Houston Roofing Tips, Tricks and More

30
Mar
2017

Owens Corning and Habitat for Humanity Partner with U.S. Veterans in National Roof Deployment Project

Owens Corning announced in March 2017 an expansion of its successful partnership with Habitat for Humanity to install roofs on the homes of military veterans nationwide as part of the Roof Deployment Project.

23
Feb
2017

GAF Provides More Environmentally-Friendly Roofing Options with LiveRoof Partnership

GAF, North America's Largest Roofing Manufacturer, is proud to announce a new relationship with LiveRoof®, giving commercial roofing contractors the ability to offer more living roofing solutions - also known as green roofs - to their customers.

14
Feb
2017

GAF is First Roofing Manufacturer to have Green Circle Certify Recycled Content of Polyiso Insulation

GAF, North America's largest roofing manufacturer, is proud to announce its latest achievement in sustainable product solutions. The company's EnergyGuard™ Polyiso Insulation Board has been certified for recycled content by GreenCircle Certified.

13
Dec
2016

CertainTeed Roofing in Ennis takes top sustainability honors

Saint-Gobain, one of the world's largest building materials companies, announced the winners of its sustainability awards program, which recognizes company locations across North America for their sustainability efforts, on Nov. 28 and an Ennis-based location took top honors. The award announcement added that the winning sites were recognized at a companywide sustainability conference this fall.

15
Sep
2016

You Have To Read Between the Lines with Online Reviews

When it’s time to find a reliable contractor, like a roofer or a landscaper, online reviews are one of the best ways to find someone - or it can be the worst. On one hand, these ratings can give you a clearer picture of your potential contractor while on the other, you may end up unsure when you see only a few reviews for a particular contractor or super ratings that seem too good to be true. This guide can help you in interpreting online reviews.

17
Aug
2016

The Importance of Roof Inspections

As the heat of summer finally comes to an end, there are generally a few fall oriented items you’ll need to check off of your home maintenance to-do list and roof inspections should be on the top of that list.

13
Jul
2016

DuPont Launches New Tyvek® Protec™ Roofing Underlayments

DuPont announced the launch of a new line of roofing underlayments, DuPont Tyvek® Protec offering industry-leading walkability as part of complete building envelope solution.

22
Jun
2016

Designing With Shingles Series Part 4 The Roof System

This video gives the basics of CertainTeed's Integrity Roof System.

8
Jun
2016

Designing With Shingles Series Part 3 How-To Choose Roofing Shingle Styles

Choosing the right shingle is fun, but it can also be challenging. This short video from the Designing with Shingles series offers a look at some of the more popular shingles offered by CertainTeed.

18
May
2016

Designing With Shingles Series Part 2 How-To Choose A Contractor

CertainTeed Roofing offers tips for choosing a roofing contractor in this video from the Designing with Shingles series, including the top 5 questions you should ask.

4
May
2016

Designing With Shingles Series Part 1 How-To Choose A New Roof

In this introductory video from the Designing with Shingles series, CertainTeed Roofing provides an overview of what goes into choosing a new roof.

20
Apr
2016

See the CertainTeed Integrity Roof System in Action

A superior roof is stronger than the sum of its parts. A quality roofing system involves the underlayments, shingles, accessory products, and ventilation all working together. The CertainTeed Integrity Roof System has it all.

28
Mar
2016

Pros Warn People About Potential Scams This Spring

The Better Business Bureau is warning the public about a scam called the "tax imposter scam," also known as the "IRS scam." Here's what to look out for.

23
Feb
2016

Be On The Watch For Roofing Scams

When you’re in need of a new roof, the last thing you want to encounter is a roofing scam from those posing as legitimate roofing companies and taking your hard-earned money. When you’re in doubt about a roofer replacement company, the BBB is a good resource to see if a roofing company is in good standings. Monarch Roofing is proud to have an A+ rating with the BBB and many great reviews on Angie’s List.

5
Jan
2016

CertainTeed Teams up with the Host of Income Property

Scott McGillivray, the host of Income Property—the real estate, renovation and rental finance solution television show—is teaming up with CertainTeed, a brand of high-performance building products.

20
Dec
2015

Consult Your Roofer Before Installing Solar

If you're considering solar power for your home, spend a little time with your roofer, like the professionals at Monarch Roofing - even if you believe your roof is ready.

