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Precautions Amstill Roofing Has Taken During COVID-19 As We Continue To Meet Your Houston Roofing Needs

Considering we’re in the Houston roofing industry, safety is always our top priority and our main concern when it comes to homeowners and our staff. If you’re considering a Houston roof replacement or some Houston roof repairs for the first time and you plan to get an Amstill inspection, here is how we have been completing our roofing services under the current circumstances and will continue to do so until further notice.

Step 1: Initial Contact With Our Office

The best way to start the roofing process is through a free Houston roof inspection. When you decide it’s time to get your roof looked at, please schedule a day and a time for us go to your house and climb onto your roof. 

Step 2: Contact-Less Houston Roof Inspection

When we agree on a date and time, we will conduct a contact-less roof inspection while wearing the proper PPE to keep each other safe. We’ll take a close and thorough look at your roofing, gutter system, attic, and siding so we can gather all the signs of roof damage.

Step 3: Generate a PDF Report

Rather than telling you our findings in person, we will do an excellent job of documenting all the signs of damage we find, from the subtle ones to the serious ones. Every sign of damage counts, as minor damage that is left unaddressed can quickly spiral into serious roof damage that will put your family and the rest of your home’s structure at risk. Additionally, documenting the damage spots we find will aid you in getting some coverage from your homeowner’s insurance.

Step 4: Online Screenshare Report and Estimate

After compiling our report, we will schedule a time for a video conference and screen share our report so you can also look at our info. Based on this, we will determine whether a Houston roof replacement or a Houston roof repair is suitable for you, for which we will give you an estimate. This data can also be shared with your homeowner’s insurance company so they can determine how much coverage your Houston roofing can get.

Step 5: E-Sign Contract

Once you have decided whether to invest in some Houston roof repairs or a brand new Houston roof replacement, we will send you a contract that you can sign electronically prior to the day of service. Afterward, you can schedule another date/time for us to service your Houston roof. 

Ready To Reinforce Your Houston Roof This Hurricane Season?

A vast majority of our roofing jobs are completed within a single day, so if you’re ready for a Houston roof replacement or if you’re ready to get some Houston roof repair work done, please contact our Houston roofer so we can start the process to keep you and your family safe.

Brand new roofing insulation after Friendswood roof replacement

High Energy Bill? Could be Friendswood Roof Insulation Damage

The weather has been pleasant these days–not too hot, less humidity in the evenings, and sometimes a nice breeze throughout the day. Even though the weather is rather nice outside, do you find that your energy bill has been a bit higher? Or that the A.C. doesn’t seem as effective lately? If this is the case in your home, then it might be due to Friendswood roof damage, which warrants a Friendswood roof repair or a Friendswood roof replacement. 

How Your Friendswood Roofing Affects Your Home’s Temperature

Your roof is meant to protect you, your family, and the rest of your house’s structure from Houston weather events, such as hurricanes or hail storms. It should also help insulate your home so your family feels cozy and warm in the winter, and cool and fresh in the summer. 

The condition of your shingles dictates how protective your roof will be, so if your roof is missing some shingles, for example, or if they are cracked, broken, or buckling, then you are leaving space for leaks to make their way into your house and into the insulation that is meant to maintain the inside temperature of your home. You are also letting the outside air in.

How Wet Friendswood Roof Insulation Affects Your Energy Bill

If these newly-created spaces in your roofing system let water in, wet insulation brings a world of problems.

For starters, wet insulation becomes dangerous by causing the roofing materials, such as studs and fasteners, to corrode, which compromises your entire roofing system. It also creates a breeding ground for mold and bacteria and causes bowing and warping in the walls. 

As for your energy bills, damp insulation isn’t energy efficient at all. Moisture in your Friendswood insulation tends to act like an energy conductor, which is the opposite of what it’s supposed to do. By conducting energy rather than repelling it, your home now requires more heat in the winter and more air conditioning in the summer, which would explain why your energy bills are higher than usual and why you feel like you have to constantly readjust the thermostat.

Think Your Roof Insulation is Damaged? Get a Free Friendswood Roof Inspection

The first step in determining whether roof damage is the cause of sky-high energy bills is to contact us for a free roof inspection. Our well-trained inspectors will check your shingles, flashing, and insulation. This way we will determine whether a simple Friendswood roof repair or a full Friendswood roof replacement is necessary, in addition to replacing your Friendswood roofing insulation. 

