TPO Roofing

HIGH-QUALITY TPO ROOFING CONTRACTORS

TPO roofing is one of the most popular and energy-efficient types of roofs to install on a commercial building. Its ability to handle high temperatures, heavy rains, and strong impacts from hail storms and the other types of severe weather experienced here in the Dallas/Fort Worth area makes it an ideal choice for commercial flat roofs.

S.W.A.T. Roofing & Contracting provides expert commercial roof installation and repair of TPO roofs. Our contractors are licensed and certified, with combined decades of experience working on roof repairs and replacement in Fort Worth, Dallas, and the surrounding areas. Contact us today to schedule a free roof inspection.

TPO Roofing Durability

Thermoplastic Polyolefin, or TPO, is a single-ply roofing membrane is a single layer of synthetic material that is installed on top of a flat roof. Single-ply membranes are a popular choice for commercial roofs because they are extremely durable, they are competitively priced and easy to install. Rubber, ethylene, propylene, and other types of filler materials are chemically bonded together to create a TPO Roofing membrane. While this synthetic material is closer to a rubber roof, in cost, it provides further durability and is more energy-efficient than its rubber counterparts.

TPO roofing material is very flexible, which makes it resistant to tearing, puncture marks, and impact damage you’ll often see from hailstorms. The flexibility of the membrane ensures consistent protection and performance, even when a building begins to settle.

Another benefit of choosing a TPO roof is that it is heat reflective. It is Energy Star rated and can endure damaging ultraviolet rays, along with ozone pollutions and chemical exposure. Single-ply roofing membranes have traditionally done well in a variety of climates, particularly in climates as we experience in North Texas. Their ability to handle long-term weathering and wear is unequaled.

HOW LONG DOES A TPO ROOF LAST?

A TPO roof is estimated to last between 10-20 years, although some manufacturers claim they can last 30 years or more. The TPO compounds have changed in recent years, so it is difficult to accurately predict their longevity.

TPO Roofing Problems

TPO Roofing is still a relatively new material. Manufacturers are still learning about the right ration of ingredients to make the most durable single-ply membrane. Formulas continue to change and evolve, which can sometimes cause builders to be uncertain of their exact longevity.

In the past, not all TPO membranes have been created using proven manufacturing techniques. Faulty chemical formulas have cause many TPO roofs to fall apart, or start leaking, in particular when exposed to high heat over a long period of time. Fortunately, the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) has implemented stricter standards that are being adopted by most manufacturers in the industry. When you look to purchase a TPO roof, buying from a trusted manufacturer means you are getting a high-quality material that has met certain performance guidelines and is more likely to last.

WHY CHOOSE S.W.A.T. ROOFING TO INSTALL YOUR TPO ROOF?

S.W.A.T. Roofing & Contracting is one of the leading experts in TPO roof installation. We are locally owned and operated, with locations in both Forth Worth & Carrollton, Texas. At S.W.A.T. Roofing, it is not just about selling a roof, it’s about solving a problem. Whether you need a roof repaired or a full roof replacement, we’ll help you figure out the right solution.

Call S.W.A.T. Roofing today at 817-756-6666 or 972-200-4455.

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COMPOSITION ROOF SHINGLES

IMPROVE YOUR HOME’S CURB APPEAL WITH COMPOSITION ROOF SHINGLES

One of the most popular roofing choices for homeowners in Fort Worth, Texas, and the surrounding areas is composition shingles. It is called a composition shingle because it is composed of several ingredients, which typically include asphalt, fiberglass, and various recycled materials. The end result is a roof that will be resistant to mold growth, heat, wind, and rain. Homeowners are often drawn to composition roofs because they are affordable, long-lasting, and durable. They come in many colors and are easy to repair or replace. When properly installed and maintained, composition shingle roofs can last 20 years or more.

S.W.A.T. Roofing & Contracting is the top choice for composition roof installs in Greater Forth Worth. Our certified roofing specialists can provide you with a free estimate for a new roof, or roof repair in just a few minutes. Contact us today at 817-756-6666 to learn more!

Composition Asphalt Roof Installation

When it comes to installing a composition asphalt roof, you won’t find better service than S.W.A.T. Roofing & Contracting.

To begin, we will survey your home to determine the scope of the project. For some properties, the process is simple. Tear off the old roof, install new synthetic underlayment, and install the shingles. For others, the roof may have been in poor shape for a while or may have been damaged and require repairs to the trusses before the roof install can happen.

Our contractors have experience with all types of roof installs and we always make sure to properly inspect your roof so there are no surprises later on.

