How To Help Your Roof Survive The Holidays

Ho, ho, ho! We hope your Christmas season is going phenomenally so far. Chappell Roofing has a few tips and tricks to help your roof survive the holidays.

Put Down The Nail Gun

We want you to be all kinds of festive, complete with twinkling lights and outdoor decorations. However, Chappell Roofing strongly recommends using materials that won’t destroy your roof. Don’t use nails, staples, or glue to attach your decorations. These methods can compromise the integrity of your roof and cause damage you don’t anticipate. We recommend using zip ties or plastic light holders to secure items to your roof instead of puncturing holes into it.

Keep It Clean

Make sure to remove leaves, branches, and debris from your roof. These items can clog your gutters or start decomposing on your shingles, which can create additional issues. Making sure that everything is removed from your roof, especially after windstorms. We want to make sure that your roof is able to last as long as possible and this helps increase its lifespan.

Trim The Tree(s)

We aren’t just talking about adding tinsel and ornaments to your Christmas tree. By keeping trees trimmed, you avoid dead branches falling on your roof. Not only can this cause a lot of damage to shingles, it also creates an ugly mess and a potentially dangerous situation should you have to climb up to remove heavy branches…unfortunately, you aren’t Santa!

Feel Free To Vent

Making sure your attic is well ventilated, as it keeps your attic and roof temperatures more evenly. This prevents ice dams from occurring after winter storms. As we previously discussed, ice dams can cause extensive amounts of damage. Increased ventilation also provides a number of added benefits, as well

Chappell Roofing is happy to assess your current roof’s quality and remaining lifetime. We offer great customer service and quality workmanship to make your roofing experience a great one!


Our Roof Giveaway Contest Winners

When Chappell Roofing and Slover Roofing came together to make this giveaway possible, we never dreamed that we would receive as many submissions as we did. Each story touched our hearts. Every submission that was shared humbled us in that people were opening up their lives and sharing their loved ones’ stories with strangers. It was a difficult decision for us to make, but Chappell Roofing is pleased to introduce you to our roof giveaway contest winners.

WL and Ann Medcalf – Kermit, Texas

WL Medcalf is 81 years old, He is a Korean War veteran and is also a 14-year veteran of the Dallas police force. WL has recently spent 72 days in five hospitals due to many medical issues, including an undiagnosed case of appendicitis. His wife, Ann, has been diagnosed with COPD and her health is also failing. They spend all of their social security income on living and medical expenses, so unfortunately, there isn’t any extra money for insurance or the new roof that they desperately need. Their current roof has been patched, the ceiling is starting to cave in, and there’s only a tarp that’s keeping the weather out.

Chappell and Slover met with these homeowners on Thursday, December 10th to get started on their roof.

“B” – Midland, Texas

Our second winner asked to remain anonymous, so we have chosen to just call her “B”. Her house previously belonged to her mother, who was left the home by her parents after they passed away. On evening of July 4th of this year, B drove herself to the hospital, thinking she had a stomach virus. B was admitted to the ER, but told her mother not to come because she expected to be home in a few hours. Around 10 o’clock that night, her mother became concerned and decided to go to the hospital after finding out that B was still there. Not long after B’s mother and brother arrived, the doctor arrived and everything turned into a nightmare. B was diagnosed with cancer and the doctor said it had been there for at least a year.

B is still on chemo, receiving treatments seven days a week. Her family has been working very hard on repairing the house, both inside and out. However, the roof is in very bad condition and there is no insurance on it. This situation has been life changing. B is 26 years young and is a strong willed young woman. When B moves into the house, she will be rent free. B’s nominator wrote, “I hope and pray God continues to give me the strength to help her in any way I can. God has blessed me and I want to bless her.”

We have been in contact with B and plan to begin working on her roof the week before Christmas.

We cannot express how thankful we are to the West Texas community for their support and kindness during this contest. We are so honored to have been able to help give back to our home with this roof giveaway.


The Importance Of Proper Ventilation

Roofing material, shingle quality, and cosmetic appearance are often the most important properties that come to mind when a homeowner thinks of when it comes to a new roof. However, one of the most critical aspects that is overlooked is ensuring that the new roof allows for the attic to have proper ventilation. We’re here to discuss that with you today!

Breathe In, Breathe Out

Wait, what?! Roofs aren’t living creatures…they can’t BREATHE! While it’s true they are not taking in oxygen in order to maintain life, it allows heat to move in and out of the attic, creating a “breath effect.”

