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Attic Ventilation Common Myths

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 Attic Ventilation Common Myths

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The Common Myths of Proper Attic Ventilation

Few things are more misunderstood about the home than attic ventilation. In essence, all ventilation is about circulating air to keep it fresh and to reduce moisture levels. About 90 percent of homes in the US have unreasonably high levels of moisture. Understanding whether your home could benefit from some form of attic ventilation might just be, if not a life-saver, a roof-saver. Here are some of the myths and the facts you need to know about attic ventilation.

1. More Attic Ventilation is Good

Just like properly sizing your furnace and air conditioning unit, you want precisely the right amount of attic ventilation for your home. Insufficient ventilation can lead to moisture problems during the winter and decreased energy efficiency during the summer but too much ventilation can be just as bad, if not worse. Roof vents create an additional roof penetration, essentially another place of vulnerability where leaks can occur. Some vents are necessary, but you don’t want to needlessly increase the number of roof penetrations. More than leaks, these seams can cause blowouts during a hurricane or allow sparks from a wildfire to enter your home and set it ablaze.

So, how much ventilation should you have? Without exception, you should talk to a professional to determine what your home requires. Generally speaking, you need a ratio of 1:300, where for every 300 square feet of ceiling space, you need 1 square foot of attic ventilation. That said, air resistance and interference (such as vent grates) reduces the area of true ventilation. In other words, the entire vent opening doesn’t count as vented space.

2. Roof Vents are for Warmer Climates

Too many people believe the importance of roof ventilation is to increase energy efficiency during the summer. Good roof ventilation can do this, but shingle color, sun exposure and insulation are exponentially more important to overall energy efficiency than ventilation. Sure, installing roof vents for older homes can reduce your hot air during the summer, but there are probably more low-risk, cost-effective ways to increase your home’s energy efficiency.

Meanwhile, preventing moisture damage is a much greater benefit and applies to colder climates more than warmer ones. In fact, the colder the climate, the more likely it is that your home will benefit from attic ventilation. In order to install an unvented roofing system in colder climates, you’ll need highly rated, rigid insulation to prevent condensation on your roof sheathing. In warmer climates, you don’t need to worry about condensation. Think about how often dew forms on your grass. In these climates, hot attic spaces are eliminated by installing a thermal barrier along the roof line, instead of the attic floor.

3. Roof Vents Remove Warm Air during the Winter

Too many people believe that because heat rises, ventilating an attic space during the winter means you’re releasing warm air and creating a drag on your heating efficiency. If this is true, you’ve got bigger problems to worry about than letting warm air escape from your home. Poor insulation is usually the culprit, although if you enter the attic on sunny, winter day, your attic space can be warmed by the sun more than your furnace.

Unless your roofing system has insulation on the roofing deck and is designed without ventilation, your furnace should not be heating your attic. Worse yet, inadequate insulation is almost surely allowing moisture-laden air into your attic. When this warm, moist air hits your roof, it’s likely to form condensation that will lead to further deterioration of your insulation and/or wood rot. If you think this might be a concern, wait till the sun goes down and measure the temperature in your attic. It should be pretty close to the outdoor temperature.

4. Research Studies

Numerous studies have been completed regarding the effectiveness and optimization of general roof ventilation and particular types of roof vents. The benefit of roof ventilation is undisputed. Laboratory setting are a poor indicator of real world wind and weather behaviors. Moreover, regional differences magnify certain traits of roof ventilation over time. What works best in Arlington, TX is probably not the same as what works best in Houston, TX.

In some ways, roof ventilation is as much as an art as it is a science, and installing your own roof vents based on something you read online is like trying to diagnose a skin rash using WebMD. Finding a trusted and experienced roofer who has worked in your region for his or her entire career is a better for your particular roof than any research study or online “expert.”

