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What Types Of Roofs Are Available In Houston?

What Types Of Roofs Are Available In Houston?

With this historical hurricane season in its last month, you may be considering whether or not it’s time for a Houston roof replacement, and if you are leaning towards a brand new roof, you may want to know what options are available to you. In this article, we will discuss the three types of roofs that are most commonly available in Houston, which our roof replacement company expertly installs for you.

3 Tab Shingles

3 Tab shingles are the most economical roofing option found throughout Houston. They last about 15-30 years in perfect weather and climate conditions, but remember that Houston’s occasionally unpredictable weather is not perfect. What makes these basic 3-tab shingles so economical is that they are the most basic type of roof shingle available and they are made up of a single layer of asphalt. This makes them very lightweight, but the fact that they’re lightweight makes them more prone to curling and flying off of your roof when we experience the strong winds of hurricane season.

Laminate Roof Shingles

Laminate roof shingles are a “happy medium” solution for your Houston roofing needs. They feature an extra layer of asphalt for extra strength and protection against storm winds. Because of this, they can last an additional 10 or 15 years and won’t succumb to damage nearly as easily as 3-tab roof shingles.

Invest In Your Houston Roof By Installing Architectural Shingles

The highest-end roof shingle available in Houston is the architectural shingle. Although they are quite the investment, their price directly reflects their unbeatable quality. Boasting a warranty of 50 years to a lifetime, getting a Houston roof replacement with architectural shingles means your roof will remain sturdy with some of the worst storms that hit Houston over time. You may even get away with only needing a few affordable Houston roof repairs here and there. Architectural roof shingles also offer a decorative appearance when properly installed on your roof, which actually adds value to your home if you choose to resell or lease it.

Top-Quality Houston Roof Replacement By Amstill Roofing

The lifespan of shingles is highly dependent on the weather and climate as well as how well you maintain your roof over the years. If you think the lifespan of your shingles may be reaching its end, or if you wish to increase the security you feel in your roof’s ability to protect your home and your family, then please contact us so we can start the process with a free Houston roof inspection to make sure you do, in fact, need a Houston roof replacement.

Cinco Ranch Roof Repairs To Prepare For Upcoming Holidays

Cinco Ranch Roof Repairs To Prepare For Upcoming Holidays

Though it may seem too early to think about holiday decor during Thanksgiving and Christmas, the fact is that Thanksgiving and Christmas movies will start airing in a few days and many stores are already selling various ornaments, including ones to put on your roof. Because most of our travel plans have had to be canceled, many homeowners are considering making the holidays at home extra special and festive with increased decor. If this sounds like you, you’ll want to be certain ahead of time that your roof is prepared to handle extra roof decorations soon.

First Things First: Get A Free Cinco Ranch Roof Inspection

Our Houston roofers–which serve Houston, Cinco Ranch, Sugar Land, Katy, Kingwood, Spring, and other suburbs in the Greater Houston Area–offer free roof inspections to homeowners who simply wish to know more about the current state of their roof. Prior to putting any decorations up on your roof, you want to schedule a roof inspection ahead of time so you can plan your decor without doubting your roof’s condition. 

Through our roof inspection, our experienced roofers will determine how much damage your roof has undergone over the years and between seasons. Every roof is different, so each indicator of roof damage will give us insight into what further damage your roof might undergo. We will use this information to determine whether you need a Cinco Ranch roof replacement or if you only need a few Cinco Ranch roof repairs.

Cinco Ranch Roof Repairs In Time For The Holidays

At Amstill Roofing, we pride ourselves on being transparent and educating our customers, so if we determine that what’s best for your home and your family is to get Cinco Ranch roof repairs prior to the holidays, we will let you know and help you plan for them. We will also make your necessary repairs more affordable by helping you get coverage from your homeowner’s insurance and by offering several roof financing options.

Amstill Roofing Is Your Go-To Cinco Ranch Roof Repair Expert When The Holidays Are Near

If you would like to ensure your roof is fully prepared to support your beautiful holiday roof decor, then please contact us so we can begin with our free Cinco Ranch roof inspection. We look forward to helping you spread holiday cheer

How To Check Your Spring, TX Roof After A Storm

How To Check Your Spring, TX Roof After A Storm

After a really bad storm, it’s a lot more common than you think to see roofers knock on your door offering to sell you a Spring, TX roof replacement because they claimed to notice an issue with it while in the neighborhood. More often than not, these people are not legitimate roofers and, instead, are attempting to scam you. However, you should still get your roof checked after a storm, but this blog will discuss ways to check up on your roof on your own terms.

