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Signs Your Roof is Ready to Collapse

Signs Your Roof is Giving Up

Let’s give your roof a break. Despite being one of the most prominent parts of your home, roofs don’t really get much attention until there is a problem. Ceiling stains, missing shingles, and mold growing on top are all reasons to seek a little help for your home’s cover. But sometimes what’s happening up there just isn’t so obvious until it all comes tumbling down. Here are a few signs that your roof has had enough and might collapse soon.

Sagging

Like the mighty elephant, your roof carries the weight of all storms. From hail to high winds your home’s roof takes it all like a champ until it can bear no more. This is when it might begin to sag. If your roof becomes overloaded with burdens and the support structures begin to cave in, your roof will have signs of sagging. You might hear creaking sounds that signal you to evacuate. It’s time to reduce the stress on your roof, pronto.

Cracks

Structural problems such as interior cracks can tell you a lot about the health of your roof. If you see fine lines on your walls or ceiling that show up without reason, it might be because your roof can no longer withstand to do its job. It’s top priority to get a roof inspection to figure out what’s causing all the stress so you can take immediate action.

Warping

If your doors aren’t opening or shutting properly your roof might be suffering from warping. Door frames will bend under this sort of stress and they might suddenly pop open on their own. No, your house isn’t haunted, it’s in danger of collapsing. That’s quite scarier, isn’t it?

Leaks

The most obvious sign your roof has placed an S.O.S. call is leakage. If water is flowing into your roof deck this signals a state of emergency. It’s not just cleaning up the mess or putting a bucket under the problem. Your roof is crying tears for help and any further leakage could signal a roof collapse in the near future.

Has Your Roof Had Enough?

All too often homeowners ignore the subtle (or not so subtle) signs of a roof collapse. The good thing is Heritage Construction offers free roof inspections throughout our many locations within the state of Texas. Contact us today to set up an appointment to ensure your roof won’t collapse on you. Don’t let it live in despair. Because once your roof gives up, it might let you know in the worst way. We can save the day. Contact Heritage today.

 

 

 

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Roof Remodeling: Things to Consider

Roof Remodeling Tips

When you’re in the planning stages of roof remodeling it pays to consider not just who you’ll hire as your roof contractor, but the overall look and style of roof that you’re after. Since a roof makes a significant first impression, you don’t want your roof to look “good”. You want it to look fantastic. These tips will help you achieve curb-worthy results that amp up your home’s presence.

Hire a Qualified Roofer

Don’t get stuck in a roofing scam trap. This is especially common after a storm when roofers head to the latest town of damage and operate a fly by night roofing operation. While you might be enticed by their estimate, many of these roofers have been known to take the money and run or even worse, perform shoddy work. Ensure your roofing contractor has a valid business license as well as proof of liability and worker’s compensation. Working with a local roofing company that has an official business address will help you avoid this mistake.

Get Inspired

If you want to know which color shingles or materials will look best on your home, simply drive around your neighborhood for inspiration. Check out houses that have a color palette similar to your own and see what type and color shingles look best. Since you’re in the remodeling phase you might even consider changing your shutters or the color of your front door to really make your new roof pop.

Review Your Contact

No matter the type of home remodeling project you should always review a work contract carefully. The last thing you want is to get hit later with unexpected expenses that could extend beyond your budget. Your roofer should have a detailed proposal that outlines the work that will be performed, the type of roofing materials and color, as well as all the fine details of the job, including the proposed start and completion date.

Check Out Other Products

The most exciting thing about shingles is that they’ve come a long way in both their appearance and performance. There are many more colors than just basic brown or gray. From multi-dimensional shingles to synthetic types that mimic clay or slate, there’s an abundance of different shingles that will change the way your home looks while enhancing its architectural style.

Work with the Pros

Heritage Construction is a family-owned Texas roofing contractor that specializes in roof remodeling. Whether it’s deciding on what type of shingle will look and function best to helping you file an insurance claim, our dependable and knowledgeable team will take the hassle out of your roof remodeling project. Book a free roof inspection today and get ready to elevate your home’s value from the ground up.

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Roof Winterization Tips

Why Roof Winterization is Important

Just as the garden needs tended to and protected before the change of weather, the following roof winterization tips will properly prepare your home for snow, rain, and of course, all those festive holiday lights that make the season bright.

While likely not at the top of your favorite things to do on a weekend, roof maintenance is vital when it comes to protecting your home.  From burst pipes to collapsed roofs, there IS something you can do to ensure your roof is ready for the chilly days ahead.

Prevent Ice Dams

Ice dams happen when water accumulates behind ice blockages. Once the ice begins to melt the water can quickly leak into your home. You can prevent the formation of ice dams by making sure your roof always remains the same temperature as the eaves. This might mean adding more insulation or blocking off any air leaks.

Prune Trees

When ice and snow form on tree branches they get weighed down and can snap. If low branches are located above your roof, their potential to cause damage in the winter increases. Make sure you trim all trees before winter starts and you’ll hopefully avoid any roof damage from their limbs.

Inspect the Chimney

To ensure the safe use of your wood-burning fireplace, make sure you get a yearly chimney inspection.

Insulate Pipes

Avoid the mess of a frozen pipe burst and potential home flooding by insulating your pipes with fiberglass and heating tape.

Check for Missing Shingles

While you can climb up on the roof and inspect for the damage yourself, it always helps to have a professional roofing contractor do the professional work such as checking for missing shingles. By catching missing shingles before winter arrives you can quickly make minor repairs that could turn into costly repairs later.

Inspect Flashing

Make sure flashing is properly sealed to prevent any winter roof leaks. 

Clean Gutters

Gutters are made to direct the water away from your roof, which prevents flooding and mold growth. Be sure to clear all debris from the gutters before winter’s rain or snowfall.

Contact Us

From inspections to full roof replacement, Heritage Construction is here to help you secure your home before Old Man Winter knocks. Contact us today for all of your commercial or residential roofing needs.