Getting started with Quality Roofing Products
Often, you may be able to put off roofing replacement for a while, but cracked, curled, or missing roof shingles require immediate attention. If neglected, it will lead to tens of thousands of dollars in water damage. In Houston, high winds, temperature extremes and changes, hail and falling branches are very common in Houston.
To see which roofing products can provide the best and longest protection for your Houston home, Call the professionals at Advanced Roofing Solutions.
When you call on Advanced Roofing Solutions, you are calling on a Houston roofing expert that has been in the roofing industry for over 10 decades. We worked with and tested more than a dozen models of asphalt shingles, and all of the most popular roofing materials. We can help guide you in choosing the right roofing material for your roof and design taste.
Some Houston roofing installers may push certain brands. Given the wide differences in overall quality and selection, we offer and work with all brands of roofing materials.
At Advanced Roofing Solutions, our goal is a happy customer. We do not try to push roofing products our customers don’t like.
Estimating costs roofing material costs
Houston roofing suppliers sell roofing by the square, or 100-square-foot area. To estimate how much roofing you’ll need, Advanced Roofing Solutions will come out to your home and physically measure the overall length and width of your roof. We multiply each section in feet and then divide by 100 to determine how many squares you will need. The typical 2,300-square-foot Houston home is about 30 squares.
Think twice about layering your Houston Roof
Where two layers of roofing are already in place, building codes in Houston and surrounding areas typically require stripping the roofing down to the sheathing. Most Houston roofs are strong enough to hold two layers. But installing some of the new, heavier laminated shingles over even a single layer may overstress some rafters and other structural parts of your Houston home. Another reason Advanced Roofing Solutions recommends complete removal, is so you don’t miss any roof rot, water damage, or insect infestation underneath.
If the roof is new or the old shingles are being removed, you’ll need new underlay (roofing felt) to create a moisture barrier between the roofing and the wood sheathing and rafters underneath. The sheathing may also have to be replaced if it’s damaged by water.
Weighty Roofing options
Some of the best roofing materials could be too heavy for some Houston homes. Some of the top-scoring laminated shingles weigh 100 to 200 pounds more per square than some others that will hold up just as well. Heavy roofing materials often overstress rafters and other structural parts if you shingle over an existing layer.
Call the professionals at Advanced Roofing Solutions, and allow us to go over all of your roofing options. We will give you our honest opinion on how to best move forward.