New Roof FAQs: Everything you Need to Know

New Roof FAQs: Everything you Need to Know
Whether you’re in the process of building a new home, renovating a historic home, or fall somewhere in the middle, one of the most important aspects for your home safety and curb appeal is the roof system. Choosing the right material, the best contractor, the most energy efficient solution, and so many more factors can leave you overwhelmed!

At Joe Hall Roofing, we understand the demands put on home owners and we want to alleviate your stress. This Frequently Asked Questions guide will help answer any questions you have as you begin the process of a new roof installation for your residential structure.

It’s crucial to have your roof routinely inspected. This is our number one tip to new home owners. If you don’t do anything else, clean the gutters, remove debris from your roof (fallen branches, leaves, etc.), and look for any missing shingles or damaged shingles. If you notice damage to your roof, you will know it with a thorough roof inspection. We recommend hiring a professional for their expertise and safety protocols.

Roof problems don’t have to be discovered after a leak leaves your home in shambles. Bi-annual inspections can show you cracks, missing shingles, and warped shingles before the damage gets worse! Beyond shingles, look for deteriorating flashing and surface granules that are clogging the gutters and/or downspouts.

You can also look indoors for signs of necessary roof repairs. Cracked paint, peeling wallpaper, and discolored plasterboard are indicators of problems with the roof.

If you find yourself discovered problems, the next question is what to do about it. There are a couple of options. First, completely replace your roof with a new roof system. This requires a professional roofing expert to remove your existing roof system. Second, re-cover it by installing a new roof system as a second layer. The second choice is only an option for homes that have not had a previous re-cover. No roof can have more than two layers at a time.

Beyond, complete roof installations, many homeowners find leaks in one particular region of their home. If your roof is leaking, it does not mean that you have to replace it completely. Leaks can occur due to a variety of causes—damaged, loose, or missing flashing, etc. The cause of complete roof replacements is typically improper installation or the material used.

That means that finding a quality roof contractor is crucial. Don’t hire anyone without doing research first. Door to door roof repairmen, especially after a big storm, should be thoroughly researched. Ask for a business card, call the number, ask for references, and make sure that your contractor is experienced.

Do not try to do it yourself. We are living in a DIY society. But roof repairs should be left to professionals with the proper safety equipment and training. Find a roofing contractor that meets your satisfaction and allow them to give you a flawless roof system.


Installing a Skylight—Helpful Tips to Keep You Safe

Installing a Skylight—Helpful Tips to Keep You Safe
The beauty and pain of our advanced society is instructions at our fingertips. It’s so simple to ask our internet browser questions on how-to projects and expect to do it ourselves at professional grade for a portion of the cost. But when it comes to home renovations, especially roofing projects, it is vital to your home’s structural stability that you hire a professional.

Here are some helpful hints to help you understand the process of installing a skylight. Before you call your roof contractor to have a skylight installed, you probably have basic questions about the process. How long does it take, will it reduce my energy bill, how cost-effective is it short-term versus long-term, can I have one installed anywhere I want, etc. There are endless questions and, luckily, we have endless answers! So let’s dive right in.

The first tip is one I’ve already touched on—quality work. This is not a do-it-yourself project and should be completed by a roofing professional. There are several options to consider when having skylight installed, like load resistance, water tightness, energy efficiency, wind resistance, sound reduction, UV coatings, ventilation, sustainable materials, etc.

Installing a skylight is time consuming and is a serious undertaking. Take your time in planning your installation and consider all of these options when looking at your budget. There are so many available options to add to your skylight to give your home added energy efficiency. Many brands of skylights have an option that allows for room ventilation. Think about your budget and consider what add-ons would be worth your initial investment in the long run.

It would be amazing if, as homeowners, we had free reign when it comes to design. Skylight placement, unfortunately, is determined by your home’s rafters. Look at a blueprint of your home before getting your heart set on a specific location for a skylight.

Once your plans are ready and placement is configured, remember that North Texas weather is unpredictable. This is little to no comfort, but it’s a reality we face in Dallas-Fort Worth. Look at the forecast before you schedule a date and remember that rain and other bad weather can hinder the project!

Just like a fireplace has flashing around it to keep water from getting into your home, flashing is required around a newly installed skylight. Your roofing professional will know this, but it is important for homeowners to understand this so that they can keep an eye on the flashing as they inspect their home throughout the year. Always look for damaged, warped, and missing flashing, as these can be indicators of roof damage.


Fall into Savings: Ways to Save Money on Your Roof System

Fall into Savings: Ways to Save Money on Your Roof System
One of the most expensive up-front home repairs homeowners experience is a new roof system. And while this might seem daunting, the payoff in the long run is well worth the investment. Roof systems can last for over 30 years when well maintained.

However, when a storm or natural disaster happens and a new roof system is required, you don’t want to skimp and risk poor repairs or a fault replacement. There is hope, though, that you can save money by following these tips and tricks.

There are several steps required when reroofing your home. The first thing that you want to do is select a roofing company you can trust and depend on. Look at customer reviews, contact your insurance to see if they’ve worked with the company, have them come out for a free inspection, interview them, look at their licenses, etc.

Take your time during the selection process. If your roof is in shambles, we understand that there is a time restraint. But, you want to make sure the company you choose is reputable. Thoroughly researching before selecting a specific company can save you a lot of money in the long run.

Joe Hall Roofing, Inc. has been in business for almost 30 years. We work with customers all across the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex, including homeowners and business owners. Our goal is to provide you with high quality services considering your time schedule and cost-benefits.

