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Three Benefits of a Metal Roof

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A Metal Roof Can Provide Decades of Service to Offset the Cost of Its Installation.

A metal roof can represent an excellent investment for a home or business. Though more expensive than some other roofing materials, the benefits you receive from a metal roof offset the cost over time. If you need a new or replacement roof, consider these three benefits of metal roofing.

Exceptional Durability

Few roofing materials can resist the elements and other hazards with the effectiveness of metal. The interlocking nature of metal roofing prevents penetration from water and pests, while the general resilience resists damage from hail and debris impacts. Wind can accomplish little against metal roofs, which are also non-combustible and resistant to lightning, chemicals, and wear from sunlight.

Premier Longevity

Most roofing systems have a lifespan of 20 to 30 years. Metal far outlasts these measures, and will generally persist for 70 years or longer with proper installation. When the time would come to replace a standard roof, you can count on decades of additional service from your metal roof. It’s impossible to overstate the value and savings represented in this longevity, which also averts the need for regular maintenance and repairs.

Energy Efficiency

The natural reflectivity of metal makes it an exceptionally energy efficient roofing choice. Sunlight that would otherwise heat the roof and structure becomes reflected, which leaves your structure more comfortable throughout the hottest parts of the year. This will also save work from your air conditioner, a beneficial effect that will extend that system’s life.

If you are interested in a metal roof in , TX, trust the experts at B&W Roofing and Construction. We remain available at __PHONE__ to answer any questions or schedule service.

What is EPDM and TPO Roofing?

If you’re looking for a rubber roofing material to repair or replace your commercial roof, contact B & W Roofing and Construction at (210) 610-8558 and ask someone about their services for TPO and EPDM roof membrane installations. These membranes are common roofing materials that provide commercial structures with excellent weather protection and energy efficiency.

What Do All Those Letter Mean?

While you may fully understand the benefits these roofing materials provide for your building, you may not fully understand what exactly they are or what those letters stand for. The letters stand for complex chemical bonds that make up the materials. Here is a simple breakdown of each these roofing materials.

Rolls of EPDM Rubber Roofing

EPDM Rubber Roofing Membranes Are Highly Resistant to Water.

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The chemical name for EPDM is Ethylene Propylene Diene Monomer and its main ingredients are derived from oil and natural gas. The chemicals are synthesized and the result is a roofing material that is resistant to UV rays and severe weather. The much less scientific definition is that EPDM is a synthetic rubber roofing material that provides your building with excellent protection.

TPO Roofing

Workers Installing TPO Rubber Roofing Membrane

White TPO Membranes Protect Your Roof From UV Rays.

The term TPO roofing is short for Thermoplastic Polyolefin. This roofing membrane is part of the class of rubber roofing products. It is made from polypropylene and ethylene-propylene rubber. This roofing system is different from EPDM rubber roofing because it is white and it believed to provide better UV protection for your building.

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If you’re interested in learning more about these two roofing systems, contact our office at (210) 610-8558. We are always happy to answer your questions.

3 Reasons for Roof Coatings

Commercial Roof CoatingAs a commercial building owner, you should be aware of the many benefits of roof coatings. B & W Roofing offers roof coatings to residents of San Antonio, TX. If you are unsure about whether or not a coating is appropriate for your existing roof, consider these 3 reasons for roof coatings on commercial properties:

Energy Efficiency

Why is it that commercial owners end up spending a fortune on energy bills each summer? The answer is lack of energy efficiency. San Antonio summers can be very hot, and combating that with air conditioning can be a tall task. Cracks and seals in your roof are allowing excess heat inside the building, requiring greater exertion from your AC unit. Coatings alleviate this pressure by absorbing the heat from the sun and thus protecting your building’s interior from the excess.

Heat Protection

We just finished talking about the ability for roof coatings to absorb heat and prevent a spike in energy bills during the summer. This roof application actually has additional benefits regarding the heat. Most damage to commercial structures is caused by UV rays from the sun. Not only is your current roof not preventing heat from your building, but it is actually being slowly damaged, through cracks, splits, and decay. A fresh coat will make your roof as good as new and prevent future damage from sun rays.

