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New Roof = Happy Home

Posted by on 3:23 pm in Residential Roofing | 0 comments

New Roof = Happy Home

Brent & April live in Fort Worth, TX.  Like so many around the metroplex they were effected by the hailstorms that passed through in March of 2016. They had some leaks come through into the house, knew they need to call someone and they turned to Bill at Watson’s Roofing. “I called and Bill made the process so easy,” April recalls.  “He came out & met the insurance adjuster so that he could know exactly what work needed to be done and what would most likely be covered.” Brent says, “Bill’s demeanor is very calm and in control.  He makes you feel at ease, which is so important when it comes to something as important as your home.” Both Brent & April were impressed with the crew who came to their house.  April’s comments, “They were prompt, polite and did a fabulous job cleaning up after they had installed the new roof on both our house and detached garage.”   “We highly recommend Bill and the entire team at Watson’s Roofing & Construction.  We kept their sign in our yard a few extra weeks because we felt so strongly about the great work they did,” Brent recounts. ———————————————————- Watson’s Roofing & Construction is glad to provide excellent customer service from start to finish.  We believe that a new roof should make your home a happy one. If you’re unsure about the condition of your roof please give us a call today.  We would love to take a look for you. 817-879-0568 Watson’s Roofing & Construction: When all hail breaks loose…we’ve got you...

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4 Ways to Protect Your Roof from Winter

Posted by on 11:07 am in Commercial Roofing, Residential Roofing | 0 comments

4 Ways to Protect Your Roof from Winter

  Here are 4 ways to protect your roof from the perils of winter!     How long has it been since you have looked in your attic? It is the quickest way to see if there are any small leaks that have gone undetected. Look around for moisture build up or discoloration. Also be sure to check to see if any animals have made their home in your attic.  They can cause all kinds of trouble and we can help patch up places where they might be getting in.       Adding insulation to your home will help with your energy bills and keep your home nice and toasty during the cold winter months.               This is an important part of home maintenance that gets overlooked.  A good chimney cleaning can help prevent house fires and keep your house free from back draft smoke.             We highly encourage everyone to clean their gutters after most of the leaves have fallen off your trees.  This way if there is a freeze the water (now turned to ice) and leaves do not clog up the gutters and leave you with a huge mess.       We are proud to serve north Texas and beyond.  Don’t hesitate to call us if you have any roofing, painting, patio, fence, flooring or general construction...

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Pros and Cons of a Spanish Concrete Tile Roof

Posted by on 4:39 pm in Residential Roofing | 0 comments

Pros and Cons of a Spanish Concrete Tile Roof

Spanish concrete tile roofing has been around for centuries.  This roof style can be seen around the globe and offers many advantages, but some disadvantages as well. Pros Durability – These roofs can last for over 100 years. If you put one of these on, you most likely will never have to replace it in your lifetime. Variety – There are several colors, shapes, and textures that can change the look and feel of your home drastically. Properties – It’s reflective nature can help with heating and cooling efficiency. It is not susceptible to mold and will not rot.  It also does not expand or contract with heat variations like wood does.       Cons Weight – Individual tiles are heavy and if your roof is not built to hold them additional supports may have to be installed.   Cost – This type of roof is more expensive than a regular shingle roof. But, you must take into account that it will likely never need to be replaced again.       Let us know if you think a clay roof is the right option for you. We would love to visit with you more about all of your options. Visit our Contact Us page to get a quote...

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Pre-Roof Checklist

Posted by on 6:10 pm in Commercial Roofing, Residential Roofing | 0 comments

Pre-Roof Checklist

Something we get asked all the time is, ‘What should I do before you come to fix my roof?’ So, we’ve prepared a handy, dandy checklist so you can be ready when the exciting day arrives! If you would like a printable version please click here –> Pre-Roof-Checklist-PDF...

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We Made The Good Contractors List!

Posted by on 3:21 pm in Commercial Roofing, Custom Fences & Patios, Painting Services, Residential Roofing | 0 comments

We Made The Good Contractors List!

We are pleased to announce we made The Good Contractors List! This means you can rest easy when you hire us because we are backed by a $10,000 guarantee.   You can watch this video below to see how it works.  We’d love to bid on your next project and exceed your expectations!   Call 817.879.0568 to give us a chance to earn your business!   Want more information? Visit...

