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  • How do I decide what shingle to choose?

    The choice of shingle is a personal one unless there are restrictive covenants in your area that make the choice for you. Often, storm damage leads to the homeowner asking this question. They don't just wake up and decide to change their roof. Usually, a big hail storm will have struck the Dallas Fort Worth area and now they are deciding what to choose, or perhaps a big storm has revealed leakage. The main concerns I see are:

    • Cost: for many people, this is of overriding importance to them. A three tab shingle will of course be the least expensive way to go, but will not have the curb appeal of a higher grade product.
    • Value: this is where other factors enter the equation. For most people, a shingle like the GAF Timberline will represent the best value with excellent long term wearability and good looks.
    • Color: "I saw a house that really had a great looking color on the roof; can you match it?" When I hear this, it usually means a homeowner saw a designer color roof that caught their eye.
    • Resale value: "I really do not want to spend much as I'm planning to sell soon." Look around at your neighbors' homes. If they have three tab roofs, it certainly will not make sense to put up a designer shingle in the neighborhood, and vice versa.
    • Insurance settlement: The insurance company will pay to restore your home to what it was. They will not pay for shingle upgrades.

    If you have questions, and you probably do, please feel free to call us or click on the contact form. We will be happy to help in any way we can.

    Should you replace the old drip edge, vents, pipe jacks, and other metal parts of the roof system when reroofing?

      • WeatherPRO Roofing discusses metal fixtures and trim on roofs in Dallas, Mesquite, Garland, Richardson, Coppell, Plano, TexasQuality does not happen by accident, but many accidents are caused by a lack of quality

        Why even ask the question?

        Because it happens everyday all around you. People get new roofs and, if you take a look at the vents and other metal, they are still battered, rusted, and just plain unprofessional looking. You can bet in many cases, the subject of replacing the old metal fittings (vents, furnace caps, etc.) may have never even come up in the sales pitch. Or, quite possibly, the salesman said, "Oh yeah, we'll take care of everything," and probably felt that reusing the old metal was perfectly acceptable. Besides, it put more money in his or her pocket. Who is ever going to get up on that steep roof and check, anyway?


      • Sometimes it really does make sense to reuse things. If the steel chimney cap is perfect and undamaged, then logic says, "Don't replace it!" If the turtle vents are the new PVC type that white water kayaks are made of, they probably survived the weather just fine, but if they were made of metal and then hail hit, they are probably battered. I've seen furnace caps battered by large hail that broke the welds and actually cut off the escape for carbon monoxide. In cases like that, it would be criminal to not replace the vent cap and notify the homeowner immediately of the problem.

      • Drip edging could be reused at times... I guess, if you had to. But why would you? In many cases, drip edging can be hiding rot. Doubt that? Then take a closer look at the photo in the water damage page. The drip edge at the inside corner of the valley that receives the most water in a rainfall trapped moisture when the original roof felt failed and rotted out the roof decking and facia boards.

      Here is what I believe: it is expensive to reroof a house. You don't want to do it often. The major costs are labor and materials. Drip edge is inexpensive in the scheme of things and is often installed incorrectly to begin with - it should be under the felt along the edges and above the gutters, and over the felt along the gable ends.

      I've often said, "Quality does not happen by accident, but many accidents are caused by a lack of quality."

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