News & Tips

7 Tips to Avoid A Roof Leak and Necessary Repairs

Posted by: Elevated Roofing   /   Comments Off on 7 Tips to Avoid A Roof Leak and Necessary Repairs
Elevated Roofing 7 Tips to Avoid A Roof Leak and Necessary Repairs
23
May
2017

Most homeowners assume that a roof leak is an inevitability. After all, no roof lasts forever. However, if you are proactive and willing to lean on the roofing experts for help, you can greatly reduce the odds of a leak. Let’s take a look at the best ways to prevent a nasty and costly leak.

Regular Roof Inspections to Prevent Roof Leak Repair

Have your roof inspected by a professional at least once or twice per year. If a particularly strong storm passes through, do not hesitate to have your roof inspected in the aftermath. A thorough roof inspection conducted by a legitimate roofing professional will determine if the roof’s condition is likely to lead to a leak. There might be a minor issue that can be identified and repaired to ward off a major leak in the future.

Key in on Common Trouble Spots

Leaks tend to form in certain areas of the roof. The most common roof sections that endure leaks are areas where shingle are missing, areas with ice dams, wall step flashings, the chimney, skylights and plumbing vent flashing. However, it is not prudent to get up on your roof and attempt to identify these potentially problematic areas on your own. Lean on the professionals to check out these common trouble spots so you don’t have to deal with a roof leak repair.

Drip Edge

Add a drip edge to your roof and it will help keep water away from the sensitive fascia. A drip edge redirects the water off the roof. Ask any roofer about the most common reason for a leak in the eaves and he will say it is the lack of a drip edge. Wood rot is also caused by a lack of a drip edge. Furthermore, a drip edge improves the look of your home’s roof and prevents pesky critters from settling in your roof/home.

Mind the Attic

The roof is not always the source of the leak. It is possible that faulty ventilation, vent fans and/or animal/bug infestation within the attic are the true cause of the leak. If you spot mold, algae stains, rust around nails or soaked insulation during a dry spell, it is a sign the attic has been compromised.

Gutters Matter

Improperly installed and/or maintained gutters can necessitate roof leak repair. Gutters must be installed in the proper manner and sloped to drain water away from the home. Furthermore, gutters should be regularly cleaned to remove accumulated debris. Make sure they are tightly fastened to boot. Do not hesitate to lean on a professional to do this maintenance work as it requires getting up on a ladder and moving quite extensively.

Elevated Roofing-Be Proactive-Minimize DamageBe Proactive to Minimize the Damage

If a roof leak is identified, it is imperative that you take action to prevent it from expanding. Once you have pinpointed the leak it is time to have your roof repairman do everything in his power to prevent it from worsening. This temporary repair will likely be enough to hold your roof over until a more thorough solution can be implemented.

Your Course of Action in an Emergency

If a roof leak unexpectedly manifests in the midst of a shower, don’t panic! Apply plastic sheeting over the leaking portion of the roof for a temporary fix. Such sheeting should be stapled to 2 x 4 blocks of wood and nailed to the eaves. However, this will require climbing up onto the roof, over the ridge and beyond in order to completely cover the leak area. Such a project should be left to the experienced roofing professionals.

Elevated Roofing provides the assistance you need to repair roofing problems quickly and easily or provide full roof replacement. If you are looking for a Plano, Frisco, Allen, McKinney area roofing company, take a look at our website to learn about the services we offer or call (469) 305-0010 today to schedule a free roof inspection.

Roofing Repair Frisco TX

Elevated Roofing, LLC

15222 King Road, Suite 402

Frisco, Texas 75034

469-305-0010

Variables that Effect the Cost of Home Roofing Materials

Posted by: Elevated Roofing   /   Tags:   /   Comments Off on Variables that Effect the Cost of Home Roofing Materials
How to Estimate the Cost of Home Roofing Materials | Elevated Roofing Dallas, TX
26
Apr
2017

If you are pondering a home roofing repair, the cost of the project is likely weighing on your mind. An accurate estimate of the job’s total cost will help assuage your concerns. In particular, pinpointing the cost of the roofing materials will help you plan your budget and select the proper time for the repair(s) to take place.

