FREE STORM DAMAGE INSPECTIONS! Your #HoustonStrong Contractor

Residential Storm Damage Restoration

Our community is enduring what experts are calling “the worst natural disaster in U.S. history.” Right now, 1st Choice Roofing & Construction is on the ground helping families, conducting storm damage inspections, and restoring Houston homes back to their pre-Harvey beauty. Let us help you too!

Call us at 281.378.2431 and a 1st Choice Roofing & Construction team will evaluate your storm damage and tarp your roof if needed.

Highly rated, fully insured, and 100% local, 1st Choice Roofing & Construction can handle any damage Harvey has thrown your way.

From hurricane damage to flood damage, our team is your all-in-one contractor providing storm restoration services. From your flooring to your drywall to your roof, your home will look like nothing ever happened. Plus, we’ll be your advocate with flood insurance and home insurance agencies to make sure your damage is documented and your repairs a priority.

Residential Storm Damage Restoration

Residential Storm Damage Restoration

Residential Storm Damage Restoration

Residential Storm Damage Restoration

Residential Storm Damage Restoration

Residential Storm Damage Restoration

 

1st Choice Roofing & Construction Wins Versico Gold Medal Quality Roofing Award

Versico Gold Medal Quality Roofing Award

This April, 1st Choice was once again recognized for our elite quality roofing installations. We’ve been honored with the Versico Gold Medal Quality Award which was given to only 20% of all roofing contractors nationwide! We exceeded the Versico Gold Medal Quality Program standards. Meaning, we installed well over 50,000 feet of inspected and warrantied roofs every year for over three years. In addition, we received fewer warranty claims and repeat inspections than 95% of all other Versico roofers.

Market Makers announced the award on their Facebook page, saying, “[We awarded] the prestigious Versico Gold Medal Applicator Award to our good friend Martin Morales of 1st Choice Roofing, at his brand new headquarters in Tomball, Texas. This award is a quality based award that is reserved for a very small group of roofing contractors in the U.S.. Contractors are nominated for this award by our field service inspectors based upon the quality of installation, response time, overall workmanship and professionalism. Last year, we had a total of 17 contractors in the State of Texas receive this award, and less than 2% of our contractors nationwide have received this award. Congratulation Martin, and thank you for commitment to quality. Award Winner in 2015 and 2016. Keep up the good work.”

1st Choice Roofing & Construction takes great pride in our quality roofing systems and industry-recognized workmanship. Meeting and exceeding our client’s expectations isn’t our goal, it’s our standard. Our quality roofing systems are expertly installed using select materials by a team we train in-house. Serving Greater Houston, we are fully insured, award-winning, and offer competitive warranties with affordable financing. Our Commercial Roofing team serves all of Greater Houston, Dallas, Austin, San Antonio, and surrounding areas.

Visit www.1stChoiceCommercialRoofing.com

For more information please visit Versico Roofing System’s website.

1st Choice Earns Angie’s List 2016 Super Service Award!

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We’re proud to announce that we’ve earned Angie’s List Super Service Award for 2016! This is the fourth time that 1st Choice Roofing & Construction has received this coveted award.

“The Angie’s List Super Service Award is an award that we at 1st Choice Roofing & Construction have always been very honored to receive,” says Martin Morales, Co-Owner of 1st Choice. “We’ve been on Angie’s List for five years now. We’ve got an A rating with nearly fifty customer reviews. This is the fourth time we’ve received the award, and I’ve got to say that’s a big deal that we’re really proud of.”

Angie's List Super Service Award

About The Angie’s List Super Service Award:

  • The award honors excellence among service and health providers who maintain a superior service record
  • Each year, less than 5% of thousands of businesses earn the award
  • Angie’s List Members consider the award when making hiring decisions
  • The Award is based on businesses overall ratings and reviews from November 1st thru October 31st of the next year

1st Choice Roofing & Construction is an Angie’s List CERTIFIED Provider. 

