Repairing a Tile Roof

Tile Has Become Popular

Tile roofing has become a popular choice of high end homeowners these days. This may be because tiles come in all kinds of styles and colors which can add flare to virtually all home styles. From flat tiles to tiles with three-dimensional design, from smooth tiles to textured tiles, you are sure to find the look you want.

Repairing a Tile Roof Requires Experience and Expertise

But tile roofing is not easy for the inexperienced to repair. Often in order to reach the tile in need or repair or replacement you have to walk on other roof tiles. This risks cracking perfectly good undamaged tiles with your weight. Tile roofs are also known to be slippery and can be very dangerous for the inexperienced. It is almost always wiser to use a trained and experienced professional to repair a tile roof. Tiles are heavier than composite shingles and usually require extra reinforcement to support their weight. When roof tiles are cracked or missing their supporting structure can become severely damaged by unnoticed leaks. This makes it very important that damaged tiles be repaired or replaced promptly, and that the supporting structure be inspected to ensure it remains sound.

  1. Here’s a tip that might be especially handy if you live in an upscale community. The price of roofing might swing drastically between one area and another in some Texas cities and you could stand to save big bucks by calling a Houston roofing contractor from just across town. As with any other service, the location of the repair can determine to a large extent the cost it is going to have for you. First call the roofing contractors close to your community and get an estimate for the repairs you need done. Do not let a roofing contractor try to hard sell you and tell you that the company has to come to your house in order to give you a figure. Be polite but tell the roofers that you only need a ball park and if they can’t give it to you then you will not be able to do business with them. After you have seen the cost of roofing from providers in your area, you can check out the cost from other roofing agencies from across town. You might be surprised to find out what a difference a few blocks can make. After you have called a few places on the phone, take your search online and see what the top internet roofing sites have to offer for pricesOnline sites should also be able to create an estimate for you as long as you can provide general information about the damage that was done. In Houston you can call Texas Metal Roof Contractors for a free estimate.

 

Houston Roofing Contractors

Full Service Contractors

Texas Metal Roofing Contractors are the Houston roofing contractors who offer a full range of commercial and industrial roofing services including:

  • Free roof inspection Houston
  • Metal Roof Installation
  • Metal Roof Restoration
  • Industrial and commercial flat roof repairs
  • Flat Roof Restoration,
  • Flat roof installations,
  • Infrared leak inspections
  • Industrial and Commercial Roof Maintenance.

 Available 24/7 Service

We strive to provide our customers and clients with the highest quality commercial and industrial roofing products and services available. With our technology, experience, knowledge, and expertise we offer simple, affordable and innovative commercial roofing solutions. We are the one source for all your roofing needs. As a specialty roofing contractor we stand behind our industrial and commercial roof installations and repairs with a 7 year leak free warranty because we believe in quality workmanship. We also provide 24 hour emergency roofing services because you never know what one of our Houston storms could bring.

 

Commercial and Industrial Roofing Requires Regular Maintenance

The key to avoiding many roofing headaches is regular inspection and maintenance. This can help bring potential problems to light. With our infrared thermal imaging and nuclear moisture detection technology, we have the ability to spot subsurface moisture that is invisible during typical walk-on inspections and determine the exact areas of your flat roof that are in need of attention. During winter it is important to inspect flat roofs after heavy snowfall, particularly during a thaw since ice or snow could be blocking drains causing a build-up of water. Poor insulation promotes heat loss and proves to be inefficient in saving energy. Checking the condition of the roofing material (EPDM, TPO, MOD-BIT, PVC, BUR) is vital to preventing leaks and extending the life of your flat roof.

 

Our maintenance services include:

  • 24 hour on call emergency roofing service and disaster response
  • Expert leak investigation and metal roof Houston repairs, recoveries and replacements serviced by our skilled roof technicians
  • A thorough 21-point Visual roof Inspection as well as Infrared Scanning.
  • An assessment of the Condition of: Roofing Membrane; Flashing; Caulking; Insulation; Sealants;
  • Expansion Joints; Skylights; Ventilation; Drainage Conditions; Previous Problem Areas;
  • Written Reports identifying any and all deficiencies and recommendations
  • Mark any damaged areas directly on the roof in a way the will be clear to roofing professionals of your choice.
  • We will provide you with a scope of work, a written free roofing estimate which will allow for proper budgeting for implementation of all necessary repairs or entire roof replacement.

Molds General Data and Information

What Are Molds?

Have you noticed how much darker your tiles and flooring have become? Are you curious to know what those black growths are? Those growths are actually colonies of millions of microscopic organisms called molds. Molds are classified under the kingdom fungi, and are not animals, nor are they plants. But just like any other living thing, molds need to feed and reproduce. Molds survive in moist environments, where there is enough water for growth, and the right surface to feed on. Mold growing in your home is not to be ignored, you should, or have professional do a mold clean up and remediation.

With The Right Environment Mold Grows Exponentially

Mold GrowthThough microscopic, molds can cause catastrophic damage to a home if not taken care of in a timely manner. Fungi, such as the water molds found in the crevices of moist areas, reproduce quite rapidly, and in a short span of time, they can cover and infest a huge area inside your wall, counter-top, floor, and other places. How do molds reproduce? They have an asexual form of reproduction which makes use of the release of spores. Spores act like tiny seeds that are easily carried by air, until they find a suitable substrate to attach to, in this case, your tiles, wall, floor, etc. Molds, more specifically water molds, are given the scientific group name of Omycetes, which means that their spores are egg-shaped, or they are egg-shaped fungi when viewed through a microscope.

