What Is The Best Roofing Material for High Winds?
Posted on: November 6, 2019
What is the best roofing material for areas prone to high winds in North Texas? How do you choose the right roof for your home or business? At S.W.A.T. Roofing & Contracting, we install and repair all types of roofs in the DFW area. We know what the best (and worst) roofing materials are for high winds and can help you determine which roof makes the most sense for your home.
The most popular type of roof material is asphalt shingle roofs. It’s versatility, affordability and longevity are why homeowners often decide on asphalt roofing versus other materials. Asphalt shingles are easy to maintain, even though they do require maintenance. They also are easy to replace and can often be replaced in small sections.
Clay tile roofs are durable, long lasting and energy efficient. When properly installed, they offer strong protection from high winds. However, it is imperative that they are properly installed and secured. Loose tiles can be dangerous. If blown off, they can break windows, slam into exterior walls or cars. Having a clay roof can also be expensive to maintain as clay tiles cost more than traditional asphalt. Any time a tile breaks or is blown off a roof, your cost to keep the roof in peak condition is going to increase.
Metal roofing has always been a popular option for home in gulf states because of its ability to wear for a long time. A properly installed metal roof can last 30+ years without much maintenance. It can literally take a pounding, particularly from heavy downpours, which is why it has been a popular choice for homeowners throughout North Texas. However, just like clay tile roofs, a metal roof must be properly installed to prevent damage. If they are not installed correctly, you will not only deal with panels being bent or blown away from heavy winds, but you’ll also have to deal with the possibility of leaking.
A type of metal roof, stone coated steel roofing is probably the most durable roofing material out there. It is resistant to winds over 100 miles per hour, heavy rain and hailstone up to 2 inches in diameter. Considered a Class IV Impact Resistant Roof, choosing a stone coated steel roof for your home means you will have one of the strongest and affordable roofs on the market.
At S.W.A.T. Roofing, we often recommend stone coated steel roofs for homeowners who are in areas prone to severe weather. Not only are they extremely tough, they require very little maintenance, they are energy efficient and can last for decades!
We proudly serve the greater Fort Worth – Arlington – Dallas areas. Our contractors are licensed and certified to work on residential and commercial roofs. We provide no obligation free inspections and estimates for all of our customers.