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We live in a region and environment where there is nothing but the core components to age & weather on a roof. The Texas Gulf Coast has all the essentials such as scorching hot summers, excessive rain, wind from storms/tropical storms/hurricanes, & even hail from time to time. Let's face it the heavier weight shingle is more durable to withstand these conditions. More asphalt in the shingle means a heavier weighted shingle to endure the weather elements which ultimately leads to more longevity out of your roof and better protection on top the hundreds if not thousands of dollars on the inside of home.

Most homeowners get caught after 15 years wondering why and how in the world they already need a new roof. We live a place where these 3-ta...

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We have all heard the horror stories about hiring the "wrong" contractor. Whether it be your neighbor, work colleague, or family member we hear stories about people hiring companies that take money deposits and never show up to perform the work. Or perform very little work and disappear without fulfilling the scope of work that needs to be done. Well don't get stuck in this dilemma hire the right contractor. I have put together a list of simple criteria to look for when hiring someone. This will give you simple tips to establish credibility and take some of the guesswork out of searching for a reputable company.

- Being in business for at least 5 years and being local Houston based company (Being able to provide references if needed)

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We are now approaching September which is the most active part of Hurricane season. Some of the biggest named storms have hit the Texas, Louisiana Coast during this time such as Katrina, Ike, Rita. Make sure you are prepared and don't get caught off guard. Follow this guideline.

  • Cash (if there is a power outage)
  • All important documents
  • Have Homeowner's Insurance located and ready
  • Prescription medications
  • Gas (in all vehicles)
  • Can goods (at least 2 week supply)
  • Water (preferably 2 week supply)
  • Pet food
  • Flashlights or lanterns
  • Battery cell phone chargers
  • Bring all outdoor furniture and plants indoors
  • Generator ready for use

Eclipse Roofing has recently launched a new and improved website. We value our customers and needed a website that was mobile friendly and more responsive. The last site was designed in 2011 and we needed a more improved platform that we could blog from and keep our customer updated. Visit our site and also on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/eclipseroofhouston/?ref=aymt_homepage_panel

Thanks to a recent hail storm we were able to satisfy another customer in Rosenberg, TX. The shingle installed was CertainTeed Landmark Max Def shingle w/ Shadow ridge shingles.
CertainTeed’s Landmark Series add value, beauty, and protection to your home largely in part due to a two-piece laminated fiber glass-based construction. The weight of the shingles is 229 / 240 lbs. per square (weight dependent on manufacturing facility). 10-year StreakFighter® warranty against streaking and discoloration caused by airborne algae 15-year, 110 mph wind-resistance warranty. Wind warranty upgrade is available for Landmark up to 130 mph. Specified CertainTeed starter and CertainTeed hip and ridge are required for the Sure Start upgrade.

For ...

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In many instances us roofing companies are called out to fix a leak on a chimney or sidewall and it does not have the proper flashing. To prevent leaking years after your roofing installation the best flashing for all sloped applications is step flashing. It may not be an immediate problem but more times than not will come back to bite you. A lot of builders or installer use Continuous flashing or referred to ("J" flashing) to align chimneys, walls, or dormers. Only problem with this is the flashing does not do a good enough job diverting the water outward and more times than not it creeps under the flashing and gets into the home causing problems. Water runs downhill and the step flashing diverts the potential intruding rainwater and fo...

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