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Houston roofing contractor nailing roof shingles for Pearland roof repair

Reinforce Your Pearland Roof To Reduce Roof Damage

With Tropical Storm Beta’s heavy rain that has hit us over the past few days, you might be wondering if your roof can withstand it and other storms that may form from now until the end of November. Our Pearland roofer recommends reinforcing your roof in order to reduce the amount of damage it could sustain through the remainder of the hurricane season. 

The First Step To Reinforcing Your Roof Is Getting A Free Pearland Roof Inspection

We can’t reinforce your roof if we don’t know what needs to be reinforced. First, we’ll conduct a thorough roof inspection. Our Houston roofing contractor has over 40 years of roofing experience, so you can rest assured that we’ll spot any signs of Pearland roof damage that need to be addressed. We’ll inspect your roof shingles, your gutters, and your siding, and we may also conduct an internal inspection in your attic. Once we determine all of the areas that have sustained roof damage, we can proceed with Pearland roof repairs.

Roof Repairs That Will Reinforce Your Pearland Roof

Wind Damage

Tropical storms are harmful to your roof because they may bring excessive winds in addition to rain. These winds are strong enough to blow lawn decor and even some light outdoor furniture, which can puncture your roof. Winds can also cause your roof shingles to curl or fly off of your roof, which can be undetected for long periods of time unless you get an inspection. If winds didn’t directly damage your roof, keep in mind that critters can damage your roof as a way to gain access through it into your attic. 

Pearland Roof Leak Repair

Roof leaks typically follow wind damage, especially if your shingles have been punctured. Your Houston roof shingles should last an average of 15-20 years even if it has been damaged, but if you have never had a Pearland roof replacement, then they might be in less-than-ideal condition. Unfortunately, roof leaks may go unnoticed until they’re severe, so it’s crucial that through our inspection we spot the beginning of a leak.

Amstill Roofing Is Prepared To Meet Your Pearland Roof Repair Needs In One Day

As Houstonians, we know that storm damage is serious and puts your house and your family at risk. Because of this, we want to make absolutely certain that your roof can handle whatever damage any future storms bring so you and your family can feel safe and secure. You don’t want to wait until devastating damage has taken place on your roof before you reinforce it, so please contact us so we can schedule a roof inspection. After inspection, we can complete Pearland roof repairs within a single day’s work.

Houston roofing contractor finishing katy roof repair

Does Your Home Need A Katy Roof Repair?

It can be hard to tell if and when you need roof repairs but one thing is for sure: Katy roof repairs are inevitable. In our 40+ years of experience, we have found that asking yourself the following questions will prove very helpful in determining whether you need roof repairs.

1: Is Your Roof Over 20 Years Old?

Katy roofs can last about 20 years on average. However, higher-end roof shingles may last longer. If your roof is over 20 years old, then this suggests that your roof has sustained extensive damage over the years, such as from past hurricanes, hailstorms, and perhaps even from overgrown tree branches that critters have easy access to.

2: Are Your Roof Shingles Curling?

Sturdy shingles should lay flat against the decking on your roof. If you notice they are starting to crease or curl, then this means they’re severely weakened and will no longer protect your roof sufficiently. If these shingles aren’t replaced, then your roof may quickly succumb to heavy rain and hurricane damage.

3: Does Your Katy Roof Sag Anywhere?

A tell-tale sign that your Houston roof is damaged is when you see any sagging spots. Sagging is often due to rotting, which occurs when moisture gets trapped underneath curled or creased shingles, and although this typically warrants a Katy roof replacement, sometimes a repair is enough to fix this. A roof that has sagging spots is a roof that is far too weak to protect against storms, and considering we are in peak hurricane season, you need your roof to be storm-ready.

4: Does Your Thermostat Seem Inaccurate?

As the temperature gradually fluctuates, you may be adjusting your thermostat more often. If you lower the temperature in your home so that it’s cooler, but still feel warm, this may not be a thermostat problem. Instead, it could be a problem with your roof, such as exposed decking or damaged insulation.

Do You Think You’re In Need Of Some Katy Roof Repairs?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, then it may be time for a roof repair. Please contact our roofing contractors so we can begin with a free Katy roof inspection, which will help us determine what repairs, if any, need to be done.

Houston roofing contractor repairing a Pearland roof

Got A Pearland Roof Repair? 3 Easy Ways To Maintain It

A Houston roof tends to last 10 years, on average, but they can last 15 or 20 years, or even upwards of 30. This, of course, depends on what roofing materials your home has and how long they last. In order to prolong the life of your roof, we always recommend getting Pearland roof repairs when they become necessary. This prevents solvable issues from becoming unfixable and devastating, which, in turn, prevents premature roof replacement. If you just got a Pearland roof repair, here are 3 easy ways to maintain your roof so it lasts as long as it possibly can.

1: Clean Out Your Gutters

You must clean your gutters at least twice a year because they deflect precipitation away from your roof. In Houston, we are no strangers to the dangers of roof rain damage. Roof valleys are responsible for guiding rainwater toward your gutters, which collect the water and enable it to flow out through the downspouts.

During a storm and from everyday weather, twigs, leaves, seeds, and other types of debris will inevitably end up in your gutters, which can clog them if never addressed. If your gutters are clogged, this means the water can’t properly flow out to the downspout. It has to go somewhere though, so it will tend to pool up onto your roof and soak your shingles, soon seeping into your home. This also creates a breeding ground for bacteria and mold.

