Low Slope Roofs – Pros and Cons

What are Low Slope Roofs?

A roof is considered low slope if it has an angle of fewer than 18 degrees. This means that the roof can be flatter than a roof with a higher slope.

What are the Benefits?

solar shingles 2 220x146 Low Slope Roofs – Pros and ConsLow Slope Roofs have a few benefits specifically in Houston:

Flatter means easier for Solar Panels – Many people in the Houston Metropolitan area are investing in Solar Panels and a Low slope roof means that each panel has the potential to take in more sunlight than if the slope was higher.

Flatter means water Rolls off Easier – Rain will fall off the roof faster, which can be good regarding impact reduction and sound reduction.

Flatter means less likely to receive wind damage – you are less likely to have shingles torn off your roof during a low slope roof because they are built closer to the grain.

What are the Negatives?

IMG 1758 220x164 Low Slope Roofs – Pros and ConsFlatter means more impact from Snow – While it doesn’t impact many residents directly. When there is snow, it can cling much more and stay on the roof for longer. This can cause increased strain when otherwise it would be more prone to falling off.

Flatter means Damage is Harder – If something were to damage your roof, the impact would spread out to other parts of the roof faster than if it were in a higher slope roof. This is due to the way the roof is constructed and dissipates damage. When something breaks through, it breaks hard.

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Brinkmann Quality Roofings has always remained loyal to the trade of Roofing. For the last thirty years, our roofing services have helped countless businesses and residences in the state of Texas. Whether it’s learning how to clean gutters or learning our prices, if you would like to know more about our services or products available, give us a call today at 281-480-7663

How to Clean your Gutters and Downspouts

Why you should clean your Gutters

Your gutters are an important part of your roof. Instead of having all of the runoff and debris from your roof falling carelessly to the ground, the gutters are there to keep them out of your way. However, if the debris will stay on the gutters and downspouts, then it could potentially cause damage to the structure of your house. To avoid this, it’s important that you learn how to clean your gutters and downspouts!

How to Clean the Gutters

cleangutters 220x147 How to Clean your Gutters and DownspoutsInspect The Gutters Visually – The first step you should take is to inspect the gutters visually. If you see any large pieces that are stuck in there, take a gloved hand and pull it out manually. Keeping a trash bag with you will make it much easier to dispose of the debris that remains in the gutter.

Vacuum or Blowers on the Gutters – The best way to get rid of the excess debris is to take a shop vac or a vacuum blower and withdraw the debris. While there are dirt and small rocks and small leaves that would simply take too much time to do by man.

De-Clog the Downspout – The downspout is arguably the most difficult part. Since you have to manually inspect all of the spouts to see if there is debris within. A great way to do this is pump water through and pull apart joints of the downspout for easier pressure.

Brinkmann Quality

Brinkmann Quality Roofings has always remained loyal to the trade of Roofing. For the last thirty years, our roofing services have helped countless businesses and residences in the state of Texas. Whether it’s learning how to clean gutters or learning our prices, if you would like to know more about our services or products available, give us a call today at 281-480-7663

Tile vs. Shingle Roof!

Tile vs. Shingle Roof!

Many people are going to be upgrading their roofs soon, and for many, that means making a decision between tile and shingle roofing. When it comes to this decision, it mostly depends on where you are because there are climate specific issues that each style has to undergo.

What about the Tile Roofing

Gerard Barcelona Tile 220x146 Tile vs. Shingle Roof!Price – Tile roofing is more expensive than shingles, but the aesthetic comparison is barely noticeable, especially with those who are making a long-term investment.

Durability – Tiles are much more durable than shingles as well as heavier. This means they are more likely to stay on during a storm and often lasts roughly twice as long as the shingles.

Look – There is a specific look that tiles have that often looks nicer and can come in much more colors. So there are more options available regarding the appeal.

What about the Shingle Roofing

Composite Asphalt Shingles 220x90 Tile vs. Shingle Roof!Price – Shingles are much cheaper than tiles. But with that being said, it is often presumed that people with shingle roofing simply couldn’t afford anything else.

Durability – Shingles are easier at dispersing the wind, but they are incredibly easy to take off in the chance that the wind falls beneath it and pries them off.

Look – The tiles have a much more conservative look to them and often look like flat roofing. They often have a gripped or abrasive edge to better cling if people are moving atop it.

Which is best for me?

The quality of the Roof – While tiles are objectively the better choice, it’s important to make sure your structure can handle the tiles. A tile roof will often weigh as much as five times the amount as a shingle roof and puts a strain on parts of the house.

Weather Conditions – If you are in a typically windy area, you might need to be stuck with tile roofing because they do better under strenuous conditions. Humidity also has the typical characteristics of breaking apart shingles much easier.