Roofing Materials Often Determine the Brunt of the Project’s Cost

Home roofing materials play a major role in the project’s total cost. Oftentimes, the price of the materials is determined by the cost of the raw form of their source. As an example, asphalt shingles are made with petroleum. Petroleum prices typically fluctuate quite extensively. The cost of asphalt tends to fluctuate as seasons change. Another example of a roofing material that hinges on the cost of its raw form is copper. Copper roofing materials are sourced from raw copper, a metal that has a somewhat dynamic price.

Low, Medium & High Cost of Home Roofing Materials | Elevated Roofing DallasLow, Medium and High Cost Home Roofing Materials

Most home roofing materials can grouped into low, medium and high cost groups. In general, asphalt shingles, composition shingles and rolled roofing tend to be on the low end of the price spectrum. Metal shingles, tile, rubber (also referred to as faux slate) and standing seam metal roofing tend to fall toward the middle portion of the price spectrum. The upper end of the price spectrum features materials like copper, slate and “green” roofing materials.

A Cost Comparison Between Asphalt and Metal Roofing Materials

Asphalt shingles are extremely popular. This style of shingle is used on nearly three-quarters of all homes in the United States due to its affordability. Furthermore, asphalt shingles are easy to install. Add in the fact that they do not cost an exorbitant amount of money to replace and it is easy to see why so many opt for asphalt shingles. Asphalt shingles are much cheaper than metal roofing materials. In general, each roofing square of metal is about three times as expensive as asphalt. Yet there are variations in the cost of metal roofs based on the specific style:

  • Corrugated steel panels are usually the cheapest metal roofing variation.
  • Aluminum and steel shingles tend to be two times as costly as corrugated steel panels.
  • Stone-coated steel metal roofing often runs upwards of $400 or more per square.
  • Zinc or copper roofing is at the top of the metal roofing price spectrum, sometimes approaching a thousand dollars per roofing square.

Additional Options and Their Respective Costs

Let’s take a look at some other roofing material options to give you an idea of what else is available and their typical price range.

Clay Roofing Tile

Common in Spanish style homes, this roofing material is available in an array of variations including shingle style, interlocking and barrel. Clay roofing tile lasts quite long, is low maintenance but fairly costly.

Concrete Tile

Concrete tile is nearly as durable as clay yet it is typically slightly cheaper than clay.

Slate

Slate is a sturdy and visually pleasing natural stone roofing material. This gorgeous material’s beauty and durability comes at a cost. As noted above, slate is one of the more expensive roofing materials. If you have your heart set on slate but don’t want to pay top dollar, consider synthetic slate. It is lighter in weight but also considerably cheaper.

Architectural Shingles

Architectural shingles are made of asphalt yet they mimic the aesthetic of upscale products such as shakes or cedar shingles. This style of shingle is more expensive than the 3-tab asphalt shingle. However, architectural shingles are not as costly as most cedars or shakes.

 

Elevated Roofing provides the assistance you need to repair roofing problems quickly and easily or provide full roof replacement. If you are looking for a Plano, Frisco, Allen, McKinney area roofing company, take a look at our website to learn about the services we offer or call (469) 305-0010 today to schedule a free roof inspection.

Roofing Repair Frisco TX
Elevated Roofing, LLC
15222 King Road, Suite 402
Frisco, Texas 75034
469-305-0010

5 Reasons Why Your Roof Repair Service Costs May Vary

Posted by: Elevated Roofing   /   Comments Off on 5 Reasons Why Your Roof Repair Service Costs May Vary
5 Reasons Why Your Roof Repair Service Costs May Vary | Plano Roofer | Elevated Roofing
20
Apr
2017

Roof repairs often vary quite widely in price. All sorts of different factors determine the final cost of each idiosyncratic roof repair. Everything from the home’s size to the style of roof, the type of shingle, the extent of the damage and other variables play important roles in the project’s cost. Let’s delve deeper into this phenomenon to help homeowners understand why roof repair service costs are not uniform across the board.

Water Damage Will up the Cost of Roof Repair Service

If your roof has endured any sort of water damage, the project cost will be higher than first estimated. This is especially true for uber-sensitive cedar roofing. In the worst case scenario, water damage can spur a full roof replacement. Unfortunately, such damage can’t be pinpointed until the roofer takes off the shingles and analyzes the decking below.

The Extent of the Repair Influences Price

The magnitude of the repair plays a major role in the project’s cost. Roofers typically determine a job’s price according to the roof’s square footage. In the context of roofing, each “square” represents a 10 foot square space. The roofing contractor will charge for a square even if the required repair space is smaller.

