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Who to Trust for Commercial Roof Repair

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Who to Trust for a Commercial Roof Repair | Elevated Roofing Plano, TX
10
Dec
2017

Every commercial roof will eventually require some sort of repair.

It might take years, but even the strongest roof will eventually falter in some way. Anything from harsh weather to poor installation, a lack of maintenance or even the roof design can spur the need for a repair.

Identifying a flaw needing correction is only half the battle; the other half is selecting a commercial roof repair company worth your trust and respect. Let’s take a look at some common commercial roof problems and how to go about selecting the best commercial roof repair company.

Common Commercial Roof Repairs:

Leaks

Roof leaks are more common than most prefer. Any type of roof has the potential to leak. A proactive approach to roof maintenance will decrease the chances of water breaching the premises. Abide by a regular maintenance program and you won’t have to deal with the inconvenience and potential financial burden of a commercial roof leak.

Billowing and Blow-offs

Roofs sometimes experience billowing, tenting or blow-offs. If the roof is not properly connected to the substrate, any of these unfortunate events can occur. Single-ply style roofs are especially vulnerable to billowing and blow-off.

Standing Water

Simple inaction can also create numerous roof problems. The lack of routine roof maintenance is quite common. Have your commercial roof inspected on a regular basis without exception.

A roofing expert will identify trouble spots before they become major issues. This is an opportunity to pinpoint spaces where standing water can occur, slipping flashing and so on.

Standing water is a serious issue, especially if it remains in place for two days or longer. Idle water that has accumulated on the roof can cause roof damage and a subsequent leak.

In the worst case scenario, standing water will cause a roof collapse. This is precisely why you must ally with a proven and skilled roofer who can address drainage issues, perform an in-depth inspection and complete every type of commercial roof repair.

How to Select a Trustworthy Commercial Roof Repair Company

You can only learn so much about local commercial roof repair company by reading about them on the web. Speak with current and former customers to gauge their satisfaction with the roofer’s work. Consider visiting the roofing companies to meet the staff and gauge their professionalism.

Interact with personnel, try to determine if the staff seems customer-focused and gauge whether they truly value your business. Pay attention to the small stuff while you are on-site. This is your chance to get a feel for how the business operates if they are busy, and whether the staff is welcoming.

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Do not hesitate to ask to see examples of past work. Examining past projects is your chance to see what your property will soon look like. Check out one or several local projects and compare how they look to those of other roofing contractors.

Does the Roofer pay Attention to Detail?

Try to determine if the roofing company in question minds the subtleties.

Ask for a proposal.

Review this document in-depth. Is it professional looking? Does it contain detailed information, drawings or photographs? If there is little attention to detail in this presentation, the same approach will carry over to the actual project itself. You can also get a sense of the contractor’s attention to detail by analyzing prior work.

Take a close look at the contractor’s current and previous projects to get a sense of how your commercial property will look when the project is complete.

About Elevated Roofing:

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.

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

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Choosing a Commercial Roofing System

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Plano Roofing Company | Elevated Roofing Commercial Contractors | Texas
06
Dec
2017

If you are considering a roofing system for your commercial property, you might be a bit flustered by all the options. Though there are plenty of roofing systems to choose from in the industry, they are not all the same.

Each system has its own unique features and characteristics to note. Consider all of the information, take your time and ask questions to ensure you make a wise decision. Whether your business is based in Dallas, Frisco or Plano, roofing for your commercial property is a major investment.

Pay Attention to Small Details

Everything from the roof’s pitch to its shape, size, edge, deck, and ease of access must be considered. In fact, some buildings must be built with walkways that provide direct access to units on the roof. Be detailed with your vision. Review all the subtleties and proceed with care.

The Physical Makeup

The build of the structure plays a part in the type of roof needed. Consider the structure’s age, size, design, shape, and other physical considerations. Keep this information firmly in mind when selecting the best roofing contractor for your commercial facility.

What is the New Roof Made Of?

The materials used to make the new roof for your commercial building must prove reliable and visually impressive. Weigh the pros and cons of various types of materials and systems.

