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Houston roof replacement in Cinco Ranch Katy

Do You Need A Cinco Ranch Roof Replacement?

This hurricane season has been so active that we’ve exhausted the list of hurricane and tropical storm names for the 2020 season. With extensive damage occurring throughout the Gulf Coast, you may be wondering if you should get a Cinco Ranch roof replacement soon. If your roof meets the following criteria, then we definitely recommend a roof replacement as soon as possible.

Cinco Ranch Roof Replacement Protects Your Home and Your Family This Hurricane Season

The reason why we advocate for planning a roof replacement is that if your roof is about 15 years old and has sustained significant damage over the years, skipping the roof replacement means putting your home and your family at a level of risk that could have been easily prevented otherwise. You don’t want to be faced with a roof emergency in the middle of a storm when it’s not safe for our Houston roofer to get to you right away.

How Do You Know If You Need A Cinco Ranch Roof Replacement?

We understand not wanting to invest in an unnecessary roof replacement, which is why we have put together this list of criteria that, if met, means you need a roof replacement as soon as possible:

  • Your Roof Is Over 15 Years Old
    • In the Greater Houston Area, your roof can last an average of 15 years. An old roof is one that could do more harm than good any day now.
  • Your Roof Shingles Are Curled
    • Roof shingles, when in good condition, lay flat against the decking on your roof. If you notice they are starting to crease or curl, the underlying material is exposed to the elements, causing it to deteriorate quickly
  • Your Roof Is Sagging
    • A sagging roof is often due to rotting, which occurs when trapped moisture reaches the underlying decking and can damage the interior of your home

Entrust Houston’s #1 Roofing Company With Your Cinco Ranch Roof Replacement

If you think your roof might meet any of the aforementioned criteria, then please contact us for a free roof inspection. This will give us the opportunity to take a close look at your roof to determine how much your Cinco Ranch roof replacement may cost. Once we know more about your roof, we can proceed with the replacement. Over 90% of our roof replacements are completed within a single workday so you can quickly feel safe and protected in your home, just as you deserve!

Progress of Sugar Land roof replacement before a hurricane

Sugar Land Roof Replacement Before A Hurricane

Now that we are in peak hurricane season, all eyes are on the Atlantic as it begins to stir up even more. Houston has been lucky to not get directly hit by a hurricane yet, but we aren’t completely out of the woods. In the event that we do get hit by a hurricane between now and November 30, you may need a Sugar Land roof replacement ASAP, because waiting until after a hurricane strikes isn’t ideal. 

A Sugar Land Roof Replacement Ensures You’re Protected For The Rest Of Hurricane Season

This year’s Atlantic hurricane season was predicted to be an active one and it was proven early on. It is crucial that your roof is strong enough to withstand future violent winds, heavy rains, and even possible hail storm damage. Keep in mind that a brand new roof is far stronger and more protective than an older one that has been subjected to past storm damage, debris, and/or aging.

The Snowball Effect Of Roof Damage

If within the last few years any of your corner shingles blew off, this will cause a chain reaction. Roof shingles are nailed together, so when one blows off, their seal is broken and the wind can more easily blow off adjacent shingles. This also invites critters to make a home out of your roof or attic. This lack of protection may cause a leak to form, which could go unnoticed until it becomes disastrous, causing damaged insulation, mold, and mildew.

As another example, if your Sugar Land roof has endured multiple storms, has yet to be replaced, and if you haven’t received a roof inspection or had any roof repairs done, then you may have no idea just how much danger your home is facing. We urge you not to wait for a hurricane to exacerbate your roof's condition. 

Amstill Roofing Offers One-Day Sugar Land Roof Replacement

If you think it might be time for a much-needed Sugar Land roof replacement, then please contact us for a free inspection. We can take a close look at your roof to determine how much damage it has sustained. If roof replacement is necessary, we can give you a brand new roof within a single day’s work so you and your family can feel safe and protected as we prepare to endure the rest of the season.

Houston roofer tearing down old roof damage and completing Spring, TX roof replacement before a hurricane hits

Spring, TX Roof Replacement As We Enter Peak Hurricane Season

As we near the end of August and have seen weather reports of over 8 named storms, Spring, TX homeowners are bracing themselves for the possibility of future hurricanes heading our way. Now through October is peak hurricane season and we want you to be prepared. One of the best ways to ensure hurricane preparedness is by getting that much-needed Spring, TX roof replacement now.

A Spring, TX Roof Replacement Ensures Your House and Your Family Are Protected 

As we enter the most active phase of the season and consider how much time we are all spending at home, it’s crucial that your roof is strong enough to withstand violent winds, heavy rains, and even hail storm roof damage that may come with certain storms. 

