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Cutting Energy Bills with Roof Replacement

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Cutting Energy Bills with Roof Replacement
26
Jun
2017

If you are like most homeowners, you have thought long and hard about how to reduce your energy bills. You have probably tried it all, from unplugging devices to prevent the use of “phantom energy” to cutting back on the number of Christmas lights and using the air conditioning less frequently. There is a lesser known but extremely effective means of reducing your energy bill: roof replacement.

How a new Roof Cuts Energy Bills: Prevent Heat From Escaping Through the Roof

Schedule your roof replacement in the fall and your energy bills will decrease. This reduction occurs because heat rises and escapes through old, outdated and worn roofs. The installation of a brand new roof will prevent the majority of such heat from escaping your home. As a result, your energy bills will decrease and you will enjoy a comfortable living space without having to worry about whether setting your thermostat at the desired level will increase your utility bill. Start preparing your budget this summer for a fall roof replacement and you will enjoy a winter of lower energy bills. In fact, your new roof will eventually pay for itself across posterity through reduced energy bills and fewer repairs.

Add a Light-Colored Roof to Your Home to Save Money

One of the best ways to cool your home is with the addition of a light-colored roof. Known as “cool” roofs, these roofs are a pale color that reflects heat and light away from the home. It is a stark contrast to dark-hued roofs that absorb light and heat. Numerous studies have shown that a light-colored roof results in significant energy savings. Consider the fact that a dark-colored roof can reach upwards of 175 degrees on a blazing hot day. This heat will inevitably transfer to your livings pace and increase your energy costs.

Don't Let Your Electricity Bill Go Through The Roof!Roof Replacement: Look for the Energy Star Label

A roof that has been awarded the Energy Star label is ideal for conserving energy and reducing utility bills. Select a new roof with an Energy Star label and you can rest easy knowing it will reflect the sun’s rays and decrease surface temperature by upwards of 100 degrees.

Add new Insulation With Your new Roof

Insulation below your new roof will help maximize your home’s energy efficiency. Insulation in the attic alone is not enough. Insulate the roof and you won’t have to turn on the air conditioner as much in the summer and the heating system as much in the winter. Make sure there is an air space between the roof and the insulation so moisture does not become trapped and spur the growth of mold/mildew.

Opt for Sustainable Roof Materials to Reduce Energy Bills

Opt for the right roof material and you might save upwards of 30 percent in energy costs. Sustainable roof materials include reflective coatings that keep your roof as cool as possible. Elastomeric roof coatings reflect light and heat, allowing for a considerable energy savings. This coating also extends your roof’s longevity to boot. If you are interested in sustainable materials for your roof replacement, contact Elevated Roofing for more information.

Improved Shingles and Ventilation

A new roof with ample ventilation will reduce your energy bills. Ventilation is necessary to prevent hot air from being trapped within the structure. The trapping of hot air spurs your air conditioner to work that much harder. Furthermore, a new roof adds shingles to replace the outdated ones on your current roof that have a comparably low rating. Modern shingles withstand winds upwards of 130 mph, preventing gusts from infiltrating your home and spiking energy costs.

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

3 Types of Roofing Services Homeowners Forget About

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3 Types of Roofing Service Homeowners
19
Jun
2017

When it comes to roofs, most homeowners think about leaks, broken shingles and massive replacement projects. Yet there is much more to roofing than these problems and procedures. Additional roofing services are actually quite important to your roof’s integrity and longevity.

Emergency Response Services

If an emergency strikes, the condition of your roof is of the utmost importance. Our roofing experts have the skills, equipment and know-how necessary to prepare roofs for harsh conditions. We provide a measured and prompt response to emergencies. Our team knows exactly how to handle severe weather of every variety, whether it is hail, sleet, harsh rain or violent winds.

Lean on us when an emergency strikes and we will do everything in our power to maintain the integrity of your roof. We will send out technicians as soon as it is safe to do so. Our mission is to keep your roof in tip-top shape, prevent damage to your property and surpass your expectations.

It is important to note that homeowners are not completely powerless against nasty weather. Regular roof maintenance will increase the odds that your roof emerges from the violent weather without extensive damage. Have one of our roofing gurus inspect your roof at least once a year to identify weak points and other problems that can be remedied to reinforce structural integrity. However, even the best roofs are susceptible to damage from storms. Contact our roofing service following the emergency and our crews will inspect your roof’s condition, assess the damage and perform emergency repairs without delay.

