“JON WRIGHT ROOFING, SIDING, AND WINDOWS HAS BEEN INSTALLING CONFIDENCE SINCE 1979″ WITH OVER 25,000 ROOFING JOBS AND ROOF REPLACEMENTS IN IRVING, DALLAS AND FORT WORTH.
As an Angie’s List Super Service Award (2010 and 2011) winner as well as an A+ rated Home Improvement Company with the BBB, Jon Wright Roofing, Siding and Windows will build with confidence that you can trust. Our craftsmanship roofs are always hand nailed and our workmanship warranties are a minimum of 5 years with an opportunity to insure for up to 25 years. Estimates are always free and many of your roofing questions can be answered by going to our blog which can be found at www.theroofforum.net. Looking for a discount or coupon? Join Angie’s List, search for us and call today to schedule a free inspection of your home or business.
For its excellence in roofing service, Jon Wright Roofing was awarded the prestigious “Master Elite Roofer” status in 2004 for Dallas, Irving, Fort Worth and the surrounding area. This is a distinction that only 3% of roofers are capable of achieving. Endorsement by North America’s largest and oldest roofing manufacturer not only gives our customers piece of mind but the real protection that comes with having the Good Housekeeping Seal. Jon Wright Roofing has also been awarded “Shingle Master” status from CertainTeed and we are the first certified Solar Roofing Contractor to be able to install CertainTeed’s great line of Solar energy systems in the Dallas/Fort Worth area.
A non-prorated manufacturer defect protection, a million dollar insurance policy, and extensive training programs, prove our commitment to excellence in workmanship and customer service. Jon Wright Roofing is a recipient of the 2010 & 2011 Angie’s List Super Service Award as well as the 2010 Excellence in Training Award from GAF. Straight out of college at the University of Dallas, where Jon supported himself as a roofer, he started his company in Irving and now services the entire DFW Metroplex while educating the masses with his extensive roofing & construction knowledge.
“My roof and gutters were replaced after the June 2012 hail storm. I interviewed 4 companies and I was most impressed by Jon Wright Roofing and decided to go with them. It was definitely the right choice! My experience with Jon Wright Roofing was excellent!! They were thorough, punctual, honest and answered ALL of my questions. They took the time to explain everything and were nice if I called back and said I did not understand something. In an industry known for unscrupulous companies, this is a company that is A++. The crew cleaned up and I did not even get a flat tire from nails because they did such a good job picking up. Follow up and responsiveness were the best that I have ever experienced!! If my salesperson, Rob, could not speak to me when I called he would let me know that he got my message and tell me when he could call back. All promises were delivered. I wish every company I dealt with was like this. I cannot say enough good things about Rob Ross or Jon Wright. If you need a roofer, this is who you want to use!”
- Elissa P. from Dallas, TX on Angie’s List
“I intentionally waited a year to report this because I am a skeptic about radiant barrier and I wanted 12 months of data to report billing information. I now have a beautiful looking house, and a fantastic looking roof (upgraded quality of shingles too) thanks to Jon and his construction team. Everyone on the team was very professional and talented. Special kudos to Jon’s construction foreman, Pedro. He is an artist!
This was a huge job. All of the roof & decking was removed & hauled away, then replaced. All of the vinyl siding, external insulation, and decking was removed and hauled off. All through the demolition phase Jon’s crew was respectful in cleaning daily. During the construction phase Jon’s crew was careful to clean daily and make sure our property was clear of construction & roofing nails. As I said above, the house looks great.
The bonus: Since replacing the decking with radiant barrier decking on both the roof and walls I have a seen a 33% reduction in my utility bills. This is the data I wanted to collect before posting my review. I increased the costs of the job by replacing the roof decking, but research (and another professional radiant barrier specialist) suggested that the most effective barrier was that which is applied in the factory directly to the decking. I am extremely pleased with that decision.
Every job like this has challenges. We had our share of minor challenges. Jon keeps the lines of communication open and remains responsive to me as a customer to resolve any minor issues. I would recommend his roofing AND siding construction team to anyone looking for these services.”
- Scott M. from Flower Mound, TX on Angie’s List
“After the major hail storm swept through Dallas in the Spring, we suffered major roof damage. After consulting several contractors, we decided to go with Jon Wright Roofing. From the beginning, Rob walked us through each step of the process (we are new homeowners, so we did not know how insurance claims work.) He also worked directly with our insurance company, and insisted that they “re-assess” their original quote. They ended up agreeing with Rob’s assessment, and increased our claim. The work itself was scheduled and completed fairly smoothly. We are happy with the results, and our new roof looks much nicer than our previous one, even before the storms. We also had Jon Wright re-route some gutters that have been on our to-do list for a while (which we paid out of pocket for). We thought the quote was fair and the work was completed to our satisfaction. The total cost was in line with the other contractors’ estimates. We may. Have some additional home improvement projects coming up over the next few months, and we plan on contacting Rob at Jon Wright since we we so happy with our roof.”
