You may think overhanging trees are good for protecting your roof from the sun, wind , and hail, but overhanging trees bring their own issues. You must keep them at least 5 feet away from the roof at all times, lest they scrape against your roof. You must also blow off all of the leaves and tree limbs that accumulate on your roof. last but not least, overhanging trees can leave large algae deposits on your roof.
This roof is already old and worn out, but the trees have certainly helped it get there.
This roof is worn out all around - even where the trees are absent.
Often we come across interesting roofing snafus done by previous roofers. For instance, this pipe is installed not only NEAR the ridge vent, but IN the ridge vent. This is a mistake, and we remedied this mistake with the new roof.
This roof is getting a makeover, courtesy of the homeowners insurance carrier and Ernie Smith & Sons Roofing.
At Ernie Smith & Sons Roofing, we have a policy that dictates no roof replacements will occur on days where the rain forecast is above 35%. However, anyone in Texas knows that even on a clear day, a rain shower can pop up from nowhere. That's why we make sure and tear off only a few sections at a time. No decking should be exposed for any more than a few hours, in case a shower does surprise us. In the event a shower pops up even quicker than this every supervisor is required to have a roll of plastic sheathing in their trucks at all times, in case an emergency roof is necessary.
A great rule of thumb in roofing is to allow the underlay time to dry before installing the rest of your shingles. Theoretically, nothing will happen if it is installed while wet, but it's never a great idea to do this, as there's a chance you could trap a bit of moisture here or there.
It is important to maintain the roof's aesthetic appeal, but equally important are the details beneath the roof. This ridge vent will ventilate the attic and allow hot air and moisture to escape from the attic. (Note: If your roof has no ventilation, your shingles will begin develop "thermal cracks" and the warranty on your shingles will be void.)
We love installing beautiful roofing systems. This GAF Timberline HD shingle's color is Hickory. Ask about variations on this color and more from one of our sales representatives.
It is not safe for workers to remove and install a roofing system with overhanging branches, so we always remove the tree limbs before installation. It is also important to note that Ernie Smith & Sons does not warranty leaks caused by tree branches.
This is another successfully completed roofing system from Ernie Smith & Sons Roofing Company. Feel free to call us for your personalized roof inspection.
Take a look at this roof replacement in La Porte, TX. This customer didn't know she had hail damage on her roof, but our sales rep was able to identify it and get her roof replaced for only her deductible.