Roof Cleaning is CrucialRoof cleaning

Your roof needs to be cleaned just like your home’s siding, doors and windows. A clean roof looks much more appealing than one laden with dirt and grime. It is also possible to cap off a thorough roof clean with biocides that minimize mold and algae growth.

Keeping your roof clean is not all about aesthetics. A spotless roof also provides functionality by decreasing the surface temperature to extend the structure’s useful life. A clean roof even reduces energy needs, saving you a tidy sum of money in the process. The decreased surface temperature allows for cooler air to be sucked in by your home’s HVAC system. As a result, less cooling is necessary. After all, upwards of 30 percent of your home’s heat is absorbed through the roof.

Cleaning also provides the latent benefit of providing the opportunity to identify necessary repairs while up on the roof. A regular cleaning and sealing reduces growth/dirt accumulation, making subsequent cleanings that much easier. It is prudent to have your roof cleaned at least once per year.

Preventative Maintenance

Many homeowners overlook preventative maintenance and simply react to roof problems once they rear their ugly heads. This is a grave mistake! Think of your roof as an incredibly important investment that has the potential to provide spectacular returns across the long haul.

Have a roofing service perform preventative maintenance on an annual basis and after storms pass through. A professional roofer will inspect your roof’s condition and identify areas for repair. He will remove debris, clear drains for water to flow freely and perform an extensive assessment of the structure. Timely repairs will prevent minor issues from spiraling into much larger projects. This preventative maintenance will extend the life of your roof and save you plenty of money across posterity.

Elevated Roofing Sweats the Small Stuff so You Don’t Have To

Our roofing service tends to all the subtleties outlined above and then some. Reach out to us today to find out more about our services, obtain a quote and schedule an appointment.

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

Dallas Roofing – Don’t Get Scammed After A Storm

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Dallas Roofing-Don't Get Scammed After A Storm
19
Jun
2017

The state of Texas leaves it up to property owners to pinpoint trustworthy, high-quality roofers. Though the state might eventually require roofers to be certified, just about anyone can claim to be a roofer at the current moment. The mantra of “buyer beware” certainly applies. There are plenty of scam artists posing as legitimate roofers, especially in the aftermath of hailstorms.

Don’t let Scammers Capitalize on Your Vulnerability

Texas gets its fair share of wind, rain and hail. If your roof endures any sort of damage from these storms, do not hire any old roofer to perform the repairs. Fraudsters abound, especially following nasty weather. Some even go door-to-door peddling their alleged services. If anyone shows up at your door following a storm and tries to sell roof repair services, tell them to go away and shut the door. Few, if any, elite roofers attempt door-to-door sales in this day and age.

The Deductible Scam

Some shady roofers will tell a prospective customer he does not have to pay his insurance deductible. They will state there are ways around paying this portion of the claim. However, these means of bypassing the payment work for the scammer rather than the property owner. The fraudster proceeds to use low-quality or stolen materials for the job. He over-bills the insurance company or performs a fraction of the work described in the adjuster report. The property owner sends the fraudulent invoice to the insurance company and can be found guilty of fraud. This action is punishable by upwards of two years in jail plus fines.

Contingency Contracts

This scam starts out with the fraudster using the deductible lie described above to persuade you to sign a contingent. Details are worked out with the insurance adjuster so the repair project can commence. The problem is the fraudster’s contingent contains “bird seed” that states you owe a certain amount of money for their representation or you agree to pay for your roof to be replaced for an unspecified amount of money.

Be Leery of Sales Calls Following Storms

There are plenty of lead generation groups that call homeowners in an area hit by harsh storms. They offer roof repair and replacement services over the phone. Yet they won’t state the name of the business they represent. This is due to the fact that they are not a part of a legitimate roofing company. They sucker highly vulnerable property owners into their scam, take their information and sell it to a Dallas roofing company. The roofer pursues these “leads” to push their repair/replacement services.

Due to recent storms, North Texas has fallen victim to an alarming number of these scam calls and contracts. This means legitimate Dallas roofing companies are having to manage a spike in roof repairs as well as repair damage caused by fraudulent roofers.

Paying Repair Costs Before the Work is Performed

A roofer who requests payment for the full cost of the repairs up front might be a scam artist. Demanding the entire payment all at once before performing any work is one of the quickest ways to pilfer a homeowner’s hard-earned money. Senior citizens commonly fall prey to this scam. Many will take the money and never return to perform the repairs. A trustworthy and credible Dallas roofing company won’t request full payment before the work commences. In general, an initial payment of 50-75% is necessary to secure a roofer’s services.