Once you’ve selected a roofing company, make sure you read over the contract and communicate effectively your exact requirements. The best way to save money is by getting everything you want done right the first time. Costs pile up when homeowners and business owners and roofing companies have misunderstands.

Some of the extra costs that add up when miscommunication takes place include removing materials, replacing materials, and having to redo services rendered. Read over the contract and make sure that everything is written according to your wishes before work begins.

During the contract write-up, determine if it is in your best interest to recover an old roof or install a new one. Check with your business codes to make sure your choice is legal and fitting. Some homes have a weight limit and adding even a simple second layer will not be safe for your home. Talk with your roofing company to determine what is necessary, best, safe, and beneficial for you and your wallet.

At Joe Hall, we work hard to save you money without sacrificing quality craftsmanship or materials. We work with top-of-the-line manufacturers to provide materials that will last for many years to come. We understand the economic standing of our community and we strive to reduce, reuse, and recycle flashing and metal work that is in good condition, while also meeting code requirements.


Insurance Tips for Residential Roof Systems

Insurance Tips for Residential Roof Systems
Since 1989, Joe Hall Roofing, Inc. has been providing high quality roofing services to residential and commercial structures in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex. With years of knowledge and continued learning in the latest roofing technologies as well as experience to back it up, our technicians are highly trained and qualified to provide superior services to both our residential and commercial clients.

Our residential roofing experts understand the complexity of roofing insurance and how to go about having your roof inspected and treated in a cost-efficient manner. Here are some tips that will help you as you work with your insurance company.

Before you ever contact your insurance agency, make sure you know exactly what needs to be done, if anything. Schedule a free on-site inspection with Joe Hall Roofing to assess your roof system. Upon completion of the inspection, if there is damage to the roof, gather all of the information on how to fix it. You want to go to your insurance company with all of the facts and no unknowns.

Our consultants at Joe Hall will provide you with a plan of action after the inspection. You’ll know exactly what we would do to get your roof system back in a pristine working, aesthetically appealing condition.

If you are in an emergency situation and need temporary repairs until the damage can be repaired, your insurance agent can authorize work to prevent further damage. However, you do not want to make any permanent repairs until your insurance authorizes work. Just make sure you keep all receipts to turn into your insurance agent.

As with anything, documentation is crucial. Keeping receipts, taking pictures before and after repairs are made, keeping a record of dates and times, etc. will protect you.

After the inspection, a claim sheet will be provided to you explaining the damage and funds being allotted to you for the repairs, less your deductible. In your claim sheet, you should have a printed explanation of your claim settlement, including your deductible, depreciation, and net claim amount.

At Joe Hall Roofing, we strive to protect homeowners from fraudulent scams. Never let a door-to-door knocker get on your roof. From vandalism to injuries, you don’t want to get taken advantage of. Always call a reputable roofing company to assist you in your roofing needs. Select a contractor that has an established relationship with insurance companies.

We offer prospective clients free insurance claims assistance. Allow our consultants to help you through each stage of the roofing process. We will inspect your roof, help you understand your insurance claims, and make any repairs necessary to get your roof back in superior shape to protect you year-round.


Commercial Roofing Services & Products: Keeping your Roof Secure

Commercial Roofing Services & Products: Keeping your Roof Secure
Joe Hall Roofing has been working with commercial properties for several years to keep businesses up and running during roof construction. We understand how valuable time is during the work day and we strive to provide quality commercial roofing services without disrupting your day.

When you choose Joe Hall Roofing, we meet together to create deadlines that allow your building to remain active and open while still getting the roof repaired, reroofed, or completely installed. To ensure your satisfaction, we discuss your exact needs in detail. We desire open communication with you to keep your time at the office peaceful and quiet for maximum productivity.

Because commercial roofing extends from skyscrapers to hotel to factories and warehouses, we understand that there are diverse needs represented. During a consultation, we discuss you industry specifics and the needs of your company to ensure that you are not interrupted when our roofing professionals are onsite. During this consultation, we show you photographs of your existing roof and will note any and all problems uncovered during the roof inspection.

When roof design is needed, you’re in good hands with Joe Hall Roofing. Our experts have the skill and contacts to get the job done—using innovative computer design software. Roof replacement on a commercial structure can be costly. During our consultation, we will give you all of the necessary information you need to make an educated decision—from suggestions on repair options to helping you determine which products will benefit your building the most.

From maintenance to new roof needs, we help North Texas companies determine the best step to take in their roofing needs. We advise all of our clients, residential and commercial, to have routine inspections completed. This helps you to know potential threats to your roof system before they become a problem.

Preventative maintenance has the potential to save you thousands in lost merchandise, product, and even production down time. Staying ahead by investing in preventative maintenance and routine inspections is the wisest decision you can make.

When it comes to roof products, repairs, new installation, and roof coating, Joe Hall has years of experience. Our professionals are trained and educated in the latest commercial roofing technologies to keep your roof safe for years to come. Roof coating is our specialty. We understand that a roof coating can extend the life of your roof system. So we work with the top manufacturers to get you lasting results.

Our products come from the top manufacturers to ensure highest quality for our customers. Ranging from GAF and Firestone to CertainTeed and Georgia-Pacific and many more, we help you find the perfect product for your specific needs.

A full list of our product manufacturer include Bitec, CertainTeed, ChemLink, Firestone, GAF, Hunter, Georgia-Pacific, John Manville, Karnak, Lapolla, MBCI, MonierLifetile, Mule-hide Products, Owens Corning, TAMKO, Trumbull, U.S. Ply, Inc., and Versico.

About Joe Hall Roofing

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

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    1925 W. Pioneer Parkway
    Arlington, TX 76013-6187
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