Storm Information

Dallas / Fort Worth TX Storm Damage Response Team

Experienced Arlington TX Roofing Contractor, John Wade Roofing, Can Fix Roof Damage Caused by Storms, Winds and Hail

Dallas / Ft. Wort is no stranger to roof damage!

Thunderstorms, Winter Storms, Tornadoes, and more. Are you prepared if wind, rain or hail damages your roof? Unfortunately, you don’t always see the damage until your roof starts leaking and ruining your home’s interior.

Whether the storm damage is obvious or it sneaks up on you, John Wade Roofing is ready. We watch the forecast and prepare crews to respond quickly to repair or replace your roof. That way your home and family is protected before the next storm rolls in. John Wade Roofing has played a vital roll in putting roofs back over Dallas / Ft. Worth homeowners heads after all the major storms that we have seen hit our area. Let our experience take care of you in these dramatic times.

Plus, John Wade Roofing negotiates with insurance companies so you don’t have to. We’re fast, affordable and experienced!

For storm damage in Dallas / Fort Worth, call the experts at John Wade Roofing at 817-265-5520.

Impact Resistant Shingles for Dallas / Fort Worth Residents
John Wade Roofing of Arlington Texas Specializes in Class IV Impact Resistant Shingle Roof Installation

Impact resistant roofing shingles and material is a relatively new option for residential and commercial building applications. The state of Texas receives more than its fair share of damaging hail. As a result, John Wade Roofing believes impact resistant roofing shingles could be a viable option for many homeowners.

Between 1991 and 1995, wind and hail caused an average of $8 billion in insurance payouts each year. Wind and hail damage to roofs comprises a significant portion of this cost. Hail damage to asphalt shingles may include severe granule loss, material loss at shingle edges and penetration.

New impact resistant shingle products are designed to resist damage from impact and high winds. They meet the most stringent standards for impact resistance (Class 4) set by Underwriters Laboratories (UL), and wind resistance set by UL and the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM International).

Several manufacturers offer asphalt shingles designed to resist the effects of severe weather such as wind and impact from flying debris or hail. Various proprietary methods are used to keep granules attached to the shingle, to prevent shingle breaking during impact and to keep shingles attached to the sheathing during high winds.

UL 2218 classifies the resistance of roofing products to impact damage. In the test, steel balls are directed at roof samples, and damage is observed. Products that receive a Class 4 (or Class IV) rating from UL 2218 are the most resistive to hail damage. Some major insurance companies offer homeowners premium discounts for the use of roofing products that receive a Class 4 rating.

Call Arlington TX roofer, John Wade Roofing, at 817-265-5520 for expert advice on impact resistent shingles.

Dallas / Fort Worth Attic Ventilation
The DFW Roofing Professionals at John Wade Roofing Will Make Sure Your Home’s Ventilation System is Performing Its Best

Proper ventilation is crucial to the life and effectiveness of every roofing system. Vapors and condensation can cripple R-values and formulate hidden decay in the building structure. John Wade Roofing will create a system that performs where you see it, and where you can’t.

It’s estimated that 9 out of 10 homes in North America do not have proper attic ventilation. Why? Because most people are unaware that attic ventilation can impact the longevity of their entire home!

For example, in the summer, an improperly ventilated attic can cause heat to build in excess of 160°F. This superheated air eventually penetrates the ceiling insulation into the living area below.

Types of damage that can result include:

• Premature aging of your roofing system (“fried” shingles)

• Warping, cracking, or breaking down of wood framing

• Damage to siding, exterior or interior paint, and wallpaper

• Higher energy costs

A properly ventilated attic can help reduce the load on your air conditioner by moving the superheated air out of your attic before it builds up and causes damage. In the winter, various household appliances, bathtubs, showers, and cooking vapors can contribute to excess moisture build-up. Improperly ventilated attics will allow this moisture to collect and cling to the underside of the roof. There, it will condense and fall, soaking the attic insulation and reducing its efficiency.

