Need expert quality roofing installation, replacement, or repairs for your Austin, TX, area home? Whether you are exploring what type of roof you want to install on a new build or need to replace a few shingles after an infamous central Texas thunderstorm, our A Team Home Services certified roofing professionals are here to assist you while delivering quality craftsmanship that exceeds your expectations and safeguards your home.

What Are the Most Common Types of Roofing Materials I Can Choose From?

There are many different types of roofing projects you can pursue to protect the structure of your home while adding your own style and curb appeal to your property. Here are some common types of roofing materials:


Asphalt shingles are the most common type of material used on Austin, TX, homes because they are affordable, durable, lightweight, heat-resistant, offered in a large collection of colors, and have a decent lifespan. Asphalt shingles are also highly customizable, but give A Team Home Services a call to speak with a roofing professional today on whether asphalt shingles or another type of roofing material will work best for your home.

Ceramic or Slate Tile

Tile roofs have been popular for decades and are historically known for being resilient to many different types of damage—fire, hail, insect, and wind damage—and are energy-efficient but tend to be heavier than other roofing materials and can be expensive.


Clay tile roofing is not only stylish and a work of art on its own, but it is entirely functional and practical too. Clay roofs are highly resistant to insects and strong winds, the clay tiles do not rot, and they have a Class-A fire rating, making them one of the most fire-resistant roofing materials. Clay tiles are also some of the heaviest shingles available, so be sure to discuss this option with an A Team Home Services roofing professional before you choose clay tile roofing.


Metal roofs are lightweight, energy-efficient, environmentally friendly, can be installed on almost any roof shape or slope, and are one of the most durable materials you can use for your roofing system. Metal roofs are also more costly, but A Team Home Services offers fair and reasonable pricing, working with you and your budget.


Wood shingles have a wide variety of options to choose from, are environmentally friendly, and have a longer lifespan than asphalt shingles. Depending on where your home is, wood shingles may be restricted for use in areas where wildfires are common. Wood shingles are made out of common species of hardwood like cedar, cypress, or pine, which can provide natural insulation and can resist insect infestations.

What Are the Different Parts of a Roofing System?

In addition to what types of materials you can use on your roofing system, it is important to know the different parts that make up the entirety of your roof on your Austin, TX, home:

Roof Structure is the blueprint for the shape of your roof.

Roof Sheathing is a flat sheet on top of the roof structure to secure it and frame the roof.

Roof Flashing is a thin strip of metal used for walls, chimneys, and ventilation.

Roof Ventilation is a two-part vent that is installed at the ridge and edges of the roof, which helps extend the lifespan of your roof, lower the temperature indoors, and may lower your electric bill too.

Roof Covering is the top layer of your home’s roofing system.

Roof Drainage and Gutters are the last materials to be installed on your roofing system and protect the walls and sidings of your home.

How Do I Maintain Upkeep on My Roof and Why Is It Important?

Routine roof maintenance is crucial, and A Team Home Services encourages Austin, TX, area homeowners to check on and inspect their roofs at least twice a year to pinpoint damages and prevent them from getting worse over time. When you hire an A Team Home Services roofing professional for an inspection, we will:

  • Check for cracks and wear.
  • Inspect the chimney, valley, ventilation, or for any animal intrusions.
  • Inspect loose or missing caulking and all flashing.
  • Remove debris and leaves from the roof, valleys, and gutters.

Routine roof maintenance with A Team Home Services can help prevent future issues with your roofing system. Our professionals have a keen eye for detail and can spot small damages that are easy to repair instead of needing to replace your entire roof.

What Are the Most Common Causes of Roof Damage?

Local weather conditions are one of the most common factors to take into consideration whenever you are choosing the type of material you want to use for your home’s roof system. A Team Home Services can help you understand the pros and cons of each roofing material, how the weather can impact the material, and ultimately, help you choose the right roofing system that is the best fit for your home.

Ice Storm Roof Damage

Ice storms are on the rise in the Austin, TX, area and can lead to structural damage on your roof as ice becomes extremely heavy when it is slowly accumulating over the course of a storm. Some roofing options made out of metal or cement can endure the weight and retain heat, which helps melt the ice quickly.

Rain and Hail Roof Damage

The Austin, TX, area is no stranger to heavy rainfall, thunderstorms, and sometimes small-to-medium-sized hail, which can result in leaks and lead to mold and mildew. If you are interested in a roofing system made out of wood materials, be sure to call A Team Home Services roofing professionals to provide additional, routine maintenance to preserve your roof system and help it last longer.

Roof Sun Damage

Much like those gnarly Texas thunderstorms, the Austin, TX, heat is scorching and unforgiving, which can cause roof materials to expand and then contract as the day goes by and gets cooler when the sun sets. This cycle can cause deterioration like bleaching, cracking, and warping for roofing systems made out of asphalt shingles. Our A Team Home Services roofing professionals are trained to replace shingles and entire roofing systems that have suffered from sun damage.

Wind Roof Damage

Most roof materials can withstand high winds from thunderstorms or hurricanes, but the weather can still cause your roofing system to lose a few shingles, most especially in areas that fall victim to hurricane season. Roofing made out of heavier materials, such as sheet metal, are durable, reliable, and able to withstand intense weather conditions.

What Are Some Common Roof Repairs A Team Home Services Can Provide?

Our team of highly skilled, dependable craftspeople can help Austin, TX, area homeowners install, repair, or replace shingles from extreme weather events and leak repairs to ventilation and caulking enhancements. Depending on the situation, you may need to install an entire new roofing system, and we recommend calling us to book an inspection with an A Team Home Services roofing professional to help you determine if you need a full roof replacement. Here are a few signs that you may need to install a new roof:

  • If your roof is cracking, growing mold, rotting, or if there are severe leaks in multiple areas.
  • If you see large areas of mold or moss.
  • If there are dark streaks all over your shingles, which could be caused by leaks or algae.
  • If your roof is over 20 years old or outdated compared to the rest of your neighborhood homes.
  • If your roof fails inspection.

Call Today for Quality Roofing Work

A Team Home Services is ready to assist with all your Austin, TX, home’s roofing needs. Call our office today at 737-295-0834 or request service online.

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