Roof replacement shingles

Choosing the Right Shingles for a Houston Roof Replacement

The average roof only lasts about 20-years, but you can surge past the average roof. At Amstill Roofing, we can double that time and even nearly triple that time. Just think about it. That means you could possibly only need one roof replacement in your lifetime.

HOW CAN AMSTILL BUILD A 50-YEAR ROOF?

The goal at our Houston roofing company is to build roofs that last and are incredibly durable. We have been building roofs for Houston homeowners since 1974 with great success. One of the reasons we have had such amazing success is because we provide homeowners with options.

Choosing the types of roof replacement shingles that last:

  • 3-Tab Shingles: The most common type of shingles are the 3-tab shingles. These last about 20 years. These types of shingles come in various colors that can complement the home. These shingles take storms well and every type of weather condition, they simply do not last as long after near two decades. Not in comparison to the laminate shingles.
  • Laminate Shingles: Laminate shingles have a lifetime of about 30 to 50 years, which can enable some homeowners to never have to worry about getting another roof replacement. These types of shingles are twice as thick as the 3-tab shingles.
  • Architectural Shingles: These shingles are the strongest and most durable shingles available. Architectural shingles come in slate or cedar wood, which ensures their strength and durability. These shingles typically last at least 50 years.

MAKING THE RIGHT CHOICE FOR A ROOF REPLACEMENT

At Amstill Roofing, our roofing experts always spend time with our clients before they choose a type of shingle for their roof replacement. We provide all the information they need and answer all questions and concerns they may have. Getting a roof replacement in Houston is a substantial move and we want every client to happy with their choice for not just the lifetime of their roof, but for their lifetime too.

If you are in need of a roof replacement, then contact our Houston roofing company. We look forward to providing you with a beautiful and strong roof.

accuweather forecast for october 2017

This Fall and Winter Looks to Be a Good Time for Roof Repairs

Honestly, this month of October looks to be the perfect month to get roof repairs or a roof replacement completed. According to Accuweather.com, this month will be full of sunshine with highs in the mid-80s and lows around the high-70s. The evenings are going to be amazing, staying around the low-70s and high-60s.

Choosing to have Amstill Roofing complete any work on your roof means that you will be able to keep that great weather feel inside your home all year and well into the future. The rest of fall and winter looks to be pretty mild this year, but as we learned from the 2017 summer, a strong roof in Houston is a necessity.

PROTECTING YOUR HOUSTON ROOF REGARDLESS OF WEATHER

The weather conditions of Houston change almost instantaneously. It may be warm in the morning only to be hit with a cold front in the afternoon with rain and sleet and then followed by a nice cool evening. It is practically the typical weather pattern here in Houston. This is why Amstill Roofing ensures that every roof we work on is prepared for these changes in weather.

We conduct thorough inspections of the roof for breaks, cracks, missing shingles, and other areas of weakness that could become worse. Correcting these roof repair problems early will ensure your roof remains strong in the long-term. It also ensures that you aren’t spending unnecessary dollars on energy.

HOW ROOF REPAIRS SAVE ENERGY

When a roof has a break or crack, this allows the heating or cooling within the home to be released more easily. It also allows that adverse temperature (like heat or cold) from the outside to enter into the home, making your energy system work harder than it should to maintain the temperature you want. As any Houston homeowner understands, this can greatly increase the amount of money spent in monthly energy bills.

SAVE ENERGY AND PROTECT YOUR ROOF TODAY

If you have noticed that your energy bills have become unusually higher, then you might need roof repair. Contact our Houston roofing company today and get your roof prepared for any type of weather conditions this part of Texas may throw at you.

Damaged Roof Shingles Repair Houston.

October Will Continue to Bring Houston’s Unpredictable Weather

Now that September is over, the peak of hurricane season has ended. But that doesn’t mean we are clear of storms, flying debris, and heavy winds. As the cold fronts begin to come in, we must brace for the typical Houston weather, which is unpredictable.

October sometimes brings cooler weather and sometimes it can be really hot. It’s a climatic hodge-podge. As Houstonians, however, we have learned to live with it.

At Amstill Roofing, we know that whatever the Houston weather brings, we will be prepared for it. After this past month of devastation due to Hurricane Harvey, there are countless homes in need of a lot of repair, including roof repair. We have been working around the clock taking care of our great clients because know a weak or damaged roof can easily be impacted by incoming weather conditions.

IS YOUR HOME IN NEED OF ROOF REPAIR?

If your roof has been in existence for 20 or more years, then it has seen a lot of storms and has fought a good fight. The 20-year mark, however, is commonly the end of a roof’s existence. The roof will need new shingles and possibly new plywood placed down.

