Whether you are a fan of absurd or gallows humor or you prefer jokes that have a situational punchline, roofers and roofing are featured in jokes of all kinds. If you are a roofer, telling jokes about your trade and about the typical forms of behavior noticeable in roofing situations is an excellent ice-breaker, a communication tool that can set the atmosphere of the conversation with your clients, suppliers, even with the representatives of the authorities. If you are consciously building your communication strategies and you are looking for a way to add some fun and lightheartedness to...more
If you have decided to paint your home’s exterior, but you don’t have experience with paint jobs, here are a few things that you need to know before opening the first bucket of paint:
- Check the weather forecast – pick a dry period for the paint work to minimize the risk of the issues caused by high humidity in the air, such as altered color and longer drying time;
- Buy quality paint – exterior paint nowadays comes in many price categories and the price of the paint is almost always indicative of the quality....more
Some roofing issues can be easily solved by amateur roofers and there are roofing-related questions that you can easily answer on your own. However, some roofing questions can be answered only by roofers trained to assess the condition of roofs accurately and to determine the best course of action in situations when there are too many possibilities – here are some of these questions:
- Repair or replacement – roofs can be tricky especially when you are roofing San Antonio homes. There are roofs that look really bad, but are...more
The roof is the topmost layer on any building, the layer that protects the building against the elements, which also means that reinforcing the roof with proper weather-proofing is essential for maximizing the performance and the efficiency of the protection offered by the roof. Weather-proofing the roof improves the home’s energy-efficiency as well – if the roof does not allow the heat to escape from the home in winter and it prevents the heat from getting into the house in summer, you will not only enjoy a more comfortable home, but you will also pay less on heating and cooling...more
It was just a few years ago that we first saw these small, strange-looking flying machines called drones that were used to record events from above. Today, drones are used not only for creating entertainment-related video footages – their scope of application nowadays ranges from advertising to security and from agriculture to building projects. Drones have transformed the roofing industry as well – here are some of the most common uses of drones in the field of roofing:
- Measurements and the accurate assessment of roofing conditions –in the past, complete teams were required...more
The principle role of roofs is to protect the building underneath against the elements. To be able to fulfill this essential role, roofs need to be strong and intact all over, even in the sensitive areas where two large parts of the roof are joined or around the vents, the skylights and the chimneys. To make sure that the roofs is weather-proof even where the structure is sensitive to the penetration of water, roofers experienced in roofing Austin homes use flashing, pieces of treated metal, such as galvanized steel or aluminum, of roof cement or of...more
Wildfires destroy large natural and living areas every year, threatening lives and devastating homes. One of the housing components that is the most exposed to any kind of extreme weather event and to calamities, including fires is the roof, so if you want to make sure that your home is safe, you need to protect your roof. Here is how:
- Risk assessment – in terms of fire resistance, roofing materials are categorized into class A, B and C and there are some materials that are unrated. Class A materials provide the highest level of protection against fires, while unrated...more
Texas roofs work hard to protect your home all the time, therefore they need your attention at least a couple of times a year. The first step in roof maintenance is detailed and careful inspection from the ground and then from up there as well – here is how to do it properly:
- Inspection from the ground – walk around the house and look for debris that has fallen from the roof – you may find parts from chipped tiles or even entire shingles that indicate damaged roof components. Look up on the roof (if necessary, use binoculars to see better) to check for any visible sagging,...more
Wherever your property is throughout the country, your area is probably affected by some sort of extreme weather systems and even the driest areas get torrential rain several times a year. While harsh sunshine and high winds are also harmful for roofs, the most common type of damage sustained by roofs is caused by excessive amounts of water. Here are a few methods to protect your roof and your home against water damage:
- Regular inspections and repair by roofers in Austin Texas – roofs that are intact can stand up to large volumes of...more
Squirrels are certainly cute and they can keep you entertained for hours, but they can also become a nuisance, especially if they decide to use their sharp teeth and claws to scratch on your rooftop to find shelter in your attic – as seen by some of the Austin roofing contractors here are the types of damage they can cause:
- Chewing – squirrels can gnaw at anything, including the shingles on the roof, the wooden layer of the roof, even lead sheathing, vent pipes and attic insulation, causing roof leaks and exposing your home to the...more
Energy-efficient roofing can provide the thermal protection that you need in your home in winter as well as in summer and it can significantly lower your energy bills as well. If your roof looks good, but you are not sure whether it is energy-efficient indeed, here are a few signs that tell you your roof does not provide suitable protection for your home:
- High energy bills – paying too much on heating and cooling your home even though the walls are insulated and appliances in your home are modern and don’t consume too much is a sign than there is too much thermal exchange...more
If you live in a stormy region, you surely want to protect your roof against the damage caused by hail, high winds and other phenomena that accompany extreme weather events and you surely want to remedy the damage already sustained by your roof as soon as possible. To be able to determine the best course of action, you first of all need to climb up to the roof after the storm to check it for signs of damage – here is what to look for:
- Wind damage – strong winds tend to rip off roofing components, so look for missing shingles or tiles. If you have a shingle roof, you will...more
When faced with an unexpected roofing repair, it can be hard to know exactly what to do first. The thought of gathering up buckets and towels is something no homeowner wants to deal with; but, being able to act fast in such an emergency can help you minimize the damage you incur. In short order, accessing the damage by way of a professional roofer and filing a claim with your insurance will go a long way in getting you back up and running after major storm damage.
