Tile Roofs VS Shingle Roofs

Tile Roofs

Tile roofs cost more than shingle roofs and take longer to set up and install. Tile roofs last longer than shingle roofs and hold their value much longer. Tile roofs weigh more than shingle roofs. Making sure your home can support tile roofs is a key factor.

Shingle Roofs

Shingle roofs are way cheaper than tile roofs. However, shingle roofs do not last as long. Being that shingles are lightweight, they are often damaged from excessive winds. Shingles are the best affordable roof option, however longevity is quite the opposite.

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Does Foam Roofing Save you Money?

Lower Energy Bills?

The materials used in the foam can help reduce your energy bill! The materials provide insulation which helps seal to prevent outside water from leaking in.

Proper Structure?

The Foam can be sealed and stay sealed for a long time. The foam can withstand rain, and strong winds which helps reduce cost of damage or leaks.

How does it drain?

Foam roofs can provide ranges of thickness in different areas of the roof. This can help guide water to drain out. This helps reduce any type of water leakage or drain issue and can save you money!

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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:

Water resistant

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!

Excellent Drainage

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!

Easy Installation

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 

  1. Shed skins and droppings 
  1. Slither tracks 
  1. 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.