Is your roof damaged? Is it in good condition or does it require a full replacement? We are here to help you with all your roof repair and new roof installations needs and services. GreenLight Roofing is your trustworthy roofing partner in the Houston area. We are both GAF Certified and CertainTeed ShingleMaster. We have a dynamic team of roofing technicians who have been trained to provide the best roofing services in the Houston greater area.
How do I know if I need a new roof?
Where do I start? How do I know if I need a new roof? How do I know if my roof has hail or wind damage? Should I get my homeowners insurance involved? Or is my roof just old and past its lifetime and is it time to replace it?
It starts by requesting your FREE, No-obligation roof inspection with one of our team members. We will come out and inspect your roof, take photos to support the findings and recommendation. After our inspection we will sit with you and go over your options. The process is honest and straightforward.
If your roof has hail or wind damage, we will assist you with instructions on what to do next with your insurance company. We will meet with your insurance adjuster when he/she comes out to inspect your roof and act as your advocate to help get your roof insurance claim approved and thus get your roof replaced.
Even if you haven’t experienced any recent storms, an older roof is still subject to natural wear and tear that can lead to roof failure. If your roof is just old and needs to be replaced, you may need to consider a full replacement. We will give you a cash estimate at the end of our inspection in most cases.
Watch out for these warning signs that your roof may need replacing:
Cracked, loose, or worn-out vents, pipes and flashing
Hail impacts on shingles, roof accessories, gutters and windows’
Accumulated granules in gutters
Shingles that appear to be curled, torn, buckling and/or missing
General signs of aging
Bald spots where granules are missing
Water damage and leaking
Was your home or property recently affected by wind or hail storms?
SIGNS OF STORM DAMAGE
While your roof is designed to withstand the elements, some storms are more intense than others. There are signs to look for when you believe there may have been damage to your roof. Please be safe when inspecting your roof—possibly view from a window inside the house or use binoculars from the ground.
If in doubt, call GreenLight Roofing to schedule your Free, no-obligation roof inspection. One of our roofing professionals will guide you to take steps to take with your insurance company if enough damage is found.
Significant wind can cause shingles to blow off the roof deck. Missing shingles can lead to leaks and other interior damage. Other wind damage may not be easy to see, especially if the adhesive seal that provides a water-shedding surface is broken.
Always be safe when checking for roof damage. Call us so we can have one of our trained project manager assess the damage. If you have wind damage, you will need to file an insurance claim.
Potential signs of wind damage:
Thin horizontal lines where granules have been worn off about 1-2 inches beneath the shingle above; this could indicate that the shingle seal was broken and the shingle was flapping in the wind rubbing against the shingle above it. To be effective against the elements, shingles must be sealed to each other as one water tight roof deck.
Usually hail is not something that you can miss—it is typically a widespread weather event in a neighborhood and not isolated to just one house on the block. Hail can bruise a shingle causing an indentation that may be hard to see but that can crack the shingle allowing water to infiltrate over time.
You will need to contact us to help you determine the scope of the damage. If you have hail damage, you will need to file an insurance claim.
Potential signs of hail damage:
Other collateral hail damage around the house; dents on cars or other items on your house or in your yard.
A distinct pattern of small round-shaped divots on the edges of the shingles.
Indentations in the shingle where granules are missing.
A large pile of granules at the end of your downspout; a small amount is normal, especially on new shingles.
During some storms tree branches or other failing debris can land on your roof. Some items are small and won’t cause an issue—other items are so large that you will naturally be concerned about damage
If you have damage from debris on your roof, you will need to file an insurance claim.
Potential signs of debris damage:
Visual identification of debris on the roof deck.
A large pile of granules at the end of your downspout; a small amount is normal, especially for new shingles.
Old Worn Roof
Sometimes a roof can naturally reach the end of its useful life without experiencing a roof failure. It just looks old and worn, and you are doing preventive maintenance on your home. If replacing an old roof is delayed, however, it could result in bigger problems down the road. Watch for the warning signs to be sure to give yourself plenty of time to add the project to your TO DO list. For help with your re-roof project, contact us for your Free inspection.
Potential signs of aging and that your roof may need to be replaced:
For example, if your roof is not properly ventilated, it can negatively impact your shingles.
Shingle edges are curled or shingle tabs are cupped.
Bald spots where granules are missing.
The roof just looks old and worn.
Homes built around the same time period can be experiencing the same types of weather conditions can mean that your roof is nearing its useful life.
If your storm event was significant in terms of widespread damage, you will have roofing contractors who specialize in “storms” knocking on your door within days of the event. As always, you should use your best judgment when selecting a contractor. We strongly recommend using a local roofing company. Often times these companies are from out of town or other states. If you have a warranty issue later on you will have a difficult time getting them back out to attend to your needs.
WHY CHOOSE US?
We carry General Liability insurance for your protection
We are Certified installers for GAF shingles the largest shingles manufacturer in the USA.
We are ShingleMaster installers with CertainTeed shingles.
We can offer Manufacturer Extended Warranties with both GAF and CertainTeed for added peace of mind
Our crews are professional, well-trained and experienced.