Check On Your Roof By First Checking Your Attic

Rather than immediately climbing onto your roof while it’s still slippery and dangerous, we recommend going into your attic right after a storm to see if there are any roof leaks. Roof leaks tend to stick around in the attic for some time before eventually making their way to a spot to flow through, which usually ends up being a corner in your ceiling or through a light fixture. 

To determine if you have a leak, you should look for dripping water, puddles, staining along the walls, as well as damp insulation and then seek the appropriate Spring, TX roof repairs.

Perform Some Spring, TX Roof Maintenance

Once the storm has passed, our Spring, TX roofing company also recommends you grab a ladder and climb up so you are at the height of your gutters. From here, start with some roof maintenance by clearing the gutters of any leaves, twigs, or other debris. This will ensure proper drainage of water away from your roof so that it doesn’t settle and weigh down your roof shingles, as this will cause dipping and other Spring, TX roof damage that requires costly Spring, TX roof repairs.

Seek Spring, TX Roof Inspection From A Qualified Houston Roofer

Once you have checked your attic and performed some roof maintenance, we recommend you contact us to get a roof inspection from a qualified Houston roofing company. Although you are under no obligation to work with us, we do offer free roof inspection and, with over 40 years of roofing experience, we can easily spot both the obvious and extremely subtle signs of roof damage on top of your roof so you don’t have to. Following our inspection, we will offer expert, transparent guidance on whether you need Spring, TX roof repairs or would benefit from a full Spring, TX roof replacement. We are here to help you keep your roof and your family safe!

Can A Katy Roof Be Repaired Instead Of Replaced?

Can A Katy Roof Be Repaired Instead Of Replaced?

As we continue pushing through the remainder of Houston’s hurricane season, it’s a great idea to tend to your Katy roof to ensure it remains strong and protective for the rest of the season, which officially ends on November 30. At Amstill Roofing, we offer Katy roof repairs and Katy roof replacements, but is it possible for your roof to only be repaired instead of replaced? This is how both services compare and when we recommend each.

Is A Roof Repair Better Than A Katy, Texas Roof Replacement?

We get this question quite often, especially from homeowners who worry about the cost of a full roof replacement. While this is usually true, the cost truly depends on the current state of your roof.

A roof repair is ideal if only a few of your roof shingles are damaged here and there, either with cracking, buckling, or curling. When this is the case on your roof, we can easily complete some repairs, which will restore the integrity of the rest of your roof. 

On the other hand, if your roof is missing several shingles and a chain reaction has occurred (usually the case with curling shingles), then a replacement may be necessary in order to repair the significant damage your structure has sustained. In both cases, depending on the severity of you roof, you will have to determine which is worth the money in the long run.

If your concern for how much you should budget for is holding you back from investing in roof work, read our previous blog on how to keep roof work within your budget. We also offer roof financing options and will help you get substantial coverage from your homeowner's insurance if you prefer. The safety of your family and your home shouldn’t break the bank.

Amstill Roofing Knows What’s Best For Your Katy Roofing With Free Roof Inspection

To know the current state of your roof and have an idea of how much any necessary roof work will cost, please contact us so we can schedule a free contact-less Katy roof inspection. This will help us determine whether a Katy roof replacement or a Katy roof repair is better for your home.

What To Look For When Picking A Suitable Friendswood Roofer

What To Look For When Picking A Suitable Friendswood Roofer

There are so many different roofers out there, which makes choosing one for your Friendswood roof repairs or Friendswood roof replacement all the more difficult. To make this grueling process a bit easier and to ensure you aren’t being scammed by an illegitimate roofer, here are our top tips for selecting a suitable Friendswood roofing contractor.

Stick With A Roofing Contractor Local To Houston

The greatest benefit of hiring a local roofer is that no one knows Houston better than Houstonians themselves. As a local roofer in Houston with over 40 years of roofing experience, we are very familiar with the different signs of roof damage caused by the weather conditions all of our neighbors face. 

Our experience has enabled us to easily pinpoint what weather events and conditions caused certain damage, such as curled or missing shingles, buckling, and other signs of Friendswood roof damage. We are also able to determine how much longer your roof may last, based on the upcoming weather Houston will see and how severely your particular roof is damaged. When we make a recommendation on whether you need Friendswood roof repairs or a roof replacement, you can rest assured that we know which service will best protect you, your family, and your home’s structure. Non-local roofers and scammer roofers may not be able to predict the future of your roof and may struggle to make appropriate recommendations.

Thoroughly Research Your Friendswood Roofing Options

When it comes to searching for a suitable roofing company, keep transparency in mind. We know that the roofing industry includes some questionable practices, so we take the time to be completely transparent with Houston homeowners that come to our website. Be sure to look into licensing and certifications, roofer reviews, and what sort of warranties or guarantees the roofers you are considering offer. In order to be even more transparent, we also actively update our portfolio of work so you can determine whether we meet your Friendswood roof repair or Friendswood roof replacement standards.

