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.

Hurricane season in Houston requires roof repair.

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.