Do you install Brava roof tiles

We do install Brava Roof Tile.  Brava is good solution when weight is a consideration.  It is a synthetic tile which makes is significantly lighter than concrete and clay products.  Attached is a link to a recent installation. Just click on gallery and the first picture that comes up is Brava Roof Tile.

www.brinkmannquality.com/tile-slate

 

 

How long is your warranty on asphalt shingle roofs?

There are two warranty’s to consider when purchasing a roof installation.  A material defect warranty and a labor warranty against leaks.  The manufacturers carry the material defect warranty and they range from a limited 25 years up to a limited 50 years.  The products and processes incorporated into the roofing system will “define limited”.  The workmanship warranty against leaks will range from 1 year up to 25 years.  Our typical roof replacement with a GAF or Owens Corning composition shingle will carry between a 10 year and 25 year workmanship warranty backed by the manufacturer.   All of the warranty coverages are determined by clients choices in product and processes.  The more you incorporate, the longer the warranty.

Do you repair leaking chimneys?

Yes, we do fix leaking chimneys. If you have a brick or stone chimney there is a very good chance that it may start leaking from this event. Porous materials will soak up water and once they reach a point of saturation they will begin to release that water. This is a very common issue when we have consistent rain for 2-3 days or more. The only thing that can be done to stop the leaks is to wrap the entire chimney in plastic or a tarp. Once the brick has been dried out it can be sealed.  There could certainly be a an issue with the flashing as well. However, if it didn’t leak before the storm there is a good chance it is a saturation problem and not a flashing issue.

Do you install solar attic fans?

Yes, we install solar powered attic fans regularly during both roof replacements as well as retrofit into existing roofs. There are several of brands available including Attic Breeze, GAF, Lomanco, Airvent, and others.

do you finance?

We do have multiple financing partners that we work with. Wells Fargo and Admirals Bank.

I’ve called my insurance company about storm damage to my roof, they have not called yet to make an appointment, I would like you here before them can you make it?

We will be more than happy to inspect prior to their arrival. A pre-inspection is a good idea to discuss the process and start preliminary discussions on roofing products.  Once your adjuster communicates a time and date we will meet with the adjuster and assist them with the inspection.  If the damage warrants coverage, we will use this time to agree on what job site variables need to be included in the adjustment. jb

How can I prevent black mold from forming on my composition shingles?

Commonly found predominately on tree covered or the west and northern slopes of roofs along the gulf coast, blue green algae is very tough to treat.  During a new roof installation it is important to select an Algae/Fungus guard feature that is factory applied. The manufacturer will install a variable ratio of zinc or copper coated granules in the color granule blend.  Most manufacturers will warrant against algae/fungus growth for 10 years as it is a living organism that adapts to its environment. Some manufacturers, have a coating designed to weather over time that will change the ratio of zinc/copper exposure and will warrant against algae growth for an extended period of time.  This new technology is relatively new (5-6 years) and the verdict is still out.

Zinc strips installed under the top course of shingles is a time tested method as well. This will typically lead to streaking at the lower sections of the roof.  Due to these inconsistencies we do not install.

Treating after the fact can be done with a 3-1 water to 3% bleach ratio. This can be sprayed on the roof with a manual pump sprayer.  It is important to wet plants surrounding the area to be treated.  We recommend this be done by a roofing professional as bleach can be very slippery and when combined with the height of most roofs can propose a serious fall hazard.  This is a temporary treatment that will kill the blue green algae for a couple of years. There are other products available on the market that we do not have adequate history with to comfortably recommend.

What is the warranty for steel roofs?

There are numerous types, profiles, manufacturers, and other non-product related variables that will determine how long of a warranty a steel based roofing product will come with.  Typically, a prefinished (painted) finish will come with a 20 year paint finish warranty as well as a 20 year corrosion warranty. However, if installed within a certain proximity of salt water this warranty will likely not be available.  Some of the Stone Coated steel products such as Gerard or Decra-Bond offer a 50 year warranty.  These products do not carry many of the limitations that a pre-finished steel product will contain.

do you get a wpi 8 certificate?

Certain exterior construction projects require inspections to ensure that the assembly meet the Texas Department of Insurance Windstorm requirements in coastal counties.   Our detailed proposal will indicate if your project and/or scope requires the inspections.  If the project does require them we will make arrangements to have the project inspected.  The state will issue a WPI-8 as evidence of compliance with applicable installation requirement.  The State does not send paper copies any longer and it will have to be obtained using their site.  Any customer of Brinkmann Quality Roofing Services can contact us and we will pull, print and scan/fax to client.

does your company finance

Yes. We have multiple financing partners available to work with our clientele.  Wells Fargo and Admirals Bank.

when replacing fascia do you paint?

We can paint fascia boards after replacing, however, this needs to be arranged prior to replacement as paint will need to be onsite. We typically have the client provide the paint so that we can paint immediately after replacement.

Do you do roof repairs in Dallas?

We are not currently servicing the DFW area for small roof repair clients.  We are however engaged in roof replacement and Dow Powerhouse Shingle activities.

what is purpose of drip edge?

Drip edge is a metal transition flashing installed at the perimeter of your home.  The purpose of drip edge is to transition the roofing system to the cornice. Water is shed off of your roofing system to this area where it falls to the ground or gutters.  This non-corrosive flashing will extend the life of your fascia by channeling water away from wood cornice.

