Common Signs Your Roof Needs Repairs

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At Jaco Roofing & Construction, Inc. we have seen every possible roof problem. Noises, leaks or dipping issues are well within our range of expertise, and we’re available anytime you need. With this expertise, we are highly trained in performing any roof repairs.

You are an integral part of your roof’s maintenance, as you’re its first line of defense. It’s up to you to notice the signs of potential roof problems, and to contact an expert when you detect deterioration. Here are a few tips on what to look for:

Noises

Pay attention to any creaks, pops, or rumblings that seem to be coming from the roof. Occasionally, elements become loose or disconnected. In other cases, the wind may have brought in damaging objects. Call our contractors right away if you notice recurring noises.

Roof Shingle Issues

When asphalt shingle roofs are nearing — or have passed — their 20th birthday, it’s a good time for a basic inspection. If you find any shingles curling, buckling, missing, or appear smooth instead of textured, a close look might be needed, so repairs or replacements can be ordered.

Sagging or Dipping

If you see obvious spots where the roof is sagging or dripping in any way, consult your premier roof inspector right away. Remember, it could become be a safety concern if not handled correctly.

Chimney Considerations

Call for an immediate inspection if the flashing around your chimney is missing, dislocated, or showing any other major signs of damage. Because chimney flashing assists in sealing, major issues could lead to leaks and debris. In fact, damage to the flashing can even cause pest infestations.

Want to learn more about common signs of roof issues, roofing repairs or any of our services? Speak to the roofing contractors at Jaco Roofing & Construction, Inc. today!

Commercial Roofing Gets Environmentally Friendly

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Jaco Roofing & Construction, Inc. provides Duro-Last roofing systems. You can celebrate these systems for their long-life span, quick installation, and great warranties. Not to mention, they are notorious for being environmentally friendly! Here are just a few ways your commercial roof could be environmentally friendly with the help of Jaco Roofing & Construction, Inc..

Energy Efficiency

The Cool Zone membranes — manufactured by Duro-Last — cool roofs in every climate. That means you can expect a 40% reduction in energy consumption during the hot months in Houston. But, there are even more reasons to get behind the energy efficiency of Cool Roofs, as they can:

  • Reduce heat loss during winter and heat gain during summer.
  • Increase the efficiency of rooftop air conditioning.
  • Decrease Urban Heat Island effects and related air pollution.

Waste Reduction

Commercial roofing projects withDuro-Last allow commercial roofing contractors to fully customize each project. Contractors only order the exact material needed for the job. Without the need for a collection of raw materials, much less waste is sent to the Houston landfills.

To compare, asphalt shingle roofing projects generate eleven million tons of waste. While you can recycle the shingles, many commercial roofing companies don’t.

As Houston’s leading commercial roofing contractors, we value containing the cost and waste of each project through efficiency. We make sure our membranes are pre-cut, so we can finish projects more quickly. In other words, we aren’t just saving waste, we’re saving time, too!

Sustainability

Duro-last is third-party verified as sustainable, durable and high performing — one of only two manufacturers to earn NSF/ANSI 347 Platinum certification. Duro-last earned a reputation as a leader in recycling and waste diversion. They even collect left-over yarn in a vacuuming system during the manufacturing process for use in carpet padding, pillows, and mattress pads.

For more information on eco-friendly roofs, or for a free estimate on your commercial roofing project, call the expert commercial roofing company in Houston at (800) 265-5226.

Roofing and Fire Prevention

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No matter the building, your roof is one of the most important factors in fire suppression. The right roofing materials can greatly assist in preventing a fire. On the other hand, commercial roofs with the wrong materials can stoke the flame.

At Jaco Roofing & Construction, Inc., our experts can offer guidance if you’re concerned about fire risk. Here are some basics on how your roof can help prevent fires.

Fire Conditions

Avoiding fire-feeding conditions outside the roof is a significant consideration, first and foremost. This includes cutting back overhanging tree branches, keeping tall shrubs and bushes away from the side of the home, and gathering dry leaves to avoid convenient kindling.

If a fire breaks out, certain materials are best for helping fight it. Fiberglass-asphalt shingles are rated against a fire originating, meaning they will hold together under a flame and won’t generate burning embers.

Shingles Fight Fires

While not fireproof, many kinds of shingles are fire resistant. That means they won’t contribute to the spread of a fire. Class-A rated shingles will not break, slide off, crack, or warp during a fire. Under these conditions, you don’t risk exposure of the underlying roof deck, and fire will not spread on the underside of shingles.

Indoor Insulation

Another important factor is indoor insulation in case a fire is able to spread. Fiberglass attic insulation is generally recommended – fiberglass cannot burn, and while paper backing may burn off, the insulation itself will remain intact and prevent the spread of flames. In addition, fiberglass insulation is often available without any paper backing at all, meaning you’ll receive maximum protection.

For more on how your commercial roofing protects from a fire, or to find out about commercial or industrial roof repair, speak to the pros at Jaco Roofing & Construction, Inc. today.