It’s All About Stability

Hot air is lighter than cold air, which is why attics and upper floors are usually warmer than single or lower-level properties. Proper ventilation helps keep attics cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter, creating a more stable temperature throughout the year.

What Does This Mean For My Roof?

Part of a good roof means installing the proper ventilation. This could include whirly birds (turbines), soffits, and static vents are just a few of the different types available. Putting in ventilations ensures several things:
• It keeps ice dams from occurring by allowing the entire surface of the roof to maintain a stable temperature.
• It prevents excessive amounts of heat from ruining shingles, decking, and other roofing materials.
• It helps regulate condensation accumulation, which can warp wood and rust out nails.

Chappell Roofing is dedicated to making sure your new roof is properly ventilated. We want to make sure your new roof is not only beautiful, but is constructed in a way that provides quality and functionality. Give us a call today for a free estimate. We are proud to be your roofing choice for West Texas!


Basic Roof Anatomy

You know that you need a new roof, but do you know the details about what you need? Chappell Roofing works hard to make sure that our clients understand exactly what we’re working on for your home or business prior to the job beginning in order to eliminate confusion. However, there are some basic roof anatomy terms which will help you understand your estimate, what your insurance covers, and so that we’re both speaking the same “language”.

*All terminology is based on the diagram above


Dormers are a protruding portion of the roof, which usually protects a window or an area of useable space. They are most similar to sky lights as far as design, but are very prominent in homes where the attic has been converted to a living space


A roof’s eaves serve as protection for the structure. They hang over the edge of a building and are intended to keep water from running directly down the sides of a structure.


Gables are a vertical portion of a roof. Whenever children draw a house, the gable is the triangular part they draw on the sides. There are several different types of gable, but most modern residential roofs are front- or side-gabled.


The roof hip is the flat portion of the roof that slopes downward in a plane. A ridge can originate at a point or a ridgeline and can be with or without gables. The most accurate shape comparison would be to compare this roof type to a pyramid.


A rake is the slanted edge found on a gabled roof at or near end wall of the house.


The ridge is the topmost horizontal line of a roof. It is the usually the portion of the roof that looks like a “seam” between two roof planes.


This is the “exposed” portion of your roof beneath the eaves. Soffits are either made of “breathable” (with tiny little holes) panels or out of solid ones with proper ventilation built elsewhere. These are used to help ensure proper airflow to your roof.


The valley is the portion between two hips or between a hip and a dormer. Essentially, it is the line where two planes meet.

We hope we’ve been able to give you a little roofing vocabulary lesson with today’s blog. Getting a new roof can seem overwhelming, which is why Chappell Roofing is always here to answer your questions. We strive for amazing customer service, not with just the quality of and warranty on our work, but with making you more comfortable with the entire process. Give us a call today!


Uncommon Causes Of Roof Damage

Chappell Roofing is dedicated to providing quality roofs for you home. However, there are many causes of roof damage that are out of your control. These can include hail, wind, and improper installation. However, there might be some things you might not even expect that might cause issues later on down the road. Read more about some of the more uncommon causes of roof damage…and how you can prevent them.

Ice Dams

While we don’t get a lot of ice or snow in West Texas, we certainly get a bit every year. Though icicles may be gorgeous, accumulated ice and snow on your roof can cause damage. An ice dam is essentially where ice builds up in your gutters and snow falls on top. A small “pond” of water is trapped beneath the snow, as it cannot move past the ice build-up. This water can damage shingles and potentially cause leaks. There are two ways to prevent this. First, make sure your roof is well insulated. This is not meant to make your attic warm; it’s mean to keep warm air inside the confines of your home, as a warm roof melts snow and ice, which can cause it to melt. Secondly, there are roofing ice barriers that can be installed. You can ask us about this option for your next roof!

Ice, trees, & squirrels...oh, my!

Ice, trees, & squirrels…oh, my!

The Natural World

Birds, squirrels, and other little creatures are absolutely adorable…but they’re better away from your roof. Animals usually prefer to enter your attic through ventilation outlets and soffits in order to make nests. Once they’re inside, the animals, especially rodents like mice, squirrels, and rats, can gnaw through your wiring. The best way to avoid this is to keep tree branches trimmed and away from your roof. While this doesn’t prevent birds, it can help you avoid rodents. Also be sure to check your roof and attic often for animal droppings and any gaps.


