How Often Should I Reseal My Flat Roof?

For homeowners or business owners with a flat roof, you’ll want to prevent roof problems before they occur. A flat roof that is maintained properly can tolerate the outside elements and protect you and your family for years to come. However, not routinely doing the maintenance can lead to expensive repairs or replacement.

A part of flat roof maintenance is to reseal. Having your flat roof resealed safeguards it’s durability and integrity by keeping it waterproofed and insulated. Overlooking this important step in maintaining your flat roof, can result in leaks and other damage.

Every 5-7 years is the average timeframe to reseal a roof in order to maintain it’s durability.

Signs your flat roof needs to be resealed:

  1. Cracks or Splits: Observe for cracks or splits on the roof. This indicates that the coating is failing and vulnerable to leaks.
  2. Pooled Water: After a rainstorm, if there is a pool of water on your roof for a couple of days, it’s possible the sealant has weakened and no longer has it’s durability to protect from leaks.
  3. Bubbles: When the waterproof layer is no longer together, the trapped moisture causes bubbles.
  4. Discoloration: The harsh UV rays cause discoloration and the coating to become thin.
  5. Peeling: The roof needs to be resealed when there is peeling or flaking.

If you see any of these signs, Almeida Roofing Inc. can help! Our roofers who specialize in flat roofs, are ready to inspect, maintain, repair, or replace your roof. Whatever you need, Almeida Roofing Inc. is just a phone call away!


Most Common Roof Types in Arizona

When you live in Arizona, installing the appropriate roof type makes a difference on the indoor environment. Without the correct roof type, you’re likely to have heat being transferred into the home. It is important to have a roof type that is low on heat retention to avoid this from happening. Not only will you be keeping comfortable, but so will your wallet as you save on electric costs.

If you’re in the market to replace your roof, learn which roof types is best for your Arizona home.

Asphalt Shingles: The most popular and cost effective is asphalt shingles as they are durable and reliable. These shingles lay flat and bring a traditional look to homes. They do well against heat and the harsh UV-rays our Arizona sun has to offer. However, if they do get damaged, a roofing contractor can easily repair them.

Curved Clay Tiles: The 2nd most common roof type you’ll see in the Phoenix, Arizona area is curved clay tiles. These tiles are also durable and can withstand the monsoons we’re known to have out here. Comparing cost with flat tiles, curved clay tiles are more cost-effective. If needing to walk on the roof, step on the down-curved portion to avoid breaking or cracking the tiles. For roof work including inspection, repair, and installation, call in a roofing specialist.

Flat Interlocking Tiles: Recently, Plana Flat Tiles have started to grow in Arizona’s roofing industry in popularity. Flat tiles are known for their resilience against the monsoon storms and summer heat. For homeowners going for a more modern look, flat tiles offer a sleek look. This roof type is higher in cost than asphalt shingles and curved clay tiles.

Whether it’s Asphalt Shingles, Curved Clay Tiles, or Plana Flat Tiles, Almeida Roofing Inc. installs them all! If you’re looking to replace your roof soon, we are ready to help. Our roof installers are experienced and up-to-date on their training giving you the best roofers in town! They are eager to install your new roof with the utmost care and quality leaving you with the nicest looking house on the block.

For more information or to get an estimate on roof replacement, call Almeida Roofing Inc. at 623-743-3175.