Amstill Roofing Is Here To Protect Your Home With Friendswood Roof Repairs And Friendswood Roof Replacement

Our Amstill Warriors are proud Houstonians who are passionate about keeping our neighbors safe in their homes. If you need a friendly and reliable Friendswood roofing company, then please contact us. We will happily offer a free Friendswood roof inspection to better understand what your roof needs.

How To Avoid Getting Scammed By Fake Kingwood Roofers

How To Avoid Getting Scammed By Fake Kingwood Roofers

Although the heat has dissipated, hurricane season is still present and highly active, and because this is the busiest time of year for us, it is also the busiest time of year for scam roofers. If you aren’t aware and mindful of scammers, don’t worry–we wrote this post not only to give you some insight but to also protect you and your family from unintentionally putting your home in danger. Here are some signs that someone is attempting to scam you so you can focus on finding legitimate, high-quality Kingwood roof repair and Kingwood roof replacement.

Pushy Sales Attempts

No one likes pushy salespeople, and a pushy roofer is no exception. Good sales are about forming relationships, so please exercise caution around Kingwood roofers that appear to be pressuring you into accepting a job. We recommend personally searching for roofers instead of letting them reach out to you. This way, you can spend whatever time you need to select a reputable Kingwood roofing contractor.

Knocking On Your Door After A Storm Passes

Although we certainly encourage you to get a Kingwood roof inspection after a storm, many scammers take advantage of this as a way to convince you that your home needs a complete Kingwood roof replacement when, in reality, a few Kingwood roof repairs will suffice.

Protecting Your Home From Kingwood Roof Repair Scams

Whether seemingly legitimate roofers offer a roof repair or a Kingwood roof replacement, the fact remains that there are plenty of scammers out there, so we want to reiterate that it’s best to make informed decisions. Your roof is a crucial component of your home, so if your roof is damaged, you need to entrust a company that will take the job seriously and prioritize top-quality by:

  • Taking the time to research different roofing companies and their corresponding reviews on Yelp, Google, and Facebook.
  • Double check the Kingwood roofing company’s legitimacy by looking into any certifications. Getting certified in the roofing industry is very difficult and takes a lot of real effort, so a legitimate roofer will willingly prove they are certified by making them available to view on their website, like we do.

Amstill Roofing Is Here For Your Kingwood Roofing Needs

As fellow Houstonians, we want you to feel safe and secure under your roof as we continue bracing for the remainder of the hurricane season. If you would like to determine whether you need Kingwood roof repair or replacement and have the job done by a reputable Houston roofer, then please contact us. We will be glad to inspect your roof and discuss your concerns.

What Does Cypress Roof Wind Damage Look Like?

What Does Cypress Roof Wind Damage Look Like?

With plenty of tropical storm and hurricane activity taking place in the Atlantic as we progress through peak hurricane season, many Cypress homeowners are practicing hurricane preparedness ahead of time. Part of exercising hurricane preparedness is checking that your roof doesn’t already have wind damage. Here is what wind damage looks like on your Cypress roof.

Signs Your Home Sustained Cypress Roof Wind Damage

Signs of wind damage may go unnoticed for extended periods of time because you may experience heavy winds very sporadically. We recommend looking for any of the following signs.

Leaking Roof

Look for any leaks in the attic, as this is the easiest way to help you find the source of the leak. If you find a leak, it likely occurred as the result of shingles that were blown off of your roof by big gusts of wind during a past hurricane or tropical storm. Missing shingles expose the underlying structure, which will quickly weaken unless repaired, which is how water makes its way into your home. Here is how to deal with a roof leak as soon as possible.

Curling Shingles

Are your Cypress roof shingles lying flat or have any started to curl or come loose, causing waves and folds across your roof? It may be hard to see just how many shingles are curled, but here’s a trick: go outside to your front or backyard and look up at the corners of your roof. Corner roof shingles are the most prone to curling, so when one roof shingle comes loose, the adjacent roof shingles follow soon after in a chain reaction. If you spot any corner roof shingles that are curling up, then it is far likely that many others are as well

Damaged Chimney Flashing

Our last tip to determine if you have Cypress roof wind damage is to check your chimney flashing. Chimney flashing encloses the space between the roof and the chimney and helps prevent water from entering your home. It’s fairly hard to spot cracks, dents, and buckling on your chimney flashing, but when you clean out your gutters you may be able to get a better look.

