Maintenance


Lack of maintenance is the single biggest cause of premature roof failure!

When: At least annually, but it recommended in the Spring and Fall or after severe weather events.

All of us are reminded of the wind and rain a hurricane can generate in the Houston area, but we also have some of the strongest thunderstorms experienced in the United States.

Leave it to the Professionals!

In the home, falling from heights is the second leading cause of death!

Our professional are insured, have the proper ladders, shoes, and knowledge to walk on your roof so you don't get hurt or cause additional damage.

What could possibly need to be done on my roof?

Gutter Cleaning

If your gutters are holding leaves and other tree debris, you are asking for trouble. In heavy rains, water can back up to the first and second shingle course and migrate through to your interior.

In addition to potential leaks, leaves add additional weight and begin to sag creating strain on the gutter hangers and ultimately fascia wood rot. In addition, gutters holding water reduce the life expectancy of the aluminum creating holes and additional areas in your yard for breeding mosquitoes.

Call us at (832) 924-8452 about our all inclusive Roof Maintenance Service Program.

Debris Removal

Pine needles, Leaves, Branches, Firecrackers, etc. in the valleys and in areas up against the second story walls, around chimney's where drainage is critical.

Caulking

The best caulks and sealants used in roofing only last 2-3 years before it becomes dry, brittle, and cracks creating potential leak points.

Flashing Inspection

In an effort to save money, most track builders use 26-28 gauge flashings which quickly become mis-shaped and rust in our hot and humid weather. Flashing is one of the single most critical areas of a roof system, the most unregulated. It is also expensive to do it correctly, so it is the biggest area some roofers cut corners on.

Call us at (832) 924-8452 about our all inclusive Roof Maintenance Service Program.

Plumbing Vents

In Houston the most common types are Rubber, Lead, and Crown

Good: Most builders use the rubber type since they are cheap, but in the Texas sun, they typically on last 3-5 year before cracks develop between the PVC pipe and the boot creating a leak point directly into your attic and down the wall.

Better: Lead is an upgrade and has been used for years and will last a long time if you don't have squirrels They love them! After a few nawings by the cute squirrels will leave you with a hole directly between the lead and the PVC down to your attic and living space.

Best: The crown vent comes in a number of different pitches and covers the same PVC pipe; will last forever since squirrels don't gnaw on them.

Brick Counter Flashing

Typically seen around chimneys and on rake walls were the roof intersects with second story walls.

This is the least expensive way to prevent leaks in roofing at the brick/stone interphase, but also requires lots of maintenance. It requires inspection and re-caulking often do the water than hits the area every time it rains.

Chimney Caps

Your chimney is either a masonry of metal flu design with a chimney cap to prevent rain, birds, and varmints intrusion, while preventing sparks from flying out. When was the last time you inspected yours? This is one the most common leak points. Just like flashing, some builders used thinner materials that create ponding, corrosion, and used caulk that deteriorates.

When: At least annually, but it recommended in the Spring and Fall or after severe weather events.

All of us are reminded of the wind and rain a hurricane can generate in the Houston area, but we also have some of the strongest thunderstorms experienced in the United States.

Shingle Inspection

Our trained eye will help identify hail and wind damage, manufacture defects, and common leak points creating by house settling such as deck nail pops.

Call us about our all inclusive roof maintenance service program.

Typically seen around chimneys and on rake walls were the roof intersects with second story walls.

This is the least expensive way to prevent leaks in roofing at the brick/stone interphase, but also requires lots of maintenance. It requires inspection and re-caulking often do the water than hits the area every time it rains.