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Your Commercial Roofing Annual Checklist

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Your Commercial Roofing Annual Checklist

Just like your body needs an annual check-up, so does your roof! The good news is, you don’t need to make an appointment months in advance — you can do this yourself. All you need is Your Commercial Roof Annual Checklist and you can do one today (we bet it’s been a while). Get a printable version: Your-Commerical-Roofing-Annual-Checklist-Watsons-Roofing We know you’ll feel better knowing your business’ roof is holding steady and is ready to withstand the next storm! If you need any assistance, call Bill at...

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7 Ways to Prepare Your Home to Weather the Next Storm

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7 Ways to Prepare Your Home to Weather the Next Storm

> In an ideal world, our homes would be built to withstand all kinds of weather in every season. However, we know that weather is unpredictable and can cause all kinds of damage. Meteorologists make their best-educated guess at the time, but weather conditions can change on a whim. To take control and prepare for all kinds of weather, remember our seven P’s: Is there a Pool on your property? Pools make great hideaway places! The weight of the water within them makes them so heavy that they are less susceptible to storm damage. Submerge any patio furniture in them so that your chairs and tables don’t get blown away. Do you enjoy tending to outdoor potted Plants? If so, I am sure that you are away of their delicate nature. It is important to provide the right temperature, lighting, and food to keep plants healthy. When a severe enough storm hits, plants may not survive well in the disrupted ecosystem. The easiest solution is to bring them indoors until the climate returns to normal. What about outdoor Pets? Even more precious than our plants, our pets are living, breathing creatures that are very aware of impending bad weather. Some pets will even run away and hide when they sense a change in the air. It is very important to make sure that they are brought inside or, at the very least, given a proper outdoor shelter to take cover in. Also, their toys should be secured, as well, seeing as how they could become tossed around and lost in the wind. Speaking of things being thrown around in the wind, are you aware of any other kinds of Portable objects around your home? Anything that is not fully secured should be taken up and placed inside of your home, garage, or shed, etc. Or, if it is too big to move or store, any freestanding, loose object should be tied down. The last thing you want is to have your lawnmower or kid’s bike come crashing through your window! On that same note, anything that could become a Projectile should be put away quickly. Look at the items around your home. Do you have objects that are particularly aerodynamic? Be careful with those that could be easily picked up and thrown by the wind. Shape, texture, density, and more can all play a factor in whether or not an item could become a targeted missile. It is very important to Prune your trees and bushes as a part of your regular lawn care routine, especially those ones that are close to your home. Not only does it keep them healthy and looking great, it also ensures that no long branches will scratch your windows as they are being thrust about in a storm. Lastly, do not forget to simply walk around the Perimeter of your home. Is there anything that you can spot that would pose a hazard during a storm? Cheesy as it may sound, it is helpful to “think like a storm” in this scenario. What could you tear up or destroy? It will help you identify additional problem spots to take care of or secure before bad weather hits. Storms can fluctuate so quickly in severity that it makes it hard for us to determine...

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5 Warning Signs to Catch Roof Damage Early

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5 Warning Signs to Catch Roof Damage Early

Our homes weather many a storm in their lifetime. We trust them to protect us during bad weather as a safe and secure shelter. It is something many of us take for granted. However, to do their job, we have to make sure that they are given the best care. One of the most important features of your home is the roof. To ensure that it is always in tip-top shape, make sure to get it inspected when you notice the following: Water spots – Water damage can easily turn your home into an unsightly mess. When cracks in the roof allow water to pass through, you can get dark water spots in your ceiling. If this leads to softening of the drywall or bowing of the wood, repairs can get costly quick. Even the smallest water spot can be a sign of roof damage, so act fast. Worn shingles – Do you notice uneven, cracked, or bent shingles? It is a good idea to regularly walk the perimeter of your house to take a look at the roof from all angles. If you see any shingles that look damaged, they may be too worn to work properly. Having a professional look at these worn areas can help you determine whether or not your roof is still protecting your home effectively./li> Windblown shingles – Have you ever found shingles on the ground around your home? When a storm is particularly rough, strong winds can knock down loose shingles. When one or two are lost, it may not be enough damage to warrant repair. However, when your roof loses too many shingles, it can impair the coverage it gives your home. A roof is made up of hundreds of overlying shingles that work together to cover every inch of your home. Take away too many and part of the house may be left vulnerable. Neighborhood damage – Pay attention to your neighbors. Do their homes look weather beaten? Does a roof down the street look shabby? If others in your neighborhood have sustained significant weather damage, this should alert you to inspect your own home. Just because you cannot see any damage on your home does not mean it is not there. The state of your surroundings can give you the perfect clue. Do not be afraid to be nosy! Passing time – How long has it been since your roof was last inspected? This last one is easy. No keen observation skills required! If your roof has not been looked at it in the past two years, it is a good idea to do so. Scheduling regular checkups is a good practice to keep your roof in its best shape. A roof is an expensive investment, so we want to make it last for you! Use these five warning signs to catch roof damage early on by having an inspection done as soon as possible. Keep your roof healthy and your home safe. When we feel confident in our home’s durability, we can live at ease despite life’s storms. If you feel it’s time for your roof to be inspected, call us at 817.879.0568. Or you can use the form on this page to get in touch with us. We would love to get up on your roof and...

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New Roof = Happy Home

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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?

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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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