After a thorough inspection, we will then present you with an estimation for the project. We will work quickly to schedule your roof install and prep your property prior to starting the work. If you have delicate landscaping surrounding your home, patio furniture, or even a pool nearby, we take great care in ensuring the decorative elements of your home are properly covered and cared for. We go the extra mile because we’d want the same thing done for us.

Our team of expert roofing contractors will work fast and on a professional level to ensure that your property has a quality roof installed.

Composition Roof Repairs

In most cases, we can repair your composition roof without needing to do a full replacement. If you have roof damage or a roof leak, schedule a FREE INSPECTION with S.W.A.T. Roofing and we’ll set up an appointment a.s.a.p. Because your roof is the first line of defense against the elements, it is not uncommon for shingles to be damaged due to hail or heavy rains. Having a quality repair service by your side will ensure the situation is taken care of promptly and efficiently.

We provide emergency roof repair in Fort Worth, Texas, and the surrounding areas. If your roof has been damaged, or you are dealing with a bad roof leak, call the S.W.A.T. Roofing team and we’ll get your roof protected from the elements until whatever repairs needed can be done. Schedule a free inspection online, or call 817-756-6666 for 24/7 emergency service.

Common Questions about Composition Roofing

If you have never heard of a composition roof it is an affordable option for most homeowners. At S.W.A.T. Roofing & Contracting, we are happy to provide you with more information on the product and review your home to determine the best roofing material for your needs and budget. Here are some of the most commonly asked questions we get about composition asphalt roofing.

How Long Does a Composition Roof Last?

On average, a composition roof can last from 15 to 20 years. Some roofs can have a longer lifespan of 30 to 50 years depending on the materials used.

What Different Materials Are Used to Make Composition Roof Tiles?

The materials used in composition shingles are most often created from a mix of asphalt, fiberglass, and recycled paper products. The material can be created in a variety of colors as well as shapes and sizes.

How Well Does Composition Roofing Hold up to Hailstorms, Windstorms, and Hurricanes?

Composition roof shingles can stand the test of time, even when continually exposed to the elements. The roofing material is extremely durable, holding up against moisture, even during major weather events including hurricanes, windstorms, and hailstorms. With proper installation, the damage can be minimal or nonexistent, depending on the severity of the storm.

What are the Advantages and Disadvantages of Composition Shingles?

Advantages: Affordability, easy installation, versatility, durability, and variety. Composition shingles are one of the most affordable options that are easy to install. The versatile material is durable, standing up to the elements to protect your property. The variety of shingle options allows home and business owners to choose shingles that meet color and design preferences.

Disadvantages: Some may see the lifespan of this roof type as a disadvantage. The roofing material will last from 15 to 30 years on average but can last even longer up to 50 years. However, there are other materials that can last much longer, including slate or tile.

Composite Shingles vs. Asphalt Shingles

In general, composite shingles and asphalt shingles are the same. The terms are both used to describe the same roofing material type.

What is the Cost of Composition Shingles vs Other Types of Shingles?

Composition shingles are the most affordable type of roofing material that can be used for residential or commercial properties. The total cost will be determined based on the size of the roof, slope, underlayment, flashing, and other needs. On average, a composition shingle roof can cost from $5,000 to $10,000. Asphalt shingles usually cost around $4 to $28 per square foot.

WHY CHOOSE S.W.A.T. ROOFING & CONTRACTING?

S.W.A.T. Roofing & Contracting is a locally owned and operated business serving Fort Worth, Dallas, TX, and the surrounding areas. We specialize in all types of roof repairs, as well as complete roof replacement, for both residential and commercial properties. With over 16 years in the industry, we have the know-how and experience to ensure that your home or business has a quality roof in place.

If you’re considering a composition roof for your home, contact us to schedule a FREE estimate. Call S.W.A.T. Roofing today at 817-756-6666.

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METAL ROOFING IN DFW

METAL ROOFING IN DFW

Metal roofing is quickly gaining popularity in Fort Worth-Dallas Texas as an alternative to traditional asphalt shingles. A metal roof’s longevity, durability, and cost to maintain are all factors to take into consideration when comparing to other types of roofs.

At S.W.A.T. Roofing, we are often asked about how metal roofs hold up in DFW, the types of metals used, and whether they are a good option for a home. The answer really depends on what you’re looking for, how much you want to spend, and whether this type of roof makes sense for your structure.

