Roof systems are strong durable structures, but even so, there are a number of factors that can shorten their lifespan and can cause them to fail prematurely – here are some:
Improper design – your roof design must match not only the overall style of your building and of our landscape, but local climate conditions as well. Not all materials and all slope angles work well in any climate, not all roofing materials are suitable for any geographic region and an improper design can cause the roof to fail before time;
Poor quality installation – roofing components that are not fixed properly become damaged or even torn off much more easily and they can lead to the complete failure of the roofing system;
The lack of regular maintenance and of timely repairs are one of the most important roles of regular roofing maintenance carried out by roofing experts is to detect any roofing issue early, when the problem is still easy to remedy. Without proper care, roofing problems, such as displaced or damaged components, can aggravate quickly and they can cause the entire roof to fail, so regular roof cleaning, inspection and immediate action to remedy the issues that have been detected are essential for avoiding roof failure and for keeping your roof as well as your home safe and solid.
Repairing a roof may be a complex process, so it is not uncommon for people to ask themselves when they should proceed. This is a legit question, considering that timing is very important in roofing work.
When you schedule roof repairs, there are a few factors to consider:
Your own schedule (even if you hire specialists, you probably want to be as present as possible, to make sure that everything goes by the plan)
Your budget (regardless the urgency, you cannot start a roofing repair project if you didn`t make the payment arrangements)
Typically, there are two busy seasons for roofing contractors like JNT Developers – fall and spring. It is important to schedule inspections and maintenance operations during these seasons, but when it comes to repairs, it is in your best interest to schedule them during a slower season. Services tend to be more expensive during peak seasons and contractors are less available.
Summer is a little less hectic, so it is a good time for roofing repair projects. However, the best season to get started with your roof repairs and save the most money is in the off-season time-frame in the winter. Contractors are hungry for work and you can get the best prices. There are some limitations (some roofing materials cannot be replaced when the temperature is too low and roofing specialist cannot work during days with heavy winter precipitation), but this season can be also about sunny days and reasonable temperatures, when roofing operations can be performed conveniently.
Our “people-first” priority sets us apart from other roofers and contractors. JNT thrives because of the people, aspirations and culture that make us special. Check out this article featured on Construction News.
DALLAS/FT WORTH – Jorge Abreu moved from Miami to Dallas 11 years ago, but he still enjoys incorporating a bit of his birthplace into his work. Customers who are put on hold when they call him at JNT Developers hear Cuban music rather than elevator tunes. He serves catered Cuban food at the annual holiday party, and cooks similar fare for his employees at an event he calls “Cuban Night.”
“I miss my family there, and I miss the beach, but not the every day living. I definitely like Dallas for that,” he says.
He says Dallas has also been better for his business.
“The economy is great here and also the clients. Everyone is really personable,” Jorge says. “As long as you meet [customers’] expectations, you’ll get referrals, and our business was built on referrals.”
Jorge, who earned an electrical engineering degree but began buying and selling real estate in Miami, moved to Dallas in 2007 to do the same. With the help of then-girlfriend-now-wife Tasha Abreu and childhood friend Eric Bodiwala, his plan was to invest in and remodel properties. However, they soon learned that buying was the easy part.
“We started doing that full time. We had a lot of properties, but were having trouble finding a good contractor that was reliable, so I opened my own contracting company,” Jorge says. “I thought I had enough experience.”
His experience was gleaned from observing his father and uncle, who owned a commercial blind installation company and a general contracting company, respectively. Jorge once worked for his uncle as the CEO’s assistant and absorbed as much information as he could. Even with his industry knowledge, however, Jorge says he still had reservations
“I had a plan, but I wasn’t sure at the time if [the company] would be what it is today,” he admits. “I had to locate a lot of subcontractors to get the work done, and learn how to handle the cash flow and operations. When we started, it was mostly just remodels for investors. Now, we’re actually working off of plans, designing and building.”
In 10 years, CEO Jorge, CFO Tasha and chief sales officer Bodiwala have grown the company to two divisions: Commercial and residential roofing and turnkey general contracting services. The company now employs a team of more than 20, who enjoy working and playing together.
“We always have a quarterly outing,” Jorge says. “We’re actually doing a team building event at Group Dynamics soon, and we’ve done Top Golf and bowling. We also just registered as a kickball team and everybody on the team is going to participate. We try to do different things as a team; it’s a lot of fun.”
Although Jorge hasn’t officially made fun plans to commemorate the company’s 10th anniversary, he does have other plans.
“We have a goal this year to open our first branch office in Colorado and then, as soon as we get that set up, have more follow. We also have Houston and San Antonio on our radar,” he says. “I’d definitely like for the company to expand.”
Subcontractor JNT Developers is located in Dallas. –mjm
This article originally appeared on http://www.constructionnews.net/dallas-fort-worth/industry-news-df/14323-from-miami-to-metroplex.html
Gutters with leaf guards are a bit more expensive that plain gutters, but the benefits you can enjoy with these protective additions are priceless – here are the most important advantages:
Longer life for your gutters – guarded gutters live longer because they are less exposed to corrosives and to debris that can cause physical damage such as punctures or cracks.
Easy maintenance – gutters equipped with leaf guards are easier to clean and they allow home owners to prolong the period between two maintenance sessions, so leaf guards will help you save time and energy.
Enhanced water protection for walls and siding panels – leaf guards hold up the debris and let only the water enter the gutter pipe, thus making the elimination of the water more efficient. Leaf guards optimize the performance of your gutters, so with properly installed, guarded gutters you can be sure that the walls of your house will stay dry even during the heaviest of rains.
You can choose from among many different types of leaf guards (e.g. bottle brush, mesh, nylon, plastic, etc.), so you can select the type that best suits the type of debris that you want to protect your gutters against.