Do you repair fascia boards

Yes we do repair rotten fascia boards and soffitt. The optimum time to consider replacing wood fascia and soffitt with James Hardie siding is during a roof replacement.

Do you do yard drainage systems

No. I am sorry we do not do yard drainage systems. However, we can assist with roof top water retention and managed disbursement with a seamless gutter and downspout system. The downspouts can be tied into existing underground drainage.

do you perform roof repairs in houston?

Yes, We perform roofing repairs in Houston and all of Southeast Texas.  From tile and composition shingles to standing seam metal we can assist you with determining what needs to be repaired or replaced.

DO YOU INSTALL SOLAR SHINGLES?

Yes, we are an authorized dealer for the DOW Powerhouse Solar Shingles. We have installations in Magnolia, Humble, West University, the Houston Heights, Wharton, Corpus Christi, Lake Jackson, Danbury, Katy, and several of other local areas. Our product does meet the Texas Department of Insurance Windstorm requirements if your home is in a coastal county.  Please give us a call and see if your home can start making you money. Thank you for inquiry.

My roof was installed by brinkman , but a company called peterson dean says they have taken over your company. is there any truth to this?

Petersendean bought the original company, Brinkmann Roofing Company, in 2007.  Brinkmann Quality Roofing Services was formed after contractual agreements were fulfilled and has never had any association with Petersendean. In 2014, we purchased the Service Mark “Brinkmann” and rights to original name Brinkmann Roofing Company back from Petersendean.  I would be more than happy to discuss further. Please call 281-480-7663. Jason Brinkmann- President

do you service Galveston island?

Yes. We do service Galveston Island with certain roofing products. As I am sure you are aware Galveston Island is a very harsh environment for metal products and subject to high winds.  This being said, we recommend corrosion resistant product and enhanced installation practices.  We will be more than happy to assist you determine what product and application is best for you.

Do you service the clear lake area?

Yes. We are actually located in the Clear Lake area.  This is an area that I have called home for over 37 years and am actually a Clear Lake High School alum. Jason Brinkmann

does your company offer roof maintenance and if so how often should it be done?

We perform roof maintenance on most types of roof systems and the type of maintenance to be performed can vary slightly to each type. Maintenance activities will include refreshing all adhesives on the roof, cleaning debris out of valleys, from behind the chimney, and out of gutters. All penetrations on the roof will be inspected for wear and tear or damage by critters.  The roof planes will be walked to inspect for damage by falling debris, fasteners backing through the roofing material, and to asses for general condition of the roofing material.  Roof maintenance should be performed annually.  Spring tends to be the best time to perform routine maintenance as leaves are finished falling and storm season is right around the corner.  Finding and addressing a roof issue is much cheaper and less intrusive before it happens as opposed to after it has failed.

Do you repair Tile Roofs? I have replacement tiles and need someone to replace several tiles and re-cement?

We perform repairs and replacements on both clay as well as concrete tile roofs.  It is good practice to keep and extra square of field tiles as well as 15-20 hip/ridge tiles for future repairs.  If we you don’t have enough extra tiles we can utilize existing tiles from less conspicuous areas on the roof for the repair and install new replacement tiles in less conspicuous areas.  If your roof is installed in a high wind zone alternative fastening options might be necessary for repairs.

Do you inspect roofs for hail damage?

We will be more than happy to look at your roof for wind/hail damage.  Most hail damge cannot be seen from the roof unless the hail was significant in size.

Do you all service the Woodlands?

Yes. We service Montgomery, Harris, Fort Bend, Galveston, Brazoria, Chambers, and Waller county as well as several of counties surrounding the Bryan/College Station area.

I have a “high” spot in the middle of my roof. Is this a problem?

Without a photo graph and possibly an onsite inspection we cannot answer your question with confidence. If you will please send a photo we can advise you what needs to be done, if anything. Often times high rafters will cause high spots in the roof plain that will not affect the performance of the roofing product. Send email to info@www.brinkmannqualityroofing.com and we will advise.

I can see daylight in my attic where a pvc plumbing pipe comes up through the wood. Is this a potential leak?

It very well could be a possible source of water infiltration. If you have plastic/neoprene plumbing flashings on top of your roof and you see daylight, it is likely where the neoprene has cracked or dry rotted. These flashings need to be replaced. Seeing light at HVAC/FURNACE penetrations is very likely as these typically contain a three part assembly that does not require an air tight seal to be leak free. An annual maintenance inspection would address these issues.

Easily Missed Signs Of Roofing Damage

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Think You Need Roof Repairs In Clear Lake
City? Don’t Miss These Hard-To-Find
Signs Of Roofing Damage

Turn To The Professionals To
Find All Your Roof Problems


When you have a roof leak, it’s pretty clear that you need roof repair in Clear Lake City. But did you know there are a lot of roof damage signs that many homeowners aren’t familiar with, so they often go unnoticed?

Many of these signs start as small roof problems, but they worsen and spread because they’re not identified early. Eventually, they become larger issues that are more easily recognized, but minor repairs won’t handle the situation by then.

Knowing what to look for is key to maintaining your roof’s health and ensuring it reaches its maximum lifespan. You’ll want to keep an eye out for these hard-to-find signs of roofing damage.

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Roof Leaks From Damaged Plumbing Vent Boots

Plumbing vent boots can be made of different materials, depending on the manufacturer. Because the focus is on the roofing materials when looking for damage, it can be easy to overlook their condition.

