27
June
2018

Commercial Roofing Services that Prolong a Roof’s Lifetime

Commercial Roofing Services that Prolong a Roof’s Lifetime
At Joe Hall Roofing, we specialize in commercial roofing services. Serving the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex, we understand the unique needs of North Texas buildings—having heat resistant, energy efficient, and lasting roofing products. If your commercial structure is absorbing heat and making energy bills skyrocket this summer, consider the benefits of roofing services to prolong your roof’s lifetime.

Our commercial roofing contractors receive consistent training in the latest roofing innovations. With new technologies available, we ensure that our contractors have the proper experience and expertise to transform your roof system. Leading technologies in the commercial roofing systems include roof restoration, white roof installations and maintenance, energy efficient roofing solutions, and more.

Roof restorations are not merely for faulty roofs that need repairs. Instead, this process is designed to apply high-tech reflective and emissive products to your roof system to extend the life of your roof while saving you money on your energy bill. To provide our customers with the highest quality services, we partner with the leading product providers, such as GAF, Firestone, Lapolla Industries, ER Systems, MBCI, and DECRA. These commercial roofing product manufacturers specialize in commercial roofing technologies. Providing customers with the most innovative and effective products available in the market.

Once you’ve had a commercial roof installed, routine maintenance is necessary to extend the life of your roof system. We understand that your time is valuable, so we work efficiently and respectfully, allowing your businesses to continue without disturbances. Preventative maintenance allows professional roofing experts to identify small problems before they become big problems. We inspect and repair minor issues to prevent costly replacements.

In addition to roof restorations and maintenance services, Joe Hall Roofing Commercial Division offers roof replacement and new construction services. To complete this process, a commercial roofing contractor with schedule a consultation to discuss your unique needs in detail. We provide photographs of your existing roof and expose any problems found during our roof inspection. When a new roof design is necessary, we use state-of-the-art computer design software to provide you with the best option for your specific roof system.

Roof replacement can be costly and timely. We are sensitive to your building and understand the need for the function of your building to be maintained without distraction. Our contractors are experts in their field and work to create a peaceful work environment for your tenants.

If you have any concerns regarding your commercial property, call Joe Hall Roofing and we will send a roofing expert to your building to assess your roof system, inspect your roof, or schedule restoration services.

15
June
2018

Ways to Reduce Your Home’s Heat in the Summer Months

Ways to Reduce Your Home’s Heat in the Summer Months
North Texas residents are all too familiar with summer heat. Every year, we close the blinds, shut the blackout curtains, crank up the air conditioner, and invest in cold cotton sheets! It’s these small things that can make the house a little cooler and summer a little more tolerable.

Did you know that by making small changes throughout the home can make a drastic difference in the temperature of your home, all while reducing your energy bill costs? Here are some tips and tricks to reducing your home’s heat.

Cool Roof

One of the most obvious ways to reduce heat through the roof system is by investing in a cool roof. This innovative technology is designed to reflect sunlight and absorb less heat. Cool roofs are accomplished by using a highly reflective type of paint, tiles, or shingles. Though cool roofing solutions are more prominent in commercial structures, there are residential treatments that can be applied to your home to reduce your energy costs and the heat of your home.

Insulation

Insulating your attic can make a huge difference in the temperature of your home. If your attic is hot, your home will be hot, too. Allow an expert to install the proper insulation to your attic.

Tree Shade

Planting a tree in front of the direct sunlight your home receives will act as a barrier to your home. Allow the tree to absorb the heat instead of your brick. A tree in bloom can block about 70 percent of solar radiation from entering your home. And, they add gorgeous landscaping to your yard—it’s a win-win.

This tip can obviously take time to establish, so think ahead. Also be conscious of how close you plant a tree to your home, because once the tree is established, you don’t want it to affect your foundation. Some plants that help provide shade include crape myrtle trees, dwarf fig trees, and mimosa trees as well as banana plants, sunflowers, palms, and lemon grass.

Window Shades

We already have blackout curtains and blinds. But consider the benefit of window shades on the exterior of your home. Having this helpful shade can make a huge difference in the temperature of your home. Exterior window shades are designed to block the heat while still allowing light through.

Shut Doors

Regardless of the size of your home, when you have an entire house to cool in the heat of summer, your air conditioner is working overtime. To prevent stress to your A/C, shut the doors of rooms you’re not using. This alleviates pressure on your A/C unit, keeps the room you’re occupying cooler, and reduces your energy bill.

Make small changes to your summer lifestyle and you’ll notice a difference in the temperature of your home as well as your energy bill.

18
May
2018

Preparing Your Commercial Roof System for the Summer Heat

Preparing Your Commercial Roof System for the Summer Heat
When you think of a season that does the most damage and is the hardest on a roof, you probably think winter. With all of the rain, sleet, and snow, the winter months put a lot of pressure on a commercial roof—literally. But, did you know that summer, especially in North Texas, can bring brutal heat that actually is more harmful than winter weather?

Because of the heat mixed with the long hours of daylight and the crazy, unpredictable thunderstorms that always happen at least a couple of times each summer, commercial roof structures are at more danger during the summer months.

It’s important that building owners be aware of the summer heat and make preventative maintenance a priority.

The summer heat in Texas is brutal. And the roof is the first thing exposed to this heat. Heat causes expansion. And, thus, when the heat is gone—when the sun sets—shrinking takes place. This is a natural process, but the repetition of stretching and shrinking of a roof causes wear and tear and weakening to a roof system.