How to Find a Legitimate Dallas Roofing Business

It takes a little bit of effort to ensure you are doing business with a credible roofing company. Check the prospect’s website before hiring any Dallas roofing company. Make sure there is a legitimate “About Us” section, address and phone number. Take a look at the company’s online reviews. It also helps to check with the Better Business Bureau to find out if customers have logged complaints against the prospect.

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

8 Things Roofing Contractors Want You To Know

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8 Things Roofing Contractors Want You To Know
19
Jun
2017

The best roofing contractors want their customers to understand what is necessary to extend a roof’s useful life. Unfortunately, many homeowners do not know much about roofs except for their primary function and maybe the type of shingles their roof is comprised of. An educated homeowner who understands the basics of roofing is more likely enjoy a long-lasting roof with minimal problems. Let’s take a look at the most important things roofing contractors would like property owners to be aware of.

An Expert Eye Is Needed to Assess Problem Areas

The average homeowner might understand the basics of roofing materials yet he probably can’t gauge when a problematic area requires a repair, replacement or another approach. Do not attempt to assess your roof in a “DIY” (do it yourself) manner. You need a legitimate roofing contractor’s opinion when it comes to your roof’s condition, pinpointing trouble spots and developing a plan of attack.

Energy and Environmentally Friendly Roof Materials Are Worth the Cost

Green roofing materials will keep your home as cool as possible during those scorching hot summer months. These materials decrease your energy bills as your cooling system won’t have to cycle on and off as frequently. Green shingles reflect a considerable amount of light away from the home. Some even ward off blue-green algae to boot. Add in the fact that a roof that is kept cool is more likely to stand the test of time and it is easy to see why so many homeowners are opting for green roof materials.

Regular Maintenance Matters in the Long-run

Plenty of homeowners have successfully rolled the dice by skipping a year two of roof maintenance without enduring a major problem. However, homeowners who abide by a minimum of one yearly roof maintenance session enjoy longer-lasting roofs. Perhaps more importantly, regularly maintained roofs provide the opportunity to identify problems in their formative stages. It is much easier and cheaper to remedy a trouble spot before it unravels into a significant problem.

Roof Repairs Are Cheaper Than the Replacement You’ll Need if It Goes Unchecked

It is always cheaper to repair than replace. A roof replacement can cost upwards of $10,000 or more while a roof repair might only cost $300 or so.

The Roof Is Unsafe. Trust A Professional

It is quite tempting to get up on your roof by yourself. Don’t give in to temptation! Reach out to qualified and trustworthy roofing contractors to traverse your roof and perform an in-depth inspection. The typical roof has fairly sharp inclines that require a sure-footed roofing contractor who has years of experience walking on these unsafe surfaces.

Not All Tools & Materials are Suitable to Use on the Roof

Roofing materials should be sourced from reputable suppliers. Certain roof cleaning chemicals can damage your roof as well as surrounding landscaping when the solution eventually runs off. Only trust experienced roofing contractors to use the proper materials and tools on your roof.

Roof Repairs and Replacements Are Never Convenient

No one looks forward to a roof repair or replacement. Have the work done as soon as possible so you can get this inconvenience out of the way and move on with life.

Local Building Codes and Restrictions Matter

Building codes and restrictions differ by area. Your roofing contractor must understand these idiosyncratic rules and abide by them. Codes and restrictions are implemented to keep people safe and reduce energy consumption. The failure to adhere to local codes can result in prosecution from the city attorney and resulting fines. Code violations will also make it awfully difficult to sell your home.

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 101

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07
Jun
2017

If you own a home or commercial property, the quality of your roof is likely one of your primary concerns. Everyone knows roofs are extremely important investments. Though no roof lasts forever, it is possible to prolong your roof’s lifespan with regular maintenance.

Roof Maintenance Benefits

Have your roof maintained by a trustworthy and proven roofer and you will save plenty of money in the long run. Regular roof maintenance reduces the frequency of costly repairs. Let a roofer examine your roof at least once a year to pinpoint signs of trouble. Have these trouble spots remedied right away so they don’t turn worsen and become egregiously expensive repair projects. In the end, regular maintenance will greatly extend the amount of time between replacements. A well-maintained roof might last upwards of a couple decades. A neglected roof might last a mere 10 years.

