Work with Roofing Companies That Carry Insurance

Why Only Work with Roofing Companies That Carry Insurance?

Roofing Companies That Carry Insurance

Anyone who has lived in Texas for any length of time knows that living in Texas is not for the faint of heart. In fact, the weather in Texas can be downright brutal. In the summer, many towns in Texas can regularly heat up well over 100 degrees. The record high temperature in Texas is 120 degrees. Summer also brings hurricanes to the Gulf Coast of Texas, as well as the Pacific Coast, where they can work their way east from California. Thunderstorms are prevalent in Texas, no matter what the season and Texas is the hailstorm capital of the United States. There are more hailstorms in Texas than in any other state. Texas doesn’t escape winter, either. There have been instances in Texas of ice, thundersnow, and temperatures in the Lone Star State can fall to subfreezing temperatures. It goes without saying that to live in Texas, you need to have a good roofing company.

If you’re in the market for an excellent roofing company, there are some things you need to look out for before you hire a roofing contractor to repair or replace your roof. One of the most important details about a roofing company you need to check is whether or not the company has business insurance. Here is some information about what business insurance is and why you need to make sure your roofing company carries business insurance.

What Is Business Insurance?

Homeowners carry a lot of insurance in order to protect their homes, property, and livelihoods. Businesses are no different. Whether the company is a huge corporation or a sole proprietorship, it is essential that the business carry insurance.

Business insurance protects the business–property, assets, and equipment–from losing everything if the unthinkable happens. Business owners face the unexpected all the time, and they need to prepare for accidents and injuries. For example, if a florist spills water from a vase by the front entry, and a customer slips, falls and breaks an ankle, the business may be liable for hospital bills and other damages associated with the injury.

When a business obtains business insurance, the business owners are protecting their company from any property damage done on a job, from lawsuits filed by clients or customers, theft, and employee illness or injury. Surveys of businesses find consistently that three out of four small businesses have had an illness, injury, theft, or property damage within the last year, but only two out of three businesses carry business insurance. This is important because, without the protection of business insurance, a company can be liable for millions of dollars worth of damage.

Why You Need To Make Sure Your Roofing Company Has Business Insurance

  • Without business insurance, your property may not be protected in the event of an accident.

This is important because one of the most common reasons an employee needs worker’s compensation is due to a slip or a fall on a job site. Because roofing a business or a home does not take place on the ground, the risk someone could have an injury at your house is higher. If your roofing company does not have business insurance, you may be liable for the employee’s  medical bills and lost wages from the accident.

Also, if the roofing company has business insurance, any property damage that occurs at your home would be covered by the company’s business insurance. For example, if one of the windows on the top floor gets broken by a ladder falling, the roofing company’s business insurance policy would cover the cost to replace the window.

  • If your roofing company has business insurance, you have peace of mind.

Peace of mind is essential to every homeowner, especially when you are undergoing a roof replacement or a roof repair. You have enough to think about without worrying your roofing contractor isn’t insured.

  • Business insurance means your roofing company is professional.

In a sole proprietorship (or a business owned by a single person), it can be tempting to cut corners and not carry business insurance. Small roofing contractors may even be able to offer you a cut-rate deal on your replacement roof or roof repair. However, the savings you might acquire for your roof is not going to matter if you have property damage or an employee claim against your homeowner’s policy.

If you hire a professional roofing company, the business will have enough insurance to make sure they –and you– are protected against property damage, theft of materials, fires, and injuries. Professional roofing companies are large enough to make sure they carry enough insurance to guard against any contingency.

  • A roofing company with insurance is more reliable and credible.

Everyone has heard the stories about roofing companies that take payment for ½ of the cost of a new roof or a roof repair and then run off without finishing the job. When you hire a roofing company with business insurance, you know you are hiring a company that takes its reputation in the community seriously enough to have adequate insurance coverage.

  • Businesses with business insurance are more likely to be licensed as well.

Texas does not require roofers to have a license, which means that anyone can claim they are a roofing expert. Many reputable roofing contractors in Texas belong to a licensing organization, such as the Roofing Contractors Association of Texas. These licensing organizations have requirements of their own that they require their members to adhere to. Often, one of the requirements licensing agencies requires is that their members carry business insurance.

How Can I Make Sure The Roofing Company I Hire Has Business Insurance?

It is easy to make sure that the roofing company you want to hire has business insurance. While you are in the hiring process, you can use the question of insurance to weed out roofing businesses you won’t want to hire.

When you make an appointment to have a roof inspection done by a roofing contractor, you can ask them to show you their certificate of insurance. All certificates of insurance will show you what the coverage limits are, the policy expiration dates, and everything the policy covers. If a roofing contractor can’t show you a certificate of insurance, you will want to move on to the next company. Most roofing companies have their certificates of insurance displayed at their business location, but if you don’t see it, you can ask.


Homeowners in Texas have enough to worry about without wondering whether that new roofing company they hired to repair or replace their roof is insured. Before you hire your next roofing contractor, make sure they carry business insurance. That way, you can stop worrying about whether your home is safe in case something happens. If you are looking for a company to repair your roof from the latest storm or replace your old roof with a new one, you need to give Roof Fix a call. We have been working for over 40 years in the San Antonio area, repairing and replacing roofs for thousands of happy customers. Why not reach out to us today and let us schedule an appointment with you so that we can come out and inspect your roof?

Avoid Roofing Scams After a Hailstorm

How To Avoid Roofing Scams After a Hailstorm In Texas

Texas has more hailstorms each year than any other state, so it is a good bet your roof will eventually fall victim to one or more of those severe thunderstorms. Hail in Texas can be as large as six and a half inches in diameter, which is the size of a huge grapefruit. In fact, the largest hailstone ever recorded in Texas was in Hondo, which is 40 miles west of San Antonio. If you are worried that your roof has been damaged by a recent hailstorm in the San Antonio area, here is a guide to getting your roof fixed right the first time without getting scammed.

How Prevalent Are Roofing Scams?

Roofing scams are one of the most common scams in the contracting and construction industries. In fact, up to 30% of all contracting scams are related to the roofing industry. Texas does not require roofers to be licensed, so anyone can set themselves up in a roofing business, even if they have no formal training. That’s why it is so important for you to avoid roofing scams. Here are some suggestions so that you can get your roof repaired without getting scammed.

Avoid Roofing Scams in Texas

Common Roofing Scams You Need to Avoid After a Hailstorm

These are some of the most common roofing scams you need to steer clear of.

  • We will pay your insurance deductible. This practice is illegal in Texas. Usually, an unscrupulous contractor will offer to pay your insurance deductible as a way to get your policy information and work to scam your insurance company without your roof getting repaired.
  • We can give you a free roof exam. Many roofing companies will offer free roof examinations. However, reputable roofing companies require you to make an appointment for a roof inspection, while disreputable roofing companies tend to appear on the spot and offer to examine your roof. In many cases, these roofing companies do additional damage to your roof in order to get a bigger insurance company payout.
  • We have a limited-time offer, special discount, or refund. Criminal roofing companies often resort to high-pressure tactics in order to get your business. Good roofing companies offer the same competitive pricing all year round without high-pressure sales tactics.
  • We can do the work today. No reputable roofing companies can do your roof immediately after they take a look at your roof, especially after a large hailstorm has hit the San Antonio area. Reputable roofing companies have a schedule to keep, and you will know the date your roof can be fixed days or weeks ahead of time.

What’s The Procedure for Getting a Roof Fixed?

If you suspect you have roof damage after a legendary Texas hailstorm, there’s a procedure you’ll need to follow. First, if you have visible holes in your roof, you will want to cover your roof with a tarp to prevent further damage. Your next step is to contact your homeowner’s insurance company to let them know you think you have roof damage after a hailstorm. You will also want to take a closer look at your policy. Your homeowner’s policy should cover hail damage, but you need to make sure. You’ll also want to check how much your deductible is, which is the part of the repair work you’ll have to come up with.

Once you get a look at your policy, you’ll need to get your roof inspected. Nearly all reputable roofing companies will do a roof inspection free of charge. To do a roof inspection, companies either place people on your roof to photograph damage or they can send a drone up to video damage. After the inspection is complete, the company will then give you a quote for your roof repair. Often, the roofing company will work with your insurance company to work out any details or discrepancies.

Once your insurance company and your roofing company are in agreement with the roof repair, you will get a date that your hail-damaged roof will be fixed.

How Can I Make Sure I Get the Best Reputable Roofing Company Possible Even After a Hailstorm?

There are several things you can do to ensure you hire the perfect roofing company for your needs.

  • If you have a local homeowner’s insurance agent, ask them if they have any recommendations for a reputable roofing company. If you can find a company that your homeowner’s insurance company is familiar with, it may streamline your roof repair process. Plus, you’ll know the company has a good reputation in the area.
  • Ask your friends, neighbors, family members, and co-workers for references on an excellent roofing company they worked with previously. Be sure you ask your colleagues and family members why they enjoyed working with this roofing company.
  • If a company comes to your door after a severe storm, check their license plate and their business phone number. This information will help you determine if the company is from out of state. You will always want to hire a local company rather than one from another state that doesn’t have local ties.
  • Check how long your prospective roofing company has been in business in the area. The longer the roofing company has been in business locally, the more likely you are to have your roof repaired correctly the first time.
  • Get multiple estimates for your roofing job. Of course, this will take additional time and effort on your part, but if you get several estimates, you’ll have a better idea of the actual cost of your roof repair.
  • Ask all of your prospective roofing companies for references, as well as whether they are licensed and bonded in Texas. While Texas doesn’t require a license to repair a roof, most reputable roofing companies belong to a licensing organization, such as the Roofing Contractors Association of Texas. Bonding is another form of insurance some contractors take out, but if the company has business insurance, that is acceptable. You want to hire a company that can compensate you if they fail to finish the work or if they do shoddy work.
  • Never pay with cash or with a debit card. If the contractor does not do the work according to the estimate, and you aren’t satisfied, you have no way to dispute the charges. However, if you pay with a credit card or a check, you have protection from your credit card company or your financial institution.
  • Take a look at the roofing company’s website for photos of their work, and check company reviews on third-party sites. All companies are going to get at least one bad review, but if most of the reviews are good, you’ll know the company has a good overall reputation.


Because Texas has more hailstorms than any other state, it is all the more important you find a roofing company with a great reputation for all of your roofing issues. You want to be able to consult with a company that has a long history in the San Antonio area and that makes customer service a top priority. Roof Fix has been in the San Antonio area for over four decades making sure our roofs are the best in the area. If you have been the victim of the recent bad storms in San Antonio, reach out today for a free roof inspection

How To Tell If Roof Shingles Have Been Lifted

How To Tell If Roof Shingles Have Been Lifted

Have you looked at your roof lately? Roofs are easy for homeowners to forget, because they can go for years without being noticed. In fact, many homeowners don’t notice that anything is wrong with their roofs–until something happens, and parts of the roof end up on your front lawn. Most insurance companies ask you to do a visual inspection of your roof each year, just to make sure there aren’t major problems you need to have repaired. One of the problems you might find through a visual inspection of your roof is lifted shingles. If you aren’t sure what lifted shingles are, here is some information about lifted shingles and how to fix the problems caused by lifted shingles.

What Is an Asphalt Shingle?

The majority of roofs in the United States are made with asphalt shingles. Nearly 80% of all roofs are made from asphalt shingles. An asphalt shingle is usually made with a fiberglass mat. Both the top and bottom of the fiberglass mat is coated with asphalt. The very bottom of the shingle then is coated with backing material, while the top of the shingle has asphalt granules. Asphalt shingle roofs are cost efficient to install, and they are very low maintenance. These shingles comes in a variety of colors. In general, asphalt shingle roofs can last between 20 and 30 years, depending on where you live.

What Can I Do About Lifted Shingles

When Do Shingles Lift?

Over time, even the most expertly-installed shingles will begin to break down over time. This is especially true if you live in an area prone to thunderstorms, hurricanes or tornadoes–which expertly describes Texas weather to a tee. There isn’t a year in the Lone Star State where every house in Texas is unaffected by weather. A great time of year to inspect your roof is after a bout of severe weather. If you go outside after a storm, take a good look at your roof. Do you see a layer of wood or material under some of your shingles? You may have a lifted shingle.

With lifted shingles, the edges of your asphalt shingles can lift or curl, revealing the underlayment of your roof deck, which is the surface your shingles adhere to. You might also notice that you have shingles that are missing, cracked or torn. All of these shingles that aren’t straight, flat and natural looking could spell trouble for your roof.

Why Are Lifted Shingles a Problem?

Your roof has a layer of shingles that sit on a roof deck that is made of plywood. Over time, if shingles lift, then rainwater and debris can seep into the wood. Eventually, this will cause leaks and rotting, which can damage the roof deck, as well as the rafters, flashing, and other areas of the roof. If leaky roofs aren’t fixed, they can cause horrific damage to your home, such as buckled walls, leaking around windows, and damp, moldy carpet. In other words, the sooner you spot lifted shingles, the better it is for your home.

What Can I Do About Lifted Shingles? Can They Be Fixed?

You can’t repair lifted shingles. Once the shingle is not laying flat against the roof decking, it must be replaced, rather than repaired. In general, if you only have a few lifted shingles, and no other roof damage, you can have the lifted shingles replaced with new ones.

However, if you notice that your lifted shingles are all in one area, if there are a lot of lifted shingles, or if you notice the granules on your shingles are missing, it may be time to replace your roof. The only way you will know for sure if you need a complete roof replacement is a roof inspection.

In a roof inspection, a roofing company will go up on the roof to inspect all of the parts of your roof. Some companies only do visual in-person inspections, while other companies use drones to inspect the roof. No matter which method the roofing company uses, they will be able to tell you whether you can have a few shingles replaced, or whether you will need a complete roof replacement.

How Are Shingles Replaced?

To replace an asphalt shingle, you’ll need to follow these simple steps. First, you need to find out what type of asphalt shingles you have, so that you can get the same kind of shingle. Second, you will need to break the sealant on the shingle you want to replace using a pry bar. If the shingle is already lifting, the sealant may already be broken, so it should be easier to remove it. One tip, it is easier to remove a shingle from the roof in cooler weather rather than warmer weather, but the shingles are more brittle the colder it is.

Once you have the sealant broken, you’ll need to remove the nails that nailed the shingle down to the roof deck. You can remove the nails with a pry bar. Then you can remove the shingle from the roof deck. Place the new shingle in the same position as the old shingle was in, and nail it to the roof deck with roofing nails. You will then have to apply sealant to finish the job.

What If I Don’t Want to Replace the Shingles?

If you don’t think you can replace the shingles, or shingle repair isn’t your thing, you don’t have to replace the lifted shingles yourself. Instead, you can hire a roofing company. If you live in the San Antonio area, you need to take a look at the reviews for Roof Fix. Roof Fix is a full-service company that can conduct your roof inspection and repair lifted shingles as well. Why not reach out today to set up an appointment?

What Is A Wind Mitigation Inspection in Texas

What Is A Wind Mitigation Inspection in Texas?

You may not know this, but Texas ranks as one of the windiest states in the United States. In fact, three cities in Texas: Amarillo, Lubbock, and Corpus Christi, are some of the windiest cities in the nation. San Antonio isn’t too far down the list when it comes to wind, especially during those famous thunderstorms or during hurricane season. If you live in Texas and you own your home, you may want to have a wind mitigation inspection. Here is some information about what wind mitigation is and how to have a wind mitigation inspection.

What Is Involved In Wind Mitigation

What Is Wind Mitigation?

The idea of wind mitigation came about because of severe weather. Texas is affected by both hurricanes and tornadoes, as well as straight-line winds from thunderstorms. In areas of the country that can get high winds, wind mitigation may protect your property from damage.

This is important because the winds in Texas, especially during hurricanes, can be extremely high. For example, the highest wind gust from a hurricane hitting Texas was over 180 miles per hour. Tornado winds in Texas have been clocked at over 200 miles per hour.

Insurance companies love wind mitigation because it can save them money on homeowner’s insurance costs.

What Is Involved In Wind Mitigation?

If you want to have wind mitigation for your home, it can take place during two distinct periods of time. You can ask for wind mitigation to be added to your home while you are building it, or you can ask for wind mitigation to be added after the home has been built. Here are some examples of things you can do to mitigate the effects of wind on your home.

  • Connections between the roof and the walls of your home. The roof can be attached to your home with stronger fasteners, such as single or double wraps, rather than nails. This makes the roof more difficult for winds to lift off the top of your home.
  • Using more nails in the roof deck. The more nails that are used to make sure the roof deck (the plywood underneath your roofing materials) is secure to both the rafters of your roof and the trusses, the stronger the entire roof is.
  • Using stronger roof coverings. There are building materials used for roof coverings, such as stone or metal, that resist wind damage more than other building materials, such as asphalt shingles. No matter what is used, the roofing materials should be secured to the roof deck with nails rather than staples because nails offer more wind resistance.
  • Making roofing materials more waterproof. Many homes built in 2008 or later have a layer of waterproofing in between the roof deck and the roof coverings. This extra layer helps protect the roof from water damage if you lose shingles due to storms.
  • Protecting the openings of your home with extra reinforcement, such as storm shutters, to prevent wind or water from getting in your home.

How Do I Know What I Have On My Home?

If you are currently building a home, you have time to implement some of these wind mitigation strategies. However, what if you purchased a home after it was already built? You can have a wind mitigation inspection done. Many roofing companies, such as Roof Fix in San Antonio, offer wind mitigation inspections to help you determine what else you can do to lessen the effects of wind in your home.

Companies that do wind mitigation inspections will offer you an inspection report that looks very much like a home inspection. Like other home inspections, most wind mitigation inspections are valid for a particular period of time, such as five years. An inspector will come and take a look at your home, especially the roof, the roof deck, and the connections between your roof and the roof deck. They will also want to see how you plan to keep water out of your home in the event of severe weather, such as hurricane shutters. If you have wind mitigation materials in place, you may be able to save a significant amount on your homeowner’s policy. If your home rates highly on a wind mitigation inspection, you could save between 5% to 55% on the wind/weather portion of your homeowner’s policy.


You may not think that a wind mitigation inspection is worth the cost, but if you get information about how to keep your home safer in the event of severe weather, it could save you thousands of dollars on both your homeowner’s policy as well as repairs or replacement costs for your home should high winds hit it. If you are in the San Antonio area and you want a wind mitigation inspection, we can help. Why not contact Roof Fix today, and let us get you on the schedule for a wind mitigation inspection?

2023 Tile Roof Guide

2023 Tile Roofing Guide. Learn About Types & Colors

If you are thinking about getting your roof replaced, you should know you have a lot of options, and making a decision may be difficult. One of the best roofing options in Texas is tile. Roof tiles are extremely weather resistant, which is great in a state that can get ice, wind, hail, severe thunderstorms, and days of rain. If you are considering a tile roof, here is a quick guide to all of the types and colors of tile you have to choose from.

Metal tile Roofs

Metal Roof Tiles

Metal roof tiles are a great choice for any Texan who wants a rustic, farmhouse, or vintage look. Usually, metal roof tiles are made out of copper, steel, or aluminum. Rather than individual shingle tiles–such as asphalt shingles, metal roof tiles come out in large sheets. This allows metal tiles to leave the factory in larger sheets, which means they are lighter and stronger than asphalt tiles. Metal tiles can be painted if you want, or you can leave them in their original colors. Popular color choices for metal tiles include green, brown, and rust. Metal roof tiles also come in several designs, so you can choose one that best fits your decor.

Metal tiles also are highly energy efficient. They reflect sunlight and help to keep homes cool, which is no small feat in Texas in the summer. You can expect a metal roof to last from 40 to 70 years if they are cared for.

While there are a lot of pros with metal roofs, there are also some cons. If you did not grow up in a home with a metal roof, you may find them to be noisy. Many people find the sound of rain on a metal roof soothing. If your metal roof needs to be repaired, it may be difficult to color match. Metal roof tiles can be expensive, and they need to be installed properly so that they last a long time.

Clay Roof Tiles

San Antonio is known for its Spanish-style architecture, and one of the hallmarks of Spanish-style or Mediterranean-style homes is a clay roof. Clay roof tiles are great for Texas living. Clay is very durable, can’t be destroyed by insects or mold, and is fire resistant. Clay comes in a variety of colors as well, such as brown, green, red, gray, and black. Because clay tiles allow air to circulate underneath them, clay tiles are energy efficient as well.  A clay roof can last a homeowner for decades. Clay tiles represent one of the oldest roof types, and it is easy to see why.

Clay tile roofs have some disadvantages. They are more expensive than an asphalt shingle roof. Also, if you live in an area that experiences temperature extremes, the clay tiles can become brittle. Clay tile roofs are heavier than the average roof, so if you opt for a clay roof, you may need to get reinforcements done to your roof before installation.

Clay Tile Roofs

Slate Roof Tiles

Along with clay tiles, slate roof tiles are another type of roofing that has been around for centuries. Slate roof tiles are made of stone mined from a quarry. Because it is made of stone, slate is naturally resistant to mold, rot, and fire. Also, many roofing companies install filtration systems so air circulates underneath the roof, which cuts down on heating bills. For people who are concerned about the environment, slate roofs are built with green, renewable materials. Slate is hand cut by master stonecutters and fitted to your roof, so it can fit a variety of design styles.  Slate does not come in as many colors as other roofing choices, but you can select from gray, black, red, green, and purple, depending on where the stone is mined. Slate roofs can last up to 100 years or longer.

Slate roofs have some of the same disadvantages as a clay tile roof. They are heavy, and they can turn brittle with time and weather extremes. Also, slate roofs are one of the most expensive forms of tile roofs. On average, a slate roof will last for an extremely long time, but it will cost you two to three times more money than a traditional asphalt roof.

What About Concrete?

Concrete has been around for thousands of years as well and is used in all kinds of construction projects, from sidewalks to roads to dams and bridges. There are a lot of advantages to concrete tile roofs. First, concrete is lightweight and strong, which makes it a great roofing choice. Concrete tiles are extremely durable, even against that dreaded Texas hail. Concrete is usually gray, but it can also be colored red, black, or brown. Concrete is another great energy-efficient choice because it allows air to circulate underneath the tiles.

Concrete roofs are cost-effective, but they don’t always react well to weather conditions. If you live in an area that is prone to severe weather with hail, you may not want to invest in a concrete tile roof. Also, concrete is porous, which means it may allow mold or lichens to grow on it. That’s a look you may not want for your home.

Concrete roof tiles are a popular choice for people who are concerned about the environment. They are sustainably made, can be recycled, and are non-toxic, so they are perfect for people who want a more eco-friendly home.


There are a lot of great reasons to love tile roofs. Keep in mind, however, that your roof represents a long-term investment in your home. You will want to choose your tile roof carefully, because once it is installed, you won’t be able to change your mind. There are advantages and disadvantages to tile roofing materials. If you aren’t sure which tile roof is right for you, why not contact Roof Fix here in San Antonio? We have been installing and repairing roofs for nearly a decade. We can come out and take a look at your roof and listen to what you want as a roof replacement. Get in touch with us today.

Corrugated Metal Roofing Near San Antonio

Metal Roofing: Pros and Cons

Pros and Cons of Metal RoofingMetal roofing is the ‘it’ thing when it comes to new home styling in Texas these days. Like many things, you have to wonder if a metal roof is a good feature on your house – or if it’s just something people get to look cool. Well, wonder no more because we are here to help. Let’s talk about some pros and cons of metal roofing!

Pro: Energy Efficiency

When living somewhere hot, like Texas, you know how expensive it can be to run your AC all summer. A regular asphalt shingle roof absorbs all the heat from the sun, which only makes your home warmer and your bills higher. Metal roofing reflects most of the sun’s rays, which keeps your home cooler and bills lower. This makes it the most energy-efficient roof on the market.

Con: Cost

On average, a metal roof is more expensive to install on your home than asphalt shingle. This is due to material and labor costs, which combined will cost you about $9-$12 per square foot on average. Asphalt shingles comparatively will run you the cost of about half the metal roofing average.

Pro: Durability

One of the biggest attractions of metal roofing is the durability. Because they are made of metal, these roofs can last 40-70 years with proper maintenance and have long warranties to match. Asphalt shingles will usually last 12-20 years, which means they’ll need to be replaced at least once – and maybe twice – before a metal roof needs replacing.

Metal Roofing Pros and ConsPro: Style

As mentioned previously, metal roofing is very stylish these days. With multiple designs, colors and materials, they can suit just about any home. You have the freedom to customize your roofing almost any way you like, meaning that your home won’t be boring.

While metal roofing has many benefits, none of them can truly be utilized unless you have your roof installed by professionals. Hiring certified roofers to make the installation will ensure that your new metal roof will stand the test of time and look good doing it.

If you want a metal roof, use the best South Texas roofing company around: Roof Fix. To find out more about metal roofing, contact us!

More about Roof Fix San Antonio

Customer satisfaction is our number one priority at Roof Fix. Being a Locally owned and operated roofing business, we are dedicated to quality craftsmanship and outstanding customer service. Our integrity and thoroughness will make your roofing experience a rewarding one. Whether you are looking for a small repair or a large overhaul, view our service areas in and around San Antonio, South Texas, and the Hill Country, where you will benefit from our personalized attention throughout the duration of your project.

Why Choose Metal Roofs in San Antonio?

Why Choose Metal Roofs in San Antonio?

Whether you like it or not, as a Texas homeowner, you will most likely have to replace your roof at least once. When you have to replace your roof, you have a lot of choices to make. Roofs can be made of tile, asphalt shingles, slate, rubber, and concrete shingles. However, if you are living in San Antonio and you need a new roof, you may want to opt for a metal roof. Here is some information about metal roofs and why they may be the best choice for your Texas home.

Metal Roofs in San Antonio TXWhat Are Metal Roofs?

Metal roofs are made from different types of metal, such as aluminum, copper, steel (including stainless steel), and zinc. The most common metal roofing materials are aluminum or galvanized steel. To make a metal roof, metal coils are rolled flat and shaped using rollers and heat. The flat rolls are then shaped into sections of metal and cut to fit onto a roof.

How Long Can a Metal Roof Last?

Traditional asphalt shingle roofs usually last from 15 to 20 years. If you use laminate shingles on a roof, you may be able to make your roof last up to 30 years. However, metal roofs, when done correctly, can last up to 60 years or longer. That means you may never have to replace your metal roof on your home.

Do Metal Roofs Cost a Lot of Money?

In general, metal roofs are more expensive. For example, for every 10 x 10 section of your roof–also called a square– the cost of an asphalt shingle roof is between $100 and $200 a square. Metal roofs can cost from around $150 up to $900 per square. However, there is an advantage to metal roofs because they last up to twice as long as traditional asphalt roofs, which means your year-to-year cost will be less. Also, having a metal roof may up the resale value of your home as well. Metal roofs also require far less maintenance than asphalt roofs, which is especially important in storm-prone Texas.

What About Leaking with Metal Roofs?

You may have read many Southern Gothic novels about metal roofs leaking in the old days. However, researchers have found that if a metal roof is installed properly, they leak less often than other roof types. Metal roofs can handle intense weather conditions, such as hail and ice, without leaking.

Can a Metal Roof Save Me Money on My Energy Bills in San Antonio?

You may not think of a metal roof as a great energy saver, but research shows that metal roofs can provide up to 40% savings on your energy bills. Metal roofs have high reflectivity, which means they reflect the sunlight well, which saves you money. Metal roofs also help keep your attic cooler, which helps to keep your overall cooling costs down.

Also, metal roofs are considered “greener” or better for the environment than traditional asphalt shingle roofs. They not only reflect the sunlight but they also can be recycled and made into new metal products once they wear out on your roof. You can even find metal roofs made from previously-recycled materials. If you are concerned about the environment, metal roofs are a great choice.

Can Metal Roofing Save Me Money on My Homeowner’s Insurance?

San Antonio, like many areas of Texas, is prone to thunderstorms. Severe thunderstorms can drop hail on roofs in Texas throughout much of the year. Asphalt roofs are susceptible to roof damage even if the hail is small. However, metal roofs hold up much better than asphalt roofs, even during a severe thunderstorm. In fact, many homeowner’s insurance policies offer a discount for homes with metal roofs. Getting a metal roof adds up to extensive insurance savings over the life of the roof.

What Are Some Other Advantages of Metal Roofs?

There are several advantages to having a metal roof installed in a home. First, if you choose to have a metal roof installed, the contractor doesn’t have to waste time taking your existing roof shingles down. Instead, your new metal roof can be installed immediately over your existing roof.

Also, if you own an older home or you love the farmhouse aesthetic, you may fall in love with a metal roof. Metal roofs can help you take your rustic dreams to the next level. Many people want a metal roof to complete their turn-of-the-century home look because they look amazing on 19th and early 20th-century homes, as well as modern farmhouse homes or industrial homes.

Are There Disadvantages to Metal Roofs?

There are some disadvantages to metal roofs. If you want to have a metal roof installed, you will pay more for a metal roof than with an asphalt roof. However, the cost is offset by the extended life of a metal roof as opposed to an asphalt shingle roof.

Also, if you want to have a metal roof installed, you will need to make sure you find a qualified, reputable contractor with experience in installing metal roofs. That’s because installing a metal roof is different from installing an asphalt shingle roof. Inexperienced contractors may cause your metal roof to leak or become easily damaged. You also need an experienced contractor to help you maintain your metal roof to prolong its life.


Metal roofs are a great choice for many homeowners, especially if they are looking to install one roof during the lifetime of their homes. Metal roofs are an environmentally sound choice, they last a long time, and they help with cooling costs in the San Antonio heat. They are also architecturally pleasing and match with several types of homes, from vintage homes to farmhouse modern homes. However, you don’t want to have your roof installed by a roofing contractor with no experience installing metal roofs. If you live in the San Antonio area, and you want a metal roof, you need to contact Roof Fix. Roof Fix has been operating in San Antonio for years and has a stellar reputation in the community. Why not contact Roof Fix today to set up a consultation?

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Pros and Cons of Metal Roofing Installation in San Antonio

10 Pros & Cons of Metal Roof Installations Near 78240

If you are thinking about getting a new roof, you need to consider several options for roofing. One option that may come to mind is metal roofing. Metal roofs have several advantages–but they also come with drawbacks. Here is some information on metal roofing and what factors can help you make the best decision possible for your new roof.

metal roofing installation pros and consTypes of Roofs Available in San Antonio

Many people who live in San Antonio have asphalt shingles for their roofs. This is the most common type of roofing all over the United States–about 80% of all housing in America has asphalt shingles. You may also find your house has a tile roof, which is common with many Western-themed homes that use adobe, for example. Metal roofs are also another option for homes in the San Antonio area.

What Kinds of Metal Are Used for Roofing?

There are several kinds of metal used in roofing. Your contractor may tell you about copper roofs. Cooper is a beautiful material that lasts a long time, but it is soft and is not a good choice for an area where temperatures can be high. Aluminum is also long-lasting, and is a good material to use if you live by the ocean, as salt does not corrode it. Zinc is a great choice because it is extremely durable as well, but it may be too soft for your needs. Tin is the oldest roof choice, but it can become thin and brittle over time. Steel is an excellent choice, but it may be too heavy to use on your home. You will need to ask a roofing contractor which metal would be great for you to use on your roof.

Pro: Metal Roofs Are Durable

One of the best reasons to get a metal roof is because they are extremely durable. The San Antonio area gets a lot of hailstorms, so a metal roof is a great idea. Also, metal roofs last far longer on average than asphalt shingles. Roofs with asphalt shingles usually last between 15 years and 20 years. However, metal roofs have been known to last for more than 100 years.

Con: Metal Roofs Are Expensive

Metal roofs are very durable, but they also cost more than an asphalt or tile roof. Depending on the size of your roof, it could cost up to three times the cost of an asphalt roof. However, if you consider the longevity of a metal roof, you will be saving money over time when compared to the asphalt roof.

Pro: Metal Roofs Are Versatile

If you are a decorator, having a metal roof gives you a lot of options with regard to painting or staining. Many people love metal roofs if they favor industrial or farmhouse homes, but you can make your metal roof look like whatever design you want. With the right paint and tools, your metal roof can be a simple green roof on a farmhouse-designed home, or it can be painted to look like other materials, such as clay tiles or wood shingles. Metal roofs can be used on any type of home from modern to rustic.

Con: Metal Roofs Can Be Noisy

There is something about the sound of rain on a roof that makes so many people happy they own a metal roof. If you are one of those people who love the sound of rain on a metal roof–then metal roofs are perfect for you. However, if you want a home that is as quiet as possible, a metal roof may not be the right choice for you.

Metal roofing Installation San AntonioPro: Metal Roofs Have the Fastest Installation

While tile, wooden shingles, and asphalt shingles take time to install because they have to be installed piece by piece, metal roofs are made using very few pieces. They take far less time to install than other roofs.

Con: Metal Roofs Dent More Easily

Because San Antonio is prone to hail, you need to know that metal roofs can be dented by hail, especially large hail. However, if your roof is sloped, the hail has a far less chance of denting your metal roof than if your roof is flat or slightly sloped.