As an example, built-up roofing is a series of roof layers bonded together with hot bitumen. TPO roofing systems are perfect for most commercial sites and common in Dallas, Frisco, and Plano roofing projects.

They are highly resistant to wind and fire. Modified bitumen roofing systems feature superior elongation and fatigue-resistant qualities along with a polyester mat reinforced with glass.

Tapered insulation systems reduce the possibility of standing water to accumulate on the roof. The most popular material is single ply. It provides a versatile membrane, elite “weatherability”, and fantastic wind uplift resistance.

Consider the Location

Your specific location is an important factor when choosing a new roof system. Review issues relevant to your location such as the direction the building faces, local building codes, Dallas, Frisco and Plano roofing standards, roof orientation etc. Even the presence of trees can play a role in the design and installation of your commercial roof.

The Manner in Which the Building is Used

The way the building is being used often plays a part in deciding the nature of the new or repaired roof. Consider insulation requirements, building occupancy, the planned maintenance schedule and so on.

Keep in mind your unique organization has its own nuanced requirements that will be different from those of another business. As an example, the right roof for a restaurant will not be the same as the ideal roof for a school, nursing home, warehouse or a shopping plaza.

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Consider the merits of reflective roofs and cool roofs. The money required for an energy efficient roof is well worth it.

Perhaps opt for a roof that adheres to ENERGY STAR goals that will save you money on utility bills over time. You may also reduce your utility bill with a photovoltaic or insulation system.

Going green also means considering how easy it will be to replace the roof’s materials at or beyond the end of the warranty. Keep in mind that every type of roof will require some type of maintenance.

Finally, consider whether the roofing materials in question can be recycled when the time comes for a replacement. A roof system with a long service life and warranty can last decades.

About Elevated Roofing:

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.

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

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Elevated Construction Group Hires New Director of Sales and Marketing, Kerry Gallagher

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Elevated Construction Group Hires New Director of Sales and Marketing | Elevated Roofing | Frisco, TX
26
Nov
2017

Elevated Construction Group (ECG), premier commercial and residential roofing company located in Frisco, Texas, has recently hired Kerry Gallagher as Director of Sales and Marketing.

Previously, in 2015, Gallagher worked for Elevated Roofing in the operations department. After a short time away, she couldn’t be more excited to be back working at Elevated Roofing again.

“Elevated Roofing is near-and-dear to my heart, so I, of-course, was thrilled to return as Director of Marketing,” Gallagher said.

“On top of Elevated Roofing being an incredible family-owned-and-operated business, my co-workers have become family. For this reason, I love seeing the results of their success and growth, and am excited to be a contributing factor in the future.”

Before Gallagher’s recent tenure with ECG, she gained traction across various industries, including: roofing, construction, solar, quality assurance, hi-tech and more.

At the start of her career Gallagher received her B.A. from St. Edward’s University and continued her MBA studies there as well. Not stopping there, she was also awarded the internationally recognized PMP from the Project Management Institute.

With this background, Gallagher went on to create a successful professional career for herself.

Early in her career, Gallagher had the opportunity to work directly with Michael Dell in education and training and later for Freescale/Motorola.

In 2008, she ventured out of the corporate world to help build a residential and commercial general contracting company that quickly reached an impressive $5.6 million in sales (including large construction projects, like Westway Ford, Dallas Morning News, Huffines Chevrolet, etc.), all while single-handedly raising two boys and teaching yoga.

Gallagher’s Company Recognition and Awards include:

  • Ranked #93 in the 2012 Inc. 500 Fastest Growing Co.
  • Ranked #86 in the 2013 Inc. 500 Fastest Growing Co.
  • Ranked in the Roofing Magazine TOP 100 in Roofing
  • Fastest Growing Construction company in Texas

Throughout her professional career, Gallagher gained expertise in the following areas: TPO roofing (thermoplastic polyolefin), PVC roofing (polyvinyl chloride), modified bitumen roofing systems, foam roofing, asphalt roofing, EPDM (elastomeric) coatings, and metal and slate roofs.