Access the damage
If your roof has been hit by large hail, it's a safe bet to wait until the...more
Roof cleaning is actually one of the most important maintenance operations. The dirt, moss and algae that tend to accumulate on roof surfaces are not only unsightly – they also trap moisture and serve as breeding grounds for insects and other pests, so any accumulation of impurities endangers the integrity of your roof and reduces its longevity.
Moss, algae, mildew and fungus tend to grow in moist environments and in shaded areas – the dirt and other debris carried by the wind, such as twigs and dry leaves accumulate on the surface of the roof, then they absorb water, creating a...more
Roofing safety is essential when you’re doing DIY work to check, repair or renovate your roof. Whether your project is a simple one or a more complex one, you can’t ignore the importance and necessity of roofing safety measures.
Most roofers will know all about roofing safety, and will even be able to give you pointers such as the ones we will present here. However, if you prefer to do all the work yourself, it’s important to keep in mind at least some very essential safety tips and recommendations:
· Never work on a wet roof. Even with the best safety gear, there’s still...more
Texas can be a volatile place to live when it comes to storms and weather problems. Weatherproofing your roof, getting a cool roof and making sure you perform frequent maintenance checks should be among your main priorities. Here are just some risks that failing to do so would expose you to:
· Wind damage is quite common in the state of Texas. If you haven’t checked your San Antonio roof for a while, make sure you check for missing, broken or displaced shingles. This type of damage is common and easily remedied, but has to be fixed in good time.
· Water damage can...more
Have you had your roof checked lately? What is the flashing like? If you haven’t had an expert take a look at your roof, it might be high time to do so, especially considering the damage that bad flashing could cause.
The flashing present on your roof is there to protect your home from leaks. It is placed between roofing shingles, at corners or places where different areas of your roof meet at an angle. This is usually where water can most easily penetrate in the gap between roofing fixtures, so flashing is used as a special material to fill those gaps and prevent water from leaking...more
Roof damage can take many forms but proper attic ventilation is essential to the health and longevity of any roof. Inadequate ventilation can lead to several issues depending on the time of year and season. Ventilation is required to keep the attic cool during the summer and warm in the winter.
Here are a few common reasons to maintain proper attic ventilation:
A roof can deteriorate as fast as mold can start growing. Excess moisture from improper ventilation can come from moist hot air in the winter or trapped humidity built up from cooling...more
When faced with roofing issues, most people prefer to avoid any kind of lengthy discourse about the problem and just pay a roofing San Antonio team to fix it for them. However, if you don’t want to waste money or hire the wrong experts, it’s always a good idea to learn more about your roof and its components.
The decking is especially important, because it’s like the foundation for your entire roof. Decking structures can vary in size, shape and material, and can also constitute a significant problem when dealing with recurring...more
A metal roof is a great choice for homeowners looking to replace a roof. It's great curb appeal, long lifespan and resilience are just a few of the benefits that come along with metal roofing. So once you decide to go with a metal roofing system how do you ensure your roof stays in great shape? Here we will go over a few metal roofing tips.
Have your roof inspected
The harsh elements your roof endures is reason enough to have it inspected. Ideally, you should have your roof inspected twice a year or after a strong storm hits your area. Leaks can go...more
This summer it’s all about proper roof maintenance and preventing the severe roofing damage that has caused you to be forced to spend a lot of money on repairs in the past. The following recommendations are given by roofing experts to help you prepare for the worst, and prevent it from happening before any damage occurs:
· The first thing to do is to take measures to protect your roof and home against the heat of summer. Depending on your budget, this can mean anything from installing additional attic insulation to giving your roof a brand new coat or even replacing your...more
Depending on where you live, birds, insects and other pests can cause a lot of damage to your roof. Some birds might build their nests on your roof, introducing harmful debris that could clog your gutters and even damage the roof directly. Squirrels and possums can also cause at least some damage either by damaging your shingles and flashing directly or just through their constant marches across sensitive parts of your roof.
