When considering a new roof for your home, there are multiple great choices. From traditional shingles to exquisite slate, they all offer their own set of benefits. However, metal roofing has overtaken the roofing world as one of the fastest growing choices available. For a strong roof that lasts for years, a metal roof may be the perfect choice for you.
Metal roofs can last more than 50 years with minimal maintenance. They can withstand water and weather, not to mention UV rays without succumbing to deterioration. Metal roofs are resistant to algae and mold, as well as debris collision and hail damage. Metal roofs can also be reinforced with an outer coating for even more protection and longevity.
Gone are the days of a metal roof that resembles a barn- unless that’s what you’re looking for. Metal roofing systems can now be made to resemble almost any material including wood shakes, tile, and even slate. This roofing is available in multiple colors and styles to allow you to create the perfect unique look for your home.
Believe it or not, even with all of these advantages, metal roofing is still one of the most inexpensive options available. In many cases, they can be applied over your existing roof, saving you even more money by eliminating tear off labor. With the low maintenance of metal roofs, you won’t have to worry about expensive maintenance or repair fees. When your roof does need service, most repairs are cost-efficient and long-lasting.
All-in-all, metal roofing is an exceptional choice for your new roofing material. If you would like to know more about metal roofing or you are ready for your installation, call the Heaven Sent Exterior Solutions professionals at 469-371-7650 to provide expert service at a great price.
When Was The Last Time You Had A Roof Inspection?
As a commercial building owner, you have plenty of day to day, as well as monthly, or annual responsibilities to keep track of. It is easy to forget about your roofing, however, since as they say, out of sight, out of mind. We provide plenty of commercial roofing services to local businesses in Rockwall, and throughout the years we have become very familiar with the most common causes of roof damage. Today we will discuss the umber one cause of commercial roof damage, so that you can avoid it and keep your roof in tip top shape for years to come!
Regular Maintenance Is King
Hands down, the number one cause of commercial roof damage is a lack of maintenance. The amount of maintenance your roof needs will vary according to the material it is made with, of course, as well as its age. However, as a general rule of thumb, all roofs should be inspected a least once annually, which will tell you if you need maintenance or not. For certain roof types such as single ply membranes or modified bitumen, yearly maintenance is a safe bet, but for metal roofing, you will require much less.
Roof maintenance allows your roofer to address minor damages and points of concern before they spiral out of control. small damages are quick and inexpensive to repair, but left unattended, they can quickly become large problems, and even cause early roof failure. Do your commercial roof a favor today, and schedule a commercial roofing inspection.
Our team is happy to assist you in any way we can. Give us a call at 469-371-7650 today to get started!
Over Time, the Sun Can Dry Out Your Roof Making Easily Damged in a Storm.
It’s been another hot summer in Texas, and now that it is coming to a close it’s probably a good idea to get your roof inspected for any damage that may have occurred during months of June and July. While you are probably aware of the impact that summer storms can have on your roof, you might not be aware of how hot weather and the sun can cause some substantial problems for your roof. Heaven Sent Exterior Solutions is always ready to inspect, repair and maintain your roof, so give us a call at 469-371-7650 and we’ll send one of our roofers to your house for some end of summer maintenance.
The biggest perpetrator of damage to your roof during the summer is the UV rays from the sun. These rays are constantly beating down on your roof during the day, even on cloudy days. They have a drying effect on you roofing materials, causing them to become brittle. On sunny days, your roof can get extremely hot, which increases the damage done by UV rays.
Another factor that impacts your roof during the warm summer months is what is known as thermal shock. During the day, the temperature outsides gets hot, and then it cools down at night. As this change in temperature happens you roof tends to expand and contract. Over time, this expanding and contracting wears down the roofing material, causing it to lose its flexibility and waterproof properties.
Don’t let the summer heat spoil your fall preparations with major roof problems. Call us and schedule an a roof inspection today at 469-371-7650.
Proper roof maintenance can end up saving you thousands in the long run. Most roof damage doesn’t start big. In fact, most roof damage is gradual and happens over a period of months. Regular examinations of your roofing system can help you spot problems before they cost you.
Shingle, Shake, or Tile Condition
Checking the condition of your roofing material is imperative. Check your shingles for curling or missing granules. These could be signs that your roof needs a few repairs. Look over the roof to check for any missing material that could show bare spots. Missing tiles, shakes or shingles can lead to leaks or other long term damages, and should be replaced as soon as possible.
Flashing and Valley Damage
Flashing is how your roofers seal the parts of your roof that are against chimneys, vents, and skylights. Your flashings should be inspected to ensure they are still firmly sealed and not separating. If your flashing is damaged, call a roofing professional to prevent leaks.
The valleys, where your roof dips down, are perfect places for water to gather in damp months. You should examine your roof’s valleys for standing water damage and nuisances like mold and moss. If you find any build up on your roof, it should be cleaned by an expert to ensure it doesn’t return.
A General Cleaning
Be sure to give your roof a good debris sweep before returning to the ground. Cleaning branches, leaves, and debris from your roof will help water to run off evenly, as well as preventing wear in concentrated areas.
A maintained roof can save on energy cost, look better, and last years longer. Make sure you are performing regular checks on your roofing system to keep your roofing system in great shape. When repairs are needed, call the experts at HeavenSent Exterior Solutions to schedule an evaluation.