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Bert Roofing named 2016 Industry Award Winner

2016 NTRCA Golden Hammer Award Winner

The North Texas Roofing Contractors Association announced Dallas based Bert Roofing Inc. as a 2016 Winner of a “Golden Hammer Award” for “Outstanding Residential Project” in 2016. This is the seventh time Bert Roofing has won a Golden Hammer award for Outstanding Residential Project which is more than any other contractor.  

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UL 2218 Impact Resistant Shingles

Are Impact Resistant Shingles Hail Proof?

From North to Frisco to South of Dallas, our customers have always inquired if we have any hail proof shingles. We always tell them that there is no such thing as a hail proof shingle, but there are many options for Impact Resistant shingles.

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Radiant Barrier TechShield

LP TechShield Radiant Barrier

Radiant Barrier TechShield Information Guide

What is radiant barrier and do you need it? What is TechShield? Does Bert Roofing install these products? He is our frequently asked questions on this and related topics.

 

What is Radiant Barrier?

On a warm summer day,

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30 lb felt & 2 by 4s

Misleading Common Building Product Names 

 

 Lowe’s Home Centers Fined 1.6 Million over 2 by 4s !

Last month a Marin Superior Court Judge ordered Lowe’s to pay a 1.6 million dollar fine for misleading advertising. What shady practice did the building supply giant engage in?  

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too many roof vents

Can A Roof Have Too Much Ventilation?

 

The short answer is yes.

The photo above shows a typical roof with three of the most common types of roof vents,  Ridge Vent (near), Turbine Vent (far), and thermostatically controlled electric power vent in the middle.  At Bert Roofing we use all three types with great success.  

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Most Common Roof Color

What is the most common shingle color?

The photo above is a typical North Dallas neighborhood with most of the homes built in the early 1980s.  You can easily see that the gray tone dominates.  This roof color is commonly called “Weathered Wood”.  

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Shingle Warranty & Roof Lifespan

 

The Shingle Warranty & A Normal Roof Lifespan

Shingle warranty and a normal roof lifespan are not the same. Normal lifespan would be defined as useful life not impacted by an abnormal life shortening event such has hail damage. A roof normally wears primarily from ultra violet (UV) exposure.

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GAF TPO White Roofing

GAF TPO Single Ply Training

We recently attended training at Wholesaler Southern Shingles in Coppell TX. The session was taught by Jake Landry of GAF. Jake is with GAF's C.A.R.E (center for advancement of roofing excellence) program and was a great instructor. 

 

 

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Carlisle TPO Single-ply

Single-ply training at RSG 

Earlier this summer we received an invitation from Chuck Arista, our long time Elk factory representative now with Roofing Supply Group (RSG) of Dallas, to attend demonstration and training for Carlisle's TPO and Single-Ply at their Dallas warehouse. The brutal summer heat stayed away and a very useful session was had on one of the fastest growing segments of the roofing industry.

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New Texas Law Separating Contractors & Adjusters

Texas House Bill 1183 To Become Law

As discussed at the NTRCA meeting a few weeks ago, and mentioned in a previous blog post, Govenor Perry signed HR 1183 into law this week. The bill is short, but can have a great impact. Here is how it reads (note this may not be the final version as passed into law):

 

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