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.

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Is Your Roof Ready for Houston Hurricanes?

The 2017 Hurricane Season is upon us. As we progress toward the fall, the chances of landfall hurricanes increase. According to The Weather Channel, this season is supposed to be more active than usual. In June, the amount of named storms, hurricanes, and hurricanes above category 3 are higher than the 30-year average.

If big storms are on their way, then it would be wise to have your home undergo a roof inspection. It may be high time to check to see if you need roof repair or possibly a roof replacement.

At Amstill Roofing, our goal is to ensure your roof is strong and durable to outlast hurricane rains and winds. Houston and its surrounding areas are known for experiencing extreme weather, like scorching heat and heavy rains. All of these elements can cause roof damage. If your roof is nearing its 20-year mark, then that means it has undergone a lot of extreme weather conditions and may have structural damage to the shingles or the roof interior.

PREPARE NOW FOR POTENTIAL HURRICANE WEATHER

At Amstill Roofing, we recommend having your roof checked to ensure that it is up to par and prepared for extreme weather. Our highly trained roof inspectors will pinpoint issues within your roof’s structure and also possible problems that could arise.

If your house has already sustained roof damage, but hasn’t been repaired, then a hurricane or severe weather will exploit that damage and make it worse. What was a small problem can quickly become a much larger and more expensive issue. Our Houston roofing team can repair the roof damage on the same day. In fact, if need be, we can typically conduct a roof replacement in one day.

CALL AMSTILL ROOFING TODAY!

Now that the heart of hurricane season is here, there is no better time than now to contact our Houston roofing contractor company. Allow us to protect your home by ensuring you have a strong roof.

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Roofing Shingles Matter During the Houston Summer

The next two months, July and August, are the most brutal when it comes to the heat index. Houston citizens are not strangers to the extreme heat. As we mentioned in our previous article, the average temperature in Houston for July and August is 94 degrees.

Whether you are an existing homeowner or looking for a new home, here is something you should consider. When having your roof placed or replaced, be sure to choose the right shingles. Shingles play a major role in how hot your home can become.

WHICH SHINGLES SHOULD YOU CHOOSE?

At Amstill Roofing, we are always concerned about the future of your home. Here are our suggestions on which roofing shingles to purchase and why:

  • CLAY SHINGLES: The best shingles to choose that deflect heat are made of slate or clay. These shingles do not absorb heat like typical shingles do. These shingles do a great job of keeping your attic cooler, even during the really hot summer months, which in turn keeps your entire home cooler. When your home is naturally cooler, then your air conditioning unit doesn’t have to work nearly as hard during the summer. This can save you money on energy bills, which can add up in the long-run. In the short-run, however, these types of shingles are the most expensive. Of course, these are aesthetically pleasing, but may not fit the style of your home.
  • LIGHT COLORED SHINGLES: When it comes to choosing composite shingles, the thicker the better. Architectural shingles are the thickest, but they are also the most expensive. They also have the longest warranty (typically 50 years). This is followed up by laminate shingles (30-50 year warranty) and 3-tab shingles (20-year warranty). Regardless of which you choose, always choose lighter colored shingles. These do a much better job of deflecting heat compared to darker shades. Choosing lighter shades can greatly reduce energy usage as well.

HOW ARE YOUR SHINGLES?

Are your shingles older than 20 years? Have you noticed any missing or cracked shingles? Shingles don’t last forever, but they can last a very long time. At Amstill Roofing, we want to make sure your roof is in good condition and will hold up during the summer months and the incoming hurricane season. Contact us today and schedule a free roof inspection. We will inform you of the health of your roof and how you can make your current or future roof better.

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July Brings the Heat. Can Your Roof Handle It?

This month is going to be hot. How do we know that? Because it’s Houston and it’s July. But what does that mean for your roof? Honestly, nothing good.

The average temperature in Houston during the month of July is 94 degrees (that goes for August too). When temperatures hit this high, the temperature in your roof can hit up to 160 degrees. That’s insanely hot.

