The Main Advantages of a Commercial Metal Roof

Metal Roofing Advantages

Commercial roof systems made of metal are a good choice. You have probably heard all sorts of opinions about them, but it is good to know for sure which are the pros, to make an informed choice.

Metallic tiles, shingles and sheets are made of different metals, coated with a zinc layer and a colored polymer that typically mimics the well-known appearance of the common tile. Perhaps the greatest advantage of this roof coating is its versatility, which allows it to be installed on almost any roof type and structure. There is also a wide range of accessories to support this adaptability.

Generally, commercial metal roofs are not made of individual tiles or shingles, but of metallic sheets that cover larger roof areas, have fewer joints, thus fewer areas where water can penetrate under the roof.

And there is a number of other benefits that make this material so popular:

  • Longevity – Life expectancy of a metallic roof is up to 50 years, if it is maintained properly
  • Durability – A metallic roof is suitable for any climatic conditions. It resists to temperatures ranging from -50 degrees to +70 degrees, high wind pressure, humid environments and heavy snow. The high resistance to various temperatures makes the installation possible at any time of the year
  • Lightweight fire-resistance an energy-efficiency.

Find a Dallas roofing company that can give you the pros and cons of the different type of roofing products that are available in todays market.

The Job of a General Contractor

Team of Contractors Working on Construction Project

Construction sites can be very busy and hectic, with many professionals doing their own jobs. In this context, a general contractor is more than welcomed to coordinate everything.

A general contractor, also known as construction project manager, is a supervisor who plans and oversees the project, from start to finish. These professionals can be employees of construction companies or self-employed and they have typical tasks to accomplish, including the scheduling of contractors with experience in roofing Dallas new construction homes.

When they accept a project, the first thing to deal with is planning. This includes estimating the phases of the project, the costs, the necessary equipment and making a schedule, to ensure that deadlines are reasonable and will be respected.

The next step is getting in contact with the other professionals (architects, engineers, electricians) and sub-contractors involved in the project. In some cases, general contractors also deal with the hiring process and the instruction of new workers.

During the entire construction project, the general contractor will have direct contact with the client, as a part of his job involves keeping the client up-to-date with the progress as well as with potential issues.

General contractors must be familiar with laws and local ordinances, as well as with the safety regulations, because they are responsible for respecting them.

How To Protect Your Dallas Roof in Summer

Roof Inspection From Storm Damage

The roof must be inspected and maintained regularly, there is no secret about it. However, “regularly” does not mean that you have to climb the roof every day and check its condition; this operation is not necessary every month either, but only about two times a year (usually in spring and autumn), or whenever it is required. In Dallas, summer may bring storms and hurricanes; after such a phenomenon, you are surely concerned whether your roof is still intact, so you should check it, even if the inspection was not planned.

Otherwise, in order to protect your roof in summer, you have to keep it debris-free. Use a brush and remove leaves and dirt from the gutters; wash the shingles using a water pressure hose, especially in the areas where you notice mold formation. Using water on the roof can also help you detect potential leaks.

You also need to pay attention to the birds who like to stick on your roof. Although they are nice, it is not recommended that you allow them to nest there.

One last precaution is to trim the vegetation around the house. Spring and summer make nature grow so much and you should not allow it to reach your facade and roof. Have service experts in roofing Dallas TX homes inspect your roof annually to be safe.  Pay special attention to the tree branches that may go down on your roof; they may be very dangerous during storms.

Celebrating Mother’s Day in Dallas

Mother's Day Thoughts

Mother’s Day is a time for handmade cards, flowers, chocolate or cake (although it can be chocolate AND cake…), but it is always nice to go beyond the clichés and do something else.

In Dallas, there are plenty of options to choose from, to impress your mom, and we are going to offer you just a few suggestions.

Mother`s Day is in May and few months are more beautiful and perfect for spending time outdoors, in the nature that is blooming. So, why not visit the Arboretum? You and your mom will have the chance to enjoy the gorgeous flowers, ponds and ivy mazes and you can bring a blanket with you and have a relaxing picnic in a peaceful spot of the huge Arboretum. There are also places, in this location, where you can have a garden tea or a complimentary coffee and enjoy some live music.

Another option is to take advantage of the Annual Mother’s Day Home Tour, on Swiss Avenue, to see the interior of those homes from the early 20th century. The tour also includes live entertainment, a vintage audio display, an art fair and free rides in carriages drawn by horses.

If your mom is passionate about technology and video games, it would be a good idea to drive to Frisco and visit the National Videogame Museum, as well as the Sci-Tech Discovery Center. You will likely get discounts for Mother`s Day.  The folks at JNT Developers wish your family a Happy Mother’s Day and want to provide any roofing services you may need, see