How Long Will Your Roof System Last—Finding Durable Roofing Materials

How Long Will Your Roof System Last—Finding Durable Roofing Materials
After its many years of service, your roof system finally gives up. You contact your insurance and get an estimate, you contact your local roofing service provider, and you’re ready to have it installed. The only other concern is what roofing shingles to have installed. Finding the right roofing material for your roof system can be overwhelming. You want the perfect mix of aesthetic, curb appeal and lasting function. Here’s a list of different roofing materials along with their durability and function. The top concern for homeowners is the lifespan of the roof, it’s energy efficiency, high quality of the material, and its ability to withstand Mother Nature. Each of these concerns is valuable and can be used to determine the best material to use on your roof system. Whether you choose composite roofing shingles or metal roofing, tile or slate, each roofing material has unique factors that make it worth the investment. Composite roofing shingles are the most popular economical choice. They are incredibly durable, have a nice aesthetic appeal, and are proven to be long lasting. Composite shingles are available in organic and non-organic. And benefits of composite shingles include fire resistance, a wide range of styles available, ease of maintenance, and more. Metal roofing is another durable option for North Texas residents. Metal roofing is also referred to as a steel roof. This material is known for its durability. No matter what Mother Nature brings, metal is built tough enough to combat it. Added benefits of metal roofing include a decreased carbon footprint to save on energy. Besides its increase in aesthetic appeal, metal roofing is very versatile. There are numerous colors and designed to make your metal roof unique and upscale. Other benefits include its ability to be manufactured to look like shake, clay tiles, or traditional vertical seam profiles. Metal roofing saves homeowners about 40 percent in energy bills, which makes it a valuable roofing material. Wood roofing material is a great investment for homeowners. These shingles are energy efficient, a renewable resource, and they last for an estimated 30 years. Wood shingles are not only functional, but also bring curb appeal to residential properties. Slate shingles are a very durable option. This roofing material is comprised of sedimentary rock that is split and cut into rectangles. The precision used to create the shape of each shingle is unprecedented. Slate shingles are durable, aesthetically appealing, and last longer than any other roofing material.

How to Prepare your Roof for Fall

How to Prepare your Roof for Fall
Summer is finally making it’s grand exit in North Texas and fall is arriving with strong winds, thunderstorms, and incredible cool weather. While us Texans love the arrival of fall, our homes don’t always feel that same appreciation. The winds that come along with the cold front that brings us fall can cause missing shingles and other problematic damage. So before fall comes in in full force, here are some ways to prepare for the cooler weather and all that it brings. First, look for damaged shingles. The wind can be brutal to your roof system. So check your yard for shingles that have fallen off. Then, use a ladder to climb up and look at your roof. Look for loose or damaged shingles. Putting in the effort before the weather gets crazy will save you a lot of money and heartache. If you notice any damage to your roof system, contact your roof contractor. Clean your Gutters Enjoy this perfect weather to the fullest. Get out there and clean your gutters. Leaves are falling, wind is causing added debris, and, if you’re like most homeowners in Texas, you’ve avoided this task because the North Texas heat can be unbearable. So, take advantage of the cool front and get your gutters clean before the trees really start shedding leaves and clogging gutters. It's a time-consuming task, but it crucial for the maintenance of your roof. If you don’t clean them before the leaves really start falling, you’ll end up with unnecessary buildup. And that buildup can cause roof leaks that end up costing thousands of dollars to repair. Trim branches, clear debris off the roof, and clean the gutters—this chore will extend the lifetime of your roof. Check the Valleys While you’re looking over the roof, check the valleys on the roof—the spaces where lines meet. This is where the most debris builds up on your roof. And, unfortunately, that’s also where the most leaks occur. Safety is absolutely first when doing anything on the roof. If you can’t reach something from a ladder, we recommend contacting your roofing contractor to have your roof inspected, cleared, and cleaned. By completing these tasks and inspections, you’ll be more prepared for fall. We know roof chores can be draining, but this is one chore that can potentially save you thousands of dollars.

Residential Roofing Products & Services

Residential Roofing Products & Services
Joe Hall Roofing works with customers in need of commercial and residential roofing services. Residential roofing services rendered range from asphalt shingles and wood shingles to tile and slate roofing and metal roofing as well as standing seam and coated metal.

We work with the leading roof product manufacturers to provide our customers with high quality, lasting roof systems. Including GAF, Owens Corning, CertainTeed, Tamko, and Malarkey, our manufacturers have roofing materials that meet the Class IV resistance. The benefit of this to home owners is that most insurance companies give a discount to their policy holders for the Class IV product being on their roof.

Joe Hall Roofing contractors also install and maintain MaxFlo soffit vents, ridge vents, power vents, turbines, and low-profile vents as well as skylights.

Committed to providing superior residential roofing services, Joe Hall Roofing serves the great Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex, including Arlington, Mansfield, Plano, Southlake, Fort Worth, Dallas, and more. Using the latest materials and technology, our residential roofing division ensures that the products we use are geared for maximum performance.

Choose from composition, metal, polymer, wood shingles, tile, and slate roofing materials.

Composition roofing shingles are incredibly durable and high quality. This material is popular as it can mimic most roofing styles and can easily blend in with a desired look without spending the added expenses for those materials. Composition shingles can be manufactured with special preventative treatments against UV fading, warping, algae growth, and cracking.

Metal roofing material is used for more than its good looks. In fact, engineered steel protects against environmental factors. But, it also offers a low-maintenance roofing solution able to withstand the tests of time. Metal roofing also provides resistance against roof discoloration and damage. This material is increasing in popularity as well as a long-lasting solution.

Polymer rubber roofing is best known for its natural look. This material is durable and stands up against Mother Nature well. Other features of polymer is that it doesn’t fade, it can mimic other materials, and it blends in with any home style.

Wood shingles offer an upscale look for your home. Providing a customer element to your curb appeal, wood shingles are high quality, made of premium materials to outlast any weather element. Each crafted wood shingle provides customers with a unique and elegant style.

Tile is a unique material used as it gives a very specific look and style to your home. Choose from Spanish tile, shake tile, clay tiles, and many more. Spanish style is among the most popular tile roofing style, but tile roofing is very dynamic and can be used in a combination of hues.

Slate roofing is among the most durable roofing systems available, especially valued during the harshest of winters. This time look is long lasting and unique to provide your home with a gorgeous aesthetic appeal.


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.

About Joe Hall Roofing

Joe Hall Roofing is a reliable, reputable, resource for all of your roofing needs in Dallas-Fort Worth.

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