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.
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.
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.
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.
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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.
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.
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.
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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.
June in Spring, Texas is warm, sunny, occasionally humid, but a wonderful time of year, but it’s also the first month of the Atlantic hurricane season, and this year’s season is expected to be a highly active one. It’s still early, though, and many of us Houstonians know that a lot of the bigger storms we have been hit with occur in the fall. However, this does not dismiss the possibility that a hurricane or a tropical storm could reach our coast before then. Because of this, we highly recommend getting a Spring, TX roof replacement early on.
Start With a Free Roof Inspection By Amstill Roofing
We understand that a roof replacement is an investment you want to be positive that you need, especially because in some cases, a Spring, TX roof repair is all your roof needs to be sturdy and protective again. This is why we offer a free, no-obligation roof inspection; it will help us determine whether or not your home will gain the greatest benefit from a roof replacement. Although it’s possible you might need some simple Spring, TX roof repairs in the event that a severe hurricane causes your roof to sustain damage, getting a brand new roof replacement now may decrease the chances of this occurring since it is much sturdier and hasn’t sustained previous damage that has weakened it.
Amstill Roofing, Houston’s #1 Roofer Can Complete a Spring, TX Roof Replacement in One Day
By getting a brand new roof, you won’t have to worry as much about potential leaks, critters, or severe hurricane, storm, rain, or hail damage because a new roof will be well-prepared. If you are considering getting a Spring, TX roof replacement, then please contact us so we can schedule a free roof inspection and take a close look at the signs of damage your roof exhibits. Based on our findings we will recommend a Spring, TX roof replacement, and we’ll even assist you in getting some financial help from your homeowner’s insurance or offer financing options for both repairs and replacement. We believe our customers shouldn’t hold off on their need for roof replacement because they're worried about breaking the bank, so we want to make it more affordable.
Most roofs in Spring, TX last an average of about 10-20 years, but its lifespan depends on its exposure to certain weather conditions. More often than not, when we conduct our roof inspections we discover that Spring, Texas roof replacement is necessary. Here is the process we follow when replacing an old, damaged roof.
Step 1: Get a Free Roof Inspection
We start by recommending an inspection before anything else, as this helps us determine the extent of the damage. We carefully climb on your roof and look for problem spots and make note of all the signs we see. Once we complete our inspection, you may contact your homeowner’s insurance provider to see if you are able to file any Houston weather claims, such as hail damage or rain damage.
Step 2: Schedule an Inspection With the Insurance Adjuster
As part of the process of filing a claim and getting roof insurance coverage, the company will send out an adjuster to conduct their own inspection. We recommend scheduling a date that allows both our inspector and the adjuster to have a look. This way, since we already completed a prior inspection, we’ll make sure the adjuster doesn’t miss even the tiniest sign of damage that warrants a roof replacement.
Step 3: We’ll Begin Our Spring, TX Roof Replacement
We start this process by covering the surrounding area with plywood and tarp since Spring, TX roof replacement can get messy.
Step 4: Strip Your Spring, TX Roofing
In order to work with a blank canvas and make sure your roof is completely new, we strip your roofing down to the decking. Then, we’ll waterproof it and lay a 30-pound felt sheet over it to further protect it.
Step 5: Install Brand New Shingles
Now it’s time to install your new shingles according to manufacturer guidelines. We’ll follow with enhanced high-profile shingles on top of your ridges, which adds an aesthetic layer of protection.
Step 6: Get Your Spring, Texas Roofing Up to Code
We don’t just work on your shingles. We also check on your vents, chimney, and flashing to ensure these components are in-tact and up to code. If not, we will replace and repaint them as well.
Amstill Roofing Completes One-Day Spring, TX Roof Replacement
With over 40 years of experience, our team is able to finish 95% of our Spring, TX roof replacement jobs within a single day. If your roof’s warranty has expired or you believe it has suffered significant storm damage over the years, then please contact us so that we can help you get a brand new roof that will last for years to come.
Summer in Spring, TX is hot, sunny, regrettably humid, but a wonderful time for family, cookouts, and a time to rest and recharge some more, especially if you have any school-age or university students living under your roof. Summer officially begins on June 20th, so as temperatures continue to rise and rainstorms continue to take place, it’s a good idea to allow our team at Amstill Roofing to conduct a roof inspection now so that we can let you know how much work your roof needs, if it needs any at all. More often than not, we find that a roof replacement or some roof repairs are absolutely necessary.
Summer is a Busy Time for Houston Roofers Because of Potential Hurricane and Wind Damage, so Let’s Get You a New Roof ASAP
As a Spring, TX roofer, we are extra busy from June through November, which is the entirety of Hurricane Season. A lot of families need emergency roof repairs at this time, but if you get a roof replacement now, you can feel more comfortable that your roof will be sturdy and strong enough to protect you, your family, and the rest of your home during the season. Although you may still need Spring, TX roof repairs in the event that a hurricane hits us, getting a brand new roof replacement now may decrease the chances of this occurring, or, at the very least, decrease the severity of the damage your roof undergoes.
