Are Asphalt Shingles the Right Choice for your Austin Home?
Asphalt shingles aren’t just popular in Austin, they’re the number one choice across America when homeowners need a roof replacement. Because asphalt shingles have long been in demand, manufacturers have refined the asphalt shingle to meet the needs of the modern-day homeowner.
Asphalt shingles can be used to cover all shapes, sizes and varieties of roofs. Whether you have a gabled roof or a mansard roof or anything in between, asphalt shingle roofing is a flexible option. There is a recommended minimum slope requirement to install asphalt shingles but the majority of homes in the United States meet that requirement.
A quick call to WDR Austin and one of our representatives can schedule a consultation for your home with one of our roofing contractors. We can help you choose between the wide variety of asphalt shingles available today.
Asphalt Shingle Roof Install in Austin
Shingles to Meet Your Design Needs
At WDR Austin, we have every type of asphalt shingle available. Whether your needs are functional or architectural, our contractors can outfit you with the best asphalt roof available.
3 Tab Shingles
The most affordable option, 3 tab shingles are available in earth tones including tan, grey, white and black. Usually accompanied with a 25 year warranty, this style of shingle is made to be extremely durable and functional.
3 tab shingles are sized and shaped evenly and are very lightweight. This makes them quick and easy to install. They don’t require much maintenance so you can relax comfortably under your roof for many years to come.
Architectural Shingles are moderately priced with a wider aesthetic selection available. They are also longer-lasting and more durable so you may see some limited lifetime warranties with architectural shingles.
Some homeowners consider architectural shingles more aesthetically pleasing due to their thicker profiles and wider variety of shades. They are heavier shingles than 3 tab shingles, which makes them less likely to be affected by the heavy winds common in Austin.
Dimensional, Designer or Premium Shingles
Available at a higher cost, specialty asphalt shingles are usually rated a grade higher than architectural shingles. If you desire a unique look for the roof of your home, designer asphalt shingles are the right choice for you.
Safety Benefits of Asphalt Roofing
Asphalt roofing has many built in safety benefits that will protect your valued investment.
High Wind Resistance
You don’t have to live in the East Texas area for long to understand that winds are a factor you should consider when installing or replacing a roof. Typically, asphalt roofs can withstand 110-130 mile per hour winds.
High winds can not only remove shingles completely but can cause shingles to shift making your home vulnerable to water damage. Selecting the right asphalt shingle for the high winds in your area is our specialty.
Class A Fire Rating
A Class A fire rating means your shingles can help protect other parts of your home from damage or destruction. Not all shingles are rated this highly but there are a wide variety of affordable shingles that fall into the Class A category.
This might not be top on your priority list but asphalt shingles provide a surprising amount of protection from outside noise. Depending on where your home is located, noise control may be something to reconsider. Compared to a metal roof, an asphalt shingle roof is remarkably more quiet.
Value and Quality
Asphalt shingles are the most cost-effective roofing system available. You aren’t substituting value for cost with the variety of asphalt shingles there are to choose from. Because asphalt shingles have been used for years and are so common, installation is easy and the cost to install is low.
Asphalt shingles are easy to repair and many are made with algae resistant materials helping you maintain the lifespan of your roof. Additionally, asphalt roofing tiles are recyclable! In the past, roofing materials ended up in the landfill but today, old asphalt tiles are reused to repair roads and generate power.
WDR Austin is Ready to Install Your Asphalt Shingles
Still have more questions about asphalt roofing shingles? Call WDR today and we’ll help guide you through our available shingle selection. If you’d like to have one of our qualified roofing contractors out to your home, our initial roof inspection is always free.