Certain Roof Types are More Expensive to Repair Than Others

The cost of a roof repair partially hinges on the type of roof atop your home. Each roof is unique in terms of slope, quality, levels, materials and other factors. Certain roofs have a low pitch while others have a high pitch. If the roof is sloped at a sharp angle, the repair work will be much more difficult and dangerous. Others roofs are comparably flat and quite sensitive to foot traffic. Some roofs rest above numerous stories, making it somewhat difficult and risky for the roofing team to access, inspect and repair.

Some roofs are made of metal while others have fiberglass shingles. Some roofs even have wood shingles. Materials for a metal roof can cost upwards of $1,500 for every 100 square feet. Asphalt shingles tend to be on the opposite end of the price spectrum at around $120 for every 100 square feet.

Roof Repair Service Permits

The part of town in which you live might impact the cost of your roof repair project. It might be necessary for the roof repair service provider to pull permits for your roof’s repair(s). It is also possible that the price of the permit differs according to the unique value or size of your home. In certain coastal areas a distinct permit is necessary to safeguard the home from storms.

Unique Rooftop Features add to the Cost

A roof with a chimney, skylight, antenna, pipe or other unique element will likely cost more to repair than one without such features. In many instances, these elements must be replaced simultaneously, pushing the job’s cost up that much higher. Make sure the roof repair service professional inspects these special features for damage and leaks when he examines the shingles.

It is important to note that even if the features are not damaged, their mere presence can increase the cost of repairs as the roofer must work around them. In terms of specific costs, the repair of flashing surrounding your chimney will likely cost about $350. A repair of the flashing that seals the skylight to the roof will likely cost around $400. If such unique features or any other characteristics like peaks, angles, valleys, sides etc. make it difficult to access sections of the roof, the attic, soffits or the gutters, expect to pay more for the repair.

 

Elevated Roofing provides the assistance you need to repair roofing problems quickly and easily or provide full roof replacement. If you are looking for a Plano, Frisco, Allen, McKinney area roofing company, take a look at our website to learn about the services we offer or call (469) 305-0010 today to schedule a free roof inspection.

Roofing Repair Frisco TX
Elevated Roofing, LLC
15222 King Road, Suite 402
Frisco, Texas 75034
469-305-0010

Roof Inspection – Cost and What to Expect

Posted by: Elevated Roofing   /   Comments Off on Roof Inspection – Cost and What to Expect
Roof Inspection Cost and What to Expect | Elevated Roofing | McKinney, TX
12
Apr
2017

Every roof should be inspected by a true professional at least once per year. Many people shirk this responsibility as it costs money. Yet the cost of a roof inspection is money well spent as it sheds light on problems and provides an invaluable peace of mind. Let’s take a look at the typical cost of a roof inspection and what to expect.

The Average Cost of a Roof Inspection

An expert roof inspection typically costs between $125 and $350. Though it might be possible to find someone to inspect your home’s roof for less than $100, most roofers will charge a minimum of $100. At the other end of the spectrum you will find alleged roof aficionados who charge upwards of $700 per inspection.

The typical inspection charge is a flat fee in which the inspector studies the roof with a pair of binoculars. Such an expert has developed a trained eye that pinpoints problem spots that the typical homeowner would not notice as a potential source of trouble.

Additional Fees

If the inspection requires that the roofing expert climb up on the roof, he will likely tack on an extra fee. The amount of this fee differs based on how difficult it is to climb onto the roof for the in-depth analysis. Furthermore, the roof’s number of levels, square footage and degree of slope all play a factor in the total cost of the roof inspection.

If you desire the inspection to extend to the attic or if you desire an attic-view roof check, expect to pay extra. Even the roof’s material and its age can play a part in the cost of the inspection. If your roof is made with a unique material that requires a specialized analysis, expect to pay more than the typical $300 average cost of a roof repair.

What Happens During A Roof Inspection | McKinney Texas Roofer | Elevated RoofingA Look at What Happens During a Roof Inspection

The roof inspection begins with an analysis of the roof’s overall appearance. A thorough inspection of your roof requires that a professional roofer obtain a gauge of its integrity and identify problem areas that necessitate a repair. Furthermore, the roof inspector will determine how much useful life your roof has remaining. This estimate will ameliorate your budgeting responsibilities in the short and long-term.

