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How to remove mold from your roof

Contact Eclat Roofing today if your roof is damaged.

 

Do you have mold and mildew growing on your roof shingles? You might want to remove it before it causes more problems for your roof. Here is what you can do:

 

  • Use Concrobium House & Deck Wash to thoroughly clean the surface of your roof if it is exhibiting seasonal dirt and grime. Use Concrobium House & Deck Wash on surfaces such as wood, asphalt and other shakes and shingle types using the following steps:
    1. Apply House & Deck Wash generously with the hose-end sprayer.
    2. Allow it to soak into the affected area for 3-5 minutes, but do not allow it to dry.
    3. Scrub the area with a stiff bristle brush or broom.
    4. Rinse the surface earnestly with the ‘Rinse’ setting on the hose end sprayer.
  1. For tougher mold staining that is deep-seated on your roof, apply Concrobium Mold Stain Eraser. This solution doesn’t require scrubbing and doesn’t contain bleach, so it won’t discolor any surfaces. Click here for more information on using Concrobium Mold Stain Eraser.

When roofing materials are exposed to significant moisture they can become susceptible to mold growth. This can cause your roof to raise and rot. This particularly true for north-facing and shaded sections. Exposure to mold and mildew can lead to damaged and deteriorated shingles and as well as other roofing surfaces.

If you need help repairing roof damage caused by mold or mildew in Dallas, TX contact Eclat Roofing today at (214) 373-1500.

Signs of Roof Damage After a Storm

During storm season, it is especially important to pay attention to the condition of your roof. With more frequent rain, severe storms, and tornadoes, you want a reliable roof over your head. Keep your home and family safe and secure by keeping an eye open for these signs of roof damage after a storm:

Debris and Property Damage

Storm Damage to Home

Storms can Leave behind Wind and Hail Damage, so it is Important to Check your Roof for Damage

Once the storm has passed and it is safe to do so, go outside and survey your property. Look for any obvious signs of damage to your home, trees, vehicle, and other property. If hail has beat up your car or the wind has knocked down a fence or tree limbs, there is a good chance that your roof has sustained some damage as well. Because your roof covers a large surface area and is typically higher than most of your property, it is more vulnerable to damage. If you do not see any problems from the ground, it’s a good idea to pull out the ladder or call for an inspection.

Cracked, Dented, or Missing Roofing

Do you see any dented shingles or cracked tiles on your roof? Has the wind knocked a few pieces or sections loose? These problems should be repaired quickly to prevent possible roof leaks. Hail can leave behind small dents or even large holes in your roof if it is big enough. Check shingles for bald or shiny spots where the asphalt granules have been knocked loose, and check your gutters for piles of these granules.

Check the Attic

If climbing up to your roof is not an option, you can also check your attic for a leak. Wet insulation, mold or mildew growth, and wood rot can indicate a roof leak. If you find any problems in the attic, it’s best to call for a professional roof inspection before the problem gets worse.

If you spot any of these signs of roof damage after a storm, call Eclat Roofing for fast, professional storm damage roof repair in Dallas, TX at (214) 373-1500!

Imitation Tile: Great Look for a Great Price!

Tile RoofingTile roofing is a popular option for homeowners wanting their home to stand out with a unique roof. Clay tiles are extremely durable, elegant, but can be very pricey. Those wanting to get the look of Spanish or Mediterranean tiles can have imitation tiles installed at a great price! They even come in a variety of colors so you’ll be able to find the right style to match your home.

One of the hang-ups with tile roofing is the weight of the tiles. This is why imitation tile is a great alternative. The materials are lightweight so there’s no need to add extra support to your roofing structure prior to installing them. This will reduce the labor costs as well.

Imitation, or faux tiles are made from sturdy materials so you’ll not only get the look of real tiles but excellent durability as well. They are built to withstand extreme temperatures changes, hail, and debris brought on by harsh winds. The materials that make up imitation tiles are extremely color fast as well so you don’t have to worry about replacing faded tiles anytime soon.

If you are looking to install imitation tile in Dallas, TX, then contact Eclat Roofing today at (214) 373-1500. We can help you create the style you want for your home. Whether you want imitation tile that looks like Spanish tiles, slate, etc. our roofing professionals will build a reliable roof to protect your home.

Signs That You May Have a Roof Leak

Wondering if you have a roof leak? Whether you’re nervous because a neighbor’s roof is getting worked on or you’re just conducting regular maintenance, here are a few signs that you may have a roof leak.

Water Stains and Damage

signs that you may have a roof leakThe most common early indicator of a roof leak is the classic water stain. If you have white walls or ceilings, it may appear brownish, while paint and wallpaper may warp, tear, or bleed. Check your attic for signs of a leak, but keep in mind that the leak may not be in the same location as the stain. Water can drip down the angles of your roof, making leak detection difficult.