Roof Damage Has a Snowball Effect

It’s no secret that hurricane winds are strong and that corner shingles, especially on a 3-tab roof, are extremely prone to blowing off. Shingles are all nailed together, so when one blows off, this breaks their seal. When that seal is compromised, the wind can more easily blow away the neighboring shingles. When this occurs, sooner or later the water will make its way in between your shingles and into your home, resulting in some pretty bad emergency roof leaks.

Now, if you have never gotten a roof replacement or any Spring, TX roof repairs and your roof is nearing the end of its lifespan, you may be in dire need of a replacement because roofs that have not been reinforced over time are severely weakened and will fail to protect your home and your family.

Entrust Houston’s #1 Roofing Company to Replace Your Roof in a Timely Manner

The good news is that, even if your roof is heavily damaged now, we can fix it. If it has been a long time since you’ve done any roof repairs, or if you have yet to replace your roof, then please contact us for a free inspection. This will be the first step we do prior to a roof replacement, as it gives us the opportunity to take a close look at your roof to determine how much damage it has suffered and what may be the likely culprit(s). Once we know more, we’ll be able to give you a brand new Spring, TX roof replacement within a single day so you can rest assured that both your underlying structure and your family will be safe for the rest of the hurricane season.

Kingwood laminated roof replacement

High-Quality Kingwood Roof Replacement: How Long Different Roofs Last

Roof replacements in Houston are a big deal, especially now during hurricane season. On average, your roof should last about 15-20 years, but this depends on weather damage as well as what type of roof you have. Amstill Roofing in Houston–which has been serving Katy, Cypress, Sugar Land, Friendswood, and other Houston-area suburbs for over 40 years–offers three types of roofing materials. The shingles we offer cater to different budgets, preferences, and needs, and are all certified high-quality, so you can rest assured that they are designed to last and protect your home for years. Here is how they compare.

Traditional 3-Tab Shingle Roof

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The 3-tab shingle roof is the most common and entry-level type of roof, but these days, many homeowners are upgrading to higher-end options that tend to last longer. That said, this type of roof is still a viable and economical option for the budget-cautious homeowner.

3-tab shingles are lightweight and inexpensive. They are coated with different colored granules, which create a natural, multi-tone appearance to your rooftop that easily matches the rest of your house and its surroundings. A Kingwood roof replacement with 3-tab shingles will typically last 20-30 years, depending on the weather conditions and how well you maintain your Kingwood roof. Because they are so lightweight, though, 3-tab shingles are prone to blowing away with strong winds like those we experience during the hurricane season.

Laminated Roof

laminated shingles kingwood roof replacement

Laminate shingles are the next level above 3-tab shingles. Laminate roofs are enhanced with an extra layer, which means they can withstand rougher weather conditions and last longer. With laminate shingles, you may expect your roof to last for about 30 to 50 years. For a bit more money, they are a wise investment and look more beautiful and appealing than the 3-tab roof. Overall, they are a great compromise between beauty/design and durability.

Architectural Roof

designer shingles

Architectural shingles are the highest-end option we offer for your Houston roof. These shingles are pricier, but that's because they are thicker and heavier. They are superior in quality and can protect your home for 50 years up to a lifetime. Even with their increased price, they still offer remarkable protection while remaining far more affordable than wood or slate roofs. Architectural roofs also have a very unique appearance, which adds plenty of value if you choose to resell in the future.

Getting A Kingwood Roof Replacement? Let Amstill Restore Your Roof With Brand New Shingles

If you think your roof has reached the end of its lifespan, then please contact us so we can conduct a free roof inspection and determine if a Kingwood roof replacement is necessary. We will be happy to install your brand new shingles.

high temperatures that may cause Cypress roof damage

Houston's High Temperatures May Damage Your Cypress Roof

In Houston, we are all too familiar with August as the hottest month of the year. If you don’t have a pool, then escaping the heat and humidity can prove to be a challenge. But what about your air conditioning? Your air conditioning usually suffices, but if you feel like your thermostat is inaccurate, then chances are your roof has sustained extensive heat damage.

What Do High Temperatures Have To Do With Roof Damage And Indoor Temperatures?

When your roof is perfectly in-tact, your energy system is, too. Many homeowners who feel that their thermostat is no longer accurate will decide to buy a new one, but before doing this, we recommend getting your roof checked first.

If your home is exhibiting Cypress roof damage, such as cracks or gaps, then your cooling system will have to “work harder” to keep your home cool and comfortable this month. When this occurs, you may start to notice a higher energy bill. 

