Written by Jeremy Berg

Hail Season Is Here For Dallas/Fort Worth

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Hail Season Is Here For Dallas/Fort Worth

Guardian Roofing – Dallas, Fort Worth, Keller, Southlake, Denton, Frisco, Arlington Roofing Company Specializing in Residential & Commercial Roofing.

Written By: Jeremy Berg – President at Guardian Roofing

Let Guardian Roofing help you be prepared for the next storm that rolls into DFW

Spring isn’t only known for Opening Day Baseball in Texas but also for the start of hail season in the Dallas/Fort Worth area. Hail season brings heavy amounts of severe weather for Texas residents from damaging winds to large baseball size hail which can be catastrophic for your home, especially for the average roof. Hail impacts to shingles can lead to a few dangerous situations from leaks, mold grown from history of leaks in attic, electrical damage and possibly interior damage to your home and belongings.

Spring is such a beautiful time of the year: the birds are chirping, flowers are blooming, and most of us are thawing out from a long winter. However, for many Americans it’s also prime time for hail-producing storms.

A study from 2015 for Progressive Insurance claims data found that almost 60% of severe weather insurance claims in 2015 year round are attributed to hail! So, if you live in one of the heavier hail states—known as the Hail Belt—or if a storm is brewing in your area,

Hail season stats

It’s clear that hail is a very expensive and damaging catastrophe, but being equipped with the information to be prepared can help protect you and your belongings.

Has your roof been damaged by hail, severe weather and wind damage? 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

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

 

 

Written by Aimee Holtz

Importance Of Roofing Underlayment

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Importance Of Roofing Underlayment

Guardian Roofing – Dallas, Fort Worth, Keller, Southlake, Denton, Frisco, Arlington Roofing Company Specializing in Residential & Commercial Roofing.

Understanding The Importance Of Roofing Underlayment

Written By: Aimee Holtz – Sales Executive at Guardian Roofing

 

The question of whether underlayment is important is a simple one to answer. Roofing underlayment is a critical precautionary barrier that helps preserve the life of the overall roofing system after your shingles. Determining which specific type of underlayment is best for a project deserves a more detailed answer. There are many factors to consider when selecting a roof underlayment such as, climate, ease of use, code requirements such, the primary roofing covering material’s requirements, decking, individual preference and cost.

Generally speaking, roofing felt is a felt paper that is soaked in asphalt and other water-resistant compounds to produce a membrane. Of course, it is a bit more technical, but this is the basic idea behind how felt works sold in either. Felt is commonly sold in either 15# or 30# rolls measuring 36 inches wide. Long ago a 15# roll actually weighed 15 pounds, but over the years that has changed.

Synthetic underlayment was developed as a felt replacement. By weaving together polypropylene and polymer, a water resistant and vapor resistant underlayment was created. This new underlayment is lighter and stronger than its predecessor. To decide which underlayment is the optimum choice for your project, you first must understand the actual uses of underlayment and what they can and cannot do:

  • Water resistant (not waterproof)
  • Protection from resins in the decking that can be damaging the asphalt shingles
  • Vapor protection
  • Temporary protection in the event of storm damage

Not every roof needs the best underlayment available on the market and not every budget can afford it. A standard asphalt shingle installation does not require the same vapor protection that might be needed for a metal or slate roof, but a steep roof installation might be safer with better walking surface provided by some synthetic underlayment. A common misconception by homeowners is that underlayment is waterproof and that their roof will leak without it. While underlayment is resistant to water, it is not self-sealing, so water can penetrate at every nail hole. So which underlayment is better for your application?

If you are on a tight budget the best choice for your roof might be 15# felt. Felt has been used for generations in Atlanta and has served its purpose well. Is there a better solution than felt for most roofs? Sure, there is but felt is a great choice. Also, felts offer a great fire rating and are slow to burn.

