Quality Residential Roofing for New Installations and Replacements

When you need residential roofing services performed on your home, sometimes it simply can’t wait. While in most cases you have time to schedule an inspection and layout a timeline for completion, in certain instances you may not. These types of situations usually arise as a result of unforeseen circumstances. These occurrences may be anything from a major storm or accident to a fallen tree.

 That’s why it’s important to always work with a local company like S.W.A.T. Roofing & Contracting. That way you know you can get help for regular services like free inspections all the way up to 24-hour emergency services.

Do You Need Roofing Repairs or More?

Many homeowners put off calling a roofing specialist because they are worried about how serious and expensive the problem might be. However, many times it might be just a small repair. Here is just a small sample of the various types of work which may be needed on your roof at any given time:

  • Shingle repair
  • Gutter installation and replacement
  • Roof insulation
  • Hail damage repair

What Kind of Damage Does a Typical Roof Go Through?

Most roofs in this area see a lot of different storms in their lifetimes. They are also exposed to very hot and dry conditions with an excessive amount of sunlight as well. These conditions can lead to brittleness and cracking, even after only a few years. That makes getting regular inspections a top priority.

For any type of residential roofing work or installation in the Dallas/Ft. Worth areas, S.W.A.T. Roofing & Contracting is the team to call. They’ve been helping your neighbors and friends in the community for years. They offer numerous expert roof repair services, they can help with financing and they have some of the best warranties in the industry. Speak to one of their friendly team members to get information on all of your roofing needs. 

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Various Roof Repair Services You May Need Over Time

There are a number of roof repairs that you might need over the life of your home. And if you’re in it for the long haul, it is likely that at least one replacement will probably also be necessary. This is especially true in a place like Coconut Creek, FL where the bright sunshine and unpredictable weather can bring about its fair share of damage over time.

What Could Cause the Need for Patching?

One of the simpler and more basic roof repair techniques is called patching. That’s where a smaller area that has a hole or leak is repaired without having to take on major sections or portions. This is very common in residential roof repair projects. But more specifically, here are a few common causes that may create the need for patching or some other repair:

  • Sun damage
  • Wind damage
  • Falling tree limb
  • Rain Damage
  • Hail Damage

Anyone or combination of these things over the course of years and years could easily bring about the need to call in an experienced roofing contractor like the ones at S.W.A.T. Roofing.

What Could Cause the Need for a Sectional or Full Replacement?

All of the aforementioned reasons in the previous section could also be serious enough to warrant having the entire roof replaced, or at least big portions of it. Usually, bigger tree limbs or hurricane-level storms are responsible for this type of damage. However, it could also simply be a matter of age.

A roof is one necessity to a home that you just can’t live without. Whether it’s a small roof repair or a major roof replacement, getting on top of it quickly is key. The longer you wait the worse and more expensive the problem becomes. At S.W.A.T. Roofing, you will always get qualified and experienced roofing technicians handling your job. Visit them online to learn more.

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Does my roof have hail damage?

If you live in Dallas or Fort Worth Texas metroplex or surrounding areas, you are familiar with the hail storms that seem to plague the area. After a severe storm roles through the area you most likely have a number of concerns regarding your property. Does my roof have hail damage? How do I get my roof repaired? Who can I call for a free roof inspection? Roof damage caused by hail can present itself in a variety of ways. If there was large hail, the damage may be easy to spot. On the other hand, if the storm brought smaller hail and you can’t see any damage, that doesn’t mean it isn’t there. What it does mean is that you need a reliable, licensed professional that you can trust to come out to your residential or commercial property and perform a FREE inspection. That is exactly what we do at S.W.A.T. Roofing and Contracting, after all we are the Severe Weather Assessment Team! What does hail damage to your roof look like? Different roofing materials can be damaged in a variety of different ways. Damage done to wood shingles will look different than damage done to composition or asphalt shingles. Knowing the difference is important, and more than likely you will need an inspection from a professional to confirm any damage. Wood Shingles can have the following; impacts or dents along the splits, a split in the shingle that may have sharp edges or corners, a split in the shingle that has varying degrees of deterioration at the edges, a split in the shingle that appears orange or brown in color or random damage that has no notable pattern. Composition or asphalt shingles that are damaged can look like the following; random damage that has no notable pattern, spots where the hail hit that are soft to the touch, similar to a bruise on a piece of fruit, loss of granules that could expose the roof felt, marks from hail hits that are black in color and mat and/or asphalt that has a shiny appearance. There are also many types of damage that are similar to hail damage but are caused for a different reason. We understand the stress that comes after severe weather, contact us today for a free inspection. S.W.A.T. can handle all of your roofing and contracting needs!