Gallagher’s background and expertise make her a great fit for the Director of Sales and Marketing role at Elevated Construction Group, where she handles marketing for commercial roofing as well as offers support in the areas of management, growth, leadership, B2B and B2C relationships, advertising and events.

About Elevated Construction Group:

ECG provides the assistance you need to repair roofing problems quickly and easily or provide full roof replacement. If you are looking for a North Texas (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.

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Elevated Construction Group, LLC
15222 King Road, Suite 402
Frisco, Texas 75034
469-305-0010

3 Things Commercial Roofing Contractors Want You to Know About Flame Retardants

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3 Things about Flame Retardants from Commercial Roofing Contractors | Elevated Roofing
20
Nov
2017

The average person is probably unaware of the importance of flame retardants in commercial roofing.

There’s nothing wrong with not knowing all the details about flame retardants. Commercial roofing contractors are trained to answer technical questions and explain your options.

A commercial real estate owner (and maybe a homeowner) who has a roof requiring repair or replacement will benefit by obtaining a general understanding of these critically important components.

Here is an in-depth look at flame retardants in the context of how they are used by commercial roofing contractors to protect businesses, homes and other buildings.

What are Flame Retardants? Learn from Commercial Roofing Contractors.

Flame retardants significantly reduce the impact of fires on property, people, and the surrounding environment. Flame retardants are added to materials that have the potential to be flammable.

Examples of such materials include plastics and textiles. Their purpose obviously is to prevent fire from occurring and spreading. This means they are not simply a family of chemicals. Rather, flame retardants are a specific combination of chemicals with nuanced structures and properties that work together to effectively combat the onset and spread of flames.

How Are Flame Retardants Made?

Flame retardants are comprised of elements like nitrogen, bromine, chlorine, and phosphorus. Flame retardants also include inorganic compounds. These compounds are used as a component of the flame retardant system in combination with the elements noted above or they can be used alone.

What Are Flame Retardants from Commercial Roofers | Elevated RoofingFlame retardants cannot be interchanged with one another with ease. They have specific purposes and applications so substitution proves quite challenging.

Furthermore, the unique elements within flame retardants react in a distinct manner with fire. This means flame retardants must be properly matched to each material in question.

The chemical makeup of each unique flame retardant determines if it will halt or delay a fire and how it interacts in each of the unique stages during the fire cycle.

In commercial real estate, the risk of significant loss of property and life may hinge on the use of fire retardants used by professional contractors.

Why Should You Use Flame Retardants?

All sorts of products contain flame retardants. Everything from the materials used to build the roof of your business or home to laptop computers, hair dryers, and even TVs have flame retardants.

Flame retardant use is of the utmost importance for contemporary buildings as these structures commonly house numerous electronic devices and appliances that heighten the risk of fire danger.

Fire retardants are a vitally important form of fire protection. When they are present, they dramatically reduce the risk posed by fire. Flame retardants slow the spread of flames. In some instances, flame retardants can completely stop the spread of fire.

They function by preventing ignition and boosting the threshold necessary for a fire to start. If you have any questions about how your business’s roof and the surrounding commercial structure can be protected by flame retardants, do not hesitate to reach out to our commercial roofing contractors for more information.

Flame retardants act in three unique ways to halt the burning process. They stop the fire cycle’s combustion stage. This includes delaying the flames, known as the “flashover”, that engulf the space where the fire occurs to allow for an easier escape. Flame retardants also dilute flammable concentrations of oxygen and gases within the flame formation zone.

If these gases aren’t diluted, they will cause rapid combustion. The dilution of such gases occurs with the emission of inert gases like nitrogen. Fire retardants also decrease the decomposition process by insulating sources of fuel from the material with a layer known as “char”.

This topic is a bit more technical than others we have addressed in our blog. You will likely have more questions about how to work with a professional roofing contractor to protect your real estate investment or commercial property.

Allow our commercial roofing contractors to provide you with additional information about flame retardants in roofing materials.