5. I Have Roof Vents, So I Have Roof Ventilation

While hardly anybody agrees on the best roof ventilation system, everybody agrees some roof vents do hardly any good at all. Take, for example, ridge vents. The majority of roofing experts agree that ridge vents are the most effective and cost-effective roof vents available. Without baffles (blinders that prevent outside air from crossing over the vent), a ridge vent may create almost no ventilation at all. Gable vents may circulate air through only a small percentage of your attic. Static, roof-line, vents are effective for ventilation but generally aren’t recommended due to issues with leaks. Soffit vents may leave air trapped at the top of your attic. Most effective ventilation uses a ridge-and-soffit continuous ventilation system, but even these designs can vary from roof to roof.

If you don’t know how your roof vents work, or if you’re unsure about your attic ventilation in general, you should talk to a roof inspector about your current system and any inherent weaknesses that may be at work. The risk/reward for having no ventilation or poor ventilation, along with the negligible cost of installing a good-working ventilation system makes them one of the unforgivable sins of home maintenance negligence.

Interested in finding out if your home or commercial attic is properly ventilated? Contact us today to schedule a free inspection with a member of our team of Dallas/Fort Worth roofing experts.

Guardian Roofing: Give us a call at 817-500-4906 or let us schedule a free roofing inspection for you!

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Guardian Roofing and Construction grew up locally and understands how people in this area value their homes. We’re committed to providing superior residential roofing services in the greater Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex including Arlington, Azle, Denton, Keller, Mansfield, Bedford, Plano, and Southlake, Lantana, Frisco, Colleyville, Southlake, Grapevine. The experts at Guardian Roofing are leaders in the residential and commercial roofing industry and are here to help with your roofing needs.

The Better Business Bureau gave Guardian Roofing and Construction an A+ rating. Owens Corning rated Guardian “Preferred,” along with only 145 other Roofers for the entire state of Texas. We are also members of the Commerce of Fort Worth.

Whether you need a roof repair, routine inspection, TPO roofing, roof restoration or a new roof, at Guardian Roofing and Construction, we’re ready to roll up our sleeves and make it happen.

We highly recommend contact a roofing company after a storm to properly inspect your roof. Inspecting your roof after storm damage can be very dangerous and should be done by a qualified professional. At Guardian Roofing we offer FREE roofing inspections and 24 Hour Emergency Service! Contact Us today or call 817-500-4906

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817-500-4906 Call today!

 

 

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TPO or PVC Commercial Roofing?

TPO or PVC Commercial Roofing?

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TPO or PVC Commercial Roofing and How They Compare

Over the last several years, it seemed as if TPO supporters have wanted to push the membrane onto every roof. Certainly the material has done very well and gained a large market share. But other membranes haven’t gone away, and some have a fairly stable market share. It’s easy to understand why single ply hasn’t done well on smaller roofs in urban areas, with their large numbers of penetrations and often chopped-up shapes; for these roofs, mod bit (or possibly a coating system) seems like an obvious choice.

What about PVC? It has a similar reflectivity to TPO and was the original weldable sheet. But there were questions about the plasticizers; what happens as they migrate out of the sheet? TPO was seen as being inherently flexible; over the years, it’s proven itself and has steadily improved in terms of weathering resistance. Manufacturers have been investing heavily in TPO but, surprisingly to some, PVC remains a viable alternative. In fact, we are starting to see investment in new capacity.

Let’s look at a comparison of the performance of the two sheets:

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In terms of weathering (i.e., based on the Heat Aging and the Accelerated Weathering tests), TPO has the clear edge over PVC. This may surprise some diehard PVC users, who may be unaware of the advances made in TPO formulation over the last several years.

While TPO has superior weathering and slightly better tear and break resistance than PVC, PVC does have some characteristics that certain customers need or prefer. For example, PVC has better chemical resistance; it does not absorb or get weakened by oils and greases. This means that PVC is the preferred membrane for restaurants and other buildings that have grease traps on the roof.

Also, PVC is slightly more flexible than TPO, which some contractors like. There used to be talk about welding differences, but both membranes weld well. TPO requires higher temperatures but, once a crew has adapted, welding is as straightforward as it is for PVC.