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3 Tips for Choosing the Right Contractor


Looking for a reliable, trustworthy roofing company can feel like a daunting task. Choosing a good, stable company is of the highest importance, roof repairs can be costly and ultimately your roof is what protects you and your family. Below are a few tips that can assist you in your selection process. 1. Pricing – Although we all would like to save some money on repairs, never chose a company solely on price. When a company offers cheap prices, they are actually driving down the market. Reputable companies have certifications and are insured, so they have to offer pricing that covers their overhead. Ultimately, you will get what you pay for. If you do choose a company only because of their low prices, you may have to spend even more money in the future on repairs due to low quality work or improper installation. 2. Choose a company that is insured – Be sure that the company you are considering to hire has insurance. You will be able to rest assured that the services being provided to you are protected with the security that only proper coverage can offer. You can even ask the company representative if you can actually see their insurance certifications and even call the insurance carrier to ensure validity. 3. Attain a detailed description of the job in writing – Before they start on the job get a description and details in writing. Ask questions like; how long will the job take? What size crew will be doing the work? What is the estimated completion time? These are all very important questions. Also, be sure you are completely satisfied with the job before they leave and be sure to discuss payment terms BEFORE any work is done. S.W.A.T. Roofing and Contracting can answer any and all questions you may have. We also explain all details every step of the way throughout the process of repairing or replacing your roof. We can provide anything you need to prove our certifications and reliability. We have been in the roofing industry for many years and are highly recommended by the local communities we serve. Check out our testimonials page! We look forward to the opportunity to earn your business.


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Why are roof inspections important?

As or home or business owner, you have a lot to consider when it comes to property maintenance. When it comes to maintaining the roofing system on your property, it’s important to stay vigilant. If you notice roofing tiles that aren’t secure, water dripping in areas where it hasn’t previously, or maybe you’ve recently dealt with a bad hail storm, you’ll want a knowledgeable and experienced professional to thoroughly inspect your roof. The purpose of having a roof inspection done, particularly after a severe storm, is to find any problems, assess the potential damage and gauge the remaining life of the roof. It is best to have an inspection where professionals can walk on the roof to get a close-up view. However, some roofs cannot be walked on due to the material, if they are too high, or have steep slopes. We stay on top of the latest technologies available in the industry and can actually bring our very own drone to inspect your residential or commercial roof if need be. This plays an important role in ensuring the safety of not only our professional team but also protects the condition of your roof. If you purchased a new property or have owned it for a while, there are many factors to consider as potential causes for roof damage. Roofs can deteriorate from normal wear and tear, the building framework contracting and expanding, foundation shifting after settling, improper installation, construction or design and damage from severe weather. Severe weather damage can be caused by high winds, an excessive amount of rain or hail damage; to name a few. Locals know that we are no stranger to hail storms here in Fort Worth, Dallas and surrounding areas. If you have taken a look at your roof and have seen any of the following signs of damage give us a call today: • Loose/missing flashing • Torn or curling shingles • Shingle granules in rain gutters • Rusty metal where the house meets the roof • Sagging of the shingles or roof itself • Holes in roof, flashing, shingles • Stains that may be a sign of water damage Even if you don’t notice any obvious damage, it may be time to get an inspection of your roof done. A lot of times, there is damage that is invisible to the average person, but a professional is trained to spot. Roof damage is a major issue that needs to be caught as soon as possible, in order to prevent even more damage. Your home is possibly one of the most important investments you’ll ever make and we want to help you protect your most valuable asset. S.W.A.T. Roofing and Contracting offers FREE roof inspections, with zero obligation. Upon hiring us to handle your roofing needs, you are sure to be beyond satisfied…we guarantee it! Contact us today.