Pro: Metal Roofs Are Friendly to the Environment

Metal roofs are the “greenest” of all the roof choices because all of the materials used in your metal roof are 100% recyclable. When you are ready to replace a metal roof, there are companies that will melt the metal down and reuse it. You cannot reuse items from asphalt or tile roofs. Many people want to find greener roofs that align with their commitment to the environment, so metal roofs are a great choice.

Con: Metal Roofs Can Cause Problems if They Aren’t Installed Properly

Because metal roofs are in fact made of metal, they expand and contract with the temperatures far more than other roofing types. If your metal roof has not been installed correctly, the expansion and contraction of the metal during summer or winter can create holes or spaces on your roof for water to get in, which can cause a lot of damage. If you opt for a metal roof, be sure you have a roofing contractor who is an expert in metal roofs.

Pro: Metal Roofs Conserve Energy

There is no question that San Antonio experiences some extreme heat during the summer months. Temperatures can soar into the triple digits for much of the summer, so anywhere you can save money on cooling bills, you should. Metal roofs reflect the energy of the sun rather than absorbing the sun the way asphalt-shingled roofs do. This means your roof and your attic will stay cooler, which leads to lower heating bills.

Con: Metal Roofs Need to Use the Best Roofing Metal

Metal roofs are not the area where you want to cut corners. That means you need to make sure that the metal you select for your roof is durable and high-quality. If a contractor makes your roof of less-than-quality metal, it can lead to leaks, corrosion, and rust, especially if the metal is thin. The thicker the metal used for roofing, the more durable it is. Be sure you get the most money out of your roof investment, and opt for the most durable metal roof possible. If you aren’t sure, ask your prospective contractor to bring samples of roofing materials. That way, you’ll be able to determine for yourself which material is best for your roofing needs.

How to Find a Great Metal Roofing Contractor?

It isn’t easy to find a roofing contractor to suit your needs. First, ask your family and your friends for recommendations for a good metal roofer. It is better if you ask people who already use metal roofing for their recommendations because they have experience with metal roofs and contractors. That way, you should get a good list of contractors to interview.

What if you don’t have time to interview? No worries. You can always go with Roof Fix. Roof Fix has been doing business in the San Antonio area for years, and we specialize in metal roofing repairs and installations. Why not give us a call today, and make an appointment for a quote for a new metal roof?

Asphalt Roof Maintenance in San Antonio

In-Depth Guide to Asphalt Roof Maintenance In San Antonio

If you have lived in San Antonio for a long time, you already know that your roof can take a beating. There are thunderstorms that can pop up out of nowhere and dump torrential rain and hail on your asphalt shingles. The area also has periods of extreme heat and dry conditions. Don’t forget about the occasional hurricane or even snow and ice! You have to be ready for any weather event when you live in the San Antonio area. Here is a guide to making sure your roof is at its very best no matter what the weather looks like outdoors.

Maintaining an Asphalt Roof In San AntonioWhat Is an Asphalt Roof?

Asphalt roofs are the most popular roof type; nearly 80% of all household roofs are made of asphalt. Asphalt is a mixture of oil and sand or gravel. Shingles that cover your roof are usually made of asphalt because it is durable, inexpensive, and can be mixed in many different colors. However, even asphalt shingles, which can last up to 30 years, can become damaged due to weather, age, or poor roofing techniques. If you want your roof to last as long as possible, you will need to practice some roof upkeep.

If you don’t practice roof maintenance on your asphalt roof, it could lead to leaks and water damage–not just on your roof but on the inside of your house as well.

How Do I Keep My Roof Looking Good?

  • Keep your roof clean. If you have large branches from trees that could land on your roof, be sure and have them trimmed so they don’t break off during a storm and fall on your asphalt roof, which could damage the shingles or even tear a hole in your roof. Also, make sure to keep your gutters clean to guard against leaks on your roof from debris.
  • Check your gutters for leaks. When gutters leak, the constant dripping from gutters can allow mold or other fungi to grow on your roof. Water can also eventually leak through wood or roofing shingles. If you find that one of your gutters leaks, have the gutter repaired or replaced.
  • Have your roof inspected at least once a year. Many people either inspect their roofs themselves or they have their roofs inspected by a roofing company. Homeowners who have their roofs inspected each year are less likely to be surprised by an unexpected roof repair or replacement.

What Should I Be Looking For in a Roof Inspection?

When you inspect your roof, you should be looking for several small problems that could become big problems down the road. First, check your shingles thoroughly. If you are inspecting your roof yourself, be sure and take a notepad up with you so you can jot down any problems you see.

Once you have made it up to the top of your roof, check your shingles for any problems. Look to see if any of your shingles are blistered. Blistered shingles can mean that water is trapped in your shingle. When these moist shingles get hot from the sun, they blister. Also, look for signs of curling or cracking on your shingles. Curling or cracking shingles usually mean the boards underneath the shingles are wet, which could mean you have a leak in your roof. You may also have a problem with your attic insulation.

Check and make sure that you can’t see the nails on your shingles, and make sure you don’t have any shingles that are loose or missing. If you see loose or missing shingles, you will want to replace them.

Also, look closely at your shingles. Each asphalt roof shingle is bumpy, because there are granules on each shingle. The granules give your roof extra protection from the weather. If your shingles look smooth, and you notice your shingles are missing a lot of granules, you may need to have the shingles replaced.

Maintaining a Clean Asphalt RoofShould I Just Check the Shingles to Make Sure My Roof Is in Good Shape?

Your roof is actually made of several parts, and all of them are important for your roof to keep working well. First, you’ll want to make sure the flashing doesn’t have rust or corrosion. Roof flashing is made of many thin pieces of metal that help to protect the edges of your roof, as well as anything that may stick out from your roof, such as your chimney or vents. When flashing corrodes or rusts, water can get into your attic. While you’re looking at the flashing, check to make sure each flashing’s caulk is still watertight with no cracks.

Also, look closely at your shingles. Each asphalt roof shingle is bumpy, because there are granules on each shingle. The granules give your roof extra protection from the weather. If your shingles look smooth, and you notice your shingles are missing a lot of granules, you may need to have the shingles replaced.

You should devote some time to check the soffit and fascia of your roof as well. Both soffit and fascias are on the underside of your roof that hangs over your home. If they are damaged, or you notice mold or mildew growth which could be from water leaks.

Check the Inside of Your Roof

Roofs are not only to protect your home on the exterior but to protect your interior contents as well. You will need to go up into the attic. Check and see that you have enough insulation in your attic. You can do a little research to determine how much insulation you need for your home. Also, check your insulation for rot or mold that could indicate water damage. If you notice droppings from animals on your insulation, you may want to have a company check your attic for animals and remove them if they find some. Look over your head inside your attic at the beams that form the frame of your roof. If you see sagging or bending, they may need replacing.

Write It Down

It can be easy to inspect your roof but forget what you need to have repaired or replaced when you get to the bottom of your ladder, and you are safely on land again. Once you’re down on the ground, take some time to make a sketch of the problems you noticed about your roof. That way, a roofing contractor will know exactly where the problems are and be able to locate them quickly. If you aren’t sure what a specific problem is, a contractor will be able to look at your notes to determine your problem.

What If I Don’t Want to do Roof Maintenance?

Getting on top of a roof can be dangerous, especially as you age. If you are not sure you want to climb on a ladder to check out a roof, there are roofing contractors that can help with roof inspections, cleaning, and repairs. Roof Fix has been in the business of roofs for many years because we always put our customers first. We’ll be happy to make an appointment with you to inspect your roof or to come out to fix problems with your roof. We excel at roof maintenance. Why not reach out to us today?

Metal Roofs and How to fix Them in 78216

How To Fix a Hole in Your Metal Roof

Metal roofing isn’t only found in the mountains of Appalachia. Many people throughout the South and West love having metal roofs. They last a very long time–up to 100 years– and the sound of rain on a metal roof is wonderfully soothing. Although metal roofs can last a long time, replacing them can be prohibitively expensive. What if you find a hole in your metal roof? Here are some ways you can repair a hole in your metal roof.

How Do Metal Roofs Get a Hole?

Even though metal roofs are very strong, they are not indestructible. If you have a leak in your metal roof, there are several reasons why that happens. Most often, holes in metal roofs occur because of improperly installed nails or dents from storms that rust over time to create holes.

Before You Begin a Repair

It is important to check your metal roof thoroughly before you begin any repair. You may find other small holes, mold or mildew growth, or other problems with your roof. You can get up on your roof to visually inspect it, or you can hire a roofing contractor to check your roof for you. Today’s roofing companies use drones and other equipment to make roof inspections easier and safer, so you don’t have to climb on top of your house.

Repairing a Hole in Your Metal Roof

First, you need to understand that repairing a metal roof is much more difficult than repairing an asphalt roof. The biggest problem with repairing a hole in your metal roof is that you need to take into consideration that roofing metal expands and contracts with the temperatures in the air. Unless you know what you are doing, repairing a metal roof may best be left to an expert roofing contractor because an incorrect repair may damage your roof further and cause your roof to leak.

Steps to a Roof Repair

First, you will want to clean your roof thoroughly because any roof repair you make will not stay long on a dirty, corroded, or rusty roof. If you are patching a hole on your roof that is due to rust, you will need to sand the rust off before cleaning the roof. Be sure that any growth–such as algae–on your roof has been cleaned off as well. After the area of your roof you need to repair has been cleaned, you’ll need to be sure it is completely dry before beginning your repair.

Next, you need to scuff or lightly sand the area you need to repair. You need to scuff or sand the area so that the products you will use to repair the patch will adhere well. Metal roofs may be extremely smooth, and without scuffing, there’s a chance your repair will not last.

Your next step will be to cut a piece of metal for a patch to repair your roof. Be sure not to cut the patch too small. A good rule of thumb is to cut a patch two inches larger than you need for the patch job. You want to make sure that the edges of the patch are rounded so that it won’t catch debris.

Apply the patch to the hole with a sealant. You will want to select a sealant that is strictly for metal roofs. Press the patch to the hole firmly so that sealant leaks out from behind the patch. After the patch has completely dried, you will want to use sheet metal screws to make sure the patch won’t go anywhere.

I Don’t Want to Patch My Roof. What Should I Do?

If you don’t want to try and repair your roof yourself, there are roofing contractors you can call. Be sure that any roofing contractor you contact has a lot of metal roofing experience because not all roofing contractors have experience with metal roofs.

Not sure who to call? Ask around. Ask your friends and neighbors, as well as your family members who have metal roofs, for the name of a good roofing contractor. That way, you can research the contractor on review sites. Once you have a good contractor in mind, let them come out and inspect your roof to make sure there isn’t more than one area of your roof that needs repairing. When you’re not sure who to call, let us help. Roof Fix has been in business in the San Antonio area for years, and we have metal roofing experts that can diagnose and fix any roofing problem you have. Why not reach out to us today?

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Chimney Crown Guide San Antonio TX

The Best San Antonio Chimney Crown Guide

Have you ever heard of a chimney crown? Many people have no idea what a chimney crown is, but it is an essential piece of your chimney’s equipment. In fact, having a chimney crown may even help to prevent damage to your roof. Here is the definitive guide to chimney crowns in the San Antonio area.

What Is a Chimney Crown? How Can I Tell If I Have One

What Is a Chimney Crown? How Can I Tell If I Have One?

A chimney crown is exactly what it sounds like. Just like a king has a crown that sits on top of his head, a chimney crown is a cap, usually made of metal or concrete, that sits on top of your chimney. It allows smoke and fumes to escape, but it acts as a protective shield for your chimney as well. The primary reason you need a crown on top of your chimney is to keep rainwater out of your flue, which leads to your fireplace.

It is fairly easy to determine if you have a chimney crown or not. Just walk outside your home and look up at your fireplace stack that is rising from your roof. If you have a chimney crown, you will see a cap or a cover on top of your chimney. If you don’t have a chimney crown, you will not see any device on top of your chimney.

What’s the Difference Between a Chimney Crown and a Chimney Cap

A chimney crown sits directly on top of your chimney and can be made of metal, stone or concrete. A chimney cap does not attach to the top of your chimney cap. Instead, it attaches to the inside of your chimney, which is called the flue. The chimney cap’s job is a little different than the chimney crown. Chimney caps protect the flue and the bricks from embers that may escape upward and cause a fire. A chimney crown protects the chimney and flue from water damage.

Why Do I Need a Chimney Crown?

In San Antonio, storms can happen without warning, and dump a huge amount of rain in a short period of time. You are going to want to protect your flue. Over time, if you don’t have a chimney cap, rainwater will leak down into your flue. If enough water leaks into your flue, it can begin to wear away the mortar holding the bricks together. This means you will begin to lose bricks, which could cause damage not only to your chimney but to your roof as well. Also, if enough water leaks into your flue, you could begin to lose flue tiles as well. Eventually, all of this water damage could mean you will have to replace your chimney.

Why Do I Need a Chimney Crown

If I Don’t Have a Chimney Crown on My Chimney, What Should I Do?

If you don’t currently have a chimney crown, that doesn’t mean you can’t get one now. You should have your chimney checked first to make sure there is no damage to it, and then you can have a chimney crown installed. You can choose to have your chimney crown made using metal. Many chimney crows are made from galvanized metal. If you don’t like the look of galvanized metal, you could opt for concrete or even stone. Many people like stone crowns that match the stone on their houses for a nice decorator look.

What If My Chimney Crown Looks Damaged?

You can have your chimney crown inspected at the same time you have your roof inspected. If your chimney crown is damaged, you can check to see if it can be repaired. One of the major reasons homeowners have trouble with chimney crowns is periods of extremely hot weather or extremely cold weather. Depending on the year, San Antonio can experience both extreme heat and extreme cold.

If you’re lucky, your chimney crown has a few cracks that can be fixed using a sealer. There are sealers that are safe for fireplaces, flues, and chimney crowns. However, if your chimney crown is too damaged, you won’t want to leave it. Instead, you’ll need to have it replaced. Not sure about your chimney crown situation at your house? Do you think you might need a repair? We can help. Why not contact Roof Fix in San Antonio today and let us help you get your chimney protected?

Does Insurance Cover Hail Damage on My Roof in San Antonio TX?

Does Insurance Cover Hail Damage on My Roof?

Because Texas is such a large state, it is prone to thunderstorms, especially during the spring, summer, and fall. In fact, Texas averages between 30 and 60 thunderstorms each year. These thunderstorms can be very damaging to houses in the San Antonio area and may include hail as well as lightning strikes. Hail in Texas can reach golf ball size or larger, which can cause damage to your roof. If you’re worried about your roof after a hailstorm, here is some information so you can get your roof fixed quickly.

Roof hail storm damage

What Kind of Damage Can Hail Do to a Roof?

Hail can do a tremendous amount of damage to your roof. First, hail damage can cause soft spots on your roof, much like a bruised piece of fruit. Hail can also scrape off the granules on your roof shingles, which will expose the shingle to the elements, and eventually, this might result in a roof leak. You may also notice parts of your roof look shiny after the storm passes, which can also lead to a roof leak. Depending on the size of the hailstones that hit your roof, you may even be able to see craters or pockmarks on the roof, which are impact marks from the hail hitting your roof.

Will My Insurance Policy Cover Hail Damage to My Roof?

In general, most homeowners’ policies cover hair damage, but there are some exceptions.

First, if your roof is very old, your homeowner’s insurance may not cover you against hail damage. You’ll need to check your policy to see if there is an age restriction on your roof before you think about filing a claim. You may want to look for exact paperwork on your roof to see how old it is. If you have recently purchased the home, the details about your roof should be on your home inspection or within the contract.

Second, your homeowner’s insurance may not cover your roof if you haven’t maintained it properly. This means you haven’t had your roof inspected regularly to check for any issues. You don’t have to have your roof inspected each year, but you should do it every few years to make sure your roof is in good shape.

Third, you need to have a close look at your insurance policy with regard to hail damage. In some locations in Oklahoma and Kansas, insurance companies have paid a lot of claims after hail storms, and some of their policies now specify either that they won’t paid for cosmetic hail damage or they will request a higher premium on your policy if you live in an area with intense thunderstorms.

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I’ve Had a Hailstorm Hit My Roof. What Do I Do Next?

After the hailstorm has passed, and you are doing a damage assessment on your roof, if you notice damage or you suspect you have damage, you first need to check your homeowners’ policy for limitations and deductibles on your policy. That way, you will be able to determine if your insurance company will cover your damages and also how much money you will have to pay for your deductible.

Next, you need to have your roof inspected. There are plenty of reputable roof companies in the San Antonio area that can give you a roof inspection. If the inspectors use photos and videos, you can request a copy to give to your insurance company as proof of your claim.

Once you have your inspection, you can then file a claim. Your insurance company will send an adjuster out to your house to determine if you have a valid claim. Once your claim has been processed, you’ll be able to receive payment for your claim and have your roof fixed. In Texas, insurance companies have 5 business days from the time the claim is approved to send you a check. Do you have questions about your hail damage? We can help. Give Roof Fix San Antonio a call today.

File a Roofing Insurance Claim In San Antonio 78216

How To File a Roofing Insurance Claim In San Antonio

Because of its weather and location, the United States sees thousands of roofing insurance claims each year. In fact, weather-related damage from wind, rain, or hail make up nearly 80% of all homeowners’ insurance claims each year. If you have damage to your room in the San Antonio area, you need to know how to file a roofing insurance claim. Here is a how-to guide on filing a roof insurance claim in the San Antonio area.

How To File a Roofing Insurance Claim In San Antonio

1. Check Your Policy

Before you even begin the paperwork process for a roof claim with your homeowner’s policy, you need to read your policy carefully. While you may think you have a claim for damage to your roof, your policy may not agree with you. There are general roofing damage claims that most homeowner’s insurance policies will agree to cover:

  • Damage to your roof caused by a fire
  • Damage caused by hail hitting your roof
  • Wind from storms in the San Antonio area
  • Damage from vandalism to your home
  • Damage due to lightning strikes during thunderstorms
  • Roof damage caused by falling objects, which could be anything from a meteor to tree branches.
  • Anything out of your control, which are usually called “acts of God”.

You also need to check your homeowner’s policy for things that are not covered. In most cases, these are the reasons insurance companies don’t pay for roof damage:

  • Your roof is too old
  • Your roof has not been maintained well
  • Your damage is caused by you or someone in your home accidentally or on purpose.

By checking your policy before you begin the claims process, you’ll be able to save yourself time and headaches.

2. Check Your Deductible

If you think your policy will cover the damage to your roof, the next step is to check how much you will have to pay for your roofing damage yourself. This is usually called a deductible. Most homeowner’s policies have a deductible between $500 and $2000.

3. Have Your Roof Inspected

Your insurance company will want an expert to have a look at your roof and determine how much a roof repair or replacement will cost. Look for a reputable roofing company to come and inspect your roof. Ask them for pictures or video you can submit to your insurance company. Also, you will want to ask for a written estimate.

4. Do Your Paperwork

Whether you file a claim electronically or with paper, you will need to make sure you have all the documentation possible and fill out the claim forms correctly. It is tempting to rush this part, but the more thorough you are with paperwork, the more likely your insurance company will begin to process your claim.

Filing an Insurance Claim for Your Roof

5. Find Time to Meet with the Adjuster

Your insurance company will want to send an adjuster out to take a look at your roof, determine the amount of damage you have on your roof, and verify your claim. You will need to be available for the adjuster if they have questions.

6. Wait

Waiting is hard for many homeowners with roof damage, but it is essential that your insurance company has time to process your claim. In most cases, you can expect a check between 30 and 60 days after your claim in verified. Some states, such as Texas, require the check to be processed within five days of the insurance company processing your claim.


If you have a problem with your roof, you need to get it taken care of right away. If you leave roof damage untreated, your roof may deteriorate, and your insurance company won’t be willing to pay your claim at all. Not sure whether you have a claim or not? You need a trusted company in the San Antonio area to look at your roof, work with your insurance company, and get the necessary work done. Why not call or contact Roof Fix in San Antonio today, and let us help you with your roofing problems?

How to Prevent and Identify A Residential or Commercial Roof Leak

How to Prevent & Identify A Residential or Commercial Roof Leak

If you’re a business or a homeowner, making sure your place of business or residence are well maintained is integral. The roof is one of the most important parts of any building, and the responsible party should have it inspected regularly to ensure it’s intact.

If you’re a homeowner, and your roof started leaking – it will be easy to identify. There’ll be water damage on the roof and walls. You can trace the leak back to its source by following the water stains, or even better – go to your attic. That is where you should look for evidence of mold, gaps, or water collecting. First places to check would be chimney, roof vents, dormers or plumbing.

A commercial roof leak, on the other hand, can be difficult to recognize unless you’re familiar with those issues.

Signs of a Roof LeakSigns of a Roof Leak

Damaged roof flashing. Flashing is a weather resistant material that is formed in the joints of the roof. When it’s damaged, it can allow water seep into the building. This type of damage can be caused by the weather or poor quality of installation.

Tears or cracks. Tears in the roof cover can be less noticeable from afar or from the ground, and yet they can happen in any part of the roof. They can be caused things like hail or strong wind.

Ponding. Ponds of collected water can promote deterioration and aging of the roof, causing rusting in steel roofs, or rot in wooden ones. Or the roof can even fall in under the weight of collected water.

Bubbles. When portions of your roof rise up, they can go unnoticed from the ground. They indicate that there’s moisture trapped under the roof’s surface.

How to prevent a Leaky Roof

When it comes to preventing leaks in a roof, your best bet is to find weak spots before any real damage occurs. This means conducting or outsourcing regular inspections, especially if there’d been a storm. You’ll want to look for any water puddles, branches or other debris that should be removed. Even small leaks need to be addressed before they get worse. This will be best done by a roofing professional, to ensure the repair is done correctly and will last a long time.

Another way to prevent damage is to make sure you use quality roofing materials to begin with. Experienced builders will advise you on what materials would suit your roof better, knowing the area’s weather patterns and durability of different types of roofs.

What can you do besides regular inspections and choosing quality materials when having your roof done? Here are some practical steps to take.

How Do I Prevent a Roof Leak in San AntonioHow Do I Prevent My Roof from Leaking?

Waterproof barriers

A good precaution to take is to install watertight barriers at vents, chimneys, dormers, and other vulnerable areas. These barriers will stop water from collecting where it shouldn’t and causing damage and mold.

Pre-Manufactured Flashing

You can install pre-manufactured flashing on all vulnerable openings, like skylights, chimneys and dormers. This will direct the water away from those areas.

Roof Deck Protection

Install underlayment for the shingles to prevent water from gathering under curling shingles.


Without good ventilation, warm air and dampness build-up in an attic and can cause rafters and sheathing to rot, insulation to worsen and shingles to buckle. Make sure your gaseous vents, louvers, or soffit vents aren’t blocked. Lack of proper attic ventilation can cause structural damage from moisture and mold, shorten roof material life, and increase your energy bill.

A leaky roof can be very damaging to the whole building, not to mention dangerous to your employees or family. It’s worth prioritizing and hiring professionals to deal with. As the owner of the property, you carry the responsibility of keeping both the buildings and those inside them, safe.

Have a Roof Leak? Contact a Professional Roofing Company

Roof Fix is a trusted roof repair company in San Antonio and South Texas. If you’ve found a leak in your roof, need some shingles to be replaced, or require emergency repair, give us a call at (210) 454-2400

You can also request a roof inspection as a preventative measure for any potential future damages or a consultation on what steps to take to strengthen your roof.

Roof Fix offers no-limit lifetime warranties on all labor and roofing systems.

Roof Maintenance Roof Tune-Up San Antonio

Why Is Preventative Roof Maintenance Important?

As a homeowner, or a business owner, you now that the roof is practically the most important part of a building. It protects you from strong winds, rain, etc.; and protects the house from deteriorating. Given it’s properly maintained that is.

Why is Roof Maintenance ImportantWhy is Roof Maintenance Important?

It allows the roof to last you longer and helps you avoid early roof replacements.

All roofing materials come with a guarantee when they’re being installed. Most of them will last for about two decades. But a neglected roof will live out its time sooner than that. If you make sure you get your roof regularly checked, you can prevent issues that can cause damage like algae, cracks, tears, or moss.

Problems prevention benefit

Maintaining a roof involves doing regular check-ups, for which you can hire a trusted local roofing company or do on your own. They will know exactly what and where to look out for. Prophylactic check-ups can help you identify and eliminate problems while they are still small and easy to manage instead of having to get costly repairs done later or face potential structural issues to your home. If this happens, you might end up having to hire a roofing company to replace your entire roof, which would be significantly more costly than a simple repair.

It saves money in the long run

Preventative maintenance of your roof’s integrity will save you money on big repairs and full replacement costs. If you invest in a roof maintenance program with a trusted roofing company, the cost  will be minor compared to the cost of major repairs that lack of maintenance with inevitably result in. Especially when it comes to businesses, as it can be harder to spot issues on commercial roofs, and you’d want a professional to do the assessment.

Aesthetic aspect

A well-maintained house contributes to the overall level of the neighborhood in terms of appearance. The house as a whole will look tidy and presentable if you simply keep the algae and moss off of your roof and make sure all damaged or missing shingles are replaced.

How to Maintain You Roof

Remove debris. Make sure your gutters can cause water to over-pour during rain, creating problems with your roof. In the winter, melting snow can re-freeze and damage the roof shingles, so it’s important to clear the roof of all snow and leaves, and any other debris.

Space. It’s important to trim your tress. Overgrown branches are hazardous for your roof, as you might end up with damaged shingles or worse. A thin but very long branch can weight quite a lot, but a thicker one can puncture your roof and end up costing you a lot. A slowly growing tree is not much better, as the branches can grow under the shingles and damage them.

Post storm inspection. Make sure to carefully inspect your roof after every major storm. Look for branches, garbage, hail, snow or anything else that doesn’t belong on a roof and needs to be removed. You want to check if any of the shingles have been damaged, if there’s been water damage or newly created leaks.

Sealing. A sealcoat can provide extra protection from potential damage, like elements or debris. An entire roof gets covered in a layer of sealant, protecting it not only from rain but also ultraviolet rays, that can dry the roof shingles and cause them to crack.

Call the top roofing company in your area and set up a professional preventive maintenance program for your roof. You can’t afford to neglect your roof.

Annual Roof Inspection By DroneWhat is Included in an Annual Roof Maintenance or Tune-up Plan at Roof Fix?

  • Annual roof inspection
  • Eco safe low volume roof clean
  • Replacement of missing shingles or tiles
  • A free storm damage assessment and repair
  • Seal or paint pipe vents or gaskets
  • Annual thermal imaging inspection
  • Re-nail or paint loose flashing
  • Free roof repair on all roof leaks
  • Correct attic ventilation placement
  • 24-hour emergency response
  • 84-month warranty

Contact us at Roof Fix for a free consultation and inspection.

Roof Types To Choose From In San Antonio

Top Roof Types To Choose From In San Antonio

If you’ve decided that it’s time to invest in a new roof, you’ll have to consider several factors before making the final choice. You’ll need to decide what type of roofing to get, what company to hire, even the color of your roof is important.

If you live in Texas, you need to make sure that your roof is strong and durable enough for the brutal summer heat or a blizzard.

Top Roof Types To Choose From In San AntonioWhat Kinds of Roofing are There?

Asphalt Shingles

Asphalt Shingles are the most frequently used roofing material in San Antonio. They are more affordable than most roofing materials and will last you for a long time. There are numerous varieties of shingles and each type has its own pros and cons, so chose them according to your unique needs.

Slate Roofing

Slate roofing is the most durable type of roofing. It has been used for hundreds of years withstanding all the elements of nature. Slate roofs are expensive, but synthetic version of slate roofing is more affordable and easier to install.

Standing Seam Metal Roofing

Standing seam metal roofing has many advantages, like its light weight. Metal roofing is suitable for areas that see a lot of natural disturbances like hail or high wind. It can serve you well for about 50 years, which twice as long as your regular asphalt roofing.

Flat and Low Slope Roof

Flat roofing has become very popular. It is most suitable for dry climate. It is comprised of hot asphalt and felt paper with gravel ballast. There are more material configurations that can be used for different types of roofs.

How to Choose the Right Asphalt Shingle?

Not all types of shingles are suitable for Texas climate with its heat, hail, and humidity. Choosing the right asphalt shingles is very important as you don’t want to have to change the roof every other year.

Asphalt shingles are durable and affordable – and come in different colors to match your home’s style. There are two types of asphalt shingles – fiberglass and organic, both of which are suitable for Texas homes. The main difference is that fiberglass additionally protects your home from fire.

An asphalt shingle roofing is easy to install and will last for up to 20 years.

How to Choose A Shingle ColorHow to Choose A Shingle Color?

A shingle color for your roof is more than just an aesthetic decision. Darker color shingles will heat up, while lighter colors will reflect the sun. A shingle color can affect the temperature inside your home by 20-40 degrees. If you live in central Texas, shingles of a lighter color will keep your cooling costs down in the summer months.

Here are some aspects to keep in mind when choosing a shingle color.

Climate. Since Teas is a hot state, and it doesn’t get cold here, lighter shingles will suit your home perfectly.

Design. Consider the colors of the rest of the house – the walls, the trim, etc. For example, if your house is of a cold tone – like blue or grey, a grey colored roof would suit you better. For a warm tone, like red or brown, consider beige for the roof.

Architecture. Color can impact the style of your home, for example, a light-colored roof will make he house visually appear larger, while a dark roof will make it look smaller.

HOA. In a lot of neighborhoods, you can’t get a color for your roof that is too much out there, like hot pink. Even if your HOA doesn’t have very strict rules, it’s still a nice gesture to consider your neighbors and how the new roof color will affect the view of the whole street.

What Is the Most Common Type Of Roofing In San Antonio?

The most common roofing material in San Antonio is asphalt or composite shingles.

They come in different styles to fit any aesthetic you might prefer for your home. There are three most common styles of shingles: 3-tab, architectural, and designer.

The two other types of roofs that homeowners go for are ether tile and metal. Tile or also known as clay roofs, have their pros and cons. A tile roof can cost several times that of an asphalt roof. This is mainly because the installation itself is more costly. Many roofs aren’t ready to support a lot of weight without getting reinforcements. The higher cost is worth the investment, since this type of roof is very durable and will last you a century. The warranty will also most likely be longer than on other roofs.

Metal roofs will last for about 40-50 years, which is still twice longer than a regular shingle roof.

This is caused by the fact that metal expands and contracts, which causes small leaks. So, depending on the environment and weather conditions, a metal roof will eventually start to rust, if it’s not covered by paint.

An advantage that metal roofs have is their high fire resistance. A metal roof won’t combust or burn in case of a fire or heat.

A disadvantage of a metal roof is the flexibility of the material. If it gets hit with hail, the dents on it will be very noticeable. A good way around it is to install metal shingles instead of panels, so that if a shingle or few get damaged, they are easy to replace.

Let Experts Help You Choose

Choosing the right right type can be difficult and overwhelming. You’d have to consider how durable you want it to be, what your budget is, how easy it is to install, and how much a fitting roof can ease your electric bills. Let us make your life easier by walking you through all your options and helping you pick the most suitable roof for your unique needs.

Contact us at Roof Fix for a free inspection and consultation. We guarantee a response within 24 hours!

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Is My Roof Compatible With Solar Panels?

The future looks bright for solar energy. Over the past decade, new technologies have developed that boost your home’s energy efficiency – and solar panels are one of them. When installed onto a roof with care, solar panels offer homeowners a way to help the environment and cut down on their energy bill.

But how do you know if your current roof is the right fit for solar panels? Is there a certain type of roof that is more compatible with solar panels? Is the average home roof able to support solar panels? Keep reading to learn more about solar energy and the best roofing systems for solar panels!

Roof Compatible with Solar PanelsWhy Solar Energy Matters

There are various benefits to incorporating solar energy into your home. For starters, going solar significantly reduces your carbon footprint.

The electricity gathered through solar energy is clean and renewable and does not release any carbon dioxide emissions. This not only helps the environment but also protects your health, as poor air quality (both indoor and outdoor) is consistently listed as one of the top five environmental risks to public health.

An analysis by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) found that widespread solar energy adoption can significantly reduce nitrous oxides, sulfur dioxide and other matter emissions that can cause health problems.

Aside from the environmental and health benefits, solar energy also reduces electricity costs. Energy generated by solar can save the average home between $10,000 and $30,000 over the lifetime of your solar panel system.

Best Roof Types for Solar Panels

Before purchasing any solar roofing panels, it’s important to know whether your roof is made of compatible materials. It’s also necessary to evaluate your roof’s current condition. How old is it? Does it have any damage? If you’re unsure, consider reaching out to an experienced roofing contractor that can check if your roof needs replacing or repairs before moving forward. If you do need a roof replacement, our team of local roofers have the experience to install the panels at the same time as the roof is going in.

If your roof is in good shape, then it’s time to consider your current roof’s materials. Below you’ll find a list of the most common materials that Roof Fix suggests work best with solar panels.

Asphalt Shingles

Asphalt shingle roofs are the most popular roofing material for residential housing. Asphalt shingles are hardy, inexpensive and easy to install. In addition to these benefits, asphalt shingles are also flexible in terms of colors and styles. Roof Fix also offers Timberline Solar Shingles from GAF Energy, these solar shingles are nailed in similar to traditional asphalt shingles and provide solar energy just like traditional panels.