When it comes to rodents, birds, insects and other pests, you can never be too careful. Pooling and clogged gutters can often increase the amount of water or...more
If you notice damage on your residential roof, you might need to have your roof repaired by professionals, there are many skilled San Antonio roofing companies to choose from. Usually, when the damage is minor, DIY is an option. However, what if you’re not satisfied with the amount of energy your home uses for warming up or cooling off your environment? Also, what if your roof causes ventilation and insulation problems that cannot be fixed by any simple means? If that’s the case, you might want to consider switching to a modern,...more
One of the top roofing material choices for homeowners is the Asphalt shingle. What makes this easy to maintain roofing option so popular among homeowners is the overall cost, versatility, and durability of asphalt. Asphalt shingle roofs can protect virtually any kind of home and enhance its curb appeal. Here we will explore the various benefits of an Asphalt roofing system.
Your roof is such an essential part of your home that "keeping a roof over your head" is the very concept of what a home is. Maintaining your roof investment is crucial to...more
When it comes to commercial roofing, the roof designs and materials that are used can be more expensive and require more complex repairs than residential roofs. The following are a few of the main concerns to keep track of in order to prevent roof deterioration from getting out of hand:
· If you look inside your building, whether on the walls or in the attic – if applicable – you might notice signs such as mold, stains on the ceilings and walls, an increased number of parasites and insects, as well as a greater amount of moisture. These are typically signs that your damaged...more
From painting to landscaping to sudden repairs, owning a home often comes with several responsibilities. When it comes to maintaining a home some things can wait and others require more urgency than others. Here we list just a few home improvements that you should consider doing as soon as possible in order to avoid costly repairs later.
Adding insulation to key areas around your home can pay off in the long run. A good seal around windows and doors will not only keep the heat in the winter but will keep your house cool during the summer months....more
If you are currently in the process of choosing the material for your new roof, either because your old roof has come of age and needs to be replaced or because you are building a new home, here are the benefits offered by the most flexible and most diverse roofing material: shingles.
Variety in Design and Material
Tile shingles come in so many colors, textures, shapes and sizes that you can easily find the variety that suits the overall design of your home. Shingles are varied in terms of materials as well - concrete, metal, composite, slate and clay tiles are...more
If you live in an area prone to storms and hurricanes, such as Texas, you need to do everything you can to protect your home against storm damage – here is how:
- Review your insurance policy – even the most solid building may sustain storm damage, so make sure your home insurance policy provides the coverage that you need if the inevitable happens, not only for hurricane damage, but for the water damage caused by the floods that usually follow the hurricane;
- Inspect and repair your roof – the roof is the largest contiguous part on a home that is exposed to the...more
Has your commercial roof seen better days? Replacing a commercial roof is a large undertaking and investment. There are many factors to consider when it comes time to replace a commercial roof.
A commercial roof should on average last anywhere from 15-30 years. Wear and tear from hail, wind, and rain can all lead to expensive replacements often sooner than later. Replacing a roof is one of the biggest expenditures a building owner or facility manager makes, so it's important to address all concerns with a qualified professional roofer.
Here are some of the Commercial...more
Storm damage restoration is never an easy feat. The time and effort required to have a claim processed can really test anyone's patience. Fortunately, we are with you every step of the way.
At CCR Roofing we take great pride in illuminating a path for you, so that you may understand the claim and insurance process.
We are professionals in our field and are accustomed to dealing with extensive storm damage.
Here are a few of the steps we go through in order to get your roof repaired or replaced.
We assess the damage to your...more
The chimney is the highest point of any building and the building component that is the most exposed to the elements. Unfortunately, it is also the component that homeowners know the least about and pay the least attention to. If you don’t want to be a negligent homeowner, here are a few things that you never knew about your chimney, but are essential for keeping it functional and safe:
- Your chimney is the element through which the toxic by-products of the heating process escape, so keeping the chimney clean is essential for the safety of your home. Call a professional...more
If you are worried that your roof might get damaged by harsh Texas weather, but you don’t know what to look for, here are 5 of the most common roofing issues that you need to pay attention to:
- Damage caused by pests and rodents – insects, such as termites and animals, such as squirrels, birds or raccoons love to spend time in the shades provided by roofs and they also love to move in completely, building nests underneath your roof or inside your gutters. To prevent this issue, have the...more
Roof replacement isn't something you take on often as a homeowner. Understanding and knowing the components that make up your roof are of great importance when it comes to knowing how they integrate into your roof system.