The following chart gives a snapshot of the overall performance of TPO versus PVC:

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So next time you’re debating which product would work best for an upcoming roofing job, it may be helpful to refer to the two charts above before you make your decision.

Guardian Roofing: Give us a call at 817-500-4906 or let us schedule a free roofing inspection for you!

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Guardian Roofing and Construction grew up locally and understands how people in this area value their homes. We’re committed to providing superior residential roofing services in the greater Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex including Arlington, Azle, Denton, Keller, Mansfield, Bedford, Plano, and Southlake, Lantana, Frisco, Colleyville, Southlake, Grapevine. The experts at Guardian Roofing are leaders in the residential and commercial roofing industry and are here to help with your roofing needs.

The Better Business Bureau gave Guardian Roofing and Construction an A+ rating. Owens Corning rated Guardian “Preferred,” along with only 145 other Roofers for the entire state of Texas. We are also members of the Commerce of Fort Worth.

Whether you need a roof repair, routine inspection, TPO roofing, roof restoration or a new roof, at Guardian Roofing and Construction, we’re ready to roll up our sleeves and make it happen.

We highly recommend contact a roofing company after a storm to properly inspect your roof. Inspecting your roof after storm damage can be very dangerous and should be done by a qualified professional. At Guardian Roofing we offer FREE roofing inspections and 24 Hour Emergency Service! Contact Us today or call 817-500-4906

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What is the purpose of the gutters on my home?

WHAT IS THE PURPOSE OF THE GUTTERS ON MY HOME?

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WHAT IS THE PURPOSE OF THE GUTTERS ON MY HOME?

Most homeowners know they need gutters, because of rain, but they can’t quite tell you why, or why it’s a bad thing when their gutter system is clogged. They just know it is. But that’s not quite enough: Homeowners need to understand that gutters are key to the repair of their home, and letting gutters go now can mean big repair bills later.

What is the purpose of gutters?

The purpose of your gutter system is designed to move rainwater and other precipitation away from your house and towards a safer drainage area. But surely your house can handle a little rain, right?

For one storm, sure. But gutters are designed to limit the damage to your home over time. The flow of water is actually an incredibly powerful force that can, if you give it enough time, cause serious damage to your home. This is especially true in New England, which often sees powerful storms of both rain and snow.

What Water Can Do to Your Home

Water, as it flows through the materials of your home, rusts metal, causes wood to swell and split, and sucks the minerals out of concrete. Water also can create an ideal environment for mold damage, which can not only ruin your home but also your health. In short, the less water sticks around, the better off your home will be, so a healthy gutter system is ideal.

What Gutters Do to Prevent Water Damage

Simply put, gutters take water away from your home. As water falls on your roof, it flows out into an area that can absorb the water without displacing it into your home. If you’ve ever seen a flooded basement, you’ve probably met a homeowner with a gutter problem: It can be that severe.

Why Gutters Need to Be Replaced

Gutters take the full brunt of nature’s fury. All the water damage that was going to strike your home is instead absorbed by your gutters. As a result, over time, gutters sag, rust, and begin to show holes, a process that happens much more quickly if you don’t get out the ladder and clean out the clogs on a regular basis.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The importance of properly installed and maintained gutters can’t be stressed enough. Every house should have gutters, and in recent years building officials across the land have been recognizing this. Many municipalities around the country are now requiring gutters on all new residential construction. Here’s why rain gutters are so important:

  • Soil around the house is stabilized
  • Foundation problems can be avoided
  • Flooding under houses and in basements can be prevented
  • Erosion can be prevented and this preserves landscaping and turf
  • Water damage to siding can be prevented
  • Water staining on brick and stone masonry can be prevented
  • Settling and cracking of sidewalks, patios and driveways can be lessened
  • Exterior doors and garage overhead doors can be preserved