2: Trim Your Tree Branches

If you have large trees in your backyard, their branches may hang over your roof. When wind picks up and/or as the seasons change, you may find increased debris on your roof and in your gutters. Overhanging tree branches also give critters access to your roof and your home, which can become disastrous. To avoid clogged gutters, sneaky critters, and punctured roof shingles, it is critical that you trim any overhanging branches.

3: Regular Roof Inspection

Seasonal Pearland roof inspections are a great way to check on your roof’s general condition and that you are properly maintaining it. At Amstill Roofing we offer free roof inspections, so we will gladly check on your roof, make note of any signs of damage, and advise you on how to handle them. 

Amstill Roofing Can Help You Prolong The Life Of Your Pearland Roof

If you recently got a Pearland roof repair or replacement, it’s great that you want to take care of it and make the investment worth it! To get your roof inspected, please contact us so we can continue to help you take the best care of your roof.

Homeowner in Spring, TX doing DIY roof repair

Can I DIY A Spring, TX Roof Repair?

With many storms taking place recently, and more to come soon, some Houston homeowners are wondering if it’s possible for them to do their own Spring, TX roof repairs. You may be wondering the same, especially if you’re concerned about the cost of roof repairs (or in some cases, the cost of roof replacement). We don’t recommend for anyone to DIY a Spring, TX roof replacement, or any roof repairs because not only is this unsafe, but there are also ways to address and mitigate price concerns. This post will explain why we don’t recommend DIY roof work and what you should do instead.

Reasons Why You Shouldn’t Do Your Own Spring, TX Roof Repairs or Roof Replacement

It’s always best to rely on a professional roofing contractor to work on your roof, as this ensures quality and safety.

You May Put Yourself In Danger

Climbing onto a roof is dangerous enough as it is, but if you haven’t been properly trained then it is too easy for you to get hurt, and we don’t want you putting yourself in any danger. 

DIY Roof Repairs and Roof Replacement May Not Go As Planned

Roof work requires a lot of specialized tools. If you have very limited experience using these tools, then you risk injuring yourself. You also risk improper roof shingle installation, which may cause roof leaks, easy access for critters. By seeking professional Spring, TX roof repairs or roof replacement with Amstill Roofing, you can rest assured that no matter what type of roof shingles you want to install on your roof, they will be installed flawlessly in order to provide only the best protection.

Are You Concerned About Roofing Costs? Amstill Roofing Can Help

The concern associated with roof repair costs or the cost of roof replacement is one of the main reasons some homeowners consider doing their own roof work. If this is your reasoning, don’t worry! We offer great options that make roof work more affordable.

Homeowners Insurance And Financing

When it comes to weather-related Spring, TX roof repairs or roof replacement, speaking with your homeowner’s insurance is a great option. We can help you get in touch with them and offer guidance throughout the process. In the event that this doesn’t suffice, we offer several financing options. If you think you might be due for some roof repairs, please contact us so we can start with a free Spring, TX roof inspection. We have over 40 years of roofing experience and will gladly take care of your roofing needs so you don’t have to.

rainstorm causing pearland roof damage

Signs Your Pearland Roof Has Sustained Storm Damage And Needs Roof Repairs

If you live in Pearland, TX then you know how rainy and stormy our weather conditions can get, especially recently with the storm bands that came with Hurricane Hanna and the storms we will likely see again between now and the end of November. With these storms comes roof damage, so it’s important to be aware of any signs of storm roof damage that may be present so you can address them. By catching these signs early and on time, you can seek Pearland roof repairs much sooner, ensuring that you, your structure, and your family are safe and saving you money.

Sign 1: Roof Sagging 

A roof that has saggy or droopy spots is a roof that is far too weakened to offer much protection against storms. This is often due to rotting, which occurs when moisture gets trapped underneath curled or creased shingles. This trapped moisture reaches the underlying boards and, sometimes, damages the roof insulation. When your roof sags, pooled rainwater may further worsen its condition.

Sign 2: Your Shingles Are Damaged

The clearest sign that your home needs some Pearland roof repairs is if your shingles are damaged. Healthy, undamaged shingles will lay flat and sturdy against your roof. They will become a problem if their edges are curling up, if they’re rotting, if they exhibit bald spots, and/or are starting to buckle. We can evaluate the current state of your shingles by conducting a free inspection in which we climb up onto your roof and take a careful look to discover all of the problem spots. Following this, we’ll recommend any Pearland roof repairs necessary in order to reinforce your roof. This may require replacing some shingles and/or chimney flashing.

Sign 3: Pearland Roof Water Damage

Water damage is a straightforward way to determine whether or not your Pearland roofing has been compromised, and the easiest way to find out is by having a look in your attic. We recommend you look for water stains as well as mold and warping in the walls that water damage can cause. We’ll even check your attic with you and use our well-trained eyes to spot even the subtle signs of water damage.

Amstill Will Conduct a Free Roof Inspection Before We Complete Necessary Pearland Roof Repairs

Considering the recent weather conditions, please contact us so we can schedule a free roof inspection and determine whether or not your roof needs repairs to reinforce it. We look forward to keeping your underlying structure and loved ones safe.