Damaged Commercial Roof - Do you Repair or Replace?

Damaged Commercial Roof - Do you Repair or Replace?
Commercial roofing systems are built to last. With durable materials featuring reliability, when it comes to a flat roof, there is not much that can harm it. However, this often gets misconstrued when problems develop during the lifespan of a roof system.

It is crucial for commercial business owners to research companies before having any roof installed. If a roof isn’t installed properly or is designed improperly, problems can occur. Many commercial roofing problems arise from the initial installation. Making sure that you have a trusted contractor and designer is the most important factor to consider.

Once a roof is installed on a commercial property, the most important consideration is routine maintenance. The most overlooked aspect of owning a commercial building is the roof. Out of sight, out of mind can do a lot of damage when it comes to the roof system. It is essential for a commercial roof to be inspected and any small problems be corrected immediately.

After an inspection, if there are problems, you have options. Replace the entire roof, re-cover the roof, or repair the roof. To know the best route to take, consider these factors:

First, assess the damage. How much of the roof is damaged? Look at damage to determine how bad the damage is and do a cost comparison of repairs necessary versus a new roof. Second, look at insulation, building occupancy, and building use. It’s important to understand the use of the building to know the best roof and method of repair. What is the building used for? Do tenants occupy the building? How easy is it tearing off the roof? Where is it located—heavily populated area, skyscraper, etc.

Finally, determine if the building generates a lot of moisture. If so, the building might not have the correct roof.

To know the answers to these questions, contact a professional roofing expert and ask them these specific questions.

Sometimes, problems look worse than they really are. When problems can be easily repairs, you don’t want to accumulate the expense or time of a full roof replacement. Commercial roof repairs are the best option when the roof has good insulation and the membrane of the roof is in mint condition.

When a roof is damaged, but was installed properly and is in, otherwise, good shape, a re-cover is a viable option. Re-covering the roof means placing a new membrane on top on the preexisting one. It is extremely important to remember, though, that a roof can only be re-covered once.

A full replacement is the best solution when a roof is damaged and has already been re-covered. If the damage is too expensive to make repairs and covers to broad of an area, replacement is the best option. A good rule to follow is if 25 percent of the roof is damaged, replace. This is a long-term solution and will lead to fewer problems in the future.


Roofing Materials Available After the Storms

Roofing Materials Available After the Storms
We’ve all heard the saying, “April showers bring May flowers.” But, in North Texas this year, April showers have only proven to bring May showers. With the amount of thunderstorms, tornadoes, hail storms, and strong winds, the roofing industry has seen a drastic increase in business.

Our hearts are with those who have suffered in Texas and surrounding states from damage to their property. If you have noticed any missing shingles, it is easy to assess the damage and call on a professional for a roof inspection. The problem is for those whose shingles don’t appear to be damaged.

If you have recently experienced the North Texas storms, and we aren’t quite sure they are over for the year, make sure you have a professional come take a look at your roof system. A roofer is able to not just see missing shingles, but inspect the flashing and gutters for any damage as well. Just because shingles are hanging out in your backyard doesn’t always mean your roof survived the storm, unfortunately.

A roofing inspection after a storm can save your from costly repairs in the future.

If your inspection comes with a lengthy list of repairs, don’t be despaired. Check with your insurance agency to see what is covered. You might be surprised at what you find. Once you have an idea of what is necessary, start looking at your options. When your home requires a new roof system, you have options! Let’s look at the different residential roofing materials available.

A lot of homes are being reroofed with metal roofing. And there are some really great benefits to this material. Metal, or steel, roofing material is constructed in pieces, or tiles. The great thing about a metal roof in North Texas right now is its strong defense against severe weather storms. It looks great and acts tough while simultaneously decreasing your carbon footprint. I’d call that a win.

The only downside to metal roofing is the noise. You think the pitter-patter sound of rain is soothing, but when a hail storm rolls in, you might change your mind.

But don’t let these couple of storms deter you from year-round savings. A metal roof can save homeowners up to 40 percent in energy bills, annually. It can also boost the value of a home by about $1.45 per square foot.

Other options for North Texas include the traditional composition shingles, wood shingles, slate shingles, tile roofing, and polymer rubber shingles.

Polymer rubber is designed to look distinguished without the high cost. With a natural look and maximum durability, this is a great option for fighting off Mother Nature. A major bonus to these shingles is the color options and customizable options.

Joe Hall Roofing offers a wide variety of roofing materials. With choices that provide reliability and long lasting results, you will love the look and feel of your home.


April Showers Leave North Texas with Severe Roof Damage

April Showers Leave North Texas with Severe Roof Damage
Only a short month ago, North Texas was hit with a hail storm that left many residents with missing shingles, leaking roofs, and clogged gutters. As soon as April came, another storm hit the Metroplex with high winds and softball sized hail, leaving residents with totaled vehicles and damaged homes.

As spring approaches, North Texas can expect more rain fall and possible thunderstorms. And that means that it’s time for a routine roof inspection and weather preparations. While no roofing material can promise to withstand softball-sized hail and its effects, roofing systems are designed to fight hard against Mother Nature, leaving you with peace of mind.

Joe Hall Roofing provides residents with a plethora of roofing options, ranging from composition, wood, and slate to metal, polymer, and tile roofing shingles. Composition is high quality and long-lasting. As one of the most durable roofing solutions, this material can be manufactured with preventative treatments against warping and cracking.