A proper roofing system includes:
Shingles come in all types and varieties. The most common shingle is the Asphalt shingle. Asphalt shingles offer protection against the harshest of elements. They are an...more
The construction industry is constantly developing and evolving and so is the roofing industry within it. The most important innovations that are probably here to stay for years come in the field of smart devices that are increasingly used to improve energy-efficiency and to reduce the time needed to accomplish a roofing project and the related costs as well. Here are a few of these amazing innovations:
- Wearable technology – smart devices that can be worn by people working high up on roofs makes job sites safer and work more efficient.
- Drones – aerial...more
As a realtor, we understand how important your inspection reports and buyers themselves can be. Finding problems with an existing roof isn't always easy, but we make it our priority to repair and replace whatever the issue may be. When leaks go undetected, roof problems can lower the overall property value. If repairs aren't done correctly or in a timely manner, we're mindful your buyer can simply walk away.
When you work with CCR Roofing we strive for a simple and straightforward process when it comes to repairs and roof replacements. Our team of roofing experts are well versed...more
The installation of a new roof or having extensive roof repair San Antonio contractors offer done on an existing roof are two of the costliest procedures in any home, so if your roof is brand-new or its health has just been restored, you probably want to make sure it will live as long as possible. Here are a few tips that can ensure your roof will protect your home against the elements for a long time to come:
- Roof inspections – to make sure everything is in perfect up there, get the roof inspected every six months. If you...more
There's nothing quite like the feeling of knowing you may have animals in your attic. Aside from the initial panic of hearing scratching and scampering on your roof, there is fear of actual damage caused by these unwelcome critters. Several kinds of animals can find their way into your attic and home via your roof. While mice may be the first creatures that come to mind, raccoons, squirrels, and rats can also target roofs and attics as a nesting spot.
The time of year and overall condition of your roof can provide ample opportunity for one or more entry points into your attic....more
The condition of the roof on a building, especially on a home say a lot about how responsible and how caring the owner is. Family houses are usually larger and more comfortable than apartments, but maintaining the yard, the garden and the building, including not only the façade and the interior spaces, but the roof as well requires permanent effort – it is enough to neglect your homeowner’s duties for a few weeks and the formerly attractive, well-maintained property starts looking messy, dirty and unattractive.
When it comes to what the roof on your home says about you, a...more
When it comes to repairs and protecting your home, it's what's on top that counts the most. Because of this, there is a lot of inaccurate information surrounding roof repairs and replacement.
Here we discuss and dispel a few myths about roofing:
1. You don't need to replace each missing shingle.
Every shingle counts! They are all in collaboration with other shingles upon your roof. When one is compromised or missing, it can create a weak spot and can lay bare the underlayment and wood beneath....more
The roof designs and roof types used in a specific geographical area are largely determined by the climate of area. In the case of San Antonio roofing designs, the roofs on local properties need to be able to withstand the hardships caused by the region’s humid subtropical climate that comes with extremely hot, humid weather in summer (winters in the area are very mild, snow is very rare, so the period between fall and spring is very forbidding with roofs). Here are a few of the most efficient roof designs and materials used successfully in...more
Did you know most roofs are only meant to last from 15 to 20 years? There are many varieties of materials that can certainly add longevity to a roof but maintenance is key. Damage from wear and weather can affect your entire home if left unheeded. Here we explain a few typical roofing materials and how they stack up.
An Asphalt roof is among the most common roofing materials around. It has many benefits and is typically less expensive when compared to slate or metal options. Depending on the grade of asphalt, you can expect about 15 years from an...more
Preventing water damage to your roof can be as simple as maintaining and cleaning your gutters. Whether you do it yourself or hire someone, cleaning your gutters can make all the difference when it comes to roof longevity. As a homeowner, roof maintenance and proper drainage upon your roof should be a high priority. After all, your roof investment is an investment that takes care of you day in and out.
