FAQ’S

What kind of roofs is Proclaim an expert in?

Since 2011, we’ve installed, replaced and repaired virtually every type of roof.  Whether you’re interested in Asphalt, Cedar, Metal, Tile, or Slate, we have you covered.  We also have experience working on Flat and High Pitch roofs so no matter what kind of structure you have, Proclaim has the experience to do the job right – the first time.

How long will it take Proclaim to replace my roof?

We aim to complete your job, to your satisfaction, in just one day.

Does Proclaim install new roofs or just replace damaged ones?

We do it all!  Since 2011, we have served all of North and West Texas by installing new roofs, replacing damaged roofs, and repairing roofs that don’t need a full replacement.

How do I know if I need a new roof?

The best way to determine if a new roof is needed is to have a qualified professional perform a thorough inspection.  Call or contact us today for a FREE inspection so we can help guide you on your best options.

Will I incur any out-of-pocket expenses?

Typically, no.  Proclaim works with your insurance company so they cover the full replacement cost value of your roof.  However, some homeowners look to change the look of their dwelling by selecting a more expensive shingle than was previously there.  In these instances, it’s possible additional expenses could occur.

What kind of warranty does Proclaim offer?

Beyond the standard manufacturers’ warranties on all the shingles we offer, Proclaim offers a limited non-transferable two (2) year warranty for any roof or siding defect caused by poor workmanship.  In addition, we offer a one (1) year limited warranty for defects in gutter installation.

What should I look for in a reputable roofing company?

Make sure they have a good standing with the Better Business Bureau and make sure they can provide you with as many references that satisfies YOU.  Proclaim roofing has an A-Rating with the BBB and can provide references and testimonials from other Texas homeowners.  View some of our testimonials here.

Is Proclaim insured and bonded?

Absolutely!  Proclaim roofing proudly carries a $10,000,000 insurance policy so you have peace-of-mind that we’re serious about earning your trust.

Can Proclaim provide references?

You bet.  Just ask and we’ll be happy to provide you with as many as you may need.

When is the best time to replace gutters?

The best time you can replace your gutters is during summer when it’s dry. Installing gutters can be a dangerous task that’s especially difficult when it’s raining or snowing. Furthermore, roofers like working at times when there will be minimum interruptions due to bad weather. If you decide to DIY, ensure you do a thorough installation since you don’t know how the gutters will perform till the spring rains or winter snow arrives.

What roof shingles are the best?

There are many different kinds of roof shingles: asphalt, cedar, tiles, metal, and slate. They all have their own strengths and weaknesses, hence what is ideal in another home may not necessarily work for you. But don’t fret, we will take you through the benefits of each type of roof and help you pick your best roofing material.

What is the best roofing material for a flat roof?

The best choices for a flat roof include a built-up roofing (BUR), single-ply roofing (TPO and EPDM), modified bitumen and fiberglass roofing. Each of these has its own pros and cons, so you have to select the most suitable material depending on your location, local climate, height, financial ability and so on. Just speak to any of our experts for advice on what will best suit your situation.

How long does an asphalt roof last?

The most basic option, a simple 3-tab asphalt shingle roof, will last an average of 20 years. An architectural/dimensional shingle roof is thicker and more durable thus able to easily last more than 25 years. Premium shingles are the best type of asphalt roof and generally last for more than 30 years.

How do you clean an asphalt roof?

Firstly, wear protective clothing and secure yourself using a full-body harness. Use a broom or leaf blower to remove the debris on your roof then spray it with a roof cleaner. The cleaner you use should be a specially formulated cleaning agent that’s noncorrosive and environmentally friendly. Wait for about 20 minutes for the cleaner to do its job, then rinse the shingles using water. Ensure you clean your roof on an overcast day that isn’t too windy to prevent the roof cleaner from drying up too quickly.

How do you stop a roof leak in the rain?

Immediately place a bucket below the leak to contain the incoming water and dry out the area using a towel or sponge. Next, go to your attic to look for the site of the leak. Once you find it, apply tar to the underside of the roof, then press a shingle or piece of plywood into the tar to cover the leak. Apply more tar around the edges of the patch to properly seal the leak. However, this is just a quick fix to prevent worse damage. Remember to contact us later for a more permanent solution.

Which type of roof is better?

Different types of roofs add their own unique design element and come with various advantages and drawbacks. For instance, asphalt shingles are cheap, versatile and easy to install, but asphalt roofing doesn’t last very long. On the other hand, while slate is the most durable roofing material, it’s very heavy and expensive. Our experts should help you figure out what roofing type will best suit you.

How do you keep moss from growing on your roof?

Moss grows best in the shade so cut back trees that shade your roof to prevent it from taking hold. You can also apply a moss preventive treatment on your roof to hinder growth. Since copper and zinc are toxic to moss, you could affix some strips of the metals to the ridge of your roof. As it rains, water will carry molecules of zinc or copper down the roof and kill any growing moss. Alternatively, consider buying moss-resistant shingles. These have metal granules embedded in their surface to prevent the growth of moss.

How to install a gutter system?

First, calculate the total length of gutters you’ll need for your house and buy them together with the appropriate number of downspouts and gutter brackets. Using a hacksaw or tin-snips, cut the gutters into their proper sizes. You should then mount the gutter brackets onto your house’s face board every 18-24 inches. Cut out openings irrelevant sections of the gutters for a downspout opening, then affix downspout connectors using metal screws and high-quality sealant. Don’t forget to attach end-caps to an open-ended run of the gutter. Place the gutters onto their brackets and attach the downspout to the connectors that were installed earlier. Lastly, use a sealant to seal any seams in the entire gutter system and let it dry overnight.

What is the average price of a roof?

The price of a roof depends on many factors including the size of the house, roofing materials, location, time of the year, labor costs and whether or not it’s a residential or commercial project. On average, a new roof costs about $6,000. For a more accurate estimate, don’t hesitate to contact us directly.