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Common Questions From Texas Property Owners

Roofing Frequently Asked Questions

The Most Frequently Asked Roofing Questions

Dealing with residential roof repairs or a new commercial roof installation can be a daunting experience. There’s a lot to consider, from the types of materials you need to the expected lifespan of your roof. To assist you, we have compiled a list of the most popular questions in our Meis Roofing FAQ.

How long does a residential roof last?

The expected lifespan of a residential roof varies and depends on the material used. Asphalt shingles typically last 20–30 years, metal roofs can last 40–70 years, with clay or concrete tiles often lasting 50 years or more. Regular maintenance and quick repairs can extend the life of your roof.

How do I know if my roof needs repairs or replacement?

Repairs are appropriate for small leaks, broken shingles, cracked seals and other minor issues. In contrast, a roof replacement might be needed when there’s damage to multiple locations and substantial leaks, along with the roof reaching the end of its expected lifespan.

How much does a new roof cost?

The cost of a new roof depends on factors such as the size of the building, the cost of materials and its installation complexity. To get a more accurate estimate, our roofing team provides free inspections.

How can I maintain my roof and extend its lifespan?

Regular roof maintenance includes cleaning gutters, removing debris, inspecting for damage and then tackling needed repairs quickly. Working with an experienced roofing company ensures that small issues are addressed before they cause structural damage.

How often should I have my roof inspected?

Getting your roof inspected at least once a year – or after extreme weather – is recommended. Regular inspections can help identify potential issues and prevent costly repairs in the future.

What are some common signs of a leaking roof?

Signs of a leaking roof include water stains on ceilings or walls, damp or moldy insulation, visible damage to shingles or flashing and a musty odor in your home. When you identify a problem, contact a professional roofing contractor for a thorough inspection using state-of-the-art thermal imaging technology.

What are roof coatings and how do they protect my roof?

Commercial roof coatings are protective layers that bolster your existing roof surface. The liquid coating offers a leak-proof secure membrane that can increase the roof’s lifespan. In addition, the coating will protect against UV damage and reflect sunlight to keep the building cooler.

What can I expect during a professional roof inspection?

A roof inspection is personalized for each homeowner or business client. Typically, an inspection looks at the roof’s surface flashing, gutters, vents and other features using technology to enhance the process. Property owners receive a detailed report, including roof repair recommendations. Needed repairs can be conducted promptly to ensure the roof can continue to do its job of protecting your property.

What are the benefits of asphalt shingles?

Asphalt shingles are one of the lowest maintenance roofing materials available. These shingles are some of the most uncomplicated both to install and to repair, making asphalt a far more cost-effective choice than some of the other roofing types. Asphalt shingles also come in a wide variety of styles and colors, which makes it easy to find one that coordinates with the design of your home.

How can I tell if my shingles are damaged after a storm?

The types of roofing material all display damage a little differently. For instance, damage on an asphalt shingle can look similar to a bruise; a dark spot will be visible on a portion of your roof where the shingles have been pushed away. With wood, metal, slate, or tile shingles you might see split seams, broken or cracked shingles, missing shingles – and even clearly see that significant sections of your roof are missing.

Commercial and Industrial Roofing Services in Texas

Meis Roofing is available for roof repairs, maintenance and replacement services in Texas. For expert help with commercial and industrial roofing solutions, contact our team today. Call 866-211-1116 or request a free roofing inspection now.

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