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An Aging Asset: Caring for Your Old Commercial Roof

Roof Needing Coating

If Your Roof is Still Structurally Sound, a Restorative Coating Could Save You Money.

When your commercial roof starts nearing the end of its expected lifespan, it starts to walk the fine line between asset and liability. What’s the next right step to take when your roof starts to act its age? A wrong action could lead to unnecessary expenses, while inaction almost certainly have dangerous consequences. If you’re not sure which way to go with your commercial roof, use this helpful guide to get you started. Keep in mind, these solutions will specifically apply to traditional flat systems.

Scenario #1: Minor Deterioration, Fair Condition

You may have started to notice cracking and minor holes in the surface of your roof. Your system still has a few good years left in it. You normally don’t experience any problems with your roofing system. In this scenario, premature replacement would be wasting an unexpired company asset. Instead, you’ll want to consider roof restoration with a special coating. This will both repair the minor scarring and abrasions to your existing system and add up to additional years to its expected lifetime.

Scenario #2: Serious Damage, Does Not Normally Require Repairs

If you’re roof has experienced significant trauma (maybe from a storm or falling debris), you’ll want to determine how much value is still left in your roof. If you still have several years left in its expected lifespan, repairs will probably be the most cost-effective alternative. Afterwards, you might also consider a roof coating.

Scenario #3: Nearly Expired, Serious Damage, Needs Frequent Repairs

Over time, your roof has experienced significant degradation to its structural integrity and protective capability. You find yourself calling your local roofer on a regular basis for general repairs or leak patching. In this case, you’ll need to ask yourself a tough question: “Does the rising expense of maintaining my building’s roof outweigh the investment cost of a new system?” You’ll want to factor in enhanced functionality (and potential energy savings) into your calculations. Odds are, you’re going to find replacement to be cheaper in the long run.

For more information on caring for your commercial roof, feel free to talk with one of our specialists from Eclat Roofing. All you have to do is call __PHONE__.

Getting a Roofing Inspection

 

You make sure to always take care of your home; you vacuum, mow the lawn, and make sure the house stays at a good temperature, but do you ever stop and think about your roof? Your roof is an important part of your home that you should be paying attention to. There are many ways to be able to do this, but one large way is to make sure that you having your roof inspected once every year. This entails that a roofing contractor comes out to your home and does a full inspection to make sure that it isn’t up to par. This will keep it looking great and keep from things like falling or loose shingles, roof restorations, and even roof replacements down the road. When you need a roof inspection, it is important that you choose a reputable company that you can depend on and that will be there for you throughout the entire process.

 

When You Get An Inspection

When you get an inspection, you will be putting your mind at ease that your roof will be good to go for another year. You won’t have to worry if you will have to have it replaced suddenly or have to come out of pocket for a major repair out of the blue. This is also great for warranties
because if you do have a warranty, by you getting your roof inspected, you can find anything that is wrong and have it fixed right away. Call Eclat Roofing at (214) 373-1500 when you need to find the best roofing contractor around.

Have a Critter in Your Roof?

With the approach of Spring, comes new life around your neighborhood. Squirrels, possums, and raccoons are just a few neighborhood animals that are greeting new faces to their family. Insects are hatching, bees are buzzing, and birds are hearing new chirps in their nest. It’s great, right? Not for roofing. The fact is, animals who are looking for a quiet, warm place for their young may be eying your roofing system or attic. Animal roof damage can be costly and time-consuming, but these signs can help you catch the problem early.

Animal Roofing Experts Can Help Eliminate Your Furry Friend Troubles.

Animals Can Quickly Damage Your Roof. If You Have One in Your Roof, Call us Today.

Damaged Soffit and Flashing

Animals must have an entry point to get inside your home, and if they cannot find one, they may create one. These can be visible just under your roof’s edge or near places like chimneys and vents.

Broken Shingles or Holes Underneath Material

Animals can easily break shingles to gain entrance to your warm attic space. They can also burrow underneath tile or metal to tear a hole into the underlayment for entry. These occurrences are both prime signs of a four-legged visitor.

Roof Leaks

Once an animal has created a hole in your roof, you will experience leaks when it rains. This will be evident by water stains on your walls or ceiling and moisture in your attic.

Strange Sounds, Smells, and Findings

Typically, when your home is quiet, you will be able to hear your furry friend inside your attic. You may also have an animal odor in your attic or even coming through your vents. One telltale but largely unnoticed indicator of a friend in your attic is the increase of droppings on your roof or in your gutters.

Animal roof damage can be quite costly if not detected in time. However, staying alert for the signs of a furry creature in your roof system can prevent expensive damage and keep your roof intact. If you think you may have an animal problem and need roof care, call the Eclat Roofing experts at __PHONE__ for help.

Benefits of Single Ply Roofing

Single Ply Roofing

EPDM Is a Popular Selection Among Single Ply Membranes.

