A metal roof is one of many roofing options that a homeowner can choose these days. But what makes a metal roof a better choice over other roofing materials? A metal roof makes a great option with minimal maintenance and upkeep, as well as being energy efficient.
If you're contemplating a new roof and materials, a metal roof makes a great option with plenty of perks:
Depending on the material used, a metal roof can last about 3-7 times longer than a typical asphalt shingle roof. For comparison, an asphalt shingle roof should be replaced...more
Texas is one of the states that recovered very well after the recession and currently there is a lot of economic optimism in the air. Here are some of the most significant opportunities but also challenges related to the business and construction environment.
Business owners from Texas and especially those in the biggest metro areas, especially the great San Antonio roofing companies report satisfaction and healthy growth in terms business startups. That`s mostly because there are simplified state...more
During an interview for a job in the roofing business, the questions should highlight the applicant's skills, abilities, interests and motivation to get that job. Some of the best questions are open, leaving room to test the candidate's level of creativity and communication, ask them about some of the previous roof repair San Antonio jobs they have completed, ask for details surrounding the job.
Before deciding which questions to ask, remember that a job interview is neither a monologue nor an informal meeting; it is a communication...more
There are some specific qualities valued in people who work in the roofing business; they separate a very good worker from an average one. As an employer, it is important to recognize these qualities in job applicants, in order to choose good workers for your company.
· The ability to learn new skills, required in this business
The roofing industry is dynamic and workers must remain motivated to learn new things about materials, techniques and the use of new construction application. Knowing...more
One of the most overwhelming decisions for a new homeowner is what to do about replacing a roof. The options seem endless especially when talking about materials alone. There are many decisions to make but it helps to have a knowledgeable roofing contractor on your side to discuss your options.
Here are a few things to know about roofing as it pertains to a new homeowner.
Take time to review the home inspection and become familiar with roofing terms. This is the time to do a little homework and research any problems that can arise in the future. Your...more
The employment rate in Texas grew constantly, during the last years, due to the economy, which is doing well outperforming the economy in most other states, although specialists still consider that it continues on a rather modest track, comparing to the period before the recession in 2008. Sectors like business fixed investment, manufacturing or exports slowed down a bit lately and employment is currently at a modest pace, but other sectors are on the rise, gaining many jobs.more
We all know what a hail storm can sound like upon a roof. What most homeowners can fail to recognize is how hail damage can look upon your roof.
Depending on the type of roof you may have, hail damage can look different. In other words, not all hail damage is the same. The severity of a hail storm can impact the size and scope of damage to your roof.
Upon impact to your roof, hail can leave random damage with hits that may look dark or black in color. This is a direct result of loss of granules, which expose the roofing felt underneath. The roof may have soft...more
Almost 75% of roofers work in the roofing contractors sector, which means that 1 in 5 is self-employed. Working as a roofer requires particular skills and physical strength, as it involves activities like climbing, lifting and kneeling. This job also demands good team working skills.
Before starting to work in the roofing sector, know that you will likely have a full-time schedule. However, in northern states, roofing work is on timeout during the winter, due to harsh weather conditions that make some specific operations impossible.
If you want to become...more
Buckle up Texas! Summer is just around the corner, and if you're in the market for a new roof, it pays to make the switch to a cool roof. In combination with proper roof ventilation, a cool roof can significantly improve the energy efficiency of your home or building.
In any given attic, summer temperatures can reach upward close to 150 degrees. It really is no wonder that your air conditioning system has to work harder and longer to keep your home comfortable during our hot Texas summers.
So what options do you have when it comes to colors and styles for a cool roof?...more
It is well-known that the construction industry is facing a major shortage when it comes to qualified labor, and the roofing sector makes no exception, especially at the peak of roofing season.
Companies are on a constant look for good workers and many of them found useful to develop partnerships with colleges and military pipelines, creating roofing academy programs for students or veterans who want a career in the roofing sector. These projects are very successful, especially that they are providing initial training for basic skills, which means that workers will have a good base...more