Foam Roof perks 101
So you’re only just hearing about foam roofs and want to know more? If you’re wondering whether it’s for your home or not, you’re in the right place to form a decision of your own based off of the information provided here!
Here are a couple perks to foam roofs you may want to know:
It can be hard to believe in such a dry state such at Arizona, but keep in mind we have monsoons!
We get down pour in just a matter of minutes when it comes to the storms we get,
waterproofing your roof can make or break your home!
Moving on from rain, to more rain! When it comes to foam roofs, the sloping and build of them tend to allow a proper path for the water to run through gutters easier.
Lower Energy Bills
Did you know that with foam roofs you can decrease your energy bills by 30%?
Yep, it’s the truth! Due to the UV ray reflecting properties within the foam, less heating is required during the cold months and less cooling is needed for the hotter months. They’re the best insulation on the market!
New or old roofs are able to receive foam roofing services; no, we’re not kidding. Foam roofs don’t discriminate on shape either, regardless of whether your roof is a one shape, flat, metal, concrete, etc. foam roofs are installable!
Don’t let its foam qualities fool you, the rigidness of foam roofs aren’t something to scoff at!
They’re durable enough to tough out impacts, storms, high winds, and even the occasional cat on the roof.
So now that you have the perks of foam roofs, do you see yourself getting it soon?
When you’re ready, so is Almeida Roofing Inc.!
We’re here to ensure every roofing project goes smoothly and affordably!
Can snakes get on your roof?
We’ve all heard of “Snakes on a Plane” but have you heard “snakes on a roof”?! If not, I’m here to tell you that it is 100% possible and 1,000,000,000% SCARY. To make it even worse, they can get into your attic space, into the ceiling, and walls! These spaces are dark, warm, and humid making it a snake’s favorite shelter. While it’s great for Slinky the slithering snake, you may not get those same feelings.
How do snakes get on the roof and into the house?
Snakes are sneaky climbers that can go up to your roof and enter the home through small gaps, vent openings, gaps around the doors, and wherever else they can get through.
Why do snakes enter houses?
As stated previously, they like dark, warm, and humid areas. What could be more perfect than your attic in the middle of monsoon season?!
Signs there is a snake in the attic
- Shed skins and droppings
- Slither tracks
- Slow moving scratches noises
What to do if there is a snake is the attic
Call pest control! It is advised against to go after the snake yourself. Unfortunately, here in Arizona, we have snakes that are venomous and will kill us if bit. If you’re not sure where the snake is located, you can try putting snake traps in and around the house and roof.
Can extreme heat harm your roof?
We all know that Arizona is a hot place. We love it, or we hate it. Heat and humidity cause problems for our roofing, just as all extreme weather can. Arizona is a dry heat most of the year, but extreme temperatures, storms, and severe weather conditions can cause damage to both commercial and residential roofs. However, some preventative measures can be taken to help your roof in the extreme summer heat. Ensuring that your roof has proper ventilation is key to reducing the effects of heat and humidity on your roof. If you need clarification on your roof’s ventilation, speak with a roofing professional about the right ventilation for your roof style.
Heat has a way of making existing problems worse. Be sure to check your roof after storms or if there might be an issue as soon as you can avoid the heat worsening everything.
Roof replacement estimates for your forever home
Making that ultimate choice to reside in a house and stay there until you leave this world brings peace and joy. It’s like reaching the finish line of living experiences. You went through apartments, studios, house rentals, and finally made it to your final home.
When we first start out as young adults, we typically get an apartment, maybe even with a roommate. When the apartment starts to get tight, we then rent a home. After finishing college or saving enough money, we then buy a home. A few years later we finally meet the right one, get married, and have babies. The 3-bedroom house you bought now is too small for you and your family so, then you buy a bigger house. Some families stay for a while, while other families may have to move a few more times for work. Eventually, the kids get older and move out and now it’s you and your spouse in this big 4,000 sq ft house. With age comes aches and pains making it difficult to keep up with that much house. You and your spouse make that decision to move into something smaller for the rest of your lives.
During the time of being in your forever home, you may have to replace things around the house. You don’t last forever and neither does your roof. People don’t commonly take this into consideration and can be really surprised when they have no choice but to replace their roof. It can be stressful mentally and financially. This is why you want to be prepared and find a roofing contractor you can trust. With Almeida Roofing Inc., you’ll have peace of mind knowing you and your new roof will be taken care of. Call us for roof estimates! 602-743-3175
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.
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.
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.!
How to clean your gutters.
Keeping clean gutters is an important part of roof health. Having gutters back up can cause pooling and leaks and can lead to damage.
When cleaning your gutters, safety is key. If you feel like you can not clean safely, hire a professional to help. Wearing gloves is also key to protecting your hands from anything sharp that may have ended up in your gutter.
After the safety steps have been taken, remove and clean the downspout strainers. Depending on your roof, a ladder or access to the roof is needed to clear all the trim gutters around the house. Remove anything large that has become lodged and could cause a possible blockage. After removing large debris, you should be able to take a hose and spray water into the gutters to clear out small leaves and left sticks. This is also a good test to see if you have successfully cleared out your gutters completely. The water should run freely and out without any obstructions.
Roof inspections for new homeowners
Do you need a roof inspection?
Sometimes, yes. You should always get a full home inspection when purchasing a new home. There was a time when it was common to waive inspections, but regardless of how badly you want a home, you should always get an inspection, so you know the condition of your home. This goes for the whole home, but also the roof. Think of home inspectors like general practitioners; they sort of have to know a little bit about everything. Think of a roof inspector as a specialist. If your home inspector returns with anything about your roof on their report, you need to call a roof inspector to take a closer look. You will want someone with the expertise to get to the root of any issues.
What gets inspected?
When your roof is inspected, the inspector is looking for any damage to your roof. Damage can be caused by leaks, mold, moss, etc. inspectors also look over the integrity of your roof, like the full condition of roofing materials and the Condition of flashings and roof penetrations. Your inspector should inspect not just the roof but things that are involved with your roof, like any skylights, pipework that should be sealed, and even your gutters.
Spring Cleaning Roof Checklist
It’s barely the new year, but spring will have rolled around before you know it. It will soon be time to check on your roof to get ready for the summer.
Here is a list of a few things to check once it starts to warm up.
Clear Off All Debris from roof and gutter – We all know that wintertime creates all sorts of messes from trees; this means it’s not just on the ground, it’s also on your roof. If you have a lot of trees that drop leaves, be sure to check your roof and also your gutters for fallen leaves.
Examine Your Roof for Loose Shingles – Look around your roof and ensure all the shingles have made it through the winter. Things like hail and storms through the winter can damage and loosen shingles. It is important to find loose shingles and fix them before they cause any issues.
Damaged Tree Branches – If you have damaged or dangling tree branches close to your roof, have them trimmed or removed. Branches that fall can cause future costly repairs.