One of the main barriers to using synthetic underlayment for roofing contractors is the cost is higher per Sq. Ft. than traditional felt. However, companies have recently introduced new products that offer great durability and competitive prices. A major benefit felt offers is a great fire rating and it is slow to burn. One of the main barriers to using synthetic underlayment for roofing contractors is the cost is higher per Sq. Ft. than traditional felt. Some of the major benefits to synthetic underlayment are:

  • Incredibly lightweight
  • Safer for roofers to walk on while installing shingles
  • Stands up to high winds in the event shingles are being blown off
  • Both water resistant and vapor resistant
  • Great for metal roof applications
  • Lays flatter on the roof decking which prevents the appearance of wrinkles that appear where felt is used.

Has your roof been damaged by hail, severe weather and wind damage? 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

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

 

 

Written by Jeremy Berg

Repair a Roof or Replace a Roof?

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Repair a Roof or Replace a Roof

Guardian Roofing – Dallas, Fort Worth, Keller, Southlake, Denton, Frisco, Arlington Roofing Company Specializing in Residential & Commercial Roofing, Chimney Repair & Chimney Cleaning.

Should Repair a Roof or Replace a Roof? That is the question!

Written By: Jeremy Berg – President at Guardian Roofing

Most people pay no attention to their roof until something happens. Maybe they find a leak inside their home or see visible damage on their roof, if they happen to look up from their busy day. This is just how life works because we are all so busy.

What happens when people do have concerns about roof damage? Typically, people will jump on google and search for a roof repair company. The search begins with a long scroll through the ratings, hoping to find the someone reliable and affordable. When they think they’ve found a match, they have to fill out a form or call a number. The next thing they know someone claiming to be a roofing expert shows up at the door and then disappears onto the roof. At this point, they have no idea what he is doing, what he is looking at, or if he is checking his Facebook. Shortly thereafter, this person comes down their trusty ladder and tells them two things: (1) the roof is the worst they have ever seen and (2) they need to call their insurance right away because the whole roof is about to come off. Does this process sound familiar?

The problem with this process is that sometimes the whole roof is about to come off, but usually it isn’t. There are times where a hailstorm with huge, six-inch hailstones can truly demolish your roof, literally leaving holes not only in your shingles but in your decking as well. There are times hail can break windows and leave huge dents in your gutters. However, it doesn’t take an expert to know that there is significant damage when a storm of this magnitude occurs. Despite the advertising and what a lot of roofing companies would have you believe, most hailstorms do not cause catastrophic damage. Many homes today have 30-year shingles that are rated for 120 mile an hour wind and can withstand up to quarter-size hail.

After any hailstorm it is good practice to get a local roofer out to survey the damage, especially if you have a leak or see a few missing shingles. When the roofer is examining the damage, he is going to try to determine if the entire roof should get replaced or just repaired. The generally accepted practice is that if the hail causes large impacts in a 10’ x 10’ section and there are 7 or more impacts in at least 3 or 4 sides of the roof there is a good chance the roof should be replaced. Why? The granulas (provide protection, color, and aesthetic to your roof) will have been knocked off, leaving the tar and fiberglass matting exposed, which sooner or later will cause leaking that leads to damage of the decking and everything under it. The damage can be costly, potentially doubling the cost of proper repair or replacement. It is much cheaper if repairs are taken as soon as the first signs of damage are discovered. On the other hand, sometimes a hail storm may only make a few abrasions in the shingle. In this case, insurance usually will not approve and replace a few shingles.

What about wind damage? Most roofs with wind damage come from three-tab shingle roofs or 25-year roofs. They are rated for 55 MPH wind with most manufacturers. Depending on where you live, there may be a lot of wind and 55 MPH may be the norm. These roofs are very prone to wind damage, in part due to the weight of the shingle. When moving up to a 30 year shingle, also known as an architectural shingle, the roof becomes less prone to damage because the shingles are much heavier and the wind rating almost doubles. It is even more effective if the installer uses 1 or 2 more nails per shingle, the max being 6, and the thermo self-sealing adhesive is allowed to be activated.