26
Nov
2015

CertainTeed Launches Great New Roofing Ventilation App

If you’re a roofing contractor or even a DIY kind of person, and you're using CertainTeed ridge vents, exhaust vents, and intake vents, this new Roofing Ventilation Calculator app will give you a quick idea of which products you'll need to order for a particular job.

17
Nov
2015

Nine Great Tips to Finding a Good Roofer

Your home’s roof is one of the most integral parts to protecting your home from the elements and keeping your family safe and warm. Here are some great tips to help you find the top roofing company for your home.

16
Oct
2015

Fall is the Best Time to Prepare Your Roof for Winter

Winter tends to be the toughest time of year for your home’s roof. If it is going to fail, it will most likely happen during the long, cold winter months. Now is the time to get it checked, and here is why.

8
Oct
2015

New Page About Tile Roofing

Tile roofing is known as one of the most popular roofing product in the world. We discuss all about it in this blog post.

15
Sep
2015

7 Reasons Fall is the Perfect Time to Replace Your Home's Roof

When your home needs a new roof installation, fall is the best time to do so. After the storms of summer and prior to the winter freezes, autumn presents the perfect weather for a new roof installation and a chance to prepare your home to face snow, ice and cold temperatures.

29
Aug
2015

8 Caution Signs Your Home's Roof Is Shot

A secure roof on your home is pretty critical if you're used to having a warm, cozy, leak-free home. Here's are some important warning signs to look for and how to deal with potential issues before they become big ones.

4
Aug
2015

New Page About Asphalt Shingle Roofing

We've added a new page to our site with information on Asphalt Shingle Roofing, the most commonly used roofing material on homes in America and the roofing material Monarch Roofing uses on a vast majority of Houston homes.

22
Jul
2015

Why choose Houston's top roof replacement company Monarch Roofing

There are many reasons why you should be choosey when choosing a professional roofing company to protect your biggest investment; your home.

28
Jun
2015

Experts recommend house and roof safety precautions during National Lightning Awareness Week

With recent severe weather around the Houston metropolitan area, it is fitting that this is National Lightning Awareness Week.

19
Jun
2015

How To Check For Roof Damage After Tropical Storm Bill

We just got through Tropical Storm Bill and even if it didn't produce a deluge of rain, high winds alone are able to cause considerable enough damage to your roof to warrant repair or replacement. During major thunderstorms, tornadoes and hurricanes, the force of the wind can tear shingles from the roof or knock objects like tree branches into your roof, so now is the best time to check the condition of your roof.

5
Jun
2015

Houston - It’s Time to Prepare Your Roof for Hurricane Season 2015

Hurricane Preparedness Week is just around the corner from May 24-30. Here are some great tips for Houston homeowners for evaluating their roofs before the 2015 Hurricane Season starts on June 1.

27
May
2015

What Do Homeowners Think About GAF Shingles

GAF asked several homeowners what they think about their shingles - here's what they had to say

21
May
2015

Great Tips for Loving Your Outdoor Living Spaces this Memorial Day and All Summer Long

You deserve the best of outdoor living enjoyment. CertainTeed offers great building products like complete siding, roofing, decking, railing, exterior trim and fence product lines, which can enhance the curb appeal, comfort and value of a home and help you with your outdoor enjoyment.

12
May
2015

CertainTeed's Newly Revamped CurbAppeal App

Turning your vision of a dream home into a reality is easy with CertainTeed's newly revamped CurbAppeal App. The user-friendly program has been upgraded to provide a more robust platform that combines the visualization of exterior home architecture, with tips that assist with making knowledgeable exterior product decisions when remodeling or building a new home.

20
Apr
2015

Radiant Barriers

Radiant barriers are installed in homes - usually in attics - primarily to reduce summer heat gain, which helps lower cooling costs. The barriers consist of a highly reflective material that reflects (or more specifically, re-emits) radiant heat rather than absorbing it. They don't, however, reduce heat conduction like thermal insulation materials.

19
Mar
2015

How To Keep Your Home and Roof Safe From Fourth of July Fireworks

With Independence Day nearing, Monarch Roofing offers Houston area residents some easy guidelines on how to keep their roofs and homes safe from the firework celebrations.

