Residential and Commercial Roofing

Serving the Greater Dallas Area

As a full-service roofing company, we provide roof repair (including hail damage) and roof replacement for both residential and commercial property owner’s. No job is too big or small; so give the experts at Mark Daniel Exteriors, LLC a call at 972-243-4770 or contact us here for all your roofing needs.

Residential Services

    Residential roofing Dallas

  • Roof repair (including flat)
  • Replacement (full or partial)
  • Leak detection
  • Inspections
  • Hail damage
  • Ventilation
  • Radiant barrier decking

Our Commercial Roofing Services


  • Thermoplastic Polyolefin (TPO)
  • Metal
  • Tar and gravel
  • Flat
  • Flat roofing thermal imaging leak detection
  • Slate and tile
  • Stone coated steel

Commercial roofing needs in the Dallas area vary greatly from building-to-building. Mark Daniel Exteriors, LLC is a professional roofer able to handle any of your commercial roofing needs and is insured to meet even the most demanding requirements.

Causes of Leaks

Roof Repair Issues Most of the leaks that people experience in their homes are the result of improper installations and defective flashing. However, roof leaks can happen anywhere and are especially common near the chimney, step, apron, pipes, or any point at which the roof meets. Even window leaks can be a result of hairline fractures in the shingles being installed improperly or gutters that aren’t draining correctly.

Hail Damage

Hail stones differ from ice pellets in that they are layered, irregular, and tend to be clumped together, making them more explosive. The damaging effects of hail can be better understood when you realize that the speed at which hail is falling when it strikes your home or car can depend on the size of the hail stone. A hail stone that is almost a ½” will fall at about 25 mph. Bigger stones fall even faster with a 3” in diameter hail stone falling at a scary 110 mph!

Be sure to get an inspection after any hail storm to make sure your home is safe and secure. We have experience working with most insurance companies, so you can be sure you are in the best hands possible and not some door-to-door salesman.

Time for a New Look?

Brutal Texas weather takes its toll on even the highest quality roofing materials over time. When roofs are old and worn out, they can turn an otherwise beautiful home into an eyesore. Aside from the aesthetic quality of the home, the aging roof can also put you and everyone in your home at risk with leaking and/or mold development. This can eventually lead to significant water damage inside the home if left uncorrected.

Roofing Replacement

With a wide variety of roofing materials on the market that offer a different look and unique features, it pays to leverage the experience of a professional roofing company, like us, to guide you in the selection and look best suited for your home.

Trust Mark Daniel Exteriors, LLC

Mark Daniel Exteriors, LLC is unique in the sense that we provide guarantees on both craftsmanship and materials. We’re able to do this by only installing high-quality residential roofing materials (GAF).

We are here to help you make the best decisions for your home’s roofing needs. Contact us today.

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Most Common Roof Repairs

For the most part, the roof on your home will last a very long time and be essentially trouble-free. Roofs made from composite shingles have an average lifespan of 20 years (depending on the materials used). Since roofing materials are exposed to various weather conditions, and the Greater Dallas area has some extreme conditions, shingles can become damaged and need to be replaced over time. Some of the most common repairs occur as a result of wind damage, chimney flashing, and leaky vent pipes.

Wind damage can happen even when gusty conditions are not typically a problem. All it takes is a gust of strong, high winds to take off roof shingles or cause damage. Shingles that are improperly sealed are more likely to become damaged as a result of high winds that change direction quickly. As shingles age, they become more susceptible to wear and tear. It can result in cracking, bending, or lifting completely off the home, exposing the roofing underlay. Once the roofing underlay is exposed to the elements, it is likely to suffer water damage, which will result in roofing repairs. After high winds occur, homeowners can make a visual assessment of the exterior to check for possible damages. Contacting a professional roofing company right away is the best course of action to ensure proper roof repair work.

Homes with chimneys can suffer roof damage due to worn out or improperly installed chimney flashing. Flashing is the metal material that is placed along the seams where the chimney and the roof meet. Chimney flashing can come loose over time or wear out and rust, whether due to inclement weather conditions, gusty winds, or as a result of improper installation. It is very important that homeowners check the chimney flashing a few times each year to make sure that it is holding up well. When flashing is damaged, it can cause leaks that will result in moisture settling into the inner layer of the roofing. The roof will become weakened, as mold and mildew are able to thrive. Having the chimney flashing replaced when needed is a critical part of roof repair.

