New Year, New Roof: How to Choose the Best Roof for Your Austin Home

Deciding on a new roof can be a daunting task. With all the options available, how do you know which system is best for your home and budget?

A1 Quality Roofing in Austin would love to help you narrow down the vast choices available and help you pick the best roofing system for your home. We offer asphalt shingles, natural or synthetic slate, cedar, tile, or metal when it comes to residential roofing options. They each have their benefits and drawbacks. Explore the options available!

What are some considerations that must be discussed when choosing a new roof? 

Roof Slope and Pitch

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The ability to effectively remove excess water from your roof is a great place to begin when deciding on a roofing material. Most homes in North America have a steep pitch, therefore asphalt roofing and metal roofing remain wise options. A1 Quality Roofing can help you decide if this is best for your home.


How much work do you want to do in the maintenance of a quality roof? If you desire virtually no maintenance, consider a longer-lasting material such as slate or tile. These two materials have extended lifespans. Due to its extreme durability, slate can last up to 200 years, and tile is nearly 100 years. If you desire a less financial burden, perhaps asphalt or metal roofing would suit your needs. These two will require more maintenance and the lifespan is drastically shorter but still a great quality material.  Asphalt roofs can last around 25 years, and metal is about double that time frame.

Material Weight

Be sure to consider the weight of the material when deciding on a new roof. Some materials are heavier and require a stronger frame. Asphalt is the lightest material, while slate and tile are the heaviest. Discuss with us the structure of your home and whether it can support the weight of the material you are considering.

Architectural Design

Does your home have a rustic natural look? Imagine the charm of a beautiful cedar roof! Is your home Mediterranean or Spanish-style? A tile roof can elevate the look of your home’s curb appeal. Or what if your home is more traditional in style? Look no further than a classy asphalt or modern metal roofing system. The options, colors, and styles vary depending on the uniqueness of your home and your taste.


The prices vary depending on the material you are considering. Asphalt is the least expensive option, and slate and tile are the most expensive. Don’t let the price tag scare you away from a quality roof. Speak with the professionals at A1 Quality Roofing in Austin. We offer a variety of easy-to-use financing options for local homeowners. One of our qualified specialists will help you find the best financing option for you and your budget.  

Getting a new roof for your Austin home begins with a quick phone call to A1 Quality Roofing! Let us know your vision, and we will do the rest to guide you through the whole process. We want you to have the utmost confidence and satisfaction in your roof. From the planning stages to cleaning up, we deliver quality work at every stage.

When Quality & Price Matter, A1 Quality Roofing Has You Covered! 

Call today for a free consultation!

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