9
Feb
2015

Proactive Commercial Roof Maintenance Tactics

If you are a building owner or facility manager, roofing costs have always been among your major concerns. In its January report, Reed Construction Data indicated that a faster-than-projected economic recovery will accelerate commercial construction activity and push materials prices even higher than general inflation.

14
Jan
2015

Earth Day – 12 Tips to Green Your Home

In conjunction with the 42nd annual Earth Day on April 22, CertainTeed Corporation — North America’s leading brand of building products — is encouraging homeowners to take steps to help protect the environment and make their home more sustainable.

28
Dec
2014

CertainTeed® Solar Roofing Receives Top Rankings from Building Professionals

In a recent survey of more than 10,000 building professionals, CertainTeed® solar roofing systems received top rankings in terms of quality, brand familiarity and frequency of use. Through an independent study conducted by Readex Research, the survey is published on an annual basis by Builder magazine.

17
Dec
2014

The Four Most Common Residential Roofing Materials

There could be many reasons you might be searching for the best roofing materials for your Houston home. Here, we explain four different types you could use for your home.

22
Nov
2014

Four Great Reasons To Choose Monarch Roofing For Roof Replacement or Roof Repair

At Monarch Roofing, our focus is on top-quality with first-class customer service. We use only the highest quality roofing materials and experienced skilled labor to provide superior craftsmanship on each roof.

9
Nov
2014

The CertainTeed Integrity Roof System

Monarch Roofing installs the CetainTeed Integrity Roof System. CertainTeed has provided Houston roofing contractors with the best roofing system available for your home.

16
Oct
2014

Roof Replacement Costs: Advice from the Pros

If many years have gone by or you’ve had some recent damage, you may be looking at roof replacement. What are important elements to look for when you are looking at roof replacement? Are you looking to save on energy costs?

7
Oct
2014

How To Lower The Cost Of Your Utilities With Radiant Barriers

In homes and usually in the attics, radiant barriers are installed with the main goal of reducing the summer heat gain and help lower cooling costs. Each of these barriers have highly reflective material that reflects (or more specifically, re-emits) radiant heat rather than absorbing it.

16
Sep
2014

Energy Efficiency Goes Through the Roof

Reflective metal roofing and coated shingles can save energy by keeping your attic cool and reducing air conditioning needs.

5
Sep
2014

4 Steps To Spring Roof Maintenance

Protect your biggest investment by maintaining one of your home’s most valuable assets: the roof over your head. Don’t leave it to chance; be sure to perform regular maintenance checks on your roof annually.

20
Aug
2014

Give Your Home a Spring Makeover With A Long Overdue Exterior Siding Update

As decorator colors and materials have evolved over the years, most likely you’ve updated the interior of your home to perfection, but what about transforming the outside of your house?

14
Aug
2014

Seven Questions to Ask Your Roofer

At Monarch Roofing, we suggest you fully evaluate your roofer as carefully as you would a doctor or lawyer. It is certain that you will want a roofing contractor who employs capable applicators to install the shingles. It is also clear that you will need to look closely at the proposal offered, the products selected, and the price/value relationship of the entire new roofing package.

12
Jul
2014

When Roof Quotes Seems Too Low

For most home owners, receiving a low roof quote seems like a blessing not a problem, but the opposite is often true. When receiving quotes for roof repair or replacement, most owners are drawn to the lowest offer, but when an offer is inordinately low, there may be some concealed reasons why it is not higher or may be incomplete. Before accepting an unusually low quote, be sure to ask the following questions.

20
Jun
2014

Beautiful and Lasting Metal Roofing Options for Your Home

You may not have known this, but metal roofing last longer, stands up to the elements and is better for the environment. You’ll find that a new metal roof provides incredible benefits and the investment you make in your roof protects the entire investment of your home. Metal roofing is the surest way to secure the investment you’ve made in your property because it outpe¬¬rforms any other roofing material. Here are some different metal roof options for your home.

9
May
2014

Top 5 Tips For Winterizing Your Roof

Winter is here in Houston, TX. When preparing your home to withstand the harsh winter weather, your roof should be at the top of the priority list.

1
Apr
2014

How To Tell When It's Time For A New Roof

How do you know if it's time? What are some signs that you need a new roof? If you own a home in Houston, TX or the surrounding areas, thanks to our varied weather and climate (hot summers, hurricanes, etc), you have probably wondered if your roof needs to be repaired or replaced.

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