However, they can crack, rot, or tear as they age, leaving the perfect opening for water to infiltrate your home. It could be a bad vent boot if you have a roof leak and can’t find anything wrong with your roofing materials.


Poor Attic Ventilation In Your Clear Lake City Home 

Attic ventilation is crucial to your roofing system’s overall health and longevity. It allows moisture and excess heat to escape the attic space, preventing damage to your roofing materials.

When it is inadequate, moisture and heat build-up in the attic. This can lead to severe damage, including mold and rot in the attic space and premature deterioration of roofing materials like asphalt shingles.

Proper attic ventilation requires clean, unobstructed soffits to bring in fresh, cool air. The moist, heated air is released through vents in the roof, preventing damage. 

If you notice your attic space is stuffier than usual or developing mold, it’s best to have a professional roofing contractor evaluate your ventilation to determine if it needs to be adjusted.


Rusted Or Damaged Flashing Leads To Roof Problems

The flashing on your roof is installed around penetrations like the chimney and skylights to prevent leaks in these vulnerable areas. In most cases, the flashing is made of metal, which can potentially rust over long periods of exposure to water.

Additionally, bad weather can damage the flashing on your Clear Lake area roof. In either case, the material can no longer perform its intended job of protecting your home from roof leaks.


Increased Energy Bills Can Stem From Roof Leaks

Your roof does a lot to protect your home. It may surprise you to learn that keeping the weather out also helps keep your indoor air temperature right where you want it.

Many common roofing materials help prevent thermal energy transfer across the roof. This means your home will stay warm in the winter and cool in the summer. So, if your energy bills have started climbing for no apparent reason, your roof may be to blame.

Once you’ve ruled out HVAC troubles and determined your doors and windows are airtight, the next likely culprit is the roof.


Unexplained Water Damage Inside Your Home 

Sometimes, you may know you have roof damage. However, the problem becomes how to isolate it. You likely have a roof leak if you’ve noticed water damage on your ceiling or walls.

Unfortunately, not all roof leaks are easy to find. Your roof can look perfectly healthy to the untrained eye, but it still has a bad spot, leading to damage. Additionally, it may leak from an entirely different location than where you see water marks inside.

When you have a roof leak, no matter how small, it’s important to call a professional roofing contractor to inspect your roof to find the damage. They know exactly what to look for and the right roof repair solutions to recommend for the problems they find.

Not to mention, the damage could be much worse than you suspect, which is why it’s better and safer for a professional to do the physical inspection on the rooftop. They’ll know how to navigate the roof without difficulty or injury.


Windy Days In The Clear Lake Area
Cause Your Home To Whistle

It’s also possible for roof damage to lead to whistling noises on particularly windy days. Even worse, you may actually feel the air moving inside your home, which can affect your energy efficiency.

Again, your roof may look fine. However, due to the damage, it is more prone to leaks and should be addressed as quickly as possible to prevent further problems with your home.

If you suspect you may have roof damage, you need a reliable, honest roofing contractor to assess your roof. At Brinkmann Quality Roofing Services, we provide long-lasting solutions to even the most elusive roofing damage and help you maintain your roof.

We’re here to help you with any roof repair needs in Clear Lake City. Call us today at 281-480-7663 to schedule a free estimate.

Is DIY Roof Repair Worth It?

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Will DIY Roof Repair In Clear Lake City Save
You Money Or Cause More Headaches?

Choose A Professional Contractor To Eliminate
Your Roof Problems For Good


With the rising prices of goods and services, saving money is a top priority for most homeowners. While this is a great practice in many situations, it brings up an important question – can DIY roof repair in Clear Lake City save you money?

Unfortunately, this is a complicated question to answer and requires some consideration. You can save some money upfront, but in the long term, it could cost you a lot more than you bargained for.

At Brinkmann Quality Roofing Services, we’re dedicated to providing the best results for our Clear Lake area homeowners. We want what’s best for you, so we created this guide explaining the pros and cons of DIY roof repair. 

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Average Cost Of DIY Vs. Professional Roof Repair

The average cost of roof repairs can be significantly reduced if you complete them yourself. However, it’s important to take a few minutes and consider why a professional roofing contractor costs more.

For one thing, they have the skills and expertise to identify all damage, even what you may not be able to see. When you hire someone who has worked in the industry for decades, they have had the time to develop their craft, ensuring the aesthetics of your roof will also be preserved.

While you won’t have to pay for labor or talent when you complete your own repairs, you’ll also miss out on the valuable knowledge a professional can offer.


Limited Access To Common Roofing Materials

With a DIY roof repair, you’ll have limited access to the different types of roofing materials available. Professional roofing contractors generally partner with premium brands. While these brands have options in big-box stores, they’re typically not the high-quality choices professionals have access to.

In addition, when you pay for a roof repair, the contractor will make every effort to match the replacement roofing materials with the existing roof. This ensures your repairs won’t stand out like a sore thumb. With the materials available at the local hardware store, you may not be able to accomplish this.


Safety Concerns During Roof Repair

Completing a DIY roof repair can be dangerous. If you’re not an industry professional, you’re likely not used to working on a roof. The job will require additional safety equipment, which most homeowners do not own. Before you can begin, you’ll have to purchase these tools, which will quickly add costs to your repair project.

