Choosing the Perfect Roof Shingles for Your McAllen Valley Home

A Premium Roof Starts with the Perfect Shingles

Your roof is one of the most important investments and aesthetic elements of your home. While basic asphalt roofing shingles may seem like the default option, there are good reasons to explore upgrading to premium roofing materials. The right high-quality roofing shingles don’t just protect your most valuable asset for decades longer than cheap alternatives – they also boost curb appeal and can even lower energy bills.

That’s why XYZ Roofing & Restorations, serving the McAllen area for years, aims to make the roof shingle selection process easy and rewarding for homeowners. As the only Owens Corning Platinum Preferred contractor in South Texas, the XYZ team lives and breathes premium roofing shingles. They know the ins and outs of leading national brands like Owens Corning, as well as specialty local manufacturers. No matter your style, budget, or needs – a country-chic composite shake, an eye-catching metal design, a dimensional asphalt shingle engineered for extreme wind and weather – XYZ Roofing & Restorations has you covered.

This guide will walk through the most popular shingles XYZ offers, key considerations in choosing new shingles, and why investing in premium materials can save you money and headaches in the long run. Let’s dive into picking the ideal shingles to give your McAllen area home a roof to be proud of for decades!

Types of Roof Shingles from XYZ Roofing & Restorations

When it comes to selecting new shingles, XYZ Roofing & Restorations offers all the most popular options and types of roof shingles to meet any homeowner’s needs and preferences:

Duration TruDefinition Roof Shingles

The bold colors and dimensional style of Duration TruDefinition shingles from Owens Corning are specially formulated to highlight high contrasts and drama. The patented SureNail technology also gives them triple the wind resistance of standard asphalt shingles – an important benefit for Texas homes. XYZ Roofing & Restorations can install Duration shingles in colors like Desert Rose, Midnight Plum, Driftwood and more to give your roof vivid new life.

Supreme Roof Shingles

For homeowners who want reliable weather protection without breaking the budget, Supreme shingles offer lasting durability and algae resistance at an affordable price point. Available in versatile neutral hues like Brownwood, Shasta White and Weathered Wood, Supreme shingles may not dazzle but they’ll withstand all Mother Nature throws their way.

TruDefinition Oakridge Shingles

This premium designer line from Owens Corning pairs dynamic colors with architectural dimension to make your roof shine. TruDefinition Oakridge shingles feature a double-layer nailing zone for wind speeds up to 130mph as well as high-definition hues like Desert Tan and Estate Grey.

Traditional Roofing Shingles

Asphalt Shingles

Asphalt shingles are the most popular roofing material. They are made from fiberglass or paper webbed with asphalt and topped with granules. Asphalt shingles are affordable, easy to install, and can last a decent amount of time, in good conditions.

Wood Shingles

Cedar or wood shake shingles can provide an attractive natural look. However, wood shingles generally require more maintenance and have a shorter lifespan of around 10-25 years.

Slate Shingles & Tiles

Slate roof tiles are beautiful and very durable, with a lifespan of up to 100 years. But they are more expensive, heavier, and prone to breakage during installation or storms, which can make them a risky choice.

Metal Roofing Shingles

Metal roofing shingles made from steel, aluminum, or copper can last 50+ years, and are known to be more environmentally friendly. However, they can have a higher upfront cost and potential installation challenges.

Architectural Shingles

Also called dimensional or laminate, architectural shingles are made with multiple layers of material for added durability and an enhanced three-dimensional appearance with shadow lines. More aesthetically appealing than basic one-layer asphalt shingles, with a bit longer of a lifespan.

While these traditional options have downsides like shorter lifespans or maintenance requirements, upgraded modern shingles manage to capture benefits like durability and beauty through advanced engineering.

Why Go Beyond Traditional Asphalt Shingles

While traditional asphalt shingles are the most common and budget-friendly option, the shingles offered by XYZ Roofing & Restorations provide added benefits:

  • Duration TruDefinition Shingles: Patent-pending SureNail technology for stronger wind resistance compared to the standard asphalt shingle
  • Supreme Shingles: Special mineral granules make them more dent and fire resistant than basic options
  • Composite Shingles: Mimic luxury styles like slate or wood without risk of breakage or repetitive maintenance
  • Metal Roofing Materials: Can reflect more sunlight and last longer through extreme weather than asphalt

By investing in premium shingles from XYZ Roofing & Restorations rather than basic asphalt, homeowners can expect enhanced durability, longer lifespans, stronger wind and impact resistance, better sustainability, and more eye-catching aesthetic options. The expertise of the XYZ team ensures you get the most advantages from upgraded shingle materials.