If you have a relatively new roof, but are suffering from roof leaks or missing shingles, then it is time to have one of our Houston roofing specialists to visit your home. Whether age or storm damage, our specialists can determine the cause of your roof damage and how to best repair your roof.

Most often, especially after a major storm like Harvey, home insurance will cover a roof repair or a roof replacement. Once the insurance adjuster surveys the damage to your roof, then you will know what all will be covered by your insurance. We also offer to have our roofing experts join the insurance adjuster to help inspect the roof to ensure nothing is overlooked.

PROTECT YOUR ROOF. CALL AMSTILL TODAY!

Amstill Roofing has been serving the Greater Houston area since 1974. If you feel your home needs a roof inspection, then contact us today and we will perform a free roof inspection to see if there is any external or internal damage. If you are experiencing a roof leak or have missing shingles, then do not wait to call us. We will schedule a time to come to your home and fix your roof.

Lots of autumn leaves on a Houston roof

Houston Homeowners: Leaves on Your Roof Can Cause Damage

We are two days away from the start of autumn, which means the leaves will start dying soon. That’s no problem, of course. Autumn brings the weather in Houston to a tolerable level (of course, we have to wait until about the end of October to experience some really nice weather).

Speaking of leaves, however, these can definitely become a problem and many homeowners in the Greater Houston area do not understand why. When leaves begin fall by the thousands and millions, followed by rainfall, they can become stuck on the corners and crevices your roof. If they are not removed, they can begin to create rot within shingles and the wood paneling.

Leaves on the roof become very heavy, adding unnecessary pressure to it. If the wood paneling has begun to rot, it can create cracks in the wood, which leads quickly to leaks. Leaks can lead to mold, ceiling collapse and a host of other problems.

This autumn, keep an eye on your roof and those pesky leaves. Removing them is easy. Use a broom or a blower. But be safe when you are removing them. You’ll be on the roof, so don’t slip and fill. Wear shoes that provide good grip. Avoid the urge to remain in constant comfort, such wearing Crocs or flip-flops. That is a recipe for disaster.

HAVE LEAVES ALREADY CREATED ROOF DAMAGE?

If leaves have been left on your roof for years on end, then chances are rot has already taken hold. Your roof needs to be inspected thoroughly by one of our trained roof technicians. We will be able to pinpoint problems within the structure of your roof.

At Amstill Roofing, we want to make certain your roof is sturdy and isn’t susceptible to major damage. A strong roof helps ensure a strong house. Don’t let a simple problem, like gathered leaves, create major issues. Our Houston roofing company conducts quick and excellent roof repairs, as well as roof replacements.

Contact our roofing company today for a free inspection. We are here to protect your home by providing you with a solid roof. We’ll even make sure there aren’t leaves everywhere.

September weather looks similar to August.

September Weather Doesn’t Differ Much from August

If you’ve lived in Houston for any amount of time, then you know that the summer weather doesn’t end just because summer does. It’s been the typical brutally hot summer, and September doesn’t seem to be any better, despite autumn starting Sept. 22. According to Accuweather, the average temperatures will be a high of the low-90’s and a low of the low-70’s. This is only a couple of degrees lower than August—the hottest month of the year.

To an extent, it seems only natural that September would remain hot by coming on the heels of August. So be prepared for more heat, Houston.

Speaking of being prepared, the best way to be prepared is by having a roof that is prepared for all kinds of weather. At Amstill Roofing, we know how well a roof can combat the heat from the sun.

A roof should be designed to deflect the heat so that the interior of the home will not become so hot. Being a GAF Certified Weather Stopper Contractor ensures that we utilize all the tools needed to make sure your home is protected and that the temperature, regardless of heat or cold, doesn’t hinder your home.

HELP YOUR ENERGY BILL WITH A BETTER ROOF

Another positive, aside from just having your house feel more comfortable, is that your energy bill will improve. By updating your roof, eliminating cracks, replacing shingles, or conducting much-needed roof repairs, your roof will begin working for you. The heat and cold will not be able to penetrate into your home at nearly the rate it has been.

Of course, the price of a roof replacement is not inexpensive, but with a roof that lasts no less than 20 years, the roof will more than pay for itself by the end of its lifetime. Regarding price, however, quite often your home insurance will take care of the cost or a portion of it. This is something to take advantage of.

FIGHT SEPTEMBER WEATHER WITH A NEW ROOF

Call Amstill Roofing today and one of our trained roofing technicians will come to your home to conduct a thorough inspection. We will be able to pinpoint problems within the roof and how to address them. If you are planning to have your insurance adjuster come out to evaluate your roof, our roof inspector can join them to make sure nothing is missed.