Mold Can Be a Serious Heath Danger

Now you know how these organisms grow, and how they are able to make their populations increase exponentially. Read on for some health impacts of molds to humans, and how they can cause mold damage to your properties if neglected. Mold growth is often connected to a water damage incident that was not properly cleaned up and dried. Water molds, which are the ones commonly seen growing in the basement, kitchen, bathroom, and other moist areas of the home, are generally not deadly for human beings. However, certain people with asthma or allergic reactions to spore inhalation should not be exposed to areas where molds commonly thrive. The inhalation of the spores released by molds can cause anaphylactic shock, which can be fatal without the proper treatment.

If Left Untreated Mold will Cause Structural Damage

Even though if they are very tiny organisms. Molds can cause severe structural damage? Because molds feed on decaying matter, they will find how delectable your wood flooring or wall panels can be. Allowing them to take over can weaken these structures and pose danger to the people in your home. All the more reason you need to act on any mold problem right away. If ignored, you could have to face serious consequences.

What’s Wrong With T-Locks?

What About T-Locks?

While it’s unlikely your Houston home has a T-Lock shingle roof, it’s a good idea to check and make sure. Several insurance companies, over the last few years, have been raising the deductible of clients to a whopping 2-5% of the home’s value. Client’s deductibles for wind and roof hail damage on roofs have gone from $500 to $24,000 without notice. As time continues, this will become more common and put you at a greater risk when you need to replace your roof.

There’s Reasons To Replace Now

With that being said, T-Locks NEED to be replaced and the sooner, the better. Schedule a free roofing inspection with your current roofing contractor, or if that’s not an option call Texas Metal Roof Contractors (713)222-7663. They will send a licensed inspector to take a look at your roof, free of charge. They’ll provide you with some better options to replace your T-Lock Roof and even help you save money on your insurance premiums. The longer you wait to replace it the greater risk you put yourself and your home in. With the recent high winds and hail storms in our area, almost every roof with T-locks will qualify for a new roof with an upgrade to an architectural style shingle

Some T-Lock History

They were once viewed by some as seemingly indestructible. However, T-Lock roofs have seen failures from many parts of the country, even as far back as the 1930′s. Though initially very strong, they were certainly never fail-proof. In the mid 90’s asphalt prices skyrocketed with the price of petroleum. Manufactures thinned out the shingle to save asphalt and hold on to profits. While the company maintained their profits, the consumer took the hit and received tiles that could no longer live up to their previous standards.

Insurance Companies Raising Deductibles

Insurance companies are no longer accepting a claim that is both hail and wind. They say there is no such thing as wind AND hail storm in the same event. This just started in the first quarter of 2012. So, if you have wind damage, that’s one claim. If hail, that is another and YOU pay two deductibles. Several insurance companies, over the last few years, have been raising the deductible of clients to a whopping 2-5% of the home’s value. Client’s deductibles for wind and hail damage on roofs have gone from $500 to $24,000 without notice.

Roof Repairs – Shingles

What is a Shingled roof?

A shingled roof has sloping sides that are steep enough to shed water into a gutter system by gravity alone. Shingles come in an endless variety of forms. They are flat, curved, interlocking overlapping, with many more possible variations. The roofs pitch is an important factor when choosing the right shingles for the best efficiency. Many materials are well suited to serve as weatherproof, durable, shingles. Ceramic or clay tiles come in an elongated S-shape to top Spanish-style adobe houses. Slate comes in a variety of colors, from blue to green to gray to tan, and lasts as long as one hundred years. Of course, cost must be considered so lighter alternatives, such as asphalt shingles, can mimic both the color and the fire-retardant rating of more expensive choices.

Repairing Shingled Roof Leaks

Free Roofing Inspection

Roofs develop leaks years before the entire roof needs replacing. Usually these leaks are caused by localized damage, such as cracked or missing shingles or shakes, damaged flashings or skylights. A few missing or blown shingles can create a severe leak if not dealt with immediately. Therefore, these types of repair should be treated as a priority repair. Most reputable Houston roofing contractors will offer a free roofing inspection and will dispatch their trucks with most commonly installed colored shingles as well as all the necessary materials needed. So, in most cases shingle repairs can be performed the on the spot. Shingle roofs appear to be an easy fix. Yet roofing repairs should be left to a professional.


If you suspect your roof has been damaged here are some things to look for.

  • Missing, blistered or curled shingles
  • Missing granules on shingles
  • Buckling shingles
  • Rotting plywood
  • Loose or exposed nails
  • Corroded metal (flashing)
  • Loose shingles in the valleys, around plumbing vents and near chimneys
  • Inadequate drainage system (overflowing gutters)

Skylights

Commercial Skylight Services

Skylights and roof windows, designed for both within-reach and out-of-reach applications, can transform any area of your commercial or industrial building and add natural light to the space. Skylights are available in a variety of sizes that will easily integrate into your ceiling and commercial roof construction.

Natural Light

Introducing more natural light into your office, industrial facility or commercial property from one or more skylights will make your rooms feel more spacious and expansive. The increase in natural light can help decrease your overall energy costs. Skylights that open up can also provide ventilation in rooms that may not be well ventilated.

Reduce Energy Cost

A skylights offers many advantages over artificial lighting. Not only will it only brighten your surroundings, they will also reduce your energy costs. It is estimated that a business can save up to 80% on their lighting energy costs by effectively utilizing commercial skylights.

Add a Skylight To Your New Roof

Texas Metal Roof Contractors is a leading Houston commercial roof contractor, servicer and supplier in the Greater Houston Area. We can provide you with professional skylight technicians to complete your roofing replacement with a skylight for your industrial or commercial building. We specialize in commercial skylight repair, installation and replacement. We have built our reputation on a foundation of professional craftsmanship, high quality service and 100% customer satisfaction. If you are thinking of installing a new skylight system or are in need of repairs, replacements or maintenance. Don’t hesitate, contact us today for more information, a free consultation and/or a free estimate