Hiring a Roof Inspector After a Storm
When was the last time you had a roof inspection done? Most homeowners have either never had their roof inspected or have only had it done once or twice.
Your roof goes through a lot defending you and your family against the outside elements. When there is hot sun, cold rain, intense winds, and hail, your roof keeps you safe through it all. It’s crucial to get a professional roof inspection done by a certified contractor after a storm. All of nature’s elements affect the condition of your roof. To ensure you’re protecting your family in a sheltered home, it’s imperative to also protect your roof. When you schedule a roof inspection, you’re taking the first step in protecting the roof.
Roof inspections after a storm give you the opportunity to repair any damage that may have occurred. How can a storm damage my roof?
- Hail damage can easily occur when it comes down in unbelievable sizes. From the size of a pea to the size of a soccer ball, when there is an awful hailstorm be sure to schedule a roof inspection.
- Intense winds can do damage to roof shingles and even blow them off your roof. The strong winds also cause heavy tree limbs to fall onto the roof causing damage.
- Heavy rainfall can cause the surfacing on the shingles to wear down and lose its durability. If you’re in an area that experiences monsoon storms and consistent rain, regular inspections are important to ensure the shingles are in good condition.
When you choose to take care of the roof over your head, the benefits are many. A roof inspector will assess all damage that might be difficult to see, will bring all issues to your attention whether they’re big or small, know what they’re looking for, and save you money over time. Don’t wait until catastrophic damage occurs to repair your roof, schedule a roof inspection and proceed with repairs annually. This will save you money in the long run.
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Top questions to ask a roofer prior to hiring them
Do you need roof services but don’t currently have a trusted roofing contractor in your contact list? You could do a quick search on Google, “roof contractor near me” and go for the first one you see. However, if you end up hiring a shady contractor who stole all your money and left an unfinished roof, you must take some responsibility. The first step in getting your roof repaired or replaced is investing time in researching, asking the right questions, and ultimately finding the right contractor.
After researching various roofing companies in your area, narrow it down to one contractor who seems to check most of the boxes just based on their online presence. How does their website look? Is it user-friendly and informative? Do they have any social media pages? Are they active in responding? What is their Google rating and what do the reviews say? This is a good place to start with everything being online nowadays.
Schedule an appointment with the roof specialist to collect more information. You’ll want to know what skills they have, what their process is, and what they guarantee. Ask these questions before hiring a roofing contractor for repair or replacement.
- Gather all the company’s information. Full company name, physical address, and point of contact. If there isn’t a physical address, my advice would be to try another company. A company with no physical address raises concerns. Using their full information during web searches will help you find potential red flags, if any.
- Ask about their insurance. If this is a legit roofing company, they will have workers’ compensation and liability insurance to protect the homeowner if an accident happens.
- Request to see their licenses. Depending on your location, certain licenses may be required before they can perform work on your roof. Also, ensure they have a valid business license that is current.
- What is the warranty? The materials can be covered under the manufacturer warranty but ask the contractor if they include a labor warranty also.
- How long have you been in business? This can help determine how much experience they have. If they’ve been in business for a while, they’ll have lots of customer references you can ask for.
- Will my yard be protected? As a homeowner myself, I wouldn’t want a contractor doing a job for me and creating another job for me to fork out money on. Ask them what steps they’ll take to ensure your yard and outside of the home don’t get damaged. If an accident does occur, how do they plan to fix it?
Almeida Roofing Inc. would love to answer any questions you have on or off this list. Not only do we enjoy educating people on their roofs, but we’d also appreciate the opportunity to be of service to your roof! Our roofing specialists are ready to take your call anytime at 623-743-3175.
Can the sun damage my roof?
It’s no surprise that Arizona is on the top 10 list of hottest states. The summer days are sunny, hot, and long! During those 117+ degree days, all you want to do is jump in your cool pool but unfortunately, it ends up being a giant bathtub full of warm water.
Normally by this time, we get a little break from the monsoon rain, but it’s been lacking this year. Everybody and all things have been impacted by the increased temperatures and reduced amount of moisture. This includes your roof no matter what type of material it’s composed of.
Your roof is about 50 degrees hotter than the outside temperature. That means when it’s 117 degrees outside, your roof is roughly sitting at 167 degrees! These brutally high temperatures cause the roofing material to break down creating a higher chance of damage. For example, a lot of Arizona homeowners have asphalt shingles that will eventually develop into loose and brittle shingles. When they become so weak, even a medium-sized tree branch falling and landing on your roof can mean extensive damage. I’m not saying it’s bound to happen to your roof, but the likelihood is there.
What can you do to avoid it? To be fair, you can’t avoid what Mother Nature has to offer. However, what you can do is be proactive in getting your roof inspections done annually. With a roof inspection done by an expert every year, you can know the condition of the roofing materials and take care of any necessary repairs.
Don’t have a trusted roofing expert in your contact list? Now you do! Give Almeida Roofing Inc. a call at 602-743-3175.
