Services

Big problems start out as small ones before you even think of calling roofing companies Dallas TX. That’s why calling Alltex can help spot problems that can be fixed before they cost you big money. An Alltex roof inspection can identify potential problems in the most leak-prone areas of your house which include valleys, plumbing penetrations, and roof vents. A no-cost inspection can reveal other hidden problems such as dry-rot decking, inadequate drainage, and “dead valleys”.

A detailed roof inspection will reveal many problems that cannot be seen from the ground but require having roofing companies Dallas TX come out to inspect. Some common leak areas include:

  • Step flashing around chimneys and along step-down walls
  • Valley flashing
  • Plumbing stacks and heat vents
  • Gutters
  • Backed out nails
  • Missing shingles and ridge row
  • Improper shingle installation

When buying or selling a home, a roof inspector will inspect the roof, looking at several factors that indicate the overall condition of the roof. Some repairs may be required by a roofing companies Dallas TX. If the roof is exceptionally poor condition, a full roof replacement may be called for. The first thing an inspector looks for is the age and overall condition of the roof. A composition roof, the most common material, will be good for 18 – 24 years. After that time the material becomes brittle, and protective ceramic granules begin to slough off. Has the roof been damaged by hail or high winds? Storm damaged shingles may require minor repairs, or even a full roof replacement that will require finding a roofing companies Dallas TX. Hail is the greatest threat to a roof. Large stones (golf ball or larger) can bruise or puncture a shingle, shortening its life significantly. Hail damage constitutes an insurable loss and a full roof replacement is usually required to pass roof inspection.

Is there significant granular loss? Older roofs (usually more than 12 years old) tend to have a noticeable degree of granular loss. This loss is accelerated if the roof has been damaged by hail. Another major factor leading to granular loss, which may require shingle repair or replacement is excessive attic heat. Adding soffit vents, and increasing attic ventilation will help in attic cooling. Are penetration flashings in good condition? Plumbing pipes, which penetrate the roof, must have a protective flashing around them to protect against water entry. A rubber boot snugs against the pipe, providing that protection. If the boot is cracked or has shrunken it should be replaced by a roofing companies Dallas TX.

Chimney, Skylight, and Other Flashings: Wherever a hole has been cut in the roof, the edges must be properly sealed. Roof inspectors from a roofing companies Dallas TX look to see if the flashings (usually galvanized metal strips) are properly fastened to the decking, as nails tend to back out over time. Are there any missing or cracked shingles? Frequent offenders are areas where overhanging tree limbs have rubbed the granules off the shingles. Repairing shingles or replacing shingles may be required in order to pass roof inspection.

Roof Overlays: Some roofs have been installed on top of an older roof, as opposed to having removed the old roof before new roof installation. This was common practice 15-20 years ago, but home inspectors are becoming more reluctant to pass an overlay, especially if the bottom layer is wood shingles. Some insurance companies will not insure a wood shingle overlay causing you to pay a roofing companies Dallas TX on your own..

Dry Rot: Inspectors usually require replacing areas where wood is continually exposed to moisture and has caused the wood to rot. Deck surfaces in valley areas, fascia boards around the perimeter of the roof, and soffit boards are the most susceptible to dry rot. Unless the roof inspector recommends a full replacement, most roofs can be repaired for a few hundred dollars. Alltex will provide an inspection and a cost proposal based on the inspector’s report at no cost. A wide variety of services beyond roof repair and roof replacement are available through Alltex as your roofing companies Dallas TX, including residential and commercial applications. We have relationships with distributors of all types of materials, and experience in proper installation.

Residential Roofing Services

 

There is more to a roof than meets the eye which is why you need to be careful finding a roofing companies Dallas TX. Healthy roofs have a healthy base, or deck. Alltex crews repair trouble spots on the roof deck before shingle application. Any type of roof repair needed is done prior to installation. This is just one example of our commitment to quality and a job done right.

Specialty Residential Material

  • Hail Impact Resistant Shingles (Insurance Discount)
  • Lifetime Designer Shingles
  • Quarried Slate Roofing
  • Barrel Tiles
  • Copper Roofing
  • Synthetic Slate
  • Alltex crews can also perform roof repairs for these materials

Metal Roof Options

  • Standing Metal Seam Installation
  • “R” Panel Metal Roof Installation
  • Stone Coated Steel Shingles
  • Corrugated Metal
  • A variety of roof repair and leak repair options are available for all metal roofs

Patio and Flat Roofs

  • Patio Frame-up and Decking
  • Flat or Pitched
  • Metal, Fiberglass, or Composition Roofing
  • Leakproof Tie-in to House
  • Alltex can perform roof repair on all patio roofing materials

Roof Carpentry

  • New Roof Frame Up
  • Add Pitch to Existing Roof
  • Build Chimney Crickets
  • Patio Frame Up and Roofing

Style, Color and Material Options

  • Composition Shingles in 20-year, 30-year, and 40-year Warranties
  • Tile Roofing
  • Metal Roofing
  • Wood Shingles
  • Wood Shakes
  • Roof repair is available for all these materials

Style, Color and Material Options

  • Gutter Installation
  • Soffit Repair and Replacement
  • Fascia Repair and Replacement
  • Replace Faulty Decking
  • Replace Worn or Leaky Pipe Flashings
  • Repair Faulty Step Flashing and Bar Flashing
    (Chimneys, Vents, Valleys, and Walls)

Complete Roof Services

 

In addition to new installation services, Alltex crews can make roof repairs to any type of roof material, including flat roofs, metal, composition shingles, roof coatings, and single ply systems when you use them as a roofing companies Dallas TX.

Roof Maintenance & Failure Prevention

  • Clean Debris From Valleys
  • Replace Cracked and Missing Shingle
  • Seal All Roof Penetrations and Voids
  • Seal Rodent Entry Holes
  • Replace Worn Pipe Flashings
  • Properly Fasten All Chimney Step Flashing and Counter Flashing
  • Inspect Roof for Other Potential Leak Hazards

Attic Ventilation

  • Assessment of Current Ventilation System
  • Install Most Efficient and Efficient Ventilation Methods
  • Power and Solar Fan Vents
  • Ridge Vents
  • Turbines and Low Profile Vents
  • Soffit Ventilation
  • Radiant Barrier
  • Insulation

Insurance Consulting

  • Help With Deciphering Complex Insurance Settlements
  • Meet With Insurance Adjuster to Inspect Roof Damage
  • Ensure Property Owners Receive a Fair and Maximum Settlement