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Advice For Replacing Your Roof

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Is it time to think about replacing the roof on your home or commercial property? If so, there’s some do’s and don’t’s that you’ll want to keep in mind. Having a solid roof that your property can depend on is important, as its the first defense against severe weather conditions. If you’re not sure about your roof’s condition, you can check several different aspects of it. Check to see if there are any indications of water damage or areas that are leaking. Are there any spots where it appears to be sagging? Can you see any outside light shining through anywhere? Does it have any dark spots or trails showing?

If you do decide that its time to have your roof replaced, here are the things you should do and not do during the process.

Things to Do:

  • Pick a roofing contractor that has a long history in your location and is properly licensed and insured for your area.
  • No your budget and use the very best materials your budget will allow. Don’t compromise on quality. Asphalt shingles can last as long as 20 years. But, tile or metal roofing can last 2 or 3 times as long.
  • Keep your roof maintained on a yearly basis. As soon as you see that a shingle or tile is damaged, get it repaired immediately as it will, without a doubt, turn into a larger problem if you don’t.
  • Research the different types of roofing materials that are available to you and which ones are the best fit for your property.
  • When you meet with contractors, ask a lot of questions and be sure you have all the info you require to make an intelligent, informed decision.
  • Have your roof inspected often – minimally at least once per year. Remember, just because your roof is newly installed, it does not mean you won’t have issues and you are now problem free.

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Things to NOT Do:

  • Don’t automatically hire the least expensive roofing contractor. Be careful about hiring someone that does roofing work on the side or a company that is relatively inexperienced. Remember, you usually get what you pay for – paying the lowest price isn’t always giving yourself the best possible deal.
  • Don’t forget to check with your HOA, if you have one, and know which colors, styles and materials are allowed in your community.
  • Don’t take shortcuts. Spending within your budget is critical, but don’t make compromises in quality just to save money.
  • Don’t allow or invite other people to view the work being completed. This could create a potentially dangerous environment.
  • Don’t add more weight than your property’s structure can support. This is obvious if you’re going from shingles to tile, but different types shingles and styles can also have different weight. If you’re upgrading to a more quality style or material of shingle, make sure your roof will support the extra weight.

Austin Roof Replacement ContractorsIts better to get a new roof before you have an emergency situation by planning ahead and being preemptive. It will save you a lot of headaches and money by doing your research and replacing the roof before it fails and severely damages your personal property. If you have questions about roofing, contact a local roofing company to learn more.

Armadillo Roofing & Exteriors has been serving the greater Austin area for over 16 years. When you need a professional, experienced and trustworthy commercial roof repair contractor for your next commercial roofing project, give us a call at (512) 333-7663.


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What To Do After A Roofing Disaster

When Your Roof is Damaged – What Do You Do?

If you own property, you won’t be able to predict when and how damaging weather will strike. You will need to take steps when your roof gets damaged and you’ll need to clearly understand what to do. Severe , heavy rain, high windstorms ice/hail can all cause severe damage to your roofing system.

Inspect your roof’s damage. After your property experiences severe wether, you need to assess how much damage you’ve Austin Shingle Roof Installation Contractorsexperienced. you can them intelligently discussed what happened with your insurance company and your roofing contractor to help you avoid hidden expenses or discrepancies. ( You’ll need to do this during daylight hours, which means you may have to skip to step 2 before you assess the damage.) Use binoculars when you’re assessing the damage so you can see the details. Take the area thats been damaged and estimate the approximate square footage. Check to see if there are any missing shingles and note how severe the damage is. In minor cases, you might just have a few random shingles misplaced or torn off. Make a note of the material that looks like its visible and exposed. Things to look for – the ends of missing shingles, tarpaper or exposed plywood. Notice the shade and color of the material thats exposed. If you have some shingles from when the roof was installed or last repaired, you can check the packaging for the proper shingle style and color you’ll need.

If you have a little experience, try to make some temporary repairs to minimize your property damage. Personal property inside your residence can be damaged by water if your roof is leaking directly over a living space. Place a garbage can or bucket under any leaks and move any valuables away from the area so they won’t be damaged  further. You may need to use tarping to cover severely damaged areas to waterproof it immediately. If they’re smaller repairs that are necessary you can have them shingled right away.

Hire a Professional Roofing Contractor

Get in touch with your insurance company and their representatives. Check your insurance policy and if it looks like there’s enough damage for a claim. If not, it may make more sense financially to hire a roofing contractor yourself and make any needed repairs. If you’re involved in a natural disaster where big areas of residential homes are hit by severe weather or a big storm, you might want to contact your insurance company as soon as possible so you can get on a contractor’s schedule. They tend to have their calendars filled up quickly after a severe storm in their area.

If you need to hire a roofer, make sure its a reliable, professional roofing contractor. Be careful not to hire any fly-by-night contractors that tend to flood these types of areas after a storm and take advantage of vulnerable residents. Avoid these type of contractors at all costs. These traveling contractors that follow storms around will provide poor quality workmanship and disappear as quickly as they arrived, leaving you with more problems than you had from just the storm.

Armadillo Roofing & Exteriors (512) 333-7663 is a roof installation contractor and roof installation company serving Austin, Texas and the surrounding Austin, TX area cities. We have been providing quality professional roofing services since 2001. When you need a trustworthy, professional roofer to give you advice on the best options for repairing your roof, give us a call.


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“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

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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