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Roof Coatings: Top-Level Protection

Roof Coatings: Top-Level Protection By understanding existing roof systems and new coatings options, managers can protect facilities and equipment from damage. Roof coatings have become highly effective tools for maintenance and engineering managers looking to extend the performance lives of roofing systems on institutional and commercial facilities. For coatings to deliver the desired benefits, however, managers and front-line technicians face a series of key considerations. Managers seeking successful applications need to

Drought in Texas and what you need to know

Drought in Texas and what you need to know Variables are high when we are trying to predict the probability of water in our beloved Texas, so we decided to give you a quick run down on what your chances of facing drought at the end of this summer. In 1950, Texas experienced the most dramatic drought in history and bonus… it lasted for 7 years. Many Texas ranch families were forced to give up their field work and move into

Love Your Roof With These Summer Maintenance Tips

Love Your Roof With These Summer Maintenance Tips If your roof has taken a beating from this summer, there’s no better time than the end of summer to spruce it up and get it back into tip-top shape. From cleaning, patching, and replacing shingles, Accent Roofing has four roof maintenance tips to tackle before fall arrives. Get Your Roof Inspected to Ensure It’s Well-Maintained Between the heavy rainfall and hot temperatures we had this summer, it’s important to get your roof inspected before

Sun Damage to your roof

Sun Damage to your roof     Summer sun in Texas and what that means for your roof   We are approaching the dreaded (and also the reason we all live here) hottest summer month coming up- August!  What most of us don’t realize is that our roofs need the same protection that your face and body needs every day from the sum. That hot sun exposure will cause your roof’s built-in protections to degrade and compromise its integrity. This can cause serious issues that

Storm’s A Brewin? How Summer Storms Can Impact Your Roof

Storm’s A Brewin? How Summer Storms Can Impact Your Roof Now that summer is in full swing, we get to enjoy the summer fun, but it also means we have to welcome in summer storms, which isn’t fun for your roof. From making shingles go missing to causing gutter damage, storms can do a number on your roof. It’s important to know when its time for a roofing repair. Here are three ways summer storms can damage your roof, so

My deductible- do I have to pay it?

My deductible- do I have to pay it? We have all been there… a roofing contractor comes to your door, asks to get on your roof, and then tells you have damage that they can help you with.  At this point you start thinking about costs when he tells you that he can “waive an insurance deductible.” Let’s talk about that: A new law (click to view it) has been passed that protects you from this situation.  Texas Insurance Commissioner

Staying safe during Covid-19 pandemic? What to ask the roofer over the phone?

Staying safe during Covid-19 pandemic? What to ask the roofer over the phone? The first conversation you’ll probably ever have with a potential roofer is likely going to happen over the phone. It can be hard to get a sense of who’s professional, who’s reliable, and who’s worth investing further time in. At Accent Roofing, we’ve worked with hundreds of customers who have been “burned” by unprofessional or, worse, unscrupulous roofing companies they didn’t know how to properly vet. At the end

Roof Replacement Strategies and Tactics

Roof Replacement Strategies and Tactics Ensuring project success requires that managers address timing, materials, warranties and post-installation maintenance Maintenance and engineering managers who decide to remove and replace a facility’s existing roof face a daunting series of challenges. They must replace a complex system efficiently, deliver a finished project that provides long-term benefits and, perhaps most importantly, do it all cost-effectively. They also need to address a series of tough questions

Roof Coatings Come of Age

Roof Coatings Come of Age Roof coating technology has improved dramatically, and roof coatings can now add years of service life to the roof, as well as help save energy. Facility managers should be aware that there have been significant changes in the uses of roof coatings on commercial roof applications over the years. These changes in the material formulations and uses of roof coatings, which began in the mid-1990s

Tips to Protect Your Roof from Summer Storm Damage

Tips to Protect Your Roof from Summer Storm Damage Homeowners trust that their roof will protect them from a storm, but how can they be sure that their roof is protected during the storm? As an experienced roof repair company, here are 4 tips that we recommend to ensure that their roof will hold out during storms throughout the year. Schedule Annual Inspections One of the most important things that homeowners can do to protect their roof and prevent the need for costly repairs

THEY’RE HERE! THEY’RE HERE! CHIGGERS!!!

