Benefits of a Mechanically Seamed Metal Roof

For many people, the only new roof worth considering is an asphalt shingle covering. Old habits die hard, but a shingle roof has several disadvantages, especially when compared with a mechanically seamed metal roof or a standing seam metal roof. …

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What You Need To Know About Reflective Roof Membranes

In 2010, scientists confirmed what many people suspected for years: reflective roofs help to cool homes and reduce the negative impact of human activities on the environment. So, what are reflective roofs? How do they work? Do solar panels count? …

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Austin Roofing

Top 5 Causes of Roof Damage

A damaged roof can cause significant problems for your home and family. Every year residential owners contact roofing specialist for Austin roof repairs. Most roof repairs cannot be fixed until a specialist performs a proper inspection. If homeowners ignore signs …

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Residential Roofing

Why Choose Metal Roofing

Metal roofs offer several advantages including a longer life cycle than roofing materials like asphalt, and cedar. Metal roofs can withstand the elements including hail, heavy rain and snow, and high winds. Metal roofs have also been credited for protecting …

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ladder leading to a damaged roof

How to Find a Leak in a Roof

It’s not rare for homeowners to discover a roof leak during a Texas thunderstorm in spring or summer. Wind, rain, and the humidity of Central Texas can wreak havoc on a roof over the course of several years. Learn how to spot damages and what to do in the event of a roof leak with tips from Ja-Mar Roofing.

Roof flashing around a brick chimney on a metal roof.

Roof Flashing: Why It Matters

Your roofing system protects your home by ensuring a dry interior. While most people appreciate the importance of repairing holes in the roof, they sometimes fail to appreciate the significance of maintaining the flashing in good condition. This brief article will discuss the reasons why this material deserves close attention.

A roof inspector performing a roof inspection using a tape measurer.

When Should You Have Your Roof Inspected?

The roof tends to be overlooked throughout its life. Because it’s out of sight, only the roof’s obvious issues end up on the household’s to-do list. However, you should be caring for the roof on a frequent basis.

A ladder set up to repair damaged roof shingles. A section was blown off after a storm with high winds causing a potential leak.

How Do Different Hurricane Categories Affect Roofs?

Hurricane Harvey slammed into cities near the Gulf Coast. Unlike Hurricane Katrina, officials didn’t evacuate the city of over 6.5 million inhabitants. Rather, they chose to tell people to stay home and hunker down for the storm. However, the protection from this storm was only as good as the shelter or home where a person remained.

Flat roofing on a commercial building.

Why Do Commercial Buildings Have Flat Roofs and Residential Homes Have Sloped Roofs?

Before adding a new roof to your new home or business, homeowners should consider the types of roofs available. The two major types of roofs are pitched and flat. There are advantages and disadvantages to each, and the type the customer ultimately chooses will depend on preferences and the type of structure the roof is to be placed on. A professional roofing contractor, such as Ja-Mar Roofing of Texas, can help you with a consultation to decide which type is best for your needs.