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A well made roof can be the difference between needing to call an insurance company after a bad storm, and being able to just sit back and relax. A roof that has been expertly installed will be able to withstand substantially higher winds and have fewer leaks than a roof that has been put in place hastily and with common errors. Dallas and Fort Worth, Texas finds itself hit regularly with thunderstorms, some stronger than others. When these storms are able to tear off shingles and cause damage, countless homeowners find themselves having to call roof installation and repair specialists to fix their roofs before the next storm hits. Failure to repair the roof can leave the home vulnerable to water damage.
Providing Quality Roofing Repair Since 1997
Since 1997, Stamper Roofing has provided homeowners throughout the Dallas / Fort Worth area with superior roofing services including installation, repair, and maintenance. We are a family owned business dedicated to providing customers with the individual care that takes customer service to the next level. Large corporations often go into a home looking to get the job done as quickly as possible. Stamper Roofing works to keep their family-oriented business approach so we can always provide customers with the personal touch and highest quality service that customers have come to expect from a reputable, local company. We even offer customers the added security of being insured to protect everyone involved in a roof installation, even though the State of Texas does not require this type of protection. This is just another way that Stamper Roofing seeks to go beyond what is necessary to provide customers with the best service available.
As a part of our dedication to providing customers with outstanding workmanship, Stamper Roofing services customers with the superior quality of hand nailing, instead of using a nail gun. While many roofing companies opt to take the easier route, for more than a decade and a half, Stamper Roofing has elected to take the more exacting approach of hand nailing. Many customers don’t realize the benefits these techniques offer their homes and why they should seek Stamper Roofing and our expertise.
The Benefits of Hand Nailing Over Nail Guns
The importance of nail placement
When a roof is being installed, it requires considerable precision to get the nail into the exact location necessary to secure the shingle. A shingle that is poorly installed is more prone to flying off, especially during a strong storm. On homes that are more than 50 years old, it can be very easy to drive the nails in-between boards instead of directly into the board. An installer using a nail gun most likely would not even notice the difference.
When the professional roofers nail the roof in by hand, they are able to feel the nail go in. They are much more sensitive to how the nail enters the wood. If it does not enter the shingle and the board correctly, the installer will know immediately. This prevents problems such as raised shingles or leakage, which can result in damage to the home and the homeowners having to pay for further repairs.
The importance of nail depth
Hand nailing roof shingles also helps to ensure that each nail is placed exactly at the right depth and is not driven in too far or not being driven in enough. When using a nail gun, roofing professionals have the adjust the pressure in the guns to account for the type of wood, the type of roofing, even the temperature. It is easy to make false adjustments and have the nails be driven incorrectly.
When nails are not driven in enough, the roofer must follow behind and hammer in the nails by hand. To avoid having to take this extra step and do the same job twice, it is common for roofers to have the pressure on the air compressor set too high. When the pressure is set too high, the nail will be over-driven. This will drive the nail straight through the shingle. If the roofer is ever working in cold weather, the lack of flexibility in the shingle can cause the nail to go right through even if the compressor was properly set. When the nail is over-driven, strong winds are able to easily lift the shingle right off the roof. Since the problem is not visible to the eye until the winds come, many homeowners have no idea that their roof was improperly installed.
A roofing company that hand nails does not have to worry about going back and forth to adjust the compressor. They can use their own expertise to properly gauge the depth of each nail. The placement will be exactly where it should be, which will keep the shingle secured to the home. When the storms come, these shingles will be much more likely to stand up to the wind and rain and provide customers with a higher degree of protection.
Stamper Roofing knows the value in taking the time to do a job correctly. We have been serving the Dallas/Fort Worth community for 19 years, and in that time customers have come to trust our expertise. We train our roofers to use the hand nailing technique in order to assure our customers their roof is installed correctly and will be there to protect them for years to come.