Metal Roofing

The next most common residential roofing type is metal roofing. Metal roofs with standing seams (also known as raised legs or seams) remove the panels needed to drill into your roof. Instead, the panels can be attached to the metal seams, making installation more manageable. For this reason, contractors often consider metal roofs as the ideal roof for solar panels.


Although not a common style, wood is a material that’s still found on some homes today. Unfortunately, wooden roofs are not a viable candidate for solar panels. The wood poses a safety hazard, as it can catch on fire when in contact with the heat that radiates off panels.

If you have a wooden roof, you don’t necessarily need to replace your roof with a different material to reap the benefits of solar energy. If you have enough space, you can install ground-mounted solar panels that pose no safety risks.

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Are you interested in installing solar panels on your roof? First, it’s important to check if your roof is in the best condition before installation, and Roof Fix SA would be happy to help! We offer solar panel installation, repair, maintenance and inspection, as well as special financing and a lifetime warranty. Contact us today to learn more about solar panel benefits or other roofing-related services!

Solar Roof Installations to Triple in Texas

Solar Roof Installations to Triple in Texas Over Next 5 Years

The Benefits of Solar Power

Here are a few of the many benefits of solar energy:

  • Solar is a very versatile source of energy
  • Going solar reduces your carbon emissions
  • Going solar can protect against rising energy costs
  • Solar reduces or even eliminates electric bills
  • Solar panels will improve the value of your property
  • Solar panels require very little maintenance
  • Solar electricity can be sold back to the grid
  • Solar power is inexhaustible and renews itself
  • Solar energy doesn’t emit any toxic contaminants into the air
  • Solar panels don’t contaminate water

We are used to thinking that it’s greenhouse gas emissions that fuel global warming, that the pollution from factories and cars are main contributors to that. Yet the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency claims that 25% of greenhouse gas emissions come from electricity generation. In fact, transportation and electricity generation are the two leading sources of greenhouse gas emissions.

In the United States, 20% of all electricity is generated by clean, renewable sources like solar and wind power, and 60% of it comes from fossil fuels that contribute to global warming when burned. A transition toward renewables and away from fossil fuels would cut 25% of greenhouse gas emissions in the U.S.

Changes Happening in Solar IndustryChanges Happening in Solar Industry

President Biden signed a new climate bill, that is the largest bill of its kind in U.S. history into law, which is expected to cause American solar market to triple in the span of the next five years, according to the new report from the Solar Energy Industries Association and Wood Mackenzie. Their analysts say that Biden’s Inflation Reduction Act has provided the solar industry with the most long-term stability it’s ever had.

“Ten years of investment tax credits stands in stark contrast to the one-, two-, or five-year extensions that the industry has experienced in the last decade. It’s not an overstatement to say that the IRA will lead to a new era for the U.S. solar industry,” the analyst said.

According to the same report total solar panels or shingles installations across market segments will grow from 129 GW today to 336 GW in the next five years.

Only in the second quarter of 2022 there were 4.6 GW of new solar systems installed, which is up 12% from the first quarter of the same year.

“Across the solar industry, second quarter volumes would have been higher if not for supply chain constraints and the industry-wide slowdown from March through June, caused by the initiation of the anticircumvention investigation,” the Solar Energy Industries Association report said.

In the meantime, residential solar is only growing. There has been a record number of installments, with 1.36 GW worth of solar systems set up for about 180,000 new customers in the second quarter of 2022.

Meanwhile, grid outages are becoming more frequent in certain states. California has asked its residents to cut their usage of electricity as temperatures are at a record high, and it drives power demand to record levels. This in turn causes power prices to serge, prompting consumers to turn to solar power.

The studies analyzing the growing US industry forecast market for solar roofing products to increase to 716,000 squares, valued at $965 million in 2025. There are more and more solar-friendly policies in a growing number of states, that are expected to drive the market to grow, especially in California, where revisions to the state building code will mandate most new buildings to install solar panels or shingles starting in 2023.

Solar Roof Installation in TexasSome factors supporting long-term growth for solar roofing products are:

  • growing awareness of the benefits of solar roofing systems
  • expansion of incentives by the government such as tax credits, net metering benefits, rebates
  • the aesthetic appearance of solar shingles and other solar roofing options that resemble a regular roof
  • the growing affordability and accessibility of solar roofing products nationwide

Rapid Growth Projected for South Due to Climate & Incentives

The South is projected to experience a surge of growth of solar product installments by 2025 and become the second leading regional market for solar roofing. This will be made possible by the more favorable sunny climate and the new incentives in certain states and localities.

Utility-Scale Solar Farms Are The Largest Market Segment in the US

In 2021, there were 17 GW of utility-scale solar capacity installed in the U.S., with 5.9 GW installed only in the last quarter. The U.S. solar farm pipeline reached 80.2 GW by the end of that year. With the current growth rate, the US could add another 123 GW of solar power by 2027, and 244 GW by 2032. With a 10-year ITC extension increases the growth forecast to 454 GW by 2032.

Solar Roof Installations in Less Sunny StatesEven in Less Sunny States Climate Actions Plans Boost Solar Installations

Solar energy is projected to amount to 6% of total US electricity generation by 2030. Even though areas such as California, Arizona and Florida have abundant sunshine and are most reliable and cost-effective when it comes to solar-electric generation, Northeast and Midwest are also increasingly switching from fossil fuels to renewable supplement. Particularly where there’s a growing number of incentives offered to those who install solar products.

Solar roof installation will increase in both commercial and residential roofing markets the more property owners learn about the benefits of installing solar panels or shingles, that include higher property value, better energy efficiency, tax credits, rebates, and other incentives.

Regardless of whether you choose to add solar panels to your house or not, each year, more and more of the energy you use from the power company is coming from solar sources.

Growing Numbers of Solar Roof Installations

Community Solar program by Austin Energy has expanded their solar installations La Loma community solar farm in East Austin, at Austin-Bergstrom International Airport, and the Palmer Array downtown. Combined, these solar panels produce 4.58 megawatts of renewable energy that feeds the local grid.

According to the Austin Business Journal, Chem-Energy Corp. in California is building multiple solar and battery facilities near Kyle. They will create 400 jobs and produce 1,000 megawatts of solar power in the next ten years.

The journal reports that the project will create the same number of jobs in Caldwell and Hays counties. It is a $1 billion investment, similar to Tesla’s $1.1 billion solar facilities near the Austin airport.

If you’re ready to become energy independent, lower your energy costs, and reduce your carbon footprint, solar products are more accessible than ever. Roof Fix is #1 rated solar installation company in San Antonio and South Texas. We are GAF Energy contractors that can offer Golden Pledge and no-limit lifetime warranties on all labor, roofing, and solar systems combined.

With 1 point of accountability, the best solar financing you can find, and instant solar rebates, there isn’t a better time to invest than now.

What Are GAF Solar Shingles And Their Benefits Compared to Solar Panels

What Are GAF Solar Shingles And Their Benefits Compared to Solar Panels?

What Are GAF Solar Shingles?

The GAF solar shingles also referred to as photovoltaic shingles, are an innovative solar technology that is designed to look and function like regular roofing shingles. The main benefit of GAF solar energy system is visual, as the roof looks completely normal to the naked eye.

Just like conventional solar panels, GAF solar shingles collect energy from the sun and then either store it in a battery or convert it into an alternating current, that will be used to power appliances and devices in the home.

Timberline Solar™ Energy Shingles are the first solar shingles that can be nailed to a roof, which means they are very easy to install. Any GAF-certified roofing professional can install these solar shingles with just a nail gun.

GAF Solar ShinglesTypes of solar shingles

Solar shingles are made of one of two types of solar cells: monocrystalline silicon cells and CIGS cells. CIGS cells are thin and flexible solar shingles that have a high conversion efficiency, while the monocrystalline silicon cells are a natural semiconductor and are used in conventional rooftop panels. They are usually more expensive than CIGS cells.

GAF Solar Shingles Vs Solar Panels. What is the difference?

GAF Solar Shingles and Solar Panels work the same way, the difference is in appearance. While regular solar panels are put on top of your roof and are visible and recognizable, solar shingles are integrated into a roof and function as tiles or shingles. Let’s take a closer look at the differences between the two types.


Although Timberline Solar™ Energy Shingles use the same technology as solar panels, they are overall less efficient as they don’t allow for as much airflow under them. This means they don’t cool as easily as regular panels. The bigger your roof is the smaller this issue can be as the solar shingles capture more sunlight.


You might be surprised to learn that solar shingles can be more durable than regular asphalt shingles. They tend to be lighter, which makes them more suitable for homes that cannot hold too much roof weight. Some models of solar shingles can even withstand extreme weather and are fire-resistant, which is a great benefit.


The main benefit of solar shingles is their subtle appearance. Depending on the brand, the solar shingles can practically blend in with your roof completely.


If you are planning to replace your roof and are also considering installing solar panels, you could kill two birds with one stone. When you install solar shingles, they also serve as a brand new roof that is more durable. This can potentially be less costly than building a new roof and then installing solar panels on top of it.

Solar shingles are an innovative product with some undeniable advantages over conventional solar panels, namely their visual resemblance with regular shingles and their cost efficiency in situations where a homeowner gets a new roof or a replacement.

Are solar shingles better than solar panelsAre solar shingles better than solar panels?

There’s no straightforward answer, as there are a lot of factors to consider. Solar shingles aren’t yet sold all over the country, so you’d need to start by checking their availability in your area. Another factor to consider is the current condition of your roof – if you are planning on renovating it soon anyway, solar shingles might be the optimal option for you. The third factor is the cost-effectiveness, which might be less of a priority if you’d rather have an aesthetically pleasing roof. And the last factor is energy efficiency that would depend more on the square foot surface that you’re planning to cover with solar shingles.

At the end of the day, the decision would be based on the unique needs and resources of the homeowner or business owner.

Renewable energy that is pollution free and provides more independency from foreign fuels, is becoming more and more accessible every year. Installing solar panels or shingles on the roof of your home or business is by far the easiest way to harness the sun’s energy.

The best way to opt for solar is to compare all pros and cons of different types of solar energy systems. Depending on where you live and the size of your roof plus personal preferences, you might benefit more from solar shingles than solar panels.

Companies have tackled the idea of solar shingles for years, failed to make them cost-competitive with regular solar panels. They have been expensive to manufacture, and have stayed on the down low.

That was until GAF Energy, the sister company of one of the biggest roofing companies in the world has taken on solar shingles. They released Timberline Solar, which is more affordable and accessible. One of the main breakthroughs is the installment of their solar shingles – they are the first on the market that are very easy to install and don’t require any additional gear. Timberline Solar won the Best of Innovation Award for Smart Cities at CES.

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If you’re ready to lower your energy bills, reduce your carbon footprint and become energy independent, a solar energy system is the way to go. Roof Fix San Antonio can install or repair both your roof and a solar system, including solar shingles. We also offer a lifetime warranty on labor and materials.

Roof Fix is the #1 rated solar installation company as well as the only certified GAF Energy solar contractor in San Antonio and South Texas.

Is My Roof Too Shaded for Solar Panel Installation in Texas

Is My Roof Too Shaded for Solar Panel Installation in Texas

One of the most important things to think about when installing solar panels is roof shading.

Shading can significantly impact the amount of electricity your solar panels produce. It’s why it’s critical to understand how much of your roof is shaded and how that will affect your solar output.

It’s also crucial to understand how to overcome shading issues and maximize the output of your solar panels.

How Much Could Shading Effect Efficiency?

Shade could be causing homeowners to lose up to 40% of their solar PV installation’s potential production, according to some experts. It isn’t because the entire panel is sitting in the shade, either. According to some statistics, just 10% shadowing of a solar PV panel can result in a 50% reduction in efficiency. The reduction is due to the way an array of solar cells is connected within the system.

Solar panel arrays are traditionally connected in a series of parallel ‘strings.’ If one array is shaded, the losses are passed on to the rest of the cells in the chain. Bypass diodes are frequently included in the installation to prevent all of the cells from failing altogether. The current is then rerouted to avoid the underperforming cells. Despite preventing the array from failing completely – similar to how a set of Christmas tree lights turns off when one bulb burns out – it limits the cells’ energy and lowers the string’s voltage.

The inverter must choose between optimizing the voltage for the underperforming string and maximizing the energy captured from the strings that haven’t been affected. In any case, the inverter will be forced to choose one of the two inefficient options.

Is Shading a Challenge for Solar Panels

Causes of Shading

Roof shading can be caused by a number of different factors, both natural and man-made. The following are the most likely culprits when it comes to throwing shade on your solar panels.

Trees: The most noticeable and ubiquitous source of shade are trees. While trees are beautiful to have surrounding your home, they might interfere with solar panels. The shade cast by these trees can prevent sunlight from reaching your panels, resulting in a significant reduction in their energy output. This shadow can be as little as a branch or two, or the entire tree may be shadowing the whole roof.

Solution: To make room for more sunlight, trees might be pruned or cut down. While you may worry about the environmental impact of cutting down trees , it may still be a feasible idea. A 25-year solar installation can offset more CO2 than the average tree can ingest. In other words, removing trees to make way for a solar system may reduce your carbon footprint.

Buildings: Other structures can also provide shading on your solar panels. These can be structures on your own property, such as a barn or shed, or structures on the property of others, such as houses or commercial buildings.

Solution: Building shading can be a little more difficult to deal with. If the structure is on your land, you can either demolish it or modify it so that it no longer blocks the sun. If it isn’t on your land, you may need to reconsider your solar panel placement.

Obstructions: Obstructions on the roof, such as chimneys, skylights, vents, and even other solar panels, can provide the final type of shadow. The amount of shading caused by these impediments may not be as severe, but they can’t always be easily remedied.

Solution: Roof obstacles don’t usually produce a lot of shading problems. Vents are generally thin enough that they don’t cast a lot of shadows, or they can be redirected to avoid shading. Skylights are often small and provide little or no shading. While chimneys can be quite large, the panels are usually built around to reduce or eliminate shade issues.

A Shaded Roof From TreesIs Shading a Solar Power Deal Breaker?

It has been suggested that the impact of shade is sometimes overestimated, particularly during peak yield seasons. Because the sun is high and straight overhead, shadowing of well-placed solar PV panels on a property at midday and throughout the summer should be low.

With this in mind, shading is a challenge for solar PV that any potential customer should consider and investigate. Shading can take many different forms, only be an issue seasonally, and vary depending on the things that provide the shade.

It may even be avoided by taking measures such as avoiding the installation of panels on roof parts that would be shaded, removing trees, or even contemplating a ground-mounted system.

Ask The Experts

Request a solar analysis from a solar panel specialist if you’re not sure whether your roof is too shadowed for solar panels.

The solar expert will likely take satellite photographs and analyze the amount of shade your roof receives using modern solar analysis equipment. They can develop a personalized solar study based on the collected information, which will illustrate where your solar panels can be installed as well as your estimated energy savings over time.

Advantages of Integrated Solar Roofs near San Antonio

What are the Advantages of Integrated Solar Roofs

Need to replace your home’s roof? It might also be an excellent time to consider solar energy installation. Solar energy is eco-friendly, and it may also save you money on your electric bill.

Traditional and integrated solar roofs are the two most common varieties. Traditional solar roofing is likely what comes to mind when you think about solar panels: large racks put on the roof. This type of system is suitable, but there is now a newer, superior option in the shape of integrated solar.

Integrated solar roofs are simple to install, offers superior roof protection, and has a more appealing appearance.

GAF Integrated Solar Roofs Solar Roofs

Integrated Solar Roofs: GAF DecoTech

Solar panels integrated into the roofing system are referred to as integrated solar roofing. While a rack system separate from the roof is used to install a typical solar panel system, the GAF DecoTech system is direct-to-deck, which means it’s integrated into the roofing system.

Integrated solar systems are just as efficient as a standard installation. GAF DecoTech uses highly efficient photovoltaic panels. The system can help you save money on power, and the savings will eventually pay for the system as well as your new roof.

​​DecoTech vs Other Solar Options

GAF’s solar system provides a sleek energy solution, but it may not be the perfect fit for every home. Here’s how it stacks up against regular solar panels, alternative solar shingles from companies like SunTegra and CertainTeed, and new solar roofing solutions from Tesla and Forward Labs.

Performance and Efficiency

DecoTech panels are made of the same photovoltaic (PV) cells as other solar panels. They have a 17 percent efficiency, which is comparable to traditional solar panels.

DecoTech’s panels outperform solar shingle solutions in terms of efficiency. SunTegra shingles have efficiency ratings ranging from 13.9 percent to 15.9%, whereas CertainTeed shingles have efficiency ratings ranging from 14.7 percent to 15.3 percent.

It’s worth noting, though, that this isn’t always the result of a lower-quality product. The reduced efficiency of solar shingles is due to the lack of air circulating beneath the solar cells to cool them in building-integrated solar panels. Solar panels, like any other electronic device, can overheat. While this kind of installation creates a seamless appearance, it also produces less electricity.

Integrated Solar Roofs by GAF


A typical solar panel installation takes only a few hours to complete because the procedure is straightforward. Solar panel workers install the brackets and mounting system, then attach the solar panels to the structure.

The GAF DecoTech solar roofing system requires a more complicated technique. A roofing company installs the solar system in conjunction with a new roof. The advantage is the streamlined process allows for roof and solar panels to go up at once. However, it is obviously more complicated than installing a roof alone.

Roof Integrity

Traditional solar systems use racking systems attached to the roof with bolts. If the bolts aren’t correctly sealed, it can create leaks. An integrated system reduces the risk of roof damage and leaks.

Animals and birds often create nests in solar racking systems. Animals cannot do this in a DecoTech system because the integrated design has a smaller profile. The panel’s flashing also protects the roof from wind or water damage.

Curb Appeal

If installing a hidden solar power system is your primary concern, Tesla and Forward Labs are the only true “solar roof” with solar cells that are invisible from ground level.

The DecoTech solar roof system is similar aesthetically to a traditional solar panel system, although it does have a lower profile.


​​GAF has a nationwide network of installers as part of the largest roofing producer in North America. It is true that not all of GAF’s workers are trained to install DecoTech systems, but the size of the network gives GAF a clear advantage over alternative solar roofing solutions.

SunTegra solar roof alternatives, for example, are only accessible “in certain parts of the United States, Canada, and Mexico,” namely California and New Jersey. Tesla’s solar roof and Forward Labs’ systems are currently only available in a few California test areas, with no indication of when they will be offered elsewhere in the country.

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If you are interested in solar energy, DecoTech’s solar roofing option can be a good compromise between an aesthetically beautiful, expensive solar roof and a regular solar panel system. However, DecoTech’s advantages come at a cost, and a basic solar panel system is often a far more cost-effective solution for your home — unless you are also in the market for a new roof.

Comparing all of your alternatives, whether it’s a solar roof, solar shingles, or ordinary rooftop panels, will help you figure out each solar option’s relative costs and benefits. It may be a good idea to get custom quotes for each option with a local installer so you can really compare apples to apples.

Storm Damage Roof Repair in South Texas

How Bad Weather Impacts Your Roof

When owning a home, one of the first things you can do to ensure that you maintain a healthy infrastructure is by taking good care of your roof. It’s the part of your home that puts shelter over your head, so any damage could potentially affect the wellbeing of your home. While the asphalt shingles on your roof are designed to withstand as many factors as possible, there is still room for damage. Knowing how to spot that damage and address it correctly is important. That’s where we come in.

Roof Damage from Bad WeatherHail Damage

Hail storms aren’t typically the most common type of weather that might roll through your town, but it can be one of the most damaging. Hail can cause cracks in ceramic or metal roofing tiles and even break or loosen asphalt shingles. Depending on the damage, you should consider repairing or replacing your roof. Check out our blog post on whether you should repair or replace your roof after a hailstorm for more information.

Wind Damage

Roofs are naturally designed to withstand an excessive amount of wind. Typically, most roofs can handle winds that can get up to 90 mph, and in places where hurricanes are more common, they can handle even greater amounts. When the wind gets excessive, it possesses the ability to loosen and tear off shingles from your roof. There is also the potential for falling objects such as downed powerlines and tree branches.

Roof Damage from Water

One good way to tell if you have water damage on your roof is if you start to see water spots on your ceiling. If water was able to get through your roof and soak its way into your ceiling, it is something you want to address as soon as you can. Neglecting to repair your water-damaged roof could result in the formation of mold that could cause even greater problems in the long run.

How Bad Weather Causes Roof DamageIce Damage

When located in an area where ice can stand on your roof for an extended period, that could cause another form of potential roof damage. Things like ice dams, freezing cracks, and condensation are all common cold-weather roofing issues that you should be aware of. Ice dams create a wall of ice along the edges of your roof that prevent water from safely draining off your roof.

If you have pre-existing cracks on your roof, the water that gets into those cracks could freeze, causing the water to expand and makes the cracks worse. When the warm air from the inside of your home is mixed with the cold air outside, it allows moisture to sink into your roof instead of creating a pool on top of it.

Call the Pros when you have Roof Damage!

Remember, when it comes to roof repairs, it is always safest to call on professionals for help. Especially after a storm, there can be some damaged spots on your roof that you aren’t aware of that could potentially cause you harm. Contact Roof Fix SA to help you with your roof repair needs!

Customer satisfaction is our number one priority at Roof Fix. Being a Locally owned and operated roofing business, we are dedicated to quality craftsmanship and outstanding customer service. Our integrity and thoroughness will make your roofing experience a rewarding one. Whether you are looking for a small repair or a large overhaul, view our service areas in and around San Antonio, South Texas, and the Hill Country, where you will benefit from our personalized attention throughout the duration of your project.

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Hail Damage Insurance Tips

Insurance Tips for Hail DamageIf you experienced damage from hail larger than a golf ball for any amount of time or you had 20-30 minutes of hail the size of a quarter or larger, you need to call your insurance company directly to file a claim.

Don’t let anyone talk you out of filing a claim “because your premiums are going to go up” because the fact of the matter is everyone’s premiums are going to increase, even if they weren’t impacted because San Antonio experienced a natural catastrophe.

Contact your insurance company about hail damage

Call your insurance’s toll-free number and open a claim. You should be contacted within a couple of days of reporting your claim to set up a time for an insurance adjuster to come out to inspect the damage.

If you want Roof Fix SA to be there at the same time as your adjuster, give us a call. Roof Fix SA will come to out to meet with you and your adjuster to go over all the details and discuss supplements for details that the adjuster isn’t sure will be covered.

More About Roof Fix

At Roof Fix, we strive to educate and empower to gain the trust of our current and future customers. We know there are dozens of companies you could choose from besides ours. That’s why our team does everything it can to exceed the expectations of our customers and ensure their trust in our services is warranted. We get things done right the first time, and we do what we say we are going to do.

How Long Does it Take for Solar Panels to Pay for Themselves

How Long Does it Take for Solar Panels to Pay for Themselves

Americans are becoming more and more conscious of the financial benefits of installing solar panels. Solar energy is a means for individuals, organizations, industries, governments, and even utility corporations to invest in significant savings that will compound over time while also being more eco-conscious.

However, the most common question is, “How long does it take for solar panels to pay for themselves?”

A number of factors determine the payback period of your solar panel installation. Some are simple to compute, while others are more difficult.

The Solar Payback Period

The payback period for solar panels is a computation that determines how long it will take your solar system to pay off. It is the amount of time it takes for the system to “break-even” and return your initial investment cost. This period is also known as the solar break-even point.

Average Break-Even Point in the U.S.

Though the typical payback period for solar panels is between eight and twelve years, this varies significantly from home to home. It could take as little as five years for some, and others may have to wait up to 15 years.

Local electricity costs and state-specific financial incentives like tax credits, solar rebates, and net metering programs are important considerations.

Solar Panels end up paying for Themselves

How to Calculate Your Solar Payback Period

The combined expenses and advantages of installed solar panels must be determined in order to calculate your solar panel payback period. Several elements determine the total costs and benefits of adopting solar.

The variables include:

The Cost of the System

The largest factor in determining your payback period is the gross cost of your solar system. This is the cost of your installation, equipment, and labor prior to any financial incentives or rebates.

The Incentives Received

There are various incentives at the federal, state, and local level available to property owners that install solar systems to help power their structures. The incentives can be rebates, solar renewable energy credits, tax credits, and other financial gains. The incentives received can reduce the cost of installing your solar system by thousands of dollars.

Monthly Utility Costs

Choosing the size of your solar panel energy system is directly determined by the property’s average electricity usage. The higher your utility bill, the more savings you stand to earn by installing solar. It will also shorten your payback period.

Estimated Solar Power Generation

The solar company that installs your solar panels will attempt to match your system with your energy needs. The system design will consider your current energy needs, future demands, seasonal weather changes, and the space for panels on the property.

How to Calculate the Payback Period

Now that you understand the factors that influence the total costs and advantages of solar panel installation, you can calculate your solar panel payback period.

Step 1: Determine the gross cost of your solar system and subtract the total value of the incentives, rebates, and tax credits.

Step 2: Determine the ongoing benefits of your solar panels such as savings on your yearly energy costs.

Step 3: Divide the number you got in step one by the number you got in step two. The answer is the number of years it will take for you to break even or achieve your solar payback.

How Long Does it Take for Solar Panels to Pay for ThemselvesWhat’s a Good Payback Period for Solar Panels?

Examining the whole lifespan of your solar energy system is one approach to determine whether you’re getting a decent return on your investment. The average lifespan of a domestic solar system is between 25 and 30 years. If you have an eight-year payback period, you will be “profiting” from the system for 17 to 23 years.

Most solar industry professionals agree that solar panels are a good investment if the payback period is less than half the life of the system. Another factor to consider is the internal rate of return or IRR. Think about what would happen if you put your money into a more traditional financial investment instead of investing in solar.

How much better would that investment have to perform to be more cost-effective than a solar system? Depending on your investment methods, solar panel installations may or may not provide a better return on investment than stocks, real estate, or other investments. It’s critical to properly consider IRR in order to make the most informed decision.

Solar panels can be a great option, whether you’re seeking to save money on your monthly bill, lower your carbon emissions, or both. The cost of electricity, which can vary greatly depending on your location, is the most important aspect in calculating how much money a solar panel system will save you in the long run.

Connect with a solar supplier near you and request an estimate to get a better idea of your solar payback period.

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How Animals Can Cause Roof Damage

Having your roof repaired sounds like an expensive and bothersome task to handle. Just knowing there is a problem is headache enough, but it will be worse if it leads to needing a roof replacement. You might be quick to blame Mother Nature and that storm that blew through a couple of months ago. Or maybe you’re wondering if your roof is just getting old.

Both may be correct – but, more often than you think, animals and wildlife can create big problems that usually need to be addressed. Here are some common animals and the damage they can cause to your roof.

Birds can Cause Roof DamageBirds

Birds can cause damage in many ways. They can hurt your shingle roofing and block drainage from the roof. One of the biggest issues involves their diet. It’s quite acidic, and bird droppings can rot the shingles.

When a bird feels at home, it will create a nest in tiny areas that make them feel safe. For many birds, that tiny space is your gutters. The bird nest will block the drainage from the roof and cause water to pool up. You don’t want water sitting out on your roof like this because it will quickly reduce the lifespan of the roof.


Bats seem harmless, and you may not see them very often. In fact, having bats living nearby is beneficial since they eat insects and pests. Bats don’t normally damage the exterior of your home, but they can cause some big problems with their droppings. Bats pose a threat when they start getting comfortable in your gutters and on the roof. Over time, their urine will begin seeping through the insulation of your home and soak through sheetrock.

Roof Damage Caused by RacoonsRaccoons

Raccoons are among one of the worst animals to find on your roof. Raccoons are known for digging and tearing up rooftops. Their biting, scratching, tearing and chewing behaviors pose a huge threat to the safety and structure of your home. The urine and feces left behind from raccoons can easily seep into the insulation or siding of your home. This will quickly become an expensive task and will lower your property value.

Need a Roof Inspection?

It is smart to have your roof checked annually. This will help discover any damages quickly, so there is time to get them fixed. Are you experiencing roof damage from pests? Contact Roof Fix SA to set up an appointment.

More about Roof Fix San Antonio

Customer satisfaction is our number one priority at Roof Fix. Being a Locally owned and operated roofing business, we are dedicated to quality craftsmanship and outstanding customer service. Our integrity and thoroughness will make your roofing experience a rewarding one. Whether you are looking for a small repair or a large overhaul, view our service areas in and around San Antonio, South Texas, and the Hill Country, where you will benefit from our personalized attention throughout the duration of your project.

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What To Do If A Tree Falls on Your Roof

Trees can be a beautiful part of your yard. They provide shade and can improve the air quality around the house. But, those beautiful trees can cause some scary situations when hurricane season blows in.

Storms can bring heavy rain and wind, both of which can cause trees to fall. It can be scary when a tree suddenly falls onto your roof and hopefully that never happens. But, what do you do if a tree falls on your roof? Roof Fix can help with that. If a tree falls and destroys your roof, contact your local trustworthy roofing company for storm roof repair.

5 Things To Do If A Tree Destroys Your Roof!

Roof Fix has compiled a quick list of things to do if that tree in your front yard falls through your roof.

Roof Repair When a Tree Falls on Your RoofEvacuate!

First, evacuate the house. It’s a good idea to have a go-bag packed before the crazy storm blows in. Go-bags can include anything from supplies to important documents and cash. Make sure you grab the important stuff so you’ll be good to go until you can return home. Have an evacuation plan in place so that in the case of an emergency, you and your family can get out of the house as safely and quickly as possible.

It’s An Emergency!

Once you and your family have evacuated to a safe location, call emergency services to let them know what happened. They will help guide you on what to do next. They might send over the fire department or a public utility representative to check and see if your home is safe. That includes making sure there is no risk of fire or electrical problems.

Even if the fallen tree doesn’t seem like a big deal, don’t attempt to deal with it yourself. It’s important that you don’t climb your roof, especially during a storm. A fallen tree or branch can damage the roof and its structural integrity. It can be very dangerous. It’s even dangerous for expert roofers, so leave it to them.

Talk To Your Insurance before any Roof Repair

It’s never fun needing to contact your insurance. But, if you have insurance, it’s time to call them. Most home insurance policies will cover some damage caused by storm debris. Once you report the damage to your insurance company, they will tell you how to proceed.

Make sure to take photos of the damage as soon as it’s safe to do so. Try to capture as many angles of the damaged areas as possible. Your insurance company will want to see the pictures so they can assess the damage.

Leave Your Home Safe and Secure!

What To Do If A Tree Falls on Your RoofIf the damage is substantial enough, it’ll take time to repair any damages. You may not be able to stay at the house while the roof repair is being done, so it’s important to lock the doors and windows and secure anything valuable.

Call A Trustworthy Roofing Contractor for Roof Repair today

Once all is said and done, you’ll need to get roof repair done. Find a trustworthy and local roofing contractor, like Roof Fix. If you’re in the Hill Country or South Texas and are in need of roof replacement and repairs, trust the experts. We are an award-winning roofing company and proudly serve homeowners with a variety of high-quality roofing services, contact us today.

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Why Do I Have a Leaky Roof?

A drop of water on your head or dark stains on your ceilings – both are unfortunate signs of a leaky roof. Here are a few reasons why your roof may be leaking and what you can do to prevent it.

Leaky Roof from Poor Installation

Why do I have A Leaky RoofPoor installation of materials can be the top reason for a leak. For instance, with extreme weather, strong winds or hail, your shingles may wear down, fall off, obtain holes or blow away, compromising the effectiveness of your roof. In addition to poorly installed shingles, the roof membrane, vents, chimney and your roof flashing can all be easily punctured. If your roof was poorly installed and built, leaks are more than likely to occur.


If your roof has improper ventilation, such as high amounts of moisture circulating through it, this can cause major mold build up over time. Your roof has vents that can crack over time as moisture builds, allowing leaks from these vent pipes to stain your ceiling and create dark spots. Eventually this will cause the roof to decay, and you will be in need of a roof repair.

Leaky Roof from Punctured Roof

A tree falling on your roof or even a heavy and sharp enough limb can puncture your roof and leave serious damage. It is important to have a roof inspection after a storm if you begin to notice a roof leak of any kind.

The area where your roof meets, creating a “V” shape, is called a valley. The valley of your roof is extremely vulnerable to punctures, as it creases and creates a perfect area for debris to sit and build up. This can cause water blockage to gutters and possibly a puncture over time.


Debris from large trees and leaves on your roof’s gutters can prevent water from flowing off of your roof during a rainstorm, causing an overflow of water that will leak through your roof. Regularly get your gutters cleared and cleaned out to prevent this from occurring.

If you start to notice a roof leak, call Roof Fix today to speak to a professional on the best course of action.

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5 Signs You Need a Roof Replacement

Your roof is a permanent part of your home… right? Not exactly. Just like cars, appliances, electronic devices and more, your roof wasn’t made to last a long time, not forever. Unfortunately, that means most homeowners will have to replace their roofs at some point, which prompts the question, “How do I know when to replace my roof?” Don’t worry – the experts at Roof Fix SA are here to help you recognize the signs that you need a roof replacement.