Other side effects of this process include cracks that develop as different parts of the roof shrink and expand at different rates. Then, once the roof system has cracks in it, it becomes susceptible to leaks.

While this process is natural, there are some preventative measures you can take to limit the amount of damage to the roof system.

To preserve your building, you need to preserve your commercial roof. Having a routine roof inspection helps you to know if any damage has already been done. Hiring a professional for a commercial roof inspection is ideal, to minimize damage, which often happens from foot traffic. A professional also knows what to look for—signs of wear and tear, any areas that are vulnerable to mishaps, and a vitality report of your roof surface.

During the inspection, a professional will look at the chimney, vents, skylights, and any other gap to make sure that every hole is sealed properly with flashing. Over time, flashing becomes loose, cracks, wears out, and becomes porous. An inspection finds any loose flashing and prevents leaks.

Finally, a professional will look for signs of water damage and check the drainage system. Flat roofs in commercial roofing are the most common. And, unfortunately, they are vulnerable to ponding—water sitting stagnant in one spot on the roof. Ponding is the result of material warping, wood deforming, etc.

Make sure that the summer heat doesn’t damage your commercial roof system by having a proper roof inspection. This investment will save you tremendously in the long run.

04
May
2018

Keeping Animals Away from Your Roof

Keeping Animals Away from Your Roof
April showers have come and gone. And now that it’s May, the earth is filled with blooming flowers and lively trees. It’s a gorgeous sight to behold. Except when the trees bloom and bring debris to your roof system. And then with the full, lively trees come animals that use your roof as a jungle gym.

Here are some tips to prevent your roof from becoming the animal play yard.

Trim your Trees

I know, summer has just been summoned. But, it’s already time to trim your trees. All of the rain received in April makes your trees grow at an exponential rate. And now, they need to be cut back, away from your gutters and roof to prevent animals from scurrying along the branches and ending up on your roof system.

Trimming your trees is a routine task that you might be well versed in. If not, don’t worry. It’s a fairly easy task. Grab your ladder and a pair of tree trimmers. Wear a pair of gloves to protect your hands, climb the ladder, and look for any tree limbs that are encroaching on your roof. Cut them down in small sections to prevent a large branch from falling on your home or landscaping.

Clean your Gutters

Another tip to keeping the animals away is having no hidden treasures for them. Cleaning your gutters removes everything animals might be looking for after April showers. This is another project that can you can complete on your own.

To clean your gutters, grab your pair of gloves and a ladder. Climb your ladder and scoop out any debris that’s fallen in your gutter system. For the downspouts, use a pressure washer to wash out any clogs.

Inspect your Roof

While you’re on your ladder, look around your roof for any missing shingles, loose flashing, or other suspicious roof mishaps. If you notice anything, call your local roof expert.

Keeping your roof system free from debris keeps your roof system clean and prevents any animals from doing any damage to it. If you ever feel uncomfortable performing these tasks on your own, don’t hesitate to call an experienced roofer.

20
April
2018

Commercial Roof System Tips—Preventative and Maintenance Routines

Commercial Roof System Tips—Preventative and Maintenance Routines
Building owners have a huge task at hand. Commercial properties are a serious undertaking. And one of the most important aspects is preventative maintenance. From the interior to the landscaping, there is so much that can transform and enhance building performance. One of the most overlooked factors, however, is roof system care.

You want to get the most out of your commercial roof system. Maximizing roof performance is a desire of any building owner, but, it requires a proactive approach.

The key to maintaining your commercial roof system is preventative roof maintenance. Investing more upfront can save a substantial amount of time and money in the future. From regularly scheduled inspections and routine repairs to adding reflective coatings, these three tips can transform your commercial roof system.

Inspections

Roof inspections are recommended at least two times each year. Spring and fall are the best times of year, due to weather concerns. If you haven’t had a spring inspection yet, I highly recommend having your commercial property inspected for any concerns. Finding small repairs is much better than waiting until tenants start calling about leaks.

Inspect each aspect of the roof system: the drains and downspouts should be clear of any debris or other blockage, the flashing should be tightly fastened with no gaps or tears apparent, the vents should be sealed properly, and the roof should be free of any damage.

If you notice any of these issues, contact a roofing professional. Or, if you don’t want to conduct an inspection, a professional roofing expert can inspect your commercial property.

Repairs

It’s not uncommon in North Texas to experience indecisive weather. Because of the constant changes in temperature, certain roofing repairs are needed throughout the year. From sealing flashing to unclogging drains, making small repairs is much better than waiting until you have a bigger problem.

Be preventative on the repairs you make. Prevent cracks and leaks by using polymer-modified mastics. Though, more costly than lower-quality mastics, their performance over times speaks for itself. Again, if you don’t want to make repairs yourself, or you feel uncomfortable in any way in regards to your roof system, contact a roofing contractor for professional assistance.

Reflective Coatings

This tip is possibly the most important. Reflective coatings accomplish multiple goals. Not only does a reflective coating combat the elements, but a high quality coating is UV-resistant can withstand North Texas weather conditions. You want a reflective coating that contains a substantial amount of aluminum paste, giving the coating a silver finish.

The hot Texas sun’s UV rays are known to cause damage to roof systems, because they dry out the roof and cause cracking. Having a reflective coating acts as a barrier to preserve your roof system. It’s only an added bonus that it also reduces energy costs!

Follow these three tips to prevent any damage to your commercial roof system.

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