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What Should My Roof Estimate Include?

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What Should My Roof Estimate Include | Elevated Roofing
13
Nov
2022

Every homeowner should know what, exactly, is involved in a legitimate roof estimate. This way, you will not ally with a shady roofing company that provides an 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.

Before you get the estimate, you can usually find out whether a roofing company offers a free roof estimate. Call the company or check its website to get this information. It is important to check the contractor’s Google reviews and social media to understand its reputation with past customers. You can also contact multiple roofing companies to compare and contrast which company has the best new roof estimate or roof repair estimate for you and your home.
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3 Things a New Homeowner Should Know About Their Roof

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3 Things a New Homeowner Should Know About Their Roof
15
Oct
2022

June 22, 2020 by Julia Weaver
Updated on July 10th, 2020

As a brand new homeowner, your home is one of your biggest investments, and one of your biggest responsibilities. In order for the value of your home to increase, you will want to protect your investment with a well-thought-out maintenance routine. If you live in an area with a hot climate like Frisco, TX you will need to make sure your roof is well taken care of. While you probably won’t be spending every weekend washing the windows of this house you now own, you will probably want to come up with a plan for caring for your home so that it will remain an asset, rather than becoming a long-term liability.Drone roof inspection

This plan should not only include seasonal maintenance items, such as cleaning out gutters and trimming overhanging tree branches but should also include a plan for how you are going to cover the costs of proactive repairs before aging portions of your home start screaming for your attention.

Since one of the biggest threats to a home is moisture, keeping precipitation out of your home is of utmost importance. Your roof, of course, is your first line of defense against water getting into your home. Today, we would like to discuss three things new homeowners should know about their roofs.

1. Roofs Don’t Last Forever

The lifespan of a roof is typically 10 to 15 years. While home inspections are not required in most states, it is in a buyer’s best interest to have an inspection performed, because knowing the age and condition of a home’s roof can be helpful when putting in an offer for purchase. For example, if the existing roof is already nine years old, the buyer may be able to negotiate a few thousand dollars off of the asking price, due to the fact that the roof will soon need to be replaced. A home inspection will include details about the roof, including any soft spots that the inspector may notice. If the exact age of the roof is not recorded in the inspection, it is not out of line for a buyer to kindly, but firmly, press for this information.

2. Be Proactive With Known Deficiencies

It is in a new homeowner’s best interest to take care of issues with their roof as soon as deficiencies are noted. Procrastination is never an option, as a leaky roof will never repair itself. There are times, however, when it may appear that way. For example, if you should notice water dripping inside your home, and, during a rain shower several days later, notice that you no longer detect moisture in that same area, do not assume for a moment that the leak has been rectified. Sometimes, moisture from rain or another type of precipitation may be diverted from its point of entry to a second point of discovery.

It is also important to mention that just because you may notice water entering your residence at one location, does not necessarily mean that a leak exists in the roof directly above the area where moisture is detected. If moisture was able to get in once, and a repair has not been made, moisture is still able to gain entrance, even if its location in your home is seemingly unapparent.

3. Sometimes What Covers Your Home May Be Covered by a Warranty

If prior owners of your home recently had the roof replaced, that roof may be under a warranty that is transferable to future owners. If the roof is under a non-transferable warranty and a problem is noted before the sale is completed, the seller may be willing to use that warranty coverage to address any current concerns. If the warranty is transferable, be sure to obtain the necessary paperwork and information from the seller.

To learn more about replacing the roof on your home or for information about roof repair services, contact Elevated Roofing for your complimentary, no-obligation inspection.

7 Tips for Selecting a Trustworthy Roof Repair Company

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How to Select a Trustworthy Roof Repair Company
13
Sep
2022

As a homeowner, when it comes to repairing roof damage, your first priority is to select the right roofing company. You should be selective about the roofing contractor you use. Here are seven tips for selecting a trustworthy roof repair company.

1. Check the Roofing Contractor’s Qualifications

The roof repair company should have the proper qualifications including licensing, certifications and insurance. If the contractor lacks any such qualifications, think twice before letting them work on your roof. The contractor should provide proof of insurance for liability as well as workers’ compensation. This way, if something goes wrong or if a worker is injured on your property, you will not be liable for the damages.

2. Find Out What Current and Former Clients Have to Say

Client feedback is so important. You want to ensure that the contractor you work with is trusted by its customers and stands by its workmanship. You can look online for reviews of the company. You should also consider asking the contractor for several referrals from current and former clients. Reach out to these clients and ask them if they are comfortable recommending the contractor.