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5 Reasons Why You Should Consider A Composition Roof

Composition shingle roofs, also known as asphalt shingles, are one of the most popular roofing materials used on homes throughout North America. A great choice for any homeowner on a budget, composition roofing shingles are available in an almost endless number of colors and sizes. These shingles can really make your roof stand out and add to your homes curb appeal. A great investment especially in the time of a resale to give potential buyers an incentive to buy your home. Does this sound like the roofing material of your dreams? Keep reading for the top five reasons why you should consider a composition or asphalt roof. 1) Durability As mentioned above, composition shingles are durable. Because a roof replacement can be expensive, you want to have a roof installed in your home that can withstand the test of time and will last for many years. Composition roofing materials are created to last longer and be stronger than other options used for roofing. Being so durable, homeowners can rest easy knowing the roof will protect the home for many years to come. 2) Wind & Fire Resistance Composition shingles are also wind and fire resistant. This is essential when it comes to withstanding certain natural elements, like heavy winds and rain, as well as keeping the home safe. The material is wind resistant up to 110 mph which means that a heavy storm or disaster may not affect the roof when high winds occur. When it comes to fire, the material has high fire resistance. The high degree of fire resistance helps to protect the home if fires were to occur next door or with a tree near the property. 3) Warranty Yet another benefit to this roof type is the warranty. Most roofs provide some type of warranty. Synthetic roof materials tend to have a longer warranty than natural products. Because the material is strong and durable, the warranties offered are better than what is found with other roofing material types. 4) Cost The cost of composition roofing is also an advantage for homeowners in Dallas. Natural items tend to have a higher cost than the composite materials, which helps homeowners to spend less when having a new roof installed. Synthetic materials can be manufactured with recycled matter or other materials, making the option a cost-effective solution for homeowners on any budget. 5) Eco-Friendly Speaking of recycled materials, composition roofing is also an eco-friendly choice. Homeowners who are seeking to remain environmentally friendly with their roofing choice, composition roofing is the way to go. Even if the material you choose is not created from recycled materials, the roofing can be recycled when its lifespan is up. Because of this, the material helps to reduce waste. Composition material is a top choice among homeowners who wish to be eco-friendly. Overall, composition roofing is a great choice for homeowners in Fort Worth and Dallas, with a ton of benefits on offer. When replacing an existing roof with new materials, this option is a great way to protect the home for many years to come. If you’re looking to replace your existing roof with composition shingles and would like to learn more about cost, schedule a FREE consultation with S.W.A.T. Roofing. Our licensed roofing contractors provide professional roofing installation in the Dallas – Fort Worth Metroplex.

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Haslet, Texas and the surrounding areas experienced their first hailstorm of 2019. According to StormerSite.com, hailstones as large as 1.25 inches in diameter were reported in Haslet & Roanoke. Hailstones this size can cause severe damage to your roof and you should immediately contact a roofing professional to inspect your roof for damage. At S.W.A.T. Roofing & Contracting, we provide FREE roof inspections and emergency repair services. Depending on the amount of damage, your insurance may cover the cost of repairs.

Insurance Coverage for Hail or Storm Damage

Storm damage, particularly from hailstones, is considered a natural disaster (also called acts of God) and in most cases, will be covered by your insurance. Other variables, like the age of your roof, level of maintenance over the years, and the policy itself, can determine whether or not repairs are covered. For example, if your roof is relatively new and it sustained damage due to a strong wind or hail storm, the insurance company may very likely pay for a full roof replacement. However, if your roof is over two decades old, your roof may not be fully covered by your insurance policy.

