Composition shingles come in a variety of different styles, colors and warranties. The most common and least expensive shingle has a 20 year warranty and is known as the strip shingle or the 3-tab shingle. The second most common composition shingle is the 30 year dimensional shingle. This shingle is also referred to as the laminated shingle or the architectural shingle. It carries a 30 year warranty and is distinguishable from the 20 year shingle by its thicker, heavier look which was designed to imitate the appearance of wood shingles.


Tile is the most common, prestigious roofing material used in Texas and the Southwest. Tile roofs can be divided into 2 basic subgroups; concrete tile and clay tile. Concrete is the most commonly used tile material in the U.S. today. It is extremely durable in comparison to composition shingles, And although not as durable as clay tile typically only costs half as much as a clay tile product.


Metal roofing provides wide variety of colors to choose from, including mill finish and galvalume, and also a number of different patterns or profiles. Its enterlocking technology assures leak prevention against harsh enviroments.


Wood shingles and shakes are typically produced out of cedar although it is possible to obtain redwood and cypress products also. The three major wood roofing products are heavy shakes, medium shakes and wood shingles.

Tar Flat

Tar Flat roofing is an older technology that can still be seen on many roofs today. It was applied with 4 or 5 piles of asphalt based organic felt paper held together with mop applied layers of hot asphalt (tar). Gravel was then placed on top to hold everything down against wind uplift and to protect the asphalt from the sun's UV rays.