Tropical storm Harvey hits Houston.

Did Hurricane Harvey Leave You With Roof Damage?

Hurricane Harvey left a lot of damage in its wake as it blew through the Houston area. It brought a lot of rain and heavy winds, as is always expected with tropical storms and hurricanes. Hopefully your home didn’t sustain any damage to its roof, but if it did, then Amstill Roofing is here to make any repairs that are needed.

During a major storm, there are numerous ways your roof can become heavily damaged. Flying debris, falling tree limbs, heavy winds that can rip off shingles, and the possibility of hail damage. If your roof was on its last leg, then chances are it sustained some type of roof damage, even severe roof damage.

WHAT TO DO ABOUT YOUR HARVEY ROOF DAMAGE

Don’t let leaks and cracks in your roof go unaddressed. Hurricane Harvey has come and gone, so don’t let its aftermath be worse than its initial hit. Call our Houston roofing contracting company to come out to your home and assess and fix the storm damage.

Our team is highly skilled in quickly correcting any problems you may currently be encountering. Even if it turns into a major job, like a roof replacement, we can typically take care of it in one day. One of our inspectors can come check on your roof first and assess any problems and discuss them with you. From there, you can make a decision on how you would like to proceed.

After a tropical storm or hurricane is the best time to utilize your insurance coverage. Depending on the type of damage left by Harvey, your insurance will cover those damages. What’s even better is our inspector can join your insurance inspector to make sure nothing is overlooked and that you get everything covered.

CALL AMSTILL ROOFING FOR YOUR HARVEY STORM DAMAGE TODAY!

Our Houston roofing company has been providing excellent service to the citizens of this great city since 1974. Don’t let a fly-by-night roofing contractor try to take care of your roof and leave it worse off than it was. Our roofing contractor company has been trusted for decades because of our great work. Call us today and let us take care of your Harvey storm damage.

Aerial footage of Houston after Hurricane Harvey.

Amstill Confronting the Aftermath of Hurricane Harvey

At the end of August, Houston and much of Texas’s southcoast endured the worst storm in Texas history. Our city received an unprecedented more than 50 inches and more than 1 trillion gallons of rain, which destroyed thousands of homes, some of them being buried under water. At Amstill Roofing, we were distraught over how the great citizens of our city were impacted by Hurricane Harvey.

Our Houston roofing team has been hard at work since the storm has passed, conducting roof repairs, roof replacements, and roof inspections. There were thousands of roofs in Houston that were negatively affected by this powerful storm and sustained major storm damage.

As we mentioned during the storm, a portion of our proceeds will be going to help with Houston’s flood relief efforts.

HELPING HOUSTON REBUILD AFTER HARVEY

Our goal is to help Houston rebuild. At Amstill Roofing, we know how important roofs are to the process of the rebuilding phase. We have had many of our clients say that they were proud of how their roof held up during this powerful storm due to our exceptional work and craftsmanship. We want to provide every Houston home owner with this type of work. No one should be worried about their shingles or the durability of their roof during a storm, which is why we encourage you to call us today if you feel your roof may not be able to sustain another bad storm.

Part of the rebuilding phase in Houston starts with your home. It starts with one home at a time, which is our primary focus. We make certain that the roof repair or roof replacement project is conducted with excellence.

THE HURRICANE HARVEY AFTERMATH

In the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey, it has been very difficult to get to all of our clients and others needing help with their roofs. Some places have simply been impassable. The waters, however, have continued to recede, which has enabled our roofers to get to more houses. We have received a lot calls and promise to take care of your roof as soon as we possibly can.

For those who are in areas that have had streets and surrounding highways flooded, we are coming to you. We greatly appreciate your patience.

WAS YOUR ROOF AFFECTED BY HURRICANE HARVEY?

If your roof suffered from storm damage due to Harvey, then please contact our Houston roofing company. We have served the Greater Houston area since 1974 and we are here to serve you. If your home is suffering from leaks or cracks, our roof repair specialists can quickly correct those problems. If your roof has hit the 20-year mark, then it may be time to receive a new roof. We look forward to hearing from you and helping you protect your home.

Houston houses with rain storm on roof.

Roof Repairs: A Common Issue with Homes

For any homeowner, they know that the house can run into a plethora of little problems that must be fixed quickly before they cause big problems. This is especially the case when it comes to roof repairs.

Roofs can sustain minor damage just from the weather conditions in Houston. Our city experiences numerous weather issues like extreme heat, heavy rains, strong winds, and hail. These conditions cause damage to shingles and the interior of the roof.