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Minor Roof Repair

Posted by on 10:48 am in Commercial Roofing, Residential Roofing | 0 comments

Minor Roof Repair

Your roof plays an important part of protecting your property, both residential and commercial.  Scheduling a professional roof inspection or performing your own preliminary visual inspection is the first step, and making minor repairs now can save you money later. Repairing Your Roof If your preliminary inspection reveals a few missing shingles, gaps around the vents on the roof or other signs of damage, you may be left wondering, “Is it really something I should worry about now? I have a lot of other expenses.” The reality is, yes. If left unrepaired, these flaws can leave your roof susceptible to more damage during high winds and heavy rains. Prolonged water exposure can damage the wood decking. During heavy rains, water can leak inside the attic. Enough water will soak through insulation and could ultimately cause the ceiling to collapse or mold to grow undetected. Act now to avoid turning what would have been an affordable repair job into a major cleanup effort. Whether you live in a hail prone area or just somewhere vulnerable to heavy rainstorms, the steps you take to repair your roof now could potentially save you tens of thousands of dollars in repairs to the interior of your home and the roof. If you think you can’t afford a roof repair, imagine covering the costs to cleanup and replace items inside your house as well as fix the roof. Ready to Make Repairs? If your roof cover is in good condition and only minor repairs are needed, keep the following steps in mind. You can expect to spend a few hundred dollars at most. However, if it’s time to re-roof the cost will go up, and re-roofing the right way to avoid damage is important. If the inspection revealed water damage to the sheathing. Replace it and take this opportunity to check the condition of the wood framing underneath the sheathing. If shingles are in good condition but not well secured, apply roofing cement near the edges and in the middle of the shingle. If there are gaps around vents or other roof penetrations, re-apply sealant wherever gaps and holes are present. Make sure the sealant is waterproof. If any flashing is loose, secure it. Flashing is a thin metal strip that keeps water out of spaces where different building surfaces meet. While you’re making improvements check the attachment of the soffits that run around the edge of your roof. Many homes damaged in a recent hail storms had major water damage due to loose or detached soffits.  It’s common for soffits to be attached only by staples. Minor roof repair should be simple, easy, and affordable. Unfortunately, too many contractors make it challenging and difficult, and expensive; they charge you per hour for a job it took them too long to do. At Watson’s Roofing and Construction, we are a professional roofing contractor that offers service on all minor roofing repairs and a customer-centered business that focuses on your needs first. Commitment to customer service as a priority — that’s the Watson’s standard. When you are in need of a minor roof repair, we offer you fast, affordable, and professional service on all minor roof damage. No one likes to be rained on, and everyone knows that minor roof damage can quickly lead to major roof...

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I have a damaged fence. Should I repair it or replace it?

Posted by on 4:06 am in Custom Fences & Patios | 0 comments

I have a damaged fence. Should I repair it or replace it?

I have a damaged fence. Should I repair it or replace it?   The answer to this question will depend on the amount of damage and to which areas of the fence are in need of repair. A fence is usually comprised of a combination of individual posts and panels. If you happen to have several wobbly or shaky fence posts, then these can easily be either replaced or reinstalled to become more firmly in place. As long as the adjacent fence panels are in good condition, these can simply be reattached. You can also replace individual panels, as long as you can find ones that match the existing fence. Sometimes, an individual panel can be repaired, especially in cases where it is simply becoming detached from the fence posts. But if either panels or posts are beginning to show signs of wood rot or are becoming dried and cracked due to weather and age, then replacement may be your best option. It is usually recommended to replace an entire fence if more than 50% of the fence is in an aging state of disrepair. Since one of the main purposes of a fence to provide safety and security, you may not want to take chances. Besides, the costs of time and money associated with the repairs or replacements of lots of individual posts and panels may far exceed the total cost of a brand new fence. And “brand new” always looks much better than a fence that has been repaired over and over again. Fence repair of posts and panels is not all that difficult, unless the fence posts are embedded in concrete. This may require a bit of jackhammering and some rather back breaking labor. But any strongly built fence should last for about 15 to 20 years. Beyond that age, you may want to consider a total...

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What do you need to know before your next paint job?

Posted by on 4:04 am in Painting Services | 0 comments

What do you need to know before your next paint job?

What do you need to know before your next paint job?   When comparing the many different options available for professional painting contractors, there are a few considerations that can affect the look of the final project. For painting of home exteriors, your house may need to be thoroughly pressure washed prior to beginning the painting. Does your contractor provide this service? Power washing will also help to rid your home of lose paint chips, mold, and mildew that can easily form on the outside surfaces. This fungus growth can be very toxic to you and your family. If the mold is not eradicated completely before a new paint job, then it will likely only continue to grow and spread, eventually eating into the new paint in the process. The quality and brand of paint and equipment is also a critical component to a paint job that looks professional, either for interiors or exteriors of the home. Cheaper paints will only last a couple of years before you will begin to see them chip and fade. Hiring a professional contractor who only uses top quality paints, brushes, and finishes will not only save you money in the long run, but you will not have to go through this difficult painting process again in the near future, saving you time, as well. Depending on the color that you choose, you might be able to get away with just one coat of paint on interior walls, but two coats is usually the average. A third coat may also be required. A high quality primer should also be used prior to performing the paint job. Although the application of the primer does not have to be as “pretty” as the final coating of paint, it will take a bit of time to complete. When interviewing painting contractors, always look for companies that employ only their own workers. Companies who hire subcontractors to perform the work have much less control over the quality of the finished...

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What are the benefits to composition shingles?

Posted by on 4:03 am in Residential Roofing | 0 comments

What are the benefits to composition shingles?

What are the benefits to composition shingles?     Composite roofing shingles make up nearly 85% of all home roofing systems for a variety of different reasons. Not only are they a more inexpensive solution, but they also come in a variety of colors, styles, and textures designed to complement the individual exterior style and décor of your home. The three-tab shingles are usually the most cost effective form of composite shingle, but other designs include more elaborate styles of multiple colors or architecturally detailed shingles that can also sometimes provide even longer lasting durability. Composite shingles are also very easy to replace, either when resurfacing an entire roof or for the repair of specific individual areas. Their lifespan can last up to 50 years, depending on the manufacturer and the individual shingle ratings. Composite roofing systems are also highly flame resistant, protecting your home from fires caused by fallen burning debris, neighboring house fires, and even windblown ash and soot. Composite shingles should not be confused with those made of asphalt. Asphalt shingles are usually only made from paper or fiberglass which is then covered in the asphalt coating. The asphalt variety also have a much shorter lifespan, lasting only 5 to 20 years at maximum. Composite shingles are much more durable. They can also help to shield the homeowners from harmful UV rays, decrease energy costs and utility bills, and even prevent the growth of mold, algae, and fungus. This mold growth is not only hazardous to your health, but it is also very unsightly, resulting in dark, black streaks on the exterior of the roof. For a long term roofing system that is easy to maintain, very cost effective, fire retardant, and provides you with a nearly unlimited number of styles and color options, composite shingles are well worth their...

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