Filing an Insurance Claim

When filing an insurance claim, it’s important to follow these steps:

  1. Call the customer service department of your insurance company to determine your policy coverage. Do you have a deductible, and if so, how much is it? Does your policy cover repairs or a full roof replacement? Aside from the deductible, are there any other out of pocket expenses that may occur?
  2. Schedule an inspection with a licensed roofing contractor to inspect the damage.
  3. Take as many photos as you can to support your claim.
  4. Once your claim is approved, you can move forward with repairs.

Unfortunately, it’s not always as easy as following a few simple steps. Insurance companies tend to find ways to limit their exposure. They want to pay as little as possible. For instance, when the insurance claims examiner comes to inspect your roof, you should have an independent roofing contractor by your side to ensure that you won’t agree to terms that would be unfavorable to you. Also, the insurance company may recommend just fixing the roof when a total replacement should be the only option. You would have no way of knowing that if you don’t have a contractor by your side giving you advice.


As a locally owned and operated roofing company in the heart of Haslet/Fort Worth, we know full well how badly hail storms can damage your roof. We’ve been in business long enough to know that what may seem like a small leak is actually a symptom of a major problem. Our company offers professional and experienced insurance claims assistance. We’ll use our team of independent, licensed insurance adjusters to inspect the damage to your roof. We’ll take all the necessary photos to prove your claim. Once an inspection has been scheduled by the insurance company, we’ll meet the adjuster at your home and go through the entire inspection process with them. We’ll make sure you get a fair and honest assessment. Give us a call today and we can answer any questions you may have about scheduling an inspection, or about the insurance claims process.

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Hail Resistant Roof Shingles

S.W.A.T. Roofing & Contracting are the experts in hail resistant roofing in Greater Fort Worth

We are fully into the spring storm season here in Fort Worth. As yet another severe storm heads our way, many homeowners are thinking about the durability of their roof and whether or not it can handle strong winds, heavy rains and hail. When the storm has passed and you’re assessing any damage, or the remaining life of your roof, consider the benefit of hail resistant (impact resistant) roof shingles.

Impact Resistant Shingle Benefits

There are several benefits to choosing impact resistant shingles over your traditional asphalt shingle. The most common benefit is its ability to stand up to severe weather, in particular hail and wind storms. In 2017, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Texas was ranked number 1 in the United States for the number of hail events that occurred. With over 700 hail storms recorded, there was millions of dollars in damage done to both residential and commercial properties. A large portion of these storms happened right here in the Greater Fort Worth-Dallas area. We are located in the south end of what’s known as Tornado Alley. Our likelihood of severe weather is more than other areas in the state, so it is a priority for many homeowners to invest in materials that can withstand the impact of large hailstones. Durability is key. Impact resistant shingles are categorized into classes, with Class 4 shingles being the strongest shingle available in today’s market.

Best Shingles for Hail & Wind Resistance

At S.W.A.T. Roofing & Contracting, we use three of the most trusted brands of impact resistant roof shingles. All of these shingles have passed the UL 2218, Class 4 Impact Resistance Test. Depending on your insurance carrier, you may be eligible for discounts on your homeowner’s insurance if you choose one of these roofing brands. In no particular order, here are our three favorite brands and some information about each one.

1) GAF Timberline® ArmorShield™ II – SBS modified asphalt formula. This roofing tile is flexible like rubber and amplified for impact resistance. It comes in seven colors, allowing you to choose a color that reflects your style. It meets the Class F wind rating which is the highest rating you can get from Underwriters Laboratories. ArmorShield™ II shingles can withstand winds up to 130 miles per hour. They also utilize StainGuard® protection to help resist blue-green algae growth.

2) TruDefinition® WeatherGuard® HP – impact resistant shingles. WeatherGuard™ HP recently won the 2019 Women’s Choice Award® as America’s Most Recommended™ Roofing Products. Made by Owens Corning, this product comes with a limited lifetime warranty. It is wind resistant for up to 130mph. You can increase the protection of this roof by purchasing the Owens Corning® Total Protection Roofing System®. S.W.A.T. Roofing & Contracting is an Owens Corning Roofing Preferred Contractor.