A comprehensive roof inspection will include an analysis of the exterior of the roof as well as the interior of the roof. This type of thorough inspection allows the inspector to determine if there is any sort of physical, surface or structural damage of note:

  • Leaks and/or cracks in the ceiling
  • Missing shingles
  • Broken shingles
  • Curled shingles
  • Damaged flashing points
  • Missing flashing points
  • Compromised fascia, gutters, drains, chimneys, vents and skylights
  • Areas where water pools

Inform the Inspector of Upcoming Repairs

If you are certain or nearly certain that your roof is flawed, bring it to the roofer’s attention right away. He might be willing to forego the cost of the roof inspection or reduce the cost as he is guaranteed your business for the roof repair/replacement.

The Different Types of Inspection

Roof inspections differ by an array of factors, ranging from the homeowners’ nuanced desires to the condition of the roof and so on. The roofing material is of particular concern. Each roofing material has its own idiosyncratic issues. A roof made of metal must be analyzed for rust. A roof with wood shingles must be inspected for rot. If your roof has fiberglass shingles, it should be inspected for cracking. If a strong storm has passed through the area, the roof should be analyzed for tearing, blow-offs, moisture damage etc.

 

Elevated Roofing provides the assistance you need to repair roofing problems quickly and easily or provide full roof replacement. If you are looking for a Plano, Frisco, Allen, McKinney area roofing company, take a look at our website to learn about the services we offer or call (469) 305-0010 today to schedule a free roof inspection.

Roofing Repair Frisco TX
Elevated Roofing, LLC
15222 King Road, Suite 402
Frisco, Texas 75034
469-305-0010

Why You Should Trust Licensed and Insured Roofing Companies

Posted by: Elevated Roofing   /   Comments Off on Why You Should Trust Licensed and Insured Roofing Companies
Why You Should Trust Licensed and Insured Roofing Companies | Elevated Roofing | Frisco, TX
02
Apr
2017

When it comes to your roof, you should not take any chances. Your roof is all that stands between mother nature and your loved ones as well as your possessions. If your roof needs any sort of repair or replacement, it is imperative that you ally with true professional roofing companies who are fully insured and licensed.

All Roofing Companies Desire Your Trust but few are Worth It

Amateur roofers will do just about anything to win your business. They will offer rock bottom prices, lofty promises and make grandiose claims about the quality of their work. However, roofers who have obtained a license and the appropriate insurance are much more deserving of your trust than the alleged roofer who claims to know what he is doing.

The Importance of a License and Insurance

A roofing company that has held a license for several years and carries the appropriate insurances has credibility. The fact that such a business is in good standing, has considerable merit to be deserving of a license and is willing to pay for insurance is a testament to its professionalism. These are signs that the contractor meets the standards of a legitimate roofing business. This is the type of company you can trust to operate on your property as they have enough insurance coverage to pay for the expenses associated with accidents.

Insured roofing companies are owned by individuals who have a vested interest in the safety of their workforce as well as your property. Their insurance rates will spike in the event of an accident. As a result, their team is armed with the safety knowledge and training procedures necessary to minimize the odds of an accident. Even if an accident occurs on your property during a roof repair or replacement project, you won’t be on the hook for any of the related costs as the contractor’s general liability and workers’ compensation insurance will kick in.

Texas doesn't require roofing companies to have a license | Elevated Roofing | Frisco,TXTexas Does not Require Roofing Companies to Obtain Licensing, but You Should

The state of Texas is somewhat unique in the context of roofing as contractors are not required to be licensed. It is not uncommon for self-proclaimed roofing contractors to stay active throughout the year even though they have not obtained a license. Licensed roofers are somewhat of a rarity, making their work that much more valuable. The truth is that licensed roofers really do care a great deal about their customers, the quality of their work and their reputation.

Take a moment to consider the types of people you will be doing business with when you ally with an unlicensed group that allegedly understand the intricacies of roof repairs and replacements. Are you really willing to let any old handyman with a pick-up truck work on your home’s most important component? Such unlicensed contractors are not qualified to perform quality roof work. Some might not have any idea as to what must be done to complete a proper roof repair. Many are simply desperate for money. The bottom line is that it is not prudent to hire an individual or group who is not serious about the profession.