Roofing contractor repairing Friendswood shingles

The Condition of Your Friendswood Shingles Matters Now That Hurricane Season is Here–Consider Roof Repairs or Roof Replacement

Though it may be early in Houston’s infamous hurricane season, it’s never too early to make sure your roof is healthy, strong, and ready to protect you as we progress through the season. Different types of shingles last a different amount of time, so it may be time to get a Friendswood roof repair or even a full Friendswood roof replacement. Below are some signs the condition of your roof shingles is very poor and may put you at risk, which you can read about in more detail here:

  • Missing shingle granules, which serve as the outermost layer of shingle protection
  • Shingle curling or raising
  • Patches of missing shingles
  • Cracked, dented, or buckled shingles
  • Damp shingles

A Friendswood roof that is perfectly in-tact will have solid shingles that lay completely flat against your decking, which keeps out rain, wind, debris, and protects your roof from mold and bacteria. 

Get a Friendswood Roof Inspection From Houston’s #1 Roofer to Check on Your Roofing

Even if your shingles are of the type that last upwards of 30 years, the hail damage, hurricanes, wind, rain damage, and blistering heat that Houstonians are all too familiar with may cause your home to be in need of Houston roof repairs or a Houston roof replacement earlier. The good news, though, is that weather damage often warrants your homeowner’s insurance to offer some coverage for your Friendswood roof repair or replacement, which we can help you obtain.

If you would like to see how your roof is doing, then please contact us so we can schedule a contact-less free roof inspection. Our inspectors will climb onto your roof and look around for any signs of damage–subtle and obvious. Following our inspection, we will determine whether your home needs a Friendswood roof replacement or Friendswood roof repair to ensure your family and underlying structure are protected this hurricane season.

Following our inspection and our findings, we will help you get in contact with your homeowner’s insurance and then proceed with scheduling a one-day roof repair or roof replacement. We look forward to keeping you and your family safe as we prepare for an active hurricane season.

brand new spring, tx roof after roof replacement

Spring, TX Roof Repair or Roof Replacement: Which is Best For Your Roof?

Now that we’ve entered Houston’s hurricane season, it’s a good idea to tend to your roof to ensure it remains strong and protective during the season, which is predicted to be an above-average one in terms of how active it is. At Amstill Roofing, we offer both roof repairs and roof replacement to homeowners in Spring, Texas. Which one is the better option at a time like this, though?

Is a Roof Repair Better Than a Spring, TX Roof Replacement?

We get asked this question a lot, and some ask this question because they worry about the cost of a full Spring, TX roof replacement. However, the truth is that it really depends on the current state of your roof.

A roof repair is ideal if only a few of your shingles are exhibiting signs of Spring, Texas roof damage, such as cracking, buckling, curling, or if you are missing a couple. At this point, we can easily repair the problem spots, restoring the integrity of the rest of your roof. 

On the other hand, if your roof is missing several shingles and a chain reaction has started compromising the rest of your shingles, then a replacement may be necessary because most–if not the entire structure–has been damaged significantly. 

If affordability is holding you back from spending money to fix your roof, please rest assured knowing that we offer roof financing options and also help you get in touch with your homeowner’s insurance provider so they can cover a portion of the damage. Your family’s safety shouldn’t be negotiable and it shouldn’t be a financial burden either

Let Amstill Determine What’s Best For Your Spring, TX Roof With a Free Roof Inspection

The best way to know for sure if you need a roof repair or replacement is by getting a free roof inspection. Please contact us so we can schedule one and determine whether a Spring, TX roof repair, or a Spring, TX roof replacement is the better option for your home. We will take a thorough look at your roof and check your shingles, gutters, siding, and flashing. After completing our inspection we will discuss our recommended course of action so your family stays safe this Atlantic hurricane season. 

Frank and Sam Stilley on Roofing Contractor Magazine

Check Out This Article in Roofing Contractor Magazine About Frank and Sam Stilley!

