Located along Interstate 35 and with easy access to Interstate 10, San Marcos is ideally situated on the freight routes that connect Dallas, Austin, San Antonio and Houston. Texas State University and two community colleges help provide talent for the city’s workforce, and a forward-thinking municipal government encourages entrepreneurs and small businesses. These factors make San Marcos attractive for businesses, but the area’s natural beauty is what draws many residents to the area. Whether they own homes or businesses, many people in San Marcos, TX rely on Alpha Roofing when they need their asphalt shingles or flat roofs replaced, their roofs repaired, new gutters or siding installed, a chimney repaired, a metal roof installed or another commercial or residential roofing service.
San Marcos, TX | The History
The area surrounding San Marcos is believed to be one of the oldest sites in the nation to have been continuously inhabited. Archaeological sites near the San Marcos River have been found that suggest the area was home to people belonging to the Clovis culture more than 10,000 years ago. Other Native American tribes were still permanent residents in the area when the first European explorers arrived in the 1600s. It is well-documented that a Spanish expedition to establish forts and missions arrived at the San Marcos River in April 1689.
Spain made little attempt to colonize the area, but in 1808, a small party of families from Mexico settled near what is now the city of San Marcos. However, by 1812, the settlement had been abandoned. The first Anglo settlers arrived in 1846, and in 1848, the Texas Legislature created Hays County and selected San Marcos to be the county seat. The town center was not laid out until 1851, but it quickly became a center for milling and ginning locally grown agricultural products.
Until the railroad arrived in 1881, San Marcos grew slowly. The railroad boosted the town’s economy, transforming it into a center for trading and shipping cotton and cattle. Between 1880 and 1890, the population grew from 1,232 to 2,335. Southwest Texas State Normal School — now Texas State University — was founded in 1899, and the San Marcos Baptist Academy opened in 1907. The two schools helped make the education industry an important part of the town’s economy. World War II brought further diversification to the local economy and fueled growth. The population increased from roughly 6,000 people in 1940 to almost 10,000 people by 1950. According to census estimates for 2016, the current population of San Marcos is slightly less than 62,000 people.
Roofing Services in San Marcos
Manufacturing, entertainment, hospitality and retail are just a few of the industries contributing to the economy of San Marcos. At Alpha Roofing, we are frequently asked to provide our services to schools, health care facilities, warehouses, apartment complexes, restaurants, industrial facilities, office parks, stores and homeowners in San Marcos. Our most-requested services are listed below.
• Residential Roofing San Marcos, TX: Roof repair, hail and wind damage assessments, gutter installation, chimney repair, siding installation
• Commercial Roofing San Marcos, TX: Flat roof replacement and metal fabrication to furnish custom metal roof accessories
• Roof Repair San Marcos, TX: Emergency roof repairs when a roof is already leaking or about to start leaking
• Metal Roof Installation San Marcos, TX: Professional installation of a metal roofing system on a residential or commercial building
• Roofing Maintenance Plans San Marcos, TX: Programs to provide preventive maintenance services, including periodic inspections and minor repairs, at an economical price
Our company is built by having a stellar reputation and delivering exemplary work and professional customer service at competitive prices. Alpha Roofing is a full-service, award-winning, residential and commercial roofing contractor servicing San Marcos, TX. Our services offer roof and chimney repairs; the installation of attic insulation, flat roofs, asphalt shingles, metal roofing systems, gutters, siding, flashing and skylights; metal fabrication; debris and moss removal; and maintenance plans. To request a free estimate, call (512) 777-1086 or submit the convenient online form.