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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.


A Look at Historic Roofing Materials in Texas

The materials and techniques companies use today in roof replacement and everyday residential roofing resulted from historic advances made since the beginning of civilization. Before we were able to mass produce shingles, humans had to build roofs out of whatever they could find.

Ja-Mar Roofing & Sheet Metal would like to take a second to go a little in-depth into each one of these historic types of roofs that led to the modern roof. Know a bit of history behind all of these different styles to see how far roofing has come.

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What are Texas Roof Rats (and how can I prevent them)?

A roof rat is a black rat that climbs that live in your attic. A standard roof rat’s size is 13 to 18 inches long. Some roof rats can also weigh up to 9 ounces.

They are excellent climbers and can get in through any opening. That includes any damaged roofs that may have open holes in the shingles.

If you find a roof rat, act fast. More roof problems could happen by more rats infiltrating buildings. Shingles, tiling, and more could be eliminated by this type of pest.

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Types of Roof Shingles

Over the years, Ja-Mar has dealt with many different roofing shingles types. Each shingle serves the same function of protection your home from the elements. However, they do it in vastly different ways.

Here are just a few of the types we have seen while in the field.

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Roof Damage From the Texas Sun

Your roof is locked in a constant battle with the sun. While rain, snow, and hail damage can wreck your roof, the one element that is always wearing your roof away is the sun. The heat and radiation cause the roof to fall apart over time. Without the proper knowledge, summer maintenance of your roof can feel like an uphill battle.

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Austin Fall Home and Garden Show

Our customers come to us when they want quality and professionalism. Video Transcript: Hello, my name’s Jake Landry, I’m with Ja-Mar Roofing & Sheet Metal, and I’m here today at the Austin Fall Home and Garden Show. Ja-Mar’s been in …

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Texas Roofing Scams – What Should I Look For?

If you’re in the market for a brand new roof, you are probably a careful shopper. Looking around, getting estimates, checking records, reading reviews; getting the right kind of roof repair is crucial, especially when plunking down so much for an investment. When you get your roof fixed, it’s worth it.

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Ja-Mar Roofing Has Gone Solar

Our company recently wrapped up a job in the Davenport Ranch neighborhood. Because we did such a good job, we were featured in their monthly Life in Davenport Social Magazine!

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Hail Damage to your Austin Roof – What You Need To Know

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.

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Common Texas Winter Roof Problems

As you bundle up indoors to wait out another chilly Texas winter, don’t forget to keep an eye on your roof! Severe winter weather can wreak havoc on your roof, especially if you don’t recognize damages. Little problems quickly become big, expensive hassles. Here’s what you need to know.