Visit Our Angie’s List Profile Here

Call For A Free Roof Inspection Report: 281.378.2431

“1st Choice Roofing did a fantastic job throughout the entire processes. They re-roofed my one story house in one day. They were meticulous in the cleanup process. My new roof is far superior to what I had before and I’m extremely pleased with the end result. The roof looks great. I actually enjoyed working with them. They keep their promises. They explained the roofing process to me. They explained the different roofing materials to me and why this one is a superior product to use. They were attentive to my cares & concerns. I would highly recommend them to anyone who wants a quality roof installed. Good job 1st Choice Roofing!”
— Angie’s List Customer Review, 12/10/2016

Project: Covered Patio & Outdoor Kitchen Construction

A beautiful home in the Gleannloch Farms neighborhood of North Houston needed a luxurious outdoor kitchen. And not just any outdoor kitchen would do. Our client selected beautiful granite, natural stone, and elegant wood for the ceilings. High quality appliances were installed including a grill, outdoor oven, and fridge.

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A TPO roof was installed to provide maximum protection against extreme temperatures, rain, and intemperate weather.

Invisible from the ground, above the outdoor kitchen and covered patio, we installed a durable TPO roof to protect this beautiful new retreat from rain, wind, and the pounding Texas heat. Below the roof, the kitchen provides an ideal place to prepare food for friends and family.

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This elegant outdoor kitchen and covered patio make a great place for entertaining guests or spending time with family.

The natural stone selected by the client compliments the existing brick of their home. Don’t miss the beautiful corbel below the granite bar! Natural textures and rich woody browns really tie this project together. The client now has an expansive porch adjacent to their outdoor kitchen where friends and family can eat, drink, and socialize.

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Look at those gorgeous wood ceilings! The natural stone textures and colors around the bar and appliances is stunning, and the granite provides a lovely surface perfect for preparing and serving food. It’s also easy to clean! With that expansive grill, entire parties can be catered. Cold drinks are easily accessible in the fridge, and an outdoor oven lets you bake jalapeno poppers or hash-browns for brunch.

Get A Quote On An Outdoor Kitchen & Covered Patio
281.378.2431

See More Photos Of This Project:

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This elegant outdoor kitchen and covered patio make a great place for entertaining guests or...

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Project: A Tar & Gravel Roof Replaced With TPO Roofing

TPO Roof

Our client had a beautiful home with a flat roof. Their current built up roof, or tar and gravel roof, had sustained water damage. Rain was pooling in areas, resulting in leaks, rotted wood, and damaged insulation. We stripped out the water damaged materials of the old tar and gravel roof, and installed a tough, waterproof TPO roof (thermoplastic polyolefin).

Water Damaged Tar & Gravel Roof:

As you can see in these before photos, puddles were lingering on the client’s roof. This resulted in leaks which lead to water damage. Here, our team is assessing damage before removing the leaky roof and compromised materials.

Tar & Gravel Roof

This Built Up / Tar & Gravel Roof had sustained heavy water damage.

Moisture had seeped through, causing structural damage to wood and insulation. Our team was able to identify this damage and provide the client with detailed photos and and an inspection report so they understood the precise scope of the project. These reports are especially beneficial for clients who are filing insurance claims, but are also useful for budgeting repair work. We then removed and replaced all compromised materials with clean new products.

Tar & Gravel Roof Repair

A water leak in a tar and gravel roof had lead to rotted wood and water damaged insulation.

A Beautiful New Flat Roof:

Below you can see the beautiful finished product. This clean TPO roof will provide excellent durability against intemperate Texas weather, and comes with all our exemplary manufacturer and workmanship warranties.

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This flat roof now features a tough and durable TPO roof.

If you have a flat roof, Thermoplastic polyolefin (TPO) roofing materials provide excellent durability and protection. These single-ply roofing membranes are among the fastest growing flat roofing and commercial roofing products. They are heat-reflective and energy efficient, as well as highly resistant to ultraviolet, ozone, and even chemical exposure. If you have a flat roof and would like to schedule a complimentary inspection, or if you have a leak you need repaired, please call us at 281.378.2431.

Flat Roof Repair & Replacement:
281.378.2431

TPO Roof – Replacing Built Up / Tar & Gravel Roof

1st Choice TPO roof specialists preparing to strip the old built up roof / tar & gravel roof...

TPO Roof – Preparing To Remove Old Water Damaged Roof

1st Choice TPO roof specialists preparing to strip the old rotten materials off this roof and...

TPO Roof – Replacing Rotted Wood Before Installation

1st Choice TPO roof specialists preparing to strip the old built up roof / tar & gravel roof...

TPO Roof – Old Rotted Wood & Insulation Replacement

Our Residential TPO Roofing Team discovered rooted wood and insulation in the home's old roof....