Roofing Contractor Magazine published an amazing article highlighting the unique dynamic between Amstill's founder, Frank Stilley, and his son Sam Stilley, our CEO. The article highlights how their different educational backgrounds and perspectives, along with their mutual motivation and passion for protecting Houston residents proved to be a powerful combination that was great for their Houston roofing business.

You can read the full article here, beginningon page 50.

Updated roof shingles to protect from storms

Is Your Tomball Roof Ready for Houston's Hurricane Season?

Summer in Tomball, Texas is approaching, and so is the yearly Atlantic Hurricane Season. It was only three years ago when Hurricane Harvey hit us and left families devastated, and although this type of storm was a rare occurrence, homes throughout Spring, Katy, Tomball, Friendswood, and other suburbs in the greater Houston area are very prone to hurricane storm damage. Because of this, we at Amstill Roofing strive to make sure that homeowners throughout Houston get the necessary roof repairs, or even roof replacements, completed in a timely manner. 

Get Your Roof Ready to Protect Your Home and Your Loved Ones From This Summer’s Hurricanes

This hurricane season is predicted to be a highly active one, so it’s best to take as many precautions as possible, and one of them is with your roofing. 

Amstill Roofing, which offers Tomball roof repairs, Spring roof repairs, Friendswood roof repairs, and more, is fully prepared to help protect and reinforce your roof. We’ll begin by conducting a free roof inspection, as this will give us the opportunity to assess the level of damage your roof has. Based on our findings, we will recommend either a full Houston roof replacement or some roof repairs. 

In Houston, roofs will typically last about 10-15 years, on average, but other factors affect this, such as the type of roof shingles you used and the type of weather conditions that have impacted your roof. If it has been about 10 or more years since you last received a roof replacement, then rather than offering roof repairs, we may recommend Houston roof replacement altogether. This is simply to provide the best possible protection to your home and your loved ones.

Need Tomball Roof Repairs or a Roof Replacement so Your Tomball Roofing is Ready for Hurricane Season? Amstill Can Meet Your Needs Within a Day

If you think your roof needs to be fixed prior to hurricane season, then please contact us so we can schedule a free roof inspection. Now is the time to understand the current state of your roof and reinforce it as needed. Regardless of which service we recommend, you can rest assured that the materials we use are made high quality to last.

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Recently Got a Spring, Texas Roof Replacement? Here is How You Can Maintain Its Integrity

If you are in Tomball, Spring, or another Houston-area suburb and you recently got a roof replacement or some roof repairs, then you may be wondering what you can do to maintain the look of your beautiful, brand new roof until it’s time to replace it again or complete more spring roof repairs. The good news is that it’s not as hard as it may seem! Here are some ways you can protect your new roof for years to come. 

Regularly Clean Your Gutters

If your shingles are your roof’s first line of defense, your gutter system is the second. As rainwater falls onto your shingles, the gutters and downspout are responsible for collecting the water and guiding it away from the shingles and siding in order to minimize the damage your Spring, Texas roofing endures. 

Right now it’s quite windy, and winds will only worsen as we approach Houston’s Atlantic hurricane season. These winds are notorious for blowing debris around until it lands on your roof and in your gutters. Debris such as grass, twigs, and leaves that end up in your gutters, although seemingly harmless, pose quite the threat. If this debris is left to accumulate in the gutters, it will clog the entire system, which defeats the purpose of the gutters. When this happens, the water collects and settles in your Tomball roof gutters only to flow right back onto your shingles. This creates a breeding ground for mold in both the gutters and in your shingles, so take the time to clean your gutter system a few times a year.

Keep Your Overarching Tree Branches Neatly Trimmed

Trees certainly add beauty to your property, but before you know it they can grow excessively tall to the point where the branches start to hang over your home’s new roof. This poses a number of problems. For one, it causes more debris. It also adds unnecessary weight to your shingles, eventually causing them to buckle and/or become punctured. When this happens, your Spring roof is much more prone to dangerous roof leaks. To avoid this, be sure to maintain your roof by keeping your branches well-trimmed and properly dispose of them.

Amstill Roofing Is Happy to be Your One-Stop Shop For Tomball, TX and Spring, TX Roof Replacement and Roof Repair

If you recently got a Houston roof replacement and really want to make sure your roof is well-taken care of and will last as long as possible, then please contact us for a free inspection so we can assess your roof and further guide you in roof maintenance. We look forward to helping you ensure your roof, your home, and your family are safe and protected.

