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Roof Inspection – Cost and What to Expect

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Roof Inspection Cost and What to Expect | Elevated Roofing | McKinney, TX
12
Apr
2017

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

The Average Cost of a Roof Inspection

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

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

Additional Fees

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

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

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

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

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

Inform the Inspector of Upcoming Repairs

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

The Different Types of Inspection

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

 

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

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

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
02
Apr
2017

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

All Roofing Companies Desire Your Trust but few are Worth It

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

The Importance of a License and Insurance

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

Hiring the Right Commercial Roofing Company

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Commercial Roofing Company | Frisco, TX | Elevated Roofing
24
Mar
2017

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

Speak to the Candidates Face-to-face

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

Location Matters when Choosing a Commercial Roofer

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

Time is of the Essence when Hiring a Commercial Roofing Company

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

Liability Issues: Sweat the Small Stuff

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

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

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

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

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

Manpower Concerns

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

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

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

Hiring the Right Residential Roofing Company

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Residential Rooofing Company | Elevated Roofing | Frisco Texas
17
Mar
2017

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

Experience Trumps All in a Residential Roofing Company

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

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

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

Do Some Digging

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

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

Project Details

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

Compare Quotes from Residential Roofing Companies

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

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

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

Elements of a Proper Roof Installation

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Elements of a Proper Roof Installation | Elevated Roofing | Plano, TX
08
Mar
2017

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

The following are the elements of proper roof installation:

1) Proper ventilation

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

2) The right shingles

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

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

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

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

4) Proper installation of sub surface layers

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

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

5) Expert roof installation with Elevated Roofing

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

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

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

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

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

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03
Mar
2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

Some of the criteria include:

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

 

How Roof Repair Services Help Avoid Severe Roof Leaks

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Avoid Severe Roof Leaks with Routine Repair Service | Frisco Roofing Company | Elevated Roofing
20
Feb
2017

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

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

Chimneys

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

Skylights

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

Plumbing Vents

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

Flashing

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

Gutters

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

Drip Edges

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

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

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

 

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

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

 

The Importance of Regular Roof Repair and Maintenance

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The Importance of Regular Roof Repair and Maintenance | Roofing Contractor Dallas | Elevated Roofing
10
Feb
2017

Most people buy a home or commercial building and assume that the roof will maintain its integrity for years to come. After all, most roofs appear to be intact from the ground level and take quite a pounding before caving in. The truth is that roofs are actually quite vulnerable. The failure to perform regular roof maintenance and repair could lead to one or several small problems that eventually transform into costly projects or even a full replacement.

Why Regular Roof Maintenance is Necessary

Though your roof might seem sturdy and impenetrable, it has the potential to become compromised by a variety of factors. Many of these threats are unseen as the roof is high above eye-level. It is imperative that you examine your roof at least once per year. If you don’t want to get up on a ladder, take a good look at your roof from a variety of angles on ground level. Contact the roofing professionals to perform an examination on the roof. The results of this roof analysis might prove quite surprising.

Roofs are damaged by all sorts of natural hazards ranging from wind to heat, ice, hail, snow, rain, tree limbs and animals. Yet you might not know that damage has been inflicted by any of these forces until it is too late. Such forces gradually decay the roof and heighten the risk of nasty damage. Such damage is also a threat to everything below the roof including you, your loved ones and your possessions. Be proactive with regular roof examinations, maintenance and repairs and you will drastically minimize the odds of extensive (and costly) damage.

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In some instances, major roof problems manifest with a series of signs. If you notice that your ceilings have water stains, the roof might be leaking. Or, there could be a hole or crack in the roof. Do not shrug off a minor leak as an inevitability. Even the most minor leak is an indication of a much larger problem looming on the horizon.

Perhaps you notice odd odors and/or the presence of mold. These are signs that water has penetrated the roof. If any of these red flags pop up, it is time to perform a visual inspection of the roof to identify the true source of the problem and repair it without delay.

What to Look for on the Roof

Though everyday people can pinpoint major flaws on their roof, it takes a trained eye to pick out less obvious problems that pose major threats. Rely on an experienced roofing professional for your roof inspection so you can rest easy knowing that a comprehensive analysis of the roof has been performed and all issues are identified.

The presence of pooled water on a roof is a sign that the cover has deteriorated. Such standing water will likely lead to a leak. The presence of bubbles is an indication that moisture is trapped within the roof cover. A gap in the roof flashing or the cover perimeter is cause for concern. Such an open space heightens the odds of the cover’s failure when high winds hit. Lightning protection systems and skylights should be checked to make sure they are firmly connected. Loose connections can cause a tear in the roof covering in the event of high winds.

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Aside from regular inspections, property owners can also preserve the integrity of their roof with proactive measures. Always remove loose objects and debris. Check the roof’s condition following storms.  Trim wayward tree limbs and clean out the gutters at least a couple times per year.

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

The Effect Roof Repairs Have on the Longevity of Your Roof

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The Effect Roof Repairs Have on the Longevity of Your Roof | Frisco Roofing Contractor | Elevated Roofing
06
Feb
2017

The longevity of your roof hinges on a variety of factors. Chief among them is the timeliness and quality of repairs. Every roof endures some sort of damage at one point or another. Whether this damage is caused by rain, wind, hail, fire, wayward branches or animals, it must be repaired in a timely manner. Prompt, high-quality repairs can extend the lifespan of your roof for years or even decades.