FREE ESTIMATES FOR METAL ROOFS

We are always happy to answer your questions and will work quickly to provide you with top-level service – which is why we offer free estimates for metal roofs and other services. Give us a call at 817-756-6666 if located in the Fort Worth area, or 972-200-4455 if located in the Dallas Area. We look forward to hearing from you.

Your Local Metal Roofing Pros

Installing or repairing a metal roof requires skill, knowledge, and experience. S.W.A.T. Roofing & Contracting has installed all types of metal roofs throughout Fort Worth-Dallas, for both residential and commercial structures. We are locally owned and operated in Fort Worth, Texas, and have been serving DFW and the surrounding areas for over 16 years.

Metal Roof Repairs

The type of repairs a metal roof needs will depend on what needs to be repaired.

If your roof is leaking, there are several scenarios that would cause a leak to happen. The most common causes of a metal roof leak are improper installation and strong winds.

Improper Installation

Metal roofs are one of the most durable types of roofs on the market; however, if not installed correctly they will leak. One of the most frequent calls we get from metal roof owners is for roof leaks due to improper installation. There are many roofing contractors in DFW, and a lot of them are not licensed or certified to work on metal roofs. They do not understand how to properly install metal roofs and because of this, often skip steps during the installation process. While it may appear that your metal roof has been installed properly, that isn’t always the case.

Choice of underlayment, or lack of, can also play a role in a roof leak. Synthetic roof underlayment act as an added layer of protection between your home and the elements. If the wrong type of underlayment is used (or if no underlayment is used), you are almost guaranteed to experience a roof leak.

Strong Winds

The second most common call we receive about metal roof repair is due to a recent wind storm causing damage. Metal roofs are extremely durable and can withstand heavy rains, wind, and small hailstones. That being said, if metal roof panels are not properly secured, or if strong enough winds hit, the wind can get under the roof panel and cause them to bend, loosen, or be removed entirely.

Choosing a company that is licensed and certified to repair metal roofs is the first step to ensuring your roof repairs are done correctly. S.W.A.T. Roofing & Contracting is a leading roofing contractor in DFW, with nearly two decades of experience. We are licensed, certified, and insured to repair all types of roofs, including metal roofs.

Types of Metal Roofs

The most common type of metal roof is steel, there are actually several types of metal roofing you can choose from. Style, budget, location, and the type of residential or commercial structure you have will all be factors in the type of metal roof you decide on.

Aluminum – aluminum roofing is lightweight, resistant to corrosion, and mostly rustproof. More affordable than other options like copper or steel. Aluminum can dent easily and will also make noise when hit with rain, wind gusts, hail, etc.

Steel – steel roofing is expensive but can be very long-lasting, it can easily last 50 years or more! Noise from the weather can be reduced greatly when installed over an asphalt shingle roof, which is why it is more appealing for homeowners who need to replace their existing roof. Steel is the most common type of metal roof and therefore comes in lots of colors and style choices.

Copper – Copper is incredibly long-lasting. It doesn’t rust or corrode over time. However, copper will oxidize and requires maintenance to keep it polished and looking good. It is lightweight and fire-resistant. It’s more expensive than steel. It’s also more difficult to install which is part of the high expense.

Zinc – zinc is resistant to corrosion and will last a long time. It can be a good choice for milder climates, but may not be the best choice for a home in North Texas. It is a softer metal and is more easily damaged by severe weather, particularly hail.

All metal roofs should have some type of roofing insulation or underlayment installed. Any installation requires edging, or metal eave flashing, to cover the outline of the roof, as well as its meeting points.

Advantages of a Metal Roof

Longevity of a metal roof is often the main selling point. While metal roofs will cost more than a traditional shingle roof, they can last for decades. Steel roofs, in particular, can easily last 50 years or more. When properly installed, they can easily withstand wind gusts of 100 miles per hour, or more, as well as heavy rain.

Metal roofs are energy efficient. They reflect the sun away from the roof, keeping the interior cooler and conserving energy. They are also environmentally friendly, as they are completely recyclable and can be an excellent base choice for solar panels or installing a collection rainwater system.

Another great advantage of a metal roof is they won’t corrode. This makes them a great choice for structures near or along the coastline. They also come in many colors and styles so you can easily find something that fits your home or business design.

Disadvantages of a Metal Roof

One of the biggest disadvantages of a metal roof is the expense. Metal roofs can cost nearly 10 times as much as asphalt shingles, depending on the type of metal you use. They are also typically more expensive to repair. The installation process is a bit more complicated, as well. It takes more time to install a metal roof, so installation and labor tend to cost more.

