The Official Blog of State Roofing Company
State Roofing Company is a proud member of The Houston Area Roofing Contractors Association (HARCA).
We are the Houston Area Chapter of the Roofing Contractors Association of Texas (RCAT). This group of professionals collectively represents that voice of the roofing and waterproofing industry in the Houston and surrounding areas. Our purpose is to help members operate successfully by providing regular continuing education, networking and industry contacts and a form for government relations. We are also committed to a solid consumer awareness and public relations program for the roofing industry.
Our roof of the week is a beautiful home in Katy.
State Roofing installed GAF Timberline HD series shingles in Charcoal. Materials included were Z Ridge Hip Shingles and GAF Deck Armor Underlayment. Silver Pledge Warranty. State Farm insurance hail claim.
There is more to a home’s roof that meets the eye.
Whether you need a roof repair or a new roof, it’s helpful to understand the basic roofing components and materials.
Chimney – a pipe through which smoke or gas goes up into the air, usually through the roof of a building.
Gutter – shallow troughs fixed beneath the edge of a roof, with the sole purpose of carrying off rainwater.
Valley – a hollow resembling or suggesting a valley, as the point at which the two slopes of a roof meet
Chimney Cap – a cap or cover for a chimney; they help keep animals and rainwater out, block downdrafts, block debris and help stop sparks and embers
Vent Stack – an opening designed to convey air, heat, water vapor or other gas from inside a building or a building component to the atmosphere.
Attic Vent – part of an attic ventilation system that replenishes fresh air through the attic space.
Ridge Cap/Vent – a ridge cap is a material or covering applied over the ridge of a roof; a ridge vent is a ventilator located at the ridge that allows the escape of warm and/or moist air from the attic area or rafter cavity.
Fascia – a board that is nailed to the ends of a roof rafter; sometimes supports a gutter.
Soffit – the exposed undersurface of any exterior overhanging section of a roof eave; soffit vents (an air inlet source as part of attic ventilation) are often installed in soffits.
Counter Flashing – flashing is used to weatherproof or seal roof system edges at perimeters, penetrations, walls, expansion joints, valleys, drains and other places where the roof covering is interrupted or terminated. Counter flashing is a strip of sheet metal in the form of an inverted L built into a vertical wall of masonry and bent down over the flashing to make it watertight.
Hip Ridge – a material or covering applied over the ridge of a hip roof
Reduce the chance of problems by choosing repair contractors carefully
It’s not unusual after a big storm for unreliable contractors to target consumers who need repairs. Here are some things to consider when choosing a contractor:
Weather is unpredictable. Avoid bigger loses by knowing what to look for in a contractor. Contact our office today for a free, no obligation inspection today.
Don’t miss the largest roofing event in Texas!
This year’s trade show will feature 90 exhibitors, seminars for Residential & Commercial Contractors and networking opportunities with Peers and Industry Experts. Don’t miss out on the golf tournament, award luncheon, door prizes & more!
Register now at: http://roofingcontractors-texas.com/events/
Roofing Contractors Association of Texas Licensing Program
You may be shocked to find out that there are only 21 States that require Licensing for Roofing Contractors and Texas is not one of those states. Although we are not required by the State to hold a License, State Roofing Co. has held a License through the Roofing Contractors Association of Texas. RCAT started a licensing program for roofing contractors in the State of Texas that requires members to be evaluated each year and requires contractors to complete continuing education courses to stay a licensed member. The Roofing Contractors Association of Texas “is a statewide trade association of roofing and waterproofing contractors. This group of professionals collectively represents the voice of the roofing and waterproofing industry in Texas. RCAT’s mission is to help its members operate successfully by providing continuing education, industry contacts and networking, a forum for governmental and public relations and consumer awareness.” (Welcome. (2015). Retrieved September 10, 2018, from http://roofingcontractors-texas.com/) When Selecting a Roofing Contractor, ask them if they are a Licensed member of the Roofing Contractors Association of Texas! In order to become a member of the Roofing Contractors Association of Texas you must have a Texas office location for a minimum of One year. In addition, you must submit credit/business references, Submit proof of financial responsibility, including insurance or bonding, workers compensation and a completed applicant statement. All members of the Roofing Contractors Association as well have to go through a background check and pass the Licensing program. Is your roofing contractor a licensed member of the Roofing Contractors Association of Texas?