Signs You Need a Roof Replacement1. Damaged Shingles

While there’s more to your roof than the shingles, they are perhaps the biggest indicator of a problem with your roof. That’s why it’s a good idea to take a look at your shingles any time you’re in a position to get a good look at your roof. Keep an eye out for these shingle issues:

  • Cracks
  • Curled edges
  • Bald spots where asphalt is missing
  • Missing entire shingles

If you notice any of these signs, there’s a chance it’s time to for a roof replacement. At the very least, you’ll need roof repair services to prevent further damage.

2. Visible Wear and Tear

Aside from problems with roof shingles, you may be able to tell that your roof needs to be replaced based on its general appearance. When you look at your roof, does it appear old and worn? Is it looking faded, saggy or otherwise worse for wear? If so, don’t dismiss your gut – call Roof Fix SA for a roof inspection from one of our pros. We can help you identify the problem and the proper next steps.

3. Algae and Moss Growth

Moss and algae love the dark, damp growing environment that can often be found among the shingles on a roof. If you’ve noticed moss growth or dark streaks from airborne algae on your roof, there could be damage to the roof’s surface that can’t be repaired. Algae and moss are often more of a cosmetic issue, but they can definitely signal deeper roof damage, especially if allowed to grow on the roof for some time.

Top reasons for a Roof Replacement4. The Neighbors Just Got a Roof Replacement

The houses in most neighborhoods were built around the same time, often with the same materials. Whether you’ve been in your home for many years or just moved in, it’s a good idea to consider roof replacement if your neighbors are having their own roofs replaced. After all, your neighbors’ homes have experienced all of the same weather conditions as yours and will likely wear similarly.

If you’d rather be safe than sorry, schedule a roof inspection for your home when you notice several of your neighbors are having a roof replacement done.

5. Age

While it may not seem like a long time has passed since your home was built, the years go by quickly, and knowing the expected lifespan of your roof can go a long way towards recognizing when it’s time for roof replacement. A roof’s lifespan can vary dramatically depending on the type of material used, so we’ve compiled a list for you to figure out how long your roof should last:

  • Asphalt Shingles: 18-20 years
  • Metal Roofing: 40-70 years
  • Clay Tile: 50-100 years
  • Wood Shake/Shingles: 30 years

If your roof is nearing the end of its life expectancy or showing any signs of damage, call on Roof Fix SA for roof replacement. Our certified professional roofing experts will guide you through the entire process and leave you with a brand new roof of the highest quality. Contact Roof Fix SA today to schedule your service.

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When is it Time to Replace My Roof?

When it comes to owning a home, we can all agree that roofs are one of the most overlooked things. It’s a part of your house that you don’t see on a day-to-day basis, so its wellbeing can easily slip your mind. Unfortunately, many people don’t begin to think about roof repair until it’s too late. Delaying roof replacement for too long can result in potentially bigger problems down the line, so it’s important to know the signs of when it’s time for a new roof.

When is it Time to Replace My RoofPerform an interior roof check

When you perform a roof check, it’s best to start inside and then make your way out. On the inside part of your roof, see if you can spot things such as:

  • Daylight breaking through the roof boards
  • Leaks or water damage
  • Sagging areas
  • Dark stains or streaks

If you see any of these on the inside of your roof, it could be the beginning of something you really won’t want to deal with in the future.

Move outside for an exterior check

Many indicators of needing a roof repair can be seen more on the outside part of the roof. This is where the roof takes on the most damage from the outside elements, so the problems could possibly be easier to spot. Try to look for things like dark streaks, cracked shingles or missing shingles to know if your roof needs some attention.

Understand the lifespan of certain materials

The lifespan of your roof depends on your materials. While everything on your roof is specifically designed to last through all of the elements and weathering that your roof goes through, you have to understand that not everything lasts forever. The average lifespan of an asphalt shingle is 20 years, but other versions that have better quality can last up to 50 years. Knowing the information like how old your shingles are could be a deciding factor in some situations.

Prepare-for-a-Roof-ReplacementPrepare for a roof replacement

Once you’ve done your interior and exterior check of your roof and gained a better understanding of the materials that your roof uses, it’s time to decide if you need a roof repair or a roof replacement. Some smaller problems can be fixed with a simple repair, but it’s important to be able to know when your roof needs a little more than just a simple repair.

What’s Next?

In the most literal sense, our roofs are the parts of our homes that give us shelter over our heads. Many people don’t realize how much roofs actually take on, so knowing when to get a roof replacement instead of just making repairs can make all of the difference to your home. If you can’t or don’t want to check your roof yourself, contact Roof Fix to set up an appointment now!

Texas Solar Rebates and Tax Incentives in 2023

2022 Texas Solar Rebates & Tax Incentives

Although sunlight is free, harnessing that energy to power your home can be costly. That is why the federal, state, and local governments offer financial incentives to property owners who are considering installing a solar energy system on their structure.

Texas and the energy industry are inextricably linked, so it’s no surprise that solar is gaining traction in the Lone Star State.

As the state with the most sunlight and the lowest solar costs in the country, citizens of the nation’s largest energy-producing and energy-consuming state welcome sustainable energy options. This interest in solar ensures Texas maintains its position as an energy powerhouse.

Here’s everything you need to know about solar energy incentives in Texas.

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Solar Incentives for Texans in 2022

Early 2021 taught Texans a harsh lesson about their electricity system: it is unprepared to manage weather events like February 2021’s record snow and cold. Texans could be without power or face exorbitant electric bills. More renewable energy could benefit the state as a whole, but if something similar happens again, solar panels on your home’s roof could be a literal life saver.

Incentives to help you install solar panels make the switch more attainable for many homeowners.

Federal Solar Investment Tax Credit

The Federal Solar Investment Tax Credit (ITC) lets you deduct up to 30% of the solar power system installation costs on your federal taxes.

Consider the ITC a coupon giving you a 30% discount on your home solar installation. For example, if your solar installation costs $20,000, you may theoretically obtain $5,200 in federal tax credits. The credit could be used to offset the amount owed in federal income tax for that year. In other words, the ITC can help you save a lot of money by lowering or even eliminating federal taxes that you would have had to pay otherwise.

If you do not owe federal taxes in the year your solar system is built, you have the opportunity to claim the credit for up to 5 years following installation. Not everyone is qualified for the ITC, however.

Texas Net Energy Metering

Net metering allows you to receive a retail rate credit for the electricity produced by your solar panels that you put back into the grid. Net metering requires the utility company to track how much energy your solar power system generates vs. how much you actually consume.

In Texas, net metering is not guaranteed because there is no statewide net metering statute in effect. However, you can find a municipal electric provider that offers net metering. Some Retail Electric Providers (REP), like Green Mountain Energy, will buy your extra solar output for retail or near-retail pricing in most of the heavily populated areas of the state.

2022 Texas Solar Rebates and Tax Incentives

Renewable Energy Property Tax Exemption

Texans who install a solar or wind-powered device to generate electricity for their home or business are eligible for a tax exemption on the device’s value added to their property. It’s easy to get excited about works like “exemption,” but it’s important to look at precisely what the terms mean in regards to your solar energy system.

The Texas exemption means that anyone who installs solar panels on their property will not have to pay taxes in the amount of the increase in property value due to the addition of solar. It’s a win-win situation: your solar system could raise the value of your home while also saving you money on property taxes. It can be a significant benefit, particularly for homes that require a larger system to counteract their electricity consumption.

Texas Solar Rebates

There is no statewide rebate program in Texas. The majority of residents in the state have access to a variety of electric firms through the state’s open energy marketplace, but unfortunately, none of the energy companies want to offer rebates for going solar.

There are some local rebate programs, however. Those fortunate enough to reside in an area served by a municipal electric utility may have options. For example, Austin Energy gives a $2,500 incentive to people who want to install solar panels. Getting the rebate requires an online course and passing a quiz.

Grab the Incentives While They Last

Solar energy financial incentives may not be around forever. The Energy Policy Act created the Federal Solar Investment Tax Credit in 2005, and it was originally meant to expire in 2007. It has been extended several times, but it is currently set to drop to 22% in 2023.

Beginning in 2024, the federal tax credit for residential solar systems will be eliminated entirely, leaving just a minuscule 10% tax credit for commercial solar installations. There is a chance Congress will decide to extend the ITC, but it is still probably beneficial to take advantage of it while you can. All of the current incentives and rebates are likely to disappear as solar becomes more and more common.

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Shingle Replacement

As a homeowner, it’s easy to forget that your roof, just like all parts of a home is subject to wear and tear. When roof shingles get old or damaged, repairing them is an important part of protecting your home from further damage. Let’s discuss how to tell if your roof needs shingle replacement, and whether you need to call the San Antonio roofers homeowners trust.

How long do shingles last?

Roof shingles should last anywhere between 20 and 50 years, depending on the material. Tile, copper and slate roofs can last over 50 years, and wood shake roofs last closer to 30 years. Fiber cement shingles generally last about 25 years, while asphalt and composition shingles last closer to 20 years.

The average roof lifespan in central Texas is 18 to 20 years. However, improper maintenance, wind and storms, extreme temperatures and more can cause shingle damage well before the end of their normal lifespan.

When should shingles be replaced?

In many cases, homeowners can plan to replace their roof around the expected end of its lifespan, but it’s important to recognize the signs that shingles need to be replaced earlier. Check your roof for the following signs of roof shingle damage:

  • Falling roof shingles (you should be able to see where they’re missing)
  • Shingle cracks
  • Shingle granules in your gutters
  • Buckling or curling shingles
  • Water leaks in the attic

It’s important to call a professional immediately if you see any of these signs, as deteriorating shingles leave your home susceptible to further roof damage.

Shingle Replacement and Roof Installation

In some cases, only minor roof repairs are in order, requiring partial or complete shingle replacement. Unfortunately, this doesn’t happen often, as most roofing problems go unnoticed long enough to cause significant damage. Many problems with shingles indicate that the rest of the roof is damaged as well, leading to full roof replacement rather than small repairs.

No matter what level of roof repair your home needs, Roof Fix is the perfect choice for the job. Our roofing experts will help you determine the best course of action for your roof, working quickly to minimize the disruption of your daily life.

Call Roof Fix!

For more information or to request services, contact Roof Fix, the San Antonio area’s number one rated roofing company.

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Your Gutters Could Be Killing Your Roof!

Many homeowners may not know how damaging clogged gutters can be. When you allow your gutters to become full of water, leaves, and other debris, it may cause the life of your roof to ‘gutter’ out. 

Here at Roof Fix, we encourage all homeowners to be aware of the dangers of clogged gutters. Read on to learn why clean gutters are safe gutters, and what you can do to prevent any costly roof repairs.

Dangers of Clogged Gutters

Clogged gutters are way more than eyesores. If you leave your gutters to become clogged, it may lead to consequences such as:

Leaky Roof

A roof leak may lead to water dripping from your ceiling or causing your walls to crack from water buildup. This may cause damage to furniture or electronics, and puts your home at risk for major problems.

The leaking will only worsen the longer it’s left to accumulate. Resolving this issue is essential to protecting your home from severe water damage. Clean your gutters right away at the first sign of a leaky roof. 

Shortened Roof Lifespan

Water damage can put a strain on your roof. This will not only require costly repairs, but it may shorten the lifespan of your roof altogether. Replacing your roof can be an expensive investment. Roofs are meant to last between 15 and 30 years, but significant water damage can cause them to quickly deteriorate and break down. 

Remember, your roof makes up a large percent of your home’s value. A damaged or busted roof will decrease its market value by more than you may expect. If you’re considering selling your home soon, the first thing you should do is make sure your gutters are spotless. 

Accumulation of Mildew

With water damage comes mildew. When left to accumulate, mildew will spread and grow, causing a major and potentially costly problem. It can gather in your walls, roof and attic, and may be tough to clean out in certain areas.

Additionally, mildew can be dangerous to your health if inhaled. It can also irritate your skin and cause allergies to flare. 

How to Prevent Clogged Gutters

Now that you know why clean gutters are so important, how can you ensure that yours don’t become too clogged? While you can clean your gutters on your own, it can be a dangerous task depending on a number of factors. It’s best to contact an experienced professional.

Your gutters should be cleaned once or twice a year for the best results. A professional roofer can quickly and correctly clean your gutters to ensure that not even a single leaf remains. When in doubt, contact a seasoned professional to do it right the first time.

Turn to the Roofing Experts

Clogged gutters are dangerous, but so is trying to clean them on your own. At Roof Fix SA, our skilled professionals can quickly clean your gutters so you don’t have to worry about water damage or mildew. No matter what shape your gutters are in, we can handle it. Contact us today!

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4 Safety Tips for Installing Christmas Lights on Your Roof

As the Christmas season rolls around, so do the flashy decorations. Many people deck out their houses with dazzling Christmas lights, but some make the mistake of not taking proper safety precautions.

At Roof Fix, we want you to have a safe and festive holiday season. Read on for some essential safety tips you should follow when it’s time to string up the lights on your roof!

Safety Tips for Installing Christmas Lights on Your RoofHave a Reliable Ladder

Like all roof companies can tell you, you shouldn’t go up on a roof without a sturdy, reliable ladder. Falls are the leading cause of emergency room visits during the holiday season. Don’t go up on a ladder unless you’re confident it’s stable.

It’s also a good idea to have a spotter whenever you climb a ladder. They can make sure the ladder is stable and hold it when you’re going up or down.

When hanging lights, never extend your body further than parallel with the ladder. If you’re not careful, you may end up tripping or tipping the ladder over. Also, using a wooden or fiberglass ladder when hanging lights can eliminate the possibility of getting shocked.

Wear Appropriate Safety Gear

If you’re reading this article, there’s a good chance you’re not a professional electrician. However, when hanging string lights, it’s a safe bet to dress like one. Some of what you should wear when hanging lights on the roof include:

  • Safety gloves
  • Safety goggles
  • Slip-resistant boots

No matter how silly you think you look, safety is always the top priority when working with electrical hardware of any kind. Even cheap string lights can cause a serious injury if you’re not careful.

Replace Damaged Lights

Some holiday decorations are passed down throughout the years and admired for years to come. String lights aren’t one of them. If your lights are old or broken, they may be dangerous to string up.

Over time, cords can crack or fray, poking through the insulation. This puts you at high risk of a shock or even a fire during the installation process. Additionally, bulbs may crack from improper storage of the lights, which can also lead to a nasty shock if you touch them. Broken, pointed glass is also a serious safety hazard.

Old or broken string lights are fire hazards. Safely dispose of your old lights and buy replacements. Be sure to carefully store them once the holidays are over to avoid causing damage.

Christmas Light Installation Safety TipsUse Clips Instead of Nails or Staples

Nails and staples have been the go-to tool for stringing up roof lights for years. But did you know the dangers associated with them? The sharp metal of these objects can easily puncture wires, which may shock the person installing them.

To avoid this dangerous possibility, opt for plastic light clips or outdoor Command hooks. Both of these safer alternatives can be found at most hardware stores. Plastic can’t conduct electricity, which can protect you from a nasty shock if a wire happens to puncture or tear. Additionally, they’ll even cause less damage to your roof, eliminating the need for a roof repair.

Roof Fix Knows Safety Tips

If you need a roof replacement as a result of a holiday decorating gone wrong, we’re the roofing company to call. Installing Christmas lights can be a dangerous task, and sometimes it may result in damage to your roof. That’s where we come in.

Contact our team at Roof Fix today for any of your roofing needs or other safety tips, and have a happy and safe holiday season!

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5 Things to Look For in a Roof When Buying a Home

There are countless features to consider when buying a new home. There’s the kitchen layout, appliances, flooring and many others. One thing you shouldn’t overlook, however, is your roof!

Roof Fix SA knows better than anyone that roofs can be one of the most costly features of a home, so we’ve compiled a list of some things to consider.


Almost all features of a home are not made to last forever. They have a lifespan — your roof included. In Texas, most roofs last around 10 to 15 years. Take the time to inspect your roof for any deformities such as missing shingles, curly edges, dark stains or bulges. If you notice any of these, it could mean your roof is near the end of its lifespan. 

When buying a home, consider asking the seller the age of the roof, as well as proof of installation. If it’s older than 10 to 15 years, contact a professional roofer to check your roof and suggest any repairs. And if you’re a new homeowner, they can also help you learn more about different roof types and the best roofing materials available to help your maximize its lifespan.


If the roof of the home you’re considering has dark stains, it could be dealing with mold. The colors you might see vary from black to white to green, but black is the most common. This is one issue you don’t want to put off. Mold not only affects the outside of your home but it can also cause your roof to deteriorate. And if the mold spreads far enough, it can eventually release spores inside of your home. 


A roof ventilation system works by allowing sunlight and air to flow through the attic of your home. This helps remove moisture and hot air from both the attic and roof system. It also reduces the effect of temperature changes and moisture conditions. 

If your roof has a poor ventilation system, it can cause many problems — one of them being mold. It can also cause your utility bills to spike over time. If you’re unsure what kind of ventilation system you have, contact a roofer to provide recommendations.

Roof Leaks

A leaky roof is perhaps one of the most difficult roofing issues you can deal with. There are quite a few signs, including:

  • Water spots
  • Cracked shingles
  • Mold 
  • Gutters dripping water

If you suspect there may be a leak, don’t wait to repair it. A leak can be very challenging to find once it’s started. To save yourself the headache, contact a professional roofer to help you find the source of the leak.


Gutters are an important part of your roof system. If your gutters are in poor shape, then you risk dealing with serious water damage (if you haven’t dealt with it already). Before buying a home, have a roofer check the condition of not only your gutters but also your seepage system as a whole. This includes your gutters, down spurts and drainage pipes. 

Whether you’re buying a new home or trying to maintain your current one, taking the time to inspect your roof will save you time, energy, and money in the long run. If you’re in the San Antonio area and are looking for trustworthy roofing professionals, Roof Fix SA has you covered! Contact us today for all your roofing concerns and services!

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Roof Repair vs. Replacement: What You Need to Know

Deciding whether to repair or replace your roof can be a challenge. There are many factors to take into account, and each option has its benefits and disadvantages. Whichever option you choose, Roof Fix is San Antonio’s go-to service for replacements and repairs. Our expert local roofers can help you decide if replacement or repairs are right for you.

Questions to Consider

Regardless of whatever option you’re leaning towards, it’s good to keep in mind a few things before you make a decision. These factors are important when it comes to repairing or replacing your roof.

Do you plan on moving soon?

If you don’t plan on remaining in your home for much longer, it would be a waste to replace your entire roof. Even if you plan to sell, usually a few replacements can help boost your home’s market price. Unless your roof is 15 to 20 years old or showing clear signs of damage, replacements may not be necessary when selling your property.

In any case, having a roofer come to inspect the current condition of your roof can help you decide whether to repair or replace it. They can tell you what needs fixing, or if you’re better off replacing the whole thing. 

Can you fit a replacement into your budget?

Perhaps one of the most essential factors, you should consider if a replacement is in your current budget. Repairs are less costly than replacements, but the investment will pay off over time.

How old is your roof?

The age of your roof is an important factor to consider. A roofing contractor will be able to estimate how much longer your roof has until it must be replaced. 

It all depends on the material of your roof and what sort of weather conditions it’s been through. Even a three-year-old roof might need a complete replacement if it withstood strong wind or rainstorms.

On average, lower quality shingles tend to last upwards of 20 years, while higher quality shingles can last nearly 40 years. Slate and tile roofs have been known to last fifty years.

When It’s Time To Repair

Repairing your roof is the cheaper option, and is ideal for a newer roof. Repairs also prolong the life of your roof. Some signs that you need a roof repair include:

  • Leaks
  • Missing Shingles
  • Tree Damage
  • Weather Damage
  • Blisters or Cracks
  • Ventilation Issues

In most cases, roofs with missing shingles or leaks can be easily patched up. However, finding the right color shingle for replacements may prove difficult, as shingles’ color fades over time. Another thing to keep in mind is that poor workmanship may lead to more problems, ones that may warrant future costly repairs.

When It’s Time To Replace

Replacing your roof depends on how old your current one is, and if it can’t simply be repaired. It’s also important to think about future damage it may withstand, such as snow or rainstorms. A new roof can give you peace of mind that your home is protected from the elements. Also, a new roof can increase your home’s curb appeal if you’re looking to sell. 

Some signs you need a roof replacement include:

  • Sagging Roof
  • Leaks in Attic
  • End of Lifespan
  • Buckling Shingles
  • Presence of Moss or Fungi
  • Rising Heating/ Cooling Bills

Turn To Professionals

The decision to repair or replace your roof may be stressful considering the number of factors that go into it. No matter what you end up choosing, our team of roofers at Roof Fix will make sure the job is done right. As a GAF Master Elite Contractor, you’re sure to receive nothing but the best service. Contact us today!

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Historic Home Roof Restoration

Restoring and maintaining historic homes can be grueling, it is a labor of love. Knowing where to start is important. Roof Fix wants to help you take care of your historic home. One of the most important things to do when restoring older buildings is to start with historic roof restoration.

The roof has the vital job of keeping everything underneath it, safe. For any historic buildings, water intrusion and rot may cause irreparable damage. It’s a good idea and often recommended by historians, to replace the roof with more modern material to keep the inside of the house safer.

You’ll want to check if your historical home is under the authority of any national historical agencies. They may or may not allow the home to use modern materials for roof replacement.

Discover The History of Your Home

Before deciding what course of action to take for your historical home’s roof, you need to know when the house was built. The roof may or may not be the original roof.

Find a Professional

It’s vital that you find a roofer that is experienced in the restoration of historical homes. Restoration experts decide what is in the best interests of the property and their own budget. They may opt to install a modern roof on the historic home. They provide superior protection with less maintenance and repair costs. It’s possible that a new roof may increase the value of the home. It’s important that they will be able to the roof.

Restoring a historic roof can take a long time. If there are leaks, you may need a quick roof repair. Instruct your roofer to be careful about how they patch the roof. You also don’t want them to remove any evidence that you may later need.

Dive Into Some Documents!

Any documents you may have on the building can help determine what type of roof it originally had. It can also point you in the right direction of what roof it needs if you are restoring it to a specific period. Photographs of the original building are also helpful. It can help show the material and color and detail of the roof.

It’s also a good idea to make copies of these documents and images. With the copies, you can provide proof to your state historic preservation office about any changes needed, and if they are authentic.

Historic Roof Types

There are many types of roof materials used throughout history. Metal roofs may have had stamps. Wood shakes could be cut in odd angles. Roof shingles may have been laid differently than modern shingles.

  • Wood shakes were most common as roofing materials in the earlier colonial days of the 19th century. The manufacturing techniques and installation techniques varied a lot during that time. You’ll need to find more information about your home’s roof if your historical home had wood shakes.
  • Clay tiles were primarily in the colonial period where there was Spanish influence and were popular with the Dutch in the north.
  • Slate wasn’t very common for roofing material. But, it was used pre-American Revolution amid the colonial era.
  • Metal was an older roofing material, primarily in the United States and Canada. It was a relatively expensive material to use for roofing. In the United States, very few homes had metal roofs before the Civil War.
  • Asphalt Singles were introduced to the United States in the early 1900s but didn’t pick up steam until the 1920s.

For more information on roof restoration in San Antonio, The Hill Country, or the Coastal Bend, contact Roof Fix.

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What Roofing Material Should I Use?

Figuring out what kind of roofing material to get for your home can be tricky. Many things go on outside the home that you should be prepared for, and how much work your roof can take all depends on the type of roofing materials that you have.

In this blog post, you’ll learn what the best roofing materials are for you, how long they should last, and what makes them a good choice. Once you’ve decided on what you like, call Roof Fix!

Asphalt Shingles

The most common type of roofing material is asphalt shingles. Asphalt shingles can come in a variety of colors and are typically known as the less expensive option but tend to have a shorter life span than other roofing materials. If properly installed and taken care of, your asphalt shingles are expected to get about 20-25 years of effective use. Asphalt shingles are adaptable to many architectural styles, making these shingles one of the most widely used kinds.

Concrete/Clay Tiles

Typically seen in more Mediterranean, southern, and Spanish-style homes are the concrete and clay roof tiles. An advantage of having these kinds of roofing tiles is that, if maintained properly, can last for 40-50 years. Some disadvantages are that they’re some of the more expensive options, ranging in price from $300 to $500 per square foot. They are also heavy and require additional framing to specific roof designs.

Metal Roofing

Metal roofs are known to last the longest among the most popular types of roofing materials because of how much they can endure. Coming in as one of the cheaper options with prices ranging from $100 to $300 a square foot, this type of roofing is much more durable and even offers adequate solar reflectance. Solar reflectance allows you to keep your home cooler and helps to control energy costs. Metal roofing has an average lifespan of about 40-75 years.

Slate Tiles

Slate roofing tiles are tiles that add a little more beauty to your roof than some of the others, depending on the look that you’re going for. Slate tiles offer the quality of fire resistance and are a sustainable roof that is very durable. Pricing typically starts at about $600 a square foot; it has a lifespan of anywhere from 50 to 100 years. Some drawbacks of slate are that it’s heavy and requires professional installation and specific framing.

Let Us Assist You!

When trying to decide which roofing material is best for you and your home, it ultimately comes down to style and life-span. Take your time and do the proper research to find the best option for you. For help making the right decision, trust the professionals at Roof Fix! Contact us for assistance today.

Are Solar Panels safe in San Antonio

Are Solar Panels Safe for My Roof?

Many homeowners want to switch to solar energy, but often convince themselves that they don’t need it due to assumptions that installing solar panels will damage their roofs. 

Fortunately, roof damage from a solar panel installation is extremely rare because installers take preventative steps while installing panels to prevent anything that mother nature will inevitably throw your way.

Below are some things you should know if you’re considering purchasing solar panels for your home. 

Solar Panels and Roof Protection

Aside from harnessing the sun’s energy to create clean, renewable electricity, solar panels also serve to protect your roof. Solar panels form a protective barrier between your roof and ultimately protect the longevity of your roof from harsh outside elements such as wind, rain, snow and even falling trees. 

Rest assured that if your home is located in an area known for its harsh weather conditions, solar panels will weather any storm that may come your way. 

Solar panels also absorb direct sunlight, omitting the light from hitting your roof. By installing solar panels, your home may decrease its internal temperature by up to 5 degrees Fahrenheit. 

The Solar Panel Installation Process

It is estimated that by the end of 2021, three million homes will become solar in the U.S. If you’re in the market for a solar panel installation, you’ll probably want to know the steps taken for a successful installation. 

Getting Started

After you’ve found your chosen company and signed a contract, they’ll send an engineer out to inspect the site. Most of the time, customers want solar panels to be installed on the roof. If this is the case, the roof will be inspected to avoid structural problems and safety hazards when it comes time to install the panels. If you live in a neighborhood, you’ll also need to make sure that your homeowner’s association will allow home solar panels. 

As with any other big financial decision, installing solar panels involves a lot of paperwork. You’ll be applying for state and federal solar incentives such as the federal ITC, local solar programs, clean energy financing initiatives, government rebates and solar renewable energy certificates (SRECs). Afterward, you’ll be able to choose which solar panels you’d like installed on your roof with guidance from your installer. 

How Long Does Solar Panel Installation Take?

Once all documents are approved and your panels have arrived, the installation process will begin. This process usually takes between 1-3 days, depending on the size of the system being installed. Your solar installer will start by prepping your roof, then put in electrical wiring that will connect to your electrical panel and general power system. 

After the electrical wiring is complete, your technician will install racking to support the panels, which will then be placed onto the racking. Inverts will then be connected to the panels to convert direct current energy (DC) into alternating current energy (AC). 

Lastly, before going solar, a representative from your town government will need to inspect the system and give approval. During this inspection, your installer’s work will be double-checked. Following this inspection, a representative from your electric company will come and do their own final evaluation of the solar panel system. Upon their inspection, as long as there are no glaring issues, your panels will be live the moment inspection is completed. 

Homeowners should know that installing solar panels is not a quick process. It usually takes one to three months on average, but the benefits are worth it. 

Benefits of Home Solar Panels

The most important thing about solar energy is that it’s truly a renewable energy source, unlike other sources of energy. Advantages include: 

  • Renewable Energy Source
  • Reduces Electricity Bills
  • Diverse Applications
  • Low Maintenance Costs
  • Technology Development 

If you’re wondering whether solar energy is worth the initial cost of investment, we promise the benefits are almost endless. Contact us today to begin a service request.

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What to Know About Home Solar Panels

Solar panels are an increasingly popular form of energy for your home. Not only do they reduce the environmental impact by harnessing energy directly from the sun, but they can also save you money and earn you a tax credit. 

Before you jump into setting up a solar installation appointment for your home there are some things you should know and consider. 

What Are Solar Panels? 

Home solar systems simply take energy from the sun and convert it to energy for your home. In a more detailed sense, the panels on the roof take the sun rays and bring them to the inverter which then converts the current into electricity for the home. 

There is also the option to have a solar battery with your system that allows the solar power generated to be stored and used during times when the panels are unable to produce energy. This backup can also help you lower energy costs. 

The system is connected to a grid and net energy meter that will regulate the generated electricity. For this to happen, you need the solar panels to be located on a roof section that is mostly in direct sunlight. So, when considering the solar installation takes into consideration how shaded your roof is and how old it is in case it needs to be replaced soon.


The biggest benefit of the home solar system is that it will save you money by generating your own electricity instead of going through utility companies. Another benefit is the environmental impact because using solar energy will reduce your carbon footprint. Solar panels don’t produce pollutants that go into the atmosphere unlike traditional forms of power. 

A home solar system is also simple for you to use. You cut out dealing with utility companies and changing rates on your electric bill. There is also little to no maintenance needed after getting it installed. 

Installation in Texas

In Texas, solar panels are a great idea since the majority of the seasons come with lots of sun. However, you might need to meet a few requirements before you go through with a home solar panel installation

If you live in a neighborhood you need to make sure that your homeowner’s association allows the installation of solar panels. While an act was passed restricting HOAs to fully ban the installation there could still be other guidelines to follow. 

You also need to make sure that your roof is adequate and can get sufficient sunlight. There might be other requirements that you need to follow so make sure to check with a professional and get a consultation.

When you are ready to invest in a home solar system, professionals at Roof Fix is ready to help. We are certified solar experts and committed to providing Texas with environmentally friendly solar systems. Contact us today to get started on your solar installation. 

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What is a GAF Master Elite Contractor?

To be a GAF Master Elite Roofer is to be the best of the best in the roofing industry. It’s a certification given to a select few who pass rigorous tests and quality standards. Chances are you’ve never heard of GAF or what it means to be certified by them, so let’s break it down.

What is a GAF certification?

A GAF certification separates the good roofers from the exceptional roofers. It’s earned by contractors who pass the standards set by GAF. GAF is the premier roofing and materials company in the country, which allows it to offer certifications and warranties that no other company can. Through this system, GAF Master Elite Roofer’s are hard to come by, but are commonly referred to as the best in the business.

How is a GAF Certification Obtained?

The GAF certification is only obtained by those who really know what they are doing. To be certified, contractors have to be properly insured, have the right licenses, have a great reputation and be willing to participate in ongoing training at a professional level. These standards are maintained by GAF, who performs random inspections on installed roofs by those who are certified to ensure that the quality of work is where it needs to be.

Why Work with a GAF Master Elite Roofer?

To have a GAF certified contractor working on your home is the greatest reassurance you can have as a homeowner. When it comes to your roof, there are few more knowledgeable than a GAF Master Elite Roofer. GAF provides warranties called the Golden Pledge Warranties. These warranties make providing better service and quality to customers a lot easier. The reason for this is that these roofers can provide better materials and warranties than those who aren’t certified.

We are GAF Certified

Roof Fix is the only GAF certified roofer in San Antonio, which means we have knowledge and experience to take on any roofing task. Our services include:

We also provide great roofing finance options through a number of home-related financiers. With competitive rates and amazing service guaranteed, you’ll be certain that you’ve made the right choice.

If it’s time to do something about your roof, contact Roof Fix today.

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Roofing Company vs. Roofing Contractor

If you’re looking for someone to do roof repairs of installation on your home, you’ve likely come across many different companies and contractors during your search. What’s the difference between a roofing company and a roofing contractor, though?

Let’s compare the two – and discuss why a roofing company is the better choice.

Roofing Company

When you choose a roofing company, you can be sure that the entire team is made up of roofers with the experience and skills to handle your roof installation or repair with ease. Because the roofers are part of the company, rather than as-needed contractors, they will all be licensed roofers that undergo background checks before working on your home. A quality roofing company is also likely to provide a warranty on your roof, which ensures the quality of the work.

Roofing Contractor

A roofing contractor, like a company, should still be licensed and skilled. However, a contractor often hires other individuals to help them complete the roofing job. These workers don’t have to be specialized roofers and might be general contractors that lack the specific skills and experience to provide quality roof work.

Ask your contractor if they provide warranties, are insured and have a roofing contractor license before making any agreements. If they don’t have a positive response to even one of these questions, consider a different company or contractor.

