New Roof in McAllen, TXHave you noticed problems with your roof, such as a minor leak, missing shingles, or torn flashing?

Not sure whether your roof needs a minor repair or a complete replacement?

Knowing when you should have your roof replaced and when to simply have it repaired could be the difference in thousands of dollars.

Here are a few things to consider when deciding if you should go for a roof replacement or roof repair:

How long have you had your roof?

The average roof will last about 15 years (the length may vary depending on maintenance and weather) before a replacement is necessary. If you have had your roof a lot longer than that and you are noticing leaks, torn flashing, and other problem areas, it may be time that you have the roof repaired. (more…)

Piggy BankA consumer who believes that they can save money by hiring the cheapest possible roofing contractor is asking for trouble. Now while it is true that now and again, a consumer may find a quality roofer that offers decent services at a very low price, but 9 out of 10 times, you get what you pay for.

Even a well-built roof will eventually have maintenance and repair problems. But if the roof was installed using a cheap contractor, you may start experiencing some very costly problems.

A common issue that you may experience after getting a “cheap roof” is roof leaks, and that alone can end up costing you thousands of dollars. (more…)

McAllen TX Roof InspectionInspecting the home’s roof is not necessarily a thing that homeowners do very often. Most of the time, people may glance over their roofline quickly – but that’s about it when it comes to a roof. What most homeowners may not know is that regular roof inspections and then smaller fixes are essential to keep the roof in top shape and to protect against any costly repair costs in the future.

Only regular inspections can keep your home dry and cozy (who would want it to rain right into the house due to a faulty roof?). Roof inspections will likewise be a good thing to do in order to keep your home’s worth and value high for many years. (more…)

Roofing is one factor of home maintenance that is regularly and dangerously overlooked. It is the first line of defense to protecting your home against all the elements.  Roofing repair is one thing that you should never do yourself unless you really know exactly what you are doing. For the majority, hiring a roofing company that knows roofing inside and out and can complete the job in a professional manner, like McAllen Valley Roofing Co.

Hiring a roofing contractor for roofing services can be difficult at times because there are so many roofers in one area. How do you know which roofing contractor to pick? This post will give you some advice on points to consider when hiring a McAllen roofer. (more…)

Many of you may still remember the major hail storm from March 29, 2012. The hail storm dumped hail the size of baseballs for more than 30 minutes. The winds were raging at 70 to 75mph, making the hail even more damaging to buildings, cars, and homes.

For McAllen, this was one of the worst storms. Given the storm’s magnitude, the whole community is fortunate to have escaped with no serious injuries or fatalities. However, the storm did leave behind A LOT of damage. How much damage? Over $200 million, according to the Insurance Council of Texas.

By April 1st, thousands of auto and home insurance claims had been made. Additional insurance claim adjusters were sent out to McAllen to deal with the huge increase in insurance claims. (more…)

Summer is right around the corner! Did you know the average temperature during these summer months is 96 degrees? According to weather data, July and August are the hottest months in McAllen. Is your roofing ready for summer? (more…)

If you have a home, then you have a roof. And at some point, you will have to either repair it, maintain it, or replace it. Roofs, unfortunately, do not last forever. Leaks can occur, storm damage can crack it, and just normal “wear-and-tear” can really affect the lifetime of your roofing. (more…)