Elevated Roofing is the Trustworthy Roofing Contractor You’ve Been Looking For

Elevated roofing has gone beyond obtaining a license and the proper insurance coverage. Our business is GAF certified and has obtained an RCAT license. You won’t find a more qualified roofing company in all of Dallas. Hire our roofing aficionados for your roof repair or replacement and you will rest easy knowing that true professionals are working on your home. Contact us today to learn more about our roofing services.

 

Elevated Roofing provides the assistance you need to repair roofing problems quickly and easily or provide full roof replacement. If you are looking for a Plano, Frisco, Allen, McKinney area roofing company, take a look at our website to learn about the services we offer or call (469) 305-0010 today to schedule a free roof inspection.

Roofing Repair Frisco TX
Elevated Roofing, LLC
15222 King Road, Suite 402
Frisco, Texas 75034
469-305-0010

Hiring the Right Commercial Roofing Company

Posted by: Elevated Roofing   /   Comments Off on Hiring the Right Commercial Roofing Company
Commercial Roofing Company | Frisco, TX | Elevated Roofing
24
Mar
2017

There are specific and nuanced steps to take when sifting through commercial roofing candidates. It is not enough to get a project quote and hire the company that will do the job for less than the rest. Follow these steps and you will drastically increase the odds of allying with the best commercial roofing company for your particular project.

Speak to the Candidates Face-to-face

It is awfully tempting to pick up the phone and contact commercial roofing companies for quotes and details about their services. Take the extra step of interviewing candidates in-person. An in-person meeting will empower you gauge the attitude, interpersonal skills and demeanor of candidates. It will also facilitate the discussion of the project’s details. Ask questions, describe exactly what you desire, obtain a quote and you will walk away feeling as though you have a good feel for the candidate.

Location Matters when Choosing a Commercial Roofer

Give preference to companies that are located within a reasonable distance from your business. A short drive to and from the company’s headquarters will make it that much easier to complete your project in a timely manner. Nearby companies will also be motivated to do the job properly in order to boost their reputation within the community.

Time is of the Essence when Hiring a Commercial Roofing Company

If the candidate is not willing to commit to a firm schedule, do not give them your business. The written contract should include a clause stating the project must be done by a specific date. After all, you have business to conduct. Some customers might think twice before patronizing your business in the midst of an elaborate roofing project. So find a candidate that will perform the work in a timely manner and honor the promise of completing the job by a deadline.

Liability Issues: Sweat the Small Stuff

If one of your employees, customers or even one of the roofing company’s laborers is injured while working on your property’s roof, you could be liable for the resulting expenses. Don’t let this nightmare happen to you! Request visual proof of each commercial roofing company’s certificate of insurance. The company should also have worker’s compensation insurance as well as general liability insurance so you aren’t on the hook for any damages as a result of a mishap on your property while the job is being done. You can even request that the roofer mail you up-to-date certificates from their insurer before commencing work.

A Commercial Roofing Company’s Past Performance Matters a Great Deal

Commercial Roofing Company | Commercial Roofer Frisco Texas | Elevated RoofingIt is often said the best predictor of future performance is past performance. Find out how long the candidates have been in the commercial roofing business. Give preference to those who have been in business longer than their competitors. However, a company’s age is merely a number. It does not tell the entire story.

Ask for the phone numbers from each company’s most recent customers. Contact them for in-depth references. Be sure to ask each of these customers if the company completed the work on time and whether the warranty was honored.

Finally, check with the Better Business Bureau and online review directories to determine if any of the commercial roofing candidates has egregiously negative reviews. If there are numerous complaints, especially major ones, strike the candidate from your list.

Manpower Concerns

Ask each candidate how many employees will work on your property’s roof. If one company’s manpower estimate greatly differs from the others, it is a sign they are understaffed or have a lack of clients. Keep digging on the issue by asking about the work crew’s experience. Find out if they have completed similar repair/installation projects in the past.

Schedule a free roof inspection today and let us take care of you. Elevated Roofing provides the assistance you need to repair roofing problems quickly and easily or provide full roof replacement. If you are looking for a Plano, Frisco, Allen, McKinney area roofing company, take a look at our website to learn about the services we offer or call (469) 305-0010 today to schedule a free roof inspection.

