Roofers: How To Avoid Roofing Scams

Often times roofing salesman get a bad reputation for taking advantage of people. They’re often compared to car and insurance salesman. Unfortunately high pressure salesmen with a low moral compass abound in our country in a variety of industries. Roofing …

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What Every Austin Homeowner Needs To Know About Hail Damage

Hail damage often presents itself as small dips or breaks in a roof. The size of all these things can vary and fall completely at random. Even if you do not see indentations on the shingles themselves, you may still find proof elsewhere. If you find depressions in gutters, siding, skylights, or chimney caps, it may be worth taking a closer look at the roof. Not having visible proof of hail damage doesn’t mean it’s not there.

This One Tip Can Save Homeowners HUGE $$$ on a New Roof

We’ve all been warned,  but not all have heeded the warning.  Spend a little now to save a ton later.  Many times it’s the most important items that get the least attention needed, like your roof.  We know we need to get regular health checkups to avoid any major issues creeping up on us. Every year we get teeth cleanings and regular checkups on our heating and cooling systems.  We all know a little routine maintenance on a car, regular oil changes and a once over can prevent major repairs later. So why do we put one of the most important items on the back burner?

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The Best Place to Install Your Satellite Dish

You’ve ordered your satellite TV service, and all that’s left is installation. Whether you do the installation yourself or have someone do it for you, location is critical. It doesn’t matter if you’ve chosen the most aesthetically pleasing spot on your property for the dish if it can’t pick up a signal.

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What Kinds of Critters Can Damage Your Roof in Texas?

If you’ve noticed roof damage on your Texas home, you may have animals in the attic. Keeping your roof in good shape protects your home from serious water and storm damage, and retains the value of property.

If animals have caused damage, you’ll need fast roof repair regardless of the type of damage you see.

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Does a New Roof Add Resale Value to My Austin Home?

One of the biggest factors in any home improvement project (besides your happiness level at home) is whether you will gain resale value. Studies have shown that a new roof can provide the highest return out of several common remodeling projects.

Estimates of returned value fluctuate significantly across sources. However, every source agrees that adding a new roof will always provide additional value to your home.

Commercial Roofing Factors in Texas

There is a list of important factors that roofers use to assess the state of a commercial roof. The following factors will monitor which options offer the best return on investment and desired efficiency.
With large commercial buildings, we often see flat-topped roofs. This style of roofing can lead to pooling and leaks if not cared for appropriately. When assessing a new roofing project, inspect the current flashing, gutters, and drain pipes.
Certain areas or sides of an industrial roof could show water damage or signs of increased drainage flow. When irregularities in the roof are found, it will be considered in the redesigning process.

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Are Missing Roof Shingles Really That Bad?

When shingles from your roof fall from their adhesive backing or nails give out, they leave the insulating and adhesive layers open to the elements. The exposure can cause lots of problems that you’ll want to prevent.

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Austin Chimney Leak

There are many reasons why a homeowner may have a leaking chimney. Here are a few of the possible issues and what can be done to resolve them.