The fact that Austin TX has a hurricane season speaks volumes about how careful you have to be when having a new roof installed or fortifying your existing roof with the local climate in mind. If you just moved to the area from out of state, it pays to read about the local climate and its impact on various roofing systems, especially if the old roof of your new home is close to the end of its life, and you have to consider installing a new one pretty soon.
The weather in Austin tends to be pretty sunny and hot for much of the year. Since the elevation only ranges somewhere between 500 and 1000 feet above sea level throughout the area, you won’t find much of a difference between the various neighborhoods or specific areas of the city. The climate is cataloged as humid subtropical, which accounts for the hot summer weather and also for the occasional storms and hurricanes. There are only 25 days of freeze each year (on average), so winter won’t be much of a problem here.
Nevertheless, you have to keep in mind that storm damage and damage incurred from exposure to harmful radiation can be just as bad as snow and ice, if not worse. Your best approach will be to set up a cool roof from a sturdy and low-maintenance material like metal or clay, and have it inspected for damage by reputable Austin roofing professionals at least once per year, after each storm season. That way you can maintain your roof’s structural integrity and detect any type of damage before it becomes too costly to repair.