New technologies and advanced research have helped manufacturers create roofing materials that contribute benefits extending far beyond merely keeping out the rain. Modern roofs play an important part in the ventilation and insulation of a home. A properly installed roof can therefore improve interior comfort, and in some instances, it may actually reduce utility costs.
Residential roofing has evolved a great deal over the past century.
Over time, however, leaks can develop. High winds can loosen shingles or blow them completely off the roof. Hail can also damage shingles. Flashing around chimneys or vents can be damaged, resulting in leaks around those areas. Gutters may become clogged, allowing water to overflow and penetrate the fascia. Even walking on a roof can damage it under certain conditions. Given enough years, the shingles will eventually wear out, lose their granules and allow water to penetrate.
With all that a roof must do, it only makes sense to take care of it. Residential roofing inspections can help find and correct problems before leaks have an opportunity to cause damage. Any sign of an interior leak, such as a damp spot on the ceiling or an odor of mildew that seems to be emanating from behind the drywall in a room that has no plumbing, should be quickly addressed.
Frequently, a leak can be repaired and the shingles will provide many more years of service. Sometimes, however, replacement is the only option. If the roof has been ignored for a very long time or if storm damage is extensive, repairs to the deck — and sometimes the rafters supporting the roof — may be necessary.
At Alpha Roofing, we have the experience and skills to evaluate your roof’s condition. We will never try to convince you to commit to a more extensive course of action than is necessary. We handle all types of residential roofing repairs as well as complete roofing system replacements.
Alpha Roofing uses only quality materials from some of the nation’s best manufacturers of residential roofing products. These include:
• GAF: A leading manufacturer of roofing materials since 1886
• TAMKO: Company was founded in 1944 for the express purpose of manufacturing residential shingles
• Owens Corning: Although perhaps more famous for its line of fiberglass insulation, the company has been manufacturing shingles since 1965.
By choosing to work with the best suppliers, Alpha Roofing can give our customers the products needed for a long-lasting, beautiful roof.
One issue that frequently arises is storm damage. The cost of repairing or replacing a residential roof is typically covered by homeowners’ insurance although a deductible may apply. Alpha Roofing can guide you through the maze that some insurance companies require homeowners to navigate in order to file a claim for a storm-damaged roof. In many cases, if you truly have storm damage, you will have little or no out-of-pocket expense.
Whether you need residential roofing- inspected, repaired or replaced, our team of professionals can help. To request a free quote, call our office at (512) 777-1086 or our mobile number, (512) 587-0898. Faxes can be sent to (512) 677-9002. We provide our residential roofing services to clients throughout the greater Austin area.