Owning a home or business in Texas can sometimes be more than just happy living. The cost of maintaining any dwelling can be costly, especially when the roof is the main concern. Without a quality, durable roof, a home or business can be greatly compromised, causing more damage and costly repairs than just simply the roof. When you need roof repair it is important to get it fixed right away, as to not cause further damage to the structure or frame of the home or business.You will easily find that there are many roofing companies in Dallas and the surrounding area, however, the roofing company hired to repair any damage is important to the overall quality and prompt repair of the structure in need. Not all roofing companies are created equal. While there are some trustworthy roofing repair services, there will also be some companies that market well, but they hide behind a ‘get rich quick and leave’ sort of deal.
The best way to find a good, quality roofing company in Dallas is to start by asking friends and neighbors for recommendations. Friends and family are, most often, those who can be trusted, and if they have had roofing completed recently, they will most likely be able to make trustworthy recommendations. With any roofing company it is best practice to call the Better Business Bureau (BBB), to determine the quality of the company’s rating. The BBB will offer guidance and additional information that is helpful in finding a quality roofing company. It is also helpful to obtain estimates from at least three companies. This provides an opportunity to meet the people who will perform the repair, in addition to providing an opportunity to ask questions, and determine if the price and company are a good fit.
Once the decision has been made about which roofing company will be hired, you will want to schedule the job to be completed as soon as possible. With any roof damage, there is risk for further structural damage, mold, and mildew. These can all lead to damages to flooring, furniture, and other structural elements if the repair is not taken care of promptly. Sterling Residential Services, understand the importance of repairing any roof quickly, and most importantly, repairing any roof correctly. If any roof repair is performed correctly, the roof will last at least five to ten years, depending on the type of repair.
A home or business is an important lifetime investment. No matter the extent of the damages, it is important to hire a company that is trustworthy and provides quality repairs, giving the peace of mind that homeowners and business owners deserve. It’s better to be safe and ensure that the repair is done right, which saves valuable money in the end, and adds considerable value to any home or business. A good, quality roof repair company will save money throughout the lifetime of any investment.
Does your roof leak? Are shingles blowing off? Do you want to add an addition to your home? These are some of the many reasons you would have to hire a roofer. The main question is, how do you find a reliable one?
For many of us, we’d turn to the Yellow Pages to find what we need, or in today’s age, a Google search. Word of mouth is also a good bet, because people will recommend those who have done a good job. Once you have found someone, how do you make a determination that they’re going to be reliable, professional, and will do the job correctly? You’ll want to hire someone with the skills and knowledge to get the job done right the first time.
Sterling Residential Services is a company that can be trusted to provide the following important aspects when you’re looking for a business to do repairs or work on your home.
Sterling Residential has a business license that is issued by the state, so you can be confident that the company has the skills needed to do the job, and are certified to do it correctly. Insurance is also something that you’ll want a roofer to have. Roofing can be a dangerous job, and you certainly don’t want to be responsible for injuries that may occur on your property. Does their insurance cover just the employees that will be doing the repair, or does it cover any damage to your property as well? Again, you shouldn’t have to pay to repair something that was broken or damaged because of a repair you had done on your roof. A good company will carry insurance for both their employees and against any damage that may occur to your property. This is a good way to protect yourself against further repairs or bills.
Look at the company’s reputation. You can check with the Better Business Bureau to see if a company has been involved in scams or has had complaints filed against it. Asking friends or neighbors about a company can also be a good source of information. If someone had a good or a bad experience with that company, they will be quick to tell you.
The most important aspect of finding a good roofing repair company is trust. You can trust Sterling, and rest easy knowing the job will get done correctly.
Think you have a roof in need of repair, but you are not sure? Reputable residential roofers, like Sterling Residential Roofing, are able to help you identify roofing troubles or areas of concern, even if a leak is not readily apparent.
You should have a professional roofing inspection routinely, especially after a severe weather event, to identify areas that may require repair or replacement. An experienced roofer can quickly and effectively find any areas of concern and make a solid recommendation as to the best course of action. An ounce of prevention is worth more than a pound of cure, they say…
It is fairly simple to replace shingles which are missing or damaged in some way. Other trouble areas such as rust, if you have a metal roof, can be cleaned up with a bristle wire brush, primed and repainted. Fungus and algae can be troublesome with a lot of wet weather or extreme humidity, but it is actually fairly easy to rectify should it be addressed in a timely fashion. Branches, leaves and other debris should be routinely removed from your roof and the flashing should be inspected to ensure it is still solid.
If you find that you already have an established leak, be sure to have an experience roofer address the problem immediately. The longer a leaking roof goes without appropriate repair the more damage will occur and your costs will only go up.
In the case of an emergency repair, you can rely on your roofing experts at Sterling Residential Roofing to address the problem quickly and efficiently at any time of the day or night. They are also able to clean up both the interior and the exterior of your home after the damage has been repaired.
Give us a call today to schedule your roofing inspection!
Often a roof leak is the first sign that your roof might need a roof repair. A roof leak, unfortunately can lead to much more serious problems inside our homes, especially if the roof leak goes without a roof repair for a significant period of time.
The longer the leak is allowed to continue, the more extensive damage we will face; including potential mold, and wood or drywall rot. Mold is both a health and an environmental problem. Wood or drywall rot will ultimately cause serious structural damage. Therefore, both issues can evolve into a substantial monetary black hole, if not appropriately resolved in a timely manner.
So what does a homeowner need to pay attention to? First and foremost, one should watch for water stains on the ceiling or walls. Then determine from where the leak derives specifically. This actually can be much more difficult to determine that one might think, because leaking water travels along pipes and structural beams once it has penetrated the roofing materials. Start looking at the highest point of the house, in areas where connections may have weakened such as a chimney or damaged shingles or joint areas.
The best course of action at this point is to involve a roofing repair specialist, especially if you cannot find the point of origin for the roof leak. Many reputable roofing companies offer an emergency repair service. In the meantime, be sure to cover the roof leak with a tarp or other water proof covering.
Once the roof leak has been repaired, be sure to cover your bases so that the leaks don’t recur. For instance, you will want to keep your gutters clear to avoid backed up water after a rain storm. Finally, be sure your repair was done by a reputable company such as Sterling Residential Services. Call us today!
Did you think spring was finally here to stay? Once again Mother Nature has spoken and another cold snap has appeared, bringing with it heavy rainstorms and high winds. Well, you know the old saying, “If you don’t like the weather in Texas, wait five minutes…”. Love it or hate it, it is something most Texans, especially those of us residing in the Greater Dallas area, have (mostly) learned to accept.
Having said that, it is important to keep in mind these seasonal extremes can do a serious number on our homes, and most particularly cause serious damage to our rooftops. All it takes is one particularly bad hail storm to wreck our roofs. Just the continual exposure to the Texas elements, from the sun’s scorching summer rays to the pounding of high winds from multiple directions to our heavy sudden rainstorms can wear it down overtime creating a need for roof repair or replacement.
Do you see water damage on your walls or ceilings? There may be an existing leak that needs to be addressed to prevent future damage or mold growth. Or has is your roof original to when the house was built? If so, it is quite possible that the shingles have worn away through the years and water damage might be just around the corner.
Sterling Residential Services can inspect the current condition of your roof. We offer free storm estimates within 24-hours of the request. Upon estimate approvals we will repair, restore, or replace your roof; whatever is the right solution for your situation.
And we will work with insurance companies to complete the project in a timely and professional manner for the appropriate roof repair or replacement with a wide selection of roofing replacement materials. Please call or email us today for your free inspection.