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Always protect your roof!

What is synthetic underlayment and why do I need it? Roofing felt has been around for over one hundred years. The purpose was to provide waterproof roof until the roof was complete and new shingles were installed. Other names for this include tar paper or roll roofing. The most common within the roofing industry is Synthetic Underlayment. Some people debate about the usefulness of the underlayment, and some even deem it unnecessary. A great benefit to underlayment is that it can act as a moisture barrier. When the hot air rises through the house and [...]

By |2020-07-27T13:11:22-04:00July 27, 2020|Uncategorized|

Metal Is King

Today we will touch on how metal is “king” within the roofing industry and why it is the best choice when replacing your roof. In this day and age, there are an amazing array of materials that you can use to replace your roof. One of the most remarkable which is virtually apart of every roofing system is: metal. In this day and age, there are an amazing array of materials that you can use to replace your roof. One of the most remarkable which is virtually apart of every roofing system is: metal. Aluminum, [...]

By |2020-07-27T11:33:11-04:00July 20, 2020|Uncategorized|

It’s so hot in my attic!!

Yes, there is something you can do! Back in February of this year we touched on how important roof ventilation is and why you need it. Being in South Texas we see some pretty hot and extreme weather; 104 degrees today to be exact. Air being able to flow into the attic is what creates roof ventilation. 2 ways to create air flow within an attic: Mechanical. Requires a power source. Natural.  The stack effect and the wind effect work together to naturally circulate air, use this whenever possible.  The stack effect occurs when hot air rises [...]

By |2020-07-13T11:34:51-04:00July 13, 2020|Uncategorized|

Fireworks and your roof.

The 4th of July is upon us! While this year looks a little different the outcome of fireworks going off around you can be detrimental to your roof. While quality roofing material has been treated for fire resistance, some conditions can lead to fires. Your favorite roofing company aka Tomlin Roofing Company offers tips on how to stay safe when the DIY pyrotechnics are active during the evening hours. According to the National Fire Protection Agency (NFPA), fireworks start 1,300 structure fires each year. To put it simply, fireworks and roofs don’t mix.   2020 [...]

By |2020-07-03T21:11:04-04:00July 3, 2020|Uncategorized|

Home Improvement Fail

Most of us have been home for the last 2 months due to Covid19 and one way to fill the idle time is to go online in search of home improvement ideas. It’s too easy to get lost in the ocean of photograph and blog posts on Google or Pinterest. I’ve been there. You probably won't pull the trigger on any of them for your own place—but it’s pretty fun to review the unlimited number of weird and somewhat creative ideas that you’ve come across. When it comes to the kitchen, for instance, there are [...]

By |2020-06-29T11:47:59-04:00June 29, 2020|Uncategorized|

Things to know before installing a skylight

Have you thought about ways to lower your electric bills recently? It is definitely something to consider. One way would be to add light to your home the natural way, consider adding a skylight. Understanding the pros, cons and diverse types of skylights will help you make an educated decision.   Skylights Add Natural Light Adding a skylight to the roof will increase the amount of natural light in the room. This additional natural light provides the most benefits in rooms without other windows or with windows. Natural light comes with health benefits such as [...]

By |2020-06-22T13:08:14-04:00June 22, 2020|Uncategorized|

What New Homeowners Should Know About Their Roof.

Congratulations! You purchased your first home and have moved in! Now comes the fun and sometimes challenging part of homeownership. Whether it’s repairing small things here and there, or cleaning out your gutters, being a homeowner requires hard work. Here, we can help you with several tips to help keep your roof maintained.   Pay close attention to the inspection report. A home inspection is a crucial part of the home buying process. However, it’s easy to get caught up in the excitement of your new home and dismiss certain inspection items as being “not [...]

By |2020-06-15T20:53:57-04:00June 15, 2020|Uncategorized|

Did your homeowner’s insurance company deny your roof claim?

In Texas, the law requires an insurance company to adjust their claims in good faith. When an insurance company has a pattern of denying valid claims or underpaying claims, they can be monetarily punished....  You want a roofer that is experienced in fighting insurance claims.   Don’t give up after your roof claim gets denied Never give up after the first roof claim is denied. With our experience, we have learned that many roof claims get approved only after the second or third adjustment. If you do not agree with the original decision, insurance companies will send new adjusters at no cost. Either way, it might [...]

By |2020-06-03T09:14:24-04:00June 3, 2020|Uncategorized|

Should I replace my commercial roof?

You are probably thinking about the financial burden that a new roof can cause. Whereas you may not realize it, there are many reasons why investing in a new roof can make your company more money in the long run. We have listed a few reasons why you should look at installing a new roof on your commercial building.   Draw in Customers First off, customers and people driving by will notice that you’ve got an old roof that needs replacing. Be that as it may, a new roof will improve the appearance of your [...]

By |2020-05-25T10:32:28-04:00May 25, 2020|Uncategorized|

Metal Roof Maintenance

First and foremost, galvalume is the longest enduring metal roof. While a metal roof lasts the longest, it still needs some tender loving care. This material lasts longer but it will be more expensive when you pay for the roof initially. Tender loving care for your roof is essential. Here are a few things to do that will help with doing just that. 1. CLEAN IT UP To wash your roof, utilize a basic cleanser and water hose, but stay away from rough tools like wire brushes or steel wool that can scratch your roof. [...]

By |2020-05-18T07:42:32-04:00May 17, 2020|Uncategorized|
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