Frisco Roof Repair
Roof Repair Frisco, TX
Storms threaten Frisco roofs almost year-round, and the extremes of hot and cold weather are formidable threats as well. A weak shingle or a weak section of flashing will only get weaker as the next storm rolls through. Before you know it, your roof will be past the point of repair and will need full-on replacement. That’s why roof repair will always come in handy.
Protect against hail damage
Almost always, the reason for a roof repair stems from hail damage. Hail is especially hard on asphalt shingle roofs, which happen to be the most common type of roof in North Texas. The best way to protect your home’s roof from hail damage is to have it inspected at least once a year.
Newer roofs might not need an inspection, but roofs that are over 10 years old do. Additionally, a considerably severe storm season may warrant an inspection. For example, a summer filled with five major hail storms should get your attention. You’d be wise to contact a roofing company to have the professionals inspect your roof for damage. They’ll complete a roof repair if necessary.
How to tell if your roof has been damaged by hail
The obvious way is to examine the metal parts. Check the flashing around the chimney for dents. You can also check the gutters and objects within your property, like the air conditioning unit and mailbox. These things might not reveal damage directly to your roof, but they will give you an idea as to how powerful the hail storm was.
Before you go ahead and inspect your shingles, check inside the gutters for little beads, or debris. These would come from the shingles. If you see any debris in the gutters, you’ll know at least one shingle had worn as a result of the storm.
After that, look over your roof to see which shingles are damaged. If you see any worn shingles or if you feel an imbalance among shingles, take a piece of chalk and circle the troubled area. Marking each area of damage will make a contractor’s job just a little easier when he/she comes to inspect your roof.
What can the heat do to your roof?
Frisco TX is scorching for five months of the year (May-September), maybe even six or seven. Heat can make your life miserable; it can negatively affect your car, lawn and roof.
From that list, your roof might be the most important, as it protects the inside of your home. A damaged roof can result in leaks and poor ventilation.
You may have a real problem on your hands if a hole or crack expands. A leak will probably begin in areas of your home that you don’t visit often, like your attic. Thus, you might not notice it until extensive damage has already been done. If your attic floods, the surface could rot and weaken, and the floor could cave in.
With regrds to ventilation, outside heat can sliver through the smallest of cracks, causing your home’s temperature control to go completely out of whack. Suddenly, your home is warmer, which forces your AC unit to work harder, which raises your energy bills and effects the lifetime of your air conditioner.
Heat can damage a roof in numerous ways:
- Shingles will expand, resulting in cracks and curling
- Indoor temperatures will increase
- Roof decking (bottom layer, typically made of plywood) will warp if not properly protected by overlapping layers
- The roof will discolor
Types of shingles best for reflecting heat:
What can moisture do to your roof?
Heat may cause the hole in your roof, but water is what falls through it. Leaks are the obvious damage caused by water. Having your roof regularly inspected and maintaining the condition of your roof is all that is needed to avoid leaks.
You must also be careful of your roof taking on too much moisture. Excessive periods of heavy rain combined with poor drainage can significantly damage a roof. Therefore, it’s very important that your gutter be clear of any sort of clutter or backup. Leaves are the most likely object to form a clutter.
You also want to make sure that there are no holes in your gutters. Holes may result from hail or general deterioration. A drainage system is designed with a purpose: to direct all water to specific areas of your lot. Those areas are typically sloped to create a downward stream of water away from your lot. If water is falling from unintended parts of the gutter, it will end up puddling up on your lawn. You could end up facing a foundation problem in addition to a roof problem.
Furthermore, it’s important to note that wood shingles are most vulnerable to moisture. Wood absorbs water. Therefore, it can rot if the moisture does not dry quickly enough. It will lead to mold growth as well.
Wood shingles demand the most attention when compared to other types of shingles. It needs to be treated on a regular basis, and the treatment might require more frequency throughout the rainy season or if parts of your roof are constantly covered by shade. If the damage has already been done, call an expert on roof repair.
What can the cold do to your roof?
Cold temperatures do not affect the integrity of your roof as much as they do the installation process. It’s widely known among professional roofers that installing shingles in temperatures below 40° is risky. Why? Because shingles will harden and become more fragile. This increases the likelihood of the shingles cracking.
The range of 70°-80° is ideal for roof installation. Installing in hotter conditions is more manageable than installing in colder conditions. Shingles need heat in order to adapt to the surface. Without heat, the job is incredibly challenging. That is why you rarely see roofers installing roofs during the winter season, even in more mild winters like North Texas is used to.
In conclusion, you do not want to risk your roof being weak from the start by having a winter installation. Give yourself and roofers a break by waiting until spring or fall.
Aside from installation, the cold will be of little threat to a roof. Asphalt will withstand cold temperatures just fine.
What to look for in a roofing contractor
Of course, you want your Frisco roof repair to be completed by a quality contractor. It’s always a good idea to rely on the same contractor for repairs as you did for installation. That is, if the installer did a good job. Additionally, the installer’s work should be backed by warranty.
Cover your bases with a roofing company that is licensed and insured. A licensed company will have proof of qualification. It will give you confirmation that the staff is fully-trained and capable of handling your roof with care and precision.
Insurance protects your home, your roof, and it releases you from any liability if a worker gets injured on the job. Hopefully insurance doesn’t factor into your roof repair or replacement, but it is always better to be safe than sorry.
Additionally, make sure the contractor works on your particular type of roof. There are contractors that work exclusively on one type of roof and there are those who work on all types. Every contractor should be able to work on asphalt roofs, but the same will not be true for slate, wood shake, or clay roofs.
Just make sure to confirm that important bit of information at the beginning. It’s never a bad idea to ask for proof of work either. If you own a concrete roof, have the contractor show you work samples of concrete roofs his business has worked on in the past. He/she may even give you a location of one of their projects (if allowed by the homeowner).
Summit Roof Service Inc.
For Frisco roof repairs, trust Summit Roof. We’re experts in repairing hail, water, and heat damage. We work on all types of roofs and have a long list of products that can be installed to maintain and enhance your roof.
Give us a call for a free estimate! We’ll inspect your roof inch-for-inch and provide our honest explanation and recommendation for fixing your roof. Once the price is determined and we obtain your approval, we’ll get to work!
To learn more about our services and products, please visit summitroof.com. You can also check out our blog to learn all kinds of useful information about the types of shingles, roof maintenance, hail damage, etc.
This is something that can quickly be performed. However, this temporary solution is a waste of money and is more invasive than the damage itself.
If your roof suffered from heavy hail storm damage, it might be necessary to undertake full replacement. Any usable parts will be kept while the damaged parts will be taken out and replaced by new shingles. For better performance, and depending on your decision, specific finishes may be applied.
Hail can be a threat to both your property and your family. Protect your home and yourself by thoroughly inspecting your roof and by getting necessary roofing repairs and services.
Remember: We respresent the policy holder to the insurance company to ensure you get all money deserved to cover your roof and collateral damage.
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