Another common roof repair occurs as a result of a leaking vent pipe. Vent pipes located on the roof allow gases from the kitchen and bathroom to escape from the home. Unfortunately, they can become leaky, causing rain water, snow, and debris to seep into the attic. The source of the problem is usually a damaged collar. The collar is made from metal and rubber, and it creates a tight seal where the vent pipe enters the roof. When the collar wears down over time, it can crack or break. A professional roofing contractor can replace the vent pipe and ensure a tight fitting collar is in place.

Roofs are an essential element to any building, protecting the interior from exposure to weather conditions. Common roof repair work occurs as a result of roofing elements simply wearing down over time. It is best to check the roof after high winds, as well as several times a year for damage to chimney flashing and leaky vent pipes.

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How Much Does a New Roof Cost?

When trying to determine how much a roof will cost for your home or business, there are several key areas to consider that will determine the price of a new roof. The biggest factors that affect the cost of a new roof include: size of the roof, type of material used, the quality of the material used, and the degree of repair/replacement that needs to be performed. In this post we will discuss what to expect for new roof cost.

New Roof Cost: Materials

The first area that determines the cost of roof replacement is materials. Obviously the bigger the square footage of your roof, the more materials it will need. In addition to size of the roof, the type of covering selected for the job will also heavily influence the cost of a new roof. For example, will the new roof use asphalt shingles, wood shingles or shakes, tile roofing, metal roofing, or slate roofing? Prices range from the low end for asphalt shingles and go up as they progress to the slate roofing shingles.

Assuming a common asphalt shingle roof replacement, the next determinant of cost is the type of asphalt shingle being used. Will the project be priced with the use of quality GAF Lifetime Shingles or will lesser shingles be used with a shorter warranty?

The final materials consideration is the scope of the job in terms of the material needed under the actual shingles, which can include underlayment, flashing, starters strips and the need for sheathing for rot replacement.

New Roof Cost: Labor

Once the materials are determined the final price factor for new roof cost is labor. While it would be nice to just factor in a general hourly rate by the amount of time it would take, there are certainly other factors to consider with roof replacement cost estimating.

While most roofing jobs tend to be similar, there are exceptions to the rule that can add to the cost of a roof replacement. Some of these elements include: excessive pitch to a roof, high complexity shape (requiring lot of extra cuts), ease of access and height of roof, etc. An often-overlooked consideration is roofing ventilation. In the Dallas – Fort Worth area it is quite common for homes to have inadequate roofing ventilation that can be drastically improved when replacing your roof.

After seeing the complexity in determining the cost of a new roof it is easy to see why giving a dollar range for a new roof would be irresponsible (best case) and potentially a prelude to a bait-and-switch (worst case) down the road. The best way to get “real” numbers for your roof replacement is to get an estimate from a professional roofing company like Mark Daniel Exteriors. We provide residential roofing and commercial roofing to the Greater Dallas area, so we have seen it all.

Trust experience. Trust Mark Daniel Exteriors.

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Is It Time To Call A Roofing Contractor?

The roof is a very important, yet often overlooked part of our home. Most homeowners will need to use the services of a roofing contractor at some point in the Dallas – Fort Worth area due to extreme weather conditions.

If the roof is leaking, sagging, has pooling water, or otherwise visibly damaged by extreme weather conditions such as hail or heavy rain or snow, then it will be obvious that a qualified and experienced Dallas roofer will be needed as soon as possible to make repairs.
damaged roof
Regular maintenance and inspection of the roof is necessary to detect any potential problems at the earliest possible time and minimize the cost of any roof repairs. Most home insurance policies also require that the structure of the home be kept in good repair in order for the policy to be valid.

The type of roof inspection required will depend on the type of materials used in construction. If shingles have been used, then look to see if there is any buckling, warping, or cupping. Wood shingles may be moldy, decayed, or split. Shingle granules that have washed down into down pipe or guttering can also be a sign that repair or roof replacement may be needed. If the ridge or whole sections of the roof are sagging, it can be a sign that the framing is inadequate and it is time to call in a professional roofing contractor.

