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Increase your home value with Algae resistant shingles: A groundbreaking roofing technology with Scotchgard protector.

Shingles are meant to protect your home from nature’s worst elements such as rain, snow and the heat of the sun. Many shingles sold today are not Algae resistant shingles i.e. susceptible to Algae.  This can lead you to compromise your home’s view.

Have you noticed an old building with the shingles that have black streaks all over the place? That is the culprit. Our latest technology with Scotchgard protector guards your roof against unwanted algae and keeps your home looking new for decades. This article will focus on the roofing technology and how the Scotchgard protector might be a good option for your home.

With passaging time, your roof age would be clear when consistent black streaks of algae will appear. The substitute of the entire roof will cause lots of wastage in terms of time and money. Why don’t have a sustainable long-term choice?

Scotchgard is A trusted brand

Since 1956, Scotchgard is the name everyone trusts and you can trust. The researcher Patsy Sherman introduced the first version of the 3M in a fortuitous accident. A bottle of synthetic latex was spilled into an assistant’s shoes. It fascinated her to know the invisible layer was resilient to water and other liquids.
Due to advancement in the technology with respect to the previous technology, Scotchgard has become one of the trusted brands in the roofing market.

Does Humidity damage your roof even more?

In a humid climate, shingles are susceptible to dark algae. 3M Scientists at Scotchgard have solved this problem by introducing prevention layer to the roof itself. That coverage comprises copper ion on the entire surface of the shingle. This is the best solution now taking a lift in the market due to high demand and search for a good living due to scientific advancements.

Choose better material

Most of the shingle manufacturers claim they are using copper fortified shingles but they don’t tell you the concentration of the ion., they are below 5 percent mark. However, we at HPR Texas only use the material with the concentration above 10 percent. Ensuring a better and long lasting product. Scotchgard is a product which contains above 10 percent of consistent copper content.

In conclusion, there is a silent headache at work in many places of the USA, Algae and Moss shows up in the unwanted places on the roof. It causes none harm, so owners put low to no attention towards it. But yes, It can hold a lot more water on your roof and is prone to cause problems in near future. Even removing unwanted material from the roof is a headache. Roofs with Scotchgard protector is one and the only best solution for all your roofing problems. Better think about the best material to get the best out of your home.

 

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6500 Preston Rd #201
Frisco, TX 75034
(214) 396-7772

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All You Need to Know About Drip Edges

What is a Drip Edge?

First things first, we need to define what a drip edge is, to begin with. According to Wikipedia, in roofing, a drip edge is a “metal flashing or other overhanging components with an outward projecting lower edge, intended to control the direction of dripping water and help protect underlying building components.” Drip edges are installed with an intended tilt that is meant to guide water away from your roof while at the same time ensuring your roof’s foundation is not exhausted prematurely by holes and fissures.

drip edge illustrationA drip edge goes along the edge of the roof under the shingles. Though it is generally overlooked by homeowners, a drip edge is an important component of the roofing system. Some homeowners even tend to exclude drip-edges from a roofing project in order to save money. In the short term, doing without drip edges may be less costly but in the end, lack of it will lead to damage that is expensive to fix.

Why is It Important?

  • Deters insects and other small animals. A drip edge deters insects and other small pests from accessing your attic as they seal the gap in your roof, between the deck and the fascia board. Pests in your attic can be dangerous to your family and damaging to your home
  • Protect the roof’s edge from ice damage. Ice damming occurs when ice melts from your roof and refreezes at the edge. The presence of a drip edge helps to prevent the formation of ice dams
  • Protect and support shingles. Without a drip edge, shingles may slouch and water may find its way underneath your roof, this is an undesirable scenario. If this happens, your roof, deck and fascia board will erode over time
  • Drip edges help prevent the movement between the roof deck and the fascia boards
  • Supplements your gutter system in moving water far from your building and its base
  • Protects the edge of the roof deck from water during rainstorms
  • Drip edges protect your roofing structure from strong winds
  • Improve water-shedding efficiency which in turn protects the underlying wood structure
  • Overall, drip edges lengthen the lifespan of your roof and increase its effectiveness.

Types of Drip Edges

There are two broad types of drip edges:

L Drip Edge

These are used on low incline roofs. L shaped drip edges are located on the roof deck, on top of the fascia board. Before installation, the roofing material is held tightly using glue to the outside edge.

Hemmed Drip Edge

Usually used with metal and standing seam roofing. An open hemmed drip edge prevents water from moving upwards (through capillary action) and passing the drip edge metal.

 

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6500 Preston Rd #201
Frisco, TX 75034
(214) 396-7772

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All You Need to Know About Home Ridge Vents

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What are They?

A ridge vent is a type of vent installed at the peak of your sloped roof. They run the entire length of your roof. Almost all shingled residential buildings will have roof vents. Roof ridge vents are an important component of a well-functioning ventilation system.

It functions to allow warm humid air to escape the attic of a building. This movement of air will create a balance that assists to reduce your cooling costs while at the same time helping to increase your roof’s lifespan by reducing potential damage to the shingles.

Importance of Roof Ridge Vents

Aid Air Flow

Ridge vents have an air space below them which allows air to flow along the top of the building under the roof, which usually contains an attic. Ridge vents commonly include an external baffle and an interior weather filter. The filter is important in keeping out dust and insects while the baffle creates external pressure that pulls air out of the attic.

A single or multi-pitch ridge vent is a one-piece rounded unit. It should be installed over all of the roof’s pitches.

