Top Blogs: roofing materials, storm damage and hiring a roofing contractor

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When replacing your roof, there are many roofing materials available to choose from. But how do you know which roofing materials are right for your home? Selecting the best roofing materials depends on your quality preference, longevity needs, resale value, aesthetics and available budget.

Roof hail damage goes beyond shingles. Hail dents soft metals on your roof before it damages the shingles, so be sure to check the vents, exhaust caps and the flashing. Rain gutters and spouts with bends, or dings are also an indication of roof storm damage. Don’t forget about the cooling fins of the exterior A/C condensing unit, fences and pergolas. Also, look for leaks in your roof or ceiling. Torn or split seams can result in serious water damage, ultimately leading to mold formation and wood rot.

When selecting a residential roofing company, it is important to meet with them and get a written bid for your residential roof repair. Before meeting with the residential roofing company you should look at their website and form a list of questions to ask. Here are some important questions to get you started.

Roof damage from storms – particularly ice and hail – cause more than $1.6 billion worth of damage each year in the U.S., according to the Federal Alliance for Safe Homes. Most recently, Winter Storm Cleon hit DFW, and you might have some damage to your roof. Roof damage from a storm can be hard to spot – so, take a walk around your house and look for signs of damage to the exterior of your home. 

 One of the most important things to verify is that the commercial roofing contractor is a certified professional. You can check that a roofing contractor is licensed by visiting the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation’s website. The person who is licensed by the state should play a key role in the daily operations of the business. When you meet with the roofing company ask who the license holder is and about their role in the company.