Archives for October 2018

Commercial Roofing

Houston Commercial Roofing

For services in commercial roofing in Houston, Texas Metal Roof Contractors can service all types of roofing. Call today to take advantage of our a free roofing inspection! You’ve got a lot going on under the roof of your commercial building. All of your operations, inventory and employees are under that roof. You want to make sure that it is in good repair and free of leaks. Call us today to take advantage of our free roofing inspection. At TMRC, we specialize in a wide variety of available commercial roofing methods. As an example, we can repair your old metal roof to better than new, and for half the cost of replacement.

Metal Roof Repair

Experts in Commercial Roofing

Our technicians are certified in roof damage assessment through HAAG Education programs. We are also members of Roofers Success International. Having been in business since 1984, we are always learning and implementing new methods to maximize the efficiency of our installers and the quality of our roofs. Everything we do is to serve you and your business better. Let one of our roofing experts come out and give you a free inspection and estimate on repair or replacement.

No Job too Small or Too Large

Along with our expert service, we also offer the latest commercial roofing innovations to help minimize pooling water and leaks. We are certified and licensed to install standing seam roofing systems and also specialize in sealing flat and low-sloped roofs. Have an issue with challenging ductwork? No problem. Our technicians can handle any job, big or small, no matter how complicated.

New Construction

If you are planning a brand new commercial complex, talk to us about your roofing options. Texas companies have trusted us with their roofing needs for 35 years and you can too! We promise that you will be completely satisfied with the finished product!

Customer Service

We value all of our customers. Excellent customer service begins with great employees, so we treat all of our employees, subcontractors, and vendors with the same respect we treat our customers. If there is anything we have learned in over three decades of business, it is that a happy customer is a repeat customer. When looking for professionals in commercial roofing, Houston business owners trust Texas Metal Roof Contractors to keep their roofs in tip-top shape.

 

Regular Inspections Can Guard Against Water Damage

Avoiding Water Damage 101

Water damage: a costly and messy process that is a downright pain in the you-know-what. Fortunately for you, before you have to call the pros to save your home from serious damage, there are measures you can take in your daily life to avoid water damage. It’s true, there a little preventative measures you could be taking that you didn’t even know are causing any harm in the first place. Sure, a lot of it can happen slowly and might not cause significant damage for a long time, but believe me; damage will surely happen if you’re not taking the right precautions.

How to Avoid Water Damage in Your Home

Plumbing InspectionLike I said before, there are a ton of small things you could be doing around the house to protect it from water damage that you didn’t even know would help!! Your home’s foundation is pretty susceptible to damage because damp wood pretty much becomes a playground for termites and other damaging pests. Not to mention the fact that, over time, the water with rot and destroy the wood, making any home completely unsafe. Little maintenance tips in your day-to-day routine might save you from needing hardware repair and water damage restoration. Check for leaks or overflow in sinks and toilets. Overflows could be caused by debris build up or a broken shutoff valve. Keeping your pipes clear and valves in check will ensure sure water comes and goes appropriately.

Clogged Gutters

Keep those gutters clean! If your drainage system is weak, your home is at high risk for water getting in and doing some major damage. So, what can you do to stop this? I’m glad you asked. It’s easy, keep your gutters clear because when they are clogged up with dirt and leaves, water can’t be drained properly, and it’ll just pour right down your home’s siding and into the foundation. While you’re at it, make sure your roof is in good shape. Damaged or lost shingles can allow water to pool in your ceiling and eventually rot through and cause leaks in your home that could require extensive repair services.

Don’t Neglect Your Basement

One more thing- don’t neglect your sump pump. This is that pump in your basement used to remove water and keeps your basement from flooding. Check up on it now and then to make sure it’s working correctly because if it’s not and a storm hits, your basement could flood. A flooded basement can cause significant damage, ruining your belongings, as well as any carpeting and drywall.

 

About Metal Roofing

A Few Things You Need To Know About Metal Roofing

Recently metal has become very popular as a roofing material. Many homeowners in Houston choose metal for their roofs because it is attractive, long-lasting, and won’t be affected by the long hot summer sun and with so many options available, metal roofing is incredibly versatile.