GUTTER MAINTENANCE

The one downside to rain gutters is they require work. Homeowners must be vigilant in keeping them clean and in working order. Chances are, if you have gutters you probably don’t clean them out often enough. If you wait until they are full of leaves and if you are scooping soil out of your gutters, you are waiting far too long. If you have weeds and grass growing in your gutters you probably have caused some damage. After all, gutters aren’t intended for gardening. Here are the problems that clogged gutters cause:

  • Water damming occurs which can cause damage to eaves
  • Water can leak into the house and cause damage to walls and flooring
  • Mosquitoes can breed in the standing water
  • Leaves in gutters can be a fire hazard, especially in areas prone to wild fires
  • Deterioration of gutters occurs which causes leaks and eventual failure

The frequency with which you should clean out gutters depends on your house. Determining factors include proximity of trees to the roof line, the type of trees (deciduous vs. evergreen), and the slope of the roof. Low sloped roofs can require more frequent cleaning.

For houses with trees within ten feet of the roof line, gutters will need to be cleaned out twice a year at a minimum. In some cases gutters may need to be cleaned out a couple times in fall alone. One myth about gutters is that houses with no trees don’t need to be cleaned. Gutter cleaning may still be required, especially on houses with asphalt shingles. Over time these shingles lose their granules and these granules make their way into the gutters.

PROPERLY INSTALLED GUTTERS

The majority of houses with gutters don’t have a system that is complete and installed correctly. A properly installed gutter system will include seamless gutters on every sloped roof edge. The gutters should not hold standing water, should not leak, should be securely fastened to the fascias, and should have downspouts that are securely fastened to the exterior of the house.

Finally, downspouts should not terminate close to the foundation. This is a common mistake that installers and homeowners make. What’s the use of having a complete gutter system that dumps all the water from the roof at the side of the foundation? What’s needed is a minimum of three-foot diversion away from the foundation. In many cases a section of flexible black plastic diversion piping can be used, or a section of downspout can be attached at the end of the elbow. It’s important to note that the concrete diverters that are often seen under downspout elbows are not adequate for water control.

LEAF GUARDS

There are many products out there that claim to be maintenance-free leaf guards that keep gutters clean. Some of these products are effective and some actually create problems. The products available are either metal mesh or sheet metal gutter helmets. In some applications these products can tend to dam leaves on the roof which can cause damage to roof decking and eaves. Some of the sheet metal gutter helmets and leaf guards products don’t actually work in a heavy rain. Yes, leaves and debris won’t be in your gutter, but water won’t go into the gutter either. Before buying any of these products do some homework and read reviews of these products online. In some cases good old fashion gutter cleaning may be a better option.

Rain gutters are one of the last items attached to your home before the home is completed. Rain gutters are positioned to extend just beyond the eaves of a roof to collect rain and hail runoff. They are placed on all sides of a home along the roof edge.

The gutters are attached to one or more downspouts that carry water to the ground. Downspouts are usually placed near a corner of a house at the steepest angle to allow runoff. They are designed to keep water away from the side of the house.

The enclosed downspout can connect to a drain pipe that allows the water to flow into your garden or an underground piping system that can be used to recycle the water. The recycled water is usually “gray water” used for washing, not drinking.

Most rain downspouts drain onto a splash pad or block that keeps the water away from the foundation of your house. You do not need rainwater eating away at your foundation and providing a breeding ground for mold, mildew or algae.

Purpose of Gutter Runoff

The major purpose of gutters is to permit continual water runoff to the downspouts during hail storms and heavy rains. You do not want standing water on the roof or under the eaves next to the walls of the house.
Good runoff will help to prevent the build up of moss or mildew on your roof or under the eaves where the roof and house walls meet.

Gutter Installation

Gutters are made from several materials but aluminum and vinyl are the most common. Square-line or half-rounded gutters provide good runoff. They can be painted or purchased in colors that complement your architecture.

Guardian Roofing: Give us a call at 817-500-4906 or let us schedule a free roofing inspection for you!

