How to Prevent Roof Fires: Fire Prevention Week is October 7-13

About 10,000 residential building attic fires are reported to U.S. fire departments annually, causing about 30 deaths, 125 injuries, and $477 million in property loss, according to the U.S. Fire Administration. Despite the fact that attic fires only comprise two percent of all residential fires, they can cause extensive destruction very quickly. Most attics, because … Continue reading “How to Prevent Roof Fires: Fire Prevention Week is October 7-13”

How Roof Colors and Materials Affect the Temperature of Your House

How cool or warm your house is throughout the year is a direct result of the color and material of your roof. That’s why choosing the right roofing material and color for your home is challenging, as you are faced with an overwhelming amount of options when it comes to products. If you’re looking to … Continue reading “How Roof Colors and Materials Affect the Temperature of Your House”

4 Things to Know Before Installing a Skylight

The addition of a skylight to your home can bring with it many benefits, not the least of which is extra natural light that floods the space. As such, you can lower your energy bills because you don’t need to use as many lights. Plus, skylights open up any room, making it seem bigger and … Continue reading “4 Things to Know Before Installing a Skylight”

Summer Hail Storms: What to do When Damage Strikes Your Roof

Hail storms are an inevitable hallmark of summer in Texas. And they don’t seem to be letting up. Within the past two years, Texas has ranked first in the country for having the most hail damage. In fact, in the first half of 2016 alone, 602 reports of hail in Texas have been made to … Continue reading “Summer Hail Storms: What to do When Damage Strikes Your Roof”

Why Flashing Must be Properly Installed

Your roof is only as good as the materials used in its construction. Similarly, how effective it is will depend on how well the flashing is installed. Flashing acts as a key barrier to keep moisture out. Yes, it’s for aesthetics purposes too, but mainly it’s designed to keep moisture from leaking into the creases … Continue reading “Why Flashing Must be Properly Installed”

3 Reasons why you need a good gutter system to complement your roof

Gutters and roofs go hand in hand. One helps the other, and both help the overall structure of your home as well as the surrounding landscaping. Most roofers install gutter systems that complement the Residential Roofing fort worth they just installed. The importance of gutters simply can’t be underestimated. Your gutter system should be capable … Continue reading “3 Reasons why you need a good gutter system to complement your roof”

What’s Posing a Danger to Your Roof?

  Overhanging trees…buildup of algae and moss…moisture…all of these occurrences can damage your roof and you won’t even know it until it’s too late. While your roof may be relatively new, it can fall victim to the surrounding environment, temperature extremes, animals and more. Check out the many factors that can contribute to roof damage … Continue reading “What’s Posing a Danger to Your Roof?”

Basics of Cold Weather Roofing

While Texas temperatures are quite mild much of the year, temps do dip below 30 a handful of days per year. While roof replacement and repair is best left for warmer months, sometimes circumstances arise that precipitate the need for more timely service. That said, roofing in cold weather presents its own set of challenges, … Continue reading “Basics of Cold Weather Roofing”