Roofing Repair  Frisco TX
ElevatedRoofing, LLC
15222 King Road, Suite 402
Frisco, Texas 75034
469-305-0010

Hiring the Right Residential Roofing Company

Posted by: Elevated Roofing   /   Comments Off on Hiring the Right Residential Roofing Company
Residential Rooofing Company | Elevated Roofing | Frisco Texas
17
Mar
2017

If you own a home, an apartment complex or any other residential property, you will eventually need the assistance of a residential roofing company. It is imperative that you select the right residential roofing company for the job. The quality of the selected business’s work will determine the integrity of your roof as well as its lifespan. Let’s take a look at the steps to selecting a residential roofing company.

Experience Trumps All in a Residential Roofing Company

The most important quality to look for in a residential roofer is experience. Gauge the experience level of several candidates. Ask how long they have been in business. Furthermore, find out exactly how long they have worked on residential roofs. Find out if they have worked on an array of different residential structures.

Ask for references from former and current customers to verify the contractor’s alleged experience. Check out online reviews to boot. You can even uncover information about the candidate’s skill and reputation by contacting the Better Business Bureau. If there is a lack of a record or if the candidate has a plethora of complaints, don’t give them your business.

When in doubt, reach out to your family and social circle for references. These trusted individuals may have had a roof repaired or replaced in the recent past. Perhaps they can provide some valuable insight about the quality of residential roofing contractors’ work. Or, maybe they can ask their social circle, friends at work and others for recommendations. Always give added weight to the references from those you trust. These reviews are much more of an accurate gauge than anonymous reviews posted to the Internet.

Do Some Digging

Verify that the roofing candidate has a physical address, a tax identification number, a website and an e-mail address. Request proof of insurance. The insurance should extend to worker’s compensation as well as coverage for liability so any injuries to workers on you property will be covered by the company’s insurance policy. Request the roofing candidate to present proof that they have obtained approval from the roofing manufacturer to work/install the roof you have selected.

Ensure the company has the proper license for your specific area. If you are uncertain as to what qualifies as an acceptable business license for local roofing contractors, you can find out more by contacting the Department of Professional Regulation.

Project Details

Residential or Commercial Roofing Company | Frisco Texas | Elevated Roofing

Find out how many people will work on your roof’s installation or repair. Ask about the information pertaining to supervision, cost and the length of time required to complete the job. Ask for warranty details to boot. If the roofer is not willing to explain actions or instances that might void the warranty, move on to the next candidate. Furthermore, these important details should all be proposed in writing. The written proposal should cover everything from daily start/end times to the safety procedures, clean-up methods, roofing materials that will be used and the total time required to complete specific portions of the project as well as the job in its entirety.

Compare Quotes from Residential Roofing Companies

Ask for project quotes from more than one residential roofing contractor. Create “T” charts for each candidate in which you make a list of their respective positives and negatives. Examples of such positives and negatives include the cost, warranty details, services, reputation etc. Do not assume that the lowest bid will yield the best result. Though a low bid will save you money, the quality of the work might not meet your standards. Weight the merits and drawbacks of each candidate and lean toward the one with the best overall value.

Schedule a free roof inspection today and let us take care of you. Elevated Roofing provides the assistance you need to repair roofing problems quickly and easily or provide full roof replacement. If you are looking for a Plano, Frisco, Allen, McKinney area roofing company, take a look at our website to learn about the services we offer or call (469) 305-0010 today to schedule a free roof inspection.

Roofing Repair  Frisco TX
ElevatedRoofing, LLC
15222 King Road, Suite 402
Frisco, Texas 75034
469-305-0010

Elements of a Proper Roof Installation

Posted by: Elevated Roofing   /   Tags:   /   Comments Off on Elements of a Proper Roof Installation
Elements of a Proper Roof Installation | Elevated Roofing | Plano, TX
08
Mar
2017

The roof is one of the main support structures of any building along with the foundation and the walls. It is therefore very important that your roof installation is done correctly. Even as you do your research about the best roofs and contractors, it is important that you also make an effort to understand the basics of roof installation. This way, when your selected contractor is doing the job, you will be able to tell if they are doing what is required.

The following are the elements of proper roof installation:

1) Proper ventilation

Without proper ventilation, warm, damp air gets trapped in attics which causes problems. One problem is that wood can start rotting or get warped which can compromise the strength and integrity of the roof and other wooden supports within a building. Another is that energy is wasted. When the air conditioner is running on a hot day, the wood will be keeping warm air in so more energy is consumed trying to keep a house cool.