Other Roofing Repair Warning Signs

Flashing should be inspected, particularly around the roof penetrations for tears or buckling. Crumbling roofing cement is also a warning sign to watch out for. Soffits and fascia should be examined for signs of decay or stains. Ridge vents should be inspected for clogging or damage. Gutters are susceptible to rust and problem areas include leaky seams, not being securely attached to the house, sagging or bent sections, or even missing sections. Gutters and downspouts need regular cleaning particularly if large trees surround the home. Chimneys are another common area because they tend to settle separately from the house and so flashing is prone to tear. There may be loose or crumbling brickwork or damage to the chimney cap. If any of these problems are discovered during a routine inspection, it is time to contact a residential roofing contractor like Mark Daniel Exteriors to do a full inspection of your home’s roof.

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What Type of Roofing Material is Best?

Roofing Material

Best Roofing Materials

There are many things to consider when selecting the best roofing material. From the type of local climate, type of home structure, personal preferences and cost to the local community laws, homeowners have to consider many things before choosing the right roofing material. Knowing the benefits and drawbacks of each option makes it easy to select the best roofing material.

Asphalt Composition Shingles

The advantage of asphalt is that it can be installed easily and does not cost much. It can last as long as 20 years or more. On the downside, this material cannot withstand thermal shock and is not suitable for places that experience extreme temperature variations. Some people find it not as attractive as other roofing options.

Metal Roofing

Metal is a fireproof material and remains resistant to wind, snow and hail. This strong and durable material can last 20-50 years. Some homeowners consider it the best roofing material because it is easy to install and does not cost much in installation costs. At the same time, it is quite expensive when compared to asphalt composition shingles.

Wood Shingles and Shake

Homeowners looking for a very attractive roofing option can choose this durable material that can last more than 50 years. On the other hand, installation can be quite pricey. The roofing material itself is expensive. While the shingles can cost between 7 and 15 thousand, the shake can cost anywhere between 10 and 20 thousand.

Tile Roofing

This material has some properties similar to the metal. It is fire-resistant and can provide good protection for more than 50 years. It does not rot or get affected by insects. Homeowners looking for affordable best roofing material may not prefer it because its installation charge is high. Its underlying material must be replaced every 10-20 years. It is not a lightweight material and homes must have strong structure to support its weight. The price for tile roofing can be anywhere between 12 and 65 thousand.

When selecting the best roofing material, these are some important things to consider. Mark Daniel Exteriors has extensive experience installing all types of roofing materials for both residential and commercial applications. Contact us today to see how we can help you find the best roofing material for your home or business.

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Decorating Your House with Christmas Lights

Christmas Light House Installation
Decorating during the Christmas holiday is almost unthinkable without Christmas lights on your house. Christmas lights are sold in stores everywhere and prices are quite reasonably…so why not? The use of lighting during the holidays is gaining in popularity so much that they are now using transmitters in the lighting to also play music. Don’t miss out!

Buying Christmas Lights

You can purchase Christmas lights in large packages of 200 or small groups of 25. Lights now tend to be LED, in colors of blue, red, green, clear or mixed colors. Christmas lights used to be made with larger bulbs, but manufacturers started making the very small energy efficient lighting that is common today. However, some feel the larger bulbs are more nostalgic and give a vintage look, so they are making a comeback.

Installing Christmas Lights

Installing Christmas lights takes a little patience. Knowing how many lights you want to install is something you gain through experience. Knowing the general, overall look you are after also helps. You will need measurements of all surfaces you want to install lights on, this will include shrubbery. A good guess is to place lights relatively close to get a good showing. Have lots of plastic clips on hand and the heavy duty outdoor cords for added length and extra outlets. Christmas is fun but lights must be installed properly to keep it safe and yourself safe. Before you install lighting make sure they are working properly. Once you get them up you want them to work properly.

Christmas lighting can be placed on anything, trees, bushes, eaves and windows. Keep the outlets in mind when wrapping lights around trees and outside plants. Some people leave lights up year round to avoid installing them over and over, but hiring a professional company to install and remove is a better solution. For some people using a step ladder to place a few lights around the doorway is enough lighting but for those wanting to see the glitter of lights from the next county, a larger ladder is needed and maybe someone to help.