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Guardian Roofing and Construction grew up locally and understands how people in this area value their homes. We’re committed to providing superior residential roofing services in the greater Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex including Arlington, Azle, Denton, Keller, Mansfield, Bedford, Plano, and Southlake, Lantana, Frisco, Colleyville, Southlake, Grapevine. The experts at Guardian Roofing are leaders in the residential and commercial roofing industry and are here to help with your roofing needs.

The Better Business Bureau gave Guardian Roofing and Construction an A+ rating. Owens Corning rated Guardian “Preferred,” along with only 145 other Roofers for the entire state of Texas. We are also members of the Commerce of Fort Worth.

Whether you need a roof repair, routine inspection, TPO roofing, roof restoration or a new roof, at Guardian Roofing and Construction, we’re ready to roll up our sleeves and make it happen.

We highly recommend contact a roofing company after a storm to properly inspect your roof. Inspecting your roof after storm damage can be very dangerous and should be done by a qualified professional. At Guardian Roofing we offer FREE roofing inspections and 24 Hour Emergency Service! Contact Us today or call 817-500-4906

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How to Safely Inspect Your Roof After a Storm

How to Safely Inspect Your Roof After a Storm

 

 

  • We highly recommend contacting a roofing company after a storm to properly inspect your roof. Inspecting your roof after storm damage can be very dangerous and should be done by a qualified professional. At Guardian Roofing we offer FREE roofing inspections and 24 Hour Emergency Service! Contact Us today or call 817-500-4906

This hurricane season has been historic in its intensity and damage. But it’s not just homes in the storm tracks that may need a roofer’s attention. Punishing winds and debris have been taking their toll on roofs all along the Eastern Seaboard and Gulf Coast. Home and property owners should be arranging for post-storm inspections now, so roofing contractors like you can provide any necessary repairs before the challenges of winter set in.

Here are a few tips to share with your customers as they assess any hurricane season-related damage.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Inside: Begin in the attic, if it’s accessible, during the daytime.

  • The first and surest sign of a problem would be sunlight showing through the plywood decking, which may indicate serious holes in need of repair.
  • If there are no obvious holes, use a flashlight to inspect the decking for dark stains or streaks, as well as sagging, all of which could be caused by moisture.

Outside: You may be able to see most, if not all, of your roof from ground level. Walk around your house, examining the roof for these signs of damage:

  • Missing shingles should be replaced as quickly as possible.
  • Cracked or curled shingles are sometimes caused by high winds or flying debris.
  • Dark patches where the granules have come off of the shingle. In addition to affecting the overall look of the roof, bare patches like these leave the shingles vulnerable to the sun, which can, over time, dry out the asphalt, and may lead to leaks.
  • Bent or detached flashing. Flashing helps keep water from chimneys, vents, and other roof penetrations and should be thoroughly sealed to prevent water intrusion.
  • Debris. A branch on the roof may not seem like a big deal, but over time, it can rub the granules loose from your shingles, or may even be covering a crack that it caused as it landed.

Up the ladder: If you are comfortable climbing a ladder and the weather conditions allow you to do so safely, you can get a better look at your roof up close. Look for:

  • Loose nails or nail heads raised above the shingle surface may be just one storm away from letting go entirely.
  • Gutter debris can contribute to ice dams later in the year. Your roofing contractor may provide gutter cleaning services if you are not comfortable doing the job yourself.
  • Flashing on the upslope (or back) of the chimney and penetrations can be seen more easily from the roof itself.

If you find damage: Give us a call at 817-500-4906 or let us schedule a free roofing inspection for you!

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Guardian Roofing and Construction grew up locally and understands how people in this area value their homes. We’re committed to providing superior residential roofing services in the greater Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex including Arlington, Azle, Denton, Keller, Mansfield, Bedford, Plano, and Southlake, Lantana, Frisco, Colleyville, Southlake, Grapevine. The experts at Guardian Roofing are leaders in the residential and commercial roofing industry and are here to help with your roofing needs.