How many wind shingles would warrant a replacement? Most insurance companies must see evidence of wind damage to at least 50 percent of the roof, to warrant a replacement. This can include, but is not limited to, missing shingles, creased shingles, and shingles that have lost their ability to reseal. If there are only a few shingles the best option for the homeowner is either replacing or re-applying roofing cement.

When a roof has been on for longer than 12-15 years, chances are it has seen more than its fair share of hail storms, wind storms, and scorching heat. Sometime a roof just isn’t repairable, every shingle you attempt to touch literally cracks and repairing what started out as a small section grows larger due to the delicate shingles. Most insurance companies will agree to a replacement when home owners or roofers learn that the roof is brittle due to repeated wind or hail damage. However, home owners shouldn’t be pessimistic about their roofs because in many cases a roof can have little or no damage, even after 20 years. Roofs that are well ventilated tend to last longer than those that are not.

What about leaks? Believe it or not, most leaks do not come from the actual shingle, rather, they are caused from penetration in the roof from things such as exhaust vents, pipe jack, or ventilation. These areas are prone to leaking due to the nature of how they are installed. Most of the time the installer must cut the shingle and caulk around these area, which can and does present a problem in time. Other times the flashing around walls or other areas will and do eventually leak. Most leaks occur when there is a heavy downpour of rain for a period of time. The longer the downpour, the more probability of a leak. What may not be a problem under most rains can become an issue under heavy downpours. These issues can usually be remedied by a trained professional roofer.

Deciding on whether or not to replace a roof is not always black and white. Good roofers will tell you the truth about the condition of the roof and whether the roof needs to be replaced or not and consider whether your using insurance or paying out of pocket in making that assessment. The roofer should be able to give pictures and explanations as to why the roof needs to be repaired or replaced. If you do not feel comfortable with the explanation then get a second or even third opinion. Keep in mind that when there is damage to your roof, it is almost always cheaper to be proactive about repairs!

Has your roof been damaged by hail, severe weather and wind damage? 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 or chimney 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

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

 

 

Written by Jeremy Berg

Guardian Roofing Joins National Chimney Sweep Guild

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Guardian Roofing Joins National Chimney Sweep Guild

Guardian Roofing – Dallas, Fort Worth, Keller, Southlake, Denton, Frisco, Arlington Roofing Company Specializing in Residential & Commercial Roofing, Chimney Repair & Chimney Cleaning.

Guardian Roofing Joins NCSG

Written By: Jeremy Berg – President at Guardian Roofing

Guardian Roofing has now joined the National Chimney Sweep Guild. Guardian Roofing specializes in residential & commercial roofing, roofing repair, chimney cleaning and chimney repair. The professional members of the National Chimney Sweep Guild are dedicated to providing you with exceptional service to keep your home and family safe.

 

The National Chimney Sweep Guild inspires innovation, professionalism and community among chimney sweeps and venting professionals through advocacy, industry leading conferences and journalism, covering people, tools, health, standards, and education for a successful business and the safety of the American people.

The National Chimney Sweep Guild (NCSG) is a 501 (c) (6) non-profit trade association existing to promote the success of its members by providing progressive services, encouraging professionalism and ethical accountability, and advancing the chimney and venting industry through public awareness of the trade.

Members in each of NCSG’s six regions elect board members to represent their geographical region. In addition to regional directors, the membership elects two At-Large Directors from among its voting members and one Supplier Representative from among its Supplier members. Additionally, two At-Large Directors are nominated by the Governance Committee and confirmed by the board.

NCSG participates in the Great American Woodstove Changeout and is a member of the European Federation of Chimney Sweeps (ESCHFOE), the Chimney Sweeps Association of Ireland (CSAI) and the Hearth, Patio and Barbecue Association (HPBA). NCSG also actively participates in NFPA 211, NFPA 54, NFPA 31 and ICC committees.