- Dan B. from Dallas, TX on Angie’s List
Certifications/Accolades include: GAF Green Roofer, GAF Master Elite™ roofing contractor, GAF Slate Crafter™ for TruSlate™ roofing, CertainTeed ShingleMaster™, certified CertainTeed Solar Roofing Contractor, RESNET Qualified Contractor, Mastic Preferred Contractor, Lead Removal and Containment certified, A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau of Dallas, Angie’s List Super Service Award winner for 2010 & 2011 with an A rating, GAF Excellence in Training Award for 2010, and an active National Roofing Contractor’s Association member.
Areas & Cities We Serve Include (but not limited to): Dallas/Ft. Worth metroplex, Irving, Dallas, Highland Park, Lake Highlands, Farmers Branch, Carrollton, Richardson, Garland, Mesquite, Plano, Lewisville, The Colony, Denton, Prosper, McKinney, Frisco, Grand Prairie, Euless, Bedford, North Richland Hills, Arlington, Ft. Worth, Aledo, and all cities around and in between!
Call us today at 972-251-1818 with any questions or to schedule a free estimate!
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Dallas Roof Ventilation
Most of the time the power vent fails due to either not enough NFA in intake or the thermostat failed. If my power vent quit working I’d first check out the thermostat. This can be done with a tool called an voltmeter. If the machine does not turn on when the temperature reaches the predetermined setting either the power is not getting to the motor, the power supply is cut, or the motor is burned out.
First see if there is electricity at the thermostat. If so, check and see it electricity gets past the thermostat to the motor. If not then the thermostat is broke. If there is electricity at the motor then you need a new motor.
Power vents can fail early if there a slight vacuum resulting from not enough intake. This makes the motor work harder in an already inhospitable environment. The NFA requirements need to be balanced which means if the power vent has 1000cfm you’ll need 480 NFA intake. The 1250cfm motor needs 600 NFA and a 1600cfm model needs 768 NFA. You can have more intake but it serves no purpose and may even damage the air flow through a process called the Venturi Effect. Further away vents may cease to take in air making the area of the house under them susceptible to heat, humidity, and mold.
Gable end power vents have the same needs. The GAF PG-2 (power gable) has 1540cfm and needs 740 NFA and the PG3 with 1600cfm has the same needs as the 1600 power vent, 768 NFA.
Sometimes power vents are the best or only way to go. A home with an open cornish cannot be vented from below without cutting holes in the bird block, using Airvent’s “The Edge,” or cutting holes in the garage ceiling or porch soffits. Recently, in Irving, we put a power vent in the middle of a roof that had two gable end vents. The NFA requirements meant that we needed to add an intake vent on a third gable or shorten the service life of the motor of the power vent.
This week we’ll be repairing a roof in Dallas. The home has no overhang. The fascia is the frieze board. I asked him how he vented his attic. He told me that he had two power gable vents on one end of the home, near the garage. Instantly I knew he had problems with replacing the motors and he confirmed this. I advised him next time they go out that he should put the new ones on the far side from the garage and increase the NFA by opening his garage attic access or putting intake holes in the garage ceiling. When he does replace his roof he can use the new GAF FasciaFlow. This only works if there is no overhang. Now he can get rid of the forced air system and use a vent ridge.
The greatest advantage to an active or power venting system using motors is at the end of the day. Passive systems, when properly balanced, work as well as power vents during the heat of the day and use no electricity. But the power vent will remove all the lingering hot air once the sun sets. Wallah, the attic is fresh right after dusk and not hours later.
GAF’s solar vent has about 500cfm but their Green Machine is really cool. It is a hybrid so it can use electricity when necessary but will use the sun when it can.
Years ago we had a client in Richardson with passive venting and he had us to install a power vent and hook it up to a bathroom junction box. When he came home every evening he told me he went to the bathroom. He would turn on his light and the power vent would come on for a few minutes until he finished his business. We didn’t realize back then that the vent would effect his passive system during the day by short circuiting the “Chimney Effect” he needed to keep air moving properly.
So when people ask me what is the best ventilation system I respond that they all are as long as it’s the best for your circumstances. Plus, if you buy a radiant barrier deck you’ll still need to vent. Humidity is still in the attic. The bathtub will still fill up if it is being loaded with water faster than it drains so an attic will get hot if all you do is reduce the load in of heat but do not provide for air transfer.
Venting is probably the most misunderstood part of roofing and that is why roofs fail before their time.
Dallas Chimney Repair
When the mason, and not a Shriner, and not a beer, builds a chimney he starts with the flue. Fire brick, I hope, are laid up and the outer bricks are placed away from it to make the outside perimeter of a chimney. The void between them is used to clean up the job site. Broken bricks, bottles, cans, and mortar are used to fill up this gap until you’ve gotten somewhere about two feet higher than any roofing within ten feet. I’d go three for a better draw, not a Shiner, and some go two feet above the highest point.
Then comes the technical point. The mason searches the trash for the best plywood scrap and lays it over the top leaving the flue open. Then he dumps a big pile of mortar on top of that.
Yes Virginia, plywood. Yes Texas, plywood. Santa is supposed to get past this and we all know Santa has nailed on a few roof to keep from being sued for crashing into the roof.
