New Choices in Shingle Roofing for West Houston, Cypress and Katy
Our GAF MasterElite® Status Earns You Extended Warranties
When you think shingle roofing, forget the image of the composition, 3-tab shingle roofs you saw as a child. Sure, those are still available, but shingle roofing has evolved in really significant ways. A new standard in many West Houston and Katy neighborhoods, both for new roofs and for re-roofs, are architectural grade shingles, also known as laminate or dimensional shingles. They provide Grade A fire protection, an enhanced look, longer wear, and greater protection against blow-offs than the composition roofs of years past.
Beyond this, however, is the designer shingle roofing market. Designer shingles allow you to create a truly custom look for your home or business. Many manufacturers offer interesting shapes, a wide array of colors, and textures that can even mimic slate or tile roofs. There are shingles available to provide the crowning touch to nearly every architectural style.
Weights and warranties for shingle roofs vary. While shingle roofs typically carry 20-50 year warranties; some manufacturers offer Limited Lifetime warranties. Because shingle roofs are more vulnerable to storm damage—and this can compromise the lifetime of the roof—the most environmentally friendly choices are the heavier and more durable roofing options. GAF has invested a great deal of time and resources into a system that, when installed, can be relied upon in the harshest of storms. Ask your Project Planner for the details on this three-part Weather Stopper® system and other eco-friendly options, including Cool Colors and Impact Resistant shingles.
Eco-Friendly EcoStar Roofs
As a slate, concrete or tile alternative, eco-friendly EcoStar roofs are made of some of today’s strongest, most flexible recycled materials, rubber and plastic. EcoStar roofs offer excellent advantages, including long life (50 year warranty available), the capacity to withstand 100 mile per hour winds and Class 4 impact resistance. Due to its durability, EcoStar also qualifies you for insurance discounts.