About Elevated Roofing:

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.

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

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Why Residential Roofing Companies Recommend GAF Lifetime Shingles

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Why Residential Roofing Companies Recommend GAF Lifetime Shingles | Elevated Roofing | Dallas Texas
13
Nov
2017

High winds, hail, ice, and extended periods of hot weather can cause serious challenges for some roofing systems. Powerful winds can tear weakening shingles right from the roof.

Without proper installation plus high-quality shingles and other accessories, many homeowners face unexpected repair and energy costs. Moreover, damaged or missing shingles must be replaced immediately or the cost to repair will likely increase further. A leaking roof may cause severe interior damage to your home and the best solution is a GAF-certified residential roofing company.

The keys to a beautiful and long-lasting roof system are in the quality of materials used and professional installation. Professional residential roofing companies have the skills, products, tools, and experience to replace your roof properly. And they know which products are of the highest quality.

Materials: Why Asphalt Shingles are a Top Choice

Asphalt shingles are the most popular shingles in America today. Lightweight and durable, high-quality asphalt shingles last decades and are the most affordable option. While shake and slate roofing materials are sometimes selected for their aesthetic beauty, they are quite expensive.

High-quality asphalt shingles can impart a similar look of elegance at a much lower cost.

Metal roofing in aluminum, copper, steel, or an alloy is also an option. However, these can be very noisy during a rainstorm or become dented in hailstorms. Repair costs can be astronomical.

An article on the Home Advisor website lists four important advantages of using asphalt shingles. These are:

  • Cost: Less expensive than wood shake, metal, or natural stone materials.
  • Maintenance: Fewer maintenance issues for a residential roofing company.
  • Installation: The time and effort required for a residential roofing company to install are less than with any other material.
  • Variety: A GAF-certified residential roofing company has the “know how” and expertise to aesthetically match a preferred “look.”

GAF Advanced Protection Shingle Technology

GAF has been producing roofing materials since 1886. During that time, They have continually upgraded the quality of their roofing systems with technology and innovation and become North America’s largest producer of commercial and residential roofing materials. Winners of numerous industry awards for quality, durability, and appeal, GAF shingles are the most popular among building contractors and consumers alike.

The Advanced Protection Technology by GAF allows for their Lifetime Roofing Systems to be available with a limited lifetime warranty. Elevated Roofing is  GAF Master Elite Certified so ask us about the excellent warranty options.

Six Components of GAF’s Lifetime Shingle System

Proper protection and insulation begins well beneath the exterior surface. GAF accessories complement the shingles by adding the ultimate protection against leaks, enhancing attic ventilation, removing moisture, and protecting against storm damage.

  1. Cobra Attic Ventilation® removes heat and moisture from the attic to create a healthier environment. Installation reduces energy costs and protects painted and wallpapered walls within.
  2. Roof Deck Protection is an armor barrier designed to protect the underlying roof surface from extreme weather conditions and wind-driven rain. The material lies flat and creates the ideal subsurface for placing the shingles.
  3. Starter Strip Shingles significantly reduce the risk of wind “blow-off” and save time during the installation by a professional residential roofing company.
  4. Leak Barriers are terrific upgrades for homes in severe weather areas by providing an additional layer of protection between the Roof Deck Protection and GAF’s Lifetime Shingles. The material also protects against leaks caused by roof settling.
  5. Lifetime Shingles are the top-selling shingles in North America. Timberline® Shingles with Advanced Protection® are among the many high-quality GAF choices for homeowners.
  6. Ridge Cap Shingles are the finishing touches for a high-quality and beautiful new roof. These accessories protect the hips and ridges of a well-installed roofing system.

Combing all six elements of a GAF Lifetime Shingle System installed by a GAF-certified residential roofing company, like Elevated Roofing, ensures you will have the most attractive and long-lasting roof system available. Select the style, color, and type of shingle, and have a worry-free roof for decades.

