Houston Weather Brings A Need For Roof Repairs

The weather in Houston can often be described as bi-polar, moving unpredictably from one extreme to another. In addition, the weather in Houston brings a host of conditions that can cause a myriad of roof issues, leading to the need for roof repairs or roof replacement. Let’s take a closer look at these weather conditions and the issues they cause:

CAUSES FOR HOUSTON ROOF REPAIRS

  • Extreme Heat – Houston summers are brutal. The high temperatures and extreme humidity can cause roof shingles to become brittle and weak. As a result, the shingles begin to break apart and loosen, thus exposing areas of the roof. In addition, with Houston’s ever-changing weather from one day to the next, a heat wave after a period of cooler temperatures can cause the roof to swell.
  • Heavy Rains – The Greater Houston area sees its fair share of rain each year. Heavy rains not only subject your home to flooding, but they can also damage the interior of your roof by leaking into cracks and crevices. Even worse, water can leak through your attic’s insulation, thus collapsing through the ceiling’s sheetrock.
  • Strong Winds – Hurricane season in Texas brings some of the worst weather conditions of the year. In addition to heavy rains, hurricane season brings strong winds that can wreak havoc on your roof. Storm winds can rip shingles off while also knocking tree limbs and other types of debris onto the roof. This can severely dent or break portions of the roof, leading to severe leaks and other issues.
  • Hail – Texas experiences more hail damage than any other state in the country. In Houston, hail often the size of a golf ball can cause serious damage to both the roof and entire structure of the home. Therefore, after a hail storm hits, our Houston roofing company recommends bringing our roofing experts in to conduct a full inspection of your roof.

Your Houston roof is constantly being exposed to some of the most extreme and unforgiving weather conditions in the country. Therefore, if your roof is close to the 20-year mark or hasn’t been inspected in a long time, then it’s time for an inspection. Serving the Greater Houston area, including Memorial, Katy, Sugarland and the Energy Corridor, Amstill is ready to help protect your home with a healthy roof. Call us today to set up a free inspection.

New Bill Aims to Regulate Roofing Contractor Industry

Texas is known for unforgiving and severe weather that can wreak havoc across the state. Anyone who has been through Hurricane Harvey or storms carrying golf ball-sized hail can attest to this fact. The damages these storms inflict on homeowners has millions of dollars in storm damages, most noticeably roof repair and roof replacement.

Roofing Contractors: An Unregulated Industry

The roofing industry is currently an unregulated industry, thus leaving vulnerable homeowners open to being scammed.

Recently, a new bill was filed in hopes of changing the way roofing contractors are regulated in Texas. Looking to protect consumers, House Bill 2101 was filed by State Rep. Giovanni Capriglione, R-Southlake, which requires roofing companies to register with the state.

The bill would also create a state website that allows the consumer to check the credentials of a roofing company, and to see if they are legally able to do business in the state of Texas. The bill also calls for a $250 price tag to register for the first two-year term, and $100 to renew. This helps prevent issues such as the one that occurred immediately after Hurricane Harvey from happening again, where hundreds of roofing companies suddenly appeared, selling their services to desperate and confused home owners, only to make off with thousands of dollars without ever doing any work.

Through this bill, the homeowner can easily log online, check the registration number of the roofing company standing in front of them, and check their credentials.  

A Houston Roofing Company You Can Trust

Amstill is aware of the fact that there is tremendous distrust in the roofing industry. This is why our team makes it a point to be an honest roofing company above and beyond reproach. Not only do we look to help protect your family with a perfect roof, we educate you every step of the way throughout the entire process. Therefore, regardless of whether the aforementioned bill passes or not, you can be sure that with Amstill, you are getting a roofing company built on transparency and integrity.

Serving the Greater Houston area, Katy, and Sugarland, most projects are completed within a day. Contact us today to set up a free consultation.

Benefits of Roof Repairs with Our Houston Roofing Company

At Amstill Roofing, we recommend getting a free inspection of your roof by one of our expert roofers. Doing so accurately pinpoints the areas of your roof that need repair thus, preventing long-term damages from occurring. There are many other benefits to roof repairs. Let’s take a look at a few of them.

ROOF REPAIRS KEEP YOUR HOME LOOKING GREAT

Your home is where you invest a great amount of time and money. Therefore, you want your house looking its best. But let’s face it, you can have a beautiful house, but if the roof is damaged or missing shingles, the house automatically becomes less pleasant to look at. Such visible damages are not only unsightly, but also often a sign of a more serious issue. When a roof shows signs of physical damage, it is possible there is internal damage as well.

Preventing long-term roofing damage is why our Houston roofing company recommends regular inspections of your roof. If your roof is showing signs of visible damage, we are ready to conduct a free inspection right away.

ROOF REPAIRS CAN KEEP YOUR HOUSE WELL INSULATED

Winter nights in Houston and Katy often require us to turn up the heat in our homes. A little known fact is that the condition of your roof often correlates with the cost of your heating bill. A healthy roof helps insulate your home by keeping the heat enclosed. However, a damaged roof can allow heat to escape, thus costing you a fortune when it comes to heating charges. The best way to ensure you are keeping you and your family warm and not breaking the bank, is to make sure your roof is in healthy condition.

CONTACT AMSTILL FOR A FREE INSPECTION

If your roof is showing signs of physical wear and tear, or you suspect there may be internal damage as well, contact us today. Serving Katy, Memorial, Energy Corridor, Cypress, or SugarLand, we offer honest and thorough roof services for your home. 

Roof Repair From a Houston Roofer You Can Trust

When it comes to roof repairs, having a roofer you can trust is essential to receiving high quality work at a fair rate. In an industry too often associated with scams and undesirable business practices, the Amstill name stands above and beyond other roofing companies. Family owned and operated since 1974, our roofing company is known throughout Katy and the Greater Houston area for our integrity and high quality work.

At Amstill Roofing, we stand by our reputation of being Houston’s most trusted roofing company with the best roofers. Every roofer on our roofing contractor team is highly skilled and has experience dealing with all types of roofing problems. Most projects are completed within a day, thus quickly alleviating the stress that comes along with having a damaged roof. Using a thorough and detailed inspection, Amstill accurately pinpoints all issues. In addition, we promise to never suggest any unnecessary repairs.

ROOF REPAIRS FOR OLDER ROOFS

Aside from roofing materials that can last for more than 50 years, such as architectural shingles, roofs usually last about 20 years. Old roof shingles become brittle and weak, and can break or peel off the roof. This in turn leaves the roofing structure prone to more severe problems.

It is often easy to tell if a roof is getting too old by looking at the colors of the shingles. Faded shingles is often a key sign that your shingles need to be replaced.

For older roofs, getting a roof replacement is often much easier and cost effective than trying to continually address individual roof repair situations. This is because repairing individual problems with your roof doesn’t change the age of your roof. Therefore, a roof replacement is sometimes the best option.

SCHEDULE YOUR ROOF REPAIR OR ROOF REPLACEMENT WITH AMSTILL

For over four decades, Amstill Roofing has been Houston’s most trusted roofing company, providing excellent work and great customer service. We look forward to providing you the same. Contact us today.