A professional roofing contractor already has all the needed safety equipment. They’re also trained and skilled at working on a roof, minimizing the risks of costly accidents.

Speaking of accidents, there is also the potential for damage to the rest of your home to occur during a roof repair. If you’re doing the project yourself, you’ll be left responsible for the cost of fixing that damage, while a professional will have liability insurance to cover the expense.


DIY Roof Repair Can Take More Time Than You Think

Even if you only have a small roof leak that needs minor repairs, the process can take a lot longer than you expect if you’re not experienced. It’s possible that as you begin working on the area of concern, you will uncover more damage.

This can lead to a small project becoming increasingly more complex. The material requirements can quickly stack up, and the time it takes to complete the project can increase dramatically.

When you hire a professional, they’ll know exactly what to do if they uncover more damage. In most cases, the initial estimate they provide will include contingencies for this type of situation, so you’ll know what the expected cost is for the additional work.


You May Void Your Warranty With DIY Roof Repair

The warranty on your roof is a pretty big deal. It protects you from material defects and helps preserve your investment. However, it typically comes with several stipulations, including the requirement that only trained professionals work on the roof.

If you complete DIY roof repairs, you could completely void the manufacturer’s warranty. Additionally, if you had a workmanship warranty that was still active through your roof replacement contractor, you could void that as well.

Should you need to lean on either of these warranties at a later date, you’ll be left paying for all materials and repairs because you voided the agreements. In the end, your money-saving DIY roof repair could cost you thousands of dollars.


The Added Cost Of Roof Repair Tools

Another consideration to make before you choose the DIY roof repair route is the tools needed for the job. Not many homeowners own roofing tools. While we’ve already mentioned you’ll need to invest in safety gear, you’ll need to add this expense to the bill.


Paying For Professional Roof Repair
Costs To Fix Your Mistakes

There’s always the potential to make the problem worse if you have no practical roof repair experience. If this happens, you’ll have the added expense of hiring a professional roofing contractor to fix the original problem and the mistakes you’ve made. This will make your DIY project exponentially more expensive.

While the initial cost of a professional roof repair project may be a little more upfront, it’s well worth the peace of mind you’ll get knowing the job was done correctly. At Brinkmann Quality Roofing Services, we offer exceptional roof repair services that provide long-lasting results and maintain your roof.

So, if you need roof repairs in Clear Lake City, call us today at 281-480-7663 to schedule a free estimate.

Repair Or Replace Your Roof: How To Decide

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Roof Damage In Clear Lake City? How
To Determine If You Need Roof
Repair Or A Replacement

How To Tell When That Roof
Leak Is Beyond Repair


Roof damage is one of the most frustrating things for a homeowner. Whether it’s a roof leak, water damage, or missing materials, it raises the very important question: Do you need a roof replacement or roof repair in Clear Lake City?

While it can be easy to fall into the mindset of the worst-case scenario, many times, these problems can be handled with a simple roof repair, extending the lifespan of your roof. It’s important to consult a professional roofing contractor to determine the extent of the damage.

However, you can also consider some key factors to help make the final decision. Once you assess these factors, you can weigh the pros and cons of roof repair vs. roof replacement.

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The Size Of Any Existing Roof Leaks

Roof leaks are the most prevalent problems homeowners face that require the expert skill of a roofing contractor. As soon as you notice a leak, it’s essential to call a professional to assess the situation.

What happens to be a small issue today can quickly become a widespread problem in a very short period. A leak that starts in one tiny spot can easily spread throughout the roofing system, leading to complications that include the following:

  • Mold
  • Ceiling damage
  • Insulation damage
  • Roof framing and decking rot

Unfortunately, while you may know you have a leak because you see the tell-tale signs inside your Clear Lake area home, finding the physical source may not be so easy. A professional roofing contractor has the skill and expertise to identify the cause of a roof leak.

Based on their findings, they can help you determine if it can be fixed with a roof repair. If you act quickly at the first sign of a leak, you can typically avoid the need for a full roof replacement.


The Extent Of The Damage To Your Clear Lake City Roof

Not all damage warrants a total roof replacement. Many homeowners consider the need for such a project when their roofs have begun to show the effects of time or have sustained damage.

Roof damage signs vary between types of roofing materials. However, they’re typically divided into two categories: aesthetics and structural. Aesthetic damage includes the materials looking old or growing moss or algae.

Structural damage is a bit more serious and can include any of the following:

  • Curled shingles
  • Missing granules
  • Cracked shingles
  • Dented roofing components
  • Rusted roofing components

If the structural damage on your roof is isolated to small sections, it’s possible that it can be repaired. On the other hand, if it is widespread, it may be more cost-effective and efficient to complete a roof replacement.


Your Roof Is 30 Years Or Older

Another important consideration is the age of your current roof. Most asphalt shingle roofs have a lifespan of 20–30 years when installed and maintained correctly. Metal roofing and concrete tiles can last significantly longer.

However, once a roof reaches 30 years and sustains significant damage, it’s important to consider whether the overall cost of repair will be more expensive than replacing it.

If you frequently have to repair your roof, those costs can quickly add up. Eventually, keeping your roof going can be a financial drain. Replacing it with new, improved materials can eliminate the need for roof repairs and give you peace of mind.


The Urgency For Roof Repairs

Sometimes, the urgency to remedy a roof problem can decide whether you get a roof repair or replacement. If your roof is at the point where it should be completely replaced, other circumstances may arise that require you to repair it instead.