Wood shingles are beautifully crafted to outlast the element. Adding a touch of elegance to your home, the high quality Cedar Shake and Shingle Bureau products keep curb appeal gorgeous for many years to come. Slate is another durable option to protect your home against wet weather. This timeless look is long lasting and unique for flawless curb appeal that achieves its purpose.

Growing in popularity, metal roofing is engineered to protect your roof against environmental factors and Mother Nature. Engineered steel is the perfect option to withstand the elements. This roofing material is available in numerous colors and styles for a beautiful look and necessary protection.

Polymer rubber mimics other materials in looks, but adds a level of protection against environmental damage and fading. And, finally, tile roofing is a viable option for homes with a sturdy structural frame to hold its weight.

These roofing materials are designed to keep you safe during the most treacherous weather. From hail to shine, find a roofing material that not only looks great, but offers durability. With Joe Hall Roofing, we are committed to provide you with superior roofing services. From Wiley, to Mansfield, and across the Metroplex, we help our customers feel safe no matter what the weatherman predicts.

Our commitment to providing you with top notch products and services is our motivation. Our products are geared for maximum performance. Choose the stability of slate or the texture of tile, and so much more, and achieve the look you want and the protection you need.


Sustainable Solutions for Commercial Roofing

Sustainable Solutions for Commercial Roofing
Ten years ago, roofing for commercial properties looked quite different than it now does. In fact, I would venture to say that in the last five years, there has been a drastic increase in sustainable solutions for commercial properties. Roofing technology and possibilities have spread exponentially to allow for more energy conscious decisions.

A study was published from BCC Research that showed just how profitable energy retrofits, like green roofing solutions, are. Commercial buildings with energy retrofits are expected to grow at an annual growth rate of about nine percent.

That’s quite a jump in just five years. Where there was once stagnation in North America, green roofing options has make a remarkable jump. This could be due to many reasons, ranging from educating roofing contractors to economic hardships. But the fact that there is such a drastic surge in green roofing solutions just shows how fast roofing materials and solutions can transform.

Joe Hall Roofing understands the need for sustainable options. While we offer our customers traditional roofing methods that are dependable, reliable, and durable, we also offer new solutions to conserve energy and provide more sustainable solutions.

There are alternatives for commercial properties look to reduce and conserve energy costs. Living in Texas, having a cool roofing surface for your business is beneficial. Examples of cool roofs include ballasted assemblies and vegetative roofs.

But, it’s important to note that reflective roof surfaces do not always compensate for lower levels of insulation. It’s crucial that your entire roof system is installed with precision. At Joe Hall Roofing, we work with clients to provide a high quality roof system.

We specialize in roof restoration, using high-tech reflective and emissive products to extend the life of your roof while saving clients money on energy bills. We have trained professionals dedicated to providing commercial customers with leading technologies and innovative solutions. After years of experience and transformations in the roofing industry, we have the knowledge and understand of the science behind commercial roofing.

While new roofing materials and roof systems emerge, we are a constant. Our services are superior to ensure that your roof lasts through rain or shine for many years to come. We look at the future market trends and use sustainable building practices to minimize the impact on the environment.

Choose from GAF, Firestone, Lapolla Industries, ER Systems, MBCI, and DECRA roofing technologies and allow us to install, inspect, reroof, and maintain your roof system.


North Texas Hail Storm Damages Roofing Systems

North Texas Hail Storm Damages Roofing Systems
This week, North Texas was hit with an unpredicted hail storm that left cars dented, fences blown over, and roofs in disarray. At Joe Hall Roofing, we expect the unexpected when it comes to Texas weather. But this hail storm has left residents and business owners with a lot of questions that need answered quickly. We’ve compiled our most frequently asked questions to get your roof back in working order.

After the storm this week, with all of the hail and wind, we are urging North Texans to do a quick roof inspection. Start by simple surveying your property. Not only look for pieces of shingles, but analyze the hail itself. If you find any shingles in your yard or see that the hailstones are large and sharp, you know a more thorough roof inspection is necessary.

The most important fact about hail damage is that no roofing product is safe from its effects, residential or commercial. Ashpalt, wood, concrete tile, and metal roofing materials can all be damaged from Mother Nature. Studies have shown that annually, millions of dollars are spent on roofing products due to hail damage.

While no preventative measures can protect your roof from hail, Joe Hall Roofing professionals are available to help you in the aftermath. Factors to consider when inspecting your property include the size of the hail, the shape of the hail, and the density of the hail. Consider these factors when inspecting your yard to determine whether you need a more thorough roof inspection.

When inspecting your roof, look for missing, torn, or misplaced shingles. The wind, alone, has done damage to residential and commercial properties. If your business has been affected, you will know by leaks on the interior of the building. Because flat roof inspections are more involved, we suggest having a professional take a look. Don’t wait until your ceiling has water raining down on the interior.

Residents can get on the ladder and look at the flashing around the chimney, the gutters, and the shingles themselves to see if the wind was strong enough to tear off any of your roof materials.

If you notice any damage, a frequently asked question is, “what do I do next?” If you are missing shingles or have damaged flashing or gutters, allow our technicians to take a look. A professional roofer can tell you the next step to take. Most often, simple repairs can be made. However, if the situation is just right and the mixture of wind, hail, and rain all affected your house simultaneously, a replacement might be necessary.

Repairs can be made quickly to get your roof back to a safe condition. Our experts are highly trained to battle the damage from Dallas-Fort Worth weather quickly. We work with you to get your house in order in a timely manner.

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