Roof maintenance also prevents structural damage. If a roof leak is allowed to expand, it could cause your home’s wood to rot. A leak can also result in rusted steel. The last thing you need is for your home’s structural integrity to be compromised. It is even possible for a neglected roof to allow water to reach your precious valuables, from your computer to video game consoles, keepsakes and other items. Regular roof maintenance can prevent this nightmare scenario.

The Nuts and Bolts of Roof Maintenance

Roof maintenance starts with a general inspection. Though you can see your roof from the ground with a pair of binoculars, it is prudent to have a legitimate roofer conduct a thorough analysis up on the roof.

Your roofer will inspect the roof’s entirety, from the shingles to the chimney, flashing and beyond. Sings of damage such as mold, moss, cracks and missing granules are an indication a repair is necessary. Curling or lifted shingles are a sign that the roof is nearing the end of its life. You will have no way of knowing such repairs are necessary unless you lean on a roofing expert to conduct an in-depth inspection at least once a year.

Eliminate Moss & MoldEliminate Moss and Mold

Do not let mold or moss remain on your roof. Comprehensive roof maintenance identifies these unsavory particles. Our roofing experts can remove the moss and mold on your behalf. Or, you can spray roof moss remover, allow the solution to work its magic and lightly brush away the moss/mold with a soft-bristled broom/brush.

Savvy Roofers Sweat the Small Stuff

Lean on our team for maintenance and you will rest easy at night knowing the best in the business are taking care of the roof above your head. We sweat all the subtleties that make a big difference in the integrity of your roof:

  • Missing caulk
  • Peeling paint
  • Signs of fascia and/or soffit rotting
  • Minor holes
  • Diminutive cracks

Remove Debris

Do not let debris accumulate on your roof or in your gutters. Such debris can weigh down the roof, clog the gutters and cause all sorts of other problems. Do not hesitate to lean on our roofing experts to remove this debris. If you are absolutely insistent on removing it yourself, wait for a sunny day without wind so you do not slip while walking across the roof. Be sure to scoop out all the debris that has accumulated in the downspouts and gutters.

A thorough cleaning will eliminate all the grime, leaving a pristine roof with true curb appeal. It is best to allow our professionals to handle your roof maintenance as something as simple as leaning on a gutter can cause extensive damage and even result in a painful fall.

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

Basic Types of Home Roofing Materials

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Basic Types of Roofing Materials
07
Jun
2017

The material you select for your roof plays a part in the structure’s lifespan, look and cost. This is not a decision to take lightly. If you are in the market for a roof update, replacement or a brand new home, seize this opportunity to pinpoint exactly the right type of roof for your nuanced needs and desires. When in doubt, reach reach out to the experts for guidance.

Home Roof Materials: Asphalt Shingles

Asphalt shingles are the most popular roofing material for good reason. They are affordable and do not take long to install. It is also possible to reinforce asphalt shingles with fiberglass or cellulose without altering their aesthetic. Asphalt is available in an array of colors. Its only drawbacks are a comparably short lifespan and slightly inferior insulation.

Metal Roofing

Metal roofs can withstand harsh weather and remain intact. This roofing material is available in shingle or panel form. Buyers select from aluminum, stainless steel, copper or zinc. The appeal of this home roofing material extends beyond its durability. This is a smooth-looking material that is light, recyclable and allows for rainwater harvesting. If you own a cottage-style home, cabin, contemporary home or bungalow home, a metal roof is worth serious consideration.

Wood

Wood and shake roofs have been en vogue for centuries. Homeowners far and wide adore the wood aesthetic. Wood eventually weathers to a grey hue that is easy on the eyes. If you are worried about the risk of fire, opt for Class A fire-prone wood with shingles laden with a fire-resistant coating. The typical wood roof lasts about three decades. This material is perfect for Tudor homes, cottages, bungalows, Craftsman homes and Cape Cods.

Green Roof materialsGreen Roofs

As time progresses, more homeowners are opting for eco-friendly roofs. These roofs minimize heat absorption to keep air conditioning bills low. They send oxygen back into the surrounding environment, spur plant growth, absorb rain and provide thermal insulation to the structure below. This is made possible by layering the roof with a specialized waterproof barrier referred to as a “membrane”. Combine this membrane with adequate drainage and you have a legitimate green roof. They also provide a rigid barrier that reduces the odds of a leak. Solar roofs are distinct from other green roofs yet provide similar benefits.