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Older shingle systems begin to wear out after 20 years or so. Weather may have caused notable wear and tear, and the flashings designed to protect against leakage may be starting to fail. Call us to discuss an upgrade.

Roof replacement is not a do-it-yourself job. Installing a long-lasting roofing system is more than just tacking new shingles onto a bare roof.

Save money in the long-run by hiring a GAF-certified residential roofing company. Knowing which accessories and types of product are needed and how to install them is crucial.

So we are big fans of the GAF products and warranties. They have earned our respect and are a massive thought leader in the industry.

As a result, a GAF-certified residential roofing company can transform your home into a safer, more attractive place with enhanced curb appeal while you enjoy a long-lasting and worry-free roof. With a variety long-term warranties, GAF products can be guaranteed for virtually a lifetime.

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.

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

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Get a Roofing Repair or Replacement Before Selling Your Home

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Get a Roofing Repair or Replacement Before Selling Your Home | Elevated Roofing Frisco, TX
03
Nov
2017

Home prices are through the roof, pun intended. If you are planning on selling your home in the near future, take some time to consider the integrity of your roof. Have a professional roofer perform a thorough inspection of your roof before you list the property. This way, you can have the roof cleaned, repaired and possibly replaced before the time comes to put your home up for sale. A home with a recently repaired or replaced roof will fetch a much higher price than a home with a faulty or unsightly roof.

Shift Your Viewpoint to Better Understand the Importance of Roofing Repair

Consider the perspective of a potential home buyer who is looking for a house that he will reside in for at least the next couple decades. You check out a variety of homes and weigh their pros and cons. One of the glaring weak points that particularly sticks out is a faulty roof.

Would you purchase a home with a roof that requires significant roofing repair, a comprehensive cleaning or a full replacement? You might float out an offer but it probably won’t be anywhere near what the seller is asking for. This is exactly why you need to repair or replace your roof before putting your property up for sale. Once your roof is in tip-top shape, you can use this improvement as a powerful selling point. Such a roof repair/replacement might even inspire prospective buyers to get into a bidding war for your home. In the end, the investment in roofing repairs or a brand new roof could end up paying for itself through a much higher selling price.

The Evidence Shows a New Roof Nearly Pays for Itself

Though you might detest the idea of shelling out more than $10,000 for a brand new roof, the statistics show you will get plenty of this money back when you sell your home. Remodeling Magazine reports the addition of a new roof boosts the typical home’s resale value by an average of just under $12,000.

All in all, those who install new roofing will recover nearly 63 percent of the total installation cost. This money is recovered by the corresponding rise in home value. These facts show that new roofing and roofing repairs are more important in the context of return on investment than adding a backup power generator or installing a bathroom.

Roofing Repair Serves as an Important Visual Selling Point

Imagine potential buyers rolling up to your home, getting out of their cars and looking at your property. Their eyes move from the front door to the windows and on up to the roof. If your roof is old, outdated, worn or unsightly, it will make a terrible first impression on prospective buyers. Have your roof cleaned, repaired or replaced and the refreshed appearance will serve as quite the important selling point. This is especially true of architectural-grade asphalt roofs with nuanced color and texture options.

Premium grade asphalt shingles are especially helpful in your quest to boost your home’s marketability as they have warranties lasting upwards of half a century. There are even some types of green roof technologies that have the all-coveted ENERGY STAR rating. Such asphalt roof shingles are engineered to reflect the sun’s blazing hot rays and subsequently decrease cooling costs.

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Every house that goes on the market will garner the scrutiny of a professional building appraiser and inspector. Every contemporary home buyer demands such an in-depth analysis of a house before shelling out his hard-earned money for the property.

If your roof is in bad shape, the appraiser and inspectors will take note. They will pass on this information to prospective buyers. As a result, some would-be buyers might put the brakes on the offer they have been preparing. Don’t let this nightmare become your reality! Repair or replace your roof before putting it on the market and you will have one less stumbling block in the way of a potential sale.

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.