Choose Roof Fix

If you’re looking for a local roofing company, Roof Fix is the perfect choice for you. We are a licensed roofing company with decades of experience serving the San Antonio area. Roof Fix is a certified GAF Master Elite Contractor, an honor reserved for only the top 1% of roofing companies in the nation.

Additionally, Roof Fix offers every customer an unlimited warranty on all of our roofing services. Our services include:

Whether you need a commercial or residential roofer, choose a company with the skills and resources to get the job done right. At Roof Fix, our experienced, professional team of licensed roofers will provide quality roof services, and our unlimited warranty ensures the quality of your roof.

For more information about Roof Fix or to schedule a FREE estimate, contact us today.

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Leave Roofing Repair to the Professionals

Repairing your roof alone can be hard, tedious and dangerous work – especially if you don’t know exactly what you’re doing. Sure, watching YouTube videos can give you a good idea of how to complete the task and tell you what tools you’ll need. However, when it comes to actually trying it out, things don’t always go as planned. That’s where we come in.

Roof Fix SA is rated as the #1 roofing company in San Antonio, and we are here to help you with any of your roofing needs.

DIY vs. Professional

The main difference between trying to repair your roof yourself and allowing a professional to do it… is that the professionals are professionals! They are trained to do these specific tasks and do this type of work with other contractors every day, perfecting their techniques.

Say you try to do the repairs yourself and it doesn’t work out the way you thought it would. Now you’re going to have to spend more money and more time to hire a professional, when that could’ve been done in the first place.

Quality of Work

Even the smallest mistakes will cause big problems in the overall quality of your roof. Mistakes could cause major leaks or air flow loss. When you make a mistake, you’re not sure of how to fix it. With roofing professionals, mistakes are rare – but any that do happen will get fixed promptly.

A big number of mistakes revolve around people overestimating or underestimating how much material is actually needed. A professional knows the exact amount of materials needed and will charge you accordingly. This saves you time, money and stress in the long run.


Safety is a big factor when it comes to repairing a roof. Of course, being on top of the roof stands as a major safety concern. When you hire a professional to repair your roof, they have all the correct equipment to go up, work and come down in the safest possible manner.

Roofing ladders are typically used when doing repairs. These ladders are similar to any other extension ladder – except these will hook on to the side on the roof. This will ensure that the ladder stays in place and is safe for the professionals to get the job done.

Call The Pros!

Don’t think you can tackle this task alone? Contact Roof Fix today. We’ve got you covered, literally.

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Repair or Replace My Roof After A Hail Storm?

The only thought we have when a hail storm strikes is the amount of damage that is about to be caused. When it comes to roof damage from hail, some is obvious – like dents, breaks or cracks.

It’s the small details that you miss, though, that determine if your roof needs replacing. Here’s what to look out for after a hail storm hits.

Short-Term Damage

When it comes to short-term hail damage, look for dents and fallen or damaged shingles. When you see a crack in the shingles from high-impact winds or hail, it can lead to tears and breaks in your roof.

Next, be sure to check your gutters for fallen shingles and granules from the wind’s erosion and impact. Your gutters may be dented and clogged, another sign that your roof has even more extensive damage.

Lastly, be sure to check your deck as well as your siding to determine whether your shingles and roof are damaged. Signs of bruising or dents is the first step to having your roof and house further inspected after the hail storm.

Long-Term Damage

More extreme damage from hail, like a leaky roof, rotting wood, low air circulation or property damage, can necessitate a full roof replacement.Start by looking at how clogged your gutters are after the storm passes to determine whether or not the flow of water was completely restricted. If you have been hit by hail larger than 1 inch, you’re likely to have property damage, too.

High-impact hail can punch straight through your roof, deck, gutters and shingles, leaving holes that need immediate repair. With more extreme damage indications, it’s best to have your roof inspected by professionals to check for any other extensive harm.

Repair or Replace?

After you have assessed the damage done to your home, it can be tricky to know whether a full replacement or just a few repairs is needed.A professional roofer can examine the damage and help you in deciding what to do next. If you have short-term damage, roof repairs may be all you need to get your house back to normal.

With more extreme damage, a roof inspector can help you determine what the best course of action will be. Bottom line, ignoring storm damage is the worst thing you can do. 

Next Steps

If you are in need of a roof inspection after a hail storm, call Roof Fix SA to speak to our team of professionals. Financing options are available.

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Can Roofing Services Help Curb Appeal?

A house is not complete without a roof. This is why it’s one of the main focal points in your home’s exterior. There are numerous ways to prevent damage and preserve the beauty of your home through roof replacement, tune-ups and even roof cleaning.

Roof Replacement

A thorough roof inspection is your first step in identifying if your roof is due for a replacement. The process of a roof replacement includes: decking and underlaying replacement, new flashing, drip edging, and laying down new shingles or metal panels.

Shingles come in various materials, such as asphalt, metal, wood, slate and tile. Asphalt shingles are the most common due to their low price and climate durability. Metal shingles are popular for heat resistance and longevity. It’s essential to research each type of material to decide what’s best for your home.

Roof Repairs

Outside elements can take a toll on your roof, leaving it with missing shingles and damaged roof flashing. Roof repairs such as fascia replacement, shingle replacement, flashing repair and even gutter cleaning can make a huge difference in how your roof maintains its durability.

Shingles may be the priority due to visibility. Although, it’s crucial to replace roof flashing and fascia – since those are what defend the edges and lower parts of the roof from storms.

Roof Tune-Up

Are you looking to prolong your roof’s life span? A roof tune-up will make small repairs that have a lasting impact. The roof tune-up comes with a free roof inspection that searches for damages to your shingles and tiles, vents and ventilation.

A leaky roof can cause more damage in the future if left untreated. Luckily, a roof tune-up will guarantee a leak-free roof for 36 months.

Roof Cleaning

Algae and moss growth on rooftops can be a problem, especially in humid climates like Texas. Roof cleaning is a safe and eco-friendly way to remove unpleasant stains from your home’s roof.

A clean roof is a happy roof, which is why we use products free from chlorine bleach and phosphates. The cleaning process is very gentle, and the results are immediate.

What Next?

If you’re interested in replacing, repairing or just cleaning up your roof, Roof Fix SA is here to help. Give us a call today!

Roof Fix Radio Show: Insurance & Deductibles

Do you have questions about how insurance deductibles work when you need to get a new roof? Look no further, Duane Charping of Roof Fix has the answers!

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It’s time to raise the roof. You’re listening to the Roof Fix show with your host Duane Charping shouting from the rooftops over 30 years of Home Improvement experience and roof expertise. Solid advice about roof repairs, replacements, leaks, insurance claims, warning signs, and the ever popular small print. It’s all about the shingles under the sunshine, the Roof Fix Show. Happy Sunday, Sunday Sunday San Antonio in South Texas. Welcome to the roof fix show right here on KTSA news talk radio. We’re glad you could join us today. Hope you’re having a great day. My name is Arnie I’m sitting in studio with my good friend and owner of Roof Fix, Duane Charping.

Duane Charping

Hello Hello everybody. This is Duane Charping, your host of the Roof Fix Show. And we talk about everything under the sun. I’m here with Ryan Sterling.

Ryan Sterling

Hey there How y’all doing?

Duane Charping

And we’re gonna roll out this exciting Sunday here with some really cool things that we got going on here at Roof Fix. You know this month we are doing a energy audit for our customers. Part of our free roofing estimates and if you want just an energy audit, we’ll also do just the energy on it. But basically what we do is we bring a little technology to your home and see how your home is performing. With every new roof bought, we are offering this to our KTSA customers.

And we want you to know that we are going to give you a free radiant barrier. So this radiant barrier can save up to 25% of your utility cost. It lays on top of the insulation on in your attic and it helps reflect that heat from coming into your living space of your home. You know of course when we come out we look at attic ventilation to make sure the soffits are bringing the cool air in and they have the proper amount of exit vents going. With this and a combination of the radiant barrier. We are seeing big savings.

The reason why we are bringing this out free with our roofing products is because we picked up this line in the beginning of the year we went to the international roof convention up in Dallas. They had selected our company for the amount of revenue and business that we do here in our community that they wanted to go ahead and give us about 20,000 square feet to go ahead and introduce out to the marketplace. We will also track your kilowatt usage and make sure that it’s actually saving the energy as they’re claiming it’s going to do. So if you want to take advantage of this free radiant barrier offer and get big savings on your roof.

Now this offer’s good with all metal roofs, you know, Roof Fix does all the Standing Seam Metal fabrication. We’re a one stop shop, we don’t have to sub any of that work out. We do all the the fabrication and we will install the metal roof and we give you a lifetime warranty on labor material. This is a great offer you can also take advantage of our zero money down, zero percent interest and no payments until 2022. Right So, you know take advantage of this offer on our shingle roofs.

Also, we’re doing the same thing so you get the free radiant barrier and zero money down zero percent interest and no payments until 2022. We also have some really low monthly payment options so those if you did not think that a brand new metal roof for your home or a brand new roof in the shingle GAF Timberline roof edition is something you could afford right now. If you can afford starting at $89 a month on a shingle roof, and about $159 a month on a metal roof, if that’s something that can fit your budget, you can definitely afford an awesome new roof from Roof Fix. Remember when Roof Fix does a roof for you, we use our certified installer.

We are not using day laborers or people that are unqualified to put this roofing system up so you get a real difference and a real roofing company that is going to put the most important component on your home and make sure that we stand by it. All of our metal roofs and shingle roofs are backed with a lifetime warranty. They should be the last roof you ever have in your home. You know this is all brought to you from Roof Fix. Now, we are going to be talking about some of the things about what’s coming up is about insurance. You know and with the new house build some of the different regulations.

By the way, we had a great home show last week. I had a really good turnout, you know, we like to bring the most innovative products out that we use, and we introduced them at the home shows. And this year, Ryan, you got to enjoy learning how to drive a robot to the roof.

Ryan Sterling

Yeah, that was a great experience, you know, the laser measuring and the different cameras and angles and just the performance of that thing. It was unbelievable. And how it can ride on that 1212 pitch. It just really blew me away, you know, the designer came in and taught us how to use it. And it was just a great experience.

Duane Charping

But you know that one of the things why we bring this kind of technology is we’re arming ourselves up to make sure that we can represent you the very best to your insurance company in a claim. And so the robot is a technology that we use that can actually measure held debt penetration. It can also show it all the way down to a decade.

So a lot of homeowners don’t understand you know, if you had a claim last year or you haven’t had your roof inspected yet, you know, call Roof fix. We do a free inspection. But you know one of the things that you need to know with the technology today, if you had a roof that was turned down, but you had neighbors on each side of you get a new roof, but your insurance company didn’t cover it, give us a call. Because, you know, we have the technology, we got to fight for you to make sure that you’re properly taken care of by the insurance companies and get this.

A lot of people that get their check, you know, and we see this from a few clients come up to us at the home show. They get a settlement check. They don’t understand depreciation, hold back. The depreciation money is a portion of money that the insurance company will hold back to make sure you get your roof done. But the initial inspection of your roof even by your insurance company can only be physically inspected from the outside service. So you know, we get so many customers trying to shop us and you have to understand, they don’t know how insurance works. And I mean we did have a young couple come to our booth and say hey, will you help us out with your with the deductible?

You know, that has been something that you might hear a friend or somebody say. Oh, I got my deductible paid for by my roofer. Well, let me tell you, he didn’t get a good roof. No, there’s no way you can get a good roof let’s say if a roof cost $10,000 you got to $2,000 deductible and he only leaving the roof for $8,000 to do your roof when it is during a crisis of a hailstorm or windstorm. You know, the insurance companies are not overpaying to get your roof. You know, they’re minimizing they’re keeping the cost down.

So these roofers are not tearing off the shingles properly or they don’t tear down to the decking and hiding a lot of hidden damage. And when an inspector comes out and inspects your roof from the insurance company, he can only inspect the surface he does not have X-ray vision and the only time that you can really inspect past the surface of the roof is when you tear the roof off. And what do you think the percentage of plywood replacement is when we tear a roof off of it’s pretty high. Right?

Ryan Sterling

I’d say 20%. Across the board sometimes.

Duane Charping

For a complete decking removal right?

Ryan Sterling

Sometimes it is yeah.

Duane Charping

And I mean, we’re probably replacing decking on every roof that we do one portion or another. Right?

Ryan Sterling

The last one I looked at was 80% of the plywood got replaced.

Duane Charping

A lot of times when homeowners are out there, and you’re wondering why there’s so many complaints. 36,000 consumer complaints out there last year from the Better Business Bureau in San Antonio alone. So if you’re another cities that are listening area like Houston, Corpus Christi, you can check your local Better Business Bureau, but I will tell you, these are real high complaint numbers for our industry. And that is because they don’t know how it works. You know, there’s storm chasers that will come out and take the low hanging fruit, and they will do very minimum repair.

That cost is in the shingle. I mean, if we could just replace shingles on a house, roofing cost could be pretty inexpensive, but it’s the accessories that go along, right? You know, every time you add up the pipe, that’s the ridge vent a membrane, the membrane that we use underneath it, the new valleys and elite barriers and the advanced starter that gives you a lifetime warranty roof system. And code items like drip edge, and all your metal flashing, and your flashing around chimney. Yeah, you know, we could you could go onto our website and learn a lot about how flashing is done. It is very complicated. It’s not slapping a piece of metal around your chimney. In a repair division is the number one call that we get his flashing leaks correct.

Because roofers are not doing the flashings properly, and a lot of these roofs are brand new that we see these types of leaks on. So, we really encourage you give us a call. Take advantage of our special offers. We’re doing 20% off for big savings on metal and shingle plus, right repairs. And now we also offer what’s called the roof to nuts. So you know if you guys can already afford $59 a month, you could get a roof tune up on your home. And we monitor your roof for as long as you own the home. We will give you a roof monitoring service. And in our warranty period of five years we’ll guarantee no leaks.

If your roof leaks, we will repair any area it causes damage to. But also in our monitoring, we use technology like drone inspections, thermal cameras up in the attic, you get to have a peace of mind that we are can repair your roof and you’re not going to have any leaks or damage is coming into your home and you have a company that’s going to stand by you and monitor your roof. And then if any storm occurs, you get first response and the hardest time to find that roofing company is going to be when a storm hits.

You’re going to get a lot of these roofing companies coming out of town, and you know, they make you sign storm agreements, guaranteeing that you’ll give them a roof if they could get your insurance company to buy a new roof on your home. And then they come and do the minimized amount of work that will barely pass an exterior view of an inspection, but it will have none of the components that will make your roof have a warranty, right. So you know, if you want a good warranty, good protection, you know, deal with an honest company, Roof Fix recommends going local in these times, we will definitely help everybody in the community by offering free leak repair.

We’ll do free roof monitoring. And we will also make sure that we’re home of the zero percent financing. So if you need to make your deductible affordable, we can do that. Because the insurance companies are requiring to see that your deductible is paid. Since the new state law requires them. Yeah, and makes it a felony for a contractor to even offer to pay deductibles. Why do you think that is, folks? Because there was a lot of bad jobs that got put on the marketplace for a lot of quality in our industry.

And so, the real estate board and mortgage companies and even the roofing contractors that are the good roofing contractors out there that were part of this industry that was getting a shameful name right for bad services rendered to contract customers. And this is all based out of kind of like greed, I would say it is I mean, , if you get with your insurance company, and you could get a $500 deductible, or you get a $1,000 deductible or a 1% 2%, just depending on what premium you want to pay. And then you think you could go shop and get the deductible paid and get a quality roof. Let me tell you if it’s too good to be true. Yeah. It isn’t true, yeah, you cannot get a good job and get your deductible paid. There’s no way because they have to take the money from somewhere. And we’re not making that type of profit.

You know, the insurance companies, they pick and choose what they’re going to pay O and P on. You know, they don’t necessarily pay O and P on a roof replacement. O and P is profit overhead, where a company or general contractor roofer can make 20% gross profit on his profit and overhead, right. But there has to be multiple components damaged on your roof for him to even get that profitability.

So you know, already if you only have roof damage, there’s just a very minimum amount of money that the insurance companies is allowing to pay. And then you have roofers out there willing to cut the corners to make it work and put a roof on your house. But this roof would never stand up to the test of time because it wasn’t properly replaced.

Ryan Sterling

Yeah, manufacturer’s specifications. I mean, you have to research that.

Duane Charping

With GAF we’re a Master Elite Contractor we won the Triple Excellence A with GAF also. All of our installers are GAF certified. And you know, why Roof Fix picked GAF. They’re the largest shingle manufacturer out there. There’s another one called Owens Corning. These are the two big players, but we picked GAF because they have the 600% wider nail strip. They don’t put granules on their nail strips. So the pro grip feels a lot better.

They passed 150 mile per hour wind test rating early last year to introduce the new Timberline HDZ product. And this HDZ product doesn’t cost anything more, but you get a lot better of a shingle and you get no wind limits. Most roof manufacturers will give up to 60 mile per hour, 90 mile per hour and the highest I’ve seen is 130 miles per hour.

Well with GAF, there are no wind limits, you get a lifetime warranty covers labor and material. And it’s a real warranty. Most warranties that are offered with shingles, if they’re not installed properly, the warranty will be null and void. That’s right. When you deal with a Master Elite Contractor certified by GAF, you do not have to worry about those terms and conditions, you get a true lifetime warranty.

Ryan Sterling

That’s registered with the manufacturer. I mean, all the paperwork is put in place.

Duane Charping

Right and it this is a real warranty, folks. I mean, you hear about these companies and you know. We’ve been in business for a really long time, we’re A+ rated with the Better Business Bureau. We won the Angie’s List Super Service Award four years straight. And, you know, we passed the benchmark of the five years of being in business. But five years of being in business 96% of roofers go out of business. So if a roofer is giving you a lifetime warranty, what is that warranty, five years, right? You know, so you want to manufacturers warranty. But if you just get a manufacturer’s shingle warranty, it’ll have so many terms and conditions, it doesn’t cover the labor portion or the replacement.

With the GAF Golden Pledge warranty, that you have to be a Master Elite Contractor as we are. To give it to our customers. It is a real warranty protection plan. And also from our metal roofing program, we have also policy protection that gives you a lifetime warranty on those. These are the last roofs you should ever have to put on your house. So we’re going to give you a 20% off, get an estimate. If you haven’t got your roof inspected, make sure that see if you got a hail claim.

Now, folks, we have to be clear on this too. Anybody that has an insurance claim. There are no discounts. You can’t take advantage of our 20% off because we have to actually lower our margins for the insurance company jobs to be able to run those jobs. At the end of the day, they’re going to make you pay your deductible. You can’t go out and get a discount on your deductible. So, if you’re not an insurance job, you could get a full 20% off the labor material on your new roof, metal or shingle, and we’re giving 20% off on a repair roof too and a tune up. And also we do roof shampoos.

We are doing 20% off on the roof shampoos too so all five service remember, Roof Fix is a solution company. If we can repair your roof we will not sell you a roof if you don’t need a new roof. That’s why we offer five different solutions to our homeowners making us the right choice when it comes to choosing your roofing contractor here because we are going to find a way to fit your budget and we are home of the payment plans with zero percent interest.

We also have long term financing. If you want a real little payment per month you could go long term financing. And we have interest rates as low as 2.9% in most cases. Sometimes 3.9% to 4.9%. The highest rate, and we’re talking about with some not so perfect credit, you know, maybe a bankruptcy or something. And we had 9.9% interest.

Duane Charping

If you don’t think you qualify, check us out, we could help you out with financing. And then we’re home of the zero percent financing on deductibles. We’ll do it on our new metal roofs and shingle roofs with no money down, you don’t have to give a penny down. And you can go ahead and be interest free and no payments until 2022. That gives you almost two years.

They come up with another source of how you want to pay it or just go to a zero percent financing program. So you know, we all try to make it a real good way to purchase roofs here. Roof Fix takes roofing very serious, we take our community very serious. We want to be a good company and as the Owner of Roof Fix, I guarantee your satisfaction. So you know, now’s the best time get ready.

You want to make sure that you’re covered before the storms come in least get on our roof monitoring. You can call our office and say hey, I want that free roof monitoring service. It is a great deal. Now with the roof tuneups and the shampoos. You know, we give you policy protection with the services also. Meaning if you do get a damaged roof, you get 1500 dollars back at the time that we come out and get you a new roof bought.

We write your policy Protection Plan check for 1500 dollars whenever you go into catastrophe. This policy protection is made for homeowners when they get a catastrophe that it gives them a little extra cash flow. It’s a little bit of an insurance policy that we sell with our tune-ups. And with our shampoo.

Ryan Charping

Let me say those shampoos. I mean, every one we do is just an amazing transformation. I mean the amount of money you have invested in changing the aesthetics of your roof, cleaning your roof, making it sanitary. We use a non toxic product. Oh, yeah, it’s unbelievable. And the transformation I mean, the curb appeal is unbelievable.

Duane Charping

And the mold is actually eating away at the current shingles, diminishing the life of your roof.

Ryan Sterling

It certainly is. It breaks down the adhesion properties of it and you know, just causes the granules to fall off. So we don’t want mold growing in our shingles. So take advantage.

Duane Charping

This is a real good deal. This is a great deal for your realtors out there too. Getting your customers homes on the market because if their roofs are streaking, curb appeal is going to affect the resale of your home. And we can make those roofs look brand new for the fractions of the cost of a new roof.

We get a lot of good protection and the person that selling the home, they don’t even have to pay for this until after the home is sold. So you we have them on a deferment programs so they’re not out of pocket at all. You get a nice clean roof when you put your realtor sign out in the front of the house and is going to help you sell the house.

I mean if you are not doing shampoos, now, be careful folks that you’re thinking about trying to clean your own room. Do not put a pressure washer on your roof, you will destroy it. You’ll need definitely a new roof after your pressure spray your roof. They’re not designed to be pressure sprayed. This is a low volume cleaner, non toxic chemical, we have the patent and the equipment that makes sure we do it right. We recommend that you give us a call for a free estimate. We would love to come out and help you out with staining roofs, leaking roofs, roofs that need to be repaired or just somebody that is worried about their roof and they want a peace of mind. We have tune-up packages, free inspections and we can monitor your roof for free. Or take advantage of our company doing a brand new roof for you.

From 20% off on a metal Standing Seam roof, we even have Edco beautiful metal shake roofs. We have roofs that metal that looks like tile. So if you want to tile look and roof on your home, but it can’t support the weight we have a metal system that can so you know we specialize everything when it comes to roofing and we even do for you commercial owners, hotel owners or convenience store owners. We do have roof monitoring for you guys also and inexpensive repair processes that will assure your business will not be affected for roof leaks.

So give us a call at 210-454-2400 Roof Fix guarantees your satisfaction. Guarantees you a low payment program and we will help you with your roofing. We are the roofing company to consider, and when it comes to shopping for a roofing company. Shop no more. We have experienced staff members, and the estimates are free, no obligations. We are there to educate you when it comes to making a roof buying decision.

We’ll give you the facts so you can make an educated buying decision. And the buying decision will definitely be yours. We bring professionals to your home, not a bunch of salespeople, and not a bunch of inexperienced laborers to do this type of work. So check us out our website is Or give our office a call. You can even call us today as you’re listening to the radio show at the 210-454-2400.

If you can’t write it down, we have an easy way for you to remember our number, and that is “210-fix-roof” or if you’re one of the people listening out in the Hill Country. We love doing business with y’all out in the Hill Country. You know, we know it’s hard to find a good contractor out there. We are all set up to take care of you just like you’re local here in San Antonio.

We have warehouses and offices out even in the Kerville area. We will service you guys every day. And like I said, we love doing business with you, you get all the same promotion special offers, and you’ll get really special treatment and I will guarantee your satisfaction too. So if you’re in the Hill Country, we have a local number for you, it’s “830-got-roof”. So just in case you can’t write it down, and then the folks are listening to us at home. You can call us directly our lines are open, and it’s 210-454-2400 or go to Give us a call.

We’re excited to help you. Ryan, you can ask him about any question when it comes to roofing. So go to and put your questions in. He even helps you guys want to do it yourself. You know, we’re all about helping our community and doing, you know, making this thing affordable. We understand that, you know, roofs can tend to surprise people with leaks and problems. But we don’t want anybody to have a roofing leak.

If you’re a military and your family members that your your military family is, is deployed, and you’re they’re taking care of your home, we have a bunch of free services for our military out there. So if they’re deployed and you have a roof leak, there’s no reason to have one make sure you give us a call. We support our military and thank them for everything they do. And you know, we just want to make this this whole roofing experience good for you guys. And we are definitely a safe way to buy a roof and get your discounts out. 20% off as big savings.

Get ready. You know, we’re gonna have a lot of rain coming in to hail season’s in April. Want to make sure you’re prepared for that. So get your roof inspected. But call us, our phone lines are open 210-454-2400. And we thank y’all for tuning in. You know, we’re here live every Sunday on the show and we’re here to answer your questions.

We’ll be bringing in a guest from Wood Forest next week and Wood Forest Banking. They’re one of our premier banking partners, and we want to talk to small businesses and people that are banking you could always find Wood Forest in all your Walmart’s around town, and they have been a great help for Roof Fix, many years of success with them.

Ryan Sterling

What about their hours, man unbelievable.

Duane Charping

Just tune in next week. We’re gonna bring their Marketing Manager and their Vice President into the studio. And if y’all have any questions, just let us know. Reach out to us. Thank you for tuning in to the Roof Fix Show and we’ll see you next Sunday.

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Types of Roofing That Keep Your Home Cool

As the summer months approach and the days get hotter, our number one priority when we are inside is to keep cool.

If you are looking to improve your roofing to maximize your comfort during the hot weather, here are some roof types to consider. 

Tile Roof

One type of tile roofing is a concrete roof. They can be naturally reflective enough to cool the inside of your home, although their appearance is not ideal. Thankfully, concrete tile roofs can be dyed in order to achieve the look you desire.

Concrete roofs are the least expensive style of a tile roof. The thickness of the tile will take longer to heat during a hot day, keeping your house cool for an extended period of time. While they are not waterproof initially, a waterproof glaze can be applied to improve the tile’s durability. 

Another tile roof is the classic terra cotta style roof, which is typically more aesthetically pleasing than concrete. Terra cotta is a curvy shaped tile made out of baked clay - both highly efficient for longevity and weather durability. The curve shape of the tile also improves airflow in your home, perfect for keeping you cool in the summer. It’s only downside is the cost, since it’s more pricey than that of a concrete roof. 

Green Roof

A green roof is just as it sounds, a roof that can be covered with a layer of plants and a thin, waterproof material. Good for the environment and keeping your home cool, this kind of roof is especially common in an urban setting, absorbing the heat in the summer months. It’s also incredibly useful for insulation. This option is a more expensive one, but it is ideal for efficient energy use and saving. 

Metal Roof

The most versatile, affordable and energy-saving option for a roof is a metal roof. They cool fastest at night and reflect light during the day, which reduces heat absorption. Coming in a variety of styles, it can fit anyone’s aesthetic while being practical and a money saver. Metal roofing is also environment friendly since it is recyclable and can last up to 70 years. 

Need Roofing Help?

If you are looking to upgrade your roof or to fix any problems you may have, call Roof Fix San Antonio to speak to a professional. 

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Roof Fix Partners With the San Antonio Food Bank

Roof Fix is thankful to be able to give out hand sanitizer to the community and accept donations for the San Antonio Food Bank.

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How Does HB 2102 Affect Roofing?

If you are interested in getting a new roof in Texas, it is important to know about the new law called HB 2102. Not only does it affect your contractor, but it also impacts you financially and legally. Here are a few things to know about this new house bill.

What is HB 2102?

This is a law that was signed by Governor Abbott and went into effect on September 1, 2019. HB 2102 makes it illegal for contractors to resolve, pay for, wave or decline the payment of your insurance deductible.

What does HB 2102 mean for customers looking to buy a new roof?

You should avoid contractors promising you a free roof as it is now illegal to resolve your insurance deductible. While it may seem like a kind act for homeowners who can’t afford to pay their deductible, in reality, it is causing more harm than good. By agreeing to a contractor’s offer like this, you are unknowingly committing insurance fraud. The contractor will lie to the insurance company that you paid them.

Why are contractors doing this?

There is a lot of competition between companies, and something that draws in clients is low-cost services. It’s safe to utilize deals or coupons for roofing services - but not deals or coupons dismissing the cost altogether. When contactors “wave” your payment, normally it is because they are cutting corners and/or using low-quality resources. So you may be saving money at first, but the cheaper roof won’t hold up to a correctly built roof.

What will customers have to pay for when purchasing a roof?

What you pay is up to your contractor, insurance company and you. You will have to pay your deductible once you get your quote on your new roof. In order for your insurance company to pay the rest, you must show proof that you have paid the deductible. If you have no evidence, then they have the right to deny your claim. If you do not have insurance, you will have to pay all of it in full.

At Roof Fix, we never cut corners. We want to ensure you have the best service and roofing there is! Contact us today to get the process started.

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Roof Fix Radio Show: What's New in Shingles?

Duane Charping discusses some of the new shingles from GAF, including the Architectural HDZ. This roofing shingle has a wider nailing strip to protect roofs from high winds. The wider nailing strip (along with Roof Fix’s metal detectors) ensures that all six nails are holding down the shingles and protecting them from high winds. This new shingle has no wind limit, meaning it won’t come off even in 150 miles per hour winds. Listen to the show to learn more!

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It’s time to raise the roof. You’re listening to the Roof Fix Show with your host Duane Charping shouting from the rooftop over 30 years of Home Improvement experience and roof expertise, solid advice about roof repair, replacement, leaks, insurance claims, warning signs and the ever-popular small print. It’s all about the shingles under the sunshine, the Roof Fix Show.


Happy Sunday, Sunday Sunday San Antonio in South Texas. Welcome to the Roof Fix Show right here on KTSA, news talk radio. We’re glad you could join us today. I hope you’re having a great day. My name is Arnie. I’m sitting in the studio with my good friend and owner of Roof Fix Duane Charping, who will be speaking with shortly, and the service manager of managers, one of the greatest service managers who take great care of you J.R. is in the studio we got a lot on our plate. Today we’re gonna be talking about everything on the roof from the top to in between to the bottom, you name it if it’s part of the roof, you need to be tuning in. And if you’re in need of a new roof, maybe you need a roof repair. Maybe you need a Roof Shampoo, maybe you’re just not sure what you need but you need it. Look that these are the guys. So without further ado, let’s get to the show to my friend Duane Charping.

Duane Charping

Good afternoon everybody. Hey, well I am with J.R. J.R is here to answer any questions that you might have, you can reach him by


If you have any questions, comments or concerns about your roof, you give us a call and I’ll give you an answer. And if I don’t know it, I’ll figure it out.

Duane Charping

And hey, that’s even for the do it yourselfers I’ve got a small project or anything like that, you know, we want to help our community we want to make sure that uh, you know, that a roof is just not a roof. It’s a component system. done right is something that’s going to last you forever. And uh, you know, just start that off with, you know, our warranties that we offer on our roofing program. You know, we can offer the golden pledge warranty because we are a Master Elite contractor for GAF. GAF is the largest roofing manufacturer in North America, and in the whole world, I mean they manufacture more shingles and they have one of my favorite shingles that we just launched out is going to be the new architectural HDZ. This roofing shingle has a 600% wider nailing strip and let me tell you what we’re doing coastal communities and stuff like that. They have tweeted out there that is an inspection firm that’s a third party insurance. And you know, a lot of those roofs failed because they weren’t getting the nails and the nailing strip.


Not only that but not enough nails. On the coast, that’s where we get the strongest wind so if you don’t have enough nails, that’s where you’re missing shingles.

Duane Charping

Well, that’s another thing is where we keep our crews accountable. You know, we use actually metal detectors folks on the roofs to make sure our crews are putting six nails per single Now, this new shingle has no wind limit. I mean, this is an amazing shingle. They put this shingle in a wind environment and got it all the way up to 150 miles per hour. And the neat thing about this was this extra strip, they took also the granules. Both shingles have granules on there. So when you get that bond from the sealant to the nails strip, if it’s going on to granules, it does not have a very secure bond, you’re only getting it bonded to one side.

So when they installed this shingle, they installed the whole single in a wind tunnel and the single did not have one nail. They just laid it out. Let the adhesive and you’d I call it DuraGrip is the most state of the art adhesive. GAF developed it. They’re the only company that has it and DuraGrip will seal against that 600% wider now thin. And then, of course, we’re using six nails per shingle. So we went from 130 miles per hour wind guarantee to a no wind limit and a lifetime warranty a full 50 years on labor and material. This will be the last roof you ever put on your home. And guess what, folks, it’s not going to cost more than any dimensional shingles out there because roof fix, we know how to buy our shingles being a part of the master elite, and we have a huge sale on these shingles. We even have a huge sale on metal roofs. And we are even extending that all the way to repairs and tune-ups.


Now let these people know what that sale is Duane.

Duane Charping

Well you know we’re looking at a full 50% off labor and we are going to go ahead and give some really good payment options that you’ll have available on this too, Zero percent down, zero interest, and no payments until 2022. Or if you’re looking for a really low monthly payment will go zero percent, up to 60 months, that’s five years. And you do zero down. So you know, if you don’t want to come out of pocket, and you’re needing to get that roof, you know, this is a great way to get it. This is our largest sell event of the year. We wanted to start this new year out strong.