TPO Residential Roofing – Waterproof, Tough, & Weather Resistant

A beautiful, clean, and tough new roof! This Residential TPO Roofing will protect the home and...

TPO Roof Installation – Flat Roof Repair & Installation

A beautiful, clean, and tough new roof! This TPO Residential Roofing will protect the home and...

TPO Roof Installation Replaces Old Built Up / Tar & Gravel Roof

Tough TPO Roofing gives this flat roof integrity and stamina against Texas' most intemperate...

Flat Roof Repair – New TPO Roof

This flat roof used to be a built up or tar and gravel roof. After sustaining water damage, 1st...

TPO Roofing – High Quality Flat Roof Repair & Installation

Tough TPO Roofing gives this flat roof integrity and stamina against Texas' most intemperate...

Free Roof Inspections. Emergency Roofing Services. Exemplary Warranties.

DIY: How To Hang Christmas Lights Without Damaging Siding & Shingles

Christmas Lights

It’s that time of year again! Your relatives are coming into town, everyone is shopping and wrapping gifts, and the baker in the house is compiling a grocery list of weird ingredients you only use annually. The holidays are definitely the LAST time you want to puncture your siding, gutters, or shingles with nails while hanging up Christmas lights. Trust us, nothing kills the holiday spirit quite like a leak in your beautiful home. So, here are a few tips for safely hanging Christmas lights on your house:

Tip 1: Make Sure They Work.

Even brand new lights can get damaged in the box. Before you climb up that ladder and do all that work, make sure your lights actually light.

Tip 2: Use A Solid Ladder.

The only thing worse than Christmas in a leaky house would be Christmas in the hospital. Follow any instructions and read all warning labels on your ladder. It’s also wise to do projects like this with a partner so that should you need help, someone is nearby to assist.

Tip 3: No Nails Allowed! Just Clips.

A nail puncturing your siding or roof creates an opening for water, rust, and mold. Any kind of puncture in your home exterior will compromise the integrity of your house. Some outdoor Christmas lights come with light clips, or you can buy them separate. They should easily attach your light strands to your gutter or shingles, and are cheap to buy.

Tip 4: Conserve Power With A Timer.

Plug your Christmas lights into a Timer. Some are equipped with light sensors so your lights automatically turn on at dusk. Others allow you to program when you want your lights to turn on and off, so they don’t accidentally get left on all night long.

Happy Holidays & Merry Christmas!

Project: Covered Patio & Outdoor Fireplace, Gleannloch Farms

Covered Patio

This beautiful home in Gleannloch Farms needed a new roof. What more perfect time to also install a luxurious covered patio and outdoor fireplace? The finished project features stunning wood ceilings, natural stone around the fireplace, textured flooring, and recessed lighting.

Job Site Photos

Click the thumbnails below to explore this project from start to finish.

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A beautiful outdoor kitchen and covered patio add retreat style luxury to this already...

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This elegant outdoor kitchen and covered patio make a great place for entertaining guests or...

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Top 10 Water Leaks To Watch For In Your Home

Water Leaks

Water leaks are among a home owner’s worst nightmares. Here is a list of some of the more common causes of water leaks, and tips for how you can hopefully avoid them:

Roof Wear & Tear

Slow roof leaks are sometimes the most damaging type of water leaks, because water damage usually begins in your attic where you might not notice it immediately. It can spread unobserved inside your walls causing decomposition and mold. Call us today  at 281.378.2431 for a free roof inspection to reduce your risk of leaks due to wear and tear.

Water Pipe Leaks

Whether through corrosion, too much pressure on joints, or other damage, a leaking water pipe can cause a severe leak that damages your drywall and totals your flooring. If you notice discoloration on walls, chalky flaking paint, or unexplained moisture, it’s wise to find the source as fast as possible. Call a reputable and insured plumber for repairs.

Water Heater Leaks

Depending on where your water heater is leaking, you may or may not need to replace it. If it’s leaking from the tank itself, that’s a big red flag. If it’s 6 to 10 years old, it may be on it’s last leg, and repairing it could only buy you a few months to a year before another leak or malfunction occures.