Amstill Roofing, Houston and Spring, TX’s Number 1 Roofer Can Complete a Spring, TX Roof Replacement in One Day
Although times are uncertain right now and we must continue to practice social distancing, summer should still be enjoyable and a time to sit back, relax, and reduce some stress. With a brand new roof, you won’t have to worry about potential leaks, critters, or severe hurricane, storm, rain, or hail damage because your roof will be well-prepared. If you are considering getting a Spring, TX roof replacement, then please contact us so we can schedule a free roof inspection. This way we can let you know whether you need a roof replacement or if your roof is strong enough that a few Spring, TX roof repairs will suffice. We offer financing for both solutions as well because we believe our customers shouldn’t hold off on their need for shelter.
Now that we’re in May and school is finishing up, summer is on our minds. Although our summer plans may have to change due to COVID-19, we should still get to enjoy the backyard with our loved ones, so long as we’re under the same roof. In Tomball and the rest of the Greater Houston Area, Memorial Day weekend signifies the official start of summer, and what better way to make your summers in your backyard more pleasant and enjoyable than to get a beautiful roof replacement before the celebrations begin?
Roof Replacement Can be Noisy, So It’s Best to Get it Done Early
Houston roofing can be a rather loud job, but with over 40 years of experience, our roofing crew at Amstill is able to finish most of our jobs in a single day so you can feel safe and secure as soon as possible. By getting your roof replacement done before Memorial Day Weekend, you can truly enjoy the rest of the summer without worrying about the noise that will come later on from wood, power tools, hammering nails into your shingles, or an entire crew walking all over your roof. You can even enjoy sleeping in a little more.
A Brand New Tomball Roof Will Let You Enjoy Your Summer Without Any Worries
As Houston’s #1 roofer, we always uphold our standards of timeliness, education, integrity, and perfection. This means that in addition to replacing your Tomball roof in a timely manner, we also make sure we take the time to educate you on the state of your roof and how it affects you; we work with integrity to get the job done honestly, and we ensure your new roof is in perfect condition. We want to ensure that you don’t have to worry as much about extreme and heavy damage as hurricane season approaches and the weather becomes more severe in the summer.
Entrust Amstill Roofing to Protect Your Houston Roof and Your Family
If you would like to determine whether your Tomball roof is in need of replacement, then please contact us so we can begin with a free roof inspection. This way we can explain what caused the damage and plan our roof replacement accordingly.
April showers may have ended, but we are still in hail season and hurricane season is on its way, so you may be considering a Houston roof replacement to ensure your roof is strong and your house and family, are protected as we gradually enter the extreme weather season. Did you know that Amstill Roofing in Houston offers multiple types of roof shingles? They each have different lifespans, which is crucial to consider when choosing the roof shingles you install.
While most Houston roofs can last about 10-20 years, on average, its lifespan will ultimately depend on exposure to hectic weather, such as hail damage, rain damage, and past hurricane damage. Through our roof inspections, we often find that roof repairs aren’t enough and, instead, roof replacement is necessary. Here is what you can expect when you rely on Amstill Roofing to replace your Houston roof.
Step 1: Free Roof Inspection
Before anything else, we highly recommend you get a roof inspection. When we arrive for your free roof inspection, we will carefully look at your roof, gutters, downspouts, siding, and possibly your attic. This way we can look for all the potential places for damage and ensure we don’t miss anything. If we determine that a roof replacement is necessary, it will be time to contact your homeowner’s insurance provider to file a claim. Chances are you can file a claim relating to the Houston weather, such as hail damage, wind damage, or rain damage.
Step 2: Meet With an Insurance Adjuster
Once you file your claim with your insurance provider, they will send out an adjuster to conduct their own inspection. Because our inspections are free, we recommend you schedule a date that allows our inspector, in addition to the adjuster, to have a look. Since we already completed a free inspection before you contacted them, we will make sure the adjuster doesn’t miss any of the damage. This way, you can get the most out of your homeowner’s insurance.
Step 3: Replacing Your Houston Roof
Next it’s time for us to do what we do best: replace your old roofing. We start by protecting your windows and landscaping with plywood and tarp, since a roof replacement can be quite messy.
Tear Down the Current Roofing
We will remove your current roofing down to its decking so that we can essentially start from scratch. Afterward, we will add water-proofing to the deck and then lay 30 pound felt over it. This adds even more protection and helps in installing your shingles.
Replacing Your Shingles
The next step is to install brand new shingles according to manufacturer guidelines. We’ll also install enhanced high profile shingles on top of any ridges. This complements the rest of the roofing and adds further protection.
Bringing Vents and Chimney up to Code
We’ll also check on your vents and chimney. If necessary, we’ll replace and repaint them so they are up to code, as roofing standards are known to change over the years.
One-Day Houston Roof Replacement by Amstill Roofing
Our 40+ years of experience allow us to complete 95% of our jobs in a single day. If your roof’s warranty has expired, or if it has suffered from storm damage, then please contact us so that we can help you get a brand new roof that will last for years to come.