Why we’re able to introduce this is because GAF had really given us a lot back for what a great year we had last year, and I wish they could just write me a check for it, Arnie. You know, that would be really nice, right? We’ll be all on vacation together. But they put stipulations to it. They write is that nice big check. It’s a return for the amount of business we’ve done, got to put it back and we have to put it back to the company and we have to do it this campaign. And so this half off labor sale is the real deal its a big savings. And I mean, gosh, what a great way to pay for it.


Duane, what an outstanding opportunity for the local San Antonio residents in the surrounding area 50% off. You just don’t find that anywhere and you’re using nothing but quality products with incredible service. Let’s get back to those shingles that can withstand 150 miles per hour winds. That is amazing. Now those particular shingles Duane, are those as expensive as a standard shingle? And are those shingles for everybody? I know we can certainly use those in places like Houston and Corpus, but then again, my thought is to listen, if you’re trying to protect your home, you want to protect it in all kinds of weather. So that type of shingle to me sounds like it’s the perfect type for just about any home.

Duane Charping

Well, you know, here’s the good news. So they just launched a shingle its the newest developed shingle out there, no limit to the wind. So I mean, this is a huge deal when you’re talking about a lifetime warranty. Fifty years on labor and material, this will be the last roof you put on the house and to answer your question. No, it’s not more than the architectural shingles that we carried. And let me tell you the people that are spending and putting three tabs, man this is the time to upgrade.


You’re just throwing your money away if you’re using three tabs.

Duane Charping

Three tabs only he has a 60 mile per hour wind lift guarantee. And I’m telling you why if you live in San Antonio or any of the coastal regions, all the way down to Houston or, you know, these shingles that the builders are using the three-tab shingles, they are problematic and I mean, you know, we have J.R here he runs my service team. And I tell you what, out of all the service you run GAF, missing shingles. How many are architectural shingles?


I have to tell you the architectural versus three-tab. three tabs gonna be the calls that I get after a storm with a strong wind and people are calling me Hey, I got shingles laying on the ground. It looks like some are missing off my roof when I get there. Nine out of 10 times. It’s gonna be a three-tab shingle.


So J.R is it somewhat of a domino effect? You look up you see one shingle missing, you look up, you see two, maybe there’s five, we as homeowners, you know, is that something where we need to give you a call right away? What type of domino effect does that have on a roof? And how is that gonna affect me the homeowner?


If it already happened to a portion of your roof, it’s gonna keep happening. And a lot of factors go into it. So not only can it come from poor insulation, but also the kind of material you put on your roof. You got to remember it’s an investment. And the roof is what protects the rest of your home. It protects all your assets. Why wouldn’t you put the best material you could possibly get on your roof and it’s, it’s a free upgrade, you’re getting a better shingle with a better wind resistance at no extra price and you’re getting 50% off? It’s a no brainer.


So Duane those shingles that can take up to that 150 miles per hour wind resistance. What about the folks that are listening in Houston and Corpus Christi in the outlying areas of San Antonio where they get a lot of higher winds? Maybe a little worse weather than we get locally right here in San Antonio, is this the type of shingle that they ought to take great interest in for their homes in particular?

Duane Charping

Yeah, absolutely. Because there’s no other single like it. Because we are a master elite contractor with GAF. We are the very first ones to be able to introduce it to you and introduce it to you at no additional cost. Plus, we’re going to give you a 50% off labor and a great way to pay for it with zero percent financing, no money down, you could go all the way up to 60 months, you know, give us a call. I recommend if you haven’t had your roof inspected, or you’re thinking about a roof, you know, we do a no-obligation estimate. We are roof fix we have one-two super service Angie’s List award four years running, a plus rated with the Better Business Bureau number one rated, and we have an experienced staff that comes out and takes care of you. But you don’t call us today. We have phone lines open you can call us at 210-454-2400 Again, that’s 210-454-2400. Or go to

And let me tell you what you get when our staff comes out to your home folks, you get an experienced staff, these are not sales guys. We are here just to educate you. There is no type of sales pressure. We like to meet with the homeowners, show them the styles, the designs, show them the benefits, the features, the estimates take about 30 to 45 minutes, we’re going to use drone technology. We’re going to use infrared cameras up in the attic. And if it’s an insurance claim, nobody knows how to get a claim taken care of like roof fix does. Everybody goes through this type of training. You know, most roofers out there you know, they’re good at figuring out how because they leave these big coin marks all over the place.

But you know, when it comes to wind, they missed the boat all the time. And these adjusters that come out, you know, they’re looking at the side with the missing shingles. You asked the question earlier, does missing shingles if you have three or one, if you have one missing shingles, you could have a problem because here’s the problem with wind, when hits that slope and knock that shingle off, and see the wind that goes around the house at the same speed, it’s already past the house. Now, this is called This is how a plane flies to do you realize a plane does not have the lift that causes a plane to fly. It’s not the air under the wings, is the uplift above the wings. And a lot of people don’t know the physics of how that works. But see wind runs at a pack so that wind that blasts past the house, and the wind that hits the roof and goes over the rooftop, well it’s running at 300 times the speed and as it goes over the slope to catch up with the pack of the wind that went around it and it’s going to catch up.

As the velocity builds up. It breaks the seals on all the shingles on the back of the roof from the up pressure. And that’s, you know, you get those storms, you get those tornadoes. That is because wind runs in a pack. And once you know that, and you know how to inspect for that, you could get a full replacement, but most companies are going to come out, and they’re just going to get you the front slope covered, when really the whole darn roof needs to be replaced. And that’s what you get when you call roof fix. But get your roof inspected. You don’t the manufacturer recommends that even if you have a new roof, get it inspected every year, you could get on our free annual drone inspection where you could have peace of mind, we come out and inspect your roof, and it costs you nothing. We use drone technology and then we check it every year. But here’s the good news. When we have a hail or wind situation, we use a company that’s called hell trace that monitors this 24/7 and when your zip code shows up, we automatically deploy our team to your house the day after our major storm. And we’re gonna check your roof.

So you have peace of mind. And folks, this doesn’t cost you anything. And if you have a roof leak, we’ll do a free temporary repair on it. And then we’ll work with your insurance company and get most of the cost covered, other than your deductible. You know, with this new house bill law, homeowners, you know, have to pay their deductibles, it’s a felony for our contractor to even offer to pay the deductible. And the insurance companies have cracked down this year. They will not release depreciation meaning hold back money, they will not release it until they see the customer has paid the deductible. So this is because the industry got so messed up. You know, there was only a 20% gross profit in a job during a catastrophe. It’s state-regulated, they use a program that’s called Xactimate. So for roofers coming out and paying your deductible.

Let’s say you got a $10,000 roof job with a $2,000 deductible. Well, that’s all his profit. And if he’s giving you the job for free, does that make any sense? It seems too good to be true, it is. What he’s gonna do is leave the felt paper, the pipes, all the accessories, and folks, if you know anything about roofing, it ain’t the shingles it is the accessories that cost all the money. So they could do that, and you get a terrible roof. Well, this affected the mortgage industry, this affected the resale of homes. This affected the whole real estate market across the state of Texas. So they came up with this new house bill, that deductibles cannot be paid. So, you know, go back, look at your insurance policy, lower your deductible, get it down to 1500 or $1,000. So when you get to a storm, you only get to come out of pocket $1,000 but if you have a 1, 2% you know, it’s only about 10 to 15 dollars more a month, to get this better protection. And then you don’t have to be one of those that are going out there trying to use a company that will cheat the system. And let me tell you when you get your deductible paid.

What’s going on? Everything from human trafficking, they’re gonna go down and get. We had Curtis the other day, meet a college kid at a McDonald’s downtown San Antonio when he pulled up in his roof fix truck. The laborers all jumped to the back of his truck. They were so used to roofers coming by down the corner where all the laborers are, that they all jump in the back and these roofers, you know, these roofing companies that paying unskilled labor $50 a day to come out and do your roof. And if you think you’re going to get a good quality job, do you want to be a part of that? I mean, you know, we pay starting at $18 and 50 cents an hour, and depending on your skillset, I mean, this is hard work, folks. And then they tear off the roof, load the shingles from the ground, that’s a big no-no, and then install the shingles. That’s a triathlon, there’s no way you’re going to get a good job. And they’ll only put three nails per single because they’re not getting paid right. And more singles, they put up more money, they can make more faster they can get through it. So this is why you want to do business with an honest roofing company. And you want to make sure your job is done. Right. I mean, come on, this is the roof on your home that protects all your assets. Right?


Well, that’s and that’s not to mention, I mean, we talk Dwayne’s talking about, you know, the roof, and then and all the things that go on top of it, and so forth, and the shingles and the speed and the wind, but J.R, you can probably talk a little bit about this as well. What about dealing with the uneasiness of homeowners having to deal with the insurance company? Are they getting the right roof? Are they getting the right amount of money? Are they doing everything they should be doing? For that roof for that client. I mean, that’s a nerve-wracking thing for any homeowner,


Well, you’d be surprised so a lot of these jobs when I go visit them, you know what, what the insurance might have said needs to get done on the roof when I get out there and I actually place my hands miles on it and I look at it and so and it’s as easy as supplementing you know, I’ll talk to the homeowner and say, your insurance said that we only needed to replace this area, but after looking at it and doing a thermal inspection in your attic, and you know, looking at the roof, not only from the top side, but the underside, we actually need to do you know, X amount of work, you know, to make the roof 100% because when we touch a roof, not only does it make you liable, but we offer you a warranty if we do one of our services, it’s called a tuneup. Oh, that’s a three-year warranty. And all we’re doing is extending the life of your current roof. And we also offer the service of our shampoo which upgrades your curb appeal, it cleans all the algae and all the ugly stains on your roof. Yeah, but if insurance companies, you know if the homeowner tries to deal with them themselves, and they aren’t roofers or they don’t have that extensive construction knowledge and that background that they might not be getting everything they need.


So bottom line, you guys, Duane Charping, J.R, you guys are working not only to make sure they get the right roof, but they get the right construction, they get everything that they need, they get the components and they get the safety, security and well be knowing that their families can be protected underneath that roof. If you’re just tuning in, you’re listening to the roof fix show. My name is Arnie sitting here with Duane Charping. Service Manager J.R. We’re talking roofs and boy, I’ll tell you this the time of year now it’s starting to get windy, rain starting and fall hail may still be coming around. And you know, we’re thankful that roof fix is part of the roofing industry because there’s a lot of fly by nights out there. But not roof fix.

Duane Charping

That’s correct. That’s correct. And you know, we have experts that come out and inspect your roof. So you know what expert testimonial we could go back? Look, we’re not trying to take advantage of the insurance companies and there are a lot of good insurance companies out there. But you know these big insurance companies Sometimes when they’re storms, they will try to minimize claims. I mean, they got multi-million dollars worth of claims, and they can minimize or look for quick fixes. And if you don’t know, you’re, you know, you’re trying to get out cheaply and you’re worried about, you know, deductibles that you know, these are things that can cause confusion and get you a bad roof real fast. And with this new house bill, state law, this came out, insurance companies have to crack down they have to ask and see, they want a copy from us from the customer of the back in front of the check shown the deductible has been paid. So make sure you know, we’re talking about deductibles today. Check your deductible, if you can, for a couple dollars more a month, lower down to $1,000 1500 dollars, get out of those 1% or 2% deductibles because you know, it’s gonna put you in a bad situation to cut corners when you need to get your roof done.


And that’s not the place to do it.

Duane Charping

No, no, not at all. I mean, you know, cuz roofing is all about components. But you know, we have this new shingle that came out with GAF with no wind limits, we are with our masterly standards that we use all professional installers. You know, we were talking about those storm chasers, you know, that are paying deductibles that you can’t, that’s a felony now for the contractor, and it’s insurance fraud for the homeowner. So, you know, you can’t do it no more. And it was being practiced for years. But they finally said Texas has cracked down because of all the problems as it was causing 36,000 consumer complaints at the Better Business Bureau last year alone. I mean, this is a tragedy, making the roofing industry one of the worst industries out there.

And let me tell you, undocumented workers, people that are not background, you know, putting dangerous people that they pick up from a street corner so they could save the money so they could pay your deductible, because like if they give you all their profit, they got to cut corners on the way it gets installed. And I mean, come on, do you really want to attribute to this type of human trafficking, it’s going to come from somewhere you wanted to contribute it to a poor quality roof so when your home goes for an inspection, it fails and you’re going to have to end up putting a new roof on it again because home inspectors are getting wise to these quick-fix roofing companies that are coming out there


Now when you go to do that roof the second time, they’re usually gonna be coming out of pocket since they already use the insurance the first time around.

Duane Charping

They’re gonna pay twice, you know and then you know but you know there’s this a lot of education that needs to be done when it comes to roofing. But you don’t we make it simple for you. We’re gonna help we got experts that come out and look at your roof. We know how to read the wind. I mean, these guys are certified and we have certified installers doing the work. And I mean, what better than a company like roof fix, you know, we’re a plus rated. We got some of the greatest reviews you’ll ever read. We’re the number one rated roofing company that just won Angie’s List award four years running. We are a masterly contractor with GAF only 1% in the hole contractor.

In America, North America has qualified for this award, but we actually spend the training and make sure our staff does a really great job. We don’t leave any nails behind. You know, we’re going to keep a good safe work environment. And we have the biggest sale going making this the best time to get that free, no-obligation estimate. And when our experts come out to your house, these are not sales guys. We are not looking to sell your roof. Matter of fact, we’re the solution company are there to educate. You don’t need a new roof. We’re not going to sell you a new roof or prolong it. We’re the home of the roof tune-up. We also have you just got algae that makes your roof looks so old 99% of the roofers will tell you the replace it. We could do fractions of what it costs to put a new roof on. And we use a shampoo process and a sealer that will give you a five-year extended life on that roof. And we’ll make that roof look like brand new again. So you know to count on us to give you a solution now


Give them the phone number J.R, Give them the phone number the email folks out there listening. Now you have a question. Don’t be shy, you don’t have to call into the show, we’re gonna make it easy for you, we’re gonna give you the phone number, call Duane, call J.R by name. These are guys that own this business, they run this business and they want to help.


210-454-2400. And when you call in, you will not only reach the Best Roofing Company in San Antonio, and soon to be in all of Texas, but you’re going to reach a staff that not only cares about you, but we know what we’re talking about folks, and we want to help you understand what we know. And you can also reach us at


Roof fix. I’m just going to give a quick, quick little bit of love to you guys. Because you did my mother in law’s house. Yes, sir. The very quick story. My mother in law’s in the late 70s, early 80s. She feels you know, she’s at that point in her life where she’s afraid who to call what to do. Who’s going to rip her off who’s going to steal her last penny. She called an existing company. here in San Antonio, they came out before she talked to me I’ve happened to be her son in law. And they came out and they told her that they’re going to put up a half a roof not a full roof but a half a roof. There was some hail damage. And it just sounded really odd and some of the things she had told me so I personally and this is the way I came in touch with roof fix.

Yes, I’m in radio, but I needed some work done. I contacted roof fix, got ahold of Duane, Duane referred me to J.R his service manager. The short end of the story is things came out fantastic J.R looked at the issue, saw the problem, spoke to the insurance company. She got an entire roof. She got additional attributes to her roof and things that they did initially find. And the work was done right. She got a full roof. She’s happy she paid her deductible, but she could never be happier and she’s very grateful to Roof Fix. So

Duane Charping

Tell them, Arnie, to what you know, that was a little fix that we had to do on it too. You had a little issue. You called us out and I think what J.R you haven’t fixed within one hour of the call. So yeah,


Yeah, you know things happen. It’s construction right. There was a minor little area of concern on the patio cover which really wasn’t you know, roof fix, it wasn’t part of the roof right? It’s a patio cover. But they were nice enough to do some work on that there was a minor little leak within one hour of my call to roof fix Duane and J.R they were on the location. They were at that front door, they fixed it on the spot. And it was completed, my mother in law couldn’t be happier. And you know that that that’s what it’s all about.

Duane Charping

With the storm chaser, they would have got the wrong riff. Hey, and real quick cause we’re down to the end of our show. But you know, we’ve done a lot of people’s roofs here in the studio, but we did also Victor’s and there’s a funny story. We’ll keep it short because we’re about to roll out here. But Victor, when they pulled up at his house, they had a Uhaul trailer. And they were throw ing shingles off there. And the funniest story ever Victor. He would say they only were doing half of his roof also, and you know, they come out and then the police department shows up, arrests the roofing contractor.

The Uhaul trailer has been stolen for weeks. And they finally tracked it down at Victor’s house. He got in the middle of the contracting situation called us. We went out there and looked at it. We replaced his whole entire roof. We got him whole again. And you know, we got through the riff-raff. I mean, I really recommend folks get that estimate, take advantage of our largest sale event of the year half off the labor. I mean, this is a full 50% off of your labor, zero percent down zero percent interest, no payments. For 2022. Our estimates are no obligation. They’re free, call us up 210-454-2400 210-454-2400, or go to


We’ll see you next week. Ladies and gentlemen. Have a great rest of your weekend and until next Sunday. Have a blessed day.


See you later.

Roof Fix San Antonio Radio Show

Roof Fix Radio Show: Protecting Homeowners

This week on The Roof Fix Show, host Duane Charping is joined by special guests Ulysses Logan and Scott Fraiser to discuss roof problems affecting South Texas homeowners.

The terms and conditions of insurance policies and from other roof companies can really hurt homeowners, but Roof Fix is different. We help you understand the terms and conditions and we’ll make sure your roof is operating at maximum capacity.

Learn all about it in this week’s episode!

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It’s time to raise the roof. You’re listening to the roof fix show with your host Duane Charping shouting from the rooftops over 30 years of Home Improvement experience and roof expertise, solid advice about roof repair, replacement leaks, insurance claims, warning signs and the ever-popular small print. It’s all about the shingles under the sunshine, the roof show here’s Duane.


Happy Sunday and welcome to the roof fix show with host and owner of Roof Fix Duane Charping in the studio we’re gonna be talking about a lot of things from the top of the roof to the bottom of the roof and everything else in between. But most importantly, we’re glad you’re here. So let’s get a big shout out from all of you in South Texas ladies gentlemen, without further ado, Duane Charping.

Duane Charping

Hello, hello everybody. I hope you’re having a great Sunday and that was a wonderful introduction, Arnie. You know, we’re trying to bring a little bit of life to our show every week and you know, Roof Fix, we are a public service company that, you know, when we do these shows this show is all about protecting our homeowners, making sure they’re vetting their contractors, making sure they understand how insurance works. Making sure they know about this new house bill. You know that it is a felony for contractors to come in and introduce or try to pay a deductible. This law was just passed and is being enforced and new things are happening in the insurance company. So we’re going to be getting into these things, but I want to bring in two special guests. We have Scott Frazier. Say hello to everybody, Scott.

Scott Frazier

Hello, everybody.

Duane Charping

And we have Ulysses Logan. Now you know he right here in this room. We have some major experience when it comes to home improvements. Scott has, you know started his career out early in the business with Sears ran a multi-million dollar company. He was his experience and Home Improvements is that everything that you can think of from replacement windows to Hardie plank siding to even down to those days of vinyl siding and is a roofing expert today and you Ulysses comes from a really big construction background runs a very successful company called roof fix in Houston, of course, you know, that’s our we all work together here and bringing these guys in, we can be you know, we can be a great help to answer some of those difficult questions and how to vet your contractors.

Also, Scott wants to talk a little bit about protection on warranty plans, what to look for, what to expect from what other contractors are doing. And you know, of course, it’s always those terms and conditions. You know, that’s where roof fix makes a solid difference. So many roofers, I mean 100% of them are not going to cover if they damage things around your home like your driveway, water lines, AC lines, these things could cost you thousands of thousands of dollars additional and we want to tell you if you think you’re paying less, and you get to this situation, you’re going to end up paying a whole lot more money. So, you know, we want to show you what to look for how to handle your insurance, where to take a big hand in that, you know, so in most cases, people that need to think they need to hire or get legal action needed, talk to our team, have them come out and evaluate your home.

This is the best time and it’s not too late for you guys back in April, that if you don’t know if you have damage to get that free inspection, we want to sign up our homeowners for annual inspections. Where, we inspect your home once a year we use drone technology thermal camera systems, and there’s absolutely no charge for this. But before we roll out this show, this talk about roof fix. Again, I’m Duane Charping. I’m your host and I am the owner of Roof Fix.

We talk about anything under the sunshine you can email me at or, you know, call our office, if you would like to schedule an appointment 210-454-2400 or  you can just dial 2106 fix roof, that’s for you people that, you know, don’t remember numbers. I was like those accolades, but uh, you know, we just try to make it easy to get a hold of us seven days a week.

We are here for you guys. And we want to come out and make sure your roof is operating in a good capacity. So you get preventive maintenance. Yeah, but we have some really exciting things to tell you. We have one again, and this is amazing recognition because Angie’s List has become a world leader and they would not even exist guys, if there weren’t bad contractors, right? They have grown to be bigger than even the Better Business Bureau. You know, I mean, more people are relying on Angie’s List and the reason why Angie’s List exists. Because there are so many bad contractors, they become a source for homeowners to be able to try to find these contractors.

And, you know, there’s a lot of bad stories, right, Scott, I mean 36,000 consumer complaints last year in roofing alone, just in our area. And you know, this, the Texas market works a lot differently. You know, I mean, if you want to be a roofer go down there and sign up, and then put people’s homes at risk. I mean, a rooftop is the most important part of your home and protects everything there. And I’m telling you, if it wasn’t for the organization, organizations like Angie’s list are helping homeowners find good contractors, we would be at a lot of trouble. Those complaints would be a lot higher. Wouldn’t you agree Ulysses?


Absolutely. You know the one thing you got to remember is skill never is cheap. And cheap labor is not a skill. So don’t get yourself caught up.

Duane Charping

Yeah, it is so easy. I mean, we’re all frugal here, right? I mean, when we try to buy things and for home but you know, that’s the difference with roof fix. I mean, you know, when you come out and talk to customers, you would consider yourself an educator. Right? That’s right. Yeah. But you’re gonna break it down. I mean, you’re not there to fast talk somebody. I mean, you’re there. You know, look at our reviews. I mean, customers talk about you all the time Scott. I mean, you take the time to educate the consumer so they make an educated buying decision. You know, I mean, if you don’t show a good point, there’s no I mean, there’s not a reason to do business with you.

Scott Frazier

Information is power.

Duane Carping

Yeah. And I mean, you’ll have to have a reason to buy and if we can’t give them that reason to buy, we don’t twist any arms or, or use any trickery. I mean, it’s either you know, we’re a good fit for you or we’re not I mean, if you want a good quality job, you want good skilled labor. You know, we are a master elite contractor with GAF all of our installers are masters and certified through the GAF program, we won to triple excellent award And then a little intro about Angie’s List and what they do for our community. We are four years running, super service award-winning Angie’s List contractors, we are preferred number one over every single roofing company, rating us, number one. I mean, that’s a lot to be said. And a lot of hard work we all had to do in this room. Would you agree? I mean.


Absolutely. A lot of blood, sweat and tears. And you know, at the end of the day, we want to do things right, no matter what

Duane Charping

You know, and take care of our customers and change an industry. I mean, you know, how many people go out there trying to sell a cheap roof? You know, I mean you see all kinds of stuff, even though the human trafficking where they’re hiring people off the street for $50 a day to get on your home and do you want that type of quality? Like you said, Ulysses, you know, to get a certified contractor, skilled labor, you know, we got to pay the wages.

Scott Frazier

You know what they say. I mean, this was a saying from Benjamin Franklin, he said the bitterness of poor quality remains long after the sweetness of low prices forgotten and unless you’ve been in that shoe those shoes and a lot of the people we visit with on a day to day basis, they went down that road, get these prices, and I’m like, Oh my gosh, well, this company so much cheaper than this company. Well, you go down that wrong road, you get that done. They take shortcuts, and it’s just not worth it.

Duane Charping

Well, you know and folks, you got to watch out for those. You know, we call I call them a prima donna company, though companies that are doing it right, that are adding so much inflation for doing the job right here at Roof Fix. We give a good balance. I mean, look, we deal with the most educated people in this whole community engineers, lawyers, doctors, you know, these people are very analytical conservative, and they want to make sure that they’re getting their job done right. And they feel a lot of pain when things are not done right. You know, and so 90% of roofers can’t even work for these customers.

And you know as Homeowners, we’re tired of the headaches of just misled promises, you know, oversold and under-delivered, you know, we guarantee your satisfaction. And as an owner, I am committed to every homeowner that does business with us. And I will make sure that my team, that I am only successful because of my team, and how they deliver and how they bring our service to you. You know, we’re gonna do a great job making sure there are no nails left behind. You know, we even had a job in Houston, that you did that, uh, the dog’s name was Molly, right?


Molly. Yep.

Duane Charping

Yep. And I mean, that customer, she was not going to trust anybody with Molly in that backyard or any contractor to come over their house. And I mean, you know, keep it ridiculous, but some people might think that’s ridiculous. Hiring a contractor due to a dog named Molly, you know, but, you know, we did a shampoo service down there, right?


Yup did a shampoo service and it was excellent. Molly was taken very good care of and our pets are our families. So that’s the one thing you always got to remember. You know, we didn’t want to let Molly out and you know have her go down the street so we actually had somebody just sit there and with Molly and take care of her

Duane Charping

And we swept the yard with metal detectors with the highest power magnets in the industry that we do for all of our customers. Because your children and your pets are important to us. And these are the things that roof fix does that we pride ourselves on detail for the type of customers we serve. But you know it gets more exciting than that just winning the Super Service Award for years running. Again. We are so excited we want to bring this to KTSA customers.

We are going to bring it straight to you guys. 50% off labor is one of our largest roofing sales but we’re not only going to do it for our Shingle Roofing, and our Shingle Roof market, but we are going to do it for metal roofs. We are also going to do it for all services and repairs. And if you got a leak, call us it’s free, we’ll come out and do a temp. And we’ll help work with your insurance company or give you an awesome solution. This is one thing I can say about our team is we’re honest, and we want to earn your business. We’ve been doing this for a really long time, right guys, I think we got right here in this room over what, 75 years, 75 years of experience of being in the business, and we all come from a customer service industry that roofing has never seen. You know, that’s why we shined and grew and went up the chain here.

There are home improvement companies, you know, doing a fairly good job. And you know, there are a few good roofing companies that have been here for a really long time, but they still have those terms and conditions. They still run and operate. The standard roofing way and roof fix is going to make a big difference to that all the way down to the warranties we offer. You know we offer the best warranties in the industry. Another thing is we’re going to inspect what we expect. You know, we’re going to go ahead and give you a photo documentary of your job. And then yearly, we are going to go ahead and drone fly and put you on a service plan when you sign up with roof fix to get your roof monitored, folks, we got almost all the customers in the dominion doing this. You know, they had that big ol hailstorm and you know tile roofs you want to keep on tracking and making sure everything’s working properly. They have really expensive homes, and these are large homes, but we do the service for free for everybody. And we will monitor your roof. And when a hailstorm because you are in our system and bad weather comes.

We use a product called hail trace. It alerts us of the zip code and we will automatically come up to your home and start inspecting the very next day and using free temps and we’ll also help you with your insurance company. So all you have to expect to pay out of pocket and that type of catastrophe will be your deductible. And we’ll talk a little bit about that we’re going to go into a little bit more on warranty. But when you on deductibles with this new bill and this new law, there is no negotiating out of the deductible anymore. Those days are is a felony, you could get in trouble for it. Also, when you take the insurance companies with exact a mate, and how they use the software, they regulate in a catastrophe of a gross profit only being 20%. and due to that, and if you got somebody paying a $2,000 deductible on a $10,000 job, how can he do a good job of is doing it for no profit? Well, I’ll tell you why. He’s going to use cheap labor the cheapest out there, he’s going to only go down to the felt paper he’s going to reuse the pipes, and in some cases, we’ve seen them lay over the existing shingles and not even tear off the roof.

Victor here in the studio had his contractor was arrested for using a stolen u haul trailer. to dump his roof, you know, Arnie’s mother got ripped off by a storm chaser that made her sign an agreement that they were going to bless her with making the insurance company pay for your roof. Bless her with making the insurance company pay for your roof, folks, you’re insured. If your roof is damaged, the insurance company’s gonna pay for your roof. That’s why we have homeowners insurance. So don’t let these guys come out of town come in here and act like they’re doing you any favors. Because they’re not. They only got half of her roof covered. Tim Carmichael is the one who went out there we got the whole roof bought and paid for and she only had a $500 deductible and she got a $22,000 roof. I mean, I would love to get a roof for $500.

So you know we are not expensive, but when it comes time in a catastrophe, but we do we give a lot of upgrades to install a better roof, you know by using premium underlayment advanced starters that give you 130 mile per hour wind lift guarantees you know we use ridge ventilation systems but you know not ridge vents people are giving away ridge vents because they’re putting that stuff up wrong. You know we actually reinforced the ridge vents but most ridge vents don’t always work so we will go in there and we will put the attic fans or solar vent fans and we use this part during insurance to make proper ventilation we make sure the soffit vents are working. We make sure all warranty is in place. And when you do business we’re roof fix that’s the warranty different and protection you’ll get for no other company, lifetime warranties on most of our roof systems with real protection and the best repair warranties in the industry. What are most people’s warranty on their roofs Scott one year?

Scott Frazier

1-3 years and most of them were one year and we see a lot of appointments come across where people are having problems with their roof and it literally says in the notes on the appointment sheet. The customer had the roof done two years ago and they have a leak in the living room in the dining room and I went looked at a roof just last week where this poor lady, she not only had two leaks but when I inspected the whole roof, there were all kinds of things that the roofer two years ago he did her roof and took a bunch of shortcuts and didn’t do the flashing of the wall properly. They didn’t flash around the chimney, the nailing pattern wasn’t correct. there were all kinds of problems and, at the end of the day, we could not repair her roof. She needed a whole new roof. And she lost her husband a year and a half ago. And so the affordability was challenging so poor customer’s paying a whole lot more than what she should have been paying.

Duane Charping

So she was probably when that storm chaser came out that did that to her and says, Look, I’m gonna take care of your deductible, especially after the loss of a husband. I mean, man, she was in a vulnerable place. Right. But do you think the contractor really paid for her deductible? It doesn’t sound like it sounds like a lot of shortcuts to me, you know, so if it’s too good to be true, it is right? Absolutely. So, you know, that’s what we try to educate and teach our consumers there. We don’t want you to pay too much money forward. That’s why we offer solutions. We are the only company and that lady down in Houston with a dog named Molly. She thought she needed a brand new roof. Right, Paul on Ken5, the weatherman. He thought he needed a new roof right? I am telling you it goes on and goes on.

We do all the work for the Spurs players, a lot of spurs players. We’re doing Matt Bonner’s house right now, he was ripped off by a roofing contractor during a storm chase, and we had to do a tune-up on his roof. Only one year after it was installed. It goes on and on, folks. So these are reputable people in our community that have been taken advantage of roof fix comes with solutions. One is that roof was a bad It just had algae buildup and folks if you got algae buildup or streaking on your roof, it is literally eating away on your shingles. And you do need to get the algae off insurance your insurance company wants you to get that checked at least once a year. But please do not get up there with a pressure sprayer. And please don’t go up there and try to do it yourself.

When you loosen up that algae in the roof it becomes real slippery, and you could be at risk of getting hurt really bad, we use a low-pressure volume system that could clean with a special non-toxic chemical that can remove and make that roof brand new. And for fractions of the cost of a new roof, that solution number one, solution number two, you might just need a simple repair solution. Number three, you might want policy protection with your repair. And we do a complete tune-up, we give you policy protection, meaning if that roof leaks within three to five years, we are going to cover every damage that occurs, give you peace of mind and inspect that roof every year and make sure that you are covered. And that’s fractions of the cost of a new roof. So you know, these are solutions well before you need a new roof. And we have the largest service team in San Antonio, that are our employees that come out and do these services and do these shampoos and do it remarkable job, Paul with Ken’s five was so pleased you could go to our website at and look at our last great day SA and performance and essays a great day SA like Good Morning America, but it’s something Ken five been doing for a really long time.

I’m an honors guest on that show monthly. And we just love the feedback that Paul got. We got their executive producer, we got our rep that takes care of us. We did tune up on them. And we are doing jobs through the voice of Ken five and doing business that when they refer us, they know we are number one and that’s what Paul said there is not another company I could ever recommend, other than roof fix. And that’s strong and I recommend you guys if you have not had your roof inspected, or now’s the time to buy, we are doing 50% off the labor 50% off of shingle roofs, metal roofs and you know what anybody type of repair tuneup or shampoo is included on the 50% off labor, our largest sale of the year. This is the time to get your estimate. And if you know you think it’s too late to file a claim on last year’s damage.

And folks, if you live in Boerne, just two weeks ago, we have two claims already paid for by State Farm, and also USAA. We have got two claims already done and we’re working on many more. They did get Hail Damage up there. So give us a call. If you don’t know, get on our inspection list. It is free 210-454-2400 or go to to get on our schedule seven days a week. We will take your phone calls, we can come out and see you as soon as this Saturday A estimate. Give our listeners what it consists of and how when we come out, this is educating.

