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Maintaining Your Shingle Roofing

Fri, Sep 18, 2015

Many homes make use of tile and cedar shingle roofing for the aesthetic values as well as the economic benefits. Depending on your climate, shingles may be a better option than standard asphalt roofing by providing better heat reflection or absorption during the summer. This can help lower your utility costs throughout the year, or even help with alternative heating methods. Additionally, you can find both wood and tile shingles in a variety of colors and shades to match your existing home décor or to match the neighborhood requirements for housing coordination.

Keeping Debris Clear

By their nature, tile roofing can look delicate and, in some cases, it’s true. However the benefits are vast and for many homeowners this is their first choice in a new roof style. Keeping debris clear is one of the biggest maintenance issues faced, but it shouldn’t have to be a burden. A simple power sprayer now and then throughout the year can keep moss and other debris clear of the tiles which provides a much better water runoff during rainstorms. Additionally, installing a copper wire net to the ridgeline can also help prevent the growth of moss, but if water is being collected from the roof for gardens or drinking water this may not be a suitable option. One of the biggest downsides to having a tile roof is when you may be in need of partial replacement of some tiles. Matching the same color of tiles on your older roof can be difficult. On the other hand, many homeowners that use tile roofing in San Antonio opt for an assortment of tiles with very few matching in exact shade. This provides a unique hue across the entire roof, while making replacements much easier since there is less restriction on needing an exact match.

The Rustic Look of Wood Shingles

Some homeowners decide to use wood shingles or shakes to match their personal desires in how their home looks. Shingles are normally smooth while shakes are rough cut and often don’t match in shape. The former provides a more stylish look, while the latter is great for that rustic feel. Red cedar is the most commonly used wood, though pine, oak, and some other woods can be used. All of it is preservative treated and if maintained properly can last an extremely long time. The biggest downside is that wood shingles can become damaged if the weather is often cold or freezing, so it’s normally not the best choice in northern states.

Can’t decide on the right roofing in San Antonio? Contact Shaw Company Remodeling for their opinions on the best roofing for your area and budget.

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Shaw remodeling did an excellent job on our master bathroom. Clay was always concerned that we were satisfied with their work. When they tell you they are not finished until you are 100% happy THEY MEAN IT! I want to thank Clay for all his hard work on the new door it was a bit difficult to install. Everyone mentions the beautiful door. Special thanks to Jordan for suggesting the accent wall behind the vanity also a favorite of all. Brittany made is so easy helping us with the design. Thank you to Nancy and the Shaw family who sent me flowers while I was very ill during the remodel.

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Due to broken leg/fall I am in a wheel chair for the next 4 months and required our bathroom to be remodeled in a hurry. Eric committed to complete the job at a reasonable price and a short time frame. The work was completed ahead of schedule and on budget. All employees were great and very professional. I will use Shaw again for future work on my home and have no problem recommenting the company to others.

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We wanted to express our absolute satisfaction with the repair and remodeling work that was performed by your company at our home. I have never been happier with construction contractors.

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From our initial visit with Patrick to our design session with Brittany to our final “walk through” with Anthony, our bathroom shower project went VERY smoothly. All craftsmen were professional, doing high quality work. I would not hesitate to recommend Shaw Company Remodeling.

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From beginning to end the process of having our kitchen remodeled was smooth. Jordan, Brittany and Clay were great with making the vision we had for our kitchen a reality. Clay always told us what was happening and kept us in the loop. Any concerns we had were address by Clay quickly and professionally.

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I write because I had an experience with The Shaw Remodeling Company that I have never had before. The Shaw Company did a major remodeling job on my home about six years ago. A few months ago I discovered an issue associated with the work that was done by The Shaw Company. I called the Shaw company, asked for customer relations and explained my issue to a person named Evan. Evans response to me was, "I am going to own your concern. I don't know what we can do since it has been six years but I will make sure that management is made aware of your concern". A few days later I received a call from Mr. Eric Shaw. He scheduled an appointment and came to my home with an independent plumber. They determined that it would be an expensive fix and, the issue was due to a problem with the original work. Mr. Shaw looked at me and said, :I own this problem and, I will take care of it". It was a very expensive repair. It involved taking out tile, concrete and, excavating. Shaw Remodeling sent a crew it my home to correct the issue and complete the repair. I have done business with several contractors. I have never had anyone take unconditional ownership of mistake (be reminded that this was six years after the work was done). I recommend The Shaw Remodeling Company because they do great work and they will be there for you after the job is completed. Andrew Cameron

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Great company to do business with. They did everything I requested and a few extras. Juan and his team did great on getting our remodel completed. We are so pleased.

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Brittany, helped me make my selections, Nancy held my hand, Patrick planned and priced the job, and Chris and Anthony brought my ideas to fruition! It took all of the above to bring me my perfect kitchen and bath remodel. This was my second kitchen remodel and it went very well. I was contacted daily, site was cleaned daily, and workers present daily. I had 8 project changes and each was addressed respectfully and most of all happily! They are a 5 star company with 5star people!

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