Get Cypress Roof Repairs If Your Roof Has Sustained Wind Damage

You may be able to easily spot signs of Cypress roof wind damage by yourself, but other signs may be a bit more difficult without climbing onto your roof. However, we don’t recommend you do so if you don’t have the proper training or equipment. Instead, we recommend you contact us for a free roof inspection so we can check on the condition of your roof. Based on our findings, we may recommend Cypress wind damage roof repairs. Rest assured that our trained eyes will catch any compromised spots and offer the best, most affordable course of action for you.

Your Spring, TX Gutter System Matters This Hurricane Season

Your Spring, TX Gutter System Matters This Hurricane Season

In our 40+ years of Houston Roofing experience, we have noticed that many homeowners tend to overlook the importance of their gutters. While every homeowner is aware of the importance of having a sturdy roof in good condition, a small percentage doesn't fully understand that their gutter system is just as important as their roof. Some might even argue that the gutter system is even more important than their roof. Although your gutters are a crucial component of your roof system all year round, they become especially important as we continue through peak hurricane season. Here’s why.

What Purpose Does Your Gutter System Serve?

If your Spring, TX roof shingles are your roof’s first line of defense, your gutter system–which is made up of the gutters and downspouts–is its second line of defense. 

Gutters are meant to help prevent rainwater from pooling up on your roof. Without gutters and their corresponding downspouts, rainwater would simply settle on your roof or slide directly along your siding which, over time, causes serious structural damage. Eventually, this damage will accumulate and worsen, leading to premature Spring, TX roof replacement or costly Spring, TX roof repairs you could have avoided. Your gutter system’s job is to ensure that the rainwater is diverted away from your home. 

This Atlantic hurricane season has already proven to be a historically active one, and considering hurricane season does not end until November 30th we can anticipate excessive rain and consequential damage. 

Protect Your Spring, TX Roof Gutter System

Now is not the time to undermine your gutters. With excessive storm winds come plenty of debris, such as leaves, bird’s nests, twigs, etc. Unfortunately, this debris tends to collect in your gutters which can clog them. If your gutters clog up, water will settle in them and flow back up onto your roof shingles. 

Our Spring, TX roofing company recommends you take the time to clean out your gutters, especially as we approach autumn and the leaves start to fall. Keeping your gutters in good condition is a smart investment in the safety of your home.

Schedule A Free Roof Inspection To Check On The Health Of Your Gutters

If you would like to check on the overall health and sturdiness of your gutters and roof while the weather allows, please contact us to schedule a free Spring, TX roof inspection. We will check your gutter system, shingles, and flashing and determine whether your roof is in good condition or if you require Spring, TX roof repairs.

Frequently Asked Questions About Cypress Roofing

Frequently Asked Questions About Cypress Roofing

There’s a lot that goes into Houston roofing, such as what roofing company to choose, whether a roof repair or a roof replacement is necessary, budgeting, and MUCH more. In this post, we will address some of our most frequently asked questions about Cypress roofing.

1) How Long Will My Cypress, TX Roof Last?

In Houston, and if you factor in the extreme weather we deal with in the summer and fall, such as heat, tropical storms, and hurricanes, you can expect your roof to last about 15-20 years. However, what roofing materials were used in the construction of your roof, whether you actively perform preventative roof maintenance and weather patterns will also have an effect on how long your roof lasts.

2) How Can I Find Out If My Cypress Roof Sustained Storm Roof Damage?

Even though some homeowners will try to check on their roof once a storm has passed, we urge against this because it can be extremely dangerous if you do not have the proper equipment, gear, or training. Instead, we recommend you contact us for a free roof inspection. Our inspector will (safely) climb onto your roof and thoroughly examine it. We have over 40 years of experience, so we can catch just about any and all signs of Cypress roof damage, which can otherwise be missed by the homeowner. If any signs of roof damage are missed or undermined, this could become a big problem in the near future.

3) My roof is leaking. Do I need a replacement?

While a roof leak may actually stick around your home long before you finally see it, this doesn’t always mean a Cypress roof replacement is necessary. Sometimes a simple Cypress roof repair if all you need to resolve the leak and prevent future ones from forming. Of course, if the leak is really bad and in the middle of a storm, here is how to deal with emergency roof leaks.

4) How Can I Keep The Roof Work Within My Budget?

Budgeting for a Cypress roof repair or replacement can be stressful, which is why we created this article on some tips on budget roof work. The good news is, when we come to inspect your roof, we can also offer an estimate and how much it would cost to get Cypress roof repairs done or a Cypress roof replacement. If it seems way out of your budget, don’t worry! We offer several roof financing options and can even help you get the roofing coverage you deserve from your Houston homeowner’s insurance policy.

There are a lot of questions we get about roof repairs and roof replacement, so if you’re considering getting roof work done, please contact us so we can begin with a free Cypress roof inspection and answer some more specific questions. We look forward to serving you!