with both commercial and residential applications.
- PVC has been widely used since the 1960’s
- TPO made its debut in the early 1990s, boasting of being the new and improved single-ply roofing membrane.
The membranes are both very flexible, white (other colors are available but why would you want to miss out on the reflective index of white?), and are powerhouses of energy efficiency. They actually reflect up to 91% of the sun’s rays, and as you already know, when you reduce the temperature of the roof surface, you reduce the need for HVAC systems to run as much or as hard. Money in your pockets for sure! You’re saving not only due to a reduction in energy bills but also on the maintenance of the HVAC system itself. So you are definitely on the right track no matter what membrane you choose.
Modified Bitumen Austin Roof System
Sheet Metal Austin Roof System
Asphalt Shingle Austin Roof System
Single Ply Austin Roof System
Single-ply roofing systems utilize flexible sheets of thermoset or thermoplastic membranes. Both membranes offer unique advantages and disadvantages. For example, thermoplastics are highly reusable as they can undergo melting numerous times, while thermosets remain in a solid state after curing. The three main types of compounds used in single-ply membrane systems are:
- Ethylene propylene diene terpolymer (EPDM): a thermoset
- Polyvinyl chloride or polymerized vinyl chloride (PVC): a thermoplastic
- Thermoplastic polyolefin (TPO): a thermoplastic
Clay Tile Austin Roof System
Clay or terracotta roof tiles are the perfect example of local building materials. For this reason, it has been the most popular roofing material in various civilizations throughout history. Clay soil is endemic to almost every region worldwide. As long as people had access to clay soil and organic material that could be burned, clay terracotta tiles provided a durable and waterproof roofing option that could be manufactured onsite. Today, terracotta roofing tiles continue to be a popular option for high-end homes looking for a beautiful and natural roofing material that can add value to the home.
Concrete Tile Austin Roof System
BesTex’s Flat Tile profiles offer graceful beauty, rugged strength and enhanced curb appeal. No matter where you live, it’s the perfect choice for any climate, as an Concrete Tile Roof is incredibly durable to resist high winds and hail damage, and is also a Class A roof covering. In addition, concrete roof tile is an excellent insulator, keeping your home or commercial building cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter, helping reduce energy costs. Plus, BesTex has a wide selection of Cool Roof Tile colors available for reroof and new construction projects, which are approved by Energy Star® and the Cool Roof Rating Council (CRRC) for reflectivity.
Synthetic Austin Roof System
Faux slate comes in various materials, including plastics, polymers, clay, fiber cement, rubber, steel, and asphalt. They have different characteristics, price points, strengths, and weaknesses.
Plastic and polymer composite manufacturers mold individual slate tiles with ridges to look like natural slate. Recycled rubber and plastic sometimes form the basis of rubber slate tiles. Steel roof tiles are shaped like slate roof tiles but have less texture. Asphalt manufacturers offer premium shingles that share a textured attribute with slate.
Wood Shake Austin Roof System
Wood roofs have been used to protect homes for over a hundred years which is a testament to its reliability. It has a rustic, natural look and ages beautifully. Most wood roofing is made from cedar because it is light, yet durable. Cedar will weather to a gray color in several months if not pressure washed. This graying is natural and often desired aesthetically. Cedar is a long lasting product as well. If properly maintained, a BesTex Roofing Systems wood roof can give you approximately 30 years from shakes and 20 years from wood shingles.