3) Atlas shingles with Core4™ Enhanced Polymer Technology. These shingles offer superior protection against extreme weather. They are made from advanced polymer materials with flexible technology that is resistant to breaks and cracks. It performed 50% better than standard asphalt shingles when it comes to flexibility and durability.

S.W.A.T. stands for Severe Weather Assessment Team. We have been providing hail damage roof repairs and replacement in Greater Fort Worth for over 16 years. We are a local, licensed roofing company – located right in Haslet, Texas.

We understand how devastating the storms can be this time of year and how stressful it can be to find a roofing company you can trust. That’s why we offer a FREE, NO OBLIGATION inspection of your roof. You can easily set up an appointment online, or give us a call and we’ll be there. At S.W.A.T. Roofing & Contracting, our customers are like our family. We want to give you the peace of mind knowing you are in good hands.

Contact S.W.A.T. today and let us know how we can help you.

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One of your biggest investments is your house. In just a matter of minutes, all the money and effort you used to make your house a home could be wiped away. That is the reason for homeowners insurance.

It is vital to make sure you are covered when disaster strikes, whether it is an accident, a theft, or catastrophic weather event. However, the lines of coverage become a little confusing when it comes to roof damage.

What Exactly is Roofing Insurance and When Can I Use It?

Roofing insurance is one aspect of your homeowner’s insurance. It covers cases where your roof is damaged to the point that it requires either major roof repair or replacement. This may include roof damage resulting from reasons beyond the homeowner’s control, such as vandalism or theft. Also usually covered are damage from “acts of God” or extreme weather including tornadoes and hurricanes. In the same direction, roof damage resulting in general weather incidents such as wind, rain, and hail are frequently covered by home insurance policies.

That part is easy: If your roof damage occurred from an unavoidable event, you are usually covered, However, if the damage occurred from an avoidable event, it is not so obvious.

Caution: Be Sure to Read All Fine Print

All roofing needs are not covered by all homeowners roofing insurance. Many factors are at play. For instance, if you own an older roof, such as 20 years old, most insurance companies usually consider roofs this age to be beyond their life expectancy. And as such, they choose to reimburse a portion of any roof repairs or replaces or nothing at all in some cases.

Other possible policy exclusions can include neglect or improper maintenance, roofs consisting of more than two layers of roofing materials or use of certain expensive roofing materials such as recycled shake shingles or slate. Your geological location could even affect whether an insurance company will cover a roof claim.

The best way to figure out what is covered under your homeowner’s roofing insurance is to speak with your insurance provider regarding your particular policy.


The National Roofing Contractors Association suggest homeowners should complete a roof inspection twice annually, once in the spring and then again in the fall the identify potential problems early. Also, they should inspect their roof following any major weather event or major storm. Depending on the amount of damage, a roof replacement may be your only option. Here are some things to look for:

  • Shingles: During your inspection look for worn out or old shingles that are buckles, split, or curled. Be sure to note any missing shingles.
  • Water Damage: Any section of the roof that is soft can indicate water damage. Indoor roof leaks can be identified by looking for peeling wallpaper, cracked paint, or discolored plasterboard. Also, inspect the insulation located in the attic. If any of the insulation is soggy, you may have a leaky roof.
  • Gutters: Gutter must be clear and not overflowing. Inspect the downspouts and gutters for any granules from your roof shingles, as well, which is a sign of roof decay. Flashing: Inspect the flashing located around vents, chimney, and skylight seals to ensure there are no breaks or cracks that could let moisture or rain in.
  • Venting: Be sure all sources of roof ventilation are not blocked off and are open. When there is a lack of proper ventilation, moisture and heat can accumulate in the attic and result in rot, curled shingles, and ineffective insulation.

Regardless of the cause, it is crucial to repair even minor issues right away. Catching roof leaks early can save you both time and money.

The integrity and safety of your entire home are dependent on a strong, reliable roof. In fact, even minor damage can result in water damage, pest infestations, and mold – all which can lead to costly maintenance and repairs down the road and decrease the overall lifespan of your roof.