Brinkmann Quality

Brinkmann Quality Roofings has always remained loyal to the trade of Roofing. For the last thirty years, our roofing services have helped countless businesses and residences in the state of Texas. If you would like to know more about our services or products available, give us a call today at 281-480-7663

Clear Lake Roofing Contractors

Brinkmann Quality Roofing Services is the perfect roofing contractor to take care of your residential roofing needs in Clear Lake.

Your home is your sanctuary, and that means it should keep you, your family, and your belongings safe from the elements. Since your roof is such an important part of your home, it is important to employ a trusted roofing contractor that has the experience and knowledge needed in roof maintenance and roof repairs.

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Whether you need regular roof maintenance, major repairs, or an entire roof replacement, you can trust us to do the job right the first time. We have a broad range of experience, and our entire team is trained and kept up-to-date on the latest roofing products and application methods. We also re-certify annually with the largest roofing manufacturers in the industry so that you know your roof is not only being serviced by professionals, but that it is serviced to the manufacturer’s requirements.

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From composition shingles to tile, slate to metal, or even solar shingles, Brinkmann has you covered. Our professionals can advise you on the type of roofing material that will work best for your home and your price range. We can also provide you with services for your home’s siding, gutters and insulation. Your home’s exterior should not only be beautiful but it should be strong and well-maintained to keep you and your loved ones safe.

Contact Us

Brinkmann Quality Roofing Services has been serving the Clear Lake area with roof replacements, roof repairs, and roof maintenance for 2 generations years. Call us at 281-480-7663 for a free, no-obligation estimate.

League City Roofing Contractors

Brinkmann Quality Roofing Services is the perfect roofing contractor to take care of your residential roofing needs in League City.

Your home is your sanctuary, and that means it should keep you, your family, and your belongings safe from the elements. Since your roof is such an important part of your home, it is important to employ a trusted roofing contractor that has the experience and knowledge needed in roof maintenance and roof repairs.

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Whether you need regular roof maintenance, major repairs, or an entire installation, you can trust us to do the job right the first time. We have a broad range of experience, and our entire team is trained and kept up-to-date on the latest roofing products and application methods. We also re-certify annually with the largest roofing manufacturers in the industry so that you know your roof is not only being serviced by professionals, but that it is serviced to the manufacturer’s requirements.

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From composition shingles to tile, slate to metal, or even solar shingles, Brinkmann has you covered. Our professionals can advise you on the type of roofing material that will work best for your home and your price range. We can also provide you with services for your home’s siding, gutters and insulation. Your home’s exterior should not only be beautiful but it should be strong and well-maintained to keep you and your loved ones safe.

Contact Us

Brinkmann Quality Roofing Services has been serving the League City area with roof replacements, roof repairs, and roof maintenance for almost 40 years. Call us at 281-480-7663 for a free, no-obligation estimate.

Pearland Roofing Contractors

Brinkmann Quality Roofing Services is the perfect roofing contractor to take care of your residential roofing needs in Pearland.

Your home is your sanctuary, and that means it should keep you, your family, and your belongings safe from the elements. Since your roof is such an important part of your home, it is important to employ a trusted roofing contractor that has the experience and knowledge needed in roof maintenance and roof repairs.

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Whether you need regular roof maintenance, major repairs, or an entire installation, you can trust us to do the job right the first time. We have a broad range of experience, and our entire team is trained and kept up-to-date on the latest roofing products and application methods. We also re-certify annually with the largest roofing manufacturers in the industry so that you know your roof is not only being serviced by professionals, but that it is serviced to the manufacturer’s requirements.

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From composition shingles to tile, slate to metal, or even solar shingles, Brinkmann has you covered. Our professionals can advise you on the type of roofing material that will work best for your home and your price range. We can also provide you with services for your home’s siding, gutters and insulation. Your home’s exterior should not only be beautiful but it should be strong and well-maintained to keep you and your loved ones safe.

Contact Us

Brinkmann Quality Roofing Services has been serving the Pearland area with roof replacements, roof repairs, and roof maintenance for almost 40 years. Call us at 281-480-7663 for a free, no-obligation estimate.

Friendswood Roofing Contractors

Brinkmann Quality Roofing Services is the perfect roofing contractor to take care of your residential roofing needs in Friendswood.

Your home is your sanctuary, and that means it should keep you, your family, and your belongings safe from the elements. Since your roof is such an important part of your home, it is important to employ a trusted roofing contractor that has the experience and knowledge needed in roof maintenance and roof repairs.

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Whether you need regular roof maintenance, major repairs, or an entire installation, you can trust us to do the job right the first time. We have a broad range of experience, and our entire team is trained and kept up-to-date on the latest roofing products and application methods. We also re-certify annually with the largest roofing manufacturers in the industry so that you know your roof is not only being serviced by professionals, but that it is serviced to the manufacturer’s requirements.

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From composition shingles to tile, slate to metal, or even solar shingles, Brinkmann has you covered. Our professionals can advise you on the type of roofing material that will work best for your home and your price range. We can also provide you with services for your home’s siding, gutters and insulation. Your home’s exterior should not only be beautiful but it should be strong and well-maintained to keep you and your loved ones safe.

