Weather Conditions That Cause Roof Damage

Extreme weather conditions regularly cause roof damage and it’s important to stay ahead of the damage to ensure minor repairs don’t turn into complete replacements. Here are the four most common weather conditions that can cause roof damage.


The heat beating down on your roof, especially in West Texas, can cause your roof to age faster than it would in an environment with less heat. Heat damage can be equally as harmful to your roof as other extreme weather conditions and can affect your roof from the inside and out. This sort of damage causes your shingles to tear, crack, and curl up,  which can affect your ventilation and ultimately impact the temperature in your home. If your roof has suffered the harmful effects of heat damage, call Chappell today!

Fallen Debris

Most fallen debris that can damage your roof after a storm is due to trees. Branches and leaves wouldn’t do too much damage, however full limbs can do an extensive amount of damage. It’s important to maintain the foliage surrounding your roof to prevent damage from fallen debris, algae and moss. Trees nearby your home can cause algae and moss to grow and spread across your roof, causing moisture to collect and leave dark spots on your roof. These dark spots can eventually rot your shingles over time. Debris can also clog your gutters if not taken care of.


Hail is common in this area during the spring and summer months. It can cause extensive damage and lead to complete roof replacement. Choose Chappell,  a roofing contractor you can trust when you need a new roof!

Strong Winds

Wind may seem harmless, however it has the power to rip  and tear shingles right off of your roof. After a storm, go out and carefully inspect your roof to see what kind of damage was done and whether or not you need a repair or replacement.

Chappell Roofing is here for you. We  understand West Texas weather and the effects it has on your roof, and we want to help repair and replace your roof damage.


Spring Clean The Outside Of Your Home: Part 2


In this second part of our blog series highlighting how to spring clean the outside of your home, we will discuss the final items to check off your list to take to get your home sparkling for spring!


On a safe and stabilized ladder, begin scooping large debris items near the downspout of your gutters with a trowel or plastic scoop. Once the large debris is cleared, locate to a space far from the downspout and use a hose to clear the finer debris through the gutters. Running water through the gutters will also help you spot a leak!


A large step when attempting to spring clean the outside of your home is tackling the garage. A lot of times garages are filled with everything from trash to treasure, so it’s best to sort it out, dump the trash, and either sell or store the treasure. When going through your garage, create three piles in which to designate your belongings. These three categories should be a “keep” pile, a “toss” pile, and a “donate” pile. You could also create a “sell” pile if you are interested in having a garage sale after the cleaning process. If you don’t already have one, install a shelving unit along your garage wall to store bins of your remaining items after sorting. Be sure to label your bins to easily access them.

Paint The Rough Spots

Did winter leave your house looking rough around the edges? Slapping a new coat of paint on the trim of your house and doors is the perfect way to get a clean, fresh look for spring. 

Repair your Roof

Last but not least, repair your roof! Spring brings a lot of showers, so a leaky or damaged roof just won’t do. This is where we come in! Whether you need a repair or complete replacement, we can help! Please call us today for all of your roofing needs to ensure your home is ready for spring! Give us a call or fill out an online quote form today!




Spring Clean the Outside of Your Home: Part 1

Spring is almost here and that means it’s time to spruce up your home inside and out! Winter weather can take a toll on the outside of your home with cold and moist temperatures, high winds, and falling leaves/ branches. Now that the weather is heating up, there has never been a better time to get outside and start cleaning. In this two part series, we will discuss the checklist of what and how to spring clean the outside of your home!

Clean or Repair Screens

Dirt shortens the life of your screens, so make sure and keep them clean to avoid the hassle of replacing them. Remove screens from doors and windows, and spray gently with the hose outside where you will have plenty of space. If necessary, gently scrub the screens with a toothbrush and soapy solution. Rinse gently, dry them down with towels, and replace them back to their original location.

Wash Windows

Let that spring sunshine beam in streak-free! Use your favorite solution or create your own! Most people say all you need when you wash windows is two parts water to one part vinegar and one part soap. Lather solution onto windows, removing stuck-on dirt and grime, and then use a squeegee to avoid streaks. Wipe the squeegee blade clean with each swipe to avoid leaving behind marks and streaks. Dry with a static-free cloth and enjoy clean and gleaming windows!

Brighten Bricks

With a garden hose, begin from the top of your brick and work your way down, lingering on darker, dirtier spots. For spots especially dirty or moldy, mix one cup of chlorine bleach with one gallon of water in a bucket and apply it to the bricks using synthetic-bristled, or natural brush. Rinse solution off with the hose. Your bricks will be sparkling!

Dust Off That Deck

First, sweep up the debris off your deck because once the surface is wet, removing debris will be more difficult. Wet your plants and greenery around the deck, so that soap will slide off of them. If you are still worried about the plants, cover them with plastic drop clothes. When choosing a solution, be sure to use one that is the most beneficial to your deck whether it is wood, concrete, or any other surface. Scrub deck gently with water and solution, and rinse off.

Remove Leaves & Weeds From Lawn

Nothing says fall and winter like fallen leaves, but you are ready for spring! Gather all fallen leaves from your lawn and remove all unsightly weeds. Either pull weeds from the root or kill with a weed-killing solution to ensure they will not return. This will give your yard the spring pick me up it needs!


In our next blog, we will discuss even more ways to spring clean the outside of your home! Nothing says spring-cleaning like repairing a damaged roof! Please give us a call or fill out an online quote form so we can help you today!


Roofing Tips For Warm Weather

Punxsutawney Phil, the omniscient weather groundhog, didn’t see his shadow this year, heralding that winter is over and warmer weather is on the way. Just so you’re prepared, check out Chappell’s roofing tips for warm weather!

Check Your Roof And Check It Often

Spring brings showers…or as it goes here in West Texas, dust storms, heavy winds, and hail. As a homeowner, it’s critical to inspect the quality of your roof and to make sure it’s withstanding the weather. Things you should look for include missing shingles, dents, and exposed areas usually covered by flashing or ridge lines. If you’re concerned about getting on your roof, be sure to give us a call…Chappell offers inspections to help you determine any problem areas.

Keep The Flora & Fauna Off Your Roof

Warmer weather means branches, pollen, and little critters. It’s critical to keep all of these things away from your roof in order to maintain it properly. Many local trees, particularly mulberries and oaks, can leave tiny little presents on your roof in the form of pollen and acorns.

Animal mating season usually coincides with rising temperatures, and you don’t want to let them find a way to use your roof as their nursery. This includes squirrels, birds, and sometimes even cats! Protecting your roof by closing off holes and making sure there are no chewed edges can definitely help.

Clean Clean Clean

Make sure your gutters are consistently cleaned out. Leaves, asphalt particles, and (especially in West Texas) dust can clog gutters. Dirty or clogged gutters can create unnecessary pressure on your roof. In additional to allowing water to pool along the edges where your roof touches, fascia, eaves, and shingled edges can also get damaged from heavy storms.

Hire A Pro

No one can help assess and prevent damage like a professional. We know you’re busy, which is why we offer free estimates, timed around your schedule. It’s important to keep your roof well-maintained and your home protected.


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!