Get A Free Roof Inspection Before Replacing Your Cooling System

Higher energy bills may also lead homeowners to believe that they should get a brand new AC, but it’s quite likely that you actually need a Cypress roof replacement instead. The best way to find out if this is the case is by getting a free roof inspection. Our Houston roofers, which serve Katy, Sugar Land, and other suburbs in Houston, will climb onto your roof and thoroughly examine it to determine if there is a problem that warrants a Cypress roof replacement. We’ll even check on your roofing insulation.

Our High-Quality Cypress Roofing Materials Help Conserve More Energy

If you do require Cypress roof replacement, we use only the highest-quality, most reliable roofing materials available. When fully installed by our Cypress roofing contractors, your roof repels heat from entering your home. Alternatively, you may just be in need of Cypress roof repairs, which will be enough to keep the heat outside and your A.C. inside.

Entrust Amstill Roofing To Provide Reliable Roofing Services To Your Cypress Home

If you live in Cypress and are noticing that your energy costs are higher than usual or if you find that your thermostat seems inaccurate, then please contact us so we can proceed with a free roof inspection and determine what is the root cause of your Cypress roof damage, which will let us know if you will benefit from Cypress roof repairs or a full roof replacement.

brand new katy, tx roof replacement fitting into homeowners budget after replacement cost was calculated

How Much Does A Katy Roof Replacement Cost

So, you’ve read our previous blog post on how long different types of shingles last, and based on that information, you think it might be time for a Katy, TX roof replacement. The next thing you may be wondering is “How much does a roof replacement cost anyway?” In this post, we will discuss how much you may expect to pay for your Katy roof replacement and what factors determine the cost.

Costs To Replace Your Houston Roof

A new Katy roof replacement may cost anywhere from $5,000 to $18,000, which breaks down to about $240 to $340 per square foot of roofing. The national average of the price of a roof replacement is approximately $5,300. Although this is an average cost that serves as a baseline, other factors will ultimately determine a more accurate price.

What Factors Contribute to the Price of a Katy, TX Roof Replacement?

Roof replacement is a labor-intensive process. Not only do you have to budget for labor costs, but other individual costs will need to be considered.

Roofing Materials

Asphalt shingles are by far the most common type of roof shingle used in Katy, but we offer 3 other kinds of asphalt shingles, each exhibiting a different price. Other types of roofing material include metal or clay.

Roof Size and Shape/Pitch

A common assumption some make is that the roof is the same amount of square footage a the rest of the house, but this isn’t necessarily the case. When we go to your house to offer a free quote, we will calculate the area of your roof for you, which will determine the appropriate cost of Katy roof replacement. 

Whether your roof is flat, slightly elevated, or very steep will also determine how large the roofing area is, as a steeper roof means a greater surface area. Determining the right surface area is crucial because this will also let us know how many shingles we need to install.

Our Top Katy, TX Roofing Contractor Is Prepared To Meet All Your Roofing Needs

If it’s time for a Katy roof replacement, please contact us so we can provide a free quote. If necessary, we offer roof financing options and can also help you obtain some coverage from your homeowner’s insurance. We look forward to protecting you and your home,

Kingwood roof replacement progress

Signs Your House Needs A Kingwood Roof Replacement

It’s a common belief that your Kingwood roof shingles will last as long as their warranty says they will. As ideal as this is, in Houston, the weather may have a greater say than the warranty does. Sure, it is very possible that your roof will last through the end of its warranty, but if a serious hurricane or multiple, damaging weather events take place back to back, then chances are you will need a Kingwood roof replacement before the warranty expires. Here are some signs to watch out for in order to find out if you need a Kingwood roof replacement.

Aging

How old your roof is is a great place to start when determining whether it’s time for a Kingwood roof replacement. In Houston, most roofs last an average of 15-20 years, more or less depending on your shingle quality and what weather events take place. So if you recall living under your current roof for that long, then it's crucial to get your roof looked at.

Missing Shingle Granules

Roof shingles are coated in granules that serve as an extra layer of protection. This way, granules are the first to take damage and preserve the underlying roofing. However, once there are bald spots on the shingles, it’s time for a Kingwood roof replacement, or at least some Kingwood roof repairs.

Curling Shingles

Sturdy and protective 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.

Sagging Spots

A roof that has saggy spots is a roof that is far too weakened to protect 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, the roof insulation.

Amstill Completes One-Day Kingwood Roof Replacement 

Think it might be time for Kingwood roof replacement? Please contact us so we can conduct a free roof inspection and determine whether you truly need Kingwood roof replacement or if a few Kingwood roof repairs will suffice.

