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UL 2218 Impact Resistant Shingles

Are Impact Resistant Shingles Hail Proof?

From North to Frisco to South of Dallas, our customers have always inquired if we have any hail proof shingles. We always tell them that there is no such thing as a hail proof shingle, but there are many options for Impact Resistant shingles.

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Radiant Barrier TechShield

LP TechShield Radiant Barrier

Radiant Barrier TechShield Information Guide

What is radiant barrier and do you need it? What is TechShield? Does Bert Roofing install these products? He is our frequently asked questions on this and related topics.


What is Radiant Barrier?

On a warm summer day,

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Most Common Roof Color

What is the most common shingle color?

The photo above is a typical North Dallas neighborhood with most of the homes built in the early 1980s.  You can easily see that the gray tone dominates.  This roof color is commonly called “Weathered Wood”.  

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Shingle Warranty & Roof Lifespan


The Shingle Warranty & A Normal Roof Lifespan

Shingle warranty and a normal roof lifespan are not the same. Normal lifespan would be defined as useful life not impacted by an abnormal life shortening event such has hail damage. A roof normally wears primarily from ultra violet (UV) exposure.

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Faux Slate Roof

Fake Slate Mistaken For Real Slate

This is a home for sale that I was asked to inspect a while back. The roof was said to be a real slate roof which is a product we generally refer to our friends at Scottie Ballentyne Roofing, but a good customer requested an inspection of this property they were about to purchase.

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Steel Roof Overlay Quality

Is a Metal Steel Roof Overlay a good system?









The roof above is one I recently looked at for a potential buyer of this property.

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Minimum Slope Shingle Roof

What is the minimum slope for a shingle Roof ?

Shingles of all types need to have slope to function properly. The minimum requirement is 2/12. The 2/12 number is rise over run, or two units of vertical for every 12 units horizontal. That works out to about nine degrees if that works better for you.

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Claims Adjusting & Roofing Contractors

Adjusting: What Contractors Can & Can Not Do

Last week we attended the monthly "Lunch & Learn" meeting with the North Texas Roofing Contractors Association. The speakers were Bill Voss of the Voss Law Firm and Jake Posey of The Posey Law Firm.  Both are active in insuarnce work and / or plugged into the current and proposed rules with the Texas Department of Insurance. 

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2013 Green Roofing Poll

Green Builder Magazine Reader's Poll Picks CertainTeed

A recent poll had CertainTeed come out as the top manufacturer of Green Roofing Products. The "Reader's Choice" Poll was in a recent issue of Green Builder Magazine. The magazine also reported that energy efficiency (HERS Index) is a growing trend and will likely be mandatory in many future real estate markets.

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Lakewood & East Dallas Roof Damage Overview

As a person who was raised in East Dallas it was hard to drive around today (6/14/12) and see the horrible damage done to so many of the historical building of the Lakewood area. The Lakewood Theater marque took a hard hit. So did many of the majestic home on Swiss Avenue and Lakewood Boulevard.

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