Commercial Roofing Maintenance Programs For Business Owners
If you own or manage a Commercial building, you know there are a million different things you’re responsible for. One of those things, is the roof on the building. Roof repairs can be expensive and inconvenient for your business. Having a Roof Maintenance plan would aid in unexpected roof repairs.
Here in the Phoenix area, we get intense monsoon storms. Heavy rain and high winds can wreak havoc on your roof. It would be unfortunate if the roof collapsed while customers were in your office, store, or restaurant. With a Roof Maintenance Plan, the roofer can detect areas in your roof that may need attention before the storm comes. Having these repairs done during the maintenance will prevent having costly repairs in the future.
There are various companies in Arizona that offer a Commercial Roofing Maintenance plan. You’ll want to make sure you choose the right contractor for you and your business. While researching, there are items you should verify is included in the maintenance program they’re offering.
- The program should lay out the predictable annual and lifetime repair and maintenance costs.
- Must contain history reports for the roof along with the inspection checklists, major repairs done, and a detailed plan to execute roof replacement.
- Maintenance needs to work in harmony with the other parts of the facility.
- Needs to comply with safety.
- An annual routine guaranteed schedule.
Almeida Roofing is a certified and professional roofing company in the Phoenix, Arizona area that has Maintenance Plan options for your office, store, or restaurant. We offer plans that fit your needs and the roofs needs. Our roofing contractors have the skills and tools to ensure your roof keeps you, your employees, and your customers covered. For more information, don’t hesitate to call our office!
National Bologna Day
Every year on October 24th, people from all across the nation celebrate National Balogna day with a sandwich, but what other ways are there to enjoy this meaty delight?
Have you ever tried fried bologna? This seems to be a treat that is enjoyed mostly in the south. While not deep fried, fried bologna is seared in a pan until hot and crispy, then served on the side for breakfast or in a sandwich.
Pickled bologna is also an option. Pickled bologna is a refreshing summertime treat with a texture more like summer sausage.
In the 1950s, bologna cake was popular. This “cake” was bologna stacked up like cake layers and iced with cream cheese. Not exactly the birthday cake everyone hopes for, but a very popular party dish.
How do you enjoy your bologna?
Waterproofing Your Roof
During monsoon season in Arizona, we can get a lot of rain and humidity. The first thing that gets hit with the heavy rainfall and high humidity is your roof. Water can cause a lot of issues to your roof if moisture gets trapped. To avoid this, it’s best to waterproof the roof. You’ll want to waterproof under and over the shingles.
Waterproofing Under the Shingles- The most common roof type are shingle roofs. These shingled roofs should contain a strong waterproof material like tar paper or roofing felt that will go between the rafters and shingles. You can also waterproof under the shingles using thermoplastic polyolefin.
Waterproofing Over the Shingles- When you waterproof the shingles, you can get a few more years without having to replace the roof. You’ll want to get a waterproofing compound and spray, roll, or brush onto each shingle. You can go with an oil-based compound that lasts longer or a water-based compound that is more environmentally friendly.
It is important to note that these both need to be done for your roof to be the most waterproofed as possible. Start with hiring a roofing contractor to waterproof under the shingles. They can safely and professionally do this for you. Then, either they can waterproof over the shingles or you can if you’re not concerned about safety.
Almeida Roofing is a certified and professional roofing company in the Phoenix, Arizona area. Our trained roofing specialist can assist with properly waterproofing your roof. We pride ourselves in taking care of our clients to the best of our ability! Almeida Roofing is here for all your roofing needs! 602-743-3175
Avoid Roof Damage from Hanging Holiday Lights
Whether you’re just now getting around to putting up Halloween decorations or can’t wait to hang the Christmas lights, you’ll want to make sure you aren’t damaging the roof in the process. Putting up holiday decorations should be fun and uplifting… not damaging! People tend to use methods that aren’t the safest or sturdiest. Learn tips to avoid unnecessary roof damage this holiday season!
Avoid putting holes in the roof. Using screws, nails, and even staples leave holes in your shingles causing damage. As soon as you take those nails and staples out, those holes can fill with water that can cause the roof to rot. Be cautious about also putting holes in the wood around the perimeter of the roof to avoid wood rot. No holes in the gutters either!
You’re probably thinking, “well how am I supposed to hang my lights now?!” You can use plastic clips! I personally find everything I need on Amazon but you’ll find some at the store too. Know what you’re hanging so you can decide which clips will work best for your roof and decorations. It’s not recommended to attach the clips to the shingles but, if necessary, DO NOT lift the shingles to do so. When the shingles get lifted, the bond to the roof can break and the roof tile can crack. When it’s time to put away the decorations, carefully remove the clips one at a time.
Refrain from walking on your roof. Not only is it dangerous but you could really cause damage. Walking on the roof can weaken and crack the shingles. Again, this can create water damage to the roof and even the walls and ceiling inside the home. So, you’d have lots of repairs needed that you probably don’t want to worry about after spending so much money on gifts!