Contact Us

Brinkmann Quality Roofing Services has been serving the Friendswood area with roof replacements, roof repairs, and roof maintenance for almost 40 years. Call us at 281-480-7663 a free, no-obligation estimate.

How important is Insulation?

What is Insulation?

Insulation means keeping or retaining. In the case of construction, insulation is used in the management of heat. You either want to gain heat or lose heat. For the most part, every single house or roof has some form of insulation in it, partially because you don’t want air to escape and you don’t want water to enter.

Why does Insulation Matter?

IMG 0067 220x164 How important is Insulation?Reinforcement – As listed above, insulation is important for reinforcing what the purpose of the roof is. It keeps things out of your home, be it rain or otherwise.

Keeps Heat out – It especially keeps heat out. When it is the middle of our Houston summer, you don’t want to end up on the losing side of a battle with the weather. If your roof isn’t properly insulated, the cool air can escape and make your HVAC work harder and longer.

Lowers Electric Bill – The cooler your house is, the less the HVAC needs to work to put you there. This over time reduces your electric bill and pays for itself.

What are the kinds of insulation?

Fiberglass – Very common insulation, keeps heat out but does and doesn’t retain water, but how effective can glass be? It’s also eco-friendly.

IMG 0068 220x164 How important is Insulation?Mineral Wool – Another eco-friendly option, this will not melt or combust, but it is also a little more expensive.

Cellulose – This is the most eco-friendly material and is also a little pricey, but it is also flammable.

Polyurethane Foam – This is the best insulator on the market, it even doubles as a sound insulator. But it’s bad for the environment, expensive, and flammable.

Styrofoam – This is the trickiest choice. It is not eco-friendly, it is flammable, and it is difficult to use with roof imperfections, so the more oblong your roof is, the more it will cost. But it is the least expensive material on the market.

Brinkmann Quality

Brinkmann Quality is one of the best roofing companies in Houston. We have been around for several years and in that time have helped out countless families, and businesses get new roofs for their buildings. If you would like to learn more about our services or prices, give us a call today!

Better Business Bureau Recognizes Brinkmann Quality Roofing Services, Inc. with the 2017 BBB Award for Excellence

In recognizing businesses and non-profits for their achievements and commitment to quality in the workplace, Brinkmann Quality Roofing Services, Inc. was one of 292 companies recognized at the annual Better Business Bureau Awards of Excellence on May 10, 2017.

When asked what it means to Brinkmann Quality Roofing Services, Inc. to receive this recognition, Jason Brinkmann, president, states, “We work hard to provide top notch service to our customers and clients and it is an honor to be recognized for our efforts.”

7 Signs you Need a Roofer for your Home

7 Signs you Need a Roofer for your Home

Having a roofer over to your house is not an everyday occasion, and most people aren’t informed as to the occurrences that would prompt needing a roofer. Because of this, Brinkmann has assembled a list of the top 7 signs you need to watch out for in case you need a roofer!

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Routine Inspection – Routine Inspections can never hurt, whether you want a routine inspection annually or semi-annually is up to you, but the best way to avoid roof damage is constant inspections. Finding a problem before it shows up on the inside can save you thousands in interior repairs.

Higher Heating or Cooling Bills – If you are experiencing higher than average heating or cooling bills that have nothing to do with the weather, it could be due to improper ventilation.  We can provide ventilation solutions catered to your specific home.

Loose or Missing Nails – when you pass by your roof to your door, keep an eye out for nails backing out. These can appear as “lifted shingles” or “fish mouths” on the plane of the roof.  These are typically caused by a nail hitting a plywood joint and backing out of wood due to natural expansion and contraction.  Gone untreated these can eventually lead to wood rot or even roof blow offs.

Loose or Missing Shingles – Traffic, heavy winds, hail storms and improper application can lead to shingles becoming loose, or for the blanks to drop off completely. When this happens, it can expose the underlying roof deck to water and eventual rot.

PRoofRepair 220x213 7 Signs you Need a Roofer for your Homeeculiar Smells or Signs of Water Damage – If you smell a musty odor or see stains in the sheetrock it may be time to get a roofer to look at suspect areas.  Timely diagnosis can prevent mold and mildew from moisture intrusion.

Clogged Gutters – Gutters without our “gutter guards” can catch debris from surrounding trees and shrubbery.  These can cause water dams at the perimeter of your home.

The roof is Sagging – This is the four-alarm fire for roof repair. When you see small sagging areas this typically indicates a leak has been present for a long period of time that has gone unnoticed.  If you can get in your attic to observe the area under this sag the damage may be apparent.  Call us immediately if you notice sagging.

Brinkmann Quality

Brinkmann has been the quality roofer in the Houston Metropolitan area for many years, and we don’t intend on stopping anytime soon. If you would like to learn more about our services or pricing, give us a call today!