Has your roof been damaged by hail, severe weather and wind damage? 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 or chimney 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

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

 

 

Written by Tevis Linnebur

The Importance of Dryer Vent Cleaning

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The Importance of Dryer Vent Cleaning

Guardian Roofing – Dallas, Fort Worth, Keller, Southlake, Denton, Frisco, Arlington Roofing Company Specializing in Residential & Commercial Roofing.

Why Your Dryer Vent Should Be Cleaned Properly

Written By: Tevis Linnebur – Sales Executive at Guardian Roofing

Each year according to the U.S Fire Administration, around 15,000 structure fires are caused by in home dryers. More than 80% of these fires are caused by a buildup of lint in the dryer vent. That is more than 12,000 house fires that could have been prevented by simply cleaning your dryer vent out on a regular basis. Safety is the first and main reason to clean your vent, however, there is also less dangerous reasons to clean your dryer vent such as; making your dryer more efficient, making your dryer life longer, and less maintenance.

The dryer vent is made to push hot air and moisture out of the house. If this is clogged or slowed down, this will cause your dryer to have to work harder, and could mean a longer run time for each cycle of clothes in order for them to be fully dry. This will use more electric putting an impact on the dryer life and your electric bill. This blockage of lint can cause the air to come back into the home which can impact air quality for your family and you. The less blockage you have in the duct, the less your dryer will have to work, so this can lead to much less maintenance on the dryer itself, saving you money in repairs.

Ways to clean your dryer vent via Kenmore:

  • Pull the dryer away from the wall, typically the vent will be behind the back of the dryer. If the dryer is hard to move on your own, consider hiring guardian services to perform this task.
  • Disconnect the dryer from its power source for safety.
  • Disconnect the flexible dryer duct from the wall, along with the back of the dryer. Cleaning up any lint spilled on the ground and inside the flexible duct. Then clean the inside of the duct on the all, trying to get all the lint inside the wall and around.
  • When everything is clean, try and reconnect the ducts and power cord.
  • Carefully move the dryer back into place, making sure not to put a kink in the flexible dryer duct.

Has your roof been damaged by hail, severe weather and wind damage? 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

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

 

 

Written by Tevis Linnebur

Why is a Chimney Inspection so important?

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Why is a Chimney Inspection so important?

Guardian Roofing – Dallas, Fort Worth, Keller, Southlake, Denton, Frisco, Arlington Roofing Company Specializing in Residential & Commercial Roofing.

The Importance of a Proper Chimney Inspection

Written By: Tevis Linnebur – Sales Executive at Guardian Roofing

Doing a chimney inspection on your home can give you a peace of mind. The two most common causes of house fires are stoves and un-maintained chimneys. Chimneys so easily can get clogged up by small sticks and leaves, or even by nest from animals. An inspection can also help you discover hidden structural problems and damages.

In most chimneys there is a glassy greasy substances inside of inside walls of the chimney. This is called creosote, which is highly flammable that is chemical compound that is formed when you burn wood. Even when the fire stays in the flue large buildups of creosote can cause serious structural damage. This is very difficult to remove without a CSIA-certified professional.

Finding out structural abnormalities early can save a fortune in money caused by water damage with leaks. Water damage on the home can cause a range of different damages on the home. It can cause you to have to replace worn down or withered frames on the home, damage personal irreplaceable property, or cause mold inside the home. These are all very costly in something that could have been found early and fixed. This preventative inspection can also help you find out if your chimney is leaking air out, which lets cold air in the home, or letting in small animals. All these things can cost you money from having to excessively heat your home to try and maintain the perfect warm temperature to having to fix damage inside the home caused by animals borrowing into your home.

Lighting a fire with the flue having an obstruction can cause a spark to ignite the blockage and cause fast house fire, or the smoke will not be able to fully pass through the chimney and carbon monoxide can blow back into the home. Carbon monoxide coming into the home can increase your risk for carbon monoxide poisoning. These scenarios are both life threatening for you and your family, but are easily fixed with a quick sweep of the chimney. If you hear or see critters or other small animals in the chimney do not try and build a big fire to smoke out the animals, this is life threatening and is a huge risk for a house fire. Hire a professional sweep to remove the animal and clean your chimney to get you ready for a great burning season.