As beautiful as they are, trees can actually damage your roof! Branches can scratch shingles and pull them off, especially on blustery West Texas days. Heavy or old, dead branches can also be dangerous to your roof. High winds or ice storms can cause branches to break and fall on your roof. This can cause extensive damage to your roof. We highly recommend getting your trees trimmed annually and to make sure that all low branches are away from your roof and gutters.

We hope that we’ve been able to fill you in on some of the more unusual, but possible, causes of roof damage. Chappell Roofing is committed to providing quality materials with a 5-year workmanship warranty against leaks and blow-offs from winds up to 70mph. Call us to get a quote today!


How To Choose A New Roof

If you are considering getting a new roof, you may be wondering how to choose! With so many different colors, materials, styles, and features, it can be a difficult decision to make. At Chappell Roofing, we want to help you through the entire roofing process, from beginning to end. So today, our roofing company is helping you decide how to choose a new roof!

Roofing Cost

Before shopping for a new roof, it is important to determine how much money you have to spend. So whether it’s based off a claim, or just how much you’re willing to pay, you need to determine a price point in order to explore all your available options.

Shingle Color

There are a wide variety of colors you can choose from, depending on the type of roof you want. You should base the color of roof you choose on the color of your brick and/or trim (keeping in mind you can always paint the trim). The color should not exactly match the brick or trim, but rather compliment each other. For example, if there is a flake of gray in your brick, you could consider a gray color for your roof.

Roofing Materials

Like colors, there are various roofing materials you can choose. From asphalt, to clay, and even stone, the decision is ultimately based on your price point and the qualities you desire. With different materials come different lifetimes. In fact, some roof materials are designed to last up to 100 years! Additionally, different roofing materials offer different features. Some are fade resistant, while others reflect sunlight to save energy.

Styles of Shingles

Ultimately, you want the roof you choose to add to the curb appeal of your home. The roof you choose should compliment the architectural style of your home (traditional, colonial, modern, etc.).

When considering how to choose a roof, it is sometimes best to talk to an expert. At Chappell Roofing, Jeremy has years of experience helping his clients choose the roof that’s right for them and achieving the look they desire. For a free estimate or for more information, contact us today!


The Timberline High Definition Architectural Shingle

Your roof can represent 40% of your home’s curb appeal.

At Chappell Roofing, we are in the business of making your roof the best on the block. We use only the best quality materials, making your roof stand out and adding to the curb appeal (and value!) of your home. One of the many roofing products we install is by Timberline, a company best known for creating North America’s #1-Selling Shingle, the Timberline High Definition Architectural Shingle.

Timberline High Definition Architectural Shingle

These shingles are #1 for a reason. The shingles themselves are composed of fiberglass asphalt, with a wood-shake look (without the wood-shake price). These shingles protect your most valuable asset, your home, with a Class A (highest) fire rating from Underwriters Laboratories.

The Timberline High Definition Architectural Shingle is designed with Advanced Protection technology, providing superior performance and protection, but minimizing the use of natural resources. The Dura Grip Adhesive seals each shingle tightly, nearly eliminating the risk of blow-off. In fact, they can withstand winds up to 130 MPH!

The UV blocking granules in the Timberline High Definition Architectural Shingle protect against the damage from the sun, improving both the durability and sustainability of the roof. These protective granules, along with the Color Lock Ceramic Firing, also allow the shingles to hold their deep color longer than other brands, again, adding and maintaining the curb appeal of your home.

Choose Chappell Roofing for your next roofing job. From interior to exterior, siding, fascia, paint, drywall, replacement to repair, we do it all! You won’t be disappointed by our honest, courteous, punctual, and reliable service. We do an overall outstanding job!

Call us today at 432-312-8705!

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Do I Need A New Roof?

Before filing a claim on your insurance, you want to be sure that you actually need a new roof on your home. Fortunately, there are several signs that help you answer the question, “Do I need a new roof?”