Concrete and Clay

These tiles boost the roof’s visual appeal and add extra texture. Clay tiles are incredibly rigid and heavy, regardless of whether they are the scalloped, ribbed or genuine flat. They will stand the test of time with ease.

The concrete variety is more affordable, energy-efficient and versatile compared to clay. Both varieties of home roofing material are non-combustible yet they are fairly expensive. Concrete and clay tiles often require extra framing by your roofing professionals. If you have a Spanish, Mediterranean or Southwestern-style home, concrete or clay tiles will complement the existing aesthetic.

Slate

Have a slate roof installed and it will boost your home’s curb appeal. Slate hues include various shades of green, black, purple and red. Aside from improving your home’s look, a slate roof will also last longer than most other roof types. However, this home roofing material is fairly costly, quite heavy and necessitates extra framing.

Synthetic Roof

Synthetic materials like plastic, rubber and polymer are now being used for roofs. The benefit of investing in a synthetic roof is that it provides the exact style, color and texture you desire. Synthetic roofs often duplicate the look of wood and slate roofs. They are extremely user-friendly as they require little maintenance and are quite durable. Certain synthetic roofing materials are even fire-resistant.

 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

 

Emergency Roof Repair – What to do Until Help Arrives

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Emergency Roof Repair- What to do Until Help Arrives
07
Jun
2017

Every homeowner dreads roof problems. An issue with your roof has the potential to damage everything below, eat away at your savings and cause plenty of grief. You are not completely powerless when something goes wrong with your roof. An emergency roof repair can stem the tide long enough to perform a repair or replacement that lasts for years.

When in Doubt, Resort to Tarping

Tarping is by far the best means of preventing additional roof damage. Elevated roofing is proud to provide timely tarping services. This is one example of what sets us apart from the rest of the pack. If you are hesitant to have tarping applied to your roof, rest easy. Our roofing professionals know exactly how to apply tarping so it does not compromise your roof.

In most instances, insurance companies will reimburse homeowners who call a professional roofer to have tarping applied. Tarping really does mitigate damage to an already-compromised roof. Even if your insurance company refuses to reimburse you for the tarp, the cost of such a temporary solution is almost always cheaper than the expense caused by additional damage if the roof is left unprotected.

Applying tarping in a DIY (do it yourself) fashion is a major mistake. It is both difficult and dangerous to get up on the roof and cover the compromised section with a tarp. This is especially true during rainstorms, windstorms and other inclement weather. You can apply a tarp or other material in your attic to catch the water until one of our professionals arrives for a more thorough tarp application and subsequent repair.

A Brief Look at Emergency Roof Repairs

A compromised roof will endure water filtration that eventually results in a leak. Structural and interior damage can be mitigated with the application of a protective cover. Lean on our team to apply an emergency tarp to the damaged section until a repair can be made. Put your faith in our roofing experts to accurately diagnose the problem and come up with the proper repair that stands the test of time.

Common causes of emergency roof repairs include harsh weather, fire, wayward tree limbs, lightning and the presence of animals/insects. Especially strong winds can also tear shingles away from the roof, leaving the substrate exposed to the elements.

What to do When Your Roof Needs an Emergency RepairWhat to do When Your Roof Needs an Emergency Repair

You will be incredibly stressed out after learning of your roof damage. Remain calm and call our roofing aficionados. Then contact your insurance provider to report the damage. Our team will show up as quickly as possible to secure the damaged portion of the roof with tarping. However, it might take some time for our team to arrive as we will not jeopardize the safety of our roofers during violent storms.

Do not attempt to remedy the roof by yourself. You might be injured when climbing the ladder, traversing the roof or attempting to cover the damaged section. Leave this difficult job to the pros. Try to document the damaged area with photographs and a written description once the weather has settled down. Forward this documentation to your insurance provider.

Emergency Repairs for Flat Roofs

The approach to conducting an emergency flat roof repair is different from that applied to pitched roofs. In some instances, it is possible to perform an emergency roof repair to a flat roof in the midst of a storm. A specialized sealing compound is applied to the leak as a temporary patch. This compound won’t interfere with the flat roof’s functionality after the storm clears.  Our team will perform an in-depth repair when the weather settles down.

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

7 Tips to Avoid A Roof Leak and Necessary Repairs

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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 Affect the Cost of Home Roofing Materials

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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

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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