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Elevated Roofing’s Fleet Reaches 20 Service Trucks

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Elevated Roofing’s Fleet Reaches 20 Service Trucks | Elevated Roofing
31
Jul
2017

Elevated Roofing, the premier Frisco, Texas residential and commercial roofing and gutter company, recently added two new trucks to their already sizeable fleet.

The addition of two new trucks marks a business milestone for Elevated Roofing, which has seen continuous success since its North Texas debut in 1995.

“It has been a personal and company goal to reach a fleet size of 20 trucks,” Mike Witte, owner at Elevated Roofing, said.

“We are proud to experience growth in, and continuously provide roofing services to, the North Texas community.”

This year has been one of extreme growth for Elevated Roofing, who also recently brought gutter services in-house, to ensure their clients the best quality and workmanship every time.

However, it is no surprise that Elevated Roofing has seen such success, considering the number of customers they have managed to impress.

One valued customer boldly claimed in a recent online review: “Elevated Roofing, LLC is my #1 choice in roofing companies.”

Another said, “Mike Witte and the team at Elevated Roofing did an outstanding job on our home to recover from hail storm damage. We interviewed 12 roofing companies, without a doubt Elevated was the best choice.”

Elevated Roofing services families and businesses located in Frisco, Texas and the surrounding areas including: McKinney, Lewisville, Plano, Grapevine, Carrollton, Richardson, Garland, Dallas and more.

If you need roofing or gutter work in these areas, request a free quote from Elevated Roofing at elevatedroofing.com/contact/ or by calling 469-305-0010.

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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

How to Maintain an Asphalt Shingle Roof

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20
Jul
2017

A roof system that is not well-maintained won’t stand the test of time. It will require repairs and a full replacement much sooner than necessary. Thankfully, you have the power to be proactive and maintain your asphalt shingles in a careful and responsible manner. Here’s how to do it.

Perform a Regular Inspection

Have a roofing professional inspect your roof on a regular basis to identify existing problems and potential problems. He will look for biological growth such as blue algae and plant debris as well as torn shingles, a compromised chimney, soffit and beyond. Be sure to have your roof inspected by a professional at least twice per year. Ideally, this inspection will occur in the fall and spring. The roofing professional will ensure those small problems are tended to before they transform into massive problems.

A Regular Cleaning

One of the most important components of roof maintenance is performing a regular cleaning. Clear out all debris from the roof and its related systems. This means brushing all debris off of the shingles, flashing, eavestroughs, vents, skylight, solar panels and beyond. Clean out the down spouts and ventilation to boot. Make use of a trowel to scoop out leaves and other debris from the gutters so water can drain through the downspouts with ease.

Though some of this “roof housekeeping” can be performed from the ground or a low level, it will be necessary for a skilled roofer to get up on the roof to eliminate all potential sources of damage. Do not attempt to do this yourself. Lean on our experienced roofers to get the job done right.

Mind the Nearby Tree and Plant Growth

It is possible for trees, shrubs, and other greenery to grow out onto your roof and cause considerable damage. Trim tree branches that are near or touching your roof. Cut away all other vegetation that hangs over the roof. When in doubt, lean on a contractor to clip the areas that are especially hard to reach.

Eaves Protection

Some homeowners install metal meshed grate ​​​​​​​ protectors to ward of debris buildup and facilitate cleanups.

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If your roof inspection identifies problem spots that require repair, do not drag your feet on having those sections of the roof remedied. Lean on our roofing aficionados to complete your asphalt shingle roof repairs and you won’t’ have to worry about whether the structure can protect you against the elements. Minor roof repairs performed in a thorough and timely manner will ward off more expensive and serious repairs as time progresses.

Examples of common roof repairs include the installation of valley flashing due to corrosion and replacing flashing around the roof vent, chimney and other installations. Gutters and downspouts might require caulking, patching or the application of roofing cement to prevent sagging and remedy corrosion. It is also quite common for broken, missing or buckled asphalt shingles to be repaired with cement or nails.

Give Your Roof a Once-Over Every now and Then

You can identify certain roof issues from the ground. Take a look at your roof from time to time to see if one or several shingles are missing. If you spot a missing shingle or two, don’t shrug it off as “just the way it goes”. If you do not tend to this problem, it can result in considerable damage to your roof. A missing shingle opens up your home to exposure to the elements. Missing shingles also permit wind to knock away sections that otherwise would not be vulnerable if the missing shingles were addressed.