Dripping Water

Have you ever occasionally noticed water dripping from the walls, ceiling, or fixtures? Don’t ignore it! Conduct a thorough inspection or call a roofer to find out if you do, in fact, have a leak. Sometimes people only notice such problems when there is ice and snow, or heavy rainstorms. Keep an eye out and try to dry up any water quickly to prevent damage and mildew.

Exterior Damage

If the outside of your roof is damaged, the inside is likely sustaining damage as well. Do you have missing or warped shingles? Is there debris in your gutters preventing the flow of water? Is the underside of your roof line rotten, damaged, or growing mold? These signs could indicate roof damage and should be inspected by a professional before the next storm hits!

Wet Insulation

Another great way to check for a leak is to take a look inside your attic. When water drips from your roof, it may fall on wood, your air conditioning unit, insulation, and anything else in your attic. If you see wet or moldy insulation, you could have a leak. Your attic may also be poorly ventilated, which can cause additional problems.

If you notice any of these signs that you may have a roof leak, call Eclat Roofing at (214) 373-1500. We’re happy to provide roof inspections and repair in Dallas and Fort Worth, TX!

Concrete Tile Roof Maintenance Tips

Photo of maintenanceConcrete tile is a fantastic roofing material for homes here in Dallas, TX. Much like all roofing, it can have a fantastically long life for your home if taken care of correctly. Proper maintenance is key. It is a small task to take care of your roof if you know exactly what you need to do. Eclat Roofing has composed a short tip list for you and your concrete roof.

Concrete Tile Roof Maintenance Tips

  • Inspect or Have Your Roof Inspected – Cracks, chips, and wear should always be checked for. Take a moment to look at your roof. If you notice any wear or damage, your tiles will need replacing.
  • Buff Your Tiles – Your tiles can have build up occur over time. This build up comes from the concrete itself. Take a clean damp rag and buff off this build up. Whatever you do, do not use the pressure washer to remove the build up. The intense pressure can break your tiles.
  • Walk Carefully – Sometimes when inspecting your roof, you may climb up and begin walking the surface looking for breaks and cracks.Distribute your weight evenly when you walk along your roof. During inspection, if you do not keep you weight even you may cause more damage than you find.
  • Replace Any Damaged or Missing Tiles Quickly – If you notice any damaged or missing tiles, have your local roofer install replacements quickly. These can become weak points for your roof that may be damaged worse during the next patch of bad weather.

Call Eclat Roofing today at (214) 373-1500 for all of your concrete tile needs in Dallas, TX!

Benefits Of Residential Metal Roofing

Many people think of a barn or warehouse when metal roofing is mentioned. However, metal roofs are gaining popularity among homeowners, both rural and suburban. Here are a few reasons to consider residential metal roofing.

Long Lasting

residential metal roofingUnlike asphalt shingles, metal roofs do not wear down because of sunlight, rain, or other elements. A solid metal roof can withstand hail, high winds, fire, earthquakes, and more! Most metal roofs will last 50+ years if properly maintained. And the even better news is that maintenance is extremely minimal! Though more expensive up front, a metal roof will pay for itself over the decades.

Stylish

Did you know that metal roofing is available in more colors and styles than the standard silver standing seam? Do you want a red roof? Of how about metal shingles? No problem! With the increasing popularity among suburban homeowners, metal roofing is available is a wide variety of colors and styles. Go bold or keep it simple with something resembling a traditional shingle roof. There’s an option for any homeowner.

Eco-Friendly

If you want to make less of an impact on the environment, a metal roof is a great way to go green. Metal is recyclable, and most metal roofing is made up almost entirely of recycled materials. And if something happens and you need to get a new roof, your old metal roof won’t have to end up in a landfill. Another major benefit is the roof’s reflectivity. Because sunlight bounces off the roof rather than getting absorbed, your roof will help keep your home cooler in the sweltering summers, saving you money on electric bills.

Want to learn more about residential metal roofing in Dallas, TX? Call Eclat Roofing at (214) 373-1500 for metal roof installation today!

Advantages of Commercial Metal Roofing

commercial metal roofingThere are so many materials to choose from when it comes to the roofing system for your business. But among all of the options, metal typically is the best choice. Here are a few reasons why:

Available in different styles

Long gone are the days when metal roofing just comes in a gray, metallic color. If you decide to go with metal, your possibilities are practically endless. There are different styles that imitate other materials, such as shingles ceramic tiles,and a number of other materials. This makes it ideal for just about any type of business whether it’s restaurant or a retail store.

Energy efficient

If combined with adequate reflective paint, compared to asphalt shingles, metal roofing can potentially save you as much as 40 percent in cooling costs. During those colder months, as far as insulation goes, metal has proven to be comparable, if not better than shingles.

Low maintenance

Regular maintenance for traditional roofing system can include shingle replacement, sealing every  couple of years, and a number of other services that can become very expensive. After the easy installation process of your metal roofing, it can last for several decades with little to no maintenance at all.