This holiday season, be mindful of your roof. Don’t make holes, use clips, and don’t walk all over it. Save yourself money by using these tips. If you already have roof damage, Almeida Roofing can help you! 602-743-3175
Flat Tile Roof Damage Repair in Phoenix, AZ
There are different types of roofs we see in Arizona and one of those is flat tile roofs. Like with anything really, overtime issues and damage occur. It is common for flat roofs to weaken and crack. It’s not uncommon for us to get calls for water leaking into the home because there is a roof crack somewhere. When this happens, you’ll want to get it repaired asap to avoid major problems and costly repairs.
How does the damage occur in the first place? There are various ways your roof can get damaged. Sometimes the weather gets crazy during monsoon season with high winds causing branches and other debris to fall on your roof. It doesn’t take a whole lot of strength or weight to crack a roof tile. With that being said, try avoid walking on your roof. If it is absolutely necessary for you or a service provider to be up there, walk as if you were as light as a feather!
If you notice water damage, call a roofing contractor right away. The roof could have a crack causing a water leak and you really don’t want to put repairs off. Doing so will result in more issues and more money. Almeida Roofing can inspect your roof and give you options. We have certified and trained roofing specialist who know how to repair, replace, and maintain your roof.
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Do you need to clean your roof?
Yes! cleaning your roof is important!
It seems like something many people don’t think about, but it is important to clean your roof regularly. It can be done by a homeowner or a professional cleaning service.
Shingle roof – the most harmful thing to a shingle roof is moss. If you live in a damp place, it’s important to have your roof cleaned yearly to avoid moss buildup. Here in Arizona, moss isn’t too big of a concern, but long periods of no rain can cause a buildup of dirt and dust, so it is good to have your roof cleaned by a professional every few years.
Tile roof – Regular cleaning can double the life of your tile roof. Tile roofs are super durable, but everything needs a good bath now and then. Like a shingle roof, cleaning your roof every few years will only help your roof stay in good condition. A tile roof is a huge investment, so why not protect it with regular cleanings?
Metal roof – Deep cleanings aren’t necessary with a metal roof like other types of roofs; they are very low maintenance. Cleaning a metal roof is more about keeping it looking nice rather than helping with its longevity.
Winter Roof Tips
Even though our winter here in Arizona isn’t as intense as other areas in the country, we get surprised with heavy rain fall, hail, and crazy winds. Your home needs to be protected from any type of weather condition. The best thing homeowners could do as winter approaches is to ensure the roof is sturdy and in good condition. Our experienced professionals suggest these tips to prepare your roof for the winter months…
Over time, your gutters collect leaves, twigs, debris, and maybe even snakes… Let’s hope there isn’t any snakes because tip 1 is to clean your gutters! They should be cleaned out 1-2 times a year. If you don’t want to hire someone to clean them… you can set up a ladder, scoop out the debris, and use a garden hose to flush out the gutters. Ensure the gutters are performing correctly and if they aren’t, hire a professional to repair them.
If you have tall trees close to the house, tip 2 is to make sure they’re trimmed and sturdy. It would be a shame if that large branch came crashing down on your roof during an intense windstorm. Also, if your gutters are always full of leaves… your tree is probably the culprit. Trim and maintain trees to ensure sturdiness and assist in keeping the gutters clear.
Winter in Phoenix, Arizona is a little weird because in the afternoon it’s warm and sunny but at night the temperature drastically lowers. The up and down temperature change can actually have a negative impact on your roof. When it’s warm during the day, the roof expands and when it gets cold, the roof contracts. These swift temperature changes can cause damage to the gutters and roof system. This brings us to tip 3… apply roof sealant. Roof sealant helps to maintain a steady temperature so it’s not expanding and contracting. As an added bonus, roof sealant protects from water damage!
After tips 1-3, tip 4 is to call a roofing specialist to schedule a roof inspection. Experienced roofers can see if there are any areas that may need to be repaired. If you know there is damage to the roof, they can provide options to either repair or replace the roof. This is something you definitely want to have a professional do.
If you need a roofing contractor, Almeida Roofing would love to earn your trust and business. We have trained roofing professionals ready to service your roof to ensure it’s ready for this winter. For questions and more information, give us a call. 602-743-3175
Should you replace your own roof?
Can you replace a roof by yourself?
These days we live in a world of DIY, and while there are lots of home projects you can do yourself, roofing is not recommended. Sure, there are youtube videos and books you can get to answer every question you can come up with, but if something goes wrong, you could be looking at major damage and more money spent in the long run.
So yes, anyone can do the work to replace their roof. It might even be a task that is considered ‘easy’ compared to other DIY home projects, but if you ask any professional, they will tell you it’s one of those things that ‘just because you can, doesn’t mean you should. Some things are just better left to the professionals.
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