For example, if severe weather is headed to the Clear Lake area, there may not be time to schedule and complete a roof replacement. In this situation, completing repairs may be the only option to ensure your home is protected from the oncoming weather.


Roof Replacement Costs Vs. Roof Repair Costs

For some, the decision comes down to roof replacement costs vs. roof repair costs. Replacing the roof will cost more upfront than repairing it, and if it’s an unexpected project, you may find yourself unprepared for the expense.

However, it is important to consider how often you complete roof repair work. Frequent repairs quickly add up and can quickly outweigh the roof replacement cost, making this the less economical decision.

Most roofing contractors offer in-house financing options to help budget for a new roof, making the decision much easier. Consider the long-term results of the option you choose to ensure you have the best roof over your head.


Rely On The Best Roofing Company In Clear Lake City

If you need help determining whether you need a roof repair or roof replacement, turn to a company that has your best interests at heart. At Brinkmann Quality Roofing Services, we provide honest assessments and long-lasting solutions.

Our family has served the area for over 50 years, providing high-quality service and exceptional results. From premium products to keeping our customers informed, we deliver a one-of-a-kind experience.

So, if you need roof repair in Clear Lake City, turn to a company you can depend on. Call Brinkmann Quality Roofing Services today at 281-480-7663 to schedule a free estimate.

Screen Your Roofing Contractor The Right Way

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7 Questions To Ask A Clear Lake City Roof
Repair Contractor Before Hiring Them

Get The Best Company To
Fix Your Roof Problems


Don’t let a roof leak get you down. Instead, take the time to find the right roof repair service in Clear Lake City. With high-quality service, your roof problems will quickly become a thing of the past.

However, roofing companies are a dime a dozen in the Clear Lake area, making the selection process a bit daunting. It can leave homeowners wondering exactly how to choose the best contractor.

Just like when a company interviews candidates for a position in a company, asking potential roofing contractors key questions is an essential part of the selection process. As you narrow your search, look for the best answer to these questions.

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1. What Is The Full Name Of The Roof Repair Company
And Where Is It Physically Located?

Some roofing companies are registered under one name but perform business activities under another, more commonly known name. Learning the legal operating name will allow you to investigate their track record with the Better Business Bureau and research their history using other databases.

If the company uses a P.O. box for an address, it’s important to learn their physical address. They should have a local office you can visit should the need arise. Any company that does not have a physical office is waving giant red flags.

2. Do You Carry The Appropriate
Insurance For Roof Repairs?

Any home improvement contractor, no matter what type of project they will complete, should have the appropriate insurance coverage. This includes general liability insurance to cover accidental damages to your property and Worker’s Compensation to insure the employees in case of an injury.

Verifying the contractor holds these policies and that they are active and valid is essential. Otherwise, if something happens during your roof repair project, you could be held financially liable for the damages.

3. Are Your Roof Repairs Completed By Subcontractors?

Knowing whether a roofing company uses subcontractors for roof repairs can be a major deciding factor in whether you choose its services. There can be several concerns associated with the use of subcontractors.

Primarily, these individuals will not be covered by the roof repair company’s insurance policies. Because of this, it is critical to verify that they have valid insurance to ensure your home is protected.

It is also important to understand exactly what work is subcontracted and how the company will guarantee the quality of that work. Because subcontractors do not work directly for the company, they are not bound by its policies or standards.

4. How Long Have You Served The Clear Lake Area?

You’ll also want to know how long the roofing contractor has been in business. The more years of successful business operations, the higher the quality of their work will be.

Additionally, choosing a contractor who has served the local community for many years is wise because they will be familiar with the best options for the climate. When it comes to roof problems, they’ll know if it’s better to repair or replace to resolve them, ensuring you get the best return on your investment.

5. What Will You Do With The Waste From The Repair Job?

Depending on the amount of damage you have, your repair job could result in a lot of waste materials. The last thing you want to deal with is finding a way to dispose of them. Because of this, it’s important to know how the roofing contractor plans to manage the waste upfront.

Whether your project is large or small, your contractor should have a waste management plan. Ensure you ask this important question and follow up by reviewing the estimate to verify that the removal cost has been included in the total roof repair cost.

6. How Will You Protect My Property
During The Roof Repair?

The roofing contractor should also have a plan to protect your home and landscaping from potential damage during the repairs. This could include protective coverings for your plants and special foot traffic patterns.

You’ll also want to know their plans for any debris that may fall from the roof during the process. They should have a cleanup plan they follow once the repairs are completed to ensure no stray roofing nails or other debris in your yard.

7. Will You Provide A Written Estimate For The Roof Repair?

A reputable roofing company will provide a detailed written estimate outlining all the important aspects of the roof repair. It will include what materials will be used, the scope of the work, and contingency plans for any additional roof problems they uncover.

You should never accept a verbal estimate, as things can change down the road. Without documentation on your side, you will have no way to guarantee the original estimate offered in that conversation.


If you need roof repairs in Clear Lake City and want a roofing contractor who checks all the boxes, turn to Brinkmann Quality Roofing Services. Call us today at 281-480-7663 to schedule your free estimate.

How Often Does A Roof Need To Be Replaced?

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How Often Should You Need A Roof
Replacement In Friendswood?

