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.

Roof on a modern building.

5 Things Every homeowner Needs To Know Before Replacing a Roof

The foundation and the roof are the two most important parts of your home. For the sake of this article we’re going to focus on the roof. All things considered, the roof keeps water out of the building and helps protect us from the elements. And keeping in mind that no one likes paying to replace an entire roof, the basic function of the roof and the beauty it brings to your home ought to help forego the agony of burning through $8,000 to $20,000 on the work.

couple suffering during a very hot summer

If You Don’t Know This About Your Roof You Could Be In For a Long HOT Summer

Summer ’17 in Texas brings in trips to the lake, barbecues, and vacations….it also brings in 100 plus degree weather and it takes a toll not only on our abilities to be outside and withstand the eat, but our homes too! Extreme heat can cause major damage to your roof. Here are a few roof maintenance tips for you to make sure your home is cool and comfortable, and your roof withstands the heat of summers in Texas.

Roof Maintenance, Preparation and Storm Recovery

The best way to prepare for any misfortune is by being proactive. This is also true in roofing. As the thunderstorms roll in and the Spring showers begin to roll in it’s important to make sure your Roof is ready.  Having a good maintenance plan ensures your roof is in the best shape possible, giving you the best odds to weather the storm.