What Are the Most Crucial Roof Maintenance Tasks for September?

Taking Care Of Roof Repairs In The Fall Season

Roof maintenance is pretty important all year round, but the most important periods are the beginning of spring and the end of summer. September is a good time to get all the maintenance requirements out of the way, especially if your roof is somewhat older and prone to easy storm damage.

 

You can start by clearing any lingering debris such as branches and leaves from your roof. Also, it’s a good idea to relocate any nests that animals may have made during the summer and ensure that your gutter system isn’t clogged and is functioning properly.

 

Another task that has to be performed by a Dallas roofing company is to check your roof for damage. Summer storms and hail can be problematic, especially in areas where the precipitation is more prevalent. So it’s a good idea to check your flashing and look for any damaged shingles along the way.

 

It’s also a good idea to complete any mild repair work that you’ve been putting off. If you noticed a few cracked shingles or areas of the roof where the structural integrity is somewhat lacking, then it’s best to address those problems before all the thunderstorms and September’s high volume of rain kicks in. Most experts agree that it’s better to be safe than sorry when it comes to taking these precautions.

Choosing The Best Roofing Materials

The Best Quality

“The best” is an attribute that implies a number of qualities, when we talk about roofing materials. Basically, the best materials are those that ensure several attributes of the roof.

Perfect tightness

No doubt, the best roof is waterproof, which means that it does not allow water infiltration, regardless of the amount and frequency of precipitations.

Durability

The lifespan of the roof depends on the durability of the shingles and fastening systems and how good the roofers Dallas TX has to offer do on the installation.

Mechanical strength

Soundproof

Thermo-insulation

When choosing the best roofing system for our home, we must think ahead and take into account the implications related to energy efficiency and our thermal comfort.

Ease of installation

The ease of installation of the roof should be one of your concerns, whether you are installing the roof on your own or you hire a team of specialists. In the latter case, the difficulty of mounting the roof will undoubtedly reflect the cost of the work.

Manufacturer warranties

The warranty provided by the manufacturer should be undoubtedly one of the most important criteria to take into account when we choose the best roof for our home.

Savings

In the end, each of us will surely put in balance the quality and the price and choose the most advantageous option.

How Roof Insulation Can Help Your Home

Roof Insulation In Attic

A house requires serious investments to resist over time and to eliminate as much as possible the occurrence of damages that require repairs. This principle applies from its foundation to its last component: the roof.

The lack of adequate roof insulation generates significant energy waste, and this aspect is reflected in the energy bills. In other words, adding roof insulation is the optimal solution to ensure a good level of thermal comfort in our home, during every season.

According to some studies, even if more and more homeowners decide to add better insulation to their homes, the roof is one of the areas that are often neglected, although the greatest amount of heat is lost through the roof.

A roof that lacks proper insulation loses up to 30% of the heat in the house, so it is quite clear that windows and doors are not the only ones responsible for increased energy costs.  Specialists estimate that the investment in roof insulation will start to pay off in 4-5 years; after this period, you can make a small profit that you can spend for other important things.

In addition to thermal insulation, there are also waterproofing solutions, to prevent water infiltration and keep moisture away.  So with all these reasons, don’t delay in getting your local roofers Dallas TX homeowners trust on their way to your home.

 

 

JNT Developers Summer Exterior Checklist

The heat is on here in Texas, is your home ready?

Summer can be hard on your body…and your home. If you’re wondering what affects the summer heat can have on your roof, keep in mind that the temperature of your roof materials depends on the climate. A roof can become up to 50 degrees warmer than the temperature outside, making for a scolding hot surface. This causes the inside of your home to become even warmer and shingles to deteriorate more quickly than in the cooler seasons.

Maintaining your roof in the hot Texas summer is the key to keeping repair costs down and money in your wallet. So, to avoid any damage and keep your roof in shape this summer, we’ve put together a full proof summer exterior checklist:

Check your gutters: First and foremost, look for clogs. Summers can be hot, but they can also be rainy and windy. Clogged gutters can cause additional leaks and damage. Use a leaf blower or a pressure washer to clear them out. Check to see if they are loose or there are any apparent leaks while cleaning them.

Inspect your skylights: Take a good long look at your skylights and the areas around them. Make sure your seal is tight and weatherproof. If you spot a leak, do not try and repair it yourself as you could cause additional damage by not using the proper materials or sealing areas that are meant to take in air.

Check your shingles: Once you’ve followed proper roof safety measures and you’re in a good position, take a hard look at each and every shingle on your home. You want to look for any curling, discoloration, or deteriorating. Most importantly, make sure there are no visual pieces missing. If you find that your shingles are curling, repair them as soon as possible as curling could cause them to fall off during high winds, leaving gaps in your roof and the potential for leaks.

White Reflects Light: Just as you would wear a white shirt if you were out in the Texas heat to reflect the sun, your roof can too. Invest in cooling your roof to lower rooftop temperatures during a hot sunny day and maintain a cooler environment.

Cool roofs are made simply with a highly solar reflective type of paint, sheet covering, or even reflective tiles or shingles. Ask your JNT representative how to get started.

Call for your JNT inspection and tune up: So by now you’re probably thinking, “how on earth am I going to do all of that?” Well, not to worry, JNT Developers offer a complete roof inspection and tune up options (call for pricing). Simply call us at (XXX) XXX-XXXX or visit our website at jntdevelopers.com

Roof Tune Up Includes:

  • A complete inspection of your roof
  • Inspection for issues that could cause water infiltration
  • Minor resealing (if needed) around pipe collars, vents, chimney, and exhaust fans
  • Checking for any loose or missing shingles or nail pops
  • Checking for any interior leaks not detectable from the exterior of your home
  • A complete summary report