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Friday, January 14, 2011

A Roof Blog Not Meant To Be Read.

Many have told me that I have made more posts about roofs, roofing in Dallas, and roofing systems than anyone thought possible. Ditto...

This roof forum needs a suggestion box about roof repairs, roof flashing, roof integration to siding, windows, plumbing, electrical, and other house systems that meet the roof. The first million words on roofs flowed freely but the next group need some coaxing.

We've seen how many hits we get on this roof blog but few are followers. Somebody must have some questions. My thirty two years as a roofing contractor, the twenty four years of siding sales, and the sixteen as a window company must be of use to somebody.

I love to help people. I've done it repeatedly. you don't have to live in Dallas, Texas, or even the United States of America to request my help. You can ask me in English, Texan, Spanish, or my rusty Italian. All others need to learn one of those languages.

The only type of roof my hands have not installed is thatch, but I have inspected thatch while on travel. Stone Coated steel tile and shake by Gerard in Las Colinas and Decra in Fort Worth, standing seam roofs in Colleyville, clay tile roofs in Highland Park, concrete tile roofs in Plano, composition roofs in Arlington, single ply roofs in Bedford, built up roofs in Frisco, cold applied roofs in Richardson, hot applied roofs in McKinney, peel and stick roofs in Mesquite, ballasted roofs in Coppel, smooth surface roofs in DeSoto, gravel surfaced roofs in Duncanville, rubber roofs in Euless, SBS roofs in Hurst, APP roofs in Carrollton, laminated roofs in Irving, three tab roofs in Grand Prairie, designer roofs in north Dallas, steep roofs in Farmers Branch, high roofs in University Park, cedar shingle roofs in Southlake, wood shake roofs in Garland, slate roof in Trophy Club and anywhere else in the Dallas Fort Worth metroplex situated in North Texas that you can think of.

I've lived in Dallas Fort Worth my whole life except for when I studied in Rome, and not Rhome in Texas. the first roof that I bed on was my parents house in Casa Linda about 1970. I had circled the sun only 13 times by then and now am at fifty two and a half revolutions. By the time i graduated from college I had put on more roofs than anyone my age that could read and write proficiently.

So ask away about your roof in Dallas or Garland. Roofs as far as Gainesville to Waco, from Graham to Texarkana, I'm hear to offer free advice on how to fix your roof, your attic ventilation, your roof sag, your ugly roof, or your stained roof.

Just try me. Metal roof. Steel Roof. Wood Roof. Concrete Roof. Roof Insulation. Reflective Roofs. High Emissivity Roofs. Radiant Barrier Decking. All and every type.

3 comments:

Jim said...

Glad I found your site and I will become a follower. I'm not a roofer but I love looking at roofs especially slate. Putting on my 1st. slate roof now and LOVE doing it. Wish I started doing this a long time ago.

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Kade said...

I actually feel kind of silly asking this question because I run a web site selling roofing products, but here goes anyway. I have a cedar shake roof that is about 35 years old and it starting to become very brittle. I've seen these metal shakes out there and think they look quite nice, but I am curious what some of the pros and cons are? For example am I going to lose R-Value, are they noisy in rain storms, and are they more expensive than just doing cedar shakes again?

Lori said...

Jon, I have enjoyed reading your blog articles and comments. You made me chuckle aloud. I can understand your disappointment that more of your blog readers aren't interacting. I would guess that it kind of feels like you are talking to yourself.

I have problems and questions. But what I need is for you to come visit northern Illinois and actually assist with all the necessary roofing, siding and ventilation repairs/improvements on my humble country abode. (That's a nice way to say, "An old farmhouse".) My fingers would fall off if I tried to type about all of the issues, questions. Old chimney needs to come down, roof and overhang rebuilt, soffet vents, bats and bat guano, . . . And then there are the questions that I don't even know to ask.

Northern Illinois has an eclectic mix of weather - most of it horrible, unfortunately - but it does make you feel alive. (Suffering does that to a person.) So if you decide that you would like to trek northward to impart wisdom and experience . . .