Fall and Spring are a great time to have your roof and gutters checked for any damage. With changing seasons, leaf foliage can wreak havoc on your roof....more
Roof underlayment, also called a roof vapor barrier is the layer immediately underneath the topmost roof covering material and on top of the roof deck to add extra weather protection to the roof – here is why this intermediary layer is so important for the integrity and the durability of the roof:
- Most roof types consist of individual components fastened together tightly, but even so, moisture can accumulate underneath, causing serious damage to the deeper structures, including the wood components that hold up the roof – the underlayment prevents such damage by repelling the...more
The roof on your home is important not only as the topmost layer of protection between the interior of the house and the elements, but also as a design element that can make or break the good looks of your house. When choosing your shingles, you should pay attention not only to practical factors, such as thickness, weight or warranty, but to the shape, the texture and the color as well – here are a few tips about how you can get the perfect hue:
- Think about the climate – the color of the roof affects the temperature inside...more
Ventilation is the process of air penetrating a system through an intake and leaving the system through an outlet. Any roofer with experience in roofing San Antonio homes knows that proper ventilation is key to lengthening the life of your roof. Proper ventilation is essential for the health and longevity of most systems that make up a building, roofing included. Without air flowing properly through the roof, moisture starts to accumulate, leading to condense and many other problems – here are a few of the most important reasons why...more
Roofs are as strong as their weakest points – here are the most common problem areas that need to be regularly inspected for damage:
- The fascia – the band made from wood or metal running right under the roof has the role of providing extra protection against water, but it is an area susceptible to water-related damage, such as rotting.
- The flashings – these components are usually made from aluminum, galvanized steel or rubberized material and they play the role of sealing and protecting areas where the roof cover is interrupted, such as around chimneys or...more
Roof leaks can be tricky – in some cases they appear suddenly, without any prior notice, then they just go away without a trace or they leave no trace in the attic and the roof above seems perfectly intact. However, water needs a crack in the roof to seep through and cracks, even the thinnest ones, can be detected – here is how:
- Inspect the attic – go up there shortly after a rain and check for water stains or wet spots above the room where the ceiling is wet, but be very careful when you step on the attic floor, especially if the leak left a large wet patch.
One of the best investments you can make in your home is replacing your roof. A new roof will offer peace of mind, increase the value of your home, and offer years of protection against the elements.
As you prepare for your new roof system, there are a few things you can do to make sure the job gets done as smoothly as possible.
Choose the right contractor
Although hiring a contractor does not guarantee you're dealing with a professional, it can ensure you're at least dealing with someone in the community. Local connections, including the use of...more
Roofs are the topmost layers of protection between the interior of the building and the elements, the layer that is constantly exposed to the harmful effects of the weather, so a building is only as strong as the roof on top of it. Even though we do not check our roofs every day to see how it is doing, there are numerous signs that tell you the roof needs some professional care and attention:
- Buckling or curling shingles – a problem that in most cases can be detected only during a careful inspection, but one that needs immediate action.
- Loose granules –...more
Metal roofs are nowadays the preferred choice for residential buildings in any climate area, for any type of construction – here are a few arguments to convince you that metal is the perfect choice for your building as well:
- Varied designs and colors – metal roofing panels come in many colors, shapes and sizes, so you can easily find the design that adds the desired curb appeal to your building.
- Durability and longevity – metal is resistant to moisture, to corrosives and pests and it can withstand any weather, harsh sunshine, strong winds, heavy snow and rain...more
Spring is the time when nature revives and also the time when homeowners go out to check whether the cold season has caused any damage to their property that needs repair. The roof being among the most exposed and most sensitive components of any building, it needs to be on your after-winter checklist of the maintenance operations that you do around the house – here are the most important things to do on your roof when the snow is gone:
- Cleaning – dust, twigs, branches, leaves accumulate on the roof and in the gutters over winter, so the first thing you need to take care of...more
This year's exterior remodeling trends promote a relaxed and inexpensive design that combines romantic and functional elements.
Lighting can add brilliance and a romantic note to a garden. It can be used in many ways: in the form of lighting systems, garlands, or as suspended luminaries.
Relaxation and comfort
The transformation of gardens into relaxation areas is now a priority for designers and architects alike. The current trend is to design gardens that are as comfortable as possible and include dining areas. The...more
When it comes to considering an asphalt roofing system for your home, you're in great company! Asphalt shingles are one of the top choices among homeowners and roofers alike. There are several reasons why this type of roofing system is so high in demand. When properly installed, an asphalt roof can bring your home years of dependability.
Here are a few more factors to consider when deciding on asphalt:
Among roofing options, asphalt shingles tend to be quite...more
There are many reasons to install gutter screens on old and new homes; they are all related to better protection and less maintenance. In other words, if you do not want to spend time and money on cleaning your gutters two times per year, then you should install a type of gutter guard. It will prevent debris build up and blockages, which means that water will be safely directed away from your home. The existing gutters will last longer because there will be significantly less moisture to cause rust.
