Different Types of Roofing Materials

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If you are in need of a new roof for your home, you have most likely done some preliminary research. While this is a good thing, you may be confused by all the choices available to you. That is where we can step in and help! Gordy Roofing has decades of experience with various types of residential roofing materials and can help you get the proper new roof for your home.

Let’s take a look at some of the most common roofing materials we use with our Eastern Texas customers.

Slate Roofing

When slate was first used in the 1700s, it was incredibly expensive, and only the elite could afford a slate roof. New methods of processing slate have resulted in slate roofs being a much more cost-effective roofing option. Slate has many advantages, including its natural beauty, great fire resistance, durability, and a lifespan of up to 100 years. Slate as a roofing material is simply stunning, and architects have employed it for hundreds of years because of its beauty.

Shingles Made of Asphalt

For decades, asphalt roofs have been the most preferred choice among homeowners and roofers alike. This popularity is largely due to the fact that they last a long time and are the least expensive of all roofing options. Other advantages include them being offered in a variety of colors and their resistance to harsh temperatures. Asphalt shingles offer reliable waterproofing and are relatively simple to install as well. Most asphalt shingles have a lifespan of roughly 20 years, but with good care and maintenance, they can last as long as 30-40 years. The main disadvantage of using asphalt shingles as roofing is they have issues in strong windy locations.

Ceramic Tile Roofing

Ceramic roofing tiles give your property a comfortable and welcoming appearance and feel. It is also long-lasting, weather-resistant, and fireproof, with a lifespan of 50-75 years. Ceramic roofs are frequently utilized in places that endure temperature extremes and days of bright sunlight on a regular basis. This is because ceramic roofs are not affected by heat or cold. Ceramic roofs are also simple to maintain. They are resistant to rot and insects, making them an excellent choice for those in Eastern Texas.

Metal Roofs

Metal roofs have been around for a long time and are commonly utilized in commercial and industrial settings. However, this material is becoming more popular as a roofing material for residential in recent years. Metal roofing systems are extremely versatile, lightweight, and low-maintenance in terms of design. They are also one of the most environmentally friendly roofing materials available. They can be manufactured in any color and in a variety of designs, such as tiles, sheets, panels, and shingles.
Metal roofing may be more expensive to install at first, but it resists weather damage, lasts a long time, and can significantly boost the value and beauty of your home in the long run. However, when huge panels and sheets are utilized, installation can be difficult, and not every roofing contractor has experience installing metal roofing systems. Gordy Roofing, on the other hand, does and can assist you with your new Eastern Texas roof installation upgrade.

If you are looking to replace or for a new roof installation, give Gordy’s a call at 903-725-5530.  Let’s discuss your options and look at your current situation to come up with a great solution.

About Gordy Roofing Company

We have been the trusted source in East Texas for over 50 years and across the area. We are a family-owned business started by our dad over 5 decades ago, and we are 3 brothers that have continued our family tradition and skill-set taught to us by our father. We bring this commitment to you and our passion for turning your home into a work of art. We are insured, licensed, and bonded and have become the leading expert in our market segment. We desire for you to become part of our roofing family and our history. We have locations in the following areas: Big Sandy Texas | Tyler Texas | Longview Texas | Mineola Texas | Gilmer Texas |