This twenty-year-old roof in the Crystal Falls neighborhood of Leander was due for a replacement. The service life of 30-year architectural shingles in Central Texas is really about 20 years due to a combination of extreme temperatures, algae, and intense UV. There are a few things to note. Let’s start with the algae. Those black… Continue reading Owens Corning TruDefinition Duration Designer Storm Cloud
The shingles on this twenty-year-old barn in Liberty Hill were severely damaged. The two layers of felt paper beneath could not protect the wood sheathing from this spring’s rains leaking through. We worked with this homeowner’s insurance carrier and the whole project got underway swiftly. After we tore the old roof off, we applied synthetic… Continue reading A Barn Transformed in Liberty Hill
This old roof in Leander had practically reached the end of its service life by the time we inspected it. The granules and asphalt had worn down so much it exposed the final layer of material in the shingle, the fiberglass. Nails had backed straight out and disappeared. Nails fastening vents had rusted and were… Continue reading Owens Corning TruDefinition Duration Onyx Black
This old roof in Georgetown was damaged by the April 2021 hail storm. This homeowner’s insurance adjuster agreed that this roof met the threshold for being totaled and needed to be replaced. The owner decided to go with the 2019 shingle color of the year, Owens Corning’s Black Sable. This shingle comes from OC’s line… Continue reading Owens Corning TruDefinition Duration Designer Black Sable
We’ve seen our fair share of storms rip and roar through Central Texas. And if that wasn’t enough, now you’re probably on alert against roofers who appeared out of the woodwork. We know it’s tough and maybe a little dizzying trying to figure out which contractor is trustworthy and which roofer will really help you… Continue reading Homeowners Hit By A Storm: How To Tell Which Roofers You Can Trust
Now you can have a roof that’s beautiful and tough as nails. Asphalt shingles are flimsy, brittle, and just plain ol’ deficient. Compared to the newest shingle on the market, they’re terribly substandard. Synthetic shingles will begin to replace asphalt shingles, and not soon enough! F Wave Shingles are a completely different product. What makes… Continue reading F Wave Shingles are stronger & more durable than any other shingle on the market.
Roof Systems If you’re figuring out how your roof works and what all the parts to it are called, then we’ve put this guide together just for you. The Permanent Parts of a Roof System There are permanent features of your roof that are kind of like its bones. These give the roof its shape… Continue reading The Only Guide You’ll Need To Learn About Your Roof System
As a homeowner, you know how crucial it is to have a solid roof over your head. Mother Nature can often take a toll on the integrity of your roof, and years of wear and tear can cause it to leak, lose shingles, and have other issues sooner rather than later. In order to know… Continue reading Benefits of a Roof Inspection
When it comes to roofing repair and maintenance, acting quickly is always best. Even the smallest crack can lead to major water damage if left too long, which in turn leads to rot, mold, and structural damage. To avoid these expensive and dangerous repairs, making regular roof inspections and necessary repairs is necessary. Now that… Continue reading Why You Should Replace Your Roof This Summer
Ever hear of stories of roofers offering to pay your deductible? Not only is this insurance fraud, but there are many ways to cut corners on a big roof. Here at Ark Roofer located in Georgetown, Tx, we don’t cut any corners. One of the easiest ways to save money for the roofer (and the… Continue reading You get what you pay for..