I mean, we’re not out selling you anything, can you give them a just, and it is very important when you set up an appointment with us, you know, to have both homeowners there. So you can explain color selections, options, repairs, there’s an educated process. And then if it’s not a good fit, we’re not going to try to get you to buy something. But with this half off-price, I forgot to mention, you could also half off the labor or for you guys that can’t afford the roof right now. How about you take advantage of our zero percent interest, no payments until 2022 at zero percent interest, or if you’re just looking for a real low, affordable monthly payment. Look, you don’t have to put not a penny down, zero down. I’ll give you zero percent interest for 60 months. There should be no reason why you don’t get your roof looked at with those three options. And you’ve got a roofing company that’s going to come out and show you solutions. We’re not out there to replace a roof on homes of people that don’t need a new roof. We want to prolong your roof, but let them know Scott, what’s the average time you spend with them? And what do you think about that and could you cover a little bit about warranty too?

Scott Frazier

Yeah, so the first thing we want to do when we come out there is we’re going to get a drone up in the air and we’re going to take a really close look at the roof. We’re going to look at your penetrations, we’re going to look at the valleys, areas around your chimney, all of the areas where if you were ever going to get a leak, that’s where it would be. Once we do that, we’re going to take really good pictures of everything come into the house kind of walk you through what we saw. We’re going to show you all the pictures and we’re going to basically give you a solution and as Duane said, the solution is not always a new roof.

We offer roof tuneups, where we can tune your roof up for a fraction of the cost and we guarantee those tuneups. There’s just a lot of other different options a the shampoo option we talked about. But if you do need a new roof, we’re going to walk you through from start to finish exactly what we do, how we do it. We’re going to show you videos we’re going to show you before, during and after pictures. And also we’re going to give you one of the strongest warranties in the industry. A lot of folks when they come when they buy a roof, they get a 25-year shingle or a 30-year shingle.

And with that usually comes a one-year labor warranty or three-year labor warranty. And if all you have is a three-year labor warranty, that means if you start having problems year four or year five, that roofer either is not going to come out and fix it, or they’re going to charge you a lot of money to come out there and do that repair. When you do roofing with roof fix. We come out there and if we do a 25-year shingle, you’re going to get a 25-year labor warranty. If you do a lifetime shingle, you’re going to get a lifetime warranty on all of the labor work. But in addition to all of that, we’re also going to be able to show you progress pictures throughout the job.

We have a quality control program. This is a program where our Senior Project Manager comes out in the middle of the job. He takes a look at the job really close up, he’s going to look and make sure that the nailing pattern is proper. He’s also going to make sure that they’re using six nails per shingle and that the nails are not being overdriven. This is why roof fix feels very, very comfortable giving you such a strong labor warranty.

Duane Charping

Do you have anything to add to that?


Just remember that you know, we have the best warranty in the entire industry. We go all over the state of Texas.

Duane Charping

And you know, you got managers here in the studio. You got owners, you know if you are not 100% satisfied, you call me I am the owner and I will listen to everybody’s concerns. And I offer solutions. Look, we can make a mistake folks, but I will guarantee we’ll be transparent, honest and always make it right. Our customers are guaranteed to be 100% satisfied. As long as they’re looking for a solution, we will deliver it to them. We will take care of them. And you know, we want to keep it safe for your pets like Molly. We want to keep it safe for your kids. We want to put quality people to your home and we want to do an excellent job. So take advantage, half off labor. This is on shingle roofs, metal roofs, we are talking about repairs, tuneups, and shampoos, all you have to do is call us and call us today. 210-454 -2400 Again, that’s 210-454-2400 or just go to

Hey, we had a wonderful show. We enjoy you guys for tuning in. And, you know, we love to answer these questions. And Scott, thank you for that segment, especially on warranty and the difference. Watch out for the terms and conditions. You know, if you have any questions if you don’t want to necessarily do business yet but you need to stop doing bad business. You can always call to talk to us. And we will always put on you know, take off our estimating hat and we’ll put on that hat to give you the right knowledge and what you need to know when it comes to buying a roof. So you do not become that statistic.

We are so proud of our reputation and what we have done again four years running super service Angie’s List award winner, this is why we’re bringing it to you here at Roof Fix. So make sure you go to our website or give us a call at 454-2400 that’s 210-454-2400 or go to talk to y’all next Sunday. Hope y’all have a great day and we love you and can’t wait for your questions. And we will be right back on the air for another segment. So please tune in and let’s keep it real.


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Roof Fix Radio Show: How to Avoid Roof Contracting Scams

This week on The Roof Fix Show, Duane Charping is joined by Ryan Sterling to address a customer email. Duane and the team contacted by a customer who was trapped in a contract from a general contractor who was not providing the services requested but was still demanding payment. Roof Fix and our legal team were able to get the customer out of that situation and deliver on everything the customer needed.

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It’s time to raise the roof. You’re listening to the roof fix show with your host Duane Charping shouting from the rooftop over 30 years of Home Improvement experience and roof expertise, solid advice about roof repair, replacement, leaks, insurance claims, warning signs and the ever-popular small print. It’s all about the shingles under the sunshine, the roof fixture here’s why.

Duane Charping

It’s Sunday, everybody, this is the Duane Charping and owner of roof fix and your host here at the roof fix everything under the roof radio show we talk about here and we’re here to meet your needs. And I’m accompanied here with my co-host, Ryan Sterling.

Ryan Sterling

Hey guys, how’s it going?

Duane Charping

We got a lot of great news. We got some big things happening and we want to thank all the emails that are coming in you know you can if you have any questions or problems or issues, just let us know. You know we had an email last week about a customer that was having a problem with a general contractor that was tying them to a contract but was not living up to his obligations. And they needed our help to get them out of the contract and I simply when reviewing the contract agreement that they had. And they had given the contractor some money down. He delivered materials but did not deliver the workmanship was continuing to have leaks. So they wanted to hire a new roofer to take over because the guy was not meeting up to his obligations. They hired a new roofer. And then this roofer came back and was trying to get them penalized for a breach of contract and was trying to get them to pay the whole amount. I mean, it was a pretty ugly scene wasn’t it? And so anyway, we’re glad to be able to help this customer. One of the things that we did not see on the contract was a three day right of rescission that has to be a number 12 font, and by the Federal Trade Commission and, and doing business here in Texas, anytime a sale is done in the home, you have what’s called a three day right of rescission. And because that commerce was not practiced, that was not a null end void contract. The contractor did not have any leg to stand on. And right now is being audited by the Federal Trade Commission due to his bad practices, bullying of the customer showing up on their doorstep, disrespecting the Mrs. of the home, and we are so happy to be involved with that and use our legal team. And that all came through just a simple email the customer emailed and says, Hey, what do I do? I listen to your show all the time. This guy is threatening and then the guy puts a lean right on their house. And you know, you can’t lean a house because of a breach of contract. The only time you can put a lean on a house if you provided services, goods, and material that were delivered, and the customer wasn’t paying that bill, right then you could go put what’s called a mechanic’s lean.

Well, he went out and put a mechanic’s lean on their home without even doing the work. So this contractor, and you know, you can’t believe I mean, this is this contract has been around for years. You know, we’re not gonna put them out on the air or call them out. But we just gotta say, if you ever get yourself in that situation, you know, that’s what we’re here for. We are here to clean up an industry, you know, so many times, you know, you hear, you know, especially in politics and this and that, you know, everybody wants a president that does the right thing, you know, but Oh, don’t build a wall. Don’t do this. But then they’ll go hire a roofer. So they can save money on their deductible, that uses human trafficking to put the roof on. Talking out of both sides of your mouth, right? I mean, if you’re getting something for nothing, somebody is paying the price for it. That’s it, you know, there are some bad practices going on out there. And typically, you know, you’re getting a bad job and don’t even know it. I mean, you’re not there when the roofs going on. And a lot of people think a roof is a roof.

Now there are lots of ways to cheat a roof. Most contractors are what we see is are using three nails per shingle right? It doesn’t even meet any warranty standard out there at all, but a three nail pattern is a lot faster to install. They’re reusing the underlayment meaning they’re not tearing down to the decking, not expecting the decking. And let me tell you when we’re working insurance claims, that’s when we find all the problems, a lot of added problems from the decking, and then you know, not using the right component systems and get the warranty and protection.

Well, you know, if you’re taking an insurance job that only pays 20% profit and overhead, that saves a $10,000 job, but you have $2,000 deductible, the contractor decides to pay that deductible. How the heck is he gonna do your job with only 8000 when he only made $2,000 profit, but he gave that back to the deductible he’s gonna cut corners. Yeah, he’s not gonna do the job for free guys. So he’s going to cut labor find some guys out there on the corner street that jumps in the back truck for $50 to $75 a day. That’s one way he can make money. Another way he can make money he’s leaving down the fountain reuse the components of spray painting them and make them look new and just give you new shingles or even an overlay where it cuts back to first run around the house. And it looks like it’s a single layer, but then you end up when you look at the other roof you got two-three layers. I got houses out there we do rooftops, you got seven layers a dang felt

Ridiculous, but that is what’s commonly practiced. This is why we are the worst industry rated at the Better Business Bureau 36,000 consumer complaints. And typically that’s because everybody’s trying to get a deal that’s kinda cutting under the profit and overhead, right? I mean, you try to do that at McDonald’s and try to cut out that profit and overhead, I’d like to see what kind of burger you’re going to eat. You know you won’t do that. But you will do it when it comes to your roof. So be careful these roofers. You know, when working with insurance, we have a set state-regulated price. And now with this new House Bill 2023 that came out and was passed in April. This house bill is a felony if your contractor submits or talks to you about paying your deductible. So now you know when you’re talking to a contractor, he says he’ll pay your deductible. Do you wanna do business with a felon? Cause he already showed his colors. I mean, he’s like I’ll pay your deductible. Now you know you gotta hustling little felon that’s gonna do something wrong because it is a felony and it is insurance fraud. And you know, it’s a pretty serious offense for the homeowner too.

So this house bill is being practiced and is being regulated. And now most insurance companies have not all I’m seeing, you know, we’re having to go back and prove the deposit of the deductible being paid, showing the front and back of the check and the deposit slip that we ran the check. I mean, getting used to this new house bill, has been a lot of change that we had to do internally at our office. So we could get your depreciations released. Folks, depreciation, that’s a funny word the insurance company uses it should be called hold back money. A lot of homeowners when they hear depreciation, they don’t think they’re getting that money. And then they go out there and do what the insurance companies want. Go out there and get the cheapest price and then not get the depreciation money cause you think you got a deal over some cheap contractor doing your job. You got a bad job, nobody invoices the insurance company and they say 3000 or 4000 and then you got a really cheap job done. Well you know that’s what you count on with roof fix is we are going to take care of all those headaches for you. We install an amazing roof system.

We’re a Master Elite contractor, and we have really great news we are so happy about we have won the Angie’s List Super Service Award, four years running, and at the same time, we have been awarded by GAF the triple excellent award. And this is some exciting news for you guys because man we came out with a really great sale in November. And people took advantage of it. Well, what came along with this triple excellent award was $1 rebate back for every bundle shingles we bought last year that we can apply to a sale. So we are going to announce it to you guys before anybody else. This is a limited time offer. With the phones called this offer can run out in two to three weeks. We have so much Co-Op money to work with. But we are going to do half off labor on metal and shingle roofs. We’re going to use up this Co-Op money to help cut the cost of our roofing so you can get the roof at absolute the best price. Now, if you have an insurance claim, these sales do not qualify because we’re on different margins and its against the new house bill to discount an insurance claim in any way or to get the roof done for free. All you have to do is pay your deductible so you can’t get a sale applied. All right. However, if you are paying out of pocket or looking to upgrade your roof, our architectural lifetime warranty shingle has the best dorm damage guarantee in the industry, labor materials covered for life. for 50 years, it will be the last roof you put on your home. And we are doing half off the labor that’s 50% off labor. Or you could take advantage of five years, zero percent interest with no money down. Or you if you need to just not pay anything for the first two years. If you want to wait till 2022 and zero percent interest, no money down to make your first payment, and 2022 you can definitely go that route also. Both of them are the best deal that we could give. It is definitely the time to get your roof looked at.

Now, we pride ourselves on being a solution company. You know, if you don’t need a new roof, we’re not gonna sell you a new roof. We run one of the biggest service departments J.R. is the head of that department. Ryan Sterling here is the head of all production run in our company and quality control. He’ll take care of customers he inspects what we expect. So you make sure you’re getting the service provided. Everybody’s GAF certified as installers with us background checked, we know who’s coming out to your home, right? We have a no nail left behind policy where we’ll clean up your yard or continue going back until every nail is lifted out of that yard. You know, we care about your animals, we care about your family, we’re going to go the extra mile. And we’re going, to be honest, all of our guys have high integrity, our estimates are no obligation. Matter of fact, we won’t twist your arm we’re not gonna ask you to buy. We’re going to educate you. We’re going to inform you, educate you and show you why it’s a benefit to do business with roof fix. And because of that, we have won the Super Service Angie’s List four years running, you know, we maintain an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau. Go read our reviews on Google. I mean, you can see that you know, the proof is in the pudding right on the outstanding service but you got more than that. You got to own or like me, and you got somebody Working hard as a project manager like Ryan’s Sterling here, that we will guarantee your satisfaction, right? You know, if we make a mistake, we’ll be transparent about it, we’ll correct it. And again, we do not hide behind terms and conditions, folks, read those contracts, turn them over. If they crack your driveway, if they hit an ac line, if they hit a water line, they do not cover those damages and those could cost thousands of dollars. If we break it, we fix it. That’s what you can count on at roof fix. And we recommend that everybody gets an estimate, you know, or gets the roof looked at if they haven’t had the roof looked at. We have a repair team. We have people that just want peace of mind, want to take advantage of what’s called policy protection, tuneup plan we annually and will do this for anybody, even if you don’t get a tune-up or do any service for us. If you just want to call us to say I want to be on your annual once a year roof inspection plan.

So y’all come out, do the photos, drone photos, show us our roof is in good condition. That’s absolutely no cost to you. But if you need a repair, we could give you an inexpensive repair. If your roof has algae, and you know algae and that fungus and lichen. They are eating away at the shingle, they store up heat, making your roof not as efficient. Deteriorating your roof and we could prolong the life of it by doing what we call roof shampoo. It’s a non pressured non-toxic chemical that cleans that roof preserves it we go back with a sealer to tighten up all the granules, give you a five-year warranty. And policy protection that goes along with that, whenever it comes a time that you need a new roof, we will credit you 1500 dollars at a time you need a roof, we will credit that towards your new roof. And that’s with the tuneup that’s with the shampoo. And that’s with policy protection. So policy protection guarantees that we keep all pipes sealed, keep the roof healthy, very inexpensive policy protection plan. It’s a way to get your roof repaired and protected and peace of mind for a little bit of the cost. That’s what a roof tuneup means folks. And then if you want to go to roof replacement, we do metal roofs. We do shingle roofs, we do tile roofs, we do all roofs, folks, this is what we do we do very well. You know, we do have a full general contracting service. So if you want a one-stop shop and you like our performance and how we do business, you know, we could do everything for you in your home.

We’re really encouraging you even if you aren’t thinking about a new roof, or if you haven’t gotten your roof inspected. Call us 210-454-2400 call today. We have people answering your phone calls seven days a week. We have the most state of the art phone room, these people are skilled. They know what they’re talking about. Jenelle is amazing. We’ve been bragging all week of how awesome and friendly she is and how she gets your information and she follows up she makes you that our guys are never late. She keeps you well informed. You know, communication is something I’m really proud that all of our team members have done a really good at job-solving in 2019 and going into 2020. You’ve got some really top performers working in our office? We certainly do.

Ryan Sterling

Let me tell you about yesterday we had a little bit of storm damage come in and one of our customers under policy protection. I went out and visited in the morning to see what was going on. They had a roof leak, J.R had his crew our service manager out there the same day. They had five foot of ridge cap blow off, and they were fixed before we have this weather come in tomorrow. So same day service.

Duane Charping

You know we are notorious for that, right? You can read that in our reviews, right? If rain is coming in. And we get a call even if you’re not a customer, right? Do free temps for our community. We did six of them last week with the weather coming in. And good to say we kept all those people dry before the storms were coming in and so something we value, we’re looking for a long term relationship with our customers. We’re not looking to make all our money on the first job, our profit and overhead are very reasonable. And when you get really great companies, they charge really high prices. You know, we didn’t become number one, number one rated by overcharging our customers, we do educate you and show you the difference of buying a right roof system than a wrong roof system. And that’s not that’s just not taking advantage of our customers. You know, we want to make sure we’re not destroying the wind bracing by adding inadequate ventilation or ridge vents. You know you hear so many people giving away ridge vents, right? Well, ridge vents do work only in the proper applications. And so if they’re not taking full inspection like we use thermal cameras, we see the flow of that ventilation, we make sure to soft that has the right intake, the right exits, and we’re making sure we’re getting maximum efficiency and keeping moisture out of your attic in the wintertime and keeping the heat down in the summertime turns out to save your shingles, saves your utilities gives you a long-lasting roof.

Like I said, folks, if you buy a roof from roof fix, it’s most likely the last roof you’ll ever put on your house again, right? And we pride ourselves on doing the job, right. That’s why we’re a master elite GAF certified contractor, only 1% of your contractors in America qualify to be a master elite. And by being a master elite, we get these additional advantages, like the savings that we’re getting from GAF now that we’re able to pass the savings, give you a 50% off labor and the best financing out there. We’re not making any money off financing its zero down zero percent interest and you could go out as much as 60 months. That’s five years folks. So if you want a low monthly payment, and pay no interest And get a great roof or if you want to roof now not have to pay for it for two years on the same zero down zero-percent financing program, just give us a call 210-454-2400 or go to You know this is something we pride ourselves on. And again, we just want to announce that everybody 4 years running. I have never seen a roofing company do it more than two years running.

We were really hyped up when we got three years running. Right, but you want to see an office that was ready to party? Oh, man, we were excited because we worked so hard for it. Right. You know, it is a lot of hard work that we have to do. You know, keeping our communication you know, nobody who praises you for a great job you do. They only remember you for the one time you do a bad job. That’s right, right. It is unfortunate and when that does happen, we are out there to make it right. You know, we care about our brand or reputation, we care and we, you know, it’s just like you all folks, Have y’all care about what you do at work. And if somebody comes and says, hey, you’re not doing your job, you know, you can be pretty sensitive, certainly, well, we are really sensitive about it. And we are, you know, we show, you know, humbleness us to our customers that, you know, and we’re very transparent. If we make a mistake, we own up to it, we apologize for it. And we come up with a solution, so we can get through it together. And, you know, we’re always going to do the right thing. You know, if you do make a mistake, folks, so this is something with your contractors to or anybody out there, you know, and if a contractor is willing to redo it and go through extensive details to make sure that you do the job and get the job done, right.

Are you going to expect them to discount the job because of your experience, right? That’s kind of ridiculous. Now, this is what normally happens when they do something that ain’t right. I tried to hide that they didn’t and make excuses for it. And then they may give you a discount, so they don’t have to correct it, right. But if you got a contractor that goes out and spends all his profit in the job, and makes the job, right, or even in most cases loses money by doing the right thing. You don’t turn around and just throw salt in his wound and tell them that, hey, I want you to give me some money off. I mean, you agreed on the agreement. We are not in a perfect world. There’s no, I mean, you can’t get free mail. The mail doesn’t come in the next day. You know, I mean, you can’t, you know, I mean, you know, people make mistakes, but the difference is, is being transparent, not wearing a mask, being humble and taking care of your customers. And that’s what we pride ourselves on and I will say this, that we have our one-percenters, right, you know, typically we’re doing our job, right?

We have processes and procedures, and Ryan runs those processes and procedures, and it’s just a blessing to hear as an owner. I get to hear good, bad and ugly, meaning if there’s a customer that is dissatisfied with the service that we provided, you actually get to talk to me as the owner. I’m not hidden behind the wall though. They’ll ask Ryan, can I talk to the owner, right? And you know what, I’ll reach out, I’ll come out and meet with the customer. And I don’t care how small the job is. It could be a $200 repair. It could be a $100,000 tile job at a dominion. I will visit every customer is important no matter what you spend, because I value our reputation. We want to do a great job, we won the Super Service Angie’s List 4 years running now, A+ plus rated with the Better Business Bureau. The triple excellent award, GAF master elite with GAF. I mean, you know, this is something that you can count on when you get a roof from roof fix. And then what other roofing company is going to give you four different solutions. That’s the difference that we make. Right? I can tell you that right now.

Give us an opportunity to come out and evaluate your roof. Give you a free estimate. You know you can call us today at 210-454-2400 or visit our website. And if you’re driving down the road, listen to the show. You can also call 210 fix roof or if you’re in the hill country 830 got roof. Now we also serve Houston for your listeners in Houston right? We have great office great staff. And you know our home here is in San Antonio but our new office and what we’re doing there is being run by a local owner and operator of roof fix in Houston Ulysses Logan, right? He’s amazing has been in the business for a really long time. And I can trust our brand to be effectively ran right and run the same operations we do here. And Ulysses is just doing a remarkable job and we offer all the same discounts that we offer here in San Antonio to folks out there in Houston and soon opening in the Dallas location. And I think we’re about 30 days away from that. Yeah, yeah, we’re getting there. It’s been one year since we got the office at Dallas, right? It’s been one year to get all the training and the staff members, there was a big investment, but we just don’t open up our doors and start roofing, we got a background check, put processes in place, build a hold system. So we’re currently taking business now. But we’ll be fully up and operating. And that office will be running on its own within 30 days by Kelly Dennis.

So Roof Fix is always up, you know, trying to expand quality service. What we’re trying to do is change an industry, right. You know, this is our industry, one of the worst reputations out there, and you can count on us. You know, this is why so many people do business with us. This is why Martin Bomba you know, he endorses us. You know he has the Home Improvement Show every Saturday. And you know, we did his house, you know, now you know, Ken5. They endorsed us, Paul, the weatherman. Right we did his house right here, what he’s up there talking about our services. He’s talking with experience, you know, and Arnie here at the studio, we did his house, you know, Vick our producer, we did his house, you know, I mean you know, the proof is in the pudding, you know, give us a call, there’s no obligation, and if we’re not a good fit, or if something has just not been explained, call me personally, or call Ryan. Any time anybody will answer your needs, even if you want to do a project yourself, we’ll help you, you know, we want to make sure that you know, roofs are being done, right. We don’t mind. You know, we recommend everybody go local, you know, to watch out for the storm chasers watch out for the out of state people. There’s a lot of people making a lot of promises, and under-delivering the roofing service, or they have no ethics when it comes to hiring and properly taking care of their people. We’re only as good as we are because we care about the people that work for us. And if that means anything to you folks, where you’re coming company, you know, call us at 210-454-2400. What else can you think of Ryan? Oh, solar fix.

Ryan Sterling

We are already training on some things with the new products and Panasonic, Hyundai. And Tesla of course.

Duane Charping

Yeah, we’re going to a big convention up there. And, you know, we got our technicians. And, you know, we started doing a few jobs already are doing a gas station right now. Right? You know, we’re really happy how that’s going. It’s real big. It only makes sense that roofers put the solar on the roof. And with every roof, if you want your house to be solar-ready, we put the brackets on your roof for free. So you’ll be ready to do solar, anytime that you move forward. And that’s something that we’d like to provide. So you don’t have to tear on your roof. Right, if you decide to go solar, so just let us know if solar is something you’re thinking about. We’ll pre engineer and set up your roof for solar and then whenever you’re ready, solar is not that expensive, you know. So all right, folks, well, we want you to keep on emailing us your questions. Let’s get these answers for you. We’re really thankful for what we did for our customer on the Dominion that had this real bad contracting issue.

And we were able to get that resolved for him and, you know, give them peace of mind and you know, we want to continue to serve our communities right and serve our customers and do the absolute best job that we can. And you know, we’re always open to hear your opinions. And you know, always able to, you know, want to correct anything or make anything better. That’s what we’re about. We’re always growing and you know, we’ll take really good care of you. So be sure to get that free roof inspection. If you know, if you got streaking or anything get that shampoo. If you’re looking at updating to a metal roof, there’s no more factory direct than roof fix, we handle, fabricate and have our own facility.

We cut out the middleman we’ll give you the absolutely the best price on metal roofing you’ve ever seen and will spec the roof to withstand 140 mile per hour winds. And we’ll give you a true 40-year warranty on labor and material. We have the best shingle warranty guarantee 50 years on architectural shingles on labor and material, we have policy protection, that if you get your roof repaired, you can get a 1500 dollar credit towards your new roof anytime, every time. So it’s almost like getting that repair done for free. You know, we work with the insurance companies. So you know, we’ll take care of any of your insurance claims and make sure you’re being covered properly. Everything’s getting paid out. And we’ll do everything with high integrity when we work with the insurance companies and high integrity with working with you.

Thank you so much for tuning in. And, you know, again, we can’t wait to be back here next Sunday. And so always tune in to the Roof Fix radio show. Every Sunday at nine o’clock. We are signing out and can’t wait to get these questions. And thank you very much for all of our customers and thank you for all of our listeners. Thanks, everyone. Talk to you on Sunday.

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Roof Fix Wins Angie's List 2019 Super Service Award!

The team here at Roof Fix San Antonio is proud to announce that we have earned the home service industry’s coveted Angie’s List Super Service Award! This award honors service professionals who have maintained exceptional service ratings and reviews on Angie’s List in 2019.

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“Service pros that receive our Angie’s List Super Service Award represent the best in our network, who are consistently making great customer service their mission,” said Angie’s List Founder Angie Hicks. “These pros have provided exceptional service to our members and absolutely deserve recognition for the exemplary customer service they exhibited in the past year.”

This award means that we have maintained an “A” rating in overall grade, recent grade and review period grade. This also means we are in good standing with Angie’s List and have undergone additional screenings to maintain our good record.

We’re always happy to receive such awards, but we couldn’t have done it without our outstanding customers who have left us great reviews and recommendations. We are so proud to be a part of the San Antonio community and we look forward to providing excellent service to even more San Antonio residents in 2020.

When you need award-winning roof services in San Antonio, you know you can call on Roof Fix SA.

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The Roof Fix Radio Show: New Special Offer From Roof Fix

This week on the podcast Duane is joined by a special guest! Ulysses “Big U” Logan from the Houston Roof Fix Location joins Duane to discuss Roof Fix’s exclusive January financing options. We want to share with you our latest special: 20% off the cost of any new roof. We fabricate, install and maintain all of our roofs so you know you are getting a high-quality product.

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Intro 0:01
It’s time to raise the roof. You’re listening to the roof fix show with your host Duane Charping shouting from the rooftops over 30 years of Home Improvement experience and roof expertise, solid advice about roof repair, replacement leaks, insurance claims, warning signs and the ever-popular small print. It’s all about the shingles under the sunshine, the roof fixture here’s Duane.

Arnie 0:22
Happy Sunday San Antonio and all of you in South Texas. We’re glad you’re here on Newstalk 550 KTSA and Fm 1071. You’re listening to the roof fix show with host Duane Charping. Here with a special guest in the studio who we’ll be talking with shortly. With the new year here it’s time to make a resolution to look at your roof. What does it need? Roof Fix is offering a 2020 special where they’re kicking it off with 20% off all roofs whether it be metal, shingle, tile, you name the type of roof it’s 20% off or take advantage of their zero down zero interest payment program, zero percent interest up to five years, now that would turn into a very low economical, monthly, smart, payment or no payments at all until 2022. Feel free to get ahold of roof fix at 210-454-2400 ask for Duane Charping personally with any and all of your questions but for right now let’s get to the show. We’re glad you’re here and we’re grateful for roof fix to be on KTSA NewsTalk radio

Duane Charping 1:27
Hello Hello everybody. I’m Duane Charping your host here of the roof fix show everything under the roof is what we’re going to talk about and you know, if you ever have any questions you could go to and we answer all your questions and you know we just like to cover all topics and anything when it comes to insurance roofing. You know we want this radio station this show to be all about you and I am here with a co-star guest you Ulysses Logan say hello to everybody Ulysses.

Ulysses 1:59
Hi everybody, I’m Ulysses Logan otherwise named Big U

Duane Charping 2:03
Big U runs and is our operator, owner and president of roof fix in Houston, Texas and you know if y’all ever have a need you Ulysses, he takes the same pride in running and branding and taking care of the roof fix name and his customers as I do here as the owner of roof fix here in San Antonio. And, you know, he’ll be here to answer any questions also. And you know, the same thing. Ulysses what we got going on here. We need to let everybody know in Houston what a great offer that we got going on for January.

Ulysses 2:44
Yes, it’s definitely an excellent offer. You know, it’s uh Duane has put together an excellent finance team. So we’ve got some definitely excellent financing for you. And he’s going to present those to you right now. But if you need to reach me directly, My number is 281-542-1922 and that’s the Houston office 281-542-1922.

Duane Charping 3:08
Yep, that’s Ulysses, like we said, we all call him Big U. Ulysses has been in San Antonio for over 25 years. Is that correct?

Ulysses 3:17
Yeah, pretty close.

Duane Charping 3:18
So you’ve been out there for 25 years serving the community has a lot of experience and you know it really well. And, you know, we are just so happy to be in partners with Ulysses, and, you know, we don’t trust our name and our brand to just anybody. And I’ll tell you, I have known Ulysses sense. What do you say grade school?

Ulysses 3:39
Definitely, probably over 40 years.

Duane Charping 3:42
Over 40 years, so you know, we got a great relationship, but we got a, you know, our goal is customer satisfaction and really to change the roofing industry. Like it’s never been changed before. You know, we want to make sure that you know, when we come out to your home, that there are no nails left behind. We have installation standards. He’s also a part of the master elite program where only 1% of contractors have ever achieved the master elite in North America. So you could count on every one of his crews are going to be certified and they are going to bring the GAF quality to your home. And of course, we’re going to bring it to you at the very best price that is guaranteed. And now I want to announce something that has really taken off we have brought it to everybody here at KTSA first before anybody that is 20% off. That is a full 20% off the cost of any new roof. And that’s right folks, we fabricate, carry all of our own metal roofing components. We do Shingle Roofing, standing seam, we guarantee the best price and we also could give you another program if you want to take advantage of zero percent interest all the way up to five years, or zero percent interest and no payments until 2022. And that’s zero down folks. So if you don’t want to break the bank, and you want an affordable way to pay for your roof, zero down, we require no money down. And you can go ahead and get it out on payment plan with zero percent interest, you could take it so if you want a low monthly payment, you can take it all the way out to 60 months, or you could go ahead and make no payments at all until 2022. So that’s for you folks that might be selling your home or need something and we got all kinds of other modified programs for everybody. You know, we got second chance financing for some people that don’t have that good of credit. We are here to help you. There’s no reason why you should ever have a roofing leak and not get it fixed. Because we’ll come out to your home for free, no obligation to buy. And we’ll put a temporary on your home to stop that water from coming in. That’s something we’ve done for our community for years. And we just want to make sure that nobody is getting water in their home and getting any of that damage that does add up. But you know, make sure you give us a call here locally at 210454 2400. That’s 210-454-2400 or if you can’t write it down just to 210 fix roof or if you’re calling from the hill country 830 got roof. So you know you guys up there in Fredericksburg and Kerrville those areas we have an office also up there and we can serve you very quickly there. So if you have any needs, you know, we are really doing a great job in the hill country. So you know, from the hill country to San Antonio, all the way to Houston, and also our Dallas office. I know we might not broadcast all the way up to Dallas, but you know if you have a friend or somebody up there. We are taking care of that community too. And so you know you get the same service we are insurance specialists, Ulysses here has a great team that will help you take care of your claim. Make sure that you get all those code items covered and nothing gets missed and you get a proper roof put back on your house if you have any storm damage. And you know we just got the word. Houston’s getting a pretty big storm tonight.

Ulysses 7:24
Yes, definitely it’s going to be a huge storm so there’s going to be the possibility of large hail in the area and high winds

Duane Charping 7:31
And that may be coming here too. So protect those cars and you know, we’re all praying that storm passes us and you know, but if it does hit, and if anybody has any leaks, you know, get on the phone with us get set up. We’ll get out there as fast as we can to get your house back on course. There is no charge or no obligation to buy from us. We will be there as your relief team as quickly as we can. I run the largest server department here in the San Antonio market, and soon to be the largest department in Houston. But we will get to you guys that take really good care of you. So if you’re in a crisis, remember call Roof fix, and we will take care of you you call 210 fix roof if you can’t remember our standard number, that’s 210-454-2400. But you know, make sure you give us a call, and we’re going to take really good care of you guys. And if you get into an insurance situation, we will go ahead and use our drone technology. We got thermal cameras that come in and inspect the attics, we’re going to make sure everything is nice and dry. And we will go ahead and represent and handle the whole claim for you folks, so you don’t have to worry about anything. You know, sometimes working with insurance adjusters, you know, I’m not saying there’s a lot of good insurance adjusters out there. But like anything else, you should always have somebody double-check what they’re claiming they’re going to take care of. Make sure they’re held accountable. And they didn’t miss anything, because there’s a lot of components on your roof. And folks, they don’t find everything off the first inspection because you got to get the shingles off to see if there’s damage to the decking. And this is why we encourage you to stay local. Don’t use a storm chaser. They get in there, they slap on or take off the roof down to the felt paper. They don’t even inspect the decking, they throw on shingles and they don’t even check the decking folks. So you know, you could get really hung up if you’re not watching how your roof is being installed. But you know, one of the things we do here Ulysses that you know you’re doing in Houston, I’m sure to the documented photos for your customers.

