05
December
2016

Hanging Christmas Lights Without Damaging Your Roof System

Hanging Christmas Lights Without Damaging Your Roof System
Driving around looking at Christmas lights has always been one of my most favorite traditions during Christmastime. Hanging Christmas lights, however, is not my favorite. It’s one of those tasks that I feel an obligation to fulfill for fellow Christmas lights enthusiasts.

But, how does hanging these gorgeous displays affect your roof system? Here are some helpful tips to keep your roof in perfect condition during the most wonderful time of the year.

Your roof system is designed for maximum durability to withstand the weight of snow and wind during one of our unpredictable North Texas storms, but how does it hold up against the weight of Christmas lights?

Proper application is key to hanging Christmas lights. If you follow the directions and properly install your Christmas lights, you shouldn’t see any damage to your roof system. My number one tip is to not put holes in your roof.

The thought seems logical, but when you’re fighting Christmas light clips and you’re feeling frustrated, you might feel the urge to get the staple gun and go to town. No matter how bad you want that quick fix, do not do it.

Putting holes in your roof system can lead to a serious amount of damage. Avoid the staple gun, nail gun, screw gun, and any other type of tool that will put a hole in your shingles. Once removed, the hole opens up your roof system to water intrusion, which can rot your roof and lead to more serious damage.

Next tip, be careful!

I know, obvious tip. But, when you’re trying to win the award for best Christmas lights display, you might start losing focus on your safety. Walking on your roof isn’t just dangerous to you, it can decrease the lifespan of your roof. The best way to apply Christmas lights is to use a ladder and hang them using those amazing little Christmas light clips.

If, however, you have to walk on your roof, wear soft shoes. Don’t walk on shingles when the roof is being hit directly by the sun. And, of course, walk gently.

Whether you’re hanging lights or having someone do it for you, make sure you keep your roof system in mind. Don’t let anyone puncture your shingles. Use plastic clips and be careful!

23
November
2016

Giving Thanks for a Safe, Secure Roof System

Giving Thanks for a Safe, Secure Roof System
When you need a new roof system for your residential or commercial property, Joe Hall Roofing has the solution. With countless years of combined experience and incredible training on the latest innovations in the roofing industry, our contractors are prepared to serve you with all of your roofing needs.

The roofing industry is more than laying tiles. It requires precision and an artistic eye for the way the tiles are placed for maximum curb appeal. It requires knowledge in roofing, from installations and other services to product specifications. It requires training in gutters, skylights, chimneys, and all of the other minute details.

As we prepare to celebrate Thanksgiving, consider the small details that you might not immediately think of. There are so many details that go into keeping homes safe and secure. At Joe Hall Roofing, we pride ourselves on our ability to provide high quality roofing services to the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex.

If you have a roofing need, we have the perfect contractor for you. From roof repairs to roof installations, from reroofing to commercial installations, we handle it all.

Our residential roofing division is committed to providing superior roofing services. We have endless hours of education and training on roofing products and applications to provide you with high quality products and services. Maximum performance is our guarantee.

Within our residential roofing division, we offer composition, metal, polymer rubber, wood, tile, and slate roofing shingles. Each of these materials has different requirements for installation and maintenance. And our contractors know the exact details to install and maintain your roof system. For example, while composition is one of the most durable roofing solutions for any roof, tile shingles have specific structural weight requirements to make sure that your home can handle the weight of the tiles.

Our commercial division focuses on leading technology aimed at commercial roof systems. With an understanding of the science behind commercial roofing, we use sustainable building practices to minimize the impact on the environment.

At Joe Hall, our desire isn’t simply to provide a service to a client. Our goal is to provide customers with lasting solutions that minimize your costs and energy consumption.

We are thankful for the many years we have had the pleasure of working in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. With so many faithful customers in both our residential and commercial roofing divisions, we just want to extend a huge thank you to the community.

We provide families with roofs over their heads. We provide business owners with a functioning facility to conduct business and succeed in the workforce. And we don’t take that opportunity for granted. So this holiday, we hope that you are able to enjoy a Thanksgiving meal under a safe and secure roof!

09
November
2016

Must-Have Residential Roofing Materials

Must-Have Residential Roofing Materials
Joe Hall Roofing is a leading residential roofing provider in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex. Serving the community for over 25 years, we have watched this Metroplex blossom with new homes and businesses around every corner. And we have so enjoyed the opportunity to extend our services to both commercial and residential customers.

Residential roofing is a task that our contractors do not take lightly. With the huge responsibility of keeping a home safe and secure through the unpredictable North Texas weather and working with manufacturers to provide the highest quality of roofing materials available, we understand the serious nature of our industry.

That’s why we have partnered with the best manufacturer—to ensure that each home we install and maintain is of the highest quality grade materials.

Our most popular and durable roofing materials is composition shingles. This material can mimic almost any roofing style and blends beautifully with any desired look. And at Joe Hall, we offer the custom addition of attractive features. Composition shingles an also be manufactured with special preventative treatments against UV fading, cracking, algae growth, and warping. Manufacturers we use for composition roofing include GAF, CertainTeed, Owens Corning, Atlas Roofing Corporation, and Malarkey.

Another popular roofing material is Polymer roofing. This material achieves a natural look without making your roof susceptible to fading or environmental damage of other roofing materials. Polymer rubber mimics various materials and can blend with any look. Inspire by Tapco and DaVinci Roofscapes are two of the manufacturers that we use this material.

Slate roofing is incredibly durable for that unpredictable weather we are so accustomed to in North Texas. This timeless material is long lasting and incredibly unique to keep your roof system safe and sound through the harshest winter and the driest summer.

Tile shingles are also offered. There are home requirements to use tile shingles, so make sure you schedule a consultation with a Joe Hall Roofing contractor to determine which roofing material would be best for the structure of your home. If tile is an option, you’ll love the diverse options available. From the popular Spanish tile to shake tile, clay tiles, and so much more, this roofing material gives your home gorgeous curb appeal.

Cedar Shake and Shingle Bureau is the manufacturer we work with to provide residential customers with elegant wood shingles. Wood shingles are high quality, made of premium materials to outlast any weather element that comes your way. Wood shingles add curb appeal to your home without sacrificing the structural integrity and safety of your roof system.

Finally, metal roofing is ever increasing in popularity. Engineered steel protects your roof against the elements, while being an incredibly low-maintenance solution. This material features resistance to North Texas weather to keep your home’s roof system intact and your curb appeal aesthetic.

20
October
2016

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.

04
October
2016

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.

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