Hurricane Harvey’s Effect on Dallas-Fort Worth

Hurricane Harvey’s Effect on Dallas-Fort Worth
Hurricane Harvey swept through the Houston area and it’s surrounding cities, leaving homes and businesses devastated. Besides the overwhelming flood waters, the wind gusts left roofs wiped off, shingles missing, flashing torn, and gutters ripped from the home.

And while the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex is incredibly blessed to have escaped the wrath of Hurricane Harvey, we did experience some heavy winds and rain. And whenever we have strong winds, it’s always a good idea to have your roof system inspected for any damage, missing, or loose shingles, missing flashing, and other problems on the roof system.

Here are some tips when looking at your roof and inspecting for any signs of problems.

Look around.

Before you jump on a ladder and climb the incline of your roof, simply look around. Check your yard to see if you can spot any missing shingles, fallen branches, or other debris. Your yard can tell you a lot about your roof system.

Look up.

If you notice anything out of the ordinary, look up. Don’t grab the ladder quite yet, just look up to check your trees and make sure no branches have scraped the roof, fallen on the roof, or punctured the roof system. Also look for any loose shingles. Sometimes, they don’t fall off completely, but they hang on by a thread and that can still be problematic.

Look inside.

Finally, examine your home’s interior ceiling, including in the attic. You want to make sure there are no leaks, no punctures, no harm.

If you see anything that looks concerning, contact a professional roofing expert. We want DFW residents and commercial property owners to remain safe, so if you do decide to use a ladder to get a better look at anything on the roof or in the attack, please use extreme caution. Don’t carry anything in your hands as you climb the ladder.

Somethings a loose shingle or two won’t indicate any type of problem, but not everyone gets that lucky. It’s best to have a professional inspect your roof at least two times a year, for preventative maintenance. Contact Joe Hall Roofing and set up your consultation today.


Commercial Roofing Products & Services

Commercial Roofing Products & Services
Joe Hall Roofing specializes in residential and commercial roofing services using quality products from the top manufacturers in the nation. With experienced contractors, we have worked on a wide range of commercial roof structures to transform the Dallas-Fort Worth skyline.

Many building owners know they need an energy efficient roof system, but because commercial roofing products are so different from residential roofing shingles, they don’t know where to begin. We’ve come up with a list of tips to help you navigate the process of finding a high quality commercial roof system.

Get Multiple Quotes

This seems like an obvious, but it’s a rare occurrence. Many times, the rush of the building process becomes overwhelming and getting multiple quotes is too burdensome. But, if you want the best services and products, you’ll take the time to have different companies out to give you a quote and tell you about their product offerings.

Knowing you should shop around will help you to get started earlier rather than later. Don’t wait until the last minute to get an estimate. Schedule them in advance. This step will save you a lot of unnecessary stress later.

Ask Specific Questions

When each company comes out, ask specific questions to help you determine if that specific company can meet your exact needs; which means you need to know your roofing needs. Do you need energy efficient solutions? Do you live in a geographic region that needs specific roofing materials? Do you need a white roof? Do you need shingles? Does your building permit have specific mandates?

These questions are just a few examples, but you should have a list of questions written down and ready. Just as much as you need their services, companies need your business. No one has the upper hand during a consultation. Don’t feel bad for asking questions to see if they are a good fit for your roofing needs.

Understand the Products

During the estimate, you will probably get a lot of good feedback on what type of materials to use on your commercial structure. Write down each product mentioned so that once the consultation is complete, you can research and determine which product you want to proceed with.

Hiring a commercial roofing contractor is a big decision. You want the absolute best for your company, and that starts with the building.

At Joe Hall Roofing, we offer a wide range of commercial roofing products from the leading roofing manufacturers, like GAF, Firestone, Lapolla Industries, ER Systems, MBCI, and DECRA. From new construction and roof replacement services to maintenance and roof coating, our commercial division is experienced in providing top notch services for unique requirements.


The Best Time to get your Roof Replaced

The Best Time to get your Roof Replaced
One of the most asked questions we get is when to replace your home’s roof system. And the answer to this question is somewhat loaded.

First, let’s look at the time of year. Joe Hall Roofing is open year-round, and with the little precipitation we see in the winter, winter isn’t a bad choice for North Texans. Our busy moths are typically August through November. But, there’s not a month that is technically the best month to have a new roof installed.

We are busy in the late summer to early fall months because this is the driest time of year and the weather is more predictable. The last thing we want when working on a home is for it to rain for days on end when a house is under construction.

Giving our customers peace of mind to have roof renovations completed year-round, let’s look at the best time to get your roof replaced from a product standpoint.

When you notice something through a personal inspection that has you cautious of your roof system, always make a call to your local roof expert. At Joe Hall Roofing, we work with customers across the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex to inspect and identify indicators of a need for a new roof.

Some of these indicators include missing shingles, wind damage, leaks in the roof, leaks in your interior ceiling, etc. Products used by roofing companies are not manufactured by the company. We work with reputable manufacturers to provide our customers with high quality, lasting materials. Product prices increase during the busy roofing season. To ensure a good price, consider the benefits of roof replacement during spring, summer, or winter.

Winter isn’t an obvious choice for roofing services, but here in North Texas it is a viable option. One advantage is the open schedule. Because winter isn’t considered a busy season, homeowners have a lot more options when it comes to picking a roofing company.

