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What Are the Different Types of Roofs, Roof Designs & Roof Materials?

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Understanding The Different Types of Roofs
26
Jul
2019

Trying to figure out what the different types of roofs are, what the different roof designs and styles mean, and what roofing materials work best for your home can be overwhelming. There are many varieties to pick from depending on your roof type, the look you are going for, and the amount you can afford to spend. Let’s take a look at the different types of roofs, roof materials and roof designs.

What are the different types of roofing materials?

With so many different types of roofing materials and shingles out there, it can be difficult to figure what roofing materials works best for your project. What are the pros and cons for different types of roofing shingles and materials?

  • Tile Shingles

    • Pros – Tile shingles are favored by those who are concerned with curb appeal. Homeowners who have Spanish or Mediterranean flair along their home exterior will immediately fall in love with tile shingles. They provide an idiosyncratic visual appeal that has the potential to last for 80 years or longer. You’ll be hard pressed to find a shingle that lasts longer.
    • Cons – The cost can be high. Your home must have sturdy roofing framing that is sufficient enough to hold the weight. Walking on the tile shingles can cause them to break. Tile shingles require a skilled professional roofer to install.
  • Asphalt Shingles

    • Pros – The asphalt shingle is the most popular type of roof shingle. It is low-cost and fully compliant with Energy Star requirements for the “cool roof” rebate. In general, roofers consider asphalt shingles to be of good quality. You can expect asphalt shingles to last between two and three decades.
    • Cons – Though they are somewhat thinner than other shingles, asphalt shingles are quite durable. If you would prefer a shingle that lasts even longer, consider thicker versions of the traditional asphalt shingle. Though an upgraded version of the asphalt shingle will cost more, you won’t have to shell out money for a deductible each time a massive storm tears through your town.
  • Wood Shingles

    • Pros – Wood shingles have a naturally aged appearance that many homeowners adore. These shingles also have a great curb appeal for homeowners. The lifespan of wood shingles is determined by the type of wood the homeowner selects. Redwood and cedar roof shingles can last upwards of half a century.
    • Cons –  Wood shingles cost more than the asphalt variety yet they provide a more attractive aesthetic. Wood shingles can be very difficult to install and damaged shingles need to be replaced immediately to prevent further roof damage. They are not easy to install if you are looking to do the work yourself. If you aren’t pinching pennies, wood shingles are the perfect addition to your home.
  • Metal Roofs

    • ProsMetal roofs are ideal for homes that feature a steep or flat roofline. Homeowners who opt for a low-galvanized metal will find that metal roofs are extremely cost efficient. This roof’s affordability is one of the main reasons why it has become so popular. Metal roofs reflect UV rays which adds to its energy efficiency for longer term savings. Don’t worry about your metal roof’s lifespan. It will likely last around half a century.
    • Cons – A metal roof on a steeper pitch can cost more during installation. This initial cost is made up for in savings from lower energy bills. Sound can echo during a loud rainstorm which can be bothersome for some people. Metal roofs do require skilled professional installation to help them last longer. 
  • Slate Shingles

    • Pros – Slate shingles are created from a sedimentary rock being split into thin sheets. Slate shingles have the potential to last 75 year or longer. They are great for resisting water absorption and are not easy to damage in wind and hail storms.
    • Cons – Slate shingles cost more than asphalt, but provide a unique appearance. You need to have sturdy roofing framing that is sufficient enough to hold the weight of a slate roof. Installation and repairs need to be made by a skilled professional. 
  • Synthetic Rubber Slate Tiles

    • Pros – Synthetic rubber slate tiles have a natural appearance. They can cut with a knife to fit more intricate roof styles. The synthetic rubber slate tiles are much lighter than slate tiles. The lifespan of synthetic rubber slate is determined by the type used. 
    • Cons – The cost of installing synthetic rubber slate tiles is still high but it is lower than natural slate. They are susceptible to damage from satellite dishes, walking on them, or hail. Synthetic rubber slate tiles are not as durable as slate tiles. It can be harder to find a skilled professional that can install synthetic rubber slate tiles.
  • Built-Up Roofing (BUR)

    • Pros – Built-Up Roofing (BUR) consists of layers of asphalt, tar, or an adhesive with an aggregate. Using BUR is perfect for flat roofs that have roof-top decks or generally lots of heavy foot traffic. To get the most out of the longevity of BUR, get regular inspections and repairs (as needed) and keep debris off your roof. 
    • Cons – The cost of BUR can be more than a variety of asphalt. You must have a flat roof or a very slight pitch for BUR installation. BUR can become sticky in the summer.
  • Green Roofs