3. Choose a Local Roof Repair Company

It is best to hire a roof repair company located in your local area. Why? Local roofing contractors know the ins and outs of local rules and code regulations. In addition, you want to make sure that the company you choose is nearby to take care of your roof. You do not want to go with a fly-by-night roofer who shows up after a storm and then leaves the area afterwards.

4. Trustworthy Roofers Will Not Rush You Into Signing a Contract

Review the entire contract before signing. The contract should include a written estimate that details any oral promises previously made by the contractor. You deserve an explanation of every portion of the contract, especially if it has vague language.

Elevated Roofing Uses Top-of-the-Line Equipment and Matierals5. The Best Equipment and Materials

At Elevated Roofing, we use only the best equipment and materials for roofs. We refuse to use low-quality materials as we genuinely care about our customers. Our crew makes use of top-of-the-line products for every project. Our commitment to using the best materials means we stand behind our work.

6. Experience

Consider the roofing company’s number of years in business. Has the company served local property owners for years? Are the reviews positive? There is a good chance the contractor is trustworthy. Elevated Roofing fits this description perfectly. We have been in business for more than two decades for good reason. Our customers are more than satisfied with the quality of our work.

7. Open Lines of Communication

You should be able to pick up the phone and contact your roofing contractor right away. Communication is essential to ensuring your roofing project is done exactly as you want in a reasonable amount of time. You will undoubtedly have some questions and concerns during this process. If you cannot reach the company or get a response in a reasonable timeframe, the roof repair company is not worth your business.

Elevated Roofing Is the Trustworthy Roof Repair Company You Need

If you suspect your roof needs repair or replacement, Elevated Roofing can help. Our team does everything from free roof assessments to repairs and replacements. Every roof should be inspected at least once per year, regardless of whether it is on a home or a commercial property. Ask around and you will find our roof repair company is revered throughout the community. Elevated Roofing is worth your trust. Give us a call at (469) 305-0010 or contact us online to schedule an initial consultation.

10 Questions to Ask Before Hiring a Roofing Contractor

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10 Questions to Ask a Roofing Contractor | Elevated Roofing Plano Texas
17
Aug
2022

A new roof for your home is probably one of the largest investments you will make. So it’s important to ask a few questions to make sure you get the most for your money with a job well done. Here is a list of some important questions to ask before hiring a roofing contractor in Texas.
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Maintenance Tips for Your Roof This Fall

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22
Oct
2021

Fall is here in Texas! Football season is well underway and the leaves are starting to turn colors. This fall, the last thing on your mind might be your roof. However, now is the ideal time to perform some valuable maintenance. Before winter, property owners in Dallas and throughout the greater DFW area should consider following these fall roofing tips.
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Is Your Roofing Contractor Licensed? How to Find Out

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Roof Repair Contractor | Elevated Roofing | Frisco, TX
01
Oct
2021

Did you know that in the state of Texas, there is not currently a license requirement for roofing contractors? That’s right. Anyone can call themselves a roofing contractor, but not even have a license or maintain registration in the state. This can make it difficult for homeowners and businesses to find quality and reputable companies to work with. After all, a roof is one of the most integral parts of the structure and integrity of your home or business.
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What Are Common Types of Roof Flashing?

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Shingled roof with flashing
27
Sep
2021

Roof flashing is an important part of your roof. The right flashing will protect your home and keep your roof safe from water damage and leaks. There are many types of roof flashing. You may choose to incorporate each of these types in your roof or a combination of these types to adequately protect your home from water damage and leaks. At Elevated Roofing, we can help you understand the types of roof flashing that are available and how it may protect your home from damage.
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Do I Need a New Roof?

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Roofing team replacing a roof
17
Sep
2021

Most homeowners do not think about their roofs unless it starts to leak or cause damage to the home. However, your roof is essential to your home’s structure. A problem with your roof can lead to serious damage to the rest of your home. Knowing when to replace a roof is important and can save you thousands of dollars in the long run.
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Why You Should Trust Licensed and Insured Roofing Companies

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Why You Should Trust Licensed and Insured Roofing Companies | Elevated Roofing | Frisco, TX
10
Sep
2021

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 repairs or replacement, it is important to ally with an insured and licensed, professional roofing company. You may be asking yourself, “Don’t roofers need to be licensed in Texas?” The answer is actually no. But, why would you want to work with a company that is not? We explain why this is important below.
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Top 7 Summer Roof Maintenance Tips for Your Home

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Roof Replacement Frisco TX
12
Jul
2021

When your home represents one of the biggest investments of your life, it is important to adopt a routine maintenance plan to help protect it. A well-maintained roof offers peace of mind knowing that your family is safe and secure. But how can you maintain your roof and protect your investment? Follow these summer roof maintenance tips to get started. With some yearly TLC, your roof will last you for years to come.
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