Understanding The Lifespan Of
Common Roofing Materials


You’ve worked hard to maintain your home, including getting that new roof replacement in Friendswood at just the right time. Whenever you make a sizable investment, you want to know it will last and not need to be replaced in just a couple of years.

One of the biggest questions homeowners in the Houston Area have is how often a roof normally needs to be replaced. The truth is that it depends on a lot of factors. The factor with the biggest impact is the type of roofing materials you select.

At Brinkmann Quality Roofing Services, we understand the value of your investment and want to help you make the right choice for your needs. Let’s get to the heart of how long a roof replacement really lasts.

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Lifespans Of Common Roofing Materials

Homeowners in Friendswood enjoy the choice of many different types of roofing materials when it’s time for a full replacement. While roofing costs vary between these options, so do the material lifespans.

Here’s a look at some of the common roofing materials we offer and their lifespans:

It’s important to note that these are projected lifespans. There are several things that can impact how long your roof actually lasts, regardless of the material.


Factors Affecting Roof Replacement Lifespans

In addition to the type of roofing materials, you also need to consider how our climate will affect your new roof. How well you maintain your roof over the years will also have a major impact on how often you need a full replacement.

Improper Installation

When you choose your roof replacement contractor, it’s critical to pick one with the knowledge, skills, and expertise to do the job right the first time. Newer companies lack the experience needed to flawlessly complete installations and can miss one major detail: attic ventilation.

Attic ventilation ensures that hot air doesn’t get trapped under your roof. When the ventilation is inadequate, the hot air and moisture can cause significant damage to your roof decking. The heat can also pass through the roof and cause major problems with roofing materials, such as asphalt shingles.

Metal roofing requires an expert hand and an eye for detail when installing to ensure a watertight roof without gaps. If your roofer isn’t experienced with this type of material, it can result in loose panels and other serious problems that lead to needing a roof replacement much sooner than expected.

The Texas Climate

There’s no doubt about it: We have some brutally hot summer weather in the Houston area. The problem is the toll it can take on your roof, especially on asphalt shingles.

High temperatures can cause damage to composite shingles in the form of cracks and blisters. With constant exposure to UV rays and high heat, the shingles can dry out, become brittle, and crack. If they happen to have moisture trapped inside them, the heat can cause the moisture to rise to the surface, creating blisters.

When the damage becomes excessive, roof repairs will no longer be an option, leading to the need for another full replacement.

Roof Maintenance

A roof replacement is not something that can be completed and then left alone. Instead, you’ll need to complete routine maintenance. The basic roof maintenance requirements involve annual inspections to ensure there are no damaged areas requiring attention.

If the weather is particularly nasty with severe storms, you’ll want to have more inspections completed. It’s best to have a professional complete these inspections to ensure all problem areas are identified and keep you safe.

When any problems are found, you’ll need to act on them quickly to extend the life of your roof as long as possible.


Turn To Brinkmann Quality Roofing Services For All
Your Roof Replacement Needs In Friendswood

Since 1973, Brinkmann Roofing Company has served the Houston area with exceptional roof replacement services. From seamless installation services to roof maintenance, we’ll make sure your roof lasts as long as possible.

When you’re ready for a premium roof replacement on your home in Friendswood, reach out to the experts at Brinkmann Quality Roofing Services for your free estimate.

Replacing Your Roof: The Best Long-Term Investment

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A Roof Replacement Is The Best Long-Term
Investment For Your Friendswood Home

A Full Replacement Can Make The
Biggest Difference For Your Home


Many homeowners have found themselves in situations where they are considering repairs or a roof replacement for their Friendswood home.

When people are weighing their options, one of the biggest things they consider is the return on the investment of their roof. Sometimes, it can feel like the cost of roof repairs are the best investment.

This might be the case if your roof is still in good condition and only needs a few repairs to ensure it’s the best it can be.

But in other circumstances, a roof replacement is the best investment you can make for your home. While the average roof replacement cost is more than roof repairs, the return on the investment can also be much more beneficial in the long term.

There are a few reasons that investing in a full replacement can be the best choice for homeowners.

The professionals at Brinkmann Quality Roofing Services want to make sure you understand each one so you can make the best decision for your home.

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A Quality Roof Replacement Can
Increase Your Home Value

When most people weigh the pros and cons of a home improvement project, they often consider the impact the service will have on their home value.

Increasing the value of your home is one of the most important things you can do as a homeowner. There are many ways to do this.

One of the best ways to do this is to get a quality roof replacement from a company you can depend on.

Not only does a new roof enhance the look of your home, it can also serve as an attractive feature for potential homebuyers and appraisers.

People want to know they are buying a home that is dependable and won’t need repairs sooner than expected. A new roof can make people feel at ease and boost your home’s market value.

After all, there is nothing quite as valuable as peace of mind and that’s exactly what a reliable roof offers.


An Energy-Efficient Roof Leads To
Saving Money On Energy Costs

Have you noticed that your energy bills in the Houston area have been on the rise? Well, an older roof can be the culprit for the sudden strain on your wallet.

Older roofs tend to lose their ability to properly insulate your home. This makes your HVAC system work overtime to maintain a comfortable temperature and can cost you more long term.

However, when you get a roof replacement from the professionals at Brinkmann Quality Roofing Services, you are likely to see a decrease in your home’s energy bill.

Our high-quality roofing materials are designed to make any home more energy-efficient. Whether you choose metal roofing, tile roofing, or composition shingles for your home, you are likely to see savings.