The Better Business Bureau gave Guardian Roofing and Construction an A+ rating. Owens Corning rated Guardian “Preferred,” along with only 145 other Roofers for the entire state of Texas. We are also members of the Commerce of Fort Worth.

Whether you need a roof repair, routine inspection, TPO roofing, roof restoration or a new roof, at Guardian Roofing and Construction, we’re ready to roll up our sleeves and make it happen.

The Guardian of Quality
817-500-4906 Call today!

 

 

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Guardian Roofing Sponsors 2017 Keller Chamber of Commerce Warrior Golf Classic

Guardian Roofing Sponsors 2017 Keller Chamber of Commerce Warrior Golf Classic

Keller Roofing Company Guardian Roofing – Proud Sponsor of Warrior Golf Classic

Guardian Roofing a Keller, Texas based commercial and residential roofing company is proud to announce our sponsorship of the 2017 Keller Chamber of Commerce Warrior Golf Classic. Guardian Roofing is a veteran owned company that is also proud to offer military discounts to our customers who have served or are currently serving in the military. This event also hits close to home with our company president Jeremy Berg being a veteran himself after serving in the United States Air Force.

 

For more information on the 2017 Keller Chamber of Commerce Warrior Golf Classic please visit http://www.kellerchamber.com

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Guardian Roofing and Construction grew up locally and understands how people in this area value their homes. We’re committed to providing superior residential roofing services in the greater Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex including Arlington, Azle, Denton, Keller, Mansfield, Bedford, Plano, and Southlake, Lantana, Frisco, Colleyville, Southlake, Grapevine. The experts at Guardian Roofing are leaders in the residential and commercial roofing industry and are here to help with your roofing needs.

The Better Business Bureau gave Guardian Roofing and Construction an A+ rating. Owens Corning rated Guardian “Preferred,” along with only 145 other Roofers for the entire state of Texas. We are also members of the Commerce of Fort Worth.

Whether you need a roof repair, routine inspection, TPO roofing, roof restoration or a new roof, at Guardian Roofing and Construction, we’re ready to roll up our sleeves and make it happen.

We highly recommend contact a roofing company after a storm to properly inspect your roof. Inspecting your roof after storm damage can be very dangerous and should be done by a qualified professional. At Guardian Roofing we offer FREE roofing inspections and 24 Hour Emergency Service! Contact Us today or call 817-500-4906

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817-500-4906 Call today!

 

 

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Reducing Solar Roofing Costs For Customers

Reducing Solar Roofing Costs For Customers

 

 

  • We highly recommend contact a roofing company after a storm to properly inspect your roof. Inspecting your roof after storm damage can be very dangerous and should be done by a qualified professional. At Guardian Roofing we offer FREE roofing inspections and 24 Hour Emergency Service! Contact Us today or call 817-500-4906

Earlier this year, the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) released its Renewable Energy and Jobs: Annual Review 2017. In it, IRENA reported that the solar photovoltaic industry is adding jobs at 17 times the rate of the general economy — faster than any other renewable energy sector. In fact, data from IRENA showed that between 2015 and 2016, solar industry employment in the U.S. jumped 24.5 percent to more than 260,000 people.

The IRENA report also revealed that more than half of all U.S. solar jobs involve installation. That figure includes those in the roofing industry, who often expand their businesses to capture other opportunities in their local markets.

Yet for roofing contractors just breaking into solar, generating leads in an additional sector can be a daunting task, especially when the cost of solar customer acquisitions seems so high.

Before making a bid, a contractor will examine a home’s solar suitability. Solar installers must ensure that a portion of the roof has an unobstructed view of the sky to maximize the PV system’s effectiveness. Trees, taller buildings, and other shade-causing objects, however, can decrease a home’s solar suitability. Unaccounted for, a contractor may spend time bidding on the wrong customer.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A site visit can reveal these details, but time is money. Contractors have to calculate solar exposure, roof pitch, and azimuth—and that could be after they’ve already spoken to the property owner. Larger companies sending workers to inspect a site have fewer employees working on current projects and less time to respond to other bidding requests. In other words, they’re doing the work before the job has even begun.