THEY’RE HERE! THEY’RE HERE! CHIGGERS!!! The almost-microscopic chigger may cause more irritation than any other critter, ounce for ounce. Yet contrary to popular belief, chiggers don’t suck blood or burrow under the skin. They eat skin cells, which they dissolve with digestive enzymes. The human immune system defends bitten areas by forming a hard wall of cells, called a stylostome. Conveniently for the chigger, these stylostomes double as straw-like feeding tubes. And there’s the rub — and the scratch

Common Causes of Home Roof Leaks

Common Causes of Home Roof Leaks Residential roofing leaks are one of the most common reasons cited for homeowner’s insurance claims in the U.S. Whether a leak is the result of a faulty roof repair or caused by an overdue roof replacement, it can cause thousands of dollars in avoidable damage to your home. Here at Accent Roofing, we see hundreds of roof leaks a year, from small to disastrous. We’re your local roofing contractor in Dacula, Grayson, Lawrenceville, and beyond, so we’re

Spotting Hail Damage on Your Roof

Spotting Hail Damage on Your Roof Learning what to look for after a hailstorm allows you to be the first of all of the neighbors on the phone to your insurance company and roofers in Austin, to get the repair or replacement process started. Loss of Shingle Granules Of course wait until you are safe to go outside and look, but try and find granules laying on the ground. If you find lots of them, it is almost certain you have some roof

Lower AC Bills this Summer with a New Roof

Lower AC Bills this Summer with a New Roof Spring is one of the best times of year to replace your roof. Why? Because summer is just around the corner! Your Roof as a Cooling Mechanism Did you know your roof actually plays a pretty significant role in the functionality of your home’s HVAC system? Here in Georgia, summers get hot, so having a well-maintained, light-reflecting roof is one of the easiest ways to ensure your air conditioning can do its job. The more efficient

High-Level Decisions: Successful Roof Replacements

High-Level Decisions: Successful Roof Replacements Focusing on occupant needs, material management and staffing issues can streamline roof replacements on commercial office buildings Replacing a roof system over a commercial office building poses several complex challenges that require maintenance and engineering managers, project designers and building owners to engage in deep forethought and detailed planning. The total success of the project will depend not only upon the advanced planning and the

Average Cost of Roof Replacement

Average Cost of Roof Replacement When it’s time to replace the roof, most homeowners get sticker shock when they hear about the price of a new roof. It’s true that roof installations and repairs are reportedly one of the biggest costs of home ownership. In this article, you’ll learn how to estimate the average cost of a roof replacement. Geography Plays a Role By this point, you can’t really do anything about this, but geography does factor into the costs of a new

Is Your Roof Ready for Spring

Is Your Roof Ready for Spring Roofing repairs are never something that people enjoy jumping into. You’ll probably never get super excited about the prospect of tackling a roofing job. It just doesn’t seem like the most enjoyable or most exciting thing to do on your weekends. So, naturally, everyone wants to avoid any need for repairs or roof services, if it can be helped. When checking your roof, you want to make sure that you take copious notes of everything that

Checking Your Roof for Leaks

Checking Your Roof for Leaks Roof leaks can occur for many different reasons, but leaks typically begin small and evolve into larger issues over time.  Even small roof leaks can result in significant damage to you home.  In addition to the stains that roof leaks can leave on your ceiling, they can also result in mold growth and/or rotting.  Additionally, roof leaks can result in troublesome electrical shorts.  While checking for roof leaks is not as easy as changing a

What’s the Difference in a “Roofer” and a “Professional Roofing Contractor?

What’s the Difference in a “Roofer” and a “Professional Roofing Contractor? In roofing, the words “roofer” and “professional roofing contractor” are often used interchangeably. They are not the same thing! Though you might actually be talking about a professional roofing contractor when you say, “I need to call a local roofer,” you’re actually saying something different. We know. We’ve seen the good, the bad, and the ugly when it comes to roofers vs. roofing contractors. So, what’s the difference between a roofer and a professional roofing contractor? Roofers… Have a ladder and

Making Roof Replacements Work

Making Roof Replacements Work Close attention to roof specification, installation and maintenance can ensure long performance life for a valuable facility component Maintenance and engineering managers who decide to remove and replace the existing roof face a daunting series of challenges. They must replace a complex system efficiently, deliver a finished project that provides long-term benefits, and, perhaps most importantly, do it all cost-effectively. To make the business case for investing

How to Recognize a Roofing Scam

How to Recognize a Roofing Scam Home › Roofing FAQ’s › Roofing Scams There is probably nothing that attracts scam artists faster than disaster, and unfortunately the roofing industry has it share of shady characters. The main goal of Accent Roofing is to eliminate as many as possible. We are going to list a few to be aware of: (1) Paying money up front: Never give any contractor money for work not done, or to buy materials. Any reputable contractor has a supplier that

Roof Damaged By A Storm? What’s the Role of the Insurance Adjuster?

Roof Damaged By A Storm? What’s the Role of the Insurance Adjuster? The duty of an insurance adjuster is to give you an accurate accounting of everything that was damaged by the storm and a written estimate of what it will cost to put your property back to the condition it was in prior to the storm. Remember, this is only an estimate and actual costs may vary. This is easily resolved between the adjuster and the contractor. In

Facilities Managers Guide to Winter Roofing Care

Facilities Managers Guide to Winter Roofing Care Roofs that are not properly cared for during the winter will bring unpleasant surprises when the weather warms. Winter weather is upon us, and it can have a negative impact on the roof system. If the roof is not properly cared for, roof problems caused by winter conditions can lead to everything from interior leaks to roof material damage to structural collapse.