Air Conditioner Leaks

The most common cause of an AC leak is a clogged condensate drain line. If anything from balls of hair, to mold, to debris clog that pipe, condensation from your AC can back up into your home. A corroded or damaged drain pan, broken condensate pump, or frozen evaporator coil are also possible culprits. If you notice condensation on a pipe, or the pipe appears to be leaking and feels very cold, contact a plumber or AC repair company.

Leaking Appliances

Corrosion, mineral scale, and general wear and tear in appliances is another common cause of leaks. When your washing machine, dishwasher, or refrigerator springs a leak, it can ruin cabinetry, flooring, furniture, and other appliances. It’s important to turn the water off to your house any time you leave town.

Sink Leaks

Plumbing under sinks can become corroded and mineral buildup inside joints can cause damage. Clogged sinks are another common cause of water leaks. Be sure to check under your sinks every so often for dripping, or any signs of water damage. Catching a leak in its beginning stages can help you avoid damage to cabinetry, mold, and flooding.

Leaking or Running Toilets

A running toilet is definitely something you want to catch! While toilets don’t usually flood your home, a toilet that’s frequently running can cost you a lot on your water bill. If you notice a toilet whistles, runs, gurgles, or for whatever reason suspect you might have a leak, consider replacing the mechanisms inside your toilet basin. There is lots of information online about how to cheaply DIY this project, including this article from This Old House.

Storm Damage

Wind, fallen branches, and hail are among the most common culprits behind storm damage. Because storm damage is rarely exclusive to your roof, it’s wise to hire a general contractor, such as 1st Choice Roofing & Construction, who can also handle damaged siding, gutters, windows, and repair structural damage. Call us for a free storm damage analysis at 281.378.2431.

Animal Damage

It’s no fun finding out a squirrel chewed a hole in your siding and now rain is coming through. To prevent animals from gnawing and entering your home, regularly trim tree branches that could provide shelter and easy access. Also visually inspect the perimeter of your home for unsealed cracks and loose vents that might provide an entry point for critters.

Leaking Windows & Doors

Texas heat is notorious for compromising caulk. Whether your sealant is dry and cracked or melts right off the glass, it will leave your windows vulnerable to leaks. Inspect the caulk around windows and doors to make sure its flush and sealed. Discolored, peeling, warped, or cracked caulk can easily be peeled off and replaced. Replace weather stripping around doors if you see cracks of sunlight or can feel outdoor air seeping through.

For a Free Roof or Storm Damage Inspection, Complete With Photos & Insurance Claim Information, Please Call 1st Choice Roofing & Construction at 281.378.2431.

Increase Property Value by Adding a New Roof

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“The value of a new roof on your home can vary widely based on a number of factors. In general, a new roof can add between 15 and 40 percent to the value of your home. This means that a $100,000 home can become a $140,000 property simply with the addition of a new, modern roof. It also indicates that the more a home is worth, the more value it stands to gain from a new roof.” — Sapling

How a New Roof Increases Home Property Value:

  • Curb Appeal — Your new roof will be streak-free, look clean and fresh, and feature modern colors and textures. While it may sound superficial, a new roof can make a 20 year old home look like new construction from the outside.
  • Energy Efficiency — A quality roof installation will help keep your house cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter. This saves money on utilities, and raises your property value by making your home more desirable from a practical perspective.
  • Extends AC / Heater Lifespan — A roof that protects your home from extreme weather changes and temperatures is also beneficial to your AC Unit and Heater, extending their lifespan by saving them from working as hard. This is an obvious plus, since heating and cooling appliances are pricey to replace.
  • Risk Reduction — A new roof greatly reduces your risk of leaks due to wear and tear. While decades of incessant Texas heat, beating winds, pounding hail, and the passing of time can leave a decades old roof weak and compromised, a new roof will eliminate leaks and vulnerabilities you might not even be aware of.
  • Storm Damage Reduction — Needless to say, a new roof will  hold up better against heavy winds, rain, and hail than an old roof. Newer, tougher shingles and materials will hold up better than older, weathered, and compromised installations.
  • Better Warranties — A brand new roof has a brand new warranty, which should be transferable to a new homeowner. Needless to say, this is a big plus for prospective home buyers.

Call 1st Choice Roofing to get a Free Roof Inspection & Replacement Quote: 281.378.2431

Houston BBB Warns Of Roofing Contractor Scams

Texas Roofing Scam Blog Series

As fall approaches, The Houston BBB is warning homeowners to watch out for these home improvement scams circulating around local neighborhoods:


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