Lifespan Extension

Depending on the age of your current roof, these applications can actually save you a lot of heartache and concern. Coatings have the potential to extend a lifespan for 20 to 25 years. Yes, that’s right; 25 years. Imagine the savings you will earn by avoiding roof replacement for another quarter century. Not to mention, the environmental impact that waste prevention has on our habitat. Call (210) 610-8558 for roof coatings in San Antonio, TX.

How To Tell When You Need Your Gutters Replaced

How To Tell When You Need Your Gutters Replaced

How To Tell When You Need Your Gutters Replaced.

Our gutters serve an important to the performance of our home’s roofing system. It drains water from the roof and onto the ground so the roof does not become damaged. While this is great, the gutters themselves can become damaged over time, which will case needed replacements. But how can you tell when you need your gutters replaced? Find out below when you need your gutter replaced.

Cracked Gutters

This is a big sign and a clear indicator that you need to replace your gutters. Cracked gutters are worthless because they won’t be able to perform their job properly, which will lead to necessary replacements.

Gutters Are Separating

The gutters aren’t able to do their job if they are pulling apart, so when this happens, you can bet you will need a gutter replacement quick.

Sagging and Pulling Gutters

Are the gutters sagging from the weight of all the water is has carried? Is the gutter pulling away from the actual roof? This is a big red flag. This should never happen if your gutters are in perfect condition, so if your gutters look like this, get a replacement stat.

Peeling Paint

Believe it or not, your gutters can mess with the exterior walls of your home. When the gutters are pulling away from the roof, it can cause the water to leak onto the wall, which can peel the paint on the walls. Get a replacement ASAP!

Water Damage

This doesn’t just include the exterior walls. Water damage can affect the soffit, fascia, and other components of your roof when your gutter is damaged. Get a new one to ensure you prevent water damage.

For gutter service in San Antonio, TX, call B&W Roofing today at (210) 610-8558.

Signs You Need Roof Repairs

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When the time comes for repairs, our team will work fast to ensure prompt service.

With proper care and maintenance, a shingle roof can last for decades. To get the most from your roof’s lifespan, you must pay attention to its needs for repair, however. Especially after a major storm, you roof could need repairs simply to survive the next weather event. If you’ve noticed any of the following indicators for roof repairs in San Antonio, TX, call B & W Roofing and Construction today at (210) 610-8558.

Missing or Damaged Shingles

Missing or damaged shingles can provide an obvious sign that you need roof repairs. Your roof must operate as a unified system to prevent the entry of water into your home. A few missing or damaged shingles can create a major problem in this regard. Damaged shingles can include those that have cracked, buckled, or begun to curl.

Granules in Your Gutters

All shingle roofs will naturally shed some amount of granules as time passes. If your roof has begun to lose a lot, it suggests either defective or old shingles. Granules provide a valuable function for your roof. They protect the shingles from impacts, and shield them from the damaging effects of the sun. The next time you clean your gutters, keep an eye out for excessive numbers of granules.

Leaks

Leaks inside your home provide a clear indication that your roof needs immediate repair. In many cases, the leaks can get fixed on a case-by-case basis, and spare you the need for total roof replacement. Look for signs of water damage in your house, including brownish stains on the ceiling or walls.

As your roof absorbs damage from the sun and elements, you can expect the need for periodic repairs. Accomplish these quickly, and you can expect additional years of service. For all needs for roof repairs in San Antonio, TX, call the experts at B & W Roofing and Construction at (210) 610-8558 today.

The Benefits of Shingle Roofing

Photo of shingleWhen looking to install a new roof or replace your old one, there are many different kinds of roofing materials to choose from. Each offers their own particular benefits and have their own strengths. However, shingle roofing has the best benefits for homes looking for durable protection at a reasonable price. With a plethora of colors to choose from, you can always find shingles for your home. What sort of benefits do they provide?  

The Pros of Shingle Roofs

#1 Affordable

While there are many different kinds of roofing materials available, shingles are actually one of the most affordable materials around. It comes in a variety of colors and styles, which means you get a roof that matches your home’s style at a reasonable cost.

