Roof Fascia and Gutter Maintenance

10 Roof Fascia and Gutter Maintenance Tips

Professional roof fascia and gutter repair can become expensive, but homeowners can avoid many common emergency issues with some simple maintenance tips!

Every roof eventually needs replacing, but extending the life of your roofing system reduces the potential for frequent repairs or a full roof replacement too soon. Save money and avoid expensive repairs with these ten tips for roof fascia care!

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How to Winterize My Roof

How to Winterize My Roof if I Live in Phoenix?

Outsiders might think that it’s blazing hot in Arizona year-round, but we know the truth. Winter temperatures often dip below freezing at nighttime, and they only get into the 60s during the day. 

So, Arizonans need to learn how to winterize their roofs just like people in areas where winters are notoriously snowy and frigid. Here’s how to make sure your Phoenix abode is ready for winter from the outside-in. 

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Common Emergency Roof Repairs In Phoenix

Most Common Emergency Roof Repairs in Phoenix and How to Avoid Them

Extreme weather, inferior roofing materials, and unprofessional installation can cause havoc on residential roofs throughout the Phoenix Valley. Whether you have a tile, shingle, or flat roof, discovering roofing damage can cause frustration and put a pretty solid dent in your pocket-book. While each type of roof is different, there are a number of unique situations that can cause damage and lead to emergency roof repairs in Phoenix.

In the information posted below, we’ll explain the most popular types of roofs in Arizona, dive into the top 20 most common emergency roof repairs in Phoenix, and what you can do to reduce the potential of damage and extend the lifespan of your home’s roof.

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Leaking Skylight Roof Damage

Roof Damage That a Leaking Skylight Can Cause

Installing a skylight is a great way to add value to your home.

But if you aren’t careful, skylights can also be a great way to take value AWAY from your home. 

How?

It all comes down to one word: leaks. 

A leaking skylight can cause a lot of damage, and living with one can even be dangerous. We’ve put together this guide to help you understand the dangers of a skylight leak, what causes them, and how to prevent them in the future. 

So let’s get started!  

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Cost of Residential Roof Repairs in Phoenix

Cost of Residential Roofing Repairs in Phoenix AZ

On average, Americans spend about $7,300 for a new roof. Some can cost as much as $100,000!

Considering roof replacements cost such a pretty penny, you probably want to try other things before resorting to such a drastic measure. For instance, you can patch things up and add a little more to the lifespan of your roof before getting a total replacement.

Are you wondering about the cost of residential roofing repairs in Phoenix, AZ? Then keep reading. We’ll break it down for you so you know what to expect.

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Questions to Ask Roofing Contractors in Scottsdale AZ

5 Important Questions to Ask Roofing Contractors in Scottsdale, AZ

Knowing whether to repair or replace a roof can make the difference of thousands of dollars for the average home or commercial building owner. In the Scottsdale, AZ region, there are lots of companies who are willing to do the work but they’re going to vary in quality.

Knowing what questions to ask your roofing contractors can make all the difference in whether or not you pair with the right professional.

Here are five of the most important things to ask.

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Tips from a tile roof repair company in Mesa on what you should know about tile roof underlayment in AZ

What You Should Know About Tile Roof Underlayment If You Live in AZ

The temperatures in Arizona go well beyond 100° F during the summer. You need a sturdy roof to keep out the sun and help maintain a comfortable indoor environment.

Your roof is directly exposed to the sun’s heat, and it keeps you safe from the solar radiation. However, if the roof is made from low-quality materials, it won’t withstand the heat for long. It will deteriorate and suffer damage in the long run.

A reliable tile roof can withstand the high temperature for decades and at the same time, there is often a misunderstanding about life expectancy of tile roofs. Most people forget that tiles last longer than the underlayment, so although your tiles may have many more years of life, the underlayment may need to be replaced to provide proper protection from the elements.

The best roof is one which has quality materials, especially the underlayment. Keep reading to learn more about tile roof underlayment, what it is, and why you should use it for your roof. 

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Roof Flashing Repair is a DIY Dont

DIY Roof Flashing Repair? A DIY Don’t

Who doesn’t want to save money on home repairs? Judging by the number of DIY home improvement posts out there in the blogosphere, homeowners are hungry for tips and tricks on all DIY repair projects. We stopped counting after we saw a post announcing the top 50.

DIY projects make great neighborhood conversation starters. They may even prompt the beginning of new friendships — if your neighbor starts hanging around on the weekends to lend a helping hand.

Have you ever done a DIY project and later felt like it was more of a DIY don’t?

What about a roof flashing repair? Something about ladders and roofs draws a person. Maybe they want a better view of the neighborhood and then get wrapped inspecting shingles and chimneys and such.

Frankly, if you want to tack a loose shingle down here and there, go for it! You might want to think about leaving the flashing to us. In this post, we’ll talk about why replacing flashing on a roof isn’t always the wisest DIY project.

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Roof Maintenance Tips for Monsoon Season

Roof Maintenance Tips for Monsoon Season: How To Prepare

The Phoenix, Arizona area gets an average of 8.04 inches of rain a year over an average of 36 rainy days.

While that doesn’t seem like much, even a little rain can cause home and roof damage. 

For example, imagine for a moment that a cup full of rain has leaked through a roof crack and dripped onto the wooden scaffolding below.

If it continues to sit on the wood, mold may grow and the wood can rot.

Eventually, this weakness may cause a collapse. 

Therefore, preparing for monsoon season is essential to your roof’s integrity.

Read on to learn some roof maintenance tips that can help you through this process. 

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Roof Damage from AC

Roof Damage From AC Water Leak? Best Next Steps

It’s summer, and that means you’re probably spending a lot of time cooling off.

And if you’re like most homeowners, that also means your air conditioning unit is working overtime to keep things chilly in Phoenix’s unrelenting desert heat. 

Since we’re no strangers to 100-degree weather, most of us take great care to maintain our AC units and ensure that they’re operating efficiently when we need them the most.

But there’s one thing many of us overlook: the roof. 

The air conditioning unit itself sits on your roof, so it’s easy to forget that it needs to be taken care of as well.

Unfortunately, neglecting your roof can lead to some serious problems down the line – specifically, water damage.

Read on to learn more about what you should do after roof damage from AC water leaks.

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