When extreme heat hits your roof, it can cause your roof to loosen and weaken. When the heat subsides and cooler temperatures prevail, it can cause the roof to expand and contract. This isn’t helpful to your roof.

Extreme heat can affect your shingles and other elements on your roof. Over time, the damage can increase and cause severe weakness in the roof. Summers in Houston can be brutal to most structures, and roofs are no exception.

HAVING YOUR ROOF INSPECTED

This is why it is very important to have your roof inspected, especially if your roof is old. If your roof is closing in on the 20-year mark, then that is a sure sign that you should schedule a roof inspection.

Our Houston roof inspectors are highly trained on what to look for when conducting an inspection. They will find any weaknesses within the roof that could lead to expensive roof damage repairs and provide you with a precise plan of action. Our goal at Amstill Roofing is to protect your home, and we do that by ensuring your roof is in great condition. When your roof is secure, this means your home will protected from leaks, attic invasions by animals, and other rather natural problems.

PROTECT YOUR ROOF. GET AN INSPECTION.

There is no time like the present, especially during the hot months, to have your roof inspected. The sun will be bringing the heat, so make sure your roof can handle it.

Contact Amstill Roofing today and schedule your free roof inspection.

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June Has Brought Heavy Rains and Roof Damage

June brought in some major downpours, which caused flooding in the Houston area. Whenever heavy rains like this hit, we see it as prime moment to check your roof. Extreme weather, like the recent storms we’ve experienced, will expose leaks, cracks and other weaknesses in your roof.

We suggest you go around your house and inspect your ceilings in every room to see how they are faring. Also, we recommend you take a peek into your attic. There may be cracks in areas of your roof that require repair. Fixing those before they cause further damage will save you financially in the short- and long-term.

If you see a leak taking place in your attic or seeping through the sheetrock on your ceiling, then try your best to stave off further damage by drying the area and catching the water drippage in a pan or bucket. After that, call us to come conduct roof repair.

ROOF REPAIR FROM STORM DAMAGE

Heavy rain storms bring heavy winds with it. If there are trees in your yard, then you may experience falling branches. Many of these branches are small and won’t cause any damage to your roof. But then there are some branches and tree limbs that can fall from major heights to create cracks in the structure of your roof or knock off shingles. When this happens, and you’ll most likely hear the limb’s impact. That’s when you need to check the area after the rain has subsided. Then contact us to conduct an inspection of that area and your entire roof. Remember that our roof inspections are free.

AN OLD ROOF IS MORE SUSCEPTIBLE TO ROOF DAMAGE

If you have had your roof for more than 20 years than it is more susceptible to storm and hail damage. The shingles have taken the wear and tear for a long period of time and are most likely worn out. Weak shingles can create a weak roof because they can’t do their job properly. Roofing shingles are the first line of defense for your roof. At Amstill Roofing, we’ll swing by and inspect your roof and the life of your shingles for free and then give you our professional diagnosis of your roof’s status.

DON’T HESITATE ON FIXING YOUR ROOF

At Amstill Roofing, we have been serving the Greater Houston area for more than 40 years. We have seen all of Houston’s bad weather, from tornadoes and hurricanes to rain and hail. Our stellar reviews indicate that we will ensure that you are completely satisfied with your new roof. Contact us today and let’s make sure your roof is in the best shape to handle June and the rest of the year.

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Don’t Get Scammed by a Houston Roofer!

We ran across a recent story the other day that is all too familiar. A woman needed to have her roof repaired because it had been badly damaged by hail storms. Her insurance company cut her a check for $3,500. But from there, it all went wrong. She found a roofing contractor on Angie’s List who told her to write him a personal check. She did. He promised to fix her roof by the end of the week, but never showed up. Six months later, he has never shown up.

It is a disgusting story and one we take very personally because we believe so strongly in providing our customers with the highest level of professionalism and courtesy. These issues with fly-by-night roofing contractors or roofing companies that are completely unstable are very common and we hear about them all the time.

