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Houston Roofing Companies – The Ugly Truth…

Houston Roofing Companies – 4 Things Every Roof Owner Should Know…

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Most Houston roofing companies have a good track record and serve their customers right. However, there are certain things you want to know about so you and your family are protected in the event of a major storm or other situation which would draw “storm chasers” or companies from out of state that come in and try and cash in on the action.

When hiring anyone to perform work on your roof it’s more than wise to make sure you get them all:

  1. Be sure to ask for a copy of their bond and insurance – this will ensure that in case something happens you won’t be stuck with the bill! If when asking for this info they “balk” or don’t want to show you beware.
  2. Make sure they have a local office. Normally the slippery folks do not have a central office (or will set one up at the last minute to pass this test). Ensure they are established and are indeed from your area.
  3.  Check the materials they use. Many out of town roofers will try and cut costs by buying into cheap materials that look pretty. Pretty can break as fast as ugly so make sure they use quality materials in their work and guarantee it as well.
  4. Check with the Better Business Bureau. In addition to the BBB you can also check online reviews since most folks know they can’t hide from the internet. If you do a bad job, your reputation will follow you forever. Be sure to google their company name, employee names and even their email addresses. Google will serve up plenty of info.

Houston Roofing Companies – Highest Quality?

When it comes to quality we all want to think that we got the best out there. Most Houston roofing companies are aware of this fact. The truth is that more times than not getting that “extra thing” is not worth the money unless of course it tends to add value to the home should you be refinancing or selling down the road (even renting). It’s been proven by the real estate law of conformity that getting a roof similar to or the same as your neighbors (without too much deviation), can increase the value of your home, and getting an exotic type roof can actually “hurt” your homes value. So, be sure to go with what the neighborhood already has going on.

Uniqueness can be a great selling point, but try not to go overboard. Braun understands these principles and will make sure you maximize your home value as well as give you proven tips to make sure your roof remains intact for years to come.

 Houston Roofing Companies – Conclusion

Protecting your homes biggest asset should be high on your list of priorities and can cost you dearly should you neglect it.  It’s understood that not everyone looks up at their roof every day, but getting out the binoculars and asking the right questions to your contractor can prove to be a money saving exercise in and of itself.

If you are stumped on something and need someone to bounce your questions off of, we are at your service.

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Metal Roofing Houston – 3 Crucial Things to Check…

 Metal Roofing Houston – Have You Checked Lately…?

Metal roofs are everywhere and tend to be used in commercial and industrial applications. They are sturdy, but over time they can develop pinholes and rusting which can lead to moisture damage and then other damages as a direct result.  Of course these things are no fun to try and fix once they are on a runaway track, and are not inexpensive repairs when left to the rain.

Metal Roofing Houston – What Type of Roof Do You Have?

Whether it’s a standing seam roof, or other type of roof a once a year inspection would be a smart move since you don’t want to pay the piper again and again. So, it’s no secret that not getting out the binoculars can sometimes cost you. Taking 15 minutes a year to do the 3 following things can really help you save big on repairs.

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 Metal Roofing Houston – 3 Crucial Things to Check…

Be sure to check for these things once a year:

  1. Spots where rust is starting are always an evolving problem. Make sure you check all areas of your roof (especially the corners) for rust and other signs of deterioration.
  2. Overgrowth from surrounding trees and plants can act as a water delivery system to your roof whether metal or not, do try and prune away any and all vegetation from the sides of your roof to avoid moisture problems resulting in rusting and breakdown.
  3. Nests and other animal hangouts can also cause major problems
    as rodents and other outdoor animals like to dig deep into corners
    and pack the water soaked leaves in good.  Unfortunately, these
    guys can’t stay and should be moved to another location (a tree).

 Metal Roofing Houston – Conclusion…

Keeping your eye on these 3 things will put you light years ahead of the repairman and can yield an extra 3-5 years of life to almost any roof. If you own a metal roof in Houston, then you are without a doubt calling the right people should there ever be a problem.

Call us today if your stumped or have a question, we’re glad to get you answers and give you information on how to save on roofing costs as well.

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Thanks for stopping by today, Braun Roofing

Category: Metal Roofing Houston

How Do I Know When I Need a Roof Replacement in Houston?

Need A Replacement Roof In Houston?

New roof contractor in houstonThere are several visible signs that will indicate to customers that a roof needs to be repaired. The biggest sign that a roof needs to be replaced is the condition of the shingles. Shingles that are broken, missing, buckling, or curling are all indicating factors that the roof needs to be replaced. Shingles become like this when they have been damaged by rain, wind, or exposure to extreme heat.

Another sign that a roof needs to be replaced is leaking are huge water bubbles that appear on the ceiling. Leaks and water bubbles happen as a result of water not being repelled by the roof, but instead being soaked into the home.

Other factors that may indicate a major roof repair in Houston is needed include flashings that leak, chimney or skylight seals that are leaking, or feeling major drafts. We at Braun’s Roofing can help homeowners and commercial property managers determine if they need to replace their roof. Call us at Braun’s Roofing to schedule an appointment about your best options for a replacement roof in Houston, Galveston, Katy, or Conroe. 713-645-0505