#2 Customizable

Not all roofs are the same. Maybe you have fallen in love with a roofing material only to find out it will not fit your particular roof’s pattern. Shingle roofing can be made to fit your roof. It’s flexible and customizable nature means that you get quality roofing that fits your roof and better installation.

#3 Simple To Install

The same qualities that make shingle roofing customizable make them very easy to install. With shingle roofing, you don’t need to purchase special makes or styles to complete a roof. Your roofer can simply adjust or customize the shingles to match your roof’s shape.

#4 Durability

Shingle roofing is a durable roofing material. It can protect you from hail and storm damage, preventing leaks. This means less worry during storms. Shingles are even fire resistance rated to give you added protection.

This low maintenance roofing material is the perfect choice for your home. Want to learn more about shingle roofing for your home in San Antonio, TX? Call (210) 610-8558 for B & W Roofing today!

7 Indicators Your Roof Needs Replacement

You may not have noticed that your roof needed to be replaced eons ago. Just in case you missed any signs, here are some indicators to help you.

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When You Need a Quality Roofing Replacement in San Antonio, TX, Contact B & W Roofing

  1. 1. It’s at least 20 years old. Since most roofs come with 20-year warranties, you may want to consider replacement if you’ve had it for any longer than 20 years.
    2. The shingles are in bad shape. It’s always a good idea to closely examine the shingles on your roof. If you notice that several of them look wet, stained, curled, bent, broken, or darker than normal, or are missing altogether, then they are in need of replacement.
    3. There are granules everywhere. If you begin seeing granules in your gutters, yard, and landscaping, they are most likely coming from your roof. When shingles start to deteriorate they break off into small pieces that look like sand.
    4. It’s leaking into your attic. Signs of water inside your attic after a rainstorm are usually an indicator. However, your roof can also leak light; if you can see inside your attic without a light, you might want to think about replacing your roof.
    5. If your roof is sagging, that is a sure sign that it needs to be replaced. This is usually caused by long-term water damage. A roof should be straight, so if you notice a dip, swag, or curve, it is sagging and needs to be replaced.
    6. Blistering or bubbling can be caused by debris build up, a non-properly ventilated attic, harsh exposure to sunlight, or even just simply the natural aging process. If the blisters break open, they can cause holes or pock marks.
    7. Your energy bills are rising. A roof should act as an insulator against heat and cold invading your home if it’s in good condition. If it’s in poor shape though, you’ll notice high utility bills This is most likely because your air conditioner or heater is to working harder to sustain a more enjoyable temperature.

If you need your roof replaced in San Antonio, TX call B and W Roofing at (210) 610-8558.

What To Look For When Checking For Hail Damage

Hail Damage Services From B&W Roofing

After An Inspection, Contact B&W Roofing For Hail Damage Assistance.

Identifying hail damage on your property may look easy – a quick look for accumulation or noticeable signs of damage, and you may think that’s all it takes. Depending on the severity of the storm, hail damage can accumulate on top of your commercial or residential roof, and overtime can start to chip and tear away at your roof, causing serious, severe damage that could call for a replacement.

So, what signs do you need to look out for to ensure that your roof sustains the threat?

Depending on your roof type, it can react differently to hail. Some roofs do not show signs, while others (i.e. shingles) start to chip away and can expose the structure if left untreated.

A few warning signs for hail damage in general:

  • Soft spots on the roof (sponge-like) or “dimples”
  • Pieces of the roofing structure in your yard or on your commercial property
  • Cracks, no matter the size
  • Water leaks within the building/home

If you see any troubling signs, or something does not look right to you after you inspect, it’s best to call a roofing professional from B&W Roofing to help assist – the sooner you notice and call, the easier the repair service will be! Hail damage is not to be taken lightly, you would not waste time if your vehicle or windows were damaged from hail, so do not wait on your roof.

Has your roof taken a hit after the latest storm? Don’t wait, it could end up costing you. Contact us (210) 610-8558 for hail damage services from B&W Roofing today!