KNOW YOUR HOUSTON ROOFING CONTRACTOR

This is why longevity and a proven track record of success and customer satisfaction is so vital to selecting a Houston roofing contractor.

We have an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau, was given a Super Service Award last year from Angie’s List (our second), and we were named the #1 roofer in the country by Beason Supply Group, which is the largest publicly traded shingle distributor in the US. Along with that, we have been serving the Greater Houston area since 1974.

So before choosing a roofing contractor, please be certain to do your research. And if at any time, the roofing company seems to be a little shady, get out of there. Don’t fall victim to the same issue this lady went through.

CONTACT AMSTILL ROOFING

Have you experienced hail or storm damage to your roof? Then contact Amstill Roofing today. We will come out to your home and conduct a thorough examination of the damage. We are also willing to come out to inspect your roof’s damage with the insurance inspector. This will ensure you have two pairs of eyes viewing the roof, which will help ensure nothing gets overlooked.

Amstill Roofing in Houston looks forward to helping you and your family and providing a safe and sturdy roof over your head.

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Practicing Transparency in Houston Roofing

Most homeowners who are seeking a Houston roofing contractor want to know the professionalism and capability of those contractors. But for many homeowners, it is tough to know for certain.

HOUSTON ROOFING REVIEWS

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At Amstill Roofing, we have been serving the homeowners of the Greater Houston area since 1974. As one of the most trusted roofing companies in the area, we apply the practice of transparency with our work. We encourage all of our customers to place a review online of exactly what they thought of our work and our customer service.

We not only have these customer reviews on review sites, like Yelp, Angie’s List, and Google, but we take those reviews and place them on the homepage of our website. We want every homeowner to know what customers say about us month after month and year after year. If you are searching for a professional and capable, we encourage you to take a moment to view these reviews because we don’t expect you to take our work for it. Take the word of our customers.

HOUSTON ROOFING VIDEO FOOTAGE

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Along with these reviews, we also have video footage of our roof repair and roof replacement jobs. You will be able to see how many employees we have working on one job. We place priority on doing one job at a time so that it will be done quickly and correctly, ensuring that the customer is completely satisfied with the outcome.

During these roofing projects, we have a supervisor who is always available to answer any questions or address any concerns the homeowner may have. They are also there to ensure there is accountability for every single aspect of the roofing process. It is merely a part of our professional approach to serving Houston homeowners.

SEARCHING FOR A PROFESSIONAL ROOFING CONTRACTOR

If your roof is suffering from leaks or storm roof damage, we can quickly assess the damage and provide a free estimate. If you aren’t experiencing any roof damage, your shingles and other roofing materials may be expired, which can make it easier for leaks and other problems to take place. Contact our Houston roofing company today and allow us to serve you and provide you with a great roof.

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Choosing the Right Houston Roofing Company

There are countless roofing companies and roofing contractors in the Houston area. Not all of them are equal. So when it comes to choosing a Houston roofing company to take care of your home’s roof repair or storm roof damage, there are various aspects that should play a role in your choice.

EXPERIENCE WITH HOUSTON ROOFING

At Amstill Roofing, our goal is to ensure that you know exactly what you are getting when you hire a roofing company. Experience is a huge key to picking a roofing contractor.

Amstill Roofing has been fixing the roofs of Houston homes since 1974. With more than 40 years of experience, we have seen every type of roofing problem.

Houstonians know how quickly the weather changes in our city, which can often be detrimental to your home. Houston and the rest of the Texas area is known for tornadoes, hail storms, major thunderstorms, and even hurricanes coming in from the Gulf Coast. These weather-related issues can tear off shingles, puncture holes in the roof, knock tree limbs on top of the roof, and cause roof leaks or even internal structural damage to the roof.

Choosing a Houston roofing company that has successfully conducted roof repairs and roof replacements is a smart choice. We aren’t saying that we are the only roofing company in Houston with years of experience, but we are saying that when you choose us, you get a guarantee of high quality and superior training when it comes to roof contracting.