2) The right shingles

The strength of a roof is severely tested during extreme weather conditions such as when it is raining heavily or when there is a storm. One thing that can either make a roof strong or compromise its strength is the right shingle.

Residential roof shingles are typically the three-tab shingle. This is a narrow sheet that is made mostly of asphalt and fiberglass. It is quite light in weight and affordable. It can be used in areas where weather conditions don’t get extreme. However, in areas known for hurricanes, floods and other extreme weather, it is best to use an architectural shingle. Architectural shingles are heavier and stronger and are made to withstand extreme conditions.

3) Following the manufacturer’s instructionsTOP 5 elements roof installation | Elevated Roofing | Roofing Contractor Plano, TX

When buying shingles, check that they come with a manufacturer’s guarantee. A guarantee will ensure that you are covered over a long time should a problem arise. However, for a manufacturer’s guarantee to be valid, the shingles must be installed properly. It is therefore important that the manufacturer’s installation instructions are followed.

Poor or wrong installation that voids a guarantee can cause damage and injuries should a roof cave in. It will also mean the extra expense of purchasing other shingles and having them installed.

4) Proper installation of sub surface layers

This is another important and sensitive part of roof installation. As installation is being done, a professional roofer will repair any damaged wood that they come across. They will also apply a layer of felt paper, and in areas that are cold they will put in an ice and water guard to the lower edge of the roof.

The problem is that when the shingles go on, it is not possible to check and confirm that the lower layers were correctly installed. Keep talking to your contractor and ask them to take you through the different processes as they complete them. Ask questions and don’t stop until you get answers that make sense.

5) Expert roof installation with Elevated Roofing

One way to find a professional, experienced roof contractor is by looking at their testimonials and making certain to verify their credibility. Another way is to ask family and friends for references from a contractor they have used who have done a good job. You can also check the rating a contractor has on sites like Better Business Bureau and Angie’s List where customers can register complaints.

Make all these checks with Elevated Roofing and you will find that they exceed all expectations. Elevated Roofing does Dallas, Frisco, Plano, McKinney, Carrollton, The Colony, Little Elm, Lewisville and Allen.

Schedule a free roof inspection today and let us take care of you. Elevated Roofing provides the assistance you need to repair roofing problems quickly and easily or provide full roof replacement. If you are looking for a Plano, Frisco, Allen, McKinney area roofing company, take a look at our website to learn about the services we offer or call (469) 305-0010 today to schedule a free roof inspection.

Roofing Repair  Frisco TX
ElevatedRoofing,LLC
15222 King Road, Suite 402
Frisco, Texas 75034
469-305-0010

Elevated Roofing Obtains New RCAT License to Solidify Position as Best Licensed Roofing Contractor

Posted by: Elevated Roofing   /   Comments Off on Elevated Roofing Obtains New RCAT License to Solidify Position as Best Licensed Roofing Contractor
GAF Licensed Contractor Elevated Roofing Plano Texas
03
Mar
2017

Elevated Roofing, A Frisco, Tx Roofing Company, Obtains New RCAT License to Solidify Their Position as Best Roofing Company in North Texas

[FRISCO, Texas] Elevated Roofing, a Frisco, TX roofing company serving all of North Texas has yet again taken a voluntary step to become the best and most reliable licensed roofing contractor in the state.

What many people fail to understand is that the state of Texas does not have an official license or roofing regulation. Due to this there is a high rate of scamming and insurance fraud that ultimately ends up costing the consumer even more money out of pocket.

Elevated Roofing is committed to quality service and customer care, including making the customer feel comfortable, confident and safe when buying or repairing their roof.

This is exactly why Elevated Roofing became a Licensed Roofing Contractor through RCAT.

RCAT  is a Texas program designed to “increase consumer protection and secure public confidence in the roofing industry by elevating the roofing contractors knowledge, skills and professionalism… by verifying that a contractor has met the standards of a true professional roofing contractor.”

Some of the criteria include:

  • The company must be based in Texas for at least 3 years
  • The company must carry insurance
  • The company must pass a thorough credit and background check
  • The company must pass a business and safety knowledge exam
  • The company must pass a residential and/or commercial roofing exam
  • The company much maintain at least eight hours of continuing education a year

This is not the first time that Elevated Roofing has gone out of its way to become certified. Before voluntarily becoming a licensed roofing contractor, Elevated Roofing obtained the Master Elite Certification from one of the best roofing material companies in the industry, GAF. Only about 3 percent of all roofing contractors are qualified to carry the Master Elite Certification.

