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.