Wouldn’t it be easier if the contractor had that information in hand when meeting with the prospect?

Technology, in particular aerial imagery, can provide these answers. A clear and accurate view of a property can reduce the number of on-site visits necessary to complete bids.

What can the right aerial imagery give solar contractors?

  • A comprehensive, high-resolution view of a property: High-resolution aerial imagery lets contractors know the solar suitability of a property without having to travel there in person. Yet not only is resolution important. Contractors need to see more than a top-down view of a structure. Images captured from an oblique (40- to 45-degree angle) perspective let contractors see all facets of the roof along with the sides of the property.
  • Precise and accurate measurements: Precise and dependable measurements are the key to more accurate bids for roofers and solar contractors alike. The right software takes high-resolution aerial images and makes them actionable, giving contractors data they can trust. With the right roof measurements for the job, a solar installer won’t need to redesign a system one—or more—times.
  • Detection and measurement of shade-causing objects: There’s a tree next to the house. Will it impact a solar panel installation? The right imagery can make object detection and measurement simple, so there’s no guesswork—just answers—in the bid. Knowing the height, shape, and location of nearby trees and on-site nuances virtually eliminates the need to physically step foot on the property. That can help drastically reduce change orders as well as time spent inspecting and designing for each job, saving all around on customer acquisition costs.

In fact, such technology can prevent the need for contractors to do the math altogether. Other processes can create reports with accurate property data and measurements, including the length, area, pitch, and azimuth of a roof. Further, the implementation of machine learning technologies is making the recognition and measurement of objects in photographs a faster process, delivering valuable data to customers in record time.

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Guardian Roofing – Dallas Roofing & Fort Worth Roofing Experts: Give us a call at 817-500-4906 or let us schedule a free roofing inspection for you!

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Guardian Roofing and Construction grew up locally and understands how people in this area value their homes. We’re committed to providing superior residential roofing services in the greater Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex including Arlington, Azle, Denton, Keller, Mansfield, Bedford, Plano, and Southlake, Lantana, Frisco, Colleyville, Southlake, Grapevine. The experts at Guardian Roofing are leaders in the residential and commercial roofing industry and are here to help with your roofing needs.

The Better Business Bureau gave Guardian Roofing and Construction an A+ rating. Owens Corning rated Guardian “Preferred,” along with only 145 other Roofers for the entire state of Texas. We are also members of the Commerce of Fort Worth.

Whether you need a roof repair, routine inspection, TPO roofing, roof restoration or a new roof, at Guardian Roofing and Construction, we’re ready to roll up our sleeves and make it happen.

The Guardian of Quality
817-500-4906 Call today!

 

 

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Metal Roof Cost & Metal Roofs in Dallas/Fort Worth

Metal Roof Cost & Metal Roofs in Dallas/Fort Worth

Guardian Roofing – Dallas/Fort Worth Roofing Experts

When exploring new roofing materials for an upcoming home or commercial roofing project, metal roofing is commonly one of the products that is considered by many consumers. Often searching “metal roof cost” or “metal roofing cost in Dallas/Fort Worth” via google or their desired search engine will generally provide more results on the the benefits of metal roofing as well as the different types of metal roofing available.

Metal roofing provides energy savings, beauty, and protection for your home that can last a lifetime. Residential metal roofing systems are available in a wide variety of design options to complement any style home. Offered in a rainbow of colors, your metal roof can be a traditional vertical seam profile, or be manufactured to resemble wood shake, slate, shingles or clay tiles.  Metal roofing is not just for commercial buildings anymore.

A recent article by State Farm detailed the pro’s and con’s of metal roofing. Whether you’re putting a roof on a new home, or your existing roof requires a total makeover, there are many materials available. But no matter what roof style you have, metal roofs can be an attractive option because of their longevity, minimal maintenance, and energy efficiency. And you can choose from tin, zinc, aluminum, copper, or galvanized steel — just make sure your metal roofing material is tested and labeled by UL, FM Global, or the equivalent, and that you check with your local building department for any code requirements.