We even offer GAF solar shingles to our customers. This fantastic product is designed to efficiently power your home for a fraction of the cost.

Not only can an energy-efficient roof lower your energy costs, but it can also help maintain a comfortable temperature year-round – something we all need in the hot Friendswood summers.


High-Quality Materials Make Your
Roof Replacement Last

As any roof ages, it may stop offering the benefits and the protection that you as a homeowner depend on.

Once a roof passes the 30-year mark, you may begin to notice the increased need for repairs after a particularly strong storm or a lack of energy efficiency.

Letting a roof go past its lifespan without a replacement can often end up costing you money in the long term.

The best option is to invest in a roof replacement for your peace of mind and savings.

A full replacement from the professionals at Brinkmann Quality Roofing Services is done with the best quality materials in the industry.

We’ve partnered with reputable manufacturers to provide roofing systems designed to stand up to the climate in the Houston area and last for up to fifty years.

You can rest assured that your roof will protect your home and maintain its beauty for decades.

Are you ready to invest in the best roof replacement services in Friendswood? Reach out to the experts at Brinkmann Quality Roofing Services to get your free estimate today.

Home Prep For A Roof Installation

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Getting A Roof Replacement In Friendswood?
Take These Steps To Prepare Your Home

Have Your Full Replacement Project Completed
With As Few Headaches As Possible


When you hire a contractor in Friendswood for a roof replacement, you expect things to be taken care of properly around your home. After all, you’re putting quite an investment into your home and want things done the right way.

Hiring a professional roofing company like Brinkmann Quality Roofing Services will ensure that all the installation processes are done correctly. But what about prepping for the installation?

As a homeowner, there are a few things you can do to ensure your roofers can easily access your roof and that your personal belongings are protected. We’ve created this guide for Houston Area homeowners to help make preparing a breeze.

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Decide Where You Will Stay During The Roof Replacement

For many homeowners, staying at home during the roof replacement process isn’t a big deal. Yes, it can be noisy, but with distractions like music or the television, it can be managed.

However, if you work from home, you may need to make other arrangements. Any type of verbal communication will be far more challenging with the noise. So, before installation day, be sure to consider your options and needs.

You should also communicate with your roofing contractor to ensure it will be safe for you to remain in the home during the roof replacement. In most cases, it’s not a problem. However, entering and exiting the home during construction can be difficult.

Remember to always follow the contractor’s instructions to ensure your safety at all times. This is especially true if you have children or pets. Their abundant curiosity can lead them to places where they should not be, including the project site.

Because of this, you will need a plan to keep pets and children away from the dangerous areas of your property. In many cases, keeping them at a friend or family member’s home is ideal, especially considering how they will handle the noise.


Protect Your Belongings In Your Attic In Friendswood

Whether you have a finished attic or just use the space for storage, you’ll need to protect your belongings. A roof replacement involves a lot of moving parts. The tear-off and installation of new materials can create a dust storm in your attic space that covers everything.

Being proactive and covering your belongings with drop cloths or tarps will make the cleanup much easier.


Remove Delicate Items From Walls And
Tables In Your Houston Area Home

The vibrations from your roof replacement will travel throughout your home, affecting the decorations you have on your walls and shelves. If you have anything important, like framed photographs or delicate glass figures, it’s important to put these up for the duration of the project.

Otherwise, they may fall off the walls or shelves. It’s not a guarantee that this type of damage will happen, but it’s not uncommon.


Ensure Your Roofing Company Has
Complete Access To Your Roof

Your roofing contractor needs to be able to get their supplies to your roof without any obstructions. To make this easier, you’ll need to move everything that can be moved away from the exterior of your home.

Doing this will also protect your belongings from accidental damage. Move potted plants, patio furniture, toys, and anything else that could get in the way to a safe place, even if it’s just farther out into the yard.

If you have trees and shrubs that might get in the contractors’ way, consider trimming or tying them back. This will keep them from hindering progress.


Trim The Grass At Your Friendswood Home

It may seem completely unrelated to your roof replacement project, but trimming your grass the day before things get started is essential. When your old roof is removed, there is the potential for roofing nails to fall into the grass.

Your roofing company will do its best during the cleanup phase to ensure all the nails are removed. However, this task will be a lot easier if the grass is short.

Additionally, if you have an irrigation system, turn it off at least a day before the project starts. Having your roofers walk on the grass when it is wet can lead to significant turf damage.


Find Alternative Parking In Your
Houston Area Neighborhood

Your car is one of your more expensive possessions and one you’d likely not want to have damaged for any reason. While your roofers will take care to keep your property safe during the roof replacement process, parking your car in another location is the best plan.

It will also help ensure your roofers have easier access to everything they need. If your car is not in the driveway, it leaves an opening for the dumpster and roofing materials in a spot much closer to the roof.


Turn to Brinkmann Quality Roofing Services
For Trustworthy Roof Replacements

When you need an experienced roofing company in Friendswood, look no further than Brinkmann Quality Roofing Services. We go the extra mile to ensure your roof replacement goes off without a hitch. Contact us today for your free estimate.

How To Finance Your Roof Replacement

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The Best Options For Financing Your
Roof Replacement In Friendswood

In-House Financing Can Make Your Roof
Replacement Project A Breeze


As a homeowner, protecting your property is of the utmost importance. That’s why you need to act quickly when it’s time for a roof replacement in Friendswood. One of the first questions that generally comes up is how the project will be paid for.

