Houston Roof Repair Services

Houston Residential Roofing Contractor

Houston homeownership can be a difficult, demanding, and expensive task. Hiring a roofing professional is one of those problems virtually every Houston homeowner will face at some point during his or her lifetime. Whether you need to repair a leaky, drafty, or downright dangerous roof, or its just time to upgrade to something more attractive and energy-efficient, you’ll need a skilled team with experience and the know-how to take the hassle out of your roofing problems. Hiring a fully licensed, insured, and registered, Houston roofing contractor will help you to sleep easier at night.  You’ll want a contractor that can offer warranties on their services, as a way to demonstrate they stand behind their commitment to excellence.

Common Types of Residential Roofing:

  • Asphalt Shingles
  • Tile
  • Slate
  • Metal

Houston Commercial Roofing Contractor

The variety of roof types involved in Houston commercial properties will require a professional team of Houston commercial roofing contractors with years of experience in all types of roofing projects. They will need to have technicians who are highly trained in the newest commercial roofing innovations. For instance, if you need a metal roof repaired you need a Houston roofing contractor with the special training and skills in the latest techniques metal roof repair. Metal roof repair now involves the use of liquid applied coatings that are energy efficient and require the special equipment and skills to be properly applied. Now, metal roof repair is available at about half the cost of replacement.

Common Types Commercial Roofing

  • Asphalt
  • Flat roofing
  • Cedar
  • TPO
  • EPDM
  • Metal
  • Coatings

Houston Roof Maintenance

It makes good sense to have a roof inspection performed regularly to prevent leaks in your home or place of business. Leave it for too long, and weather, age, and corrosion can do a number on your roof – and now you’ve got a leak on your hands. An unattended to leak can cause structural damage in addition to providing an optimum environment for mold to take hold and grow. Most Houston roofing contractors offer a free roof inspection and only charge for the needed repairs.

 

Questions About Mold

FAQ
Q. Do I need to pay to have a mold remediation expert do the work or can I do it myself?
A. The EPA recommends that a qualified contractor who does mold removal should do areas that are more than 10 square feet. Even in situations of areas less than 10 square feet or a “3 foot by 3-foot” area, we recommend you have a professional mold test done to the building. Mold can spread rapidly inside walls, crawl spaces, and ceilings and inside your air ducts. It is also hard to tell how far the damage has reached.  Next, you need contact a licensed mold removal firm in your area.
Q. how long do I have before mold can grow.
A. In some cases, if areas are completely dried within 24 hours mold will not grow. However, if the mold was present, it will multiply quickly with in 48 hours. Please also remember that you cannot tell if the area is dry without the proper equipment.
Q. Can I clean mold with bleach.
A. Chlorine bleach is not recommended as a routine practice during mold cleanup. In most cases, it is not possible or desirable to sterilize an area; a background level of mold spores will remain – these spores will not grow if the moisture problem has been resolved. If you choose to use disinfectants or biocides, do your research from the manufacturer.
Please note: Dead mold may still cause allergic reactions in some people, so it is not enough to simply kill the mold, it must also be removed.
Q. Can mold make me sick?
A. Molds are usually not a problem indoors unless mold spores land on a wet or damp spot and begin growing. Molds have the potential to cause health problems and in some cases, potentially toxic substances (mycotoxins). Inhaling or touching mold or mold spores may cause allergic reactions in sensitive individuals. Allergic responses include hay fever-type symptoms, such as sneezing, runny nose, red eyes, and skin rash (dermatitis). Molds can also cause asthma attacks in people with asthma who are allergic to mold. In addition, mold exposure can irritate the eyes, skin, nose, throat, and lungs of both mold-allergic and non-allergic people.
Q. How do I know I have a mold problem?
A. You can usually see mold growing in damp areas on walls and floors. However, mold does have a smell from compounds produced by molds which are volatile and quickly released into the air. These strong smelling compounds are known as microbial volatile organic compounds (‘m VOCs). Because VOCs often have strong or unpleasant odors, they can be the source of the “moldy odor” or musty smell frequently associated with mold growth. A moldy odor suggests that mold is growing in the building and should be investigated by someone qualified in toxic mold removal.