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Elevated Roofing, LLC

15222 King Road, Suite 402

Frisco, Texas 75034

469-305-0010

Elevated Roofing’s New Billboard is Now in Plain Sight

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Elevated Roofing’s New Billboard is Now in Plain Sight | Reliable Roofing Company | Elevated Roofing
23
Oct
2017

As we finish another storm season in North Texas and quickly approach hail season, more and more people are looking for a reliable roofing company to inspect, repair or replace their home’s roofing system.

Elevated Roofing, which has marketed online and in local printed publications for several years, is branding themselves in new ways to better serve their community members.

“We want to help as many families as we can and we know people get their information in a variety of ways,” said Kerry Gallagher, Marketing Director at Elevated Roofing.

“Ultimately, our success is owed to our Frisco family and friends who trust in Elevated Roofing to take care of their home. It’s why we decided to place the first billboard within city limits.”

The digital billboard is shown in the classic Frisco red and is best seen when traveling down FM 423 in Frisco, Texas.

While the billboard was placed for customer convenience there’s a certain sense of pride internally when the owner and team members at Elevated Roofing drive past the new sign.

Elevated Roofing expanded its services, team size, fleet size and office space in 2017, marking a year of tremendous success. To them, the billboard feels like a trophy signifying hard work and dedication to the local North Texas community.

Service areas include: Allen, Carrolton, Dallas, Frisco, Lewisville, Little Elm, McKinney, Plano, The Colony and more.

 

About Elevated Roofing:

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.

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Elevated Roofing, LLC
15222 King Road, Suite 402
Frisco, Texas 75034
469-305-0010
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Dallas Roofing: The Importance of Annual Commercial Roof Inspections

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Commercial Roof Inspections for Dallas Roofing
19
Oct
2017

Those who own or manage commercial properties should have a yearly commercial roof inspection performed. This is a fairly quick and easy quality control measure that has the potential to make a major impact on your property. It ensures the integrity of your building’s commercial roof is up to par so your inventory, machinery, interior systems and personnel are adequately protected.

The Power of Knowledge

If your building’s roof was flawed, wouldn’t you like to know about it now rather than later? An annual commercial roof inspection provides you with such knowledge. This preventative maintenance is essential to the integrity, functionality and reliability of your commercial building. Though properly installed roofs can last decades, there is no guarantee they will function without flaw. If your roof requires repairs, maintenance or replacement, you will find out when your yearly commercial roof inspection is performed. This Dallas roofing inspection pinpoints leaks, weak points and other flawed sections of the roof before they become significant and costly problems. Identifying these problems as soon as possible is essential to keeping your roof in tip-top shape. This way, the problem can be addressed before leaks move laterally and water breaches the interior structure. Water exposure can lead to an array of problems ranging from rotting to mold, corroding and beyond.

An Inspection Reveals the Roof’s Condition

The chronological age of your roof is not an accurate indication of its condition. A thorough inspection of your commercial roof is essential to determine its “active aging”. Once the roof’s condition is determined, the proper preventative care measures and roof repairs can be implemented to ensure the roof remains functional for years to come. “Active aging” is a term that refers to the roof’s condition based on wear and tear caused by the elements, human actions, the effectiveness of maintenance and repairs and the quality of the original installation.

Dallas Roofing Commercial Roofing StripDetails About a Dallas Commercial Roof Inspection

A thorough commercial Dallas roofing inspection is an intelligence gathering operation. Think of all the stimuli your roof encounters. Everything from harsh winds to powerful rain, sleet, heat, strong UV rays and other forces threaten your roof’s integrity. The Dallas storm season brings tornadoes, hail, ice and other potentially damaging conditions.

A yearly inspection is necessary to guarantee the roof is capable of protecting everything below across posterity. The inspection involves a thorough analysis of the roof’s covering, flashings, seams, drains and gutters. The inspector notes deficiencies in each. Your Dallas roofing expert will provide you with a detailed report that explains maintenance requirements, necessary repairs and their costs. The inspection also includes a grading of the roof that provides you with an idea as to how long it will last.

