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Plumbing boots

Posted by on Apr 10, 2013 in Expert Advice | 0 comments

Plumbing boots

Roof leaks often are not a result of a problem with a home’s shingles. Rubber plumbing boots usually deteriorate before the life of the shingles are up. Lead plumbing boots are the preferred choice.

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How Can I Tell if I Need a New Roof?

Posted by on Mar 18, 2013 in Expert Advice | 0 comments

The first question to ask is: how old is the roof? Under normal wear and tear situations a roof will usually last as long as its warranty period. “3 Tab” shingles will last 20 years, or so, while “Dimensional/Architectural” shingles will last 30 plus, years. When a roof is leaking it does not necessarily mean that it should be replaced. Leaks commonly occur around flashings, vent pipes, heat stacks, chimneys, skylights, etc. and not the shingles themselves. Once the shingles fail (wear out) it is time to replace the roof. Until then repairs can usually be made to the...

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Hail Damage to Your Roof

Posted by on Mar 13, 2013 in Expert Advice | 1 comment

Hail Damage to Your Roof

Hail Damage to your roof can compromise the rest of your home. If you have had hail damage to your roof and would like All Pro Roofing to come to your home for a free inspection please contact...

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What is the Right Price for a New Roof?

Posted by on Mar 10, 2013 in Expert Advice | 0 comments

While labor costs have remained steady for the last few years, the cost of shingles has increased over 100%. The primary ingredient in composition shingles is asphalt, which is responsible for the increased cost of a new roof. To replace a roof on an existing home the current roof should be removed. This also adds to the cost of a new roof. Replacing a roof on even the smallest of homes will usually cost $3500. or more. The price will go up depending on the size of the roof, how steep it is and if it is one or two story. Shingle types range from the most basic 20 year shingle to ones that...

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Ridge Vent

Posted by on Mar 8, 2013 in Expert Advice | 0 comments

Ridge Vent

Is Ridge Vent Right for Your House? A cooler attic means less energy needed to cool your home in the summer. Ridge vent can increase and extend the opening in your roof which allows hot air to rise and exit your attic. Ridge vent runs along the ridgeline of your roof (the cap shingles that are parallel to the ground). When the ridgeline of the roof is open (ridge venting) the flow of air traveling through the attic is more evenly spread across the underside of the decking. Air enters the attic through soffit vents that are located under the eaves of the house. The natural rising action of...

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Will my Insurance Company pay for a new roof?

Posted by on Mar 6, 2013 in Expert Advice | 0 comments

A typical Texas Homeowner’s insurance policy will pay replacement costs for damages to your home sustained as a result of a weather related storm. Insurance policies do not cover the replacement of a roof that has deteriorated as a result of normal aging and/or wear and tear. This being said, many homeowners have roofs that have been damaged by a past hail storm and are unaware of it. If you know for sure that you have hail damage on your roof you can call the claims office for your insurance carrier, or call your agent, and file a claim and request an inspection from an adjuster. If...

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