Certain metal roofs can take a beating when it comes to weather, but they are also more likely to dent from hail, fallen branches, and other types of debris. They can also be more expensive to repair because of how they are made. Roofing repairs can often include replacing the entire panel, instead of just a few tiles or metal strips.

Something else to consider is sound. Metal roofs can be loud. Heavy rain, wind and hail make a lot of noise when hitting your roof. You can reduce the sound with insulation or sheathing, but it won’t completely prevent the noise.

Ultimately, metal roofs are a great choice for homes and commercial properties in Dallas-Fort Worth Texas, and the surrounding areas. Their durability and low maintenance will more than pay for itself, in the long run. If you would like to learn more about the types of metal roofs we install, schedule a free estimate online, or call S.W.A.T. Roofing & Contracting today.

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Stone Coated Steel Roofing

STONE COATED STEEL ROOFING – DECRA ROOFING

Popular for both residential and commercial structures, stone coated steel roofing is one of the strongest roofing materials on the market today. While it is a form of metal roofing, stone coated steel roofs offer styles, colors, and textures that you won’t find with a traditional metal roof.

At S.W.A.T. Roofing & Contracting, we use the Decra roofing line, one of the oldest and most reliable brands of stone coated steel roofing on the market. There are many styles to choose from, which looks similar to clay tile, slate roofs, shake, and even traditional shingles. They are extremely durable, require little maintenance, and can really add to the curb appeal of your home.

Living in Greater Fort Worth & Dallas, Texas, harsh weather is just a part of life. Spring and summer often equal heavy rain showers and sometimes hail storms. Homeowners and businesses alike want to know their roof can withstand any type of inclement weather. With a stone coated steel roof, you will have superior protection for years to come. Call S.W.A.T. Roofing for a FREE estimate today.

Benefits of Stone Coated Steel Roofing

As mentioned above, stone coated steel roofing is one of the most durable materials available for homes and businesses throughout Fort Worth & Dallas, TX. Not only does it last for decades, but it also is not easily damaged by hail, rain, or wind.

It has gone through multiple weather tests. Not only can it withstand wind speeds of over 120 miles per hour, but it can resist hail up to three inches in diameter! Unlike a traditional shingle roof, Decra roofing will not curl, break or warp. It does not absorb water, or corrode, nor will it lose its strength or integrity over time.

Another important benefit of a stone coated steel roof is it is fire resistant. Steel is not flammable and will not catch fire or combust. And, while it is extremely durable, it is also incredibly lightweight and will not put a ton of strain on the walls or roof of your home.

Decra roofing is eco-friendly too.

Decra roofing is made from steel and manufactured to be completely recyclable. Even better, it is considered to be very energy efficient because of its ability to keep both cool and warm air inside, depending on the time of year. Many homeowners and businesses who have installed this type of roof have noticed lower energy costs in both the summer and winter months.

Types of Decra Roofing
There are three main types of Decra roofing:

      • Shake
      • Tile
      • Shingle
      • Decra Shake

Decra Shake offers several color options, with the heavy, thick, elegant look that is to be expected from a traditional shake shingle roof. However, unlike wood shake, you do not have to worry about cracking, splitting, curling, or loosening of tiles with stone coated Decra Shake tiles.

Decra Shake XD offers everything above and more, built to last a lifetime. With little to low maintenance required, unbeatable strength, and a Class IV rating for impact resistance to wind, rain, fire, and hail, your upfront cost for this roof will more than pay for itself.

Decra Tile

There are two types of tile to choose from Decra Villa tile and Mediterranean tile.

Decra Villa tile offers the same attention to detail and beautiful design as you would find with Old-World Italian clay tiles, without having to worry about the fragility that can sometimes come with clay. There are several colors to choose from, little maintenance and it is considered a Class IV Impact Resistant Roof.

Decra tile provides the same look and feel like a traditional Mediterranean roof, but again, without the same drawbacks as clay tile roofs. You do not have to worry about high winds or water absorption affecting the integrity of your roof. Decra tile is also classified as Class IV Impact Resistant, which is the highest rating of impact-resistant roofing.

Decra Shingle

Rounding out the Decra line is the Decra Shingle XD. A combination of durability and elegance, you will often see these shingles on anything from traditional new builds, craftsman style homes, and smaller commercial structures.

Unlike asphalt shingles, stone coated metal shingles offer a protective layer to your home. Also a Class IV Impact Resistant shingle, you can feel comfortable knowing your home has the best protection from Texas rain and hailstorms.

