what kind of roofing?

musicteacherAugust 29, 2011

My asphalt shingle roof will need replacing soon and I would like to consider other types of materials. This house originally had wood shingles, but they are no longer insurable. I live near Dallas and am wondering about the metal roofs or even clay tile. My house is in a neighborhood and looks like all the others, just wanted to give it some personality. I am not ready to get a roofer involved but am wondering about prices. My guess is that everything besides asphalt is too expensive, but would love for one of you to disprove that!

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See recent posts about metal vs asphalt shingles. In my neighborhood, there are lots of metal roofs. One has contrasting color metal at the ridges. I like it.

    Bookmark   August 29, 2011 at 9:20PM
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Metal roofing may be a bit more expensive initially, but can last much longer than a shingle roof. Other drawbacks are the metal is much noisier and can be severely damaged by hail.

Something you might explore is plastic shingles. They look very much like wood, will last as long or longer than regular shingles and are light weight.

The following is for reference only---it was the first one when I Googled.

Here is a link that might be useful: plastic shingles

    Bookmark   August 30, 2011 at 1:09AM
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Asphalt shingles are not damaged by hail?

    Bookmark   August 30, 2011 at 8:22PM
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You have to make sure the framing is adequate for clay tile.

It is not a light weight material.

    Bookmark   August 31, 2011 at 5:33PM
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