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
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
Regular Roof Inspections
Our roof is the most important part of our home but the most forgotten about. We love to maintain our HVAC system because without that, we’re dying in 115-degree weather. But don’t forget about your roof too! Just because you don’t notice it every day, doesn’t mean it doesn’t need attention.
Your roof could have a hole and you wouldn’t even know until it was too late. A hole in the roof allows moisture to cause water damage. This water damage will be in your roof and ceiling. Once the ceiling is full enough to the point where it no longer has the strength to hold the water, down it goes onto your living room floor. Not only do you have to pay for roof repair now you also have to fork out money to repair the ceiling too. While we’re at it, let’s add the cost to clean or even replace the floors.
Do you see how one minor repair could change a series of events from happening? Now let’s back it up further. You wouldn’t know about this hole unless you saw it or were told about it, right? This is where regular roof inspections share their importance. Regular roof inspections are crucial in keeping your roof and ceiling sturdy and intact. The inspector will find any damage that requires attention, so you can repair it before the problem ends up on the floor.
For regular roof inspections, call the professionals at Almeida Roofing! Our team of inspectors will thoroughly inspect your roof, document their findings, and present you with any repair options if needed. Our goal is to aid in keeping you and your family safe under one sturdy roof. Call us for questions and to schedule a roof inspection today! 602-743-3175
Roof maintenance after a rainstorm
Most people like to open the curtains or pull up a chair on the patio to watch the rain fall and lightning strike. The relaxing sound of the rain hitting the ground as you sip tea is truly beautiful and peaceful. However, that relaxation and peace can quickly turn into destruction and havoc if your roof hasn’t been properly maintained. Almeida Roofing understands how important your roof is in keeping you protected and safe. With the professionalism and experience we offer; you can count on us to properly maintain your roof.
When you take care of your roof, it’ll take care of you and protect you from the outside elements. If there is neglect in maintenance, your roof will eventually let you know! Unless… you have Almeida Roofing on your side! With our roofing maintenance options, we offer the opportunity to fix small issues before they become major. A simple hole in the roof could result in your roof, walls, and ceiling crumbling to the ground if not corrected right away.
Almeida Roofing is here to maintain your roof so that doesn’t happen! It would be very unfortunate to be watching the rain then suddenly the roof caves in. You don’t want that for you, and we don’t either! Our goal during inspection is to inspect the roof and if we see any issues, we will inform you and provide repair options. Not all repairs are huge, but they can be overtime if the original problem isn’t corrected. Be active in your roofs maintenance by calling Almeida Roofing Inc.!
Signs Your Home Requires a New Roof
Being a homeowner, we expect our roof to protect us forever. We never really consider the possibility of having to replace the roof when we are buying a house. We’re more excited about picking the house, getting approved, and moving in. People aren’t thinking about when they’ll have to replace their roof and if they are, they’ve probably worked at a roofing company! For those who have no roofing experience, here are signs that it’s about time for roof replacement.
Stains- Check for stains on the outer walls, rafters and decking underneath the shingles. If there are stains, it may be time to replace the roof. Staining is an indication of issues like wood rot and moisture.
Cracked & Curled Shingles- If your roof has shingles and is more than 15 years old, take a close look for any cracks or curling. Cracks and curls are no good!
Sagging- A sagging roof can be caused by poor workmanship, incorrect installation, undersized rafter, and extreme weight. Walk outside, step away, and look at your roof to see if you notice any sagging.
Visible Light- Get in your attic and look up to see if there is any light coming through. If yes, it might be time to call for a roof replacement. That light coming through is from cracks and holes that shouldn’t be there!
Do you need a new roof? Look no further than Almeida Roofing Inc.! Call us to schedule a roof replacement estimate with one of our professional roofing contractors. Our roof inspector will inspect the roof, give you replacement options, and answer any questions you may have. Our goal is to keep you safe by properly installing a new roof. Trust the professionals at Almeida Roofing Inc. 623-743-3175
Can rain damage my roof?
Being a homeowner means all the repairs and upgrades are our responsibility. We no longer have the luxury of calling the maintenance guy or property management company to fix the leaky sink and not have to pay a dime. When damages occur and repairs need to be done on our home, we are never ready or excited about it. This is especially true during the rainy season and what a recent surprise of constant rain we just got. With all this extra rain, what damages could happen to our roofs?
We tend to get a lot of rain during the monsoon season in the summer but sometimes we get surprised with it in the winter months too. But whether it’s July or December, heavy rainfall can do damage to the shingles. Routinely check the stability of the shingles and ensure there are no cracks especially after a storm.
With trapped moisture and sitting water comes mold. Normally we struggle to deal with mold in our kitchens and bathrooms but the tops of our houses are easily overlooked. Expansion of materials, mildew, and wood rot occurs when the mold grows in the cracks on your roof. We suggest getting a roof inspection done if you have mold concerns.
If your gutters are clogged, it’ll become problematic during heavy rainfall because the water will end up sitting on your roof rather than draining. Gutters that aren’t maintained and cleared routinely could cause costly repairs in the future. Stay ahead of the game by keeping up with clearing your gutters.
Frozen water damage can occur during the winter months when we randomly get heavy rainfall. Water that sits and freezes in the cracks of the roof causes the building material to expand. When you go to do roof repairs, this expansion makes it difficult to repair verses if it was a smaller crack. Some repairs may be too big and you could end up buying a new roof instead.
Almeida Roofing recommends you take a look at your roof after this consistent rainfall we just had. If you’d like one of our professionals to do an inspection for you, we’re more than happy to help! We will complete our inspection, report back to you, and give you any repair or replacement recommendations if deemed necessary. Almeida Roofing looks forward to servicing you!
Roof Coating in Phoenix, Arizona
Looking for ways to extend the life of your roof? All roofs require the occasional repair and regular maintenance to keep them sturdy and safe. You can also look into getting the roof coated for added protection. Whether it’s for your home or business, there are different types of roof coatings you can choose from.
1.) Acrylic Roof Coating- Acrylic coatings are common due to costs, being environmentally safe, and the simple process. Not only does the coating protect your roof but it also helps in lowering the roofs temperature saving you money on electricity. If you’re looking for the cheapest option acrylic coating is the way to go but if you want a roof coating that is resistant to all elements and lasts a long time, you’ll want to use a different approach.
2.) Silicone Roof Coating- Silicone coatings are perfect for intense climates and sun exposure, which we have a lot of in the Phoenix area. The sleek and flat silicone can be covered in layers for extra protection. If looks aren’t a big deal, then coating your roof in silicone may be an option. However, if you’re picky like me, silicone may not be the best idea because dirt and debris get stuck to it easily.
3.) Polyurethane Roof Coating- Polyurethane coatings are becoming more favored. This coating is known for its durability and resistance from various elements. Having the polyurethane coating reduces the amount of sitting water that can cause roof damage. If price isn’t a deal breaker, this may be the right coating for your roof.
Are you now looking for a roofing contractor to coat your roof? Almeida Roofing is a certified roofing company that can help answer any questions and coat your roof. If you’re not sure which coating is right for you, don’t stress! We can go over all options and pricing with you! Whether it’s on a commercial building or residential home, let Almeida Roofing take care of your roof.
Call today! 602-743-3175