    • Pros – Green roofs are extremely eco-friendly. The roof is covered in plants to help improve air quality, reduce water run-off, and help insulate homes. This helps to lower the urban heat island. Using a green roof can help reduce your energy bills all year long. With regular maintenance, a green roof can last for a long time.
    • Cons – The cost of installing a green roof varies by type. Green roofs require more effort including: substantial structural support, waterproofing, drainage, water filtration, soil, and plants.  Regular maintenance is a must for a healthy green roof.
  • Solar Tiles

    • Pros – Solar tiles work twofold to help protect your roof and to be an energy producing system. Solar tiles can be installed seamlessly into your existing shingles. The addition of these tiles can help offset energy costs.
    • Cons – With this type of tile being newer, solar tiles still have a high cost. The price of solar tiles is lowering as they become more popular. Solar tiles do require a skilled professional to make sure they are installed correctly.

What Are The Different Types of Roof Designs, Roof Shapes and Roof Styles?

Knowing your roof style can help you decide what roof material or shingle works best for your home. If you are not sure about what type of roof design or roof style you have, below are 13 different types of roofs. So, what are these different types of roof designs, shapes and styles?

  1. Saltbox Roofs

    The Saltbox roof is favored by those who are concerned with visual appeal. Its unique style provides some lovely eye candy for onlookers. It features a long pitch, asymmetry and two sides with contrasting long/short lengths. Saltbox roofs are commonly featured on homes that have a single story on one side and two stories on the opposite side. The saltbox design tends to provide more wind resistance than a standard gable house.
  2. Mansard Roofs

    Mansard roofs are constructed with four slopes. Each side of the home features two slopes. The lowest slope is steeper than the upper one. In some instances, the upper slope cannot be seen from ground level. The roof’s unique French aesthetic permits extra living/storage space at the top portion of the house!
  3. Gambrel Roofs

    Gambrel roofs aren’t too much different from mansard roofs. The main differences are that the Gambrel style roofs feature upright gable ends and have Dutch roots as compared to the mansard’s French roots.
  4. Pyramid Roofs

    A pyramid roof is just as it sounds. It’s shaped in the mold of a pyramid! Pyramid roofs are typically installed on diminutive portions of a home. They are also commonly installed on garages, pool houses and other small structures.
  5. Hip Roofs

    Hip roofs are not much different than pyramid roofs. Rather than creating a point at the top, each side connects at a flat section or ridge. From an architect’s point of view, the hip roof is much more pragmatic than the pyramid roof. This is the most common style of roof and tends to perform better in high wind areas.
  6. Cross Gabled Roofs

    This style of roof resembles a triangle when viewed from the home’s front yard. Though there are several different varieties of gabled roofs, they are especially beautiful (and functional) on homes that feature extra wings. This way, each section of the house can have its own cross gabled roof for the ultimate aesthetic appeal.
  7. Flat Roofs

    Flat roofs are fairly easy to construct compared to other, more nuanced types of roofs. Flat roofs are favored for their simplicity and accessibility. A flat roof can withstand your weight if you decide to walk on it. The only downside to this style of roof is that dirt, dust, leaves and other debris can collect on its surface more easily than other roof varieties.
  8. Bonnet Roofs

    Bonnet roofs aren’t much different from hip roofs and pyramid roofs. However, this roof features two sides that slope outward at angles as a means of providing shelter for an outdoor seating space. With the eaves extending beyond the house, it is easier to avoid water seeping around the flashing and down the interior walls.
  9. Skillion Roofs

    A Skillion roof is constructed with a single slope. It is best thought of as a hybrid between a triangular roof and a flat roof. In many instances, skillion roofs are used on a single section of a house. Rainwater tends to run easily off of skillion roofs.
  10. Sawtooth

    Sawtooth roofs have two or more parallel pitched roofs in which the slope and vertical surfaces alternate. The exterior resembles the side view of a saw blade. The high peaks allow for vaulted ceilings or loft living spaces.
  11. Butterfly Roofs

    A Butterfly roof is constructed of two tandem pieces that meet in the middle and are angled up in a V-shape. The way the two pieces meet in the midsection give an effect of a butterfly’s wings in flight from the exterior. The midsection of the butterfly roof allows for rainwater to be collected so more drainage is required down the center.
  12. Curved Roofs

    Curved roofs are not much different than skillion roofs, except the planes are curved. The curve can be designed slight or with more of an arch shape. Curved roofs create a unique curb appeal. A lower slope is great for high wind areas and a higher slope is great for allowing water run-off.
  13. Domed Roofs

    The Domed roof is polygonal with an inverted bowl shape. Domed roofs are not only beautiful in design but also very durable. The construction of domed roofs vary on the complexity of a project and can add more curb appeal to a home. They are often added to cupolas and gazebos.

