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What Should My Roof Estimate Include?

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What Should My Roof Estimate Include | Elevated Roofing
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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Roofing Maintenance that Will Increase the Value of Your Home | Elevated Roofing | Frisco, TX
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

First Employee at Elevated Roofing, Zoe Rice, Reaches Tenure Milestone

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22
Sep
2017

This year, the first full-time employee hired at Elevated Roofing, Zoe Rice, reached a milestone with the company.

Rice was hired in 2014 by Mike Witte, owner of Elevated Roofing, who at the time contracted only two part-time salesmen.

Today, Elevated Roofing is the most trusted roofing company in Frisco, TX with a fleet size of twenty trucks, an in-house teams of roofing and gutter experts, and an impressive GAF Master-Elite certification.

Like the company, Rice’s role at Elevated Roofing has also seen change and growth.

Rice originally was hired to face-to-face market and develop relationships with professionals in industries who frequently require roofers.

However, the company’s success and growth demanded that Rice become more involved, from running the front desk and phones to launching Elevated Roofing into the digital and print marketing space.

“In a small business, especially a family-run business, you tend to wear a lot of hats! The motto is ‘when you see a need, fill it!’ so I’ve done a bit of everything,” says Rice.

Now, with a dedicated business and marketing team, Rice’s official title is “Relationship Manager.”

As relationship manager, Rice manages Elevated Roofing’s online and media reputation as well as spends time with the marketing and sales department ensuring that both clients and staff are happy throughout their entire experience.

“We understand that our client’s happiness is the main priority and without them we wouldn’t be here. The bigger we get, it can be easy to lose touch with them throughout the process. That’s where I am stepping in and making sure we maintain contact with them every step of the way,” says Rice

When prompted with what to expect out of Elevated Roofing’s future, Rice only had exciting news to share:

“I don’t want to give too much away, but we are looking at partnering with some local charitable organizations to volunteer as a team.  Also, you may soon be hearing my voice on the air during your morning commute offering some practical tips for local homeowners,” Rice gushed.

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

5 Common Reasons for A Roof Repair in Texas

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5 Common Reasons for a Roof Repair in Texas | Elevated Roofing | Frisco, TX
02
Sep
2017

We all like to think of our roofs as impenetrable barriers that are indestructible against all forces. Though most roofs are quite reliable, they are somewhat fallible. Roofs are especially vulnerable when harsh weather strikes. Here’s a look at five of the most common reasons for roof repair in Texas.

Moisture and Leaks and Roof Repair

All sorts of stimuli can cause the buildup of moisture and leaks. Perhaps a tree branch extends out over the roof and drops moist leaves. These leaves can accumulate, soak the roof and gradually form a leak. Perhaps rain or hail pounds your roof to the point that it weakens and a leak forms. Even the buildup of random debris has the potential to compromise your roof’s integrity and cause a leak.

Heating and cooling units that do not drain properly are also a major threat to your roof. They can easily pool water that seeps into the roof and eventually trickles right on down on to your living space. Be proactive with a timely roof repair and you just might prevent a nasty leak.

Improper Installation

One of the most depressing and frustrating reasons for roof repair is a faulty installation. Some roofers will rush through the installation job or make use of low-quality materials. This is why it’s important to hire an honest and credible company. In many instances, the Texas homeowner can’t be faulted in the slightest as the roof was installed prior to his purchase of the home. However, if you hired the roofers who ended up installing your roof in a flawed manner, be sure to check your warranty. The materials or labor might be covered by the warranty so you don’t have to pay for the repairs. If you have any doubt as to whether your home’s roof was properly installed, reach out to us for a professional analysis of the installation.

Trees

Tree limbs seem fairly harmless. They are usually quite narrow and almost always aesthetically pleasing. Unfortunately, tree limbs that extend too far can reach your roof and abrade the shingles’ surface. This abrasion eventually causes wear and tear across the top layer of the shingles. In some instances, the winds and rain will knock branches onto the roof, causing some truly nasty damage. Have your tree limbs trimmed as soon as they extend anywhere near your roof. When in doubt, have them trimmed as short as possible so it takes months, if not a year or longer for a branch to threaten the integrity of your roof.

Roof Ventilation Repair

Roof and attic ventilation is key to keeping a roof in tip-top shape. Ventilation occurs in a natural manner when vents are positioned along the base of the roof, toward the roof ridge, in the soffits or at the eaves. Such positioning allows warm air to exit and cool air to be sucked on in. Faulty ventilation will prevent the proper regulation of temperature and moisture in the attic. It is possible for moisture and heat to eventually build up and damage the shingles, sheathing, rafters and insulation. A timely roof repair is necessary to prevent increases in energy costs and/or the formation of mildew and mold.