Some decorator pieces are sold with lighting attached. This helps with the creativity. When installing Christmas lights on trees and bushes, working from top to bottom is best. Keep outlets in mind. When working with trees, start winding the lights up and around the tree, then around branches. Everyone has their own Christmas style, safely find yours.

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The Pros and Cons of Metal Roofing

Metal Roofing Material

There are a wide variety of options available on the market when it comes to roofing materials. It can be overwhelming to fairly assess all the available options including metal roofing. Since a roof replacement is something that can affect the value, look, and protection of your home, it is a decision that should be made only after thoroughly understanding the pros and cons of the different options. In this blog post we will take a look at an underrated type of roofing material…the metal roof.

Again, there are many different roofing materials available on the market, such as clay roofing tiles, wood shakes, concrete tiles, slate and so on. This list includes metal roofing as well, which is now one of the most popular alternatives. Therefore, if you are looking for suitable roofing materials for your house, then metal roofing might just be the perfect option.

Before you decide to install metal roofing, it is important to know its pros and cons. This can help you determine whether it is the right one or not. The following are some pros and cons of metal roofing. Hopefully you will be able to invest your money wisely.

The pros:

  • Metal roofing does not warp, split, rot or crack. It is also impervious to pests and termites and is almost maintenance-free.
  • Metal roofing is very durable; it can resist strong winds, some hail, debris, or anything else from Mother Nature. It is also fire-resistant, meaning that it can withstand dry summer heat. When installed by a qualified contractor, it will not require repairs or replacement for many years. This saves your money in the long run.
  • In addition, metal roofing has excellent insulation qualities, making it great for reducing your energy bills. If you have other energy-efficient systems at home, you should see your monthly bills drop significantly.
  • The cons:

  • The cost of installing metal roofing is somewhat expensive. Although this is so, it should be considered as a great investment.
  • Metal roofs can get dents and scratches. For instance, when there is a very strong hailstorm, it is possible that your roof surface will be marred.
  • Some metal roofs can be pretty noisy. However, you can prevent this by using some insulating materials during installation.
  • As you can see there are many pros and cons to metal roofing. Consulting with a professional roofing company like Mark Daniel Exteriors is your best bet in helping you decide all of your options. Although the pros greatly outweigh the cons in most cases, it is important to compare them with your specific needs before making your final decision.

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Problems Associated With Flat Roofing


If your commercial building or house has flat roofing, then there are some major concerns that you should be aware of. While flat roofing is the only option for some commercial property owners, and certain homeowners find flat roofing to be unique and attractive, there is a need to be on top of maintenance and inspections of this type of roofing to prevent leaks.

The major concerns always revolve around water. The biggest problem is it takes a lot of time for water to evaporate from the roof because it cannot naturally drain like on pitched roofing. The more the water stagnates on the roof, the higher the chances are that your flat roofing materials will get damaged. For example, some of these materials will rust or the concrete will crack, thereby causing water to seep through and leak into the building.

Debris is another area of concern with flat roofing. Just like with water issues, natural debris tends to accumulate over time and prevent water from draining from the roof resulting in potential roofing leaks down the road. Regular flat roof inspections are recommended to ensure these types of potential problems can be avoided.

Improper installation or repair of flat roofing is another problem that building owners need to be aware of. In some instances, such as a heating and cooling installation and repairs performed to the building can result in damage to flat roofing. While the HVAC company may have repaired the area involved in the installation, it may not have been repaired correctly, which could results in costly leaks at a later date. This is just another reason to get regular inspections.

The final area of concern for flat roofing building owners is the sun. Extreme temperatures constantly beating down on flat roofing takes its toll and degrades roofing material over time. Catching cracks in the sheathing or damage to roof flashing can prevent problems such as fungus growth and roof leaking before they get out of hand.

If you are a flat roof building owner in the Greater Dallas area and you would like an inspection or quote on a roof replacement, the flat roofing experts at Mark Daniel Exteriors would more than happy to help you out. Give us a call today 469-500-4454.

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