 

What to learn more about roofs? Read about the different types of roof attic ventilation systems and their pros and cons.

 

It doesn’t matter what type of roof you or what material you would like to use, Elevated Roofing can repair and replace them all. We provide all homeowners with a no-cost roof inspection to determine if any repairs are necessary. Contact us through our website to request a free roof inspection today!
Elevated Roofing, LLC
15222 King Road, Suite 402
Frisco, Texas 75034
469-305-0010

7 Tips for Selecting a Trustworthy Roof Repair Company

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How to Select a Trustworthy Roof Repair Company
21
Mar
2019

As a homeowner, when it comes to repairing roof damage, your first priority is to select the right roofing company. Quick tip – be discerning and selective about the contractors you allow on your roof.

Here is exactly what to look for when considering a roof contractor.

1. Check the Qualifications

The roof repair company should have the proper qualifications including certification, licensing and insurance. If the roofer lacks any such qualifications, think twice before letting them work on your roof. The roofer 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

Above all, client feedback matters the most. Obtain several referrals from current and former clients to gauge their merit. Take a look on the web for reviews. Ask the roofer for the contact information of references. Reach out to these clients and ask them about the roofer. Weigh all of the positives and negatives from this feedback before making a decision. (To see Elevated Roofing’s review, visit our Raving Fans page.)

3. Local Roof Repair Companies are Ideal

It is best to hire a roof repair company located in the area.  Local roofers know the ins and outs of local rules, code regulations and so on. Add in the fact that nearby roofers tend to have good relationships with local suppliers and crews and it is easy to see why most homeowners prefer to give local roofers their business.

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

Review the entire the 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, we use uses 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 roofer’s number of years in business. If the roofer has been serving local property owners for years and the reviews are 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 roofer right away. Communication is essential to ensuring your roof repair project is done exactly as you like in a reasonable amount of time. You will undoubtedly have some questions and concerns during this process. If you can’t reach the roofer or receive a response in a reasonable timeframe, the roof repair company is not worth your business.

Elevated Roofing is the Trustworthy Roof Repair Company You are Looking For

If you suspect your roof needs repair or replacement, we can help. Our team does everything from roof inspections 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 to schedule an initial consultation.

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

Why Get An Annual Free Roof Inspection

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How to get free roof inspection services
14
Mar
2019

There are many reasons to get a yearly roof inspection. This is an important review of your roof’s integrity that has the potential to save you thousands of dollars. In fact, many roof inspection services are free. Our roofing contractors are proud to perform such no-cost inspections.

This inspection should be performed either right before or after storm season, and prior to any repairs. Every roof should be inspected least one time each year. After all, some roofing repairs have the potential to take a while to complete. It is best to have all the details provided at the outset of the project, and before potential problem areas get worse.

Why You Should Never pay for Roof Inspection Services

Too many homeowners have fallen into the trap of paying a roofing expert to tell them the roof repair job is not feasible. This is the worst possible outcome. The bottom line is your roofing contractor should be willing to perform the inspection for free in order to earn your business.

Opt for a free roof inspection and you will have absolutely nothing to lose. This roof inspection will provide valuable information about your roof and possible repairs needed. Furthermore, the inspection will give the contractor the chance to get a sense of the type of project in question and begin to develop the best possible approach. This is just as much an opportunity for you to learn about your roof as it is for the roofer to get a sense of the looming repair and prove his or her worth.

Have a Roof Inspection Performed Before the Storms Arrive

Storm season will be here before you know it. There is no better time to have a free roof inspection performed. If you wait too long, there is the potential the roofing contractor will be too busy with other projects to analyze your roof.

Keep in mind roof repairs and roof replacements take some time. If the roofer is overloaded with work due to a string of storms or a particularly strong storm, it will take some time to tend to all requests for inspections. It is better to stay one step ahead and have this important part of your home assessed right away.

Its Easy to Schedule A Free Roof Inspection with Elevated RoofingScheduling Free Roof Inspection Services Should Be Easy

If you are hesitant to have your roof inspected because you are worried about the process, do not fret! It is extremely easy to coordinate a roof inspection. Our roof inspection services team makes this process quite convenient.

Simply give us a call, request a free roof inspection, provide your contact information and state why you are interested in the inspection. Once we have this information, the inspection and possible repair process will go that much smoother. Be specific about your concerns and the roof inspection will prove quick, easy and informative.

What the Free Roof Inspection Entails

Lean on our roofing experts to analyze your roof and we will study it in-depth for problem signs that indicate a repair or replacement is necessary. The roofer will look for missing, curling or blistering shingles, missing or cracked caulk by the flashing, rust spots along the flashing, worn or cracked boots by vent pipes, moss and beyond.