Then Father Time comes in. The mortar pile, and that’s not a cache of small hurling projectiles for the new Marine who joined yesterday, begins to crack up and sand starts to erode from the mortar.
In the summer, after a deluge, the ground can dry in a day, but in the winter it might take over a week. The same is with the chimney. Hundreds of gallons of water can remain suspended in the mortar for weeks.
The water enters fairly slowly so it doesn’t matter if it’s a hard rain or a drizzle. Slowly the saturation point is reached and for every drop in a drop must fall.
It never leaked before!
Now comes Old Man Winter. That suspended water becomes ice and H2O is the only substance I am aware of that gets bigger when it freezes.
The brick begins to spald. That sounds bad doesn’t it? Bricks become cookies and those top rows have already come loose. Some brick are just gone. Algae is growing out of the mortar. We have an ecosystem. Birds, bats, bugs, and algae in predominately green but with brown, yellow, and black accents.
Now you’ve done it. No vacation this summer. If you can get a mason to come out at all he’s going to charge a fortune. You see it’s hard work on an incline and everything is messy, heavy, and hotter that heck. No less than three thousand dollars to put it back in the same ridiculous manner that the previous brick guy did.
We can rebuild it too and we charge a lot less but it would have been even less if you had taken the time to crane your neck upwards to see all the chunks of brick laying on the roof. Remember that thud on that windy night?
We just rebuilt the top of a chimney on the southwest corner of Brookhollow Drive and Annette Drive in Irving near our office in 75061. We repaired some decking, damaged white three tabs, and remove a lot of mildew from the roof also. We were able to supplement the missing bricks from inside the chimney. It had a honey comb type construction and you could see way down in it until the passageways or flues turned. He got out with the cap, three or four feet of rebuilding, various leaks, general roof repairs, and a beautiful “New style 2″ for $1800.00. The work took two men two long days, materials, and driving all over Irving, Dallas, and Plano to gather up supplies.
A beautiful hip roof chimney cap with bird screen to keep the smell of burning baby birds (bats too) is a lot less expensive. Hip roof metal caps really aren’t necessary because, as I have been saying for decades, it’ll never snow a foot here.
With time that little puddle on top of the cap becomes a mosquito basin. The cap rusts, the water leaks out. And you got rooked again.
What is it with you anyway?
The caps are relatively light and if you fasten it directly into the top courses the weight is not sufficient to hold it and the mortar cracks anyway. That cap is vibrating in the wind and therefore so will directly fastened anchors.
Did you ever notice that mortar, the non exploding kind, is brittle? If the mason built the chimney on a hot day and didn’t compensate with fresh wet mortar, the process of erosion is even quicker.
The cap must be wired down with wires and anchors placed several courses down. The vibration of the cap, and humming of the flat roof cap, will be absorbed by the cap itself and the wires. Wiggling is better than breaking.
There is no such thing as a square chimney in Dallas, Irving, Richardson, Plano… anywhere…The sides can be out of square several inches. All faces must be measured, allowance for clearance made if the sides are bowed, mortar mounds need to be evaluated, and a general hmmmm… done before ordering the new cap. Then you need to transport it upside down with a ballast and roping system or it will go airborne on the LBJ on its way from Plano to Southlake. Don’t worry, you’ll know when it comes out. You’ll hear horns, screeching, booms, sirens, and loudspeakers calling for you to get out of the car and drop to your knees.
I hate that part even more than not keeping a schedule and having to buy a new cap from the sarcastic fellow who fabricated it and told my salesman to secure it.
We haven’t lost one yet. Knock on wood shingles.
The erosion further down the chimney needs to be addressed. If you use mortar to tuck point the holes you’ll need to wet it until it drys.
Yes, I did say that. I also get funny looks when I tell people that soap makes water wetter, that glass is a frozen liquid, and that heat goes where heat isn’t. sometimes I get them for no apparent reason and other times I give them back or just look dumbfounded. It’s the sarcastic humming that gives me away.
Back at the ranch, where the partially repaired chimney awaits the return of the roofing roofer repairman that is acting like a pseudo mason, we are about to learn another lesson.
We re-counterflashed (spell check really hates that jargon) a chimney once and used mortar caulk to seal the metal flashing. Actually we’ve done it thousands of times from Garland to Aledo. Then my tech Thompson water sealed the entire chimney.
Rain came, as it will again some day, and the somebody had stole our mortar caulk. Mr Thompson ate it. He hates dry hard mortar caulk so we now wait a spell, like 24 to 48 hours depending on climatic conditions, to seal a chimney.
The advantage of mortar caulking is that it is more neatly applied, no wetting, brushing, mixing, and clean-up is needed. And it does a much better job.
In memorium, I had some readers call me up personally to complain that the last posting was flat and humorless. Let me tell you that this is not comedy central. This is a serious place discussing serious issues above your home and if you find something funny then you must be warped.
Let’s get this straight. There is nothing funny about a leaking roof. If you have anything to say please post it in the comment section. It’s lonely at the top. Hot too. We need to clean up this mess and go fix the next roofing problem.
Areas We Serve
Irving 75060, 75061, 75062, 75035, 75063
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