Rodents and InsectsSquirrels in Attic Roof Repair | Elevated Roofing | Frisco, TX

All sorts of bugs, rodents and other animals will gladly live on or in your roof. This is especially true if you do not trim your tree branches and limbs extend out onto the roof as a sort of makeshift bridge. Everything from ants to birds, squirrels, chipmunks and beyond can cause damage to your roof. If you suspect bugs or animals are a threat to your roof, eliminate the problem right away before a roof repair is necessary.

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 Triples Office Space

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20
Aug
2017

Elevated Roofing is excited to announce that they have tripled the size of their office space by acquiring the space next door to their current location, at 15222 King Rd in Frisco, TX.

The new space adds 3,000 sq. ft. of office space to their existing space at 1,500 sq. ft.

The existing office space previously housed individual office spaces for company executives, the majority of materials used on repair jobs, technology, conference rooms, tools and parts, misc. storage, etc.

Exponential growth, which drove Elevated Roofing to reach a milestone of 20 service trucks earlier this summer, was causing the once considered large office space to seem a bit packed.

“We had already been bumping elbows and bursting at the seams with all the growth that happened in the last year,” said Zoe Rice, Business Development Executive at Elevated Roofing.

“When we found out the neighboring space right next to our existing space would be coming available this summer, we jumped on it right away!”

The new space now stores roofing material, houses office space for new employees as well as workstations for salesmen who can come and go. The most important new addition to the space, however, is the storage available for gutter equipment.

Earlier this year Elevated Roofing made the decision to hire a team to complete all gutter work in-house for better quality control, rather than contracting outside companies.

The newly acquired space allows for Elevated Roofing to keep their recently hired employees comfortable, store overflowing material from the old space, store all new materials for gutter work, and better serve their customers by improving internal efficiency.

 

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

Need A Roof Remodel? Choose a Shingle that Compliments Your Home

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Need A Roof Remodel Choose Shingle Color | Elevated Roofing | Frisco, TX
10
Aug
2017

People spend hours or even days looking for the perfect shade of paint for their home’s exterior. Yet many will spend merely a couple minutes deciding on the color of their roof shingles. There is a misconception that roof shingles have little to do with curb appeal. Though the entire roof cannot be seen from ground level, this does not mean the color of the shingles should be neglected. In reality, the appearance of shingles matters a great deal to prospective property buyers, neighbors and all those onlookers who pass by your home every day. It may be time for a roof remodel.

Roofing Shingles are the Icing on Your Home’s Cake

Shingles that are the perfect color will complement your home’s shade of paint. Alternatively, shingles that do not jive with your home’s color will sabotage all the hard work and money that went into making the home look good. Think of your roofing shingles as the icing on the cake. Shingles should add that extra special touch that makes everything below that much more appealing. This is why you should carefully select the perfect color scheme when it is time for a roof remodel or a full replacement.

Dark or Light Shingles? Roof Remodel.

An all-white home is akin to a barren canvas. You can add shingles of just about any color. Consider factors such as how your home fits in within the context of the neighborhood, its architectural style etc. In general, it is ideal to pair a white-colored home with shingle colors like blue, green, black, grey and brown. If you are absolutely insistent on a “green” roof that reflects the heat, you can pair a white-colored home with white or beige shingles. This hue will reduce your utility bill and lower the odds of needing a roof remodel yet it will also make your home look plain.

Selecting Shingles Based on the Home’s Brick For a Roof Remodel

Your home’s bricks are there to stay. The shutter and paint colors can be changed whenever desired. Be extra cognizant of how potential shingle hues will jive with the bricks that comprise your home. Once you have settled on a handful of colors that work nicely with the brick, consider how those hues complement the siding and paint colors.

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There is no sense in adding shingles in a color that exactly matches that of your home’s brick or siding. Even a color that closely resembles the hue of your home’s siding or brick will prove quite boring. Inject some life into your home’s exterior by selecting a shingle color that truly complements the exterior. Such complementary colors provide your roof with the dimensions that appeal to prospective buyers, satisfies the neighbors and makes you proud of your roof remodel.

Consider the Appearance of Roofing Shingles in Varying Environments and Conditions. A roofing shingle might look amazing beneath the light and less impressive in the shade. Your home is subjected to all sorts of different lighting based on cloud cover and other factors. Take a close look at each of your favorite roof shingles in varying shades of light. Ensure each of your home’s exterior hues complement the roof shingle in a wide variety of lighting conditions before making a commitment.

Alter Your Perspective

You can’t live in your home forever. There will come a day when you must sell. If the shingle doesn’t complement the remainder of the home, it will decrease your property’s resale value. Take a moment to consider how potential home buyers will perceive your house. If the shingle you select seems flawed in any way from a buyer’s point of view, don’t add it!

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 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.

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

How to Maintain an Asphalt Shingle Roof

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How to maintain an asphalt shingle roof
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.

Get Those Roofing Repairs out of the way Now

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.

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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Elevated Roofing Can Fix Your Gutters, In-House!

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Elevated Roofing Can Fix Your Gutters | Dallas Roofing Company
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!

 

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

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.

 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