An Annual Roof Inspection Will Yield Considerable Savings

Have a Dallas roofing professional perform a comprehensive inspection of your commercial property’s roof and it might produce massive savings across the long haul. This inspection makes you aware of the condition of your roof so you can rectify areas that require repair as well as those potential problem spots. These sites have the potential to become egregiously complicated and expensive projects if neglected.

It is even possible that an annual commercial roof inspection will provide insight into maintenance or repairs that can be performed now to prevent a complete replacement of your roof. This is an affordable and quick means of maximizing your roof’s lifespan. A well-maintained roof can last upwards of two or three decades. Neglect your roof and you won’t be aware of problems that have developed. Those problems will inevitably worsen and spur the need for a replacement much sooner than should be necessary.

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.

 

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Elevated Roofing, LLC

15222 King Road, Suite 402

Frisco, Texas 75034

469-305-0010

What Should My Roof Estimate Include?

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What Should My Roof Estimate Include | Elevated Roofing | Frisco, TX
15
Oct
2017

Every homeowner should know what, exactly, is involved in a legitimate roof estimate. This way, you won’t ally with a shady roofing company that provides an alleged estimate that falls short of what it really should be. Far too many homeowners are willing to accept an estimate with a dollar amount and little else. This is not to say every single roof estimate should be exactly the same. There will certainly be some differences between each roofing company’s estimates. However, these differences should not be significant. Let’s take a look at what a legitimate roof estimate from an elite roofing company should include.
Focus on Content Over Form in a Roof Estimate

A roof estimate jotted down on a sheet of paper might not be inferior to a typed-out estimate on a couple sheets of crisp paper that recently passed through the printer. What matters most is the content of the estimate rather than its form. As long as the roof estimate contains the critically important elements (including signatures), it will suffice regardless of the form in which it is presented.

Payment Information

Every roof estimate should explain which parties are responsible for specific portions of the roof project. If specific aspects of the roofing project will be outsourced to other companies, these parties and responsibilities must be identified in detail within the estimate.

The estimate must spell out the project’s start date, completion date and the terms of payment. Every last detail of the payment terms should be explained in-depth. This includes information about down payments, progress payments, and the end payment. Furthermore, the estimate should include a provision for you to hold back the final payment until you are completely satisfied with the job.

 

Costs

The roof estimate should include the cost of materials and labor. Even the cost for the pulling of permits should be noted. If the project will result in any sort of debris or a mess of any other sort, the estimate should explain if the roofing company is responsible for the cleanup and removal.

Roof Estimate Materials

The best roofers are willing to explain the type of shingles, flashing, underlayment and ventilation that will be used in the project in extensive detail within the estimate. This information should be highly specific. For example, it should explain the thickness of the underlayment, the locations of the flashing, the type of sealant for areas that mandate waterproofing (nail holes, flashing etc.) and the sizes of the fasteners and nails that will be used for the project. Even the brand of the products that will be used for your roofing project should be noted.

Warranty

Understand Your Roof Estimate Warranty Down to the Finest Detail | Elevated Roofing | Frisco, TXThe warranties of the workmanship and materials must be presented down to the finest details in the estimate. In general, limited lifetime warranties will have excellent protection during the initial years of the roof’s lifespan and be subsequently pro-rated after a certain number of years. For the most part, a lifetime warranty is generally considered to be half a century.

The estimate should state whether the warranty is transferable to a new owner of the property in the event that you decide to sell your home. The ability to transfer the warranty on the roof and workmanship will be a helpful selling point.

Insurance and Licensing Information

Proof of the roofing company’s license, liability insurance, and workers’ compensation insurance should be provided in the roof estimate. There should be a lien release that provides you with protection against liability in the event that the roofer does not pay the subcontractors or those who provide the roofing materials for your roofing repairs or replacement.

Provisions in a Roof Estimate

The estimate must include provisions for add-ons or order changes that have the potential to spur additional charges.

A Means of Exit

Every roof estimate should have a well-defined termination clause. This clause should explain the exact reasons why the contractor or you can terminate the agreement without any sort of penalty if the terms of the contract are violated.

