Roofing Systems in Taylor

Taylor Roofing Systems

Though it's rarely the center of attention when its doing its job correctly, the roof on your home (or more accurately, the roofing system) is a critical part of keeping you and your family warm or cool, dry, and safe. The visible roofing can be made of asphalt, tar, rubber, clay, composite material, wood, metal, cement, or stone. All these roofing materials are chosen for their ability to keep water out, but each type has benefits and idiosyncrasies and costs that run from moderate to exorbitant.

The slope and complexity of the roof, the climate, the style and color of the home, the neighborhood, and the cost are among the many factors that influence which type of roofing material is best for your home.

Taylor TX Roofing Systems

Built Up
Cool Roof Coating
Fluid Applied Membranes
Modified Bitumen
Sheet Metal
Asphalt Shingle
Single Ply
Clay Tile
Concrete Tile
Wood Shake

Built Up Taylor Roof System

Built Up Roofing System Taylor
Built-up roofs are a tried and true commercial roofing option, but that doesn’t mean they don’t take planning. While built-up roofs (BUR roofing) systems were invented in the 1800s, and became popular for commercial buildings during the 1970s, they’re still around today for a reason. They’re durable, reliable, and long-lasting!


Cool Roof Coating Taylor System

Cool Roof Coating System Taylor
A standard or dark roof can reach temperatures of 150° F or more in the summer sun. A cool roof under the same conditions can stay more than 50 degrees cooler. If your building has air conditioning, it won't have to work nearly as hard with a cool roof coating. If you don't have AC, a cool roof can help keep you comfortable. Cool roof coatings provide a cost-effective solution for maintaining and restoring your roof while improving reflectivity. These elastomeric coatings create a seamless waterproof barrier that expands and contracts with your roof. Average energy savings from installing a cool roof range from 7% to 15% of total cooling costs.


EPDM Taylor Roof System

EPDM Roofing System Taylor
EPDM stands for ethylene propylene diene terpolymer. It is a synthetic rubber roofing material that can be used on both residential and commercial structures with low slopes. The material is comprised of two main ingredients, propylene and ethylene, both of which are derived from natural gas and oil. EPDM roofing can be installed in either white or black, as well as in a variety of widths between 7.5 to 50 feet. EPDM roofing is available in three thicknesses of 45, 65, and 90 mils, and can be attached through ballasting, adhesives, or mechanical attachment. Regardless of the installation method, the seams of the rubber roofing structure are sealed with a liquid adhesive, or in some cases, a specially formulated tape will be used for sealing purposes.


Fluid Applied Membranes Taylor Roof System

Fluid Applied Membranes Roofing System Taylor
Liquid-applied membrane (LAM) is a monolithic, fully-bonded, liquid-based coating suitable for many waterproofing and roofing applications. The coating cures to form a rubber-like elastomeric waterproof membrane and may be applied over many substrates, including asphalt, bitumen and concrete.

Liquid-Applied Membrane Is a Popular Choice Because It Is...

  • Ideal for exposed roofs with large number of complicated details and penetrations
  • Cost-effective, especially for roof renovations and roof repair projects
  • Seamless, fills in cracks, gaps and voids in substrate
  • Easy and safe application
  • Durable
  • Rapid curing and excellent adhesion to all kinds of surfaces
  • Applicable for a multitude of waterproofing needs, not only roofs


TPO and PVC Taylor Roof System

TPO and PVC Roofing System Taylor

TPO stands for Thermoplastic Polyolefin, and PVC is Polyvinyl Chloride. Both of these membranes are designed for low slope and flat roofs and can be implemented with both commercial and residential applications.

  • PVC has been widely used since the 1960’s

  • TPO made its debut in the early 1990s, boasting of being the new and improved single-ply roofing membrane.

The membranes are both very flexible, white (other colors are available but why would you want to miss out on the reflective index of white?), and are powerhouses of energy efficiency. They actually reflect up to 91% of the sun’s rays, and as you already know, when you reduce the temperature of the roof surface, you reduce the need for HVAC systems to run as much or as hard. Money in your pockets for sure! You’re saving not only due to a reduction in energy bills but also on the maintenance of the HVAC system itself. So you are definitely on the right track no matter what membrane you choose.


Modified Bitumen Taylor Roof System

Modified Bitumen Roofing System Taylor
Modified bitumen roofing, being asphalt-based, is designed for low slope roofs. “Mod-bit” has been successfully used in the United States for over 40 years. Its unique properties give it many of the benefits of old-fashioned built-up roofing (think tar and gravel) and some of the convenience of today’s single-ply roofing systems. If you are re-roofing a flat roof, mod-bit should be on your list of options.


Sheet Metal Taylor Roof System

Sheet Metal Roofing System Taylor
When it comes to metal or shingle roofing, metal roofing is easily the more complex option requiring specific techniques, experienced installers, and more pieces and parts needed to make it succeed. That being said, metal roofing is actually more common than you may think or notice, especially if you live in an environment with extreme weather conditions. In addition to lasting decades longer than asphalt shingles, metal roofing offers the versatility and variety of options that most other roofing materials lack.