Single ply membranes have become a popular solution for commercial roofing, and with good reason. Easy to apply and maintain, a single  membrane ensures that your roof has adequate protection against water and other elemental threats. If you remain on the fence about single ply roofing, consider the following benefits.

Lightweight

Lightweight roofing solutions provide a couple of advantages. First of all, they are easy to apply. This will save you money on installation and labor costs. Secondly, they put little stress on your building’s structural elements. This means that you can save money on construction, as you will need less reinforcement for your roof.

Visual Impact

Single ply roofing comes in an immense array of styles and colors. If you want to customize your structure, or emphasize visual elements of your company, single ply membranes provide an ideal solution.

Malleability

Industrial and commercial roofs tend to have many protrusions. The presence of vents, chimneys, and HVAC components can place unique demands on a roofing material. In order to provide adequate coverage of the gaps and seams around these elements, you need a material with premier malleability. A single ply membrane has this feature, which also allows for more freedom in the design of your roof.

For an affordable and highly beneficial roofing solution, it’s hard to top single ply membranes. At Eclat Roofing, we are the local solution for single ply roofing in , TX. The next time you need a new roof or roofing replacement, call our team at __PHONE__. We can promise fast, friendly service to provide you with a new roof.

Signs You Have Water Damage

Water damage can be caused by many different things and can be a huge problem in your home if you let it go for too long. There are many reason that you could have water damage, but the one you should pay the most attention to is roof damage. Sometimes in a storm, a roof can get damaged. Even the smallest damage can let water in and a little damage can turn into a major problem later on. This is one of the most important reasons to have an inspector out to your home once a year. They will be able to detect these kinds of things and get them fixed before they end up causing more problems later on. Water damage can happen at any time, so there are a few things you should pay attention to.

Brown Stains On Ceiling – This is usually the sign that most people notice first. It is because it is not there one day and the next it is. This means that water has leaked from your roof into the walls of your home. The problem is that if you can see it through your wall, your drywall is probably damaged as well.

Mold – Mold is something nobody wants to hear about being in their home, but this is a sign that there is water is your walls. Mold thrives in moist places, so if you see it in your home, it means there is a water leak nearby.

If you notice any of these signs, call Eclat Roofing at (214) 373-1500, right away.

Check Your Attic and Roof Insulation

Winter temperatures continue in much of the U.S., but the season will be over before you know it. The temperatures, wind, ice, and snow of the winter can wreak havoc on your home, both inside and out. Your home’s insulation is meant to help protect you and your home from the outdoor temperatures, maintain your indoor temperatures, and protect you from moisture damage. Since this type of roof damage can happen over winter, have your attic and roof insulation checked.

Attic Insulation and Roof Ventilation

Attic with Insulation

Check Your Attic and Roof Insulation.

When you turn on the heat in your home, that heat rises. Attic insulation is there to help you keep that heat in your home. However, that heat sometimes makes its way into the attic. Your roof has ventilation to help maintain the right temperatures; if your roof gets too warm when it’s cold outside, you risk excess moisture as a result of condensation. You also risk snow and ice melting and sliding down, but then freezing at the roof’s edge. This creates an ice dam that prevent adequate roof drainage. All that, in turn, causes more moisture that can leak into your roof and attic, causing damage like mildew, mold, and roof rot.

The two primary things that help prevent these problems are good roof and attic insulation, and roof ventilation. The insulation helps maintain the right warm temperatures in your home, and the more reasonable temperatures in your attic. The ventilation also releases warm air from the attic so that the roof doesn’t get too warm, as well as allowing some of that cool outdoor air in to balance the temperature.

Have your roof and insulation checked after winter. Make sure that your roof insulation and ventilation were enough to protect your roof. You can also make sure that your attic and roof are in good shape, address any issues, and be set for the rest of the year. We can help at ECLAT Roofing, Inc. Just call us at (214) 373-1500 for roofing services in Dallas and Fort Worth, TX.

Different Types of Roof Storm Damage

House with Roof Storm Damage From a Fallen Tree

A Fallen Tree is the Most Severe For of Storm Damage.

It doesn’t matter where you live, at some point your roofing system is going to endure a severe storm. When this happen, you will likely have roof storm damage that requires immediate attention to protect your home from water damage. Roof storm damage should never be ignored and the repair should be completed as soon as possible to protect the integrity of the building. Eclat Roofing offers services for all types of roof storm damage.

What Kind of Roof Storm Damage Do You Have?

Different types of storms can cause different levels of damage to your roof. Here are three of the most common forms of roof storm damage.

Hail Damage
The defining feature of hail damage is dents or dings all across your roof in a random pattern. The dents can range in size from small to very large, depending on the size of the hail stones. Other signs that your roof has been damaged by hail include cracked shingles or asphalt shingle granules built up in your gutters.

