Top Roofing Materials for Your New Roof Installation Project in Austin, TX

Best Roofing Material for New Roof Installations

If you have a property or home that is newly constructed, one of your considerations would be the best roofing material for the roof installation process. Although Dustin Johnson Exteriors & Roofing will suggest a roofing material to be installed on your home or even business, it would still be good to have an overview on the different roofing options in the market today. This will not only give you an idea of what your property will look like using certain roofing material, but it will also give you a heads up of its longevity. To widen your horizon, we have highlighted below some of the best roofing materials you may use for your roofing installation project.

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Composite Shingle Roofing

This is perhaps one of the widely used roofing materials in the country today. Composite shingles are highly sought by property owners and also favored by roofing contractors in Austin, Texas because apart from its very affordable price, it is also quite easy to install. However, in terms of longevity prediction, composite or asphalt shingles vary because of different qualities that each brand and manufacturers claims.

In general composite shingles are known to last around 15 to 50 years, depending on the brand and installation process. One of the highly trusted brands in the roofing industry, which Dustin Johnson Exteriors & Roofing also specializes on, is the Owens Corning. Such roofing shingle comes not just with durable components but also of high-end warranty.

Metal Roofing

Metal roofs or the standing seam metal roofing is considered as one of the robust roofing materials that could be your home’s overhead. It is preferred by homeowners or even business owners because of its portability and durability at the same time. Similarly, it requires low maintenance and is also very energy efficient. And it’s also expected to last around 30 to 50 years.

Since it is made up of metal, it can reflect a greater share of the sun’s rays. Aside from that, the metal roofs in the market today also have a great number of styles available, as well as varying colors, and textures. However, when choosing metal roof as your roofing materials of choice for your roofing installation project, it would be good to contact a roofing contractor that specializes in metal roofing installation, for an average roofing company might not be able to sufficiently observe the proper installation process and requirements of such roofing material.

Slate Roofing

If you are really seeking for the best value for money, in terms of longevity, you might want to check on the slate roofing material. Slate roofing is believed to last more than a hundred years, making other roofing materials as if they are paper. However, since slate is made up of real stones, it should be noted that your newly constructed property should be able support the said roofing materials weight. Most roofing contractors would suggest this very durable roofing material to properties that have adequate truss strength to carry such heavy load.


Those are some of the most durable roofing materials that you might want to consider for your home roofing installation project. However, apart from the longevity of the roofing material, you should also consider other factors for roof installation, such as your home’s style and design, your area, your lifestyle, and most especially your budget. Aside from that, other future roofing services should also be taken into account when choosing a roofing material, including future roof replacement, roof repair, and roof maintenance.  Furthermore, you may also watch below a simpler explanation concerning roofing system from our colleagues at Owens Corning, for added knowledge.