Questions to Ask a Roofing Company Prior to Signing
Are you searching for a roofing contractor to replace your roof? Have you thought about the questions you’re going to ask? You might be wondering now… “What is there to ask?” 🤔 When you’re on the hunt for a roofing contractor you don’t want just any joe shmoe off the street. Your goal should be to find the best and licensed roofing company that will fit your needs.
Start asking these questions…
1.) What is the full company name and address?
2.) Do you carry general liability and workers compensation?
3.) Do you have the suitable licensing to perform this work?
4.) What is your labor warranty?
5.) Do you use subcontractors?
6.) When did you start your business?
7.) What type of estimates do you provide?
8.) What is your process to ensure the job is done timely and with quality?
9.) How will you avoid causing damage to my house and lawn?
10.) Who would I speak to for questions and concerns?
Before you continue your search for a roofing contractor in the Phoenix area, see if Almeida Roofing Inc. is a good fit for you. We will answer all questions you have whether it’s to replace, repair, or inspect your roof. Our licensed contractors have the skill and knowledge to get any project done!
To speak to us directly, call 602-743-3175.
Why use a Licensed Roofing Contractor?
The unfortunate truth is that there are individuals who claim to be professional roofers but have little to no credentials. A guy that shows up to your house with a tool bag claiming to be a roofer isn’t always a roofer. Sure, they can give it a try but if you care about your family’s safety and the longevity of the roof, you’ll politely send them on their way!
Spend the extra time finding a licensed and qualified roofer for these reasons…
- Quality: A licensed roofing contractor has already put the time and effort into following and meeting requirements. A cheap and unlicensed roofer decided to take the lazy, easy, and most likely illegal route. You wouldn’t want that being reflected on your roof! A licensed roofer will ensure your roof is built with quality to keep you and your family safe.
- Knowledge: To become a licensed roofing contractor you must learn, study, past tests, learn more, study more, and pass more tests! If one too many questions get answered wrong, the individual won’t get their license. The dedication and understanding must be there to become a licensed roofing contractor. They will have most if not all the answers to your questions and be able to properly install a new roof with confidence.
- Accurate Estimates & Contracts: A licensed contractor will take the time to provide a detailed estimate so you aren’t hit with any surprising fees. You’ll know what your money is going towards and won’t have the feeling like they’re taking advantage of you.
- Legality: Using a licensed roofing contractor gives you legal security in case something did go south. The roofing company will have general liability insurance and worker’s compensation. This will cover damage done by the roofers in the event something like that does happen because hey, we’re still human.
Have the peace of mind knowing your roof will be installed properly when you use a licensed roofing company like Almeida Roofing Inc. We demonstrate our quality, knowledge, accuracy, and compliance to every customer we meet and through every roof we install. For an estimate on a new roof in the Phoenix, Arizona area, call Almeida Roofing Inc at 602-743-3175.
Is your roof summer ready?
The summers here in the Phoenix, Arizona area can be brutal when you combine the heat, humidity, and wind. Not only are we sweating in the 110+ degree weather, we will also be sticky from all the moisture monsoon season brings! If you’re complaining, how do you think your roof feels?
Take-charge of your roof’s health by being proactive in ensuring it’s ready for summer and monsoon season!
Get out the yard tools or call a landscaper to trim branches away from the roof. The trees may provide you a shaded roof but branches too close will eventually cause damage. When monsoon season brings high wind conditions, those tree branches can whip and break, causing harm to the gutters and/or tiles.
Clean Roof & Gutters
Clean the roof and gutters before the monsoon rain comes in. The leaves and other debris that accumulated over the months, need to be removed to ensure proper water drainage. This will guarantee water doesn’t get trapped, sit, and cause damage.
The Arizona heat and sun are harsh on our roofs. This combination will cause roofing material to become brittle and crack. It is recommended to have a roof inspection done once a year to check for issues like loose gutters, cracked tiles, and other damaged roofing material.
Most people will agree spending money on repairing your roof instead of remodeling the bathroom just doesn’t give you the same happy feeling… I agree! However, it is the better decision. Getting repairs done proactively will save you lots of money in the long run!
Almeida Roofing Inc.
We aim to be helpful where we can even if it’s just a few simple maintenance tips. Hopefully you’re ready to get going on your roof’s maintenance with the above guide. For more information, Almeida Roofing Inc. is happy to assist! 602-743-3175
Why should I hire a professional roofer?
Has the time come to fork out money for a new roof? As financially frustrating as it is to spend thousands of dollars on something that isn’t as exciting as a new car or even a new couch, it is still important. We don’t always like prioritizing but when it comes to the safety of you and your family, it’s impossible not to. So now that you’ve accepted the fact that you’re on the market for a new roof, it’s time to find a roofing contractor to do the job.
Why do you need a licensed and professional roofer? Well, because when it comes to the sturdiness of your roof and safety of every living being inside the home, you don’t want some joe shmoe off the street who doesn’t know what they’re doing. Unfortunately, we can’t trust everyone we meet no matter how nice they may be and we must spend more to get more. Just because joe tells you he’s licensed and knows what he’s doing, does not mean that is accurate. And just with anything else, you pay for quality. When you get a new roof installed by a certified and licensed roofing contractor, you get quality, professionalism, a good warranty, and peace of mind.
