You get what you pay for..

Roofing, Roofing Repair - Austin,TX - Georgetown, TX - Cedar Park, TX - Round Rock, TX - Pflugerville, TX

Ever hear of stories of roofers offering to pay your deductible? Not only is this insurance fraud, but there are many ways to cut corners on a big roof. Here at Ark Roofer located in Georgetown, Tx, we don’t cut any corners. One of the easiest ways to save money for the roofer (and the homeowner), is to felt over the old felt paper without removing it. But, if you don’t expose the decking, you may not see what lurks below.

We replace all rotted wood or warped boards on your roof, before putting on a new one. In order to do this, we must remove not only the shingles, but also the felt paper all the way down to the decking.

Another way roofers cut corners is by using inferior products underneath the shingles, that you the homeowner, never sees! If this is the case, you also get jipped out your manufacturers roofing system warranty. According to most manufactures, you must use a minimum of 3 or more of the same branded components on the roof. Here at Ark Roofer, we outfit the entire roof in the same brand. Most of the time, we either use Owens Corning or GAF.

Lastly, another way to cut corners is by not putting a flexible adhesive membrane around all problematic leak areas. These include chimneys, skylights, valleys, and all openings on the roof. Also, if you have a flat area where the roof isn’t steep, you will want to use this here too. Ark Roofer uses a product called Ice and Water Protective Barrier on all roofs. This is how and why we have such a great labor warranty!

These are just some of the ways roofing companies cut corners, and how they are able to pay deductibles, however, expect to call them back in 1-2 years due to your roof leaking. Don’t expect them to be there for you to fix your problems… If you want peace of mind, pay the extra money and do it right… It will last you 20-30 years and it’s well worth it..

Calling All Property Management Companies

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Do you have residential or commercial properties that you manage for owners? Pilgrim Management Company in Georgetown, Tx works exclusively with Ark Roofer for all their roofing projects, interior leaks, and any storm related damages for all their properties.

Anytime there’s a hail storm in the area, or a report of a leak in the home due to a faulty roof, Ark Roofer sends out an experienced roofing contractor for a free, no obligation inspection. We take detailed pictures of any damages, and type up a full report at no cost, giving the owner peace of mind knowing exactly what their situation is.

Typically, if a roof was hit by hail, and we find evidence of hail damage to the roof and possibly gutters, window screens, and more, we help the insured file a claim with their insurance, then go back out to meet the insurance at the property for a final inspection together. Ark Roofer fights for you to make sure the insurance does a thorough job, and pay for what you deserve, as the insured. They pay for the entire cost, minus the deductible.
Ark Roofer makes this process seamless and easy for everyone, working with the property management company, and the insurance through the entire duration. Once payment is released to the insured from the insurance, and paperwork is sent over to Ark Roofer, we can sign a contract and get started.

Call us today for more information 512-785-0874!  We are excited to work with you and start a new relationship!

Roof Shingle Options

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Not all branded shingles are the same. I would like to discuss some of my favorite brands and types.

First off, generally speaking, there are two types of roofing asphalt shingles. There are 20-25 year rated 3-tab shingles, and there is the 30 year rated laminated architectural shingle, which many brands have a lifetime warranty with.

I never recommend putting on a 3-tab shingle. If you live in Texas like I do, you will find that they only last about 10 years before shingles start coming loose and falling off, or damage starts occurring from normal wear and tear, caused by the sun’s heat blisters, which then create openings for roof leaks.

Let’s draw our focus on 30 year rated shingles. The top two brands out there for the most common standard shingle is Owens Corning, and GAF. Both are excellent brands and I highly recommend them. You can view them here at www.owenscorning.com and www.gaf.com. With Owens Corning roof shingles, the best rated (without getting into decorative shingles) is the Duration Series Tru-definition shingle. It has a 30 year limited lifetime warranty, with a 130mph wind resistance rating, with a Sure-nail technology nail strip for a secure hold on your roof. With GAF roof shingles, the best rated (without getting into the decorative shingles) is the Timberline HD Series shingle. It has the same warranty and wind rating. Here in Georgetown, Texas for example, these should last 20-25 years in the Texas weather, unless of course you have a major hail storm. There’s a 3rd brand that I also recommend, TAMKO. They are honestly just as good, just a smaller branded company. However, if there’s ever a problem with their product or instal, their customer service is by far the best! You can check them out here www.tamko.com

Now, if you want to spend the money and want the best shingle on the market right now, I highly recommend DECRA Roofing System. The strength and durability of a stone coated steel roof is combined with the versatile good looks of a tile, shake or shingle profile to give you a DECRA roofing system. DECRA panels have a unique interlocking design, that withstand high winds and add shear strength. Decra roof shingles comes with a 50 year rated limited lifetime warranty, withstands winds up to 120mph, and is hail impact resistant. Check them out here www.decra.com. Basically, it’s a metal shingle dipped in similar material as the asphalt shingles are made of, but it’s half the weight with near twice the strength!

Talk to an Ark Roofer specialist about more info. Call 512-785-0874

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