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 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 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

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

 

 

Written by Jeremy Berg

GAF Roofs For Troops Rebate

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GAF Roofs For Troops Rebate

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

GAF Is Giving Back To Troops With Special Rebate

Written By: Jeremy Berg – President at Guardian Roofing

Guardian Roofing & Chimneys is a Dallas/Fort Worth based company that is Veteran owned and operated. Guardian’s own President Jeremy Berg is an Air Force Veteran and believes in giving back to his fellow soldiers and veterans. Not only does Guardian Roofing & Chimneys offer a military discount but we’re also excited to announce that GAF is offering an additional rebate for all military members on their new roofs.  Guardian Roofing & Chimneys believes in using the leading materials from industry leader GAF and is a proud installer of GAF products in Texas.

Attention Active Military, Veterans, and Retirees!

GAF – a U.S.-based corporation – is giving back to our troops.

Receive a $250 rebate* off your Lifetime Roofing System** when installed by a GAF factory-certified Contractor!

Thank you for your sacrifice and your commitment!

*Offer valid only for a GAF Lifetime Roofing System** installed on the home of an individual who is (a) in the active U.S. military; (b) a veteran of the U.S. military; or (c) a retiree of the U.S. military. Valid in the U.S. only. Must be installed between January 1, 2017, and December 31, 2017, by a GAF Master Elite® or GAF Certified Contractor. Submission for rebate must be received within 8 weeks of installation date. Limit one rebate per GAF Lifetime Roofing System. Limit one rebate per qualifying individual. Void where prohibited, taxed, or restricted by law. GAF reserves the right to audit all redemption claims and improper redemption or use constitutes fraud. Go to gafrebatecenter.com for full terms and conditions. 

**See GAF Shingle & Accessory Ltd. Warranty for complete coverage and restrictions. The word “Lifetime” refers to the length of coverage provided by the GAF Shingle & Accessory Ltd. Warranty and means as long as the original individual owner(s) of a single-family detached residence [or the second owner(s) in certain circumstances] owns the property where the shingles and accessories are installed. For owners/structures not meeting the above criteria, Lifetime coverage is not applicable. Lifetime ltd. warranty on accessories requires the use of at least three qualifying GAF accessories and the use of Lifetime Shingles

For more information visit GAF – Roofs For Troops

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!