Sometimes, gutters become places for bird nests, but gutter screens will remove this...more
Are you a property manager entrusted with maintaining several home or business properties? If so, you may be familiar with the many reasons to stay on top of roofing leaks and repairs. Best practice is to be proactive when it comes to roofing issues, especially as they pertain to your clients.
At CCR Roofing, we strive to give you peace of mind knowing your roof is in good hands. We use the latest technology including computerized estimation, and GPS measuring systems to help prepare comprehensive bids for our clients. Upon inspection, we provide a competitive estimate for...more
The main purpose of Insulation is to improve the energy efficiency and the thermal comfort of your home. If your home is one of the homes with metal roofing San Antonio roofers have installed, you know the importance of having your attic insulated with the best insulation.
First, you must consider adding insulation to the walls, because about 40% of the heat is lost through them; roof insulation comes in second place, in order to prevent about 25% of heat loss. Before adding insulation, there are some things to consider:
When Texas weather rears it's ugly head you never know what you might be in for. As we enter Hurricane season it's important to become familiar with the signs of water damage. Leaks, wet spots and water rings are all signs of concern as far as your roof goes. Left unchecked these areas become a greater liability.
So what to do once your roof starts leaking? First things first, if you suspect damage, you need to focus on getting the area looked at and dried in. This is an important step because it prevents further damage to the area.
In the aftermath of heavy storm...more
Concrete siding is so popular because it has many practical benefits.
First, it comes in many textures and designs, being able to mimic other materials (like wood, for example), but it is actually stronger and more durable than most of them. Concrete siding is fire and heat resistant, as well as immune to insects and pests. It is not damaged by humidity, impact or extreme weather conditions. Another pro is that it is energy efficient and can be combined with insulation and weather barriers.
It is a very good investment for your home, increasing its curb appeal and raising its...more
Working at height means working in any place where, unless safety measures are taken, a person may fall, resulting injury or death. Falling from height is one of the biggest causes of accidents in the roofing business.
The three safety rules that must be applied for roofing employees are:
· avoiding work at height
· preventing falls
· reducing the effects of a fall
Avoiding to work on the roof might sound like a paradox for a roofing worker, but the reality is that there are many operations that can be accomplished (and it is recommended...more
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
There is no secret that a roof replacement requires a big investment, according to the nature and the size of the project. This is why some homeowners might consider replacing the roof on their own, in order to save some money.
However, this is a viable alternative only for those with some knowledge and skills in roofing, otherwise, a project like this is very risky; you can end up doing more damage than repair, not to mention that you may get injured, without proper equipment and security measures. With all that is involved though, it is sometimes...more
A reputable insurance company is a guarantee that your policy will be respected and that you will receive appropriate coverage, when you need it. But how can you know if you have a good insurer after all? Does a strong brand make a real difference? Is it safe to choose your insurer based on price? What other considerations are in order? You can always look to a superb roofing company like CCR Roofing to get their thoughts and what insurance companies work well with them.
So many questions that definitely require some answers!
Extreme weather may damage your house and your roof. Clearly, nobody wants to think about the worst scenario, but we should still learn how to deal with such emergency situations.
Having insurance is essential, but make sure to check if the policy also covers your roof. Generally, the roof is included in the coverage, but if it is out of warranty, it may not be fully covered.
If your roof gets damaged, know that you should fill the insurance claim as soon as possible, after the damaging event. The roof must be inspected immediately, preferably by a...more
The world is changing constantly and at an astonishing speed. Who would have believed, 10 years ago, that today we will have this level of access to information via our smart phones and tablets? These changes will become even more dramatic with the technological advance and are expected to keep changing our way of life.
The construction industry in Texas will keep up with these technological advances, and current trends will be developed in the next decade. They include:
· The growth of some specific sectors within the construction industry: office, warehouse, retail,...more
When the time comes to replace your roof, choosing a new shingle color can make a big impact! Picking a new shingle is very much like picking interior paint. Ultimately, you want the color to complement existing decor. The color of your roof can have a huge impact on your home’s appearance. The perfect shingle color will complement your home and make a great first impression. It can immediately enhance your home's curb appeal and may even help with resale value when it comes time to sell. Making an informed choice ensures you will enjoy it for many years to come.