Wind Damage
Strong winds can peel the roofing materials right off your roof. Winds can also damage your chimney, causing it to crack or lean to one side. You may also experience damage to your home’s siding, which is caused by debris flying through the air.

Fallen Trees
The most significant roof storm damage is caused by a tree falling on your house. This is actually considered a roofing emergency, and it is recommended that you evacuate your home. Repairs for a fallen tree on your roof are extensive and may involve structural repair to the framing of the roof.

Contact our office at (214) 373-1500 for roof storm damage repair on your house. We are here to keep your home and family safe.

Why You Should Consider TPO Roofing for Your Commercial Building

Why You Should Consider TPO Roofing for Your Commercial Building

There Are a Number of Reasons to Consider TPO Roofing.

Are you in the market for new roofing for your commercial property? There are many commercial roofing materials to choose from, with TPO roofing being one of them. A TPO roof is a great material to choose from, with this roofing system having a lot of benefits. Below are reasons you should consider a TPO roof for your building.

Cost-Effective

Roofing can be very expensive, but it is completely necessary. Fortunately, TPO roofing is actually very affordable in terms of commercial roofing.

Sturdy

We all want a commercial roof that is able to withstand a lot, from bad weather to outside elements. TPO roofing is great because it is resistant to impact and punctures, mold, and even dirt. It is even resilient against the UV ray from the sun, keeping it looking new and not worn out.

Easy Installation

Easy installation for customers means they can get their roofing system faster. The TPO material is manufactured into wide, lightweight sheets that are large enough that there won’t be that many seams.

Energy Efficient

Because the material of TPO roofing is made from a reflective material that is able to bounce heat off the roof in order to keep your building cooler during the summer months, and warm when its cold outside. This is able to save you a lot of money.

If you are interested in TPO roofs for your Dallas, TX commercial building, call Eclat Roofing at (214) 373-1500 today.

Ladder Safety Tips From Eclat Roofing

Ladder Safety

Stay Safe With These Ladder Tips!

When it comes to doing basic activities on your roof, such as cleaning your gutters or cutting low hanging branches over your roof, you will obviously need a ladder. More than 90,000 individuals needed emergency treatment for ladder injuries in 2016, which is why ladder safety is so essential. Luckily, ladder injuries are almost entirely preventable, if the proper precautions are taken. Today we will take a bit of time to discuss the safe way to choose and use a ladder.

To begin, every ladder should come with a unique safety label. This label will tell you how much weight the ladder can hold, and provide additional warnings as needed. Additionally, make sure your ladder is in good condition. Beware of bent or cracked parts, as well as issues such as missing bolts or parts. Once you ensure your ladder is in good condition, as well as capable of supporting your weight, there are a few more factors to consider.

  • Do not use your ladder outside if the weather is severe, such as high winds or rain.
  • Wear proper shoes that are slip resistant and sturdy.
  • Only use your ladder on stable or flat ground.
  • Do not use your ladder if you are feeling weak, tired, or dizzy.
  • Do not over-lean or over-stretch while on your ladder.
  • Stay in the center of the side rails to maintain your balance.

If getting on your roof is too dangerous or difficult for you, don’t! Call our professionals at (214) 373-1500 today for all of your roof repair and maintenance needs!

What Are the Benefits of Cleaning Your Gutters?

What Are the Benefits of Cleaning Your Gutters

The Benefits of Cleaning Your Gutters.

The function of your roof gutters plays an important role in the performance and longevity of your residential roofing system. While they are incredibly important to our roof, we tend to forget to clean them out. It might not seem like a big deal, but unkempt gutters can lead to a lot of problems. So although gutter cleaning is less than desirable, there are a lot of benefits. But what are the benefits of cleaning your gutters. Below are a few benefits.

Prevents Leaks

Because our gutters run water off the roof and keep water from our home’s exterior walls, it’s important that they aren’t leaking. Sometimes when gutters are older who have too much debris in them, they can crack. Checking for cracks in the gutters can prevent leaks.

Stops Gutter Overflow

Built up water in the gutter due to a gutter that is full of leaves and debris, can cause the gutters to overflow with water, which can damage the roof and your home. Clean the gutters and prevent this from happening.

Avoidance of Insects and Critters

Insects like mosquitoes and termites and critters like squirrels and birds love making nests in gutters. It may seem harmless but insects and animals can ruin the roof and exterior walls of your home. Avoid the cost of roof repair and wall repairs with gutter maintenance.

Protects Your Property

This might seem like we are overreaching, but it’s completely true. With gutters that are clean, water will not be able to cause water damage to the roof, foundation or your home, or your lawn. These factors are important to the value and aesthetic of your home, so keep them safe with gutter maintenance.

Benefits of cleaning your gutters can protect not only your roof but your entire home, as well. If you need residential roofing services in Dallas, TX, call Eclat Roofing at (214) 373-1500 today.