Spotting and Addressing Houston Roof Damage

Spotting and Addressing Houston Roof Damage

Now that we are officially in spring, more rain will be coming our way and before we know it, so will Houston’s infamous hurricane season. Now is an important time to know how to spot and address roof damage before it leads to greater, more costly consequences.

Think About How Long You’ve Had Your Current Roof

Spotting damage may start with thinking about how old your roof is. Most Houston roofs last an average of 20 years, but if you used affordable shingles, your roof may last about 10-15 years. If you’ve had your economical roof for longer than this, though, then there is likely a lot of damage. Depending on the severity of the damage, you may need a roof repair or a complete roof replacement. 

On the other hand, if you used the most expensive shingles, then there is a chance your roof may last 25-30 years (or more) and damage may not be as evident.

Look for Damage in Your Attic

We always recommend going into your attic and looking around for water stains, damp insulation, or even any warped walls or ceilings. If you spot these signs, then this indicates water damage, which could either occur from plumbing or from a weakened roof. Not addressing it could result in devastating leaks.

Are Your Shingles Sturdy?

The most efficient way to spot roof damage is by looking at your shingles. They should lay flat, but corner shingles are most prone to curling and then flying off. This is easy to do from below your roof, but it’s important to do a thorough inspection.

Addressing Roof Damage

If you suspect your roof has sustained damage, we recommend getting a free inspection. When we complete a free inspection we make sure to be thorough and look for even the subtlest signs that indicate damage. Among the signs of roof damage we look for are missing shingle granules, any spots of hail damage, cracks, and loose flashing.

Once we complete our inspection, we will make recommendations for how to fix any damage. A roof repair is ideal if problem spots are few and sparse, but a roof replacement is the better option if your roof has multiple problem spots that render the entire roof ineffective, putting your safety at risk.

Amstill Roofing Will Complete One-Day Roof Replacement and Repair in Houston

If you see that your roof is exhibiting some damage, then please contact us for a free inspection. Our 40+ years of experience enables us to complete 95% of our roof work in one day so you can quickly feel safe again.

Easy Ways to Maintain Your Houston Roof Between Replacements and Repairs

Easy Ways to Maintain Your Houston Roof Between Replacements and Repairs

A Houston roof is sturdy and protective for about 10 years on average, but they can last 15 or 20 years, or even upwards of 30. This, of course, depends on the type of shingles used and if the weather and climate have been favorable in that time. Although a roof replacement will be necessary at some point, here are some easy ways to maintain your roof until then and between the inevitable roof repairs you will need every once in a while.

The Best Thing You Can Do For Your Roof is to Regularly Clean Your Gutters

Your gutters and valleys serve as a way to deflect rainwater away from your roof. Water, especially in Houston, poses a serious threat to your roof because it weighs down your shingles, causing buckling, sagging, and even algae or mold growth. Furthermore, it’s easy for water to make its way into your roof and cause a leak. Valleys guide rainwater into your gutters, and because your gutters serve as your home’s primary line of defense, it is very easy for debris to clog them. You may find twigs, leaves, birds nest, seeds, and other types of debris.

If you let your gutters become clogged, this creates severe drainage issues. Water will quickly pool up onto your roof and soak your shingles, soon seeping into your home. If the water pools, this also creates a breeding ground for bacteria and mold.

To prevent this, you should remove the debris from your gutters by climbing onto a sturdy ladder and scooping it out, or by hiring a professional. You can also use a leaf blower to blow away the debris that sits in the valleys.

Trim Your Tree Branches

While we always love seeing trees in people’s yards, we insist on keeping an eye on them if they’re really tall and have overhanging branches. If you let a tree grow too much that its branches hang over your roof, you will find increased debris on your roof. It’s critical you trim the tree branches, or else your shingles will buckle, they may also become punctured, and the integrity of your roof will be compromised. 

Amstill Roofing Will Happily Meet Your Houston Roof Repair or Replacement Needs

If you are worried about any debris affecting your roof and putting you at risk, then please contact our roofing experts. We offer free inspections so that we can check to see if your roof has been damaged by any of these factors and address them immediately.