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If roof damage or common signs of wear are pinpointed during the inspection, immediate action is required. The failure to remedy such issues will only lead to even more costly projects like expansive leaks that allow water to seep in and rot the wood sheathing positioned below the roof. If you spot missing or blown off shingles displaced due to high winds, don’t let them remain in this condition. Damaged shingles will expose the underlayment as well as the roof deck. Even a roof with a low slope can incur wind damage and prevent adequate run-off.

If the vent pipes beneath your roof are corroded, water might seep on through. Strong winds can yank chimney flashing away from the roof. If the sealant is compromised, the water can seep down on deep into the roof and consequently, into your home. Even compromised valleys should be repaired right away. These are the diminutive gutters that move along the roof. Flashing can be harmed by a lack of cleaning, an excess of fungus or lifted tiles. If impeded, the rainwater won’t be able to flow on down these valleys.

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You can greatly reduce the odds of having to invest in an entirely new roof by performing regular roof maintenance and repairs. Regular roof inspections, damaged shingle replacement, tree branch trimming and other roof maintenance measures decrease the chances of repairs as well as a full replacement. Though it is difficult to pinpoint exactly how long each specific roof repair will last, each repair goes a long way in increasing the longevity of your roof. You should consider a full replacement in the event that a series of repairs continues to arise over time or if there is significant damage.

If you aren’t sure as to whether leaks should be patched or if a total re-roofing is necessary, reach out to the roofing professionals for an expert opinion. The replacement of a handful of shingles due to fallen branches or wind damage is fairly easy. However, if you do not have spare shingles, the patch job probably won’t match your roof’s existing aesthetic. Yet you rarely look at your roof, especially the uppermost portion.

If the damage is considerable but limited to one side of the roof, a partial re-roofing is possible. This partial replacement is usually considerably cheaper than replacing the entire roof. Though a partial re-roofing is more costly on a per square basis and can create a lopsided appearance along the ridges, the total cost will pale in comparison to that of a full replacement. However, it is certainly possible that several partial re-roofing projects end up being more costly than a full roof replacement.

The Decision to Replace

If your roof shows continual signs of wear, consider nipping the problem in the bud once and for all with a complete replacement. It will also provide peace of mind to boot. A brand new roof is certainly a considerable investment yet it will likely last for decades. Lean on the roofing pros to get the job done and you won’t worry nearly as much when storms and other threats arise.

 

How to Prevent Hail Damage to Your Roof

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When hail strikes, it can wreak havoc on your roof. However, you are not completely defenseless against hail. There are several steps you can take to safeguard your roof against hail and the consequential damage and repairs. Though it is not advisable to get up on the roof and perform risky DIY preventative measures, it is still possible to be proactive in the quest to prevent nasty hail damage. The first step is to reach out to the roofing experts.

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The last thing you should do is climb up on your roof and attempt repairs and preventative maintenance on your own. Reach out to the roofing professionals for a comprehensive roof analysis, repair and implementation of preventative measures to guard against hail damage. Though it is impossible to completely safeguard your roof against a nasty hail storm, leaning on the professionals to safeguard your roof will drastically reduce the odds of hail damage.

True roofing gurus will perform an in-depth inspection and analysis of your flashing and other roof elements to ensure that hail does not inflict extensive damage. Roof flashing that is flawed in any way will be susceptible to penetration. Roofing experts will perform the necessary repairs and greatly reduce the odds of a hail storm creating significant problems that end up eating away at your savings and patience.

Signs of Trouble

If your roof has missing, curled or compromised shingles, your roof is prone to extensive damage. Take a look at your siding. If there are any compromised points that could fly off during a storm, have them repaired right away. Be sure to clean out the gutters and downspouts of debris from time to time as well.

Mind Those Trees and Shrubs

Property owners tend to let their trees and shrubs grow to the point that they touch the home. After all, trimming shrubs and overgrown tree limbs takes work, time and money. These landscaping features become problematic when they contact the roof. Wayward tree limbs really can damage your roof. They also serve as bridges for squirrels and insects to crawl from trees to your rooftop and cause damage. Some will even transform your roof into a makeshift home until they can find an opening and move on in. So trim those trees and shrubs as soon as you notice them extending out toward your home. If you notice any dead limbs, remove them right away.

Batten Down the Hatches!

Check your doors and windows to ensure they are completely secure. If strong winds and/or a hail storm occur, these forces could blow the windows and doors right off their hinges. Reinforce your garage door’s weak points with metal stiffeners as well. Blown-off doors, window frames and other components have the potential to inflict extensive damage on the roof.

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Hail can rain down on roofs at speeds upwards of 100 mph. This makes roofs highly susceptible to cracks, dents and other damage. If your roof is nearing the end of its lifespan or if you are dissatisfied with its appearance or quality, consider having a new impact-resistance roof installed. A roof made of asphalt shingles or stainless steel can withstand a hail storm much better than roofs made with other materials.

Modified asphalt shingles hold up particularly well during hail storms as they are made with a unique rubber compound. Slate roofs are a bit costly yet they can last upwards of a century. Concrete is quite durable against hail storms. It will likely last two decades and emerge unscathed after powerful hail rains 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.

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Frisco, Texas 75034
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