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 

Shingle Roofs In Arizona – Pros & Cons

Shingle roofs are commonly seen on Arizona homes… Why? With temperatures fluctuating day & night and the crazy monsoon storms during the summer, we need a roof that can handle the conditions Arizona has to offer. Our homes must have durable roofs that can withstand the unpredictable climate variations. Here is a quick review of the pros and cons of using shingle roofs.

Pros:

  • Versatility – Shingle roofs can be made of materials like asphalt fiberglass, wooden shingles, metal, slate, tile etc. 
  • Inexpensive – Shingles are one of the most inexpensive roofing options. Material used for shingles have different costs so you have various options to choose from that works best for you.
  • Easy Installation and Maintenance – Arizona roofing companies can easily and proficiently install shingle roofs. Regular maintenance is recommended to keep shingles clean and safe. 
  • Fire Resistant – Shingles are fairly fire-resistant. Asphalt shingles can last 2 hours before catching fire unlike wooden shingles. Asphalt fiberglass shingles are the most fire-resistant among all other types of shingles.
  • Easily Available – Shingles are easily found everywhere and anywhere. Available in different shapes types and colors too!

Cons:

  • Lifespan – Metal and slate shingles are durable up to 50 years, but few shingles like asphalt, tile and wood are decreased to 30-35 years in life expectancy.
  • Regular Inspection Required – Although the roof maintenance and repair is easy, regular inspection is required to avoid any damage.
  • Vulnerable to Mildew – Improper roof installation, ventilation and leaks can lead to mold, mildew, and fungi.

People choose shingle roofs over other roofing types as it’s inexpensive, durable, and easily available in Arizona.

Asphalt Roof Installation is done by the professional roofing expert, Almeida Roofing. To learn more and get a quote, give us a call! 602-743-3175

Arizona Monsoon Season Is Here!

The Arizona monsoon storms can be exciting, scary, pretty and also costly.

When you need a roofing repair, don’t procrastinate – roofing problems usually get worse over time. Call us today to get a free estimate on fixing it now – 602-743-3175

Several cities in the Phoenix and surrounding areas suffered damage to roofs and other structures already this Monsoon 2022 season, and this season is just getting started. There has been reports of multiple power outages, lots of roof damage and even a completely flattened mobile home!

Below are some tips to stay safe during this Monsoon 2022:

(The below tips from:  Arizona Fire & Medical Authority (az.gov) website)

The Arizona Fire & Medical Authority gives these tips on safety during and after storms, no matter where you are at:

Outdoors

Lightning is attracted to metal and water, and tends to strike the highest or tallest objects. YOU ARE IN A STRIKE ZONE IF YOU HEAR THUNDER FIVE SECONDS OR LESS AFTER YOU SEE LIGHTNING! 

  • Avoid wide, open areas such as fields and golf courses. 
  • Stay off hilltops and other high points of land. 
  • Don’t stand near trees or tall poles 
  • Get at least 7 feet away from tall objects 
  • Avoid metal objects such as golf carts and clubs, lawn mowers and pipes. 
  • Get to the lowest point of ground you can, and kneel or squat to minimize your contact points with the ground. 
  • Do not lie flat. This will make you a bigger target. 
  • Don’t huddle with others. Spread out at least 15 feet apart. 
  • Remove golf shoes or steel-toed boots. 
  • If you’re out on the water, get to land. 
  • If you’re in a pool, get out.

Downed Power Lines

  • Stay at least 100 feet away. 
  • If the power line has fallen on your car while you’re in it, don’t touch anything metal in the car, and stay inside until professional help arrives. 
  • Never try to help someone trapped by a power line. You endanger your own safety. Instead, call 9-1-1 immediately.

Indoor Safety

  • Stay away from windows during strong winds. Tree limbs and other wind-borne objects can be a hazard. 
  • Electrical wiring attracts lightning. Avoid using the telephone, except for emergencies. 
  • Lighting can move through a home’s plumbing, attracted to the metal or water. Avoid using sinks and showers. 
  • Disconnect computers, TVs and other delicate electronic equipment. Consider attaching surge protectors to such equipment.