Is It’s Time to Replace Your Roof?

Is It’s Time to Replace Your Roof? Each year as you complete typical annual maintenance around your Lawrenceville home, we recommend that you also take the time to inspect your roof. Here are some of the common ways you can know whether your roof needs to be repaired or replaced. You want to ensure your roof is in good condition in order to protect the integrity of your home and keep the rain out. Shingles Curling at the Edges Singles that spend a

How Sleet Can Damage Your Roof

How Sleet Can Damage Your Roof Summer is long gone and we’re heading into the holidays, which means that winter is on the horizon. While it’s nice to escape from the oppressive heat and frequent storms summer can bring, it doesn’t take away from the potential hazards to your home that colder weather brings. One of the most devastating sources of roof damage is water, which only becomes more troublesome when it turns into snow or even worse sleet—or freezing

How Do I Take Care of My Roof

How Do I Take Care of My Roof When it comes to roofing, it’s often the things you don’t see that make the biggest impact. But how do you take care of your roof when you can’t always see the things that matter most?  The good news is that you don’t necessarily have to take to the rafters to maintain your roof – there’s a lot you can do with a ladder and a little bit of elbow grease.

Roofing Projects: Early-Phase Focus, Long-Term Success

Roofing Projects: Early-Phase Focus, Long-Term Success Attention to design, warranties and qualified contractors up front can be the difference between success and failure The process of replacing or recovering an existing roof on a commercial or institutional facility involves decisions in a number of crucial areas. The standards established during a project’s pre-construction phase can aid and mitigate risk management during construction and sustainable models for future building maintenance. For these

8 Signs You Might Need a New Roof

8 Signs You Might Need a New Roof It can be difficult to know when you need to replace your asphalt roof, or when a simple repair will do. Here are a few signs you may need a new roof for your Atlanta area property: Shingle edges are curled or shingle tabs are cupped. There are bald spots on your shingles – Weather damage can remove your roof’s granules. Cracked shingles. Your roof is more than 20 years old –

Extending Roof Coating Life, Protecting Facilities

Extending Roof Coating Life, Protecting Facilities Effective specification, application and maintenance helps coatings deliver long-term performance Roofs are the ultimate out-of-sight out-of-mind components of institutional and commercial facilities. For this reason, building occupants and visitors rarely if ever think about them — until a leak occurs, of course. Maintenance and engineering do not have the luxury of ignoring roofs or of waiting until something goes wrong. As a result, many managers

Financing Your Roofing Project

Financing Your Roofing Project One of the most important and rewarding home improvement projects for a homeowner to take on is a roof replacement. The roof is not only the first layer of protection from inclement weather; it is also a focal point for your home’s aesthetics and curb appeal. However, replacing the roof is a costly endeavor that can impact you in the immediate and long-term if you don’t plan properly. Even before figuring out what kind of roof you want,

What’s Makes Up a Residential Roof

What’s Makes Up a Residential Roof A roof is made of different components that keep it strong and durable. All of these parts play a role in making sure you are protected from the elements. It’s important to know what they are and how they work. This can help you understand what purpose they serve. Shingles Your first line of defense in all roofing related matters are the shingles. It is the topmost part of the roof, and goes through the most

How Cool Roofs Promote Energy Savings, Cooler Cities

How Cool Roofs Promote Energy Savings, Cooler Cities The bottom line on cool roofs is that by reflecting heat, and emitting absorbed heat, they keep building cooling costs lower, and city ambient temperatures lower. Any airline passenger seated in a window seat during the 1980s would have looked out the window on approach to their destination and — if they noticed roofing at all — would have noted that

Roof Inspections and Extended Performance Life

Roof Inspections and Extended Performance Life Comprehensive inspection program can benefit departments, occupants and the bottom line For most building occupants, the roof of their building is out of sight and, therefore, out of mind. They take for granted that a roof is serving its intended function — until it fails and a leak occurs. Once that happens, maintenance and engineering managers face a unique set of challenges when considering

How to Prevent Roofing Problems

How to Prevent Roofing Problems All roofing systems have pros and cons. But when used in an installation that matches the needs of facility, all can be installed for long, leak-free lives. Facility managers know the importance of having a roof that performs, but some may assume that there is really not much to know about the roof. It’s only a roof, right? But just as medicine and technology

Is Your Roof Leak Really a Roof Leak?

Is Your Roof Leak Really a Roof Leak? As often as not, a roof leak isn’t a result of anything wrong with the roof itself. Instead, you’ll need to check all building systems that intersect with the roof. Roof leaks are often a nuisance for a building owner or property manager. Often difficult to track down, leaks can cause damage to interior finishes and lead to tenant complaints and,