Here are a...more
Winter in San Antonio is magical and has a lot to offer. Though the peak of the tourist season in Texas is the summer, visitors and locals can choose from lots of different activities in the colder period as well – here are some of the most exciting things to do in San Antonio in winter:
- A visit to the Six Flags Fiesta Texas – the 200-acre theme park entertains visitors with the most amazing roller coasters and live shows all year around, but only in winter can visitors meet Santa Claus and enjoy the millions of lights twinkling cheerfully, creating a special atmosphere....more
A public adjuster is a professional involved in the insurance claim process and they usually will work well with a local roofer San Antonio TX area to calculate a fair cost of repair. There are several types of claims adjusters: a company adjuster (who is an employee of the insurance company), an independent adjuster (paid by an insurance company to handle claims) and the public adjuster (who works for the person who makes the claim and owns the policy).
Hiring a public insurance adjuster is an option if you feel that the way your...more
So you’re starting a new construction project, and you need a few extra hands. Whether short term or long term, hiring a new construction employee is a tough decision, and you need to make sure the candidates you are considering are worth the effort:
First you’ll need a detailed overview of the project you want help with. Is it a complex project, or do you need just a few basic repairs done, for instance to hire roofers to do roof repair San Antonio area? Make sure you have all your details written down.
Use the list to...more
San Antonio is the second most populous city in Texas and a place appreciated for its laid-back and inviting vibe. The city meets and exceeds all expectations – whether you are looking for a family-friendly district where you can raise your kids in safety or you are looking for a district where you can enjoy the nightlife, you will love to live in San Antonio. Here are the most popular suburbs to live in:
- Boerne – a charming old district in the Texas Hills, but close to the highway. The suburban feel is paired with excellent amenities, the town has great shops, fine...more
To repair or replace that is the question. A roof isn't something most homeowners contemplate until there is a significant problem. Roofing leaks often go unnoticed until they become a problem that just cannot be ignored.
So what are the warning signs when it comes to roof repair? Should you go all in for a new roof or just repair it? Let's take a look at some signs to determine what your best strategy is going forward.
How old is your roof?
Knowing the life span of your roof can help you make an informed decision when it comes time to replace it. Is your roof...more
The holidays are upon us and that means twinkling lights and Christmas decorations. Your roof and yard are a blank canvas to create holiday cheer! With a plan in mind and tools at the ready your house will be shining for the whole neighborhood to enjoy. If you plan on decorating with exterior lights here are some helpful holiday tips to help inspire you.
Start with your porch
Your porch is an excellent place to start decorating. Easily accessible and sheltered, it makes for a cozy spot to showcase those decorations. Greenery...more
San Antonio is one of the largest cities in the southern part of the United States, a city with a very rich historical and cultural background and also the center of an area characterized by dynamic economic development. San Antonio’s real estate market is also in continuous growth, making investment into local property a great decision – if you are interested in buying a home or purchasing real estate to rent it, here are the best neighborhoods in the city:
- Alamo Heights – a safe and family-friendly neighborhood with excellent schools and beautiful old buildings. Real...more
Roofing inspections are just as precarious and time-consuming as you might imagine. Inspectors and roofers alike must go to great lengths to scale and climb on top of a building. Needless to say, roofing professionals must be attentive and through in order to obtain the proper documentation for an insurance claim. Often, the scope and scale of the roof itself present a challenge in looking for leaks and repairs.
Drones are fortunately making roofing inspections safer and more practical for everyone. This incredible technology is being used across the board in various...more
San Antonio and the suburbs nearby are well-known for their excellent schools in the public sector just as much as in the private sector. The San Antonio Independent School District incorporates over 90 schools, many of them top-rated. If your child will start school soon and you are looking for an elementary school where your kid can learn in a playful and efficient way or your child is older and you are currently in search for the best high school, here are a few ideas that can help you make the best choice:
- Check the curriculum and the profiles of the educators – you can...more
We continue our roofing terminology to help you increase your roofing vocabulary and improve your knowledge of common roofing terms. Knowing these terms can help you confidently understand the scope of work being performed in your home or commercial property.
Fascia is the vertical edge usually found along the area where the gutter connects to the roof. It acts as a finishing layer and is meant to complement the roof line. Beyond looks, fascia is essential in maintaining a watertight barrier along the roof edge.
As a homeowner, understanding terminology as pertaining to your roof is very important. Knowing what is being presented to you on your contract and roofing estimate can make all the difference. Before you set out to have your roof repaired or replaced, check out a few common roof terms.