Driving Safety

In Dust:

  • Don’t enter a dust storm if you can avoid it. 
  • Turn headlights on and slow to a prudent speed.
  • If you pull off the road, get as far to the right as possible. Turn off the car and headlights, and set the parking brake. Keep your foot off the brake pedal because other drivers may think you’re a car in motion. 

In Rain:

  • Rain reduces traction and causes tires to hydroplane. Slow your speed accordingly. 
  • Water on roads may be deeper than it looks. Watch for vehicles travelling too fast. They can throw up blinding sheets of water. 
  • Don’t cross rain-swollen washes. You can be caught in a flash flood that can sweep your vehicle and its contents away. 
  • Pay attention to hazard signs and roadblocks. Ignoring them threatens life and property, and can result in enforcement action by police. 

Stuck in a wash: 

Control of a vehicle is lost in 6 inches of water. Most vehicles will begin to float in 2 feet of water. 

– If you have a phone, call 911. Our firefighters are equipped and trained on swift water rescues.


– If you can, climb onto the roof and wait to be rescued. 


– If the water is still low and you can wade to safety, do so, but beware of floating debris. 

Additional Monsoon and Dust Storm Information

When you need a roofing repair, don’t procrastinate – roofing problems usually get worse over time. Call us today to get a free estimate on fixing it now – 602-743-3175

Roofing repair that you can count on is something that can really help to rest your mind at ease. As a home owner, it’s important to develop relationships with the contractors that can make your life easier.

We can handle your roofing repair professionally, no matter how big or small the job is! Give us a call to schedule a free consultation and estimate: 602-743-3175

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STEPS TO CHOOSE THE BEST PHOENIX ROOFING COMPANY?

No matter whether your roof needs repairing or replacing or just maintenance, you have to look for best Phoenix roofing company.

If you want to have best quality roofing services at an affordable price then these are the steps which make you have best Scottsdale roofing contractor for you.

Step 1: Do Online Research For Best Phoenix Roofing Company

Online research is the best way to find out the best Phoenix roofing company. You can also opt for local roofing contractors because local roofing contractors save you from scams or frauds. While choosing a company online is the best way because if a company is well reputed then it will definitely have a website online.

You will get a reputed company’s website online and can check reviews, past record of the company.

Look for various things such as:

Bond, insurance, and license are the three most important things which you have to look for in choosing a roofing company.

Read Also: TIPS TO HELP YOU CHOOSE A ROOFING CONTRACTOR PHOENIX

Step 2: List Of Questions Which You Have To Ask

  • Ask for the former customer’s references so that you can check the past work of the contractor.
  • Ask about the estimate roof repair cost and how you have to pay the same. Ask whether you have to pay upon completion or you have to pay before the project begins or how much is the deposit?
  • Ask about Bond insurance and license?
  • Ask about the experience of the company?
  • Will, there be subcontractors or not? And if there are subcontractors then ask for the license numbers of those subcontractors?
  • Will, you give me a guarantee?
  • How much time is needed to complete the project?
  • Will the whole obey the project waste or not?
  • Is there any pending legal action against your company so that you will not face any problem in your future?
  • Ask about the company’s policy and the terms and conditions of the contract?
  • Ask about the material they are going to use in your project?
  • Do their employees wear uniforms or not?
  • Ask for the company’s physical location?
  • Does the company go under regular safety training because there are various unique risks in roofing business?
  • Will, you furnish me a written contract including all terms and conditions as well as payment instructions and the total price of the project you have to pay?
  • Ask whether a company is familiar with the latest technologies and latest types of equipment so that you will be able to get the best roofing services.
  • These are the various questions which you have to ask. These questions will help you a lot in choosing the right phoenix roofing company. If you get appropriate answers to all these questions then you will able to find the best roofing company for you.

Step 3: Examine The Answers & Select The Appropriate Company

Examine all the answers and select the appropriate company which suits your needs and requirements.

These are the steps which makes you choose the best Phoenix roofing company.