In addition, Elevated Roofing has an A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau. This number is based on thirteen factors, some include: complaint history, time in operation, business practice, advertising, licensing and other certifications.

With the new RCAT license, combined with an A+ BBB rating and a GAF certification, Elevated Roofing is arguably the best and most trusted licensed roofing contractor in North Texas.

 

Elevated Roofing provides the assistance you need to repair roofing problems quickly and easily or provide full roof replacement. If you are looking for a Plano, Frisco, Allen, McKinney area roofing company, take a look at our website to learn about the services we offer or call (469) 305-0010 today to schedule a free roof inspection.

Roofing Repair Frisco TX
Elevated Roofing, LLC
15222 King Road, Suite 402
Frisco, Texas 75034
469-305-0010

 

How Roof Repair Services Help Avoid Severe Roof Leaks

Posted by: Elevated Roofing   /   Comments Off on How Roof Repair Services Help Avoid Severe Roof Leaks
Avoid Severe Roof Leaks with Routine Repair Service | Frisco Roofing Company | Elevated Roofing
20
Feb
2017

Your roof keeps the elements out and the comfort in. But if your roof is in disrepair, you could be facing some severe roof leaks in the near future. No matter how large or small, any issue with your roof can potentially cause larger, more expensive issues down the road. This is why it is imperative to have your roof repaired as soon as you notice any issues.

How Roof Repair Services Can HelpHow Roof Repair Services Can Help | Frisco Roofing Company | Elevated Roofing

Roof repair and maintenance is one of the most important factors that can affect the lifespan and performance of your roof. Your roofing contractor should thoroughly inspect your entire roof system and the surrounding areas. Some of the most common areas that can cause severe roof leaks are:

Chimneys

Chimneys are one of the top sources of leaks. You want to make sure that your chimney has the proper step and counter flashing. It’s also important that the proper sealant is applied to prevent leaks.

Skylights

Skylights can develop leaks around the surrounding flashing, or within the skylight itself. If the rubber or neoprene seals have failed, water can become trapped behind the skylight and allow it to travel to surrounding areas of your home.

Plumbing Vents

Plumbing vents can also be a common source of roof leaks. Vent stacks that contain neoprene or rubber can crack and split with age and weather exposure. These areas are also commonly problematic with damage caused by animals and insects.

Flashing

Flashing is an important part of your roofing system in a variety of areas around your home. The flashing is also a common cause of leaks. Flashing can be found at perimeters, expansion joints, valleys, drains, roof-to-wall transitions, and anywhere else that the roof covering is interrupted.

Gutters

Gutters can also be a major source of water leaks and damage. Improper installation and poor maintenance can cause water to back up, penetrate your home, causing severe damages to the inside of your home. This can include damages to your sheetrock, insulation, flooring, and more.

Drip Edges

Drip edges aren’t just for good looks. These are an integral part of your roofing system. Drip edges make sure that water is effectively moved off your roof while keeping it from penetrating the fascia. These also keep out animals like damaging insects and even snakes. Faulty or missing drip edges can result in water damage in the eaves of your home and is a common cause of wood rot.

Professional Roof RepairCall a PRofessional Roof Repair and Replacement Company Today | Frisco Roofing Contractor | Elevated Roofing

If your roofing system is damaged, even in the slightest way, you are facing potentially severe roof leaks in the future. It’s always highly recommended to consult a professional for all your roof repair needs as soon as you notice a potential problem.

Elevated Roofing is here to help! With over 20 years of experience in the roofing industry, our team of dedicated professionals are committed to providing you with superior customer service and quality workmanship. We take pride in our work, and it shows! Click here, or call 469-305-0010 for answers to all your roofing questions or to schedule your roof repair consultation today!

 

Elevated Roofing provides the assistance you need to repair roofing problems quickly and easily or provide full roof replacement. If you are looking for a Plano, Frisco, Allen, McKinney area roofing company, take a look at our website to learn about the services we offer or call (469) 305-0010 today to schedule a free roof inspection.

Roofing Repair Frisco TX
Elevated Roofing, LLC
15222 King Road, Suite 402
Frisco, Texas 75034
469-305-0010