Advantages of metal roofs & metal roof cost

  • Longevity. Metal roofs can last 40-70 years, depending on the material. Traditional asphalt roofing materials have an estimated life expectancy of roughly 12-20 years.
  • Durability. Some metal roofs can sustain wind gusts up to 140 miles per hour, will not corrode or crack, and may be impact-resistant (depending on which metal you choose). In addition, metal roofs don’t need the periodic costly maintenance that other roofing materials often require. However, they should be inspected periodically to make sure no repairs are required.
  • Safety. Metal roofs will not spark and ignite into flames during a wildfire or lightning strike.
  • Energy efficiency. Metal roofs reflect solar radiant heat, which can reduce cooling costs by 10-25%.
  • Environmentally friendly. Metal roofs not only have 25-95% recycled content, depending on the material used, but are also 100% recyclable at the end of their life as a roof. In contrast, most shingle tear-off waste ends up as part of the building-related waste stream — up to 20 billion pounds per year.
  • Metal Roof Cost can vary depending on project details
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metal roof cost dallas fort worth guardian roofing

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When it comes to metal roofing we only believe in using the finest and most advanced metal roofing materials from our trusted manufacturers such as GAF, Muller Inc and MBCI Metal Roofing.

So what is the cost of metal roofing? 

Like any project it really depends on a variety of factors such as the structure, size, type of material used and a few other key factors. If you’re searching for metal roof cost or interested in the benefits of a metal roof we invite you to call us at  (817) 500-4906 to speak with one of our roofing experts at Guardian Roofing.

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Guardian Roofing and Construction grew up locally and understands how people in this area value their homes. We’re committed to providing superior residential roofing services in the greater Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex including Arlington, Azle, Denton, Keller, Mansfield, Bedford, Plano, and Southlake, Lantana, Frisco, Colleyville, Southlake, Grapevine. The experts at Guardian Roofing are leaders in the residential and commercial roofing industry and are here to help with your roofing needs.

The Better Business Bureau gave Guardian Roofing and Construction an A+ rating. Owens Corning rated Guardian “Preferred,” along with only 145 other Roofers for the entire state of Texas. We are also members of the Commerce of Fort Worth.

Whether you need a roof repair, routine inspection, roof restoration or a new roof, at Guardian Roofing and Construction, we’re ready to roll up our sleeves and make it happen.

The Guardian of Quality
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Summer Roof Preparation

Summer is in full gear and the sun is hotter than ever. The blazing sun can damage more than you can imagine; your roof is important and keeping it in the best shape possible during the summer months can help you avoid having to pay a lot of money for repairs in the future. Here are some helpful tips that you can do yourself in order to keep your roof in the best condition: The team at Guardian Roofing wants to help you prepare to keep you roof in the best condition.

  • Make sure to check and clean all gutters and downspouts so that water can flow through without blockage.
  • If you have a skylight, don’t forget to check for clutter behind it.
  • Check your roof for cracking shingles, or shingles that are missing.
  • Checks your fans to make sure they are working properly.
  • While on your roof, make sure to take pictures of before and after to make sure there aren’t any major changes since your last check.
  • Mold damage happens fast. Make sure that nothing is moldy or damaged from mold, and if there is mold damage, call your roofing company right away to make quick repairs.
  • Block all the places where small creatures can invade.
  • Check sealants to make sure they are still in good shape.
  • Make sure your eaves and overhangs don’t have stains from water.
  • If you find that your roof has major damage, contact us right away.

Inspecting your roof can be dangerous, this is why knowing where and how to step on your roof is of the highest importance. If you are not aware of how and where to step, your roof can be damaged and you could have an accident. If you don’t feel confident climbing to the top of your roof, contact Guardian Roofing to help you inspect your roof. Routine maintenance is very important. Check your roof every season to save you money and time. Guardian Roofing is proud to have an A+ Rating by The Better Business Bureau.