While financing may seem like a foreign process for some, it’s actually one of, if not the best, ways to pay for roof replacement costs. There are a ton of benefits that come with this option, including comfortable payments, getting what you want right now, and preserving that rainy day fund.

At Brinkmann Quality Roofing Services, we have excellent financing options from our reputable lending partners that can help quickly make your roofing woes a thing of the past.

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The Benefits Of Financing A Roof Replacement

Let’s face it: Inflation is a serious concern these days. What you buy today can skyrocket in price just a month or two down the road, making the speed of your purchases a critical factor in saving money.

Saving Money

When you finance your roof replacement project, you have the ability to lock in the rates available now. There’s no need to worry about the cost of materials increasing over the next few months because you’re getting today’s price.

Imagine how much money you could save by getting the work done now instead of waiting. Not to mention, when your roof is in particularly bad shape, it leaves your Houston area home open to severe damage.

Putting off a roof replacement can lead to even more expensive work needing to be done to ensure your home is safe and sound. With financing, you don’t have to worry about this risk because your work will be completed right away.

Getting The Roof You Want

Not all roofing materials are created equally. Some are simply a lot better than others. While it may be tempting to save money by selecting a cheaper material, you’ll likely end up replacing your roof again before its expected lifespan is over.

When you choose to finance, you don’t have to worry about pinching pennies. Whether you want metal roofing or an asphalt shingle roof, you have your choice of premium materials that will easily fit into your budget.

Financing enables you to get the roof replacement you want and deserve without having to tighten your belt on other expenses.

Saving Your Rainy-Day Fund

You’ve put a lot of time and effort into building that nest egg or rainy-day fund. It wasn’t meant for household repairs – you saved that money for something fun and exciting. With financing, you don’t have to worry about dipping into that money.

Instead, you can choose from easy payment options that allow you to comfortably add your roof replacement costs to your monthly budget. Enjoy that vacation you’ve been planning for months and get that roof replacement you need – it’s the best of both worlds.


Roof Replacement Financing Options

At Brinkmann Quality Roofing Services, we work with several of the best home improvement lending companies in the industry. You can choose from a ton of different financing options to find the one that suits you the best.

For example, our partner GreenSky offers several options, including the following:

  • No interest if paid in full within 12 months
  • Reduced APR for 120 months
  • Reduced APR for 84 months
  • 0% for up to 24 months

The process is quick and simple, providing answers within minutes. When you have your initial consultation, just let your Brinkmann specialist know you’re interested in financing, and we’ll help you through the process, making it as smooth as possible.


Trust Brinkmann Quality Roofing Services For All
Your Roof Replacement Needs In Friendswood

At Brinkmann Quality Roofing Services, we are committed to delivering excellence whether you need a roof repair or replacement. From composition shingles to metal to slate, we have you covered with exceptional materials and service.

When you’re ready to replace the roof on your Friendswood home, reach out to the experts at Brinkmann Quality Roofing Services for your free quote. We’ll help you find the perfect roofing option and navigate the financing process with ease.

do you install soffits?

Yes we do work on soffit areas.  We have a range of soffit materials available such as James Hardie perforated and non perforated, plywood as well as plank siding.  If you are in the market to replace your existing wood fascia and soffit to a cement fiber product an ideal time to do so is during a roof replacement.

Everything You Need to Know About Solar Shingles

Solar shingles remain one of the most innovative ways to help power your home. These shingles are specially designed to enable you to harness the sun’s power, instantly reducing the energy you use. Learning more about this product is essential to ensure it’s the right one for your family. Let’s go over everything you need to know.

Roofing Material

Traditional solar panels were designed to be mounted on your existing roofing material. These shingles are packed with solar cells to help you utilize solar energy while functioning as regular shingles. They help protect your home just like asphalt shingles do. They’re also lightweight and durable, like other roofing materials.

Aesthetic Appeal

Shingles offer more aesthetic appeal compared to other solar options, like large solar panels. They blend seamlessly with your home, instantly making it look better than large solar panels posted in the yard. This can enhance curb appeal, making it an excellent idea for homeowners who want their homes to be more stunning.

Durable Materials

Shingles are made to be durable. The creators of these shingles kept in mind how tough other roofing materials are and incorporated that same level of sturdiness into these. Shingles can easily withstand rain and harsh weather conditions.

Space Saving

Large solar panels can help you reduce energy efficiency, but several conditions must be met to use them. Panels on the roof must have ample room and are often heavier than shingles. These panels may not be an option for homeowners who have a limited amount of space in their yards. Solar shingles bring the possibility of using solar power to every homeowner.

Energy Efficient

Solar products like shingles are connected to the home via batteries. The solar energy collected is stored in a battery and later used by appliances and other things that use electricity in the house. This can help you save hundreds of dollars on your energy bills yearly, in our professional experience. Most solar products eventually pay for themselves, thanks to the massive savings.

Professional installation is paramount to ensuring the shingles blend seamlessly with your roof. Our experienced team will work with you to ensure your shingles are in the optimal place to collect solar energy. According to Business Wire, the solar roofing industry is expected to reach a value of $965 million by 2025, making it a growing trend. Contact Brinkmann Quality Roofing Services today to learn more. We look forward to working with you.