State Roofing performs another tapered ISO roof installation with a modified-bitumen roof system.
The roof helps to keep the home safe from wind, rain, hail and other types of inclement weather. Many roofs, however, are not rated to outlast intense tropical storms or even hurricanes. A hurricane or tropical storm can still cause a good deal of damage, even with roofs that are rated to withstand high winds. If the wind uplift is strong enough, the pressure may be enough to cause the roof materials to break apart. Shingles can be torn or lost, and the hail could have caused bruises and dents in the structure. Flashing can be stripped away along with gutters and other key elements of the house. At State Roofing, we know what roof damage looks like, and we know what causes it—extreme weather being the main culprit. Hurricane season is among us, if your roof takes a beating from wind, hail or weather of any kind, contact us for a free inspection.
Improperly nailed roofs can be more susceptible to leaks and damage from storms. Ideal nail placement on roof shingles is limited to a very small area. If the nail is driven outside that area, it could impair the roof and void the manufacturer’s warranty. Contractors who hand nail can feel whether or not the nail catches the wood, but don’t get that same feeling with a nail gun. Hand nailing also ensures accurate placement of nail on designated nail line. Nail guns can drive nails between boards or outside the ideal placement area which will loosen over time, eventually causing raised shingles or leakage.
The Roofing Contractors Association of Texas (RCAT) 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 up-to-date continuing education, technical research data, industry contacts, consumer help and a forum for governmental and public relations.
Roofing Contractors Association of Texas (RCAT) recently held their 41st annual Conference & Trade show. State Roofing Company’s John Giffin was honored with the Curtis Blackwell Memorial Award. The Annual Curtis Memorial Blackwell Award was established in 1984 to recognize an individual who has contributed significantly to RCAT, the roofing industry and who is dedicated to their work or by a specific contribution.
State Roofing Company’s Emily Giffin was inducted into RCAT’s Board of Directors for the Houston area chapter.