The roof of your home is the most important part of the dwelling. Like the exterior walls of your home, the roof protects you and your homes interior from outside elements. Elements such as rain, hail, wind, dirt, and debris. Choosing the wrong roof style and materials will lead to a multitude of other expensive problems. In the hail zone that Dallas is in, impact-resistant shingles have become the most popular option. However, there are other materials to choose from that may best suit your needs as well. The most common materials used besides shingles are corrugated metal, TPO, modified, and clay tiles. When considering what materials to use for your home, it is important to look at each option and decide what best suits your home’s needs.

Common Commercial and Residential Roof Types:

In Texas, there are many types of roofs, with the most common being open gabled, box gabled, hip, flat, mansard, dutch, and gambrel roofs. Gabled roofs are the most common in Texas due to their high pitch for water and snow runoff, and their ability to withstand wind and debris from storms. Although gabled roofs are the most common, hip, mansard, dutch, and gambrel roofs are also pitched and are adequate enough for water and snow runoff.

Flat roofs are more popular on commercial, office, and school buildings due their ease of access and ability to hold HVAC units and other important materials. Flat roofs need to be professionally installed due their ability to hold water and other debris if not installed correctly.

Roofing Materials

The most common types of roofing materials that you will see in Texas are composition shingles, corrugated metal, TPO, modified, and clay tile. There are different advantages for each material based on the roof type. While most of these are common in Texas, not all of them are ideal for certain roofing types. Shingles and corrugated metal should be used for most gabled, hip, dutch, mansard and gambrel roofs. While TPO and modified materials are ideal for flat roofs. Clay roofing materials can be used on multiple pitched style roof structures but are best suited for gabled and hip style roofs. When choosing a roof material, it is important to make sure you are getting a quality material best suited for you roof type.

Having knowledge of the right roofing material for your home is very important and will save your time and money in the future. Your home is a big investment and proper steps need to be taken to ensure maximum protection. M.R. Builders Roofing teams are professional, and knowledgeable in all aspects of commercial and residential roofing. We offer discounts, payment plans, and a variety of money-saving solutions. M.R. Buildings Roofing can handle any roof that your budget desires, whether it is shingles, corrugate, or any other type of roofing. Our teams will meet with you on site, review plans, offer advice and be there for you every step of the way.

Roofing Services Offered:

  • Roof Replacements/Repairs
  • Free Roofing Inspection
  • Free Estimates
  • Hail Claims and Insurance work
  • Waterproofing
  • Flashing Repairs/Replacement
  • Decking and Underlayment Repairs


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