CUSTOMER SATISFACTION WITH HOUSTON ROOFING

It isn’t just about the years of experience. It’s about satisfying those customers over the years. Don’t take our word for it, of course. Just read all of our reviews on Yelp, BBB, Houzz, Google, and Angie’s List.

As one of the most experienced roofing contractors in Houston, we know that we will be able to make you a satisfied customer. If you have any problems with your roof, whether just a roof leak or the need for a complete roof replacement, then contact us today.

We look forward to hearing from you and helping you protect your home with a solid roof.

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20-Year Mark: How Old Is Your Roof?

The oil and gas industry has brought in thousands of families from around the nation and the globe. With that, the Houston area has been booming with new housing projects. Now that the oil and gas industry has hit a bit of a dry spell as of late, that has had an effect on Houston’s homebuilding. The homebuilding has slowed, but Amstill Roofing is still staying very busy. Why? Homes are always needing new roofs, especially older homes.

As one of Houston’s most trusted roofing contractors, we advise homeowners to replace their roof once the warranty is up. The Greater Houston area has approximately 7 million people, which means there are plenty of homes that need new roofs.

REACHING THE ROOF 20-YEAR MARK

If your roof has reached the 20-year mark, then you really need to consider a roof replacement. Often, you can make assessments without getting on the roof. If there are missing shingles, valleys, and if the shingles seem to fade into each other, then these are signs that your roof has aged pretty dramatically.

Even if your roof doesn’t look bad from afar, it may have issues that you wouldn’t notice. We recommend having one of our trained roofing specialists conduct a free, no obligation inspection of your roof. During this inspection, we will check the strength and durability of the shingles, the plywood under the shingles, and the possibility of there being areas for standing water. Standing water can cause the roof to rot, which leads to leaks and roof damage.

Old roofs are simply that: old. They can easily start to fall apart and cause issues. The 20-year mark is a benchmark, especially for the traditional 3-Tab shingles. If it has been a long time since you’ve had a new roof, then you may want to consider receiving a roof inspection or even a roof replacement.

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Strengthen Your Roof with Architectural Shingles

When you think of a home, there are so many different aspects that make it what it is. The rooms, the walls, the paint colors, the brick, the windows, the fancy door. How often do you think of the roof? At Amstill Roofing, roofs are all we think about.

As one of the most trusted roofing contractors in Houston, we understand how important the roof is to a home and how it protects the rest of the structure (the rooms, the walls, and everything in it). We know that a good roof makes the home. We also know that a beautiful roof gives that home a certain accent, a certain style.

There are plenty of choices of shingles to choose from at Amstill. One of those choices is Architectural Shingles. These shingles help beautify the home and provide a sense of elegance that surpasses the traditional type of shingles.

When homeowners or future homeowners in Houston think of elegant roofing shingles, they are thinking of wood or slate. Architectural shingles are very close to both because they can be made to look exactly like slate shingles or cedar wood shakes, except not nearly as expensive.

WHAT ARE ARCHITECTURAL SHINGLES MADE OF?

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Architectural shingles provide a three-dimensional look as they are built thicker and with more dramatic designs. They are made of water-resistant asphalt and are composed of heavy fiberglass mat and ceramic-coated mineral granules.

This thick and strong shingle ensures an even better durability than traditional shingles. Architectural shingles typically provide a warranty of 50 years or more, compared to the warranties of approximately 30 to 50 years for laminate shingles and 20 to 30 years for 3-Tab Shingles.

A BEAUTIFUL AND DURABLE ROOF

We have all heard people say that they are thankful to have a roof over their head. We agree, but it may be a good time to consider how strong that roof actually is. With architectural shingles, the strength of your roof greatly increases, which helps stave off the harmful effects of storm damage.

Along with durability, architectural shingles provide a beauty to your roof that will stand out. If you are interested in obtaining new shingles that look incredible and can match the appearance of wood shakes or slate shingles, then contact us today.

We look forward to discussing how we can install architectural shingles on your roof and giving you the look you’ve always wanted for your home at a price you can afford.