Ulysses 9:44
Absolutely. We make sure we document everything and do the drones so that everybody can see what is going on and do a stage by stage installation so the customer will see exactly what’s happening.

Duane Charping 9:57
That’s to give peace of mind because you know, we have 36,000 consumer complaints last year in San Antonio. And it’s stagnating, how many complaints happened in Houston. Over 60,000 complaints last year. And so making the roofing industry, one of the horrific horrible service industries out there, so that’s why, you know, being part of a team where you know, we won the Super Service Angie’s List award, you know, three years running. We are also A+ rated with the Better Business Bureau. We have won the excellent award triple excellent award with GAF also master elite with GAF. So we are an award-winning company, that is #1 one rated and we are here to make sure you get treated right. And when it comes down to fair pricing, we publish and have pricing, all made out so everybody pays the absolute best fairest price that you could get with your roof and if you take advantage of our sale that we have going on now, folks, we have to explain this. I talked to a lady yesterday on the phone, she had an insurance claim. Well, an insurance claim is whenever you’re in a storm catastrophe. They the insurance companies work on a program called xactimate. It is a Texas regulated program. And because the area has so much work, they actually lower our profitability from 30% down to 20. Meaning they only pay O and P that’s profit and overhead of 20%. And they regulate what they’re going to pay. So many of our sales and our discounts cannot apply to the insurance industry. Because with this new house bill that they just passed in August that is effective this year. We cannot pay deductibles. And so you know, not even you can’t go out there and find somebody that’s got $1,000 or $500 off on a roof and then you can apply that towards your deductible. That would be called insurance fraud. If you want to get you’re already getting a free roof. You can’t get 20% off on a free roof then the Texas insurance board will not allow it. It would be insurance fraud. It’s a felony for us to do it. No contractors are allowed to pay insurance. And I had a lady call in just yesterday. Very nice. And you know, she’s one of our customers here in San Antonio. And she says, hey, why can I get the 20% discount? I had to explain it to her. Well, you know, there used to be a lot of storm chasers coming around. They used to pay deductibles. Ulysses, you remember you told me before you got into the roofing business. That’s how you got your roof.

Ulysses 12:36
Absolutely. Yep, they offered to pay my deductible, which with the new house bill, it’s not allowing us to do that any longer.

Duane Charping 12:43
That’s right. And now so you know, what happened is my customer called in and she says, hey, why can’t I get this 20% off? I don’t understand. You know, and so me as the owner, I wanted to take the time to explain it to her because, you know, she was told by a friend. That she works with she got her deductible paid, you know, and there was a time you could do this. And it was about two years ago, she got her deductible paid, and she says oh they’re not telling you the truth. I’ll tell you, folks, this House Bill 2023. You look it up the Texas House Bill will not allow you to get your deductible paid. There’s a lot of fraudulent bad work that was going on. Here’s the fact if somebody’s paid your deductible. And what that lady’s friend doesn’t understand. If they paid a deductible, you take a $10,000 job got a $2,000 deductible and get the job done for $8,000. And they only make 20% overhead and profit because that’s what the insurance regulates. Well, that means paying a $2000 deductible. There goes the overhead profit. So how’s he running the roof? Is he doing it for free? No, you think he’s gonna do it for free? And it’s too good to be true. It isn’t. It’s a fact. He’s gonna keep the felt paper on. He’s got paint the pipe vets. He’s going to give you new shingles. But he’s going to keep all the rest of all the damage. And they’re going to hide it. And that’s how they’re able to do it and pay your deductible. That’s why it became an industry problem. The mortgage industries were being robbed, the people that buy your house next were being robbed. All this bad work was being plugged into our industry because of it. And all the way down to human trafficking, folks. I mean, if these guys aren’t paying your deductible, that means they got to find a Mexican guy out there for $50 a day. You think that’s right to pay a guy $50 a day to break his back to put a roof on your house. This is the problem and this is why all these issues have stopped deductibles from being paid. And you know, we won’t do it. We’re not going to commit any felonies, we won’t break any rules. But what did we do for you? We get the best financing program in the world. I will finance anybody’s deductible zero percent. If you want to pay $50 a month, you could pay $50 a month on your deductible and you don’t have to worry about you know, slave labor some poor guy out there to put the roof on. You don’t have to worry about, you know, getting a poor job or shortcuts being done on your roof, because the roof is the most important thing you got on your house, right? I mean, you don’t want to play around with that. So you know, call roof fix. You want a good honest company to take care of your roof. And you know, this is one thing I can tell you about. Big U and me. We’re honest, we’ve been doing this for a long time. And we want your business and we will work really hard. And if our price is not the best price you will receive, there must be a reason for it and we’ll show you the difference. And it will be an educated buying decision because we are not there to talk you into a roof. If you don’t need a roof, matter of fact roof fix has four different solutions. We have a repair option. We’re home of the roof tuneup. Were, we’ll come out and tune up your old roof and give you a three to a five-year warranty. So you don’t have to replace that roof We’ll give you policy protection and we also give you a policy guarantee that at the time you need to buy a new roof for your house, we’ll refund you up to 15 to $2,000 on the purchase of your repair or your tune-up on your roof, so come on, it’s almost like getting your repair done for free. You know this is a deal of a lifetime for you. You could get a tune-up, you could get a repair. Or maybe your roof is all stained up and the algae is eating away cutting the life of your shingle down. We will sell you a shampoo cleaning product that will seal the whole roof give you a five-year warranty certify your roof. And it is fractions of the cost of a new roof just give us a call 210-454-2400 or if you’re in Houston. If you want to call Big U will answer any questions you have. You could call him today. So if you guys call Sunday right now, in the middle of the show, or even after the show, you can go ahead and call Big U. Give them your personal number, Big U.

Ulysses 17:05
My personal number is going to be 281-542-1922. And just remember we do commercial, residential and industrial. So we’ll do all the roofs from here to the coast. So definitely we do everything statewide. If you have anything, any needs at all, we take care of it. No problem, no questions asked. We’ll take care of you all day long, all night long. 24 hours a day. If you have an incident in the middle of the night, give us a call. We’ll come out right then and come see you and get it correct.

Duane Charping 17:06
Hey, you know, we’ve been having a good time while you’ve been up here in San Antonio, and, you know, working with our staff and our team members and I’ve been down to your office, I love the culture and everything you got, you know, that’s what I think makes us so successful. is you know, all the people that work for us. You know, I’d love to say it was just me and you Big U that made this company so successful. But you know, just the people, I am so thankful that we have them working for us. Everybody has a purpose-driven life, a serving heart. And they really love their job. I mean, what do you think about that, that the office meeting today just you know, how caring our staff is for our serving our customers.

Ulysses 18:17
And that’s the whole thing is, you know, we have a great team, obviously, they’re at the forefront to step out and make sure that they take care of the customers and they treat everybody, just like if we were treating you personally. So definitely contact one of our team members, they’re here, if you have any problems at all, contact us directly, give you my cell phone number, which is 832-818-5643. So if you have any, any problems at all, any concerns, we’re here to resolve them. You know, we’re not saying that we don’t make mistakes, but we will follow through and get them corrected.

Duane Charping 18:53
Yep, that’s right. transparency. You know, if we make a mistake, if we break it, we fix it. You know, we go into that and we’re gonna go a little bit more into that next week, so when you tune in next Sunday, we’re going to be talking about terms and conditions. Because a lot of people are engaging in these contracts, especially after a storm. If you sign a storm agreement, folks, you’re signing an agreement that has no guarantees. No coverage and is tying you to something that is really dangerous, because you got somebody knocking on your door, they’re acting like they’re doing you a favor, they act like they’re going to get your roof covered, folks, your insurance company is going to cover your roof. So have a company that is the thoroughbred that knows how to work with your insurance companies that already have a relationship with your insurance company, knows the adjusters, and we’ll make sure you get covered right, covered fairly, and we’ll make sure you have no leaks. We’ll make sure there’s no water coming into your house. As I said, we’re both very knowledgeable. We worked very hard to get where we’re at in this business, and we want your business, we want to take care of you guys. We want to continue to be the number one rated roofing company. We strive if we make a mistake, just give us that opportunity we’ll get it taken care of, we’ll make it right. And you know, we’ll resolve any issues. Check, check out Google. Look what people are saying about us. I mean, it’s just so awesome what my team members our project managers do. Our managers inspect what we expect there’s total accountability of everything that we do in the company here. And you know, you can get that free no-obligation estimate and full inspection just by calling 210-454-2400 Yes, folks call today here on Sunday. Get that inspection lined out. And you know, let’s watch that weather system coming in. You know, we uh, I want to make a small correction because we are not live here today and we are broadcasting on Thursday so we by the time you folks here this the storm, we’re talking about and warning you about will have passed.

We didn’t think about that, but hey, we came in on Thursday, we normally come on either Saturday or Sunday. But I wanted to make sure we got Big U in here today. And, you know, that’s how we answer your questions is go to and we make sure we answer those questions and bring them out on every show. But uh, you know if anybody has any systems that came through from this last storm that is blowing through the Houston and hitting the San Antonio market area, call us today. We’ll get somebody out even on a Sunday. We’ll go seven days a week. We have a full-service team. We specialize in service repair, roof replacement of all kinds. And like, Big U said, we do commercial, industrial. I mean, you guys are working out on the big refineries. I mean, y’all get called out whenever they have problems. We have highly skilled professionals that know how to work with engineers, roof engineering. You know, we do all commercial roofing. We’ve done all the police stations, the libraries. Here in the San Antonio market area, we keep them maintained. We do a lot of the local property we do the Wendys, the Seven Elevens so there’s no job too small either folks, the people that got little problems, don’t be worried, give roof fix a call. We’ll take care of the smallest problem out there. And hey, if it’s temporary, we’ll do it for free. So you know, we are serious about helping our community. We have a lot of pride in what we’re doing. We love changing the industry, the roofing industry that has the worst complaints than any other industry out there. So we take a lot of pride in cleaning up an industry doing everything with integrity, being transparent. We do not hide behind terms and conditions. Most people that crack your driveway, you got to pay for it. If they hit a water line, hit your AC line, and it happens folks. I hit about two AC lines last year and cracked one driveway guess what roof fix and I’ll tell you it was out in the Dominion it was a big driveway. You know, Dr. Ervin out there we cracked his driveway in three places it was pretty brittle. You could contact him we fixed that driveway, he was pleasantly surprised. We went beyond the service that we were providing. And so you know, most roof companies say well, we have to access the driveway and that big heavy equipment with those big heavy tiles on there, and they just will not take responsibility if you turn their contracts over it says we will not cover broken driveways. So watch out for those terms and conditions. They can end up costing you thousands of unexpected dollars. If we break it we fix it. It’s that simple. We are guaranteed. We know that you aren’t expecting something like this why would you dare take the liability on well a lot of people don’t know this you know, I mean a Big U did you know that when they came out and did your roof is that they cracked your driveway?

Ulysses 23:57
No, I did not. I did not I was pleasantly surprised when I talked to the doctor and he was so excited and appreciative that we corrected it.

Duane Charping 24:05
Right, right. So, you know, this is something that we take pride in doing. And like you said, you know, if we do make a mistake, we’re not sitting here. You know, we worked really hard for the reputation we have, but we’re very transparent. You know, mistakes do happen. You know, we use metal detectors along with magnets to make sure we pick up every nail so there’s not a nail left behind. But if one is left behind, and we find the nail, we’ll go back and resweep the whole entire yard again. And we’ll do it again to start the year out with a bang 20% off all roofs. I don’t care if its tile, metal, singles. We have a big sale. This Co-Op sponsorship through our manufacturers that we’re able to pass these savings over to you and it’s huge savings, or you can take advantage of our zero percent financing program. No money down, zero percent interest. You could go all the way up to 16 months if you want a real small payment, or you could do no payments all the way until 2022. Yes, folks not pay a dime for your roof for two years, zero percent interest. If you decide to pay it off, you could pay it off, or you could just continue to make payments on it. We’re gonna make that easy for you here at roof fix. So call us here 210-454-2400. Call us today 210-454- 2400 or you can go to or call Houston give them your number. Again.

Ulysses 25:37
My number is 281-542-1922 that gets directly to the office. And if you want to reach me directly on my cell phone at 832-818-5643 and again, is our website.

Duane Charping 25:57
Yep, you go to Learn everything about what we’re doing. And, you know, if you have any questions, you can always call me. I’m Duane Charping, your host here on the radio show, and the owner of roof fix, and I will proudly guarantee every customer their satisfaction If you do business with roof fix. You got owners that really care. And we look forward for y’all to tune in again because we are going to be here every Sunday at five o’clock. So thank you all. And if you need us, give us a call. But make sure that you don’t pass this opportunity up. We have people taking your calls today. Y’all have a great Sunday, and we will be talking to you next Sunday at five o’clock. And we’ll be talking about terms and conditions. And, you know, any questions that you have will be answered on there. Just go to with your questions, and we’ll get those answers to you. Y’all have a great day.

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The Roof Fix Radio Show: Protect the Value of Your Roof

In the first podcast of 2020, Duane discusses the value of the Roof Tune-Up and he explains how the new Texas House Bill affects your insurance. He also discusses the solar panel starter program that comes when you purchase a new roof from roof fix. Listen now for more information on taking care of your roof!


It’s time to raise the roof you’re listening to the roof fix show with your host Duane Charping shouting from the rooftop over 30 years of Home Improvement experience and roof expertise, solid advice about roof repair, replacement leaks, insurance claims, warning signs and the ever-popular small print. It’s all about the shingles under the sunshine, the roof fix show, here’s Duane

Duane Charping

Hello Hello everybody. This is Duane Charping your host here at roof fix show. I’m also the owner of roof fix and I’m here with J.R.


Hey everybody. Happy Sunday.

Duane Charping

Hey, this is the first Sunday of 2020 we all survived the new year and Christmas and, boy we have a lot of exciting things for y’all this year. Coming from roof fix, you know we pride ourselves in providing the best and most excellent customer service in our industry. And you know, we’re the home of the roof tuneups. You know, we’re talking about roof tuneups and the value of roof tuneups. Roof tune-ups are like a policy protection plan that what happens is if you don’t know what’s going on with your roof you can get a roof tune-up. We do an inspection, we tune up the roof, seal the pipe vents, get everything to tip-top with the roof, and then we warranty that roof three to five years depending on which warranty plan we can pick. And this gives you the ultimate protection on your roof, peace of mind. And we do annual inspections to make sure the roof is always in its best condition. We get in the attic looking for thermal imagery, we’re making sure your attic ventilation is working right so you can reduce those utility costs during the hot summer months.

There’s so much value that you get from a roof tune-up from roof fix. No other roofing company offers anything like it. But also we use innovative programs that when a storm occurs, you can go ahead and get first response from roof fix after the storm, we get out there to make sure the roof is in good tip-top condition still make sure there are no leaks. If we have to put any temporaries on the house and policy protection gives you this program, this whole roof tune-up program, a refundable cost to go towards a deductible if a new roof is required. Folks, this will take care of a reasonable amount of a deductible amount because you’ve already paid us for the tune-up policy program. That is a policy of protection that we are giving you policy protection towards a deductible on your insurance. up to $2,000. So you guys got to look at your policies. You know, roofers are not allowed with this new house bill. They cannot pay your deductible anymore. It is a felony and it’s going to be insurance fraud. Yes, it is a house bill that was passed in 2019. So homeowners make sure you look to make sure your deductibles are in a reasonable area if you have a 2 to 3% deductible this could be a crisis in a hail or wind damage situation. So you know favorably $1,000, $2,000 deductible is something that you can definitely recover from especially with this service.

Also in 2020, we have these shampoo services that also can take care of any type of repair this service takes care of those streaking of your roof. If you see any staining and streaking, this staining is algae and it’s actually eating the composite of your shingles, loosening up the granules and cutting the lifespan in half. And you know this is a big problem because also when you have that algae it stores heat, makes the roof hotter and makes the roofless efficient. Manufacturers will void the warranty. If you have algae on your roof. We have an affordable cleaning system you know you can’t have a high-pressure washer cleaning your roof or you’ll blow all your granules off. We use what’s called a roof shampoo, why it’s called roof shampoo because it suds up removes all the algae. A low volume cleaner goes up and down and rotates and cleans the shingles without putting any harmful power to the shingles weakening the granules, this needs to be done by a professional and we bring it to you for a fraction of the cost of a repair or a new roof. It’s a real affordable way to keep your house maintained. And we’ll also give you first response on any type of damage putting you in our data system and giving you free annual inspections once a year to make sure your roof is tip top.


So if the tuneups a three-year inspection, what’s our policy for the shampoos?

Duane Charping

Well, the shampoos could go three to five years also because we’re applying that sealer. So if we go with the sealer, it will tighten up the granules. But it does depend on if we’re doing it on a 20-year roof. Or if we’re doing it on a 10-year roof, you know, that’s what’s going to change it from a three to 5-year warranty depending on the life of the roof, both warranties on the tune-up and on the shampoos.

These solutions are great solutions for homeowners, because our affordable when most roofing companies come out there and try to sell you a new roof, we could sell you solutions before having to get a new roof. And so these two solutions work very well. And you know, as J.R. is here every week with me, he runs our service department and basically what J.R. does is he does service and repair. Our company is designed to help. So we have a repair division.

We have a shampoo division, we have a policy protection tune-up division, that brings repairs to our homeowners out here in our community for fractions of the cost of what other roofers could do it for.


And what we want to make sure everybody understands is you don’t always need a new roof. That’s why we offer these different programs sometimes you have a small leak, but the rest of your roof looks good. Oh great. We have a tune-up or your curb appeal doesn’t look so great because you have stains on your roof. Great. We got the shampoo. You don’t need to put brand new shingles on your roof. Maybe you just need to clean them in for the fraction of the price. Why, wouldn’t you do that?

Duane Charping

Absolutely. You know, and that’s really what we’re trying to touch with. You know, our consumer out there. Today is roof fix is all about giving you solutions and fixing your roof. And we have a service department that’s next to none. That does over 250 services a month. Yes. And we just this is all they do. But you know if you live out the hill country or wanting to look into metal roofing, we got a great deal on metal roofing we’re going to this year start it out with a bang you’re gonna hear this on a lot of our promos and commercials all month of January. But we are going to do metal riffs. This is standing seam 24 gauge, you could get it colored with kind or finish. It has a 40-year warranty on material and labor. And we also put the syrations and manufacturer right at your home. The syrations will reduce any type of oil canning. It looks beautiful. And a standing seam provides no exposed fasteners on the home so you don’t have to worry about ever having leaks again.

We will go ahead and add proper attic ventilation, make sure the metal is breathing right. And we are including free radiant barrier, you could get up to 20% off or you could take advantage of our zero percent interest, no payments, no interest until 2022. Or if you want a real low monthly payment. We could do zero percent interest up to five years on your roofing project. So if you’re thinking about a metal roof, roof fix is the best place to come. You’re dealing direct.

We don’t source the work out, we bring the manufacturing right to your home. We run and feed it out onto our machines. And our state machines have nylon rollers, they really treat massage the metal as it comes out so they get a better straighter panel, and we install it to the best manufacturer’s specifications to provide you the last roof that you will ever put on your home. But also folks, we are the GAF master elite contractor, we won the triple excellence award. This year, we take roofing seriously, all of our contractors are certified and we install to higher standards at no extra cost to you. 6 nails per shingle. We’re using the most innovative underlayment that is 25 times stronger than the standard felt papers that you use in the industry. We’re using leak barriers around all pipes and valley penetrations of the home and the most state of the art starter strip course that will give you a 130 mile per hour wind lift guarantee.

There is not a better shingle than GAF Timberline shingle for your home, and we’re doing 20% off on that single, or you can take advantage of that same great five year zero percent interest to get a low monthly payment, or don’t pay any interest, no payments, till 2022. So these are some really great things that we got going on. Now what we’re really excited about today is what we’re going to be offering free solar for anybody that wants to take advantage of thinking about solar,


Free solar in 2020. Do you hear that folks? Roof Fix is now gonna include solar.

Duane Charping

We are solar fix as a product of roof fix and who’s better to install solar than your roofer. You know, you get a solar company come out they’ll put solar panels on an old roof, and then they want to charge you $14,000 or $15,000 just to replace the roof and put the solar panels back on, on a reinstall. You will not get that here roof fix. But one of our promotional offers is we’re going to do a converter and four panels at absolutely no cost with a purchase of a roof. This is going to start in about two weeks. It will go all the way through till February. But if you’re interested in that program, please give us a call. You know you call us at our office 210-454-2400.

We’re even open on Sundays folks. So you could give us a call anytime of the week, seven days a week and take advantage of these great offers that we’re giving. The reason why we’re doing the solar program is to get people started and getting them in that direction. Now four panels will not take you off the grid, but it will reduce your energy bill and you can add solar panels at anytime. So if you want to maximize and put, you know, 20 panels on your roof and really take the burden off having to pay a utility company anymore, we can do that for you too. But we are giving a starter program that puts the diverter hooks it up and puts four free solar panels and a free diverter on your home. When you purchase a roof from roof fix. You can finance that zero percent interest all the way up to five years to get a low monthly payment. Or you can do the same thing. deferred, no interest and no payments I mean you won’t have any payments until 2022.


And we’ve done it we’ve done plenty of repairs where a new roof goes on or even an older roof and the people decide to install solar afterward. And wouldn’t you know not even a month comes by when we get a strong rain and I get a call and hey, I’ve never had a leak before and now it’s leaking. Can you come to check it out? And sure enough, it’s because of the solar that was installed.

Duane Charping

Well, you know, we’re really excited about, you know, being able to offer this and we’ve had such a great year in 2019, especially with our customer ratings, you know, made the Super Service Angie’s List award four years in a row, this is something that we are just so proud to maintain and keep this reputation and service our customers. And you know, as we, you know, go on to, you know, we get such a great response, especially here at KTSA.

So, we wanted to bring this solar offer to our listeners, you know, and so, I’m telling you guys, if you ever thought solar, have roof fix come out and check out the solar program, we could use it with you. We got three major brands that we’re using, we’re very excited about Panasonic is one of the most is a leader in the industry. So it’s Tesla and we carry that brand also. And so yeah, Hyundai is another leader out there. Now there’s a lot of other solar panels being used that won’t do or create the wattage that you need. But what’s really the problem that I see is they’re not protected right on the roof. Meaning that film that goes over the top will not protect them from hail or high winds, meaning you can invest in solar, one of these out of state solar companies, and have a lot of problems that are solar down the road. So, you know, we’ve really done our research and our marketing and understanding what a good panel is and how we’re going to bring that in 2020.

So folks, if you’re thinking about solar, give roof fix a call 210-454-2400 or better than that, go to and we will be able to give you a lot of information on this. But you know, as a solution company, again for anybody that’s coming on and hearing you know roof fix where the home of the roof tuneup, policy protection, we come out we inspect your roof, we’ll tune-up any minor damages, missing shingles, seal the pipe vents the valleys around the chimneys, make sure you’re having no leaks, then we’ll warranty your roof to three to five years, depending on the life and the condition of your roof. A minimum of three years, a maximum of five years, peace of mind. So you know, if you’re worried you travel, y’all do go out of town a lot. And you want somebody to monitor your roof. You know, just give us a call. And we will come out and show you what a tune-up could do. It’s fractions of the cost of having to replace your roof. And as you said, J.R, we only want to do roofs for customers that actually need a roof. Yeah, if we can prolong the cost of the investment of putting a new roof on by using one of our tuneups and give the homeowner that protection that they can feel confident that the roof is going to be safe and take care of for fractions of the cost.


Well adds protection and it’s peace of mind because a lot of people don’t understand the roofs. We go out there we explain it to them, we explain the system they have. And we also tell them, Hey, you know what, if we do this tune-up, you got another five, six years left in this roof. And that gives them the time and the ability to save up towards a new roof. And they can always remember that the amount they spend on the tuneup can get deducted from the new roof if and when they decide to get one replaced.

Duane Charping

Here are the fact folks we have more. Because of our system and what comes from the south and the north, coming usually in between March, April, and May, you know, there’s a good chance you’re going to get a hailstorm or you’re going to get some type of storm damage that will compensate. You have to buy a new roof, you know, but then you got people that want to just upgrade their homes or they have a roof. That’s in really bad condition. Now, they got to get it fixed. You know, but we can always start out with a roof inspection. See what one of our good solutions could do for you. But if you do need a new roof.

We have a great offer, you know, 20% off, or you take advantage of that great payment program, you know, zero percent interest up to five years giving you a low monthly payment with zero money down, or you go zero money down and no payments, no interest until 2022 that’s on all services that we provide. Now on the repair service, we go to zero percent up to 24 months, because you got to remember folks you’re not financing very much money, these things cost fractions of what a new roof costs. But you know, the manufacturers out there and I’m talking about GAF, Owens, Corning, all the big leading manufacturers, they recommend that you least get your roof inspected once a year. Folks, even if you have a new roof, it is good to get that roof inspected once a year.

Roof fix does free annual inspections every year, no cost to you and gives you peace of mind to know what condition your roof is in. This is all we do, you know, is anything that’s got to do with a roof, you know, solar panels that go on a roof. We do those too. We got our own people that do the installation that are certified to put these solar panels on for you. And guess what we are local, locally owned, locally operated. And we’re from San Antonio, and we take care of everybody in the surrounding areas of San Antonio. We even service all the way up to Houston. And, you know, we, we will go ahead. I know we have listeners in Houston too. Yes, sir.

So you know, we’ll go out we have actually an office in Houston. And we can come out and do the same offers that we’re giving you here down in that location. And we also have an office up in the Dallas area. So we’re in two different locations. And as the owner of roof fix, you have my personal guarantee to be 100% satisfied with all of our services. I’m very easy to get ahold of to our customers, I’m very engaged as an owner to make sure that you get the job that you paid for.


And that is the truth.

Duane Charping

And you know, we really care about the standards, the industry and the people that we have working for us, you know, we’re not breaking the backs of our laborers we make sure that you’re it’s are professionally delivered of the shingles and put up on the roof. Then we have our installers who do the tear-offs. And then we have our installers that put on the roof. You know, these guys out here, these cheap laborers and the picking up and they’re making them carry the shingles up and break their back and then put down the roof.

They’re only using about three nails per single, you know, a roof is not just a roof and you can tell roof fix they give you the right investment at the right cost. You know, we’re not going to inflate our costs, because we’re one of the best roofers in the area. number one rated, we’re going to bring it to you as a value and we’re going to help you make it affordable.

By being the home of the zero-percent financing, this is going to be available our zero percent financing options go all year round is something that, you know we wanted to bring to the community. So if anybody needs a roof there’s no reason for you to have a leaky roof, we’ll even come out and do free temps with no obligation to buy.


No reason it actually makes my job easier folks, if you call me and say hey, I’m noticing water getting into the house, but you call me right when you notice it and I can go put a temporary repair like a tarp or, or some ice and water there just to keep the water from getting in and we can schedule you for repair. It just minimizes the damage to the inside of your home.

Duane Charping

We definitely want to make sure that we’re doing preventive measures, you know, preventive measures will save you thousands of dollars and later damage. You know, I mean with a leaking roof, you might not see the leak in your house but the mold and what could grow in the attic space and deterioration to the decking. I mean it could create an unhealthy environment. You know, if you have not got your roof inspected, if you want to look at one of our, four great solutions that we give, and folks we sell and install to the best manufacturers practices out there.

We’re a master elite contractor, only 1% of contractors have ever had this recognition in the whole United States 1% and then 1% of those have made it to the triple excellent award with GAF and your GAF is your largest shingle manufacturer in the world. They build an amazing shingle. What I like about them versus any other shingle out there is their nailing fan is extra wide so you can make sure you get those six nails in the right position. No granules in those nailing fins, so that when the roof seals from one shingle to another, it’s getting a total adhesive seal. They had tested the GAF Timberline shingle in a wind tunnel. Up to 150 miles per hour without nails down and no shingles blew off.

Now, folks, we’re still gonna put six nails per shingles. We’re not gonna cut those and when you buy a roof from roof fix, not only do we give you a great price, we’re giving you a great system. We’re talking about lifetime pipe vent covers we’re talking about ice and water shield leak barrier, and all the valleys around all the penetrations, a GAF synthetic underlayment that’s 25 times stronger.


And people ask me sometimes they say hey, what is it that you’re putting on the roof whenever we’re installing the synthetic felt. And I’m like, Oh, well, that’s what it is. It’s synthetic felt. Oh, what’s the difference between that and the black paper that’s coming off the roof? Well, that’s exactly a difference is when it’s coming off the roof. That’s paper felt paper is paper,

That’s a mineral paper. They actually add oil to it to keep it flexible. The oil also in the mineral paper is a waterproofer. The problem is in South Texas between San Antonio to the equator that’s one of the hardest hottest regions out there. And most homes and most roofers are installing roofs with improper roofing ventilation. And be careful folks on the ones are just giving away ridge vents.

You know, ridge vents take away from the structural protection of the wood that gets cut back taking the wind bracing out and today’s roofers are not adding support. And if they’re not calibrating or going into your attic, well, we use thermal cameras to make sure that the ventilation is actually working. Make sure the ratio between soffit and vents is working. You know, the ridge vents might not be the solution for your home.


Now that is important because I just had a customer who had a different roofing company install, and I went out there to help them understand what went wrong on that job site. He has ridge vent on his house, but wouldn’t you know, he doesn’t have any perforated soffit.

Duane Charping

Yeah, that so it’s doing absolutely nothing. You know, it’s like the hot air balloon. You know, a hot air balloon builds up heat rises because there’s no escape of hot air. So the only way that when you have your attic building up with hot air, and there is no soffit ventilation, that’s the lower eave ventilation that draws cool air from the bottom, creating a natural circulation to relieve the hot air into your attic. If you don’t have soffit ventilation folks, you’re going to have a real roof failed system.

The shingles will break down faster, the attic is hot, and you are sucking all the cool air out of all your light fixtures and areas because it’s a pressure system strong enough to raise a balloon 2000 feet up in the air. This is the type of pressure that could build up in your attic. So roof fix we look at all the solutions, we evaluate the whole entire job, an estimate only takes 30 to 45 minutes, you’ll know exactly where your roof is.

We’re not going to sell you a new roof. If you don’t need a new roof. That’s what you can count on with roof fix. And you know, the manufacturers are recommending annual inspections at least once a year to see what kind of condition your roof is in. This is preventive protection, folks. It’s got to make sense to you.


And if it doesn’t cost you anything, there’s no reason especially with Texas weather folks, why you wouldn’t get our annual inspection. And the whole purpose of it is for us to bring you up to date on how your roof looks how its health is, man.

There are some houses that I’ve seen here in the San Antonio area that are two-story and they’re steep, and we don’t want to get in on those roofs but we can definitely get up there, we have the personnel that are trained in safety to get up there, do their job and review your roof, get down and give you a full report of your roof’s health and let you know hey, you know what? It’s in perfect condition. It’s great or hey, we noticed you’re missing a couple of shingles. Let us go ahead and take care of that for you.

Duane Charping

We don’t even get up on the roof folks. We got state of the art drone technology that could actually detect wind and hail damage. And when we fly our drones and get them up there to do this thorough inspection and give you this report. This is free to you, there’s no obligation, but 90% of our customers we go out to couldn’t believe that they had so many missing shingles because they don’t get up and look on their roof.

You can’t see you know, a lot of people can’t see the rooftops out there, there was a house over off of 1604 and Redland and they had over 40 shingles missing, you know, they were getting a bunch of leaks up in their attic, mold, and deterioration was happening to the decking, but they didn’t see the damage inside their house yet. They were blown away by what the free inspection had exposed. And in that case, you know, we were able to fix it for a fraction of the cost of a new roof. Before the damage set in.


Half those houses are massive, and sometimes it takes a while for that water to reach all the way to the ceiling.

Duane Charping

Right. Right. So, you know, we got a lot of exciting things coming folks. So you know, we do always love this show and come out here and be able to educate our consumer and you know, we just that’s what We want to do every week and you could go to


With any of your questions.

Duane Charping

He is a master of repair, he can help you we’ll even help do it yourselfers. If you need some good advice. Give us a call email 210-454-2400 that’s 210-454-2400 get that free estimate. And you know join us every Sunday here at five o’clock. Listen to our show. You know if there’s anything we can do to give you good advice, this is what we’re here for.

This is everything that goes on under a roof. And this is all about you. And we thank you for joining us every weekend here at roof fix. My name is Duane and again you’re here with J.R. and we will see you next Sunday. Happy New Year. Bye

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