Professional Installation is Best

The only drawback is that you will most likely need a Houston metal roofing contractor to install metal roofing because few people are themselves familiar with the material. Although this will cost more, metal roofing is quicker to install than traditional roofing so that the price difference will be manageable.

A Number of Colors and Styles are Available

Standing Seam Metal Roofing

Metal roofing comes in a vast range of colors, and if a homeowner doesn’t like the standard colors, custom colors are also available. Some people even choose a theme for their roof, e.g., painting the roof the colors of the American flag. The potential of metal roofing is limitless, and the only limits are the homeowner’s imagination and budget. Colored metal roofing will eventually fade, but this doesn’t mean it needs to be replaced. All that it means is that the color will be a little flatter; it will still look good.

More About Metal Roofing

Metal roofing is also beneficial because it can add to the value of a property, and even reduce insurance costs in some states. A light-colored metal roof deflects heat from a building in summer, and holds heat in during winter, saving on heating and cooling costs. And although some people believe that metal roofs attract lightning, this is only a myth. Even if the roof were hit by lightning, the metal would dissipate the electrical charge with no harm done. Because it is metal, it will not catch on fire, and so metal roofing is a safety bonus in an area with lots of lightning. Metal roofing is now made to fit almost any roof type and can replace any design. Metal can even replicate the appearance of other roofing materials such as asphalt shingle, cedar shake, or clay tile. Whatever roof you have, you can replace it with a metal roof.

A Metal Roof Has a Long Service Life

The most significant difference between conventional roofs and metal roofs is that metal roofs will last two to three times longer, even outlasting the owner who installed it! Metal roofing is coated with zinc and so acts differently than traditional roofing. A conventional roof begins to deteriorate the moment it is installed, but a metal roof will not weaken no matter how long it is there. A metal roof will pay for itself in the long run due to the added benefits it brings to the home and the resilience of the metal itself.

 

The Most Common Problem with Basements

A Damp or Wet Basement

If your basement has been soaked after fire or flood, you have to immediately get rid of the excess water and endeavor to dry it off as soon as possible.  Premises that are left soaked or damp over an extended period of time will encourage mold and mildew growth aside from making it an excellent breeding ground for other microorganisms, insects and pests.  You should find out where the source of water is coming from and fix it. Following are some of the usual causes of damp basement and how to deal with them:

Excess Water in the Basement Because of Overflow

Water from melting snow and rain can wear out the foundation of your home and cause cracks to develop on your basement where water can seep through.  Water can also trickle through the porous material of basement walls.  You will know that this is where the water comes from when after a storm or strong rain the basement walls become wet or damp.  This problem can also be brought about if the ground is inclined towards the house and pools of water are left in pockets which eventually find its way to your basement. If you are sure that this is the source of dampness or wetness in your basement, you can readily resolve this by covering the cracks in the foundation and basement walls.  You can also lengthen thd downspout so the water can be directed to the streets away from your house. Gutters should also be kept clean so the water can flow freely and not clog and overflow.

Excess Water In the Basement Caused By Groundwater

During heavy rains and the water outside your house rises higher than the basement, water could be expected to seep through the cracks in your basement if there are any.  Pools of water that build up underground can also find their way into the same cracks and holes and cause flooding inside the basement.  Old houses without a sump pump normally suffer this damage. You can resolve this problem by installing a drainage which is directed away from your basement.  Set up a gutter at the foundation of the outside walls or if within the house’s premises underneath the floor pieces.

Condensation Can Also Cause Wet Basement

When warm, moist air touches cold water pipes and the basement walls which lead to a generally damp basement, condensation can occur.  During the condensation process, water droplets can be plenty enough to form a pool of water and puddles in the basement.  You can find out if condensation is the culprit in this case by taping an aluminum foil on the wet areas and inspect it after one day.  If the foil is damp as well, then condensation is indeed the contributor of dampness in your basement. You can resolve this problem by improving the ventilation inside the basement and leaving all the windows open for the meantime.  Let the electric fans run inside the basement but insulate the water pipes with foam.  You can use a dehumidifier if available or increase the temperature during extremely cold weather.  Waterproof the walls to prevent moisture from outside to seep through the microscopic holes, These are the basic things you can do to address the dampness in your basement. However, if all these do not work, you might have to already employ the services of a professional who could exactly pinpoint the source of wetness and do the necessary to eradicate the wetness in your basement.