Asphalt Shingle Taylor Roof System

Asphalt Shingle Roofing System Taylor
In additional to offering a variety of style choices, asphalt shingles are also widely available throughout the U.S. and Canada, and are easy to install, making them an attractive option for professional roofing contractors to offer to their customers. And while getting a new roof is by no means an inexpensive project, asphalt shingles are among the most affordable options available. In fact, if an existing roof deck (the structural surface beneath the roofing system) is in good condition, new asphalt shingles can even be installed over older shingles, reducing the need (and cost) of a tear off of the old roofing. Check with your contractor to see if this is a viable money-saving option for your roofing project.


Single Ply Taylor Roof System

Single Ply Roofing System Taylor

Single-ply roofing systems utilize flexible sheets of thermoset or thermoplastic membranes. Both membranes offer unique advantages and disadvantages. For example, thermoplastics are highly reusable as they can undergo melting numerous times, while thermosets remain in a solid state after curing. The three main types of compounds used in single-ply membrane systems are:

  • Ethylene propylene diene terpolymer (EPDM): a thermoset
  • Polyvinyl chloride or polymerized vinyl chloride (PVC): a thermoplastic
  • Thermoplastic polyolefin (TPO): a thermoplastic


Clay Tile Taylor Roof System

Clay Tile Roofing System Taylor
The look of terracotta roofing tiles probably reminds you of a Greek villa overlooking the Mediterranean Sea or a beautiful Spanish-style hacienda keeping a homestead pleasantly cool during the hot and humid tropical summers. Terracotta ceramics and pottery have been in use in Greek pottery for around 9,000 years. As a building material, fired terracotta tiles are first linked to ancient Chinese builders around 10,000 BCE. This fact makes these tiles one of the oldest forms of vernacular construction known to humanity.

Clay or terracotta roof tiles are the perfect example of local building materials. For this reason, it has been the most popular roofing material in various civilizations throughout history. Clay soil is endemic to almost every region worldwide. As long as people had access to clay soil and organic material that could be burned, clay terracotta tiles provided a durable and waterproof roofing option that could be manufactured onsite. Today, terracotta roofing tiles continue to be a popular option for high-end homes looking for a beautiful and natural roofing material that can add value to the home.


Concrete Tile Taylor Roof System

Concrete Tile Roofing System Taylor
Flat Concrete Roof Tiles refer to a variety of profiles completely lacking in any barrels or rolls. Increasingly popular with designers, architects and home buyers, a flat tile roof offers a crisp, clean appearance that perfectly complements both traditional and modern architecture. Depending on the look you are after, our flat tiles can emulate the texture surfaces and style of other roofing materials such as wood shake, clay and slate – and is a much more affordable alternative.

BesTex’s Flat Tile profiles offer graceful beauty, rugged strength and enhanced curb appeal. No matter where you live, it’s the perfect choice for any climate, as an Concrete Tile Roof is incredibly durable to resist high winds and hail damage, and is also a Class A roof covering. In addition, concrete roof tile is an excellent insulator, keeping your home or commercial building cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter, helping reduce energy costs. Plus, BesTex has a wide selection of Cool Roof Tile colors available for reroof and new construction projects, which are approved by Energy Star® and the Cool Roof Rating Council (CRRC) for reflectivity.


Synthetic Taylor Roof System

Synthetic Roofing System Taylor
Synthetic slate roofing looks like authentic slate roofing, except it’s composed of plastic and rubber materials. Manufacturers of synthetic slate roofing offer a wide variety of styles that fit nearly any house, from contemporary to French Colonial.

Faux slate comes in various materials, including plastics, polymers, clay, fiber cement, rubber, steel, and asphalt. They have different characteristics, price points, strengths, and weaknesses.

Plastic and polymer composite manufacturers mold individual slate tiles with ridges to look like natural slate. Recycled rubber and plastic sometimes form the basis of rubber slate tiles. Steel roof tiles are shaped like slate roof tiles but have less texture. Asphalt manufacturers offer premium shingles that share a textured attribute with slate.


Wood Shake Taylor Roof System

Wood Shake System Taylor
Wood shake roofs are not only beautiful but durable as well, lasting 30+ years assuming quality material and proper installation. They are environmentally friendly because they’re made from a natural, renewable resource and are biodegradable.

Wood roofs have been used to protect homes for over a hundred years which is a testament to its reliability. It has a rustic, natural look and ages beautifully. Most wood roofing is made from cedar because it is light, yet durable. Cedar will weather to a gray color in several months if not pressure washed. This graying is natural and often desired aesthetically. Cedar is a long lasting product as well. If properly maintained, a BesTex Roofing Systems wood roof can give you approximately 30 years from shakes and 20 years from wood shingles.