When Is It Too Hot to Work on a Roof

Being here in Arizona, the question of heat comes up a lot regarding roofing. When is it too hot for workers to be on a roof in the summer?

With temperatures upwards of 115 on summer days, the safety of roofers is very important. Roofers can’t just work on summer days, so it is important to take precautions. Hydration and lots of breaks if key. Other things that are important for roofers in the summer include sunscreen, hats, and surprisingly long sleeves to avoid as much exposure to the sun as possible.

There is no way to avoid roofing in the summer; just keep in mind that jobs could take a little longer due to the breaks and precautions that are taken for our roofers.

Gray tiles are trending- 2023 

It is 2023 and we are continuing with the soft gray tones. Gray walls, countertops, cabinets, and floors are the go-to when choosing interior colors and now you can add roof tiles to that list! Why only add gray throughout the interior of the home when you can also bring it outside? Don’t settle for the same boring roof color that everyone else has. Make your home more appealing with gray roof tiles instead!    

Don’t worry, there are different gray tones & tile types you can choose from. For example, there are gray asphalt shingles, gray slate, gray cedar, and more! When you’re spending a pretty penny for home upgrades, you want to ensure you like it. Sure, you can stick to the same boring brown and black tones but why not at least check out what gray has to offer? But before you go researching, check with your HOA to make sure gray is allowed.  

When you’re ready for the roof installation process, Almeida Roofing can assist you! We will be your “go-to” for all things roof related until you don’t need us anymore. Need a new roof but not sure where to start? Our staff is more than willing to help answer any questions you have to the best of their ability. For more information or to schedule an estimate appointment, give us a call at 602-743-3175

Why hire a roofing company? 

As a homeowner, one of the biggest and most expensive investments you’ll experience is replacing the roof. Not all of us have thousands of dollars laying around to spare so we want to make sure the job is getting done right. You don’t want some inexperienced wanna-be installing your roof! Getting a new roof isn’t as exciting as a new vanity in the bathroom but you want to ensure the roof is going to do its job, protect you and your family. Be excited about that at least!  

It is strongly encouraged to hire a roofing contractor when you’re in the market to replace the roof. A roofing company has the skills, tools, manpower, professionalism, and experience to ensure the job is done right. Why is it so important that the job gets done right? For your safety, roof longevity, and investment. Joe Shmoe off the street most likely does not have what it takes to give you quality roof installation.  

Almeida Rooding is a roofing contractor in the Phoenix, Arizona area that also services the surrounding cities. We have what it takes to perform a quality roof installation on your home. With our certified crew and professionalism, we guarantee you’ll be satisfied with your new roof. Our goal is to make this process as smooth and painless as possible… we will work with you every step of the way!  

Give us a call for a free roof replacement estimate! 602-743-3175 

Disadvantages of a metal roof

Metal roofs have many benefits, but let’s discuss the disadvantages.

  • Cost. Without sugarcoating it too much, metal roofs are affordable. They can be 2 to 3 times the price of a standard roof. 
  • Noise. Metal roofs can be noisy when the weather gets rough outside. Rain and hail will sound much more amplified on a metal roof. 
  • Color matching. The sun fades and changes the color of things over time, and a metal roof would be no different. If a repair is required or you are expanding your home, finding an exact color match to the existing metal may be challenging. 
  • Choosing the right materials. If water accumulates anywhere on a metal roof because of poor-quality installation or repair, it can eventually cause damage. Some metals rust in certain climates or dent more easily than others during hailstorms or the installation process. If low-end metals or more affordable options are chosen, it may be thinner gauge and less durable. 

Advantages of a metal roof

If you are thinking about a new roof, you may be researching the different types of roofs there are out there. Here are some advantages of metal roofs.

  • Longevity. A metal roof can last 40-70 years, depending on the type of metal used, while most traditional roofing materials, like asphalt, can last only 12-20 years.
  • Durability. If done correctly, metal roofs can withstand wind gusts up to 135 MPH, should not rust, and may be impact-resistant (depending on your chosen metal). In addition, metal roofs don’t require the costly maintenance that other roofing materials often require. They should, however, be inspected periodically to ensure no repairs are needed.

Safety. Metal roofs will not spark or catch fire during a wildfire or lightning strike.

Energy efficiency. Metal roofs reflect the sun’s rays that contribute to roof surface radiant heat, which can result in a 10-25% reduction in cooling costs.

Environmentally friendly. Metal roofs not only have 25-95% recycled content, depending on the material used but are also 100% recyclable at the end of their life as a roof. In contrast, most shingle tear-off waste is part of the building-related waste stream — up to 20 billion pounds per year.