How Old Is Your Houston Roof?

Since 2014, Houston has seen a major boom in population growth. In fact, our great city ranked No.2 in the nation for most people added in 2017. When the growth of the Houston metropolitan area is considered for the past seven years, it ranks No. 4 in the nation. 

Recently, the growth has started to slow down a bit, but Houston still remains a national hotbed for population growth, and Amstill Roofing is as busy as ever, despite the fact that new housing projects are not as prevalent as before. This is due to the fact that with approximately 7 million people in the Greater Houston area, there are plenty of homes that need roof repair or new roofs. As one of Houston’s most trusted roofing contractors, we advise homeowners to replace their roof once it hits the 20-year mark, or when the warranty is up.

Hitting The 20-Year Milestone

When it comes to roofs, 20 is a very significant number. When your roof hits this age, you should seriously consider marking this milestone with a roof replacement. Assessing the overall health of your roof can often be done without having to get on your roof. If you notice missing shingles, dents, or shingles that seem to blend into one another, these are all telltale signs that your roof has weakened and aged substantially.

Even if your roof looks ok from the ground, it may still have several underlying issues. This is why our Houston roofing company recommends having one of our professional roofing experts conduct a free, no strings attached inspection of your roof. During this thorough inspection, we will check for things such as: storm roof damage, strength and durability of shingles, and areas that allow for standing water and rot, to name a few.

Set Up A Roof Inspection With Amstill Today

Although a roof may look fine at the 20-year mark, old roofs can easily start to fall apart and no longer be able to protect your home. To take a chance on an old roof will likely only lead to major issues in the near future. Therefore, if it has been a long time since you’ve had a new roof, contact us today to set up a free roof inspection.  

Spring: A Perfect Season for Roof Inspection in Houston

The arrival of spring brings the perfect time of year to schedule a free roof inspection with Amstill Roofing. This is the season before the blistering heat and humidity of summer hits the Greater Houston area. It is also a good time to consider a roof replacement as we gear up to face the summer hurricane season. Let’s take a look at some of the things to look for when considering a roof replacement


  • Age of Roof – It is very important to know the age of your roof, as our Houston roofing company recommends replacing roofs that are 20 years old or older. Although your roof may look like it’s in good condition, there may be significant wear and tear unseen to the naked eye. Your roof’s overall health can only be determined through a thorough roof inspection. Your Houston roof constantly experiences extreme weather conditions such as heavy rains, strong winds, and blistering heat and humidity. This constant barrage of extreme weather can severely weaken your roof shingles, especially if they have not been changed in 20 years. Therefore, it’s a good idea to schedule a thorough roof inspection with our Houston roofing company to determine whether a complete roof replacement is necessary.  
  • Shingle Condition – If the shingles on your roof are misshapen or breaking, then it may be time for a roof replacement. Your roof is your home’s first line of defense against harsh weather conditions, with shingles added to your roof as an extra layer of protection. Even if your shingles are relatively new, they are still subject to becoming damaged, misshapen, or loosened due to Houston’s harsh weather. Therefore, it’s wise to keep an eye on your shingles throughout the year.
  • Weak Spots – If you see dips or concave shaped dents in your roof, you may have weak spots in your roof. Weak spots can often be seen without the need for a thorough roof inspection. These weak spots often collect water that can lead to substantial roof damage.


Summer often brings some of the harshest weather conditions to Houston. If your roof is not in great condition, heavy rains, hurricane winds, and golf ball-sized hail can spell disaster for your roof. Therefore, spring is a great time to schedule an inspection with Amstill Roofing. Receiving a thorough roof inspection from our roofing company will determine the overall health of your roof, and whether roof repairs or roof replacement is your best option. We have been protecting homes in the Greater Houston area since 1974 and we look forward to protecting yours as well. Call us today.

Schedule Your Spring Roof Inspection Today

With spring just around the corner, in Houston that can mean two things: crawfish season has begun, and the hurricane season is fast approaching! Now, is the perfect time of year to have your roof inspected by our roofing experts, so that your roof will be ready to withstand the unforgiving weather summer brings.


As all of us who went through Hurricane Harvey can attest to, Houston’s hurricane season can be a very challenging time. The heavy rains and winds brought by summer storms cause millions in property damages each year. These storms, coupled with the brutal heat and humidity of Houston summers, can wreak havoc on your roof if it is not in proper shape. For instance, after Harvey, millions were spent on storm damage roof replacements alone.

This is why at Amstill Roofing, we recommend twice yearly roof inspections to ensure that your roof is always in the best of shape, ready to withstand Houston’s unpredictable weather. Spring and fall are perfect times of year to have our Houston roofing company inspect your roof.


Seasonal inspections allow us to catch problems as they arise, thus saving you money and avoiding expensive repairs in the future. In addition, a well-maintained roof can help with your heating and cooling bills, as a healthy roof keeps your house well insulated.

As we all know, the rain in the Southwest Houston area, even out in Katy, Sugarland, Memorial, and the Energy Corridor, can be unforgiving. The last thing you want is for the rain to leak into your home. When your roof is in proper condition, rain water leaking and structural water damage are far less likely to occur. These problems sometimes ruin not only your roof, but also your ceilings and floors inside your home.


Whether you live in Katy, Memorial, Sugarland, Energy Corridor, or the Greater Houston area, give us a call so that we can make sure your roof is in the best shape it has ever been. Schedule your spring inspection with our roofing company so that your roof will be ready for the summer!