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The FAQs of Luxury Roofing

Luxury roofing is seriously misunderstood.


Beyond looking stunning, luxury roofing systems are durable, eco-friendly, and often have incredible life spans.


Because of their various colors, styles, and materials, every homeowner or custom home builder can find a luxury roof that matches their exact tastes!


After this blog, we hope you understand just how practical a luxury roof can be for homeowners thinking about their future.


If you are on the fence about luxury roofing or just want to learn more, keep reading!


Here are the FAQs on luxury roofing.


What’s the maintenance like with luxury roofs?


This is one of the most common questions we get surrounding luxury roofing systems.


As we said, one of the biggest misconceptions people have about luxury roofs is that they are high maintenance.


This could be further from the truth!


For an asphalt roof, we recommend every six months to ensure that the roof is operational and has not been damaged.


Now, let’s contrast this with luxury roofing systems.


Regarding slate roofing, there is next to zero maintenance required beyond a broken or damaged tile!


Because of their durability, clay roofing systems require very little maintenance compared to asphalt systems.


With a metal roofing system, the roof will also be significantly less work to maintain than asphalt.


Basically, don’t let the word “luxury” lead you to believe these systems are fragile!


This brings us to our next question.


Are luxury roofs durable?

The short answer: Yes!


The long answer: compared to more traditional residential roofing systems like asphalt, most luxury systems beat them in durability.


For example, a rapid temperature change is one of the most common causes of damage to an asphalt roofing system.


When an asphalt roof experiences extreme changes in temperature, the roof expands and contracts, causing damage to the system.


In contrast, a clay roof will expand and contract considerably less, working to maintain your roof’s integrity for the long haul.


Because of this, clay roofing is an excellent choice for climates with extreme weather.


A clay roof is also completely resistant to rot and mold, which is a common problem with asphalt roofing systems.


An asphalt roof will combust in a fire, which poses an obvious safety risk, especially in wildfire-prone regions.


Clay, metal, slate, and copper roofs are all naturally fire-resistant.


Luxury roofs are not just great for their looks…they keep your home and loved ones safe!


Do luxury roofs last a long time?


The lifespan of a premium roof might be its greatest benefit!


Compared to more commonplace roofing materials like asphalt, luxury roofs are built to last.


With regular maintenance and repairs, the maximum lifespan of an asphalt roof is 15-20 years.


In stark contrast, there are copper roofs from the 12th century that are still functioning with minimal maintenance!


As for the other common luxury roofing materials, they also have stellar lifespans.


Residential metal roofing systems will last 30-45 years, with substantially less maintenance than traditional asphalt roofing systems.


A wood shake & shingle roof will last 50 to 100 years with proper maintenance.


A clay tile roof can last up to 100 years; the same goes for a slate roofing system.


Because they are luxury systems, these roofs are manufactured to a higher quality standard, and their longevity reflects this.


Are Luxury Roofs Eco-Friendly?


Compared to asphalt roofing, most luxury roofing systems are vastly more eco-friendly.


While the recycling technology has improved with modern shingles, most asphalt shingles will still end their lives filling up landfills.


Worse, asphalt roofing is a petroleum product that contributes to the greenhouse effect.


In contrast, most luxury roofing systems are both eco-friendly and recyclable!


Because clay roofing is entirely natural, it does not deplete scarce resources.


The same is true for Slate roofing; because of their origin in nature, both of these roofs are among the most eco-friendly roofs a homeowner can choose.


With slate and clay roofing, the tiles can be instantly recycled into another project after they have been used on a roof.


With metal roofing, the material is recycled on both ends. According to a Florida Department of Environmental Protection study, up to 40% of metal roofing is made of recycled materials.


On the other end of the roof’s life, 100% percent of the metal roof is recyclable!


Are luxury roofs customizable?


This is another question we get all the time.


With a luxury roof, one of the best benefits is picking the exact style and material to match your dream home.


With slate roofing, you can select the color and texture of the slate itself to attain a personalized look for your home.


For clay tile roofs, you can choose your style of tile, color, and layout.


With Cedar shingles, choices in stain, style, and paint will allow you to stand out in the neighborhood!


Finally, let’s talk about metal roofing.


Metal roofing is misunderstood in the residential roofing space.


While previously a material utilized primarily in commercial applications, metal roofing has now evolved to offer custom homes a unique appearance!


At Ramon Roofing, we carry various colors and styles of metal roofing. Purple, red, green, blue; if you can dream it, we have a metal roof in a custom color to match your home.


To learn more about metal roofing, read our blog here.


Do I need a luxury roofing specialist to install it on my home?


Yes!

When installed improperly, a luxury roof will not function as designed, which can cause homeowners severe problems down the line.


Because of the increased weight of certain luxury roofs, these roofing systems require a roofer specialized in their installation.


Without a trained professional installing it, the benefits of a luxury roof can be overshadowed by costly future repairs or, worse, replacements.


If you are thinking about a luxury roof, contact a roofer who specializes in it!


That’s where we come in.


At Ramon Roofing, we are proud to say we specialize in bringing Texas the highest-quality luxury roofs.


We are 1 of only 4 roofers in Texas to be certified by the Tile Roofing Institute.


We have also been given the title of Masterpiece Installers by Davinci Roofscapes, an honor only 5% of their contractors recieve.


We feature quality roofing products manufactured by GAF Materials Corporation, America's largest roofing manufacturer.


So, please give us a call or drop us a message about your next project.


We are ready to do the high-quality work your dream home deserves.


Our Dallas/Fort Worth Office: 817-924-1645


Our Austin Office: 512-435-7636


Otherwise, leave us a message at: www.ramonroofing.com/contact-us

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