Has your roof been damaged by hail, severe weather and wind damage? 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!

_______________________________________________________________________________________
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

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

 

 

Written by Aimee Holtz

Winter Pool Care & Freezing Weather

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Winter Pool Care & Freezing Weather

Guardian Roofing – Dallas, Fort Worth, Keller, Southlake, Denton, Frisco, Arlington Roofing Company Specializing in Residential & Commercial Roofing.

Tips to Keep Your Pool Running in the Winter

Written By: Aimee Holtz – Sales Executive at Guardian Roofing

Freezing weather can be especially hard on pool equipment. With proper precautions you can rest assured that your equipment will make it through the cold weather. If you choose to continue to operate your pool through the cold weather, be sure that your pump is running properly when air temperature begins to freeze.

If functioning properly, your freeze guard should run the pump automatically until temperature rises above freezing. This will provide freeze damage to the plumbing and filtration system. Always maintain proper water level constantly, no matter the weather condition.

If water drops to low, the pump will draw in air through the skimmers and cause the equipment to freeze. It is highly recommended to have your pool maintenance done weekly through the winter months, but not necessary. It is also suggested to have chemical treatments done every other week during the winter period. Don’t forget to always check the pump and skimmer baskets to avoid damages.

After using a few of these recommendations, your pool equipment will surely last through the winter!

Has your roof been damaged by hail, severe weather and wind damage? 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!

_______________________________________________________________________________________
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

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

 

 

Written by Jeremy Berg

Roofing in Cold Temperatures

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Roofing in Cold Temperatures

Guardian Roofing – Dallas, Fort Worth, Keller, Southlake, Denton, Frisco, Arlington Roofing Company Specializing in Residential & Commercial Roofing.

The Truth About Installing Roofs During Winter

Written By: Jeremy Berg – President at Guardian Roofing

In Texas weather can go from 90 degrees Fahrenheit to 20 degrees overnight.  Its often said if you don’t like the weather in Texas just stick around a few more minutes because it’s going to change. SO, what if you’re getting a new roof? Can it be too cold to install a new roof?  We went to Owens Corning who happens to be one of the largest producers of shingles, and looked on their Technical specs. Generally, Owens Corning shingles strips are thermally activated at temperatures above 40 degrees Fahrenheit.

What happens if its below 40 degrees?

According to Owens Corning the crew should apply roofing cement underneath every laminate shingle with a caulking gun and then press the shingles into the cement. This will help prevent the wind from lifting them before there is sufficient heat for them to self-seal. Keep in mind the one major concern is making sure compliance with all manufacture guidelines are met so that the manufacture warranty is not voided by improper installation.

Owens Corning recommends Hand sealing all shingles along the rake edges. Each shingle should get four spots approximately 1 inch from the edge. The roofing cement should be Compliant with ATM D4586.

On 3 Tab shingles only 2 spots are needed. Remember to take caution that the roofing cement does not go past the shingle edge when pushing down on. Nailing is the usual specs. 4-6 nails per manufacture requirement.

We also went to the GAF another large manufacturer of shingles web site and looked at their technical specs. GAF was more concerned with damaging the shingles prior to installation.  There three biggest concerns were cracking, lack of sealing, foot damage or tearing. They also noted that if any of these issues come up its the responsibility of the applicator and is excluded from GAF’s responsibility under the terms of our Limited Warranty, which covers only manufacturing defects.

Sources:

http://www.owenscorning.com/NetworkShare/Roofing/10022497-Cold-Weather-Shingle-Installation-Technical-Bulletin—TB-05.pdf

https://www.gaf.com/Warranties_Technical_Documents/Steep_Slope_Technical_Advisory_Bulletins/English_Bulletins/Tempe

Has your roof been damaged by hail, severe weather and wind damage? 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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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:

PVC_TPO-chart1[1]

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:

PVC_TPO-chart2[1]
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

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

 

 

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