Your Home Is As Important To Us As It Is To You
There’s no place like home – we understand that your home is your most valuable asset, which makes it our most valuable asset, too. Whether it’s a new roof, a repair or replacement, or any other remodeling project, our certified team thoroughly inspects all residential projects and customizes a solution as unique as your home, to restore your home to its proper condition. No job is too small or too big for us.
Although it’s not usually the first thing you notice, your roof says a lot about your home. Take a look at some of the most common residential roofing materials – both natural and synthetic – to fit your budget and style.
Residential Flat Roofs
Composition shingles are the most commonly seen roofing material on homes today. The material features a fiberglass or cellulose reinforcing mat at the center of each shingle, which is coated with mineral granules and asphalt which make the shingles waterproof. This roofing material is easiest on the wallet and for do-it-yourself installations.
- Affordable – Some of the most affordable of all roofing materials and since they’re easily replaceable, this type of roofing style can significantly cut down your repair costs.
- Durable – Composition roofs can usually last more than 30 years, depending on the weight of the shingle. Composition shingles are very fire resistant, as well.
- Variety – Composition shingles can come in various colors, textures and styles, making it easy to select shingles that will complement the style of your home.
Wood shingles are small, light and severed on both sides. Wood shakes are generally more thick and are hand-split. The most common wood shingles are cedar, which are longer-lasting and more fire resistant. Fire-retardant coatings are typical with wood shingles. Take into consideration wood shingles require a steeper roof to get rid of moisture.
- Natural Beauty – The character of wood shingles blends nicely with the landscape and other surroundings. Its natural color and look enhance your home’s overall curb appeal and over time, the cedar will change to a more old-fashioned, silver color.
- Lightweight – Second to asphalt shingles, wood (cedar) shingles are one of the most lightweight roofing materials, making it easier to repair.
- Insulation – Cedar wood is a natural thermal insulator, keeping your house cool during the summer and lowering the heat bill in the winter.
Metal shingles are usually made up of steel, aluminum and copper. Metal roofing can be more expensive than other roofing material options, due to the fact that metal shingles aren’t vulnerable to the wear and tear that other shingles are, like rust, warping or decay. Metal roofing is a great option for residential and commercial buildings in Texas as it is very fire-resistant and easily sheds snow with no ice damming. It can get noisy however, when the rain or hail starts to fall.
- Eco Friendly – Metal roofing is easily made from recycled metals and can generally be laid directly on top of old roofing materials, like composition shingles.
- Tough Against the Elements – Most metal roofing can withstand a great deal of storm damage including hail, rain, winds and fire. Metal roofing materials have a Class-A fire rating, making it the most fire-resistant option available.
- Longevity – Depending on the material, metal shingles can last 40+ years.
Clay tiles are all-natural and are fired in a kiln. They are generally one of the most expensive and heaviest of roofing materials. Clay tiles will last a long time however, as they are environmentally friendly and are resistant to both freezing and hot temperatures, as well as the sun’s harmful UV rays. However, they’re not optimal in Texas due to being vulnerable to cracking in extremely low temperatures.
- Insulation – Since hot and cold temperatures don’t affect clay tiles as much as other roofing materials, clay is a natural insulator, keeping the energy bill low.
- Low-maintenance – Clay tiles don’t absorb water, mold or mildew very well, making them basically maintenance free.
- Color – Clay tiles don’t lose their color much since they are a natural roofing material.
Slate tiles are natural, shingle-like, flat sheets of rock. Slate tiles can also be very pricey and heavy for your roof, but the stone look provides plenty of curb appeal to your home. Because of its weight, slate tiles do require extra roof support and framing. This roofing material requires professional installation, as walking on these tiles can be difficult and result in breaking the stone slates.
- Lifespan – Slate rock can last a very long time, often more than 100 years while maintaining its appearance over time.
- Low-maintenance – Rock is resistant to fire, moisture and insects, protecting your home from the outside elements with little to no maintenance.
- Home Value – Due to its durability and beautiful, natural appearance, the value of your home will increase, making it overall more appealing to buyers if you ever sell it.
Insurance Claim Assistance – We Have You Covered
Your roof helps protect you, your family and your belongings from Mother Nature and the elements. When disaster strikes your home, the damage can be too much to handle alone. To make the situation even more difficult, filing a claim and working with your insurance company can be a lengthy, stressful process. The help of a guiding hand from our experts at KB Construction and Maintenance can ease the process of dealing with insurance claims, to get your claim resolved smoothly and your home – as well as your everyday life – back to normal quickly.
Top-Quality, Residential Roofing
We replace all residential roofs in El Paso with either the existing roofing material or we often recommend using another roofing material. We truly value your home and the quality of the products that help make it up, that’s why we wouldn’t settle for anything less than top quality products.