Summer is another great option. While fall tends to have more predictable weather, summer is a very busy time for roofing companies. Though, the North Texas heat can do more damage than good. Installing shingles during summer requires precision when using a nail gun. If not careful, the pressure of the nail gun can go through the shingle and break it.

At Joe Hall, our roofing contractors are trained and educated to keep your home safe year-round. To get the best price and have a quick and seamless installation process, plan ahead. Schedule an inspection and consultation before the life of your roof ends. This will save you time and money.


Commercial Roofing FAQs

Commercial Roofing FAQs
Commercial roofing needs are more uncommonly known than residential roofing products and services. Because commercial roof systems requires vastly different products, techniques, and services, when there’s a problem with a commercial roof structure, many business owners are left with a huge problem and little expectations on how to fix it.

What material is best for a large commercial building with hundreds of square feet?

The answer to this question depends on the roofing company you choose. Roofing companies provide products through their services, but they don’t manufacture their own products. At Joe Hall Roofing, we work with high quality manufacturers to provide our commercial clients with lasting results.

Some of the materials used in commercial roofing include metal, modified bitumen, built-up, single-ply, and environmentally friendly vegetative roofs. Joe Hall Roofing specializes in roof coating, a technology that can extend the life of your roof system for several years.

Knowing you will need a roof installed on a building is a given, but what’s the best time to have roof work done?

This depends on your location. You have to take different factors into consideration, such as hurricanes, tornadoes, hailstorms, etc. Severe weather can leave devastating damage to commercial roof systems. If you are in the North Texas area, you understand how unpredictable the weather can be. Some of the safest months of the year to have roof work done is August through November.

How important is the heating and cooling load on a commercial roof system?

The heating and cooling load on a commercial structure determines whether a black or white membrane would be best for a specific building. While a black membrane is typically more energy efficient in heating-dominated northern climates, a white membrane is a more viable option in more southern climates.

How do you know when you’re getting a good warranty?

There are so many unpredictable factors to having roof repairs done, but a warranty does not fall into that category. Take your time and look over your warranty fully. Look for the warranty history, the service life for the membrane manufacturer, etc. Pay attention to the fine details, including any exclusion that might apply to your situation.

How do I determine which company to use from the endless choices of roof installers?

This question is tough. There are a lot of roofing companies in the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex. Location plays a large role in finding a roofing company, but it doesn’t have to be the deciding factor. Find a contractor that has the certifications from the manufacturer to install your specific type of roof system. Ask other building owners about their experiences and start building a profile to help you narrow down your options.

Find a company that is reputable, has strong relationships and training with manufacturers, and ask tough questions during the initial inspection.


Cost Effective & Quality Roofing Shingles

Cost Effective & Quality Roofing Shingles
Many homeowners are fearful of their roof system and the costs that are associated with repairs and re-roofing. Hail storms and other acts of Mother Nature often leaves North Texans with a hole in the pocket book and a serious headache. To help you get the best roofing system at a cost effective price, we’ve created a guide to roofing costs.

The first rule of thumb when calculating the costs of a roofing project is to consider the size, slope, flashing, ventilation, underlayment and accessories, and complexity of the project. A steep slope is more dangerous, requires more roofing equipment, longer labor hours, etc. Thus, it is more expensive.

Every roof type has a specific shape—triangle, rectangle, square, or trapezoid. You can calculate your roof’s area, pitch, and slope before contact a roofing contractor to get an estimate for yourself. Once you look at the shape and size of the roof, the next factor to consider is the cost of materials.

The type of roofing shingle you choose plays a significant role in the overall cost. And, while metal roofing is increasing in popularity, it’s not the most cost effective choice. Though, that might be an investment you’re willing to make.

Asphalt shingles are the most popular roofing material, seen on about 70 percent of homes in the United States. The main reason for this is the affordability factor. Asphalt shingles are easy to install, are cheaper to repair, and, thus, are incredible cost effective. However, metal roofing is becoming more popular based on its energy efficiency and cooling abilities—two factors that make a compelling case against the North Texas sun.

The cost of roofing material often wins on energy efficiency when compared. Every homeowner has a different budget and list of roofing material must-haves, but in general, most will choose a material that gives good curb appeal without breaking the bank.

To give you a visual on pricing, here’s a comparison between asphalt and metal roofing costs. Asphalt costs about $90 for every 100 square feet for three-tab shingles, while steel or aluminum costs about $265 to $375 for every 100 square feet. This is a very general comparison and is not exclusive to North Texas or Joe Hall Roofing prices, but it’s a generic comparison spanning costs across the U.S.

When looking at costs, it’s important to ask why prices would vary so drastically. In this case, the reason is longevity. While asphalt roofing shingles are durable, they still need to be replaced between two and four times in its lifetime. This requires additional replacement and maintenance costs.

Metal roofing lasts much longer with much less maintenance required. In fact, metal roofing can last 50 years or more. And, it is energy efficient, often saving homeowners up to 40 percent on energy costs. So while asphalt has a cheaper up front cost, it could all even out in the long run.

At Joe Hall Roofing, we work with manufacturers to provide homeowners with high quality, durable roofing materials, whether you choose asphalt, metal, wood shakes, or tile shakes. Find the roofing material that fits your needs and rest assure that it will keep you safe and look great.

About Joe Hall Roofing

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