Houston Roofing News

Is Your Roof Protecting Your Home from the Houston Heat?

The Houston Astros used to play a song during their commercials called “The Heat Is On.” From the looks of it, the Astros are in the midst of another pennant race, and from the feel of it, the heat is definitely on in Houston. You know what else is on? The air conditioning.

The combination of high heat and old roofs can create costly energy bills, but you can beat back the heat and lower your bill by getting a roof replacement.

If your roof is 20 or more years old, then it is definitely time to get a roof replacement. At Amstill Roofing, our roofing experts can put a new roof over your head that will increase your energy efficiency.


Our Houston roofing company provides various roofing shingles options that can fit your budget and also assist in lowering your energy costs. Our roofing professionals are here to help you make the right choice for your roof. Here are the shingles our roofing company provide to homeowners in the Houston area, including Sugarland, Memorial, Katy, and the Energy Corridor:

  • ARCHITECTURAL SHINGLES: The architectural shingles are the thickest composite shingles on the market. Due to their thickness, they deflect heat more effectively than thinner shingles. These types of shingles also last the longest and have the longest warranty - typically 50 years to a lifetime.
  • LAMINATE SHINGLES: Laminate shingles are thinner than the architectural shingles, but thicker than the 3-tab shingles. These types of shingles can help in deflecting heat, but it would be prudent to ensure there is a good layer of insulation under the roof. These type of shingles offer a really good warranty as well, typically ranging from 30 to 50 years.
  • 3-TAB SHINGLES: These type of roofing shingles are the least expensive on the market. Due to their lack of thickness, it is recommended to have a good amount of insulation in the attic and it wouldn’t hurt to have a radiant barrier applied as well. Houses with good shade from trees typically do well with energy costs. The warranty on these shingles typically are no more than 20 years.


If you have noticed problems in your roof or that your energy bills have dramatically increased over the years, then it may be time to schedule a roof replacement from Amstill Roofing. Before we conduct any work on your roof, we always provide a roof inspection to make certain your roof gets the care it needs. Contact us today for one of our roof inspectors to come to your home.