We all could stand to save some money, especially business owners. There’s enough to have to worry about as far purchasing supplies and other things to keep your business running. And just think, you can potentially save money with metal roofing without having to sacrifice your personal style. So if metal roofing sounds like something you’d be interested in, be sure to call Eclat Roofing at (214) 373-1500.

How Do I Know Which Roofing Material To Choose?

roofing materialDecisions, decisions. Figuring out which material to go with for your new roofing system for your home can be pretty tough. There are so many things to consider during this process. Fortunately, you have Eclat Roofing in your corner. Our knowledgeable roofing pros are here to guide you through the process from beginning to end. Give us a call today at 214-373-1500

Now of course we know that the necessary preparation and proper installation are  among some of the things to think about, but here are a few other questions that you should keep in mind when making a decision:

  • Are there any warranties that come with this product?
  • Does the roofing material meet the local fire codes in your area?
  • Does this roofing material come a in various styles and colors to better complement they look and feel that you’re going for?
  • Is the cost of this material within your budget?
  • Is this product heavier than most? If so, will special framing be necessary?
  • What is this product’s expected lifespan?
  • Will there be any special maintenance or installation that should be considered?
  • Will this material be able to withstand extreme weather conditions that are particular to your area?
  • Once you can answer each of these questions, you can begin to narrow down your search of roofing materials.

Your roofing system is one of the largest investments that you will ever have, so make sure that you do the necessary research and hire only the best for roofing repair and installation in Dallas, TX. Eclat Roofing has you covered. Call us at 214-373-1500.

 

 

 

Navigating Roofing Insurance Claims

Insurance Claims for Roof RepairThe DFW area was hit by several intense storms earlier this year, and I think we’re all glad that those are behind us at this point. After the months of rain and hail, we headed (seemingly) straight into warm weather. Given the sheer volume and coverage area of the storms, it took a while for many residents across the North Dallas and Fort Worth area to get the help they needed to restore their home after the damage incurred.

Even if you’ve been able to get some of the repair work finished, you may still be dealing with the hassle of homeowner’s insurance claims. They are many details and fine print that can impact just how efficiently you can complete the work and see the full funds from the repair efforts. Having an experienced, knowledgeable roofing contractor can make all the difference in your ability to navigate this process without losing your mind or the money you’re owed.

The first step is making sure that you hire a reputable roofing contractor who you can trust. Many fly-by-night folks will chase storms all over the state, knocking on doors mere hours after a hailstorm, and will promise you everything under the sun without having stepped foot on your roof for an inspection. They may even ask for a hefty deposit and try to scare you if you don’t book with them right that second, but don’t be fooled. These people are opportunists and won’t be around long. Go with locals who have solid references and who are willing to be an advocate for you with your insurance company. They can serve as the middle-man in many cases, saving you headache and confusion.

After the work is completed, ensure that you understand the scope of what was approved per the insurance claims and what you ultimately received from the contractor, and you can work together to submit all the final paperwork with the insurance company. This final process should be relatively straightforward, but you’ll be glad you have a pro on your side if there are any hold-ups of delay tactics at play.

If you’re struggling with getting your roof properly fixed or need some help with roofing insurance claims in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, call us at 214-373-1500!

Summer Checkup for Roof Maintenance

Summer Roof Check-upProper maintenance will keep your roof in great condition so it lasts for years. It is important to check your roof for any signs of storm damage so you can have repairs done before the summer heat arrives. These are some easy ways to do a quick check up on your roof:

  1. Look for any debris visible on your roof or strewn around your property, especially if you recently had a wind or hail producing storm come through. Broken tree branches or torn shingles need to be removed and the rest of the roof inspected for other potential damage. Lots of asphalt particles from the shingles is a good indication that the shingles are wearing out and need to be replaced.
  2. Do a quick visual check of your roof from the ground for any noticeable signs of wear and tear. Any cracks or missing shingles will need to be repaired to avoid problems in the future. It may not seem like a big deal, but even small repairs to visible roof damage will help keep you from having to fix more expensive damage. A small leak can lead to mold and mildew growth which may cause trouble with your air conditioning system as well.
  3. Check the gutters for debris as well. Make sure they are clean and water flows through them without overflowing. Watch out for insects and animals will make nests in gutters, this build up of debris can also clog up the downspout. You want to avoid overflow because it can cause moisture build up and leaks in the roof surrounding the gutters. Repairs for this damage can be costly.
  4. Look into how much you are spending in utilities. Summer is here and your energy costs are going to increase so going over your previous costs will help determine any trouble with air efficiency in your home. A well insulated and maintained roof can save you a lot of money in energy costs.
  5. Having the roof inspected by a roofing professional is a great way to make sure your roof is all set for the summer. A professional will be able to find even the most minute problems and get them repaired before they get bigger. Climbing on a roof is not an easy (or safe) task either. If you need a roof inspection done in Dallas, TX give us a call today.

Getting your roof ready for summer is a great way to prepare for the heat and any potential summer storms. If your roof needs repair give the team at Eclat Roofing a call. We are available to get your roof prepped for summer in no time.