Contact Elevated Roofing to Schedule Your Free Roof Inspection

Reach out to us today to schedule your free roof inspection. This is the perfect time to have your roof inspected as storm season is approaching. It is better to get your roof in tip-top shape before the storms arrive so you do not end up with costly repairs. Our roof inspection services crew will pinpoint any weak points, explain the repair process and get to work as soon as you give us the green light. Give us a call today at 469-305-0010 to schedule the inspection of your roof.

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

 

Elevated Roofing Lands Among Nation’s Top 100 Roofing Contractors

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Elevated Roofing Company Employees
11
Aug
2018

(Frisco, Texas – August 2018) – A successful year of growth has landed Elevated Roofing on an annual list of the top 100 roofing contractors in the nation.

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The Frisco company earned the No. 91 spot on the 2018 Top 100 Contractors List compiled by Roofing Contractor Magazine. Rankings are determined by 2017 sales revenue. Elevated Roofing earned $16.5 million last year.

“This is an honor,” said Mike Witte, owner of Elevated Roofing. “We are so grateful to our customers and the trust they have placed in us. Texas weather can be hard on roofs. Our customers depend on our workmanship, honesty and experience, and we never let them down.”

Founded in 2011, Elevated Roofing brings more than 20 years of experience to roof repair, replacement and maintenance. Ninety percent of the company’s work is for residential customers throughout the North Dallas area. They serve numerous commercial clients, as well.

“Going the extra mile for customers is important,” says Witte, “so Elevated Roofing offers free roof inspections.” And, unlike some other roofing companies, the business protects lawns, plants, driveways and walkways by cleaning as they go and using high-powered magnets to pick up nails and other roof-related metal objects.

“Elevated Roofing is a values-based roofing company and we strongly believe in supporting our community,” Witte said. “We are involved in many charitable organizations including Mended Little Hearts of Dallas, Boys and Girls Club of Collin County, Bernie Moore Ministries and Christians United for Israel. We also encourage our employees to support outside causes that are close to their own hearts.”

In addition to making the top 100 list, Elevated Roofing received a 2018 Customer Satisfaction Award from Pulse of the City News. The company holds an A+ rating by the Better Business Bureau. It is a member of the North Texas Roofing Contractors Association (NTRCA), Frisco Chamber of Commerce, Plano Chamber, McKinney Chamber of Commerce, Allen Fairview Chamber of Commerce and the Lewisville Area Chamber of Commerce.

Elevated Roofing is licensed by the Roofing Contractors Association of Texas (RCAT) and is a GAF Master-Elite® Roofer.

Frisco Roofing Company, Elevated Roofing, Wins 2018 Customer Satisfaction Award

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Elevated Roofing LLC Wins Customer Satisfaction Award
28
Mar
2018

Recently, Frisco roofing company Elevated Roofing, was awarded a 2018 Customer Satisfaction Award by Pulse of the City News. The award recognizes a combination of top design, build quality and superior customer service by local companies.

The award “reflects countless hours of research analyzing thousands of customer reviews from multiple sources in an effort to provide vital information to [readers] who are building owners, procurement directors, key estimators and project team leaders in the building and construction industry,” as explained on Pulse of the City’s website at https://business.pulseofthecitynews.com.

Elevated Roofing is a premier roofing company, headquartered in Frisco, Texas.  The company services residential and commercial properties in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex.

Services provided by Elevated Roofing include free roof inspections, roof repair, complete roof replacements, storm & hail damage roof repair, gutter replacement, emergency roofing, and large-scale commercial roofing projects.

Pulse of the City News recognizes Elevated Roofing for having “excelled in providing ultimate customer experience,” a reputation that is highly coveted by the management and staff at Elevated Roofing.

“We are humbled to be honored by Pulse of the City News for our workmanship and customer satisfaction. We make every effort to offer the best experience to our valued community members,” said Randy Hughes, President of Elevated Roofing.

Elevated Roofing is also GAF Master Elite certified, licensed with the Roofing Contractors Association of Texas, and maintains an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau (BBB). Furthermore, Elevated Roofing is a proud member of the Frisco, Plano, McKinney, Allen, Fairview, and Lewisville Chamber of Commerce.

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

Who to Trust for Commercial Roof Repair

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How To Select Your Commercial Roof Repair Contractor | Elevated Roofing
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.

Roofing Repair Frisco TX
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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Should I Replace the Roof Before I Sell | Elevated Roofing
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.

Invest in Roofing Repair to Avoid Drama with the Upcoming Building Inspection

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.

 

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

Elevated Roofing’s New Billboard is Now in Plain Sight

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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.

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.

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

What Should My Roof Estimate Include?

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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