View of Friendswood roof replacement featuring architectural shingles

The Different Types of Roof Shingles Our Houston Roofing Company Offers For Friendswood Roof Replacement

Now that it’s the second month in the Atlantic Hurricane Season, you may have taken the time to consider whether you should get a Friendswood roof replacement before a hurricane makes its way to our coast. If you’ve read our previous blog about preparing your Houston roof for hurricane season, then you know that a Houston roof replacement is a great idea because it ensures your roof is as strong as possible to withstand a future storm. At our Houston roofing company, we offer three types of shingles. Here is how they all compare.

3 Tab Shingles

3 Tab shingles are the most common (and most economical) roofing option we offer. They last about 20-30 years in perfect weather and climate conditions. Many Friendswood homeowners purchase these shingles because they get the job done, last a fair amount of time, and are highly affordable. However, what makes them so economical is that they are made up of a single layer of protection. This makes them very lightweight, which seems like a good feature, but the fact that they’re lightweight makes them prone to curling and flying off of your roof when there are strong winds, such as those during a hurricane.

Laminate Shingles For Your Friendswood Roof Replacement

A level above the most economical roofing material is the laminate shingle. Compared to the 3 Tab shingle, these have an extra layer, which aids in withstanding strong winds and more severe weather conditions over time. Because of this, their lifespan is between 30-50 years, making it an enticing option for a budget Friendswood roof replacement.

Architectural Shingles Are The Ultimate Investment In Your Friendswood Roof

The highest-end rooftop shingle we offer is the architectural shingle, and the higher price tag reflects the quality of the end result of your Friendswood roof replacement. Architectural shingles are thicker and heavier than the two we previously mentioned. This makes them highly durable and protective, which is why they boast a warranty that lasts 50 years to a lifetime! They also offer a more decorative look, which makes your home more attractive and valuable in the event that you decide to sell or lease it.

Amstill Roofing Installs High-Quality Roof Shingles To Guarantee A Proper Friendswood Roof Replacement

We want to reiterate that the lifespan of shingles is highly dependent on the weather and climate. In perfect weather year-round, your roof will probably last the entire warranty. Realistically, though, some years have more severe weather than others. If you think the lifespan of your shingles may be reaching its end, or if you wish to increase the value of your home, then please contact us so we can start the process with a free Houston roof inspection. Once we complete our inspection, we will move forward with a Friendswood roof replacement, for which we offer financing options and also get you in touch with your homeowner’s insurance company.

Friendswood roof after roof replacement

Avoid Hidden Friendswood Roof Replacement Costs: Tips to Keep Your Roof Replacement On Budget

If you’ve read our previous article about making sure your Houston roof is prepared for hurricane season, then you may be considering a Friendswood roof replacement to make sure your roof is at maximum strength, which would give it the best chance at withstanding heavy winds, possible tornadoes, and possible flooding associated with hurricanes and tropical storms. That said, we know that getting a roof replacement is a major decision that homeowners need to make, especially with how expensive a Friendswood roof replacement can be. Here’s how to avoid hidden roof replacement costs and keep your replacement job within your budget. 

Some Hidden Roof Replacement Costs to Plan For

Pests and Mold

Living in the greater Houston area means homeowners are all too familiar with the humidity and rain that comes with living in a subtropical climate. Because of the climate, it’s very easy for mold and fungus to form across your roof, and it becomes even easier the more weathered and worn your roof becomes over time, as moisture can get trapped between the shingles when they curl and crack

Friendswood Roof Leaks and Roof Rot

More often than not, leaks hang around for a while before they seep through the ceiling or the wall. In other cases, they aren’t even discovered until we remove your old shingles. If you allow the damage to become extensive, you risk rotting the entire roofing foundation, which will mean you’ll have to invest more in roof decking repair and possibly roof insulation repair. 

How to Minimize Hidden Costs of Roof Replacement

The best way to minimize hidden roof replacement costs is by performing proper Friendswood roof maintenance on a regular basis. Part of proper maintenance is getting seasonal roof inspections, which we offer for free. When we conduct a roof inspection (which we recommend scheduling twice a year), we climb onto your roof and thoroughly examine your shingles, valleys, chimney flashing, and gutter/downspout system. 

Getting thorough inspections is the best preventive measure to take to ensure your roof lasts longer and your replacement doesn’t go over the budget because it enables our expert roofers to determine whether any underlying damage needs to be addressed. We are often able to catch signs of damage before a full roof replacement is required, which gives Friendswood homeowners a chance to plan their roofing budget.

In Need of Affordable Friendswood Roof Replacement? Contact Amstill Roofing

We know that all the planning in the world may not be enough, as unexpected hiccups are bound to occur. Because of this, we also get in touch with your Houston homeowner’s insurance and offer financing options because having the proper roofing shouldn’t break the bank.