CAUSES FOR HOUSTON ROOF REPAIRS

Here are some of the problems these conditions cause:

  • Extreme Heat – High heat can cause shingles to become brittle. When this happens, they start to break apart and become detached from their proper place, leaving areas of the roof exposed. Heat can also cause swelling in the roof, especially after cooler temps.
  • Heavy Rains – Heavy rains can work their way into crevices and cracks, creating leaks that can damage the interior of the roof. Leaks reach through the insulation of the attic and onto the ceiling and can cause collapses in the sheetrock.
  • Strong Winds – Strong winds can rip shingles off and can knock debris onto the roof. This debris can also be large tree limbs that can break portions of the roof, which would lead to leaks and other issues. Strong winds push a roof to its limits.
  • Hail – Hail damage is very costly, especially if a roof is old and weak. In Houston, hail can get pretty big and can cause serious damage to the structure of the home. After a big hail hit, the roof should be inspected for damage to shingles and the frame of the roof.

If you have not had your roof inspected in a long time or if your roof is nearing the 20-year mark, then it may be time to consider having it checked for roof damage. A roof can only fend off so much extreme weather. After a big storm, consider contacting Amstill Roofing. We will conduct a free thorough inspection of your roof and provide you with a quote.

Amstill Roofing trucks working on Houston home.

Pick the Right Roofing Company for Your Replacement

A roof replacement is a big financial commitment, which is why it is so important to choose the right roofing company. We recommend that every homeowner conduct their due diligence in their search for a roofing company.

There are several questions you should ask yourself before ever scheduling a roof inspection or roof replacement appointment. Here are just some questions to ask:

  • How long has the roofing company been in business? – This is a very important question. If the company has been around for a substantial amount of time, especially over five years, then chances are they are here to stay. The last thing you want is a fly-by-night roofing company that will poorly replace or repair your roof and then skip town, leaving you with a roofing nightmare. Amstill Roofing has been in Houston since 1974, so you know we’ll be around for whatever needs you may have.
  • What are their reviews like? – Facebook, Google, Yelp, Angie’s List. We all use reviews to see how good a business is. How many reviews does the roofing business have? How many stars do they have on average? If everyone seems to have a problem with the company, then avoid them, regardless of how “inexpensive” they are.
  • Are their prices reasonable? – Not every roofing company in Houston will let you know how much the cost will be, but our company will conduct a complimentary roof inspection and then provide you with a quote. We aren’t suggesting you go with the cheapest because that may mean cheap work. The price, however, should be competitive within the roofing industry of Houston.

Once these questions have been thoroughly answered, then it is time to pick up the phone or send that email and request a roof replacement.

OUR QUALIFIED HOUSTON ROOFING COMPANY

Amstill Roofing has been providing solid and trustworthy service to Houston area residents for more than 40 years. Our reviews are incredibly high and our relationships with our customers are long-lasting. We have earned the trust of Houstonians and we want to earn yours. Contact us today to schedule your roof replacement.

Old composite shingles roof with damage Houston

End August With a Summer Roof Replacement

The 2017 summer is coming to a close. Well, the “school summer” is coming to an end, since summer doesn’t actually end until Sept. 22; but now we’re dealing in semantics. Before the kids get back to school and the hustle and bustle of the school year begins, now would be a great time to get a summer roof replacement.

New homeowners and longtime homeowners should consider having their roof inspected and possibly replaced. A roof replacement is typically necessary if the roof is nearing its 20-year mark. Especially for homes in Houston, during that time the roof can sustain major damage from the extreme weather we experience.

High heat, heavy rains, and strong winds can all play a detrimental role in how your roof performs.

WHEN TO CONSIDER A SUMMER ROOF REPLACEMENT

Our professional roofing inspectors in Houston are able examine every part of your roof and provide a solid assessment of the health of your roof. If there are no current issues, then our roofing inspector will inform you of that, but will also be able to provide a timeframe of how much life is left in the roof. If there are issues, our roofing inspector will show where those issues are and what could take place if not properly addressed.

If you are experiencing ceiling leaks, then this could be a sure sign of a crack, break or wear and tear to a particular part of the roof. Correcting a roof leak quickly is the best way to stave off further damage and further expenses.

If you notice there are shingles missing on your roof, this could be a sign that you have had your shingles for a very long time and they need to be replaced. Weather conditions can be harsh to your roofing shingles and cause them to become brittle and break, or they can be forcibly removed by strong winds or flying debris. Our team of Houston roofing professionals can take care of your shingle problems.

CONTACT AMSTILL ROOFING TODAY!

If you know your roof has not undergone a roof inspection in a long time, then now is the time to schedule yours. We recommend you do this before it becomes an utter necessity due to major damage. At Amstill Roofing, we look forward to helping keep your home safe from Houston’s unpredictable weather patterns.