What to Consider When Choosing Shingles

With the wide range of excellent shingles available from leading brands like Owens Corning, certain factors should guide your decision making process:

Local Climate Conditions

The climate in South Texas brings hot summers, potentially heavy rainfall during hurricane season, and moderate winds. Shingles like Duration are engineered to withstand moisture and high winds better than basic options.

Your Roof Pitch

The slope of your roof also determines what shingles work best. Low-slope or flat roofs require more waterproofing, while steep pitched roofs need shingles with stronger impact resistance that won’t slide off. The XYZ team can advise on best fits.

Expected Lifespan

Some premium shingles can last 50+ years with warranties to match, while cheaper materials may need replacement in under 20. Consider lifetime cost instead of just upfront price if you are planning to stay in this home long-term.

Aesthetic Preferences: Do you love the look of wood shake? Want a muted neutral palette or eye-catching colors? The variety of shades and profiles offered by brands like Owens Corning give you lots of aesthetic choices.

Budget Considerations

While premium shingles have higher upfront costs, the energy savings, durability and enhanced curb appeal return on your investment over their lifetime. XYZ Roofing & Restorations works with you on pricing, and offers no down payment options.

The knowledgeable team at XYZ takes all these factors into account when guiding you on the perfect new shingles for your home.

Why XYZ Roofing & Restoration Shingles Beat Asphalt Shingles

When it comes to picking roofing materials, traditional asphalt fiberglass shingles tend to be the default option for most homeowners. And it’s true – basic three-tab asphalt shingles are affordable and offer decent protection from typical weather conditions.

However, for only a slightly higher investment, upgraded shingles from leading brands like Owens Corning provide measurable advantages over standard asphalt. Here’s why premium shingles from XYZ Roofing & Restorations outperform budget picks:

Superior Durability & Longevity

Special mineral compounds and innovative construction give premium shingles up to 50+ year lifespans versus just 20-30 years for cheap asphalt shingles. That means substantially lower lifetime roof costs.

Enhanced Curb Appeal

Dimensionally designed lines like TruDefinition add depth and vibrancy beyond flat single-layer shingles for vastly improved aesthetics.

Better Impact & Wind Resistance

Patented technologies like Owens Corning’s SureNail reinforcement allow premium shingles to withstand 130mph winds, beating basic options.

Enhanced Weatherproofing

Advanced seals, more waterproof underlayment layers, and durable construction allow premium shingles to better handle heavy rain, moisture and other elements.

Lower Energy Costs

Special granule treatments and better ventilation cut energy consumption for homeowners using upgraded composite or metal shingles.

Choosing premium roofing materials is a savvy investment that pays dividends for decades through better performance, cost savings, and visual appeal. The shingle experts at XYZ Roofing & Restorations guide you to the best quality and value from brands like Owens Corning.

Get Your Dream Roof with XYZ Roofing & Restorations

Whether you’re looking to give your existing roof new life or looking at a full replacement, proper shingle selection lays the foundation for benefits that can last decades. Choosing materials that withstand the Texas climate, enhance visual flair, and lower lifetime costs results in a lifetime of enjoyment and financial savings.

XYZ Roofing & Restorations lives and breathes shingles as the only Owens Corning Platinum Preferred contractor in the region. Their expertise in materials science, weatherproofing, aesthetic design, and reliable installation is unmatched. By tapping their experience with industry-leading brands and specialty local manufacturers, homeowners enjoy a smooth, rewarding process with standout results.

Don’t settle for basic asphalt shingles when it comes to one of your home’s biggest potential investments. XYZ Roofing & Restorations consistently delivers incredible value for money through access to the highest caliber shingles engineered for lasting performance in South Texas conditions.

To get started designing the roof of your dreams with best-in-class materials, contact XYZ Roofing & Restorations at (956) 230-2259 for your free quote now. The exceptional customer service, workmanship warranty, and range of options ensures you’ll love the roof over your head for decades to come.