Vital to the Ventilation System

Your roof protects your family from the elements but it needs proper ventilation. Adequate ventilation means that you prevent fungus, mildew, and mold from moving under the eaves and the attic crawl space. Moist air usually leads to wood rot. Wood rot can be caused by fungi that grow in the dark, damp environments. Soffits and vents which are under the eaves work hand in hand with the ridge vents in keeping the air moving. Warm, moist air usually comes in under the roof. Since heat will rise, it is pulled out through the ridge vents.

You can install a fan system or use this passive arrangement of the vents to keep your roof and attic from moisture. Proper insulation means that the cold or hot attic air is kept out of your home.

Worth Your Investment

Ridge vents are a worthwhile investment, regardless of the climate you live in. Ridge vents play an important part in preventing ice dams which cause costly damage. They also prevent excess heat from accumulating in your attic which can increase your cooling expenses. The initial cost of installing ridge vents may be daunting but you ultimately save more money by avoiding costly repairs and cooling expenses.

Call a Professional

When you do decide to install ridge vents, call a professional roofing contractor you can trust to do the work for you. An experienced roofer will help you find the right type of ridge vent for your roof.

 

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6500 Preston Rd #201
Frisco, TX 75034
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3 Simple Ways to Increase the Life of Your Roof.

Roofing is an essential aspect of any house, and it is a good idea to ensure it is in the best possible condition. Replacing and repairing the roof is more expensive compared to other things like flooring and plumbing. A good roof should be able to last for a long time, and the longer it lasts, the more money you save.

Having to replace your roofing within a few years will prove to be very expensive. You should be aware of a few ways you can ensure your roofing last long and saves you a lot in the process. Below are some great tips that will go a long way in helping you increase the life of your roof.

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Make Regular Inspections

Often homeowners opt not to do an inspection and will only do something about their roofing when there is a problem. Of course, many roofing problems can be quickly repaired, but it can shorten the lifespan of the roof in the process. You should always do regular inspections to identify any problem with the roofing and have them fixed within the shortest time possible.

The process of inspecting the roofing is not complicated; you just need a ladder. If you don’t feel comfortable climbing a ladder or don’t find time to do it, consider hiring a roofing company to do it for you. Check for both interior and exterior damage, leaks, mold, wear, structural problems, and rot. When you find a problem, have it fixed because the longer you wait, the more expensive it will be to repair and also shorten the life of your roofing.

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Proper Attic Ventilation

Poor attic ventilation has been shown to cause some problems with premature aging of a roof. In the summer months, the temperatures in attics that don’t have proper ventilation will reach 160 degrees. Air that is this hot can easily penetrate the insulation of the attic, and make it hard to keep the home cool. This can result in damage to your paint and wallpaper on the floor directly below. The hot air can also ‘’fry’’ the shingles and cause them to decay more rapidly, and the rafter that holds the roof can become weak by cracking and warping.

During the winter, many household appliances such as showers, bathtubs, and cooking vapors can easily cause the buildup of excess moisture. If the attic hasn’t been adequately ventilated, it will cause the moisture to build up and cling under the roofing. It will then condense and fall, which ends up soaking the insulation of the attic.

Clean The Roof

Asphalt shingle roofs that are consistently shaded from the sun can attract the growth of algae that will feed off the microscopic particles that are in limestone, used in the manufacturing of shingles. Roof cleaning should be done professionally. It will protect the shingles which in turns increase the life of the roof. Cleaning will also improve efficiency because the darker the roof the more heat it generates.

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3 Types of Roof Damage that Can Leave You with a Huge Bill

Plano Storm Damaged Roof in need or repairAn average roof lasts about 25 years or more. Some can last for a century, but once a roof gets to the end of its useful life, a homeowner can see some signs of damage. This is ordinary wear and tear for an old roof, but for a roof that is still in its prime, there are three main types of damage that can either ruin it or leave you with a steep bill.

Leaks

Most people work to keep leaks from happening in their plumbing but never forget about the roof. The roof is as susceptible to leaks as the plumbing is. Lost shingles can result in leaks occurring. If you see any, and you should inspect your roof a few times a year, you need to replace them quickly. If the problem is left to worsen, it can cause such extensive leaks that the repairs could be about $12000.

Visual inspections of the roof are all it takes to see if there are any missing shingles or tiles. When you are cleaning your gutters, this is an excellent time to look for missing shingles. Look for missing or damaged flashing, too. Flashing is plastic that wraps around the chimney and the roof’s surface. If it is damaged or missing, it can lead to massive leaks as well as substantial repair bills. Damages that are bad enough will warrant getting an entirely new roof, so always make it a point to take the time to inspect your roof at least a few times a year.

Blow Offs Due to Wind

This type of damage is done when the wind blows material off the roof. This can happen if a roofing company failed to install the roof’s flashing correctly. It can also occur when the roof has been exposed to high winds or severe rain. If blown off shingles or flashing are left, they can cause more damage and that result in needing to replace the roof.

If you have experienced a severe storm, check your roof as soon as the storm is over. Check the wood panels in your attic to be sure there are no signs of mold or leaks. If you see bubbling paint on walls or stains on the ceiling, these indicate leaks. Get the problem fixed soon or the repair will be extremely costly.

Punctures are relatively hard to see from the ground or even when you are near the roof cleaning a gutter. These tiny holes are usually the result of damage during the installation process. The reason these small holes can end up being the huge problem is that they are relatively inexpensive and straightforward to fix.

These holes may even still be covered under your warranty. If you let them go, the problem can void your warranty. Get them fixed before they lead to leaks, too. Contact your roofing experts for a through inspection at least once a year, so your minor repairs do not end up becoming huge and expensive.

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