2022 is finally here, and many locals are already on the lookout for a Cedar Park roofer.
A strong roof leads to a healthy home, whether it's a hot or rainy season.
We stand by the belief that most homeowners save money and achieve peace of mind when they get their roofs inspected professionally at least once every two years. This keeps problems with the roof from growing out of control. It’s best to catch issues when they are still easy to fix!
Of course, roof repairs aren’t the only reason people ask for a good Cedar Park roofer.
Many of our customers have reached out with questions about big roofing trends in 2019.
Here’s how we see it:
In Cedar Park Metal Roofing Will Continue to Be Popular
Metal roofing has become one of the biggest breakthroughs in the roofing world in years.
Once limited to “functional” buildings such as barns, modern metal roofing is stylish and high-performance. More homes and businesses in the Austin area are sporting snazzy metal roofs.
An experienced Cedar Park roofer will tell you that metal roofing keeps your home cooler as it reflects solar radiation away from the roof. It also protects you from fire, hail, mold, mildew, and more.
We expect metal roofing to remain enticing to Cedar Park businesses and homeowners.
New Shingle Roofing Varieties Bust Out
Although metal is on the rise, shingle roofing is still seen on the majority of Cedar Park homes.
One concern many people have had about shingle roofing is the relatively limited selection of colors. Browns, grays, and “greige” are the prestige colors of shingle roofing. They are also said to raise a home’s value by blending in with similar roofs in a neighborhood.
However, roofing customers have been clamoring for more options that reflect their own style.
High-quality dimensional shingles from top manufacturers are fueling new decorating trends. Just check the shingle selection from GAF, which incorporates bold and classic shingle colors.
The Owens Corning Shingle Color of 2019 is Black Sable, speaking to the impulse for luxury and sophistication in modern shingle roofs. It’s a contrast to last year’s selection, Sand Dune.
Insulation Will Become Cool Again (Literally)
Hot summers are a fact of life in the Austin area. Homeowners who want to enjoy climate comfort at a lower price have been searching for better ways to make their homes more efficient.
Greater energy efficiency in a home helps you stay cool in summer and warm in winter. While a brand new metal roof is the #1 solution, more modest tweaks can also lead to serious savings.
Eroded or insufficient insulation turns your attic into a heat sink. In turn, this causes your AC to run harder and longer to achieve basic results. For a good Cedar Park roofer, this is an easy fix.
More Engineering Know-How Going into Every Roof
Roofing manufacturers like GAF and Owens Corning have been looking for new ways to make your roof stronger and more energy-efficient. These efforts have really ramped up in recent years, and they are starting to bear fruit. Just ask your local Cedar Park roofer!
We know customers don’t spend much time thinking about shingles between roof replacements, so the team at Longhorn Roofing is ready to introduce you to all your options. It’s now more common than ever for homes to have highly reflective “Cool Roof” shingles.
Many of today’s best shingle roofs are made from all-new composites that have superior performance qualities. Not only do they last longer and help you use less energy, but they are also easier to recycle when it’s finally time to replace them. Every roofing manufacturer has its own special selections.
Luckily, all this new insight isn’t really raising the costs of the average shingle roof. Depending on your budget and the size of your home, your Cedar Park roofer can help you find the right choice for you.
Greater Importance Placed on Regular Roof Maintenance
Have you heard about the property insurance crisis all the way over in Florida?
It’s not making big news here in Texas, but homeowners should be wary. Insurers have begun to pull homeowner’s insurance policies simply because the roof is too old.
How old is “too old?”
In some cases, roofs that are only five years old are being deemed “at risk.” But with proper installation and maintenance, a shingle roof can easily last 8-10 years with no issue.
It’s not only happening in hurricane-prone coastal areas, either.
What does that have to do with you here in Cedar Park? Like any other industry, insurance has trends, and this one could be coming for you soon. It’s more vital than ever to be sure that you are getting the right level of preventive maintenance from a good Cedar Park roofer, including regular inspections.
Remember, a shingle roof should be inspected annually before storm season.
A metal roof can be inspected once every other year and is generally more insurance-friendly.
There have been cases where extremely old roofs have still been safe and sound, but the older a roof is, the easier it is for small problems to become big ones.
Ask a longtime local roofer, like Longhorn Roofing, about all the latest options.
To discover more or to start your roofing project, contact Longhorn Roofing today.