CONTACT S.W.A.T. ROOFING FOR A FREE ESTIMATE

If you are looking to replace your existing roof, or are in the process of building a new home in the Fort Worth, or Dallas, TX area, and would like to learn more about Decra Roofing, contact S.W.A.T. Roofing today. Call us to schedule a free estimate, or send us a message using our online contact form. We look forward to hearing from you!

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Impact Resistant Roofs

MPACT RESISTANT ROOFS

While North Texas doesn’t often face direct threats to hurricanes, we do have the constant threat of severe weather. High winds, torrential downpours, and hail are a common occurrence. Homeowners in the DFW area are no strangers to hail damage and the cost that comes with it.

As our technology advances, so does the demand for a roofing material that can withstand hailstorms and other harsh weather. Installing impact-resistant shingles can almost eliminate the need for roof repairs or a full roof replacement, in the event of a hailstorm. The stronger the shingle, the less likely you will need to make repairs.

At S.W.A.T. Roofing, we specialize in Class 4 impact-resistant roof installs. Our team of licensed contractors will provide you with a free inspection of your roof to determine both the best class of shingle and the type of material. We’ll work with you to find a solution that meets your needs and your budget.

If you’re currently dealing with roof damage from a recent storm and want to learn more about Class 4 impact resistant shingles, we encourage you to read on.

What is an Impact Resistant Roof?

An impact-resistant roof is one that is made with materials strong enough to withstand most hail and wind damage. In the roofing industry, roofing materials are sorted into four different classes that determine how resistant that material is to hailstones. This is an important specification as hail can cause damage to roofing which can lead to leaks, mold damage, and more.

In areas like Dallas & Fort Worth, most homeowners have to deal with hailstorms on a regular basis and want a roofing material that can literally take a beating. Learning more about such classifications, particularly Class 4, will help you to choose the right roofing type for your home.

HOW MANY CLASSES OF ROOFING TILES ARE THERE?

Classifications for roofing shingles involving impact resistance include Class 1, 2, 3, and 4. The Classes are based on the ability of the roofing to withstand impact from steel balls, which are comparable to hail. In order to determine which class the roofing material falls under, different sizes of steel balls are pelted at the roof.

Class 1 – the lowest level of roofing shingle, can withstand damage from steel balls the size of 1-1/4 inches.

Class 2 – can withstand damage from steel balls the size of 1-1/2 inches or smaller.

Class 3 – can withstand damage from steel balls the size of 1-3/4 inches or smaller.

Class 4 – the highest level of roofing shingle, can withstand damage from steel balls that are 2 inches in diameter.

The highest class currently available with asphalt shingles is Class 4. This type of shingle will have a U.L. 2218 steel ball listing. With testing, the Class 4 impact resistant shingle will have to show no evidence of damage when the steel balls are dropped. Punctures, ruptures, splits, or cracks cannot be present. The product is viewed with a magnification glass to be able to see that there are no issues during the testing phase. Tests are performed by manufacturers to ensure the material type has the ability to provide the highest level of impact resistance available. With Class 4, the shingle has been tested with a 2-inch steel ball that has hit the area two times. The steel ball was dropped from a 20-foot distance.

Should You Invest in a Class 4 Roof System?

Investing in a Class 4 roof system is beneficial to homeowners who live in Fort Worth and Dallas that are prone to hailstorms that often produce large hailstones. The product is certainly worth considering as it is not only a durable option that will withstand damage from hailstones up to 2 inches in diameter but is one of the strongest roofing systems available to handle most severe weather. Homeowners do not have to worry about the cost of repairing damage, as they might with a lower-class roofing system.

Class 4 roofing shingles are more expensive upfront but can save you in the long run. While you’ll pay more than your standard composition roof, the dollars you’ll save on roofing repairs or even possibly a total roof replacement will more than makeup for the cost. Many insurance companies also offer discounts for home coverage premiums when a Class 4 impact-resistant roof is installed. This can make the roof type more appealing when considering a new installation.

Over time, the money you save on insurance premiums will easily pay for the new roof, not to mention the peace of mind you’ll have. You can check with your homeowner’s insurance provider to see what options you have if a new Class 4 roofing system is installed. Look for annual discounts and then see how much you will save. Compare this number to the overall pricing to see how long it would take you to recoup your investment. If you’re in the market to sell your Fort Worth or Dallas home, a Class 4 roofing system is a nice selling feature. This type of roof will boost the value of your home, yet another benefit that Class 4 shingles can provide.

Learn more about your options and speak to an expert at our office to see if your home can benefit. We look forward to working with you!

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