Friday, February 22, 2013

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

What has your roofer done for you lately?

As a homeowner, when was the last time you actually got on top of your roof? Or, when have you had a qualified Dallas roofing contractor inspect your roof? If you are like most of us, probably not in a very long time, if ever! Many of us neglect our roof, even though it is there for us, day in and day out, 365 days a year, throughout all of the seasons, covering our head and protecting us from the elements.  Some might say, "Well, my roof is a 20 year, 30 year, lifetime roof..," expecting it should last forever with little to no maintenance. However, that is not the case. The health of a roof should be taken care of and maintained to optimize those manufacturer ratings. All roof systems, regardless of the type or rating of the roof, should be inspected on a regular basis.

A roof takes a beating by the sun and seasons, moreso than any other part of a building. Tree limb and natural debris left on a roof is a haven for standing water, bugs, algae and rot. Over time, even the best sealants begin to break down and wear out and should be replaced. Repeated exposure to wind can loosen flashing and shingles, exposing the roof to possible leaks.

Outback Roofing is a roofing contractor Dallas that offers a Roof Tuneup maintenance program to help keep your roof in good health. Whether you purchase a one time roof tuneup or a maintenance package plan, we have what you need to keep you covered and in good roof health!

During our roof inspection and roof tuneup we will, among other things, clear all debris from the roof, identify and repair any leaks, secure loose flashing and shingles, re-seal all vents and penetrations, check and seal valleys (if necessary) and replace missing/damaged shingles.

Your roof serves to protect you and your family, day in and day out. Show your roof a little love with regularly scheduled checkups!  Click on the link for more details on Outback Roofing's Roof Tuneup program. To schedule an appointment, contact us!

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Got bad roofers? We need to hear your story...

We are trying to get the roofing industry regulated in the State of Texas. A bill to support licensing has been filed in both the Texas House and Senate. We are now getting ready for hearings on the bill and we need your stories.

We are looking for people to come to Austin and testify about their experiences with unscrupulous roofing contractors. If you have  ever had dealings with a bad roofer in the State of Texas where they put your roof on poorly or took your money and never showed up to do any work, we would like to hear about it.
Please contact Outback Roofing to submit your story about bad roofing contractors Dallas. See also North Texas Roofing Contractors Association NTRCA for more information.

Saturday, February 9, 2013

Understanding deductibles...

It is common in our area to run across roofers that will offer to "eat your deductible." What most homeowners do not know, is that this practice is actually illegal and can put them as a party to committing insurance fraud! The deductible is the amount that the insured has agreed with the insurer to  "share in the loss" of an insured event and therefore, must be paid. Reputable roofing contractors will not make any claims or offers and will ensure the deductible is paid.

At Outback Roofing we are committed to providing quality roofing services without making any claims that we can eat or discount your deductible. We are licensed insurance adjusters in the state of Texas and while we cannot act as an adjuster on your behalf, we can help to educate you and answer any questions you may have regarding the claims process to ensure it is completed as smoothly as possible. In addition, Outback Roofing is one of the few certified roofing contractors Dallas that are actually certified by the Roofing Contractors Association of Texas. Outback Roofing supports proposed legislation to enact a roofing contractor licensure requirement in Texas.

If you are in need of Dallas Roofing, please contact Outback Roofing for your free roof inspection and detailed report. If you live outside the Dallas Fort Worth metroplex, contact the Roofing Contractors Association of Texas to find a certified local roofing contractor or contact your state's roofing contractors association.

For more information regarding illegal insurance deductible scams, please see and this report from the Better Business Bureau.