Types of Residential Roofs
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From composite (or asphalt) shingles to metal and tile we offer an endless variety of styles and colors to accent your home and provide you with a roof that will endure for many years to come. Should you prefer, we are also are happy to suggest a slate, tile, or stone-coated steel product. We would like to invite you to tour the products page so that you will have an opportunity to explore all the options we have available when choosing your new roof system.
Lone-Star Roof Systems is also happy to provide a variety of gutter systems and downspout installations and repairs. Our gutter systems are available in either a 5' or 6' inch width and come in a complete line of colors to accent your home.
Vendors: Decra®, Metro Roof Products, Gerard USA
Metal roofing is becoming the choice of architects, builders and homeowners that are concerned with sustainable design, or "green" building. Stone coated steel systems, such as those provided by Decra, contain upwards of 25% recycled steel, have a life cycle of more than 50 years, and are energy efficient. Additionally, they are suitable for use with water catchments and solar panel systems.
Stone coated and pressed into different profiles, Decra products offer texture and style not found in traditional metal roofing products. As a substrate, steel provides the perfect medium for pressing panels to resemble various conventional materials: asphalt shingles, clay tiles, concrete tiles, and wood shakes.
Standing Seam Roofs
Vendors: Sheffield Metals and Berridge
Metal roofs are energy efficient, sustainable, durable and recyclable. Their reflective nature inhibits heat absorption during the day while allowing heat to escape at night, both of which result in reduced interior cooling costs.
Metal roofs generally are stronger and more durable than conventional roofs, with twice the life span. Since they do not degrade under sun exposure and can withstand hail and wind better than shingle roofs, a metal roof can have the potential to reduce your insurance premiums and earn you energy tax credits.
Vendors: Sheffield Metals and Berridge
Exposed facet roofs are large metal sheets molded into a wave like structure, similar to traditional barn and silo roofs. Although these roofs tend towards more agricultural and industrial structures, they offer many of the same advantages as standing seam roofs for residential structures as well.
Vendors: GAF, Certainteed, and Atlas
The main providers of composite shingles are GAF and Certainteed. Our status as Master Elite and Select Shingle Master contractors for these companies, respectively, allows us to offer the best products, installation, and warranty coverage.
Composite shingle roofs can save you on energy costs in the summer!
This is accomplished via highly reflective roofing granules engrained on the shingles that reflect solar radiation and from their contour, more readily dissipate heat back into the air. The shingles are rated by the Cool Roof Rating Council (CRRC) and meet initial ENERGY STAR performance levels.
Concrete and clay tiles have the special characteristic of improving with age. As such, tile roofs are considered a premium product with a premium cost. Though tiled roofs require a higher initial investment, the exceptional quality and durability of these products give a greater return on investment by incurring much lower maintenance and repair costs.
When factored by the lifetime of the roof, tile is significantly cheaper than composite shingles.
Tile roofs, in addition to having lower effective costs, also provide energy reduction. The natural airspace around the tiles creates natural ventilation to release heat buildup on the roof deck. One of the most popular energy-efficient tile roofing systems is the Energy Efficient Roof System (EERS) by Monier LifeTile. For more information about tile roofing green specifications, visit the Tile Roofing Institute’s web site at www.tileroofing.org
Vendors: AcryLinkG™, HydroStop, Karnak
Energy Efficient coatings attempt to meld the qualities of the different types of roofings described above to minimize energy loss. The goal is to preserve the positive aspects of each traditional type of roof while minimizing the negative impacts.
One of the most popular choices in roof coatings is an acrylic spray-on offered by AcryLinkG™. This system, called the Multi-Purpose Crosslinking Acrylic Latex Elastomeric Roof Coating, is specifically designed to be applied to existing roofs to increase longevity by increasing energy efficiency, preventing leaks, and sealing cracks and other wear-and tear.
Acrylic sprays are available in a variety of colors to match a large variety of roof colors
Vendors: Energy Q
Radiant Barriers are becoming more commonplace and people are realizing just how much more effective radiant barrier is compared to the traditional mass insulation. Conventional mass fiberglass insulation, no matter how thick, has almost no ability to block or shield radiant heat energy which can account for as much as 93% of summer heat gain and up to 75% of winter heat loss. These products are only designed to slow down conduction heat energy.
Energy Q™ Reflective Thermal Barrier, if properly applied, will increase comfort levels and lower utility costs by reducing heat loss or gain, as well as, increase the efficiency and energy consumption of equipment.