Your house is a place you make a home. If you don’t feel safe and secure, then are you really at home? Without a sturdy roof over your head, it’s hard to feel safe. I get it… I’d be a little worried too if I knew my roof was in rough shape. The image of my roof caving in on me during my favorite movie would be enough to send me to the bank to pull out all my money to give to the next roofing company I saw. Luckily, I know a licensed, professional, and certified roofing contractor here in Phoenix, Arizona!
Almeida Roofing Inc. is your Phoenix, Arizona roofer ready to install a new roof for you, your family, and friends! Our goal is to ensure you feel safe under your brand-new roof installed by us. We will answer any questions and address any concerns you may have. We’re understanding and want you to feel comfortable with us. To schedule a roof replacement estimate with one of our roofing specialists, call 602-743-3175.
Do solar panels damage the roof?
We live in Arizona where the sun does nothing but shine. Thanks to Charles Fritts, inventor of the first solar cell, we can use that glorious sunlight to our advantage by lowering energy costs in our homes and businesses. The benefits of installing a solar system are many but people often wonder what damage can happen to their roof.
Hopefully we can put your mind at ease when we say, solar panels are not harmful to your roof and can actually be beneficial. of course, as long as a licensed and trained solar expert installs the solar system. Solar panels are kind to your roof in the way they offer it shade and protection from the outside elements. The shade helps to keep the roof cooler in our brutal Arizona summers. Solar panels protect your roof from those crazy monsoon storms too by providing that barrier to block debris from doing damage to the roof.
While getting a solar system does not mean damage to your roof, it is possible if you choose the wrong contractor to do the job. Do your research, pay for quality, and ensure you’re comfortable with your decision. Take the time to investigate 3 solar specialists nearby by checking out their website, verifying their licenses, reading reviews, getting warranty information, and scheduling estimate appointments with each contractor. Whoever has the best warranty, fair price, and finest customer service, is your new solar expert installer. And remember, CHEAPEST IS NOT THE BESTEST! CHOOSE QUALITY.
Almeida Roofing Inc. is here for any roof repair or roof replacement if you’ve already picked the wrong solar installer! Or, if you just want to be cautious, we can also perform a roof inspection after the solar system has been installed. Either way, Almeida Roofing Inc. is ready to take your phone call, get you scheduled, and service your roof. For scheduling and more information, call our roofing experts at 602-743-3175.
Cool off your roof this summer
The Arizona heat has finally arrived! I think we can all agree our air conditioning systems are a highly appreciated necessity but are so expensive to utilize during the summer. They struggle to keep our homes cool and need all the help we can give them. One way of doing that is lowering the head load our home intakes by summer proofing the roof! Check out these tips on how to keep your roof cool this summer.
Attic & Wall Insulation- Keeping your attic cool helps to keep the rest of the home cool. If there isn’t proper insulation in the attic and walls to provide that barrier from the outside heat, the heat has no choice but to enter the home.
Paint the Roof- You’ve heard of “painting the roses red” but what about “painting the roof white”? The phrase doesn’t sound as good but that is irrelevant because painting the roof white is actually beneficial! The lighter the roof color, the more heat is reflected off your roof and home.
Shade- Research the kind of tree you want that will grow to be tall enough to offer the roof lots of shade. Hell, plant 5 trees around your house for shade! However, do keep in mind to plant them far enough away from the house to avoid branches falling onto the roof.
Solar Panels- There are 2 immediate benefits to installing a solar system on your roof.. One, the energy savings reflected on your bill of course. Two, the additional shade for your roof!
Almeida Roofing Inc. hopes these few tips help to keep you and your roof cool this summer! For any roof repairs or roof replacement, we are just one phone call away. Our roofing specialists can help address any questions or concerns you may have about your roof. We take pride in what we do and demonstrate that through our exceptional customer service.
Call the roofing pros at Almeida Roofing Inc. 602-743-3175
Why should I get my roof inspected?
It’s not uncommon for homeowners to be on the fence about getting anything in their home inspected. Whether it’s the HVAC, plumbing, or roof, people just don’t like spending money on it. We can also agree that those types of things can get extremely costly. However, with routine inspections and proper maintenance you will save more money and more!
Benefits of Routine Roof Inspections
- Spot damage before it becomes an even bigger problem.
- Save money on roof repairs and roof replacement.
- Helps with insurance claim if ever needed.
- Peace of mind knowing you have a sturdy roof over your head.
- Ensures proper drainage when the gutters are cleared of debris.
- You avoid voiding your roof warranty.
The benefits to proper roof care outweigh the benefit of saving money on the initial inspection. You do the math… Every time you don’t get an inspection, you can add that “saved money” to a jar labeled “Roof Repairs” instead. If you’d rather pay the small fee to ensure your roof is properly maintained, call the pros at Almeida Roofing. Our roof inspectors are ready to provide you with professional roofing services you’re sure to love. Call to schedule an inspection today!