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Top Questions for Your Roofing Contractor

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There are several questions you need to ask any roofing contractor you’re considering hiring to work on your roof. You need to do due diligence to make sure you’re hiring someone that is professional, insured, reliable and trustworthy. Installing, replacing or repairing your roofing system can be one of the more costly improvements you will make on any commercial or residential property you own. These are some tips for the most important questions to ask to assure you’ll be getting the best possible workmanship on your property.

1 – How Long Have They Been in Business?

To determine the experience a roofing company may have regarding your type of roof, is to enquire as to how long they have been established in your community. A successful, trustworthy roofing company will have survived the economic downturn from the recent past and have a long, strong history in your area. Something to be wary of are fly-by-night roofers that show up after sever storms offering to help property owners with their roofing issues. Unfortunately, most of these companies do shoddy work and leave town quickly before complaints start coming in. Its critical to make sure you’re working with a professional local roofer you can trust will be here after the repairs are complete.

2 – Are you Registered or Licensed Anywhere That can be Verified?

Some states don’t require roofing contractors to be licensed or registered. That makes it especially important to check companies out with other local organizations like trade organizations and the Better Business Bureau. You can also go online and check for negative reviews that have been verified and ask the contractor for the last 5 to 10 customers they have worked with, including contact information, so You can personally speak with others that have had experience with the contractor.

3 – Do They Have Proper Insurance?

Commercial Roof Repair CompanyAny reputable company will have workmen’s comp and liability insurance. They should also be bonded (so the property owner has recourse to be reimbursed if the contractor doesn’t do the job correctly). They should have at least $1 million dollars in liability and vehicle insurance. By law, they are supposed to have worker’s compensation to their employees, but if they’re not legally employable, they might not be doing what they need to and following these requirements. You need to ask to see copies of their certificates of coverage before hiring the contractor. Don’t just accept at face value a contractor saying they’re “licensed, bonded and insured”.

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4 – Do You Have References I Can Call?

A reputable, confident roofing company won’t have any issues with providing plenty of past customers and references you can contact. Don’t skip this! Ask there references tough questions like how they did with their estimated timeline for the project, any issues or problems that occurred and what the overall experience was like. Get names, numbers and addresses so you can do your due diligence with each of these to check yourself how they performed on each project.

5 – What Type of Warranty Will I Get?

All roofing contractors will offer some sort of warranty for their work. Usually the warranty lasts for a year or more. It guarantees that if there’s any problems with the workmanship or the materials, they will fix the issues while the warranties are in place at no cost to you.

Armadillo Roofing & Exteriors (512) 333-7663 is a roof installation contractor and roof replacement contractor that has served the Austin, Texas and the surrounding area cities since 2001. If you’re in need of a roofing contractor you can trust, give us a call to set up a consultation and schedule a free estimate for your roofing issue.


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Hail Resistant Roof Options

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Impact resistant roofing will help to keep your property from being damaged by hail. What is impact resistant roofing? There are 4 categories, according to Underwriter Laboratories – Classes 1, 2, 3 and 4. They’re tested by firing steel balls of different sizes at the material to simulate hail, which shows how well a roof can withstand impact.

The best protection comes from Class 4 materials, and, as a result, will lower your insurance premiums the most. Certain types of roofing materials have higher natural impact ratings than others. Stone or man-made materials, like slate, ceramic tiles and stone materials are usually more resistant to hail. They have a very rigid structure that absorbs the impact of hail and keeps the surface from being damaged. Another roofing material that’s very hail-resistant is metal roofing.

Austin Emergency Roof RepairIn the South and Southwest, Mother Nature can produce some incredibly destructive storms. When you combine heat and dust rising from the earth’s surface, with cooler air coming down from the mountainous regions, they can create some nasty conditions. When the air cools, moisture surrounds and freezes around dust in the upper atmosphere and hail is formed. Sometimes in incredible and destructive sizes. In 1995, Mayer Arizona had 4.5 inch hailstones. In May 2009, Las Vegas was hit with 4 inches of hail in less than an hour. Many metro areas in the Southwest have seen golf ball sized hail cause massive damage throughout their cities. Its not just the roofs themselves that get damaged. Skylights, gutters, drainage systems and downspouts are also heavily affected, not to mention personal property and vehicles.

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A lot of roofing material products are made more hail resistant by altering them and increasing their density. As an example, you can choose thicker shake shingles over thinner ones in storm susceptible areas. You can coat metal panels with rubberized coating that make them thicker and more impact resistant than normal metal panels. You can use tiles made of a flexible, rubber-like material that will cause hail to bounce off it, instead of splintering or shattering. Special fibers are even being added to asphalt shingles, making them more resistant to impacts and lessening the damage that hail can inflict on shingle roofs. One great material that works well against hail damage is foam. It absorbs and cushions the impact of hail due to its rubberized coating.

If you have a commercial property, protecting your business from hail damage is even more critical than it is with residential property. Hail can put merchandise, inventory, and possibly, even customers at risk from either water damage caused by hail damaging the roofing material, allowing water to get through or maybe even an entire roof collapse from the weight of the ice formed by the hailstones. There are lots of great affordable choices that allow commercial property owners to protect their building, merchandise, workers and customers.

We at Armadillo Roofing & Exteriors have plenty of experience assessing and repairing damage from hail storms. If you need a professional, reliable and experienced roofing contractor to answer any questions you have about either your existing roofing system or a roofing system that you are considering installing or replacing, give us a call at (512) 333-7663.


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Our commitment is to deliver “Quality Craftsmanship at an Affordable Price,” and we have been doing just that for well over a decade now in Austin and the surrounding areas.

“Thanks for taking care of us in a professional manner. It was a pleasure to deal with someone who actually did what he said he would do. Look forward to seeing you soon. Thanks again.”

Mike McCoy – Mission Mortgage

“Thanks for a job well done. I look forward to working with you in the future. Let me know if you need any references on your future jobs. I’d be glad to be of help. Take Care.”

Mike Wilson – Central Texas Development Assessments, Inc.,

“Thank you again for your hard work. You did an amazing job on our building’s roof system and I would certainly recommend Armadillo to anyone needing your services.”

A.W. Armstrong – Kestrel Management Services, LLC

“Armadillo Roofing replaced our old roof with a beautiful new one. David managed the entire process to the detail. He was there during the work and walked the roof with me after it was finished. Quality, friendly and trustworthy best describes our experience with Mark and David at Armadillo.”

Lisa Y. – Austin

“We had an amazing experience with Armadillo Roofing and can’t say enough positive things about them. They replaced our entire roof in time to put our house on the market.”

Court C. – Cedar Park

“A hail storm left us with roof damage. Armadillo was referred to us and we couldn’t be happier. David was onsite at the start and finish of each phase to ensure everything was done properly. Mark is engaged and responsive anytime we had questions. They do great work! I would recommend Armadillo to anyone.”

Danny W. – Austin