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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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Gas Prices and Roofing Prices

How Closely Related are Gas Prices and Roofing Prices ?

Asphalt is the main waterproofing ingredient for many roofing materials including modified bitumen, felt, and the majority of shingle products.  Asphalt is a black sticky semi-solid form of petroleum.  Crude oil is sent to the refinery for processing,

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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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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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Glass & Acrylic Skylights

 

Installation, Flashing, Replacement, and Repair of Skylights

 

 

As a full service Dallas based roofing company, skylights are naturally one of the many things we do in addition to shingles. Flashing skylights, on roof replacements or repairs, is an every week occurance for us.

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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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TamkoPro Contractor

Bert Roofing Has Been Named A Tamko Pro Contractor

Bert Roofing has recently been named a Tamko Pro Certified Contractor. To receive this designation, Bert Roofing had to go through a lengthy application process that checked our history and quality of work as well as our insurance and financials.

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Faux Slate Roof

Fake Slate Mistaken For Real Slate

This is a home for sale that I was asked to inspect a while back. The roof was said to be a real slate roof which is a product we generally refer to our friends at Scottie Ballentyne Roofing, but a good customer requested an inspection of this property they were about to purchase.

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2013 Green Roofing Poll

Green Builder Magazine Reader's Poll Picks CertainTeed

A recent poll had CertainTeed come out as the top manufacturer of Green Roofing Products. The "Reader's Choice" Poll was in a recent issue of Green Builder Magazine. The magazine also reported that energy efficiency (HERS Index) is a growing trend and will likely be mandatory in many future real estate markets.

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