5 Signs You Need A New Roof: 

  1. Attic Leak – If you notice a leak in your attic, especially after a storm, you could possible have a leak in your roof. If so, you may need to consider repairing, or even replacing your roof.
  1. Peeling Paint – Is your paint peeling (interior or exterior)? This may be due to trapped moisture in the house due to high temperatures or poor attic ventilation. Be sure there are vents in areas such as the kitchen or bathroom to reduce humidity.
  1. Missing/Damaged Shingles – If you notice that the shingles on your roof are missing or otherwise damaged, your roof has probably reached the end of its useful life and may need to be replaced.
  1. Dark Areas – Do you see dark patches on your roof? This could mean several things, from a fungus or just a loss of protective granules. Be sure when you do have your roof replaced, your new shingles have StainGuard Protection to keep this from happening again!
  1. High Energy Costs – If your utility bills are through the roof (pun intended), you could need a new roof. Insufficient attic ventilation can cause these high energy costs, due to the cooling system running excessively.

Hopefully, this helps answer your question, “Do I need a new roof?” But if it doesn’t, please give us a call! We are more than happy to answer any roofing questions you may have, as well as give you a FREE estimate on repair/replacement. 432-312-8705

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What Is The Best Shingle Color For My Home?

In our industry, we get the question “what is the best shingle color for my home” quite often…

…so today, we’re hoping our advice and color guide helps you in making that decision!

Color Preference

Choosing a shingle color is more than just choosing your favorite color. The best way to determine a color is basing it off the color of your brick. Pick a color that is in your brick and reflect that in the roof. If your brick is solid, then choose a shingle color (or colors) that compliments the color of your brick. Trim should also be considered when choosing a shingle color, however, keep in mind that trim color can be changed much easier than brick color. Depending on what type of roof you choose (25 Year 3-Tab, Lifetime Warranty, 50 Year) you will have color choices from the following Collections:

25 Year 3-Tab Shingles
Owens Corning Supreme
Aspen Gray
Autumn Brown
Desert Tan
Estate Gray
Onyx Black
Shasta White

GAF Royal Sovereign
Weathered Grey
Ash Brown
Golden Cedar
Silver Lining
Autumn Brown

Lifetime Warranty Shingles
Owens Corning TruDefinition Duration Designer Colors
Aged Copper
Pacific Wave
Sand Dune
Sedona Canyon
Storm Cloud
Summer Harvest

Owens Corning TruDefinition Duration Shingles
Chateau Green
Desert Tan
Estate Gray
Harbor Blue
Onyx Black
Quarry Gray
Shasta White
Sierra Gray

Owens Corning Oakridge (Artisan Colors)
Aged Cedar
Black Walnut
Desert Tan
Estate Gray
Onyx Black
Peppermill Gray
Shasta White
Sierra Gray
Woodland Path

GAF Timberline HD
Weathered Wood
Hunter Green
Pewter Gray
Mission Brown

GAF ArmorShield Impact Resistant
Weathered Wood

50 Year
Owens Corning Woodcrest Collection
Autumn Maple

Owens Cornings Woodmoor
Autumn Maple

GAF Grand Sequoia IR
Adobe Sunset
Dusky Gray
Weathered Wood

GAF Camelot
Aged Oak
Sheffield Black
Williamsburg Slate
Antique Slate
Welsh Gray
San Gabriel

We hope you now have your answer! But if you don’t, we are happy to offer more help. And if you do, give us a call and we’ll show you the positive difference Chappell Roofing provides. Call us today! 432-312-8705


Why Choose Chappell Roofing?

When it comes to roofing, we know you have a choice in the company you choose. Between family, friends, insurance agents, etc., we also know you get a lot of recommendations. Let us tell you why you should choose Chappell Roofing for your next roofing job.

Honesty & Reliability

All too often, you hire someone to do a job (contractor, electrician, painter, plumber, etc.) who doesn’t show up on time, doesn’t complete the task as promised, or isn’t honest about what they can or can’t do. At Chappell Roofing, we show up when we say we will, and do what we say we’re going to do. In the words of our owner, Jeremy Chappell, “If I can’t do it, I will tell you I can’t do it.  I enjoy the personal reward in providing each of our customers with professional service, from the initial consultation to the very end of the job or claim.”


Overall Quality

Not only are we honest and reliable, but we provide an overall quality product. You want to be sure that your roof, if anything, is built to last. Not only does your home’s roof represent up to 40% of your home’s curb appeal, but it is also the primary protector of your home. Using only the highest quality roofing materials, we make sure your roof is strong and sturdy.

What Makes Us Different?

What makes us different than other roofing companies and contractors? It’s simple. We’re honest, courteous, punctual, and reliable. We’re all the qualities you want in someone you hire for your greatest asset, your home. So give us a chance to show you the difference Chappell Roofing provides. Trust us, you’ll be glad you did.