Venting - Proper attic ventilation is essential when it comes to roofing. When installed correctly, vents reduce moisture and heat build up in your attic. Having the air in and around your roof circulating properly can prevent costly repairs later.
Valley - A...more
Did you know your roof is your first and best line of defense when it comes to controlling your energy costs? Americans spend about $40 billion annually to air condition our homes and buildings. An energy-efficient roof not only protects you from the harsh elements, but can markedly make a difference in your energy costs. And here in South Texas we'll take any help we can get!
Fortunately, energy efficient roofs are not a trend and are here to stay. These roofing materials are made to withstand the onslaught of ultraviolet rays...more
For anyone interested in high quality commercial roofing, pinpointing the best commercial roofing products is completely essential. While it’s hard to actually talk about a single roofing system that can fit the profile, the following options should give you a better outlook at what’s available on the market today:
Thermoplastic roofing, also known as TPO, offers high temperature resistance and a uniquely high ability to resist UV light. They are rated at an average life span of roughly 20 years, and they’re considered among the commercial roofing products that are fastest...more
Hiring a new roofer can be stressful. You already have the burden of dealing with a leaky or compromised roof, hiring a roofer should come easy. Unfortunately it can add to your ordeal if you fail to look into who's actually on top of your roof doing the work. Here are a few tips before you sign a contract to hire your next roofer.
Although hiring a contractor does not guarantee you're dealing with a professional, it can ensure you're at least dealing with someone in the community. Local connections, including use of social media, come with the...more
Whether you want to replace your siding or install upgrades throughout your home, finding a reliable contractor is not an easy task. If you look at the Yellow Pages in your local area you’ll find a lot of contractors dealing with building, renovation and repairs, but very little indication as to which one of them might be more efficient or trustworthy.
One easy way to find out who to hire is to do a simple background check online. The best contractors will be active on social media, and they’ll likely have hundreds of positive reviews and almost zero complaints. Also, once you call...more
Keeping your roof in pristine condition is one of the most important responsibilities you have as a homeowner. Nothing else takes up as much real space and coverage except your foundation. Your roof is one of the most important investments you have when it comes to home ownership.
What can you expect
So what can you expect when you have your roof inspected? Much like calling a doctor, most homeowners aren't keen on getting up close and personal with their roof. This is where a licensed and bonded roofing professional can lend their expertise.
Recent news shows that San Antonio construction companies continue to keep themselves busy with multiple tech-oriented projects aimed at improving the quality of living in several areas, but most especially in downtown San Antonio.
Companies that orient themselves to use the most advanced building tools and the latest methods, as well as to build the most advanced upgrades for roofing systems, doors, windows and various other areas of the home, are currently in the process of revamping multiple downtown buildings that were purchased at the end of last year. You will see that...more
A homeowner today has an infinite number of possibilities when it comes to roofing their home. Among options, a metal roof is an excellent choice. No longer is metal exclusive to commercial properties, metal is a great choice for residential homes alike.
One of the main benefits of metal lies in it's durability. When properly installed, a metal roof can last as long as the home itself. Properties of metal ensure that water, snow and high winds are no match for it's strength. In addition, metal is resistant to fire, mildew and rot.
Typical installation time for...more
CCR Roofing is now proud to offer financing options to our valued customers. This is a great way to help spread out the payments of your new roof over time. Aside from adding curb appeal, replacing a roof is one of those things that sometimes can't wait. The very structure of your home can be on the line if your roof becomes compromised. This is true in the event your roof had unexpected storm damages due to hail or wind. If you need to replace your roof and don't have the money up front, you may consider financing as an option.
A less than perfect credit score should not...more
Not all damage after a storm is as obvious as what we are seeing in the areas hard hit from Hurricane Harvey. Fortunately, most insurance policies cover storm damages including hail, tornado and wind damage. Wind alone can cause severe damage including missing shingles, fascia and granule loss. Often due to this, insurance will pay for repairs or for the complete replacement of your roof.
Even in the absence of a major hurricane, a thunderstorm will most likely have straight line winds that come with it. In fact, wind damage from a thunderstorm is much more common than damage...more
Hurricane Harvey was a storm like none other. Spanning an area over the Coastal and South Texas region and into Louisiana, it unleashed catastrophic rain, winds, and flooding the likes most Texans have never seen. As the storm moved on, the rain began to settle in, causing even more damage. Rainfall totals were as much as 50 inches in some areas. With so much devastation it’s impossible to grapple with the damages and immediate consequences of such a storm.
We know first hand the challenges that are faced when dealing with a storm of this magnitude. We’ve been in the Corpus...more