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Roofing FAQ

Are nails or staples better? What about hand nailing?

When economical, high-power air staplers were introduced, many roofers began using them to attach the underlayment to the deck. Staples were less expensive, and staple guns made the job go faster. Naturally, it was just a matter of time before these […]

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What Are Architectural Roof Shingles?

The basic three-tab shingle was one of the first styles of asphalt shingles produced, and it is still the most prevalent style sold in the United States. However, some homeowners felt that the shingles lacked the “pizazz” of natural roofing materials, […]

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How long will it take to complete my roof?

There is no definite answer to this question. The time required depends on a variety of factors, including: • Whether existing roofing materials must be removed • The area to be roofed • The type of roofing system chosen • Whether […]

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What are some of the benefits of asphalt shingles?

Asphalt shingles are one of the most popular roofing choices in the country, especially for residential properties. Their popularity is due to the number of benefits that they offer. Color Selection Whether you favor neutral browns, forest greens, reds or stormy […]

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Can a new roof be installed on top of my old roof?

Many homeowners ask whether it is necessary to remove an old roof before installing a new one. They reason that they will save the expense and time involved in removal, and they feel that leaving the old roof gives them an […]

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Isn’t a metal roof noisy?

When the conversation turns to metal roofing systems, people often ask whether metal roofs are noisy. In many cases, the question of noise comes from someone who has been in an old-style mobile home, barn or shed that had a metal […]

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How can I make my roof more energy efficient?

In Central Texas, a high percentage of energy costs go to cooling your home or business. This area typically has mild winters, but summers can be scorchers. In an average year, temperatures will break the 90-degree mark more than 110 days […]

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Should I pressure wash my asphalt composite roof?

The short answer to your question is, “No.” Pressure washing an asphalt composite roof is a very bad idea that can damage the integrity of your roof and increase the future risk of interior damage caused by leaks. To help you […]

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Roof Installation Austin, TX

  Sooner or later, every property owner will have to deal with a new roof installation in Austin, Tx.  Sometimes, the roof fails because it simply grows old and wears out. At other times, it may need replacement due to damages, […]

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How do I file an insurance claim on roofing damage?

If you own property in Central Texas, there is an excellent chance that at some point during your life, your roof will suffer storm damage. The exact procedures to file a claim for a damaged roof vary a bit by insurance […]

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