Furthermore, your roof plays a big role in a home’s insulation and weatherproofing system. Without a strong, reliable roof, when it comes to heating and air conditioning, a home loses a significant amount of efficiency.


If your roof has sustained damage and is in need of repair, allow the experts of S.W.A.T. Roofing and Contracting to assist you. When it comes to insurance claims assistance, we go the extra mile and send our team members to obtain the same education as the insurance company adjusters. Our S.W.A.T. team is also trained in software called Xactimate, the same software program adjusters utilize to calculate roof damage.

We ensure our clients are protected and get what they deserve. At S.W.A.T., since we know what the insurance company knows, we understand what they are looking for during an assessment of an insurance claim and can properly negotiate with the adjuster and insurance companies. In fact, in 20 states throughout America, we are a licensed insurance adjuster, certified by Liberty Mutual, Allstate, State Farm, and USAA to name a few.

Our team of highly qualified specialists gets fast results, allowing us to relieve our clients of this stress. We are a full-service, turn-key contracting and restoration company.

When you call in the S.W.A.T. team, we quickly come to assess your roof for damage. Since we have licensed insurance adjusters on staff, we will discuss the level of damage, if any at all. In the case of significant damage, your next step would be to contact your insurance company to schedule a meeting with an to adjust and our present.

S.W.A.T Roofing & Contracting is here to help you every step of the way. We understand how stressful it can be to deal with roof damage and we’ll do our best to get your roof back to 100% as quickly as possible. Schedule your free inspection today, or give us a call at (817) 756-6666.

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Has your Home Been Damaged from Recent Storms? Call SWAT for a Free Inspection!

The last week in Greater Dallas – Fort Worth, Texas has turned into a nightmare for some homeowners and businesses throughout the area. Everything from severe winds to thunderstorms to hailstorms and even tornadoes have caused moderate to severe damage to roofs and building exteriors.

At S.W.A.T. Roofing & Contracting, we specialize in turnkey storm restoration services, meaning we can repair roofs, gutters, siding, fences and more. Our expert team of licensed contractors have years of experience repairing homes after storm damage, particularly the type of storms we get here in Texas. We are available 24/7 for emergency repairs throughout Fort Worth and the surrounding areas.

If you are finding pieces of roof on the ground, or are beginning to see signs of a roof leak, don’t wait to get your roof inspected. Give us a call at 817-756-6666 and we’ll make arrangements to go to your property for a thorough inspection of damage.


Drone Inspections

Depending on the amount of damage to your home, we may use a drone to conduct an inspection of your roof. This allows us to do a few things:

  1. Prevent further damage. Tile roofs, for example, can become even more damaged when someone walks on them. In order to prevent and preserve your roof in its current state, utilizing drone technology allows us to get a full and up close view of the damage to your roof.
  2. Ensures safety. The safety of our team and anyone in the area is always a top priority for us. When you have a roof that is severely damaged, or is built using a material that can be slippery when stepped on, a drone becomes essential in the inspection. Using a drone provides us the opportunity to see exactly what’s going on with your roof without worrying about the safety of others.
  3. Insurance Claims. When it comes time to submit a claim to your insurance company, you’ll need before and after photos of your roof and any other damage that may have occurred to your property. Using a drone to take pictures of your roof gives us a perfect “birds-eye” view of the full scope of damage, so there are no questions when it comes time for insurance adjusters to review your claim.

We continue to utilize drone in our inspection process because of the value they provide. They allow us to get a full picture of the damage on your roof without hindering the inspection process. Many of our competitors do not use drones and can’t provide you with the level of service that we can.


It’s almost officially summer here in Fort Worth-Dallas (even though it’s felt like summer for months now) and we will continue to get hit with storms for the next three or four months. Residents to this area understand how important it is to be proactive when it comes to the integrity of your roof, and the exterior of your home. Let S.W.A.T. Roofing & Contracting give you the piece of mind that you’re inspection and possible repairs will be done right. Set up your free roof inspection or give us a call at 817-756-6666 today.

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