Additional structural damage can include:

• Roof deck warping and rotting of the wood frame

• Mildew growth

• Buckling of shingles and felt


Proper Attic Ventilation

Proper attic ventilation systems allow a continuous flow of outside air through the attic, protecting the efficiency of the insulation and helping to lower temperatures in the living space. It consists of a balance between air intake (at your eaves or soffits) and air exhaust (at or near your roof ridge).

The FHA (Federal Housing Administration) recommends a minimum of at least 1 square foot of attic ventilation (both intake and exhaust) for every 300 square feet of attic space. For example, if your attic is 900 square feet, you need a total of 3 square feet of ventilation. This amount is generally divided equally between intake and exhaust ventilation (i.e., 11/2 feet of each), to insure proper air flow through the attic.

Let the Dallas / Fort Worth attic ventilation experts at John Wade Roofing inspect your attic for proper ventillation. Call us at 817-265-5520 to schedule a FREE inspection.

Dallas / Fort Worth Stone Coated Steel Roofing

John Wade Roofing of Arlington TX is Your Dallas / Ft. Worth Area Source for High Performance Stone Coated Steel Roofing

John Wade Roofing features the Decra® product line of stone coated steel roofing material. Stone coated steel is lightweight, fire safe and resistant to freezing and thawing. It can withstand strong winds and is ranked Class 4 in impact resistance, making it an excellent choice for areas prone to hail storms. All of our stone coated steel products come with a 50-year warranty. Aesthetically speaking, stone coated steel can be manufactured to almost any style of roof you may desire, including the following:

Tile: Offers a Mediterranean look and elegance

Villa Tile: For the beauty and architectural detail of old World Italian tile

Shake: Achieves the charm and richness of cedar shake roofing

Shake XD: Provides the attractiveness of rustic, thick, handsplit wood

Shingle: An alternative to asphalt shingle, offered in a variety of earth tone colors

Shingle Plus: Achieves the thick appearance of heavy weight architectural shingle but in a lightweight form

Talk to the Arlington TX roofers at John Wade Roofing for more information about stone coated steel roofs. We serve the entire Dallas / Fort Worth area. Call us at 817-265-5520 today!

Metal Standing Seam Roofing for Dallas / Ft. Worth Texas

Let John Wade Roofing of Arlington TX Handle Your Metal Standing Seam Roofing Project

Metal standing seam roofs are both lightweight and durable. Over the years, metal roofing materials have continually been updated and improved, providing both residential and commercial structures long-lasting protection from the elements. Metal standing seam roof installation involves laying metal roof panels vertically. The area where the metal panels interlock is elevated above the roof’s surface to facilitate water runoff and prevent leakage to the building’s interior. Metal standing seam roofs work well in all U.S. climates, including the hot and humid climate here in Dallas / Fort Worth Texas. Its other advantages include the following:

Strong, durable roofing material

Aesthetically pleasing and offered in a variety of styles

Extremely lightweight

Resists dirt build up

Fire resistant

Does not crack or split

Permanent roofing solution

As with any type of commercial roofing system, metal standing seam roofs should be correctly installed for maximum performance. Let the experienced Arlington TX roofers at John Wade Roofing help you decide if metal standing seam is the right roofing solution for your building. Call us at 817-865-5520 for a FREE consultation and estimate!

Dallas / Fort Worth Modified Bitumen Roofing

John Wade Roofing of Arlington TX Installs and Services Modified Bitumen Roofs

A modified bitumen roof (MBR) is similar to a built up roof (BUR) and is primarily used on flat or low-slope commercial roof buildings. Modified bitumen membranes are typically applied to a base sheet in a 2-4 ply system. These membranes are engineered and manufactured to achieve a consistency in both thickness and physical property. A variety of options for the top layer are available, including mineral, gravel and reflective roof coating. Modified bitumen has several benefits, including the following:

Can be manufactured to achieve fire and hail resistance

Water resistant

High tensile strength

Excellent performance with long warranties available

Top coatings can be applied to reduce energy consumption and cost

In order to function well, modified bitumen roofing systems need to be properly installed by a qualified roofing contractor. John Wade Roofing has years of experience installing modified bitumen roofs in Dallas / Fort Worth, and our workmanship is guaranteed. Call us at 817-265-5520 to schedule a FREE estimate today!