About Elevated Roofing:

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

Roofing Maintenance that Will Increase the Value of Your Home

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05
Oct
2017

Just about every homeowner is on a mission to improve the value of his property. One of the best ways to boost your property’s value and appearance is regular roof maintenance performed by true professionals. Even if your roofing maintenance reveals minor issues that can be remedied fairly quickly and at a low cost, getting these repairs out of the way will prevent even larger problems while simultaneously increasing your home’s value.

Periodic Roofing Maintenance Helps Sell Your Home

Roofing maintenance is especially important for those who are looking to sell their home. A well-maintained roof free of debris and mold is a major selling point. After all, the last thing prospective home buyers want to worry about is whether the roof over their heads will collapse or falter in some other way. Have your roof repaired, replaced or improved in another manner and it just might make the difference between a low-ball offer and an acceptable offer worth serious consideration.

If you are still on the fence as to whether you should invest in your roof, consider the following fact. Homeowners who spend $14,000 for a new roof add such significant curb appeal that they typically increase the asking price on their home by $10,500. This is a 75% return on investment. Add in the fact that you will live in the home for a while before selling it and the investment makes that much more sense.

Regular Roofing Maintenance Can Reduce Your Utility Bills

Save on Your Utility Bill with Regular Roof Maintenance | Elevated Roofing | Frisco, TXEven if a roofing inspector determines you do not need a full replacement, identifying areas for repair will keep your home cooler and reduce your energy bills. A thorough roof cleaning will eliminate dirt, mold, algae, gunk and other debris that would have otherwise collected heat and moisture. Have these nasty particles removed and your roof’s white or light color will be kept clear to reflect the sun’s rays. As a result, you won’t have to operate your air conditioner as frequently. The ultimate result is significant financial savings.

Taking Care of Your Roof Keeps You and Your Valuables Protected

It is quite easy to lose sight of the fact that your home’s roof is all that stands between mother nature and you, your loved ones and your possessions. A regular roof inspection combined with the necessary repairs will ensure your roof is capable of protecting everything you love and value. Do not discount the possibility of your roof collapsing due to weak points that gradually worsen or build up debris. Even slight moisture has the potential to expand into a leak that soaks through your ceiling and onto your valuables. This is a costly problem that takes an abundance of time, money and effort to remedy. You can prevent such a nightmare scenario by having your roof inspected, cleaned and repaired.

A Faulty Roof Can Sabotage Other Home Improvements

There is no sense investing in home repairs if a lack of roofing maintenance or roof repairs will sabotage those home improvements. Imagine investing in new flooring, wallpaper and appliances only to have these improvements soaked by a leak stemming from a neglected roof. The bottom line is a poorly maintained roof can result in leaks or even a collapse that sends water and roofing materials into the attic, the interior walls, the foundation and beyond. Have your roof tended to before you invest in other portions of your home so you don’t waste your money.

Upgrade Your Gutters

Roofing maintenance extends to the gutters. The best gutters send rainwater away from the home while also adding value to the property. It is possible to upgrade your gutters in a simple way. Consider painting them the same color as your home’s exterior or its trim. Implementing a gutter protection system will prove especially appealing to home-seekers who detest cleaning out gutters.

The addition of copper gutters will significantly boost your home’s visual appeal. It is even possible to find low-cost aluminum gutters with a fake copper finish. You can upgrade your home’s current aluminum gutters with a stainless-steel gutter system that stands the test of time. The bottom line is seemingly minor additions can make a significant deal to your home’s look and the perception of prospective buyers.

New Shingles are an Excellent way to Boost Curb Appeal

Replace those aged and worn roof shingles and you will add an incredible amount of value to your home. Reliable fiberglass asphalt shingles will provide nearly a 60% return on investment. Or, opt for designer shingles to incorporate some extra special aesthetics for the perfect combination of function and form. This element of visual flair just might be what your house needs to stand out from the rest of the homes on the block and encourage prospective buyers to float out especially high offers.

 

About Elevated Roofing:

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