 

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

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

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8 Reasons to Get Your Gutters Replaced

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8 Reasons to Get Gutters Replaced | Frisco Residential Roofing | Elevated Roofing
14
Jul
2017

The average homeowner worries about the integrity of his roof for good reason. This structure is all that stands between mother nature’s wrath and one’s living space. Unfortunately, when it comes to residential roofing, gutters typically receive little-to-no attention. Gutters are comparably small and somewhat of an afterthought. The truth is that gutters are extremely important to residential roofing. They transmit rainwater away from the home to prevent leaks, flooding and damage to the foundation. Let’s take a look at some of the most common warning signs of compromised gutters that should spur a replacement without delay.

  1. Residential Roofing Gutters That Have Separated

Gutter systems will only do their job if they are connected together in a continuous manner. Gutters that separate from one another on a regular basis should be replaced right away. Otherwise, water will end up everywhere but for the area in which gutters are supposed to deposit it.

  1. Gutters That Have Rusted

Rust is a major problem when it comes to gutters. Though you might not be able to spot rust from the ground, a professional residential roofing inspector who performs an in-depth inspection atop the roof will certainly be able to pinpoint rust on gutters. Rusted gutters gradually develop cracking and holes that force water to spill on out before it reaches the end point of the downspout. Consider replacing your rusted gutters with the aluminum variety that will not rust.

  1. You Spot Screws or Nails on the Ground

If you notice screws or nails on the ground, there is a good chance the gutters are overly worn and falling apart. The screws or nails that connect the gutter to the fascia will eventually work themselves loose as the gutters age and endure wear and tear.

  1. Water Damage or Water Marks Along the Exterior of Your Home

If you spot water running down the sides of your home, splattered water, water stains, mold growth or peeling paint, it is an indication your gutters are not functioning as designed.

  1. Don’t Shrug off Broken Gutter Fasteners

Though a single broken fastener will not require the full replacement of your gutters, numerous broken fasteners spell serious trouble. Fasteners are the pieces of metal that connect the gutter to the roof and ensure it remains level. If more than a couple fasteners are broke, it is time to replace the gutters.

  1. Cracks or Splits in Residential Roofing Gutters are a Serious Problem

Major or minor splits or cracks in gutters are a major cause for concern. Running water can turn diminutive cracks into major ones that send water flowing down the sides of your home and onto the surrounding landscaping. Though temporary repairs can be made, such cracking/splitting will eventually spur the need for new gutters.

  1. A Flooded Basement

The top cause of flooded basements is faulty gutters. If your basement endures any sort of flooding resulting from compromised gutters, it is time to replace them.

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If your gutters sag, bow or come away from the house in any manner, it is time to replace them. Sagging gutters are extremely ineffective. You can spot sagging gutters from the ground. Sagging occurs when gutters are overloaded with water and can’t drain properly. If you notice your gutters seem a bit out of position but aren’t sure if they are sagging, have one of our residential roofing experts come on out to inspect the integrity of your roof and gutters. We will let you know exactly what is going on and whether gutter replacement is necessary.

 

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

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Elevated Roofing, LLC
5222 King Road, Suite 402
Frisco, Texas 75034
469-305-0010

Elevated Roofing Can Fix Your Gutters, In-House!

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03
Jul
2017

Elevated Roofing, A Frisco, TX based Roofing Company, which services all of North Texas, has recently expanded its in-house operations and now has the ability to service gutters, as well as residential and commercial roofs.

Like most roofing companies, Elevated Roofing used to outsource their gutter jobs and other general contracting work to companies they partner with.

While they continue to outsource trusted companies with some other general contracting work, Elevated Roofing now completes all gutter jobs in-house.

They have hired an impressive team and purchased two more trucks to better service their customers in need of roofing and gutter work.

Gutters work together with the roof to protect your home from mother nature. Since gutters and roofs receive the same natural wear-and-tear they often need servicing at similar times.

This step allows Elevated Roofing to better manage quality control by servicing both the roof and gutters in-house.

“We are excited to get this off the ground to better serve our loyal customers by ensuring quality work, every time,” says Mike Witte, President of Elevated Roofing.

If you need roof work or gutter work, Elevated Roofing is the company for 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

Elevated Roofing, LLC

15222 King Road, Suite 402

Frisco, Texas 75034

469-305-0010

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.

Never Pay Full Roof Repair or Replacement Costs Until After The Job Is FinishedPaying 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 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