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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.

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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.

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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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.

Getting to Know the Different Types of Roofing Materials

Today’s roofing material choices are more energy efficient and tend to be labeled with an Energy Star rating with information about recycled content. Key factors that make a roofing material popular are the life span of the material, the cost, and the level of sustainability. All of these factors will help you choose the right roofing material when considering how to improve the value of your home.

Different Types of Metal Roofing to Consider

Different types of metals provide various combinations for metal roofing. These materials offer flexibility, longevity and strength that compliment many homes and establishments. Each can be manufactured to compliment homes and commercial structures. The type of metal, as well as the fabrication, differs as well. There are many options in which to choose that have satisfactory results such as pre-painted and granular coated metal sheets.

Metal Roofing: A New Roofing Option

When it is time to replace an existing roof, consider using metal roofing. Metal roofing that is properly fabricated makes for a superior roof. Sheet metal for roofing purposes offers excellent protection from the weather and it can lower energy costs. This type of roofing is the fastest growing in the roofing industry. Metal roofing is lightweight, environmentally friendly, and it comes in many different styles and designs.