At Ark-La-Tex Shop Builders we know that your home is the largest investment of your life. Today’s energy costs and environmental concerns are raising awareness for the need for conservation. Incentives of tax credits up to $1,500 and reductions in home insurance premiums, not to mention lower utility bills are driving the recent surge in the metal roofing industry. Professionally installed metal roofing will last well over 50 years.

Conventional asphalt shingle roofs tend to need replacing in 12 to 17 years. Lightweight steel roofing can often be installed over existing shingles without the need of an expensive tear off. With our professional installers, we can get the job done quickly, efficiently, and with the quality you expect. We pride ourselves in using only premium materials including a state-of-the-art Valspar Weather X paint system on all of our colored roofing products.

Our workmanship and attention to detail sets us apart from the competition. With over 12 of the most popular colors in stock we can help you choose a matching roof for your home which will not only compliment it, but will increase its value.

Frequently Asked Questions

Will it cost more than conventional roofing?

Although the initial cost of a metal roof is often higher than a conventional shingle roof, the life-cycle costs are substantially lower than conventional materials. The decision to select metal is often based upon the fact that the homeowner either doesn’t want to or can’t afford to replace their conventional roof every 10 to 12 years. Metal, on the other hand, will provide years of low maintenance service life.

How can a metal roof save energy?

Many conventional roofing materials, asphalt shingles, for example, absorb energy from the sun. Metal, on the other hand, reflects most of the sun’s rays. At day’s end, metal also cools more quickly. As a result, the attic space remains cooler, as does the living space below. Conventional roofing materials tend to absorb and retain heat, therefore requiring more energy to maintain a cooler living space.

Can I install a metal roof over my existing roof?

Yes. Because of the light weight of metal, it is easily installed over existing roofing materials, without the disposal problems commonly associated with re-roofing projects. And, because AMARK roofing panels are installed in sheets, labor cost for installation are kept to a minimum.

Will it look good?

We recognize that appearance is a major factor in the choice of roofing material. To ensure that the benefits of metal go beyond longevity and durability, our highly diversified line of roofing products offers the homeowner a wide variety of styles, colors, and finishes.

We pride ourselves in using only premium materials including a state-of-the-art 40 year warranty Valspar Weather X paint system on all of our colored roofing products.

Will it make noise when it rains?

Modern metal roofing is often installed directly over plywood decking and felt or an existing roof. Therefore, any noise generated by rain will be similar to that created by conventional roofing materials. Also, as with conventional materials, attic insulation will provide additional noise reduction.