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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Roof Inspections & Preventative Maintenance
For homeowners, the stability and strength of the structure of their home is often overlooked. We would rather spend our money and efforts upgrading the kitchen and bathrooms. I don’t blame you, I’m the same way. However, if we don’t ensure our homes are structurally solid, those beautiful teal cabinets and white marble countertops can easily be destroyed.
How do you avoid that from happening? For starters, you’ll want to make sure the roof over your head isn’t going to come crashing down on you. This requires regular roof inspections annually and preventative maintenance.
During a roof inspection, the roofing specialist will do a thorough inspection in and outside the home. If they find any damage or areas of concern, they will bring them to your attention and provide repair or replacement options if necessary. Most roofing contractors offer financing so you can give your home the attention it needs without worrying about financial stress.
To avoid unnecessary roof damage, there are things you can do:
- Trim back branches on tall trees close to the house.
- Clear gutters.
- Check for broken tiles or shingles.
- Keep the roof free of debris
- Schedule annual roof inspections with a trusted roofing contractor.
Don’t have a trusted roofing contractor in your contact list?
No problem. Now you do! Almeida Roofing Inc. 623-743-3175. Our trained and certified roof inspectors have the knowledge and skills to inspect any roof! With each roof they inspect, professionalism and care are demonstrated from start to finish. For more information on roofing services Almeida Roofing Inc. can provide you, give us a call or check out our website.
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.
Can the heat damage my roof?
We live in one of the hottest states, Arizona. The sun is constantly shining, and the heat is always rising. You might be wondering, can the heat damage my roof? That is a fair question considering the Arizona heat can be harsh on just about anything.
Extreme Heat & Your Roof
When people think of Arizona, the unbearable heat is the first thing to come to mind. Your roof can agree! During the summer when temperatures are at their highest, your roof will reach 150+ degrees. HOT! Those high temperatures lead to the breakdown of roofing materials. Shingles loosen, tiles crack, and even flat roofs bubble.
To ensure your roof is in tip-top shape during the summer and winter months, it is recommended to have a roof inspection 2x a year, once in the Spring and once in the Fall. If not twice a year, at least annually.
During an inspection, the roof specialist will check the structural integrity, materials, and signs of damage throughout the ceiling and walls. For any signs of damage, the inspector will bring options for roof repair or replacement. Whether you have loose, broken, or cracked tiles, a licensed roofing contractor can get your roof back in tip-top shape.
Almeida Roofing Inc.
Repairing or replacing your roof might sound like a major hassle, but it doesn’t need to be. Not when you have Almeida Roofing Inc. on your side! Our roofing specialists take pride in their work and demonstrate that on every roof they inspect, repair, or replace. Keeping your roof in great condition starts with a great roofer. Call the roofing professionals at 602-743-3175!
Monsoon Season & Your Roof
This summer has been a slow one this year, but we know, the rain, strong winds, and lightning are just around the corner. Have you prepped your roof for monsoon season yet?
How can I prep my roof for the monsoon season?
Clean Gutters- During monsoon season, we get A LOT of rain. It is crucial your gutters are clear of any debris so the water can drain properly. Without proper drainage, the water will create a pool on your roof resulting in costly damage.
Trim Trees- You’ll either want to get out the trimmer or call a landscaper to cut any overhanging branches. The strong winds can easily cause any branches to break off and come crashing down on your roof. Falling branches can cause serious damage resulting in costly repairs that no one wants to pay for.
Scan all openings- Over time, areas around openings in the roof fail. The flashings are one of the materials that need replacing. A flashing is a thin metal material that roofers use to direct water away from certain areas in the roof. They’re typically installed to surround features like vents, chimneys, and skylights.
Schedule a professional roof inspection- To get the most accurate status of the condition of your roof, find a roofing contractor you can trust and schedule an inspection. They’ll be able to fully inspect the roof, provide options, and repair or replace it if needed.
Ensure you’re protecting you and your family by taking care of your roof. With Almeida Roofing Inc., you can bet we will demonstrate the care your roof needs. Our experts are ready to get your roof monsoon ready. Call today! 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.
What does the roofer look at during inspection?
We always talk about how important it is to get your roof inspection done routinely but what does it include? That is a fair question considering you’re paying the guy right! No matter what type of roof you have, maintenance and inspections really are important. But let us go ahead and answer your question to help put your mind at ease…
The roofer will be looking at all the following roofing material to ensure the condition and integrity is at it should be.
- Soffits, Fascia, and Drip Edges
While the inspector is making sure all the roofing materials are in good shape, they’ll also be checking the roof penetration points. The inspector will ensure these areas are properly sealed to avoid any water damage. As they’re checking the points, they’ll be on the lookout for any other holes or roof damage. As well as the roof, they’ll go into the attic to verify there isn’t any damage. If they find anything that needs to be repaired or replaced, they’ll show you and provide options.
For routine roof inspections, your friends at Almeida Roofing can help! We have the roofing specialists ready to get on any roof. Steep or flat, they’ll inspect your roof with the utmost care all while having a smile on their face. Almeida Roofing wants to make sure you’re satisfied but to most importantly, make sure you have a strong roof over your head. Call to schedule a roof inspection today! 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
Suggested Home Roof Maintenance
Now is the time to complete your roof maintenance checklist! You’ll want to make sure the roof is sturdy and that there are no holes before the monsoon season rolls in. The high winds and heavy rainfalls will cause damage to any roof that isn’t properly maintained. Don’t be that neighbor with a caved in roof after a storm! Read more to start your roof maintenance checklist.
Roof inspections are crucial in ensuring there aren’t any possible hazards and damage that need to be repaired. It is recommended to have the roof inspected bi-annually. Inspect before monsoon season and after. If any debris or wind caused damage during the storm, you can get it repaired before further issues occur. One minor hole can lead to thousands and thousands of dollars if not taken care of right away.
Inspect the shingles bi-annually. See if you notice any missing, damaged, curled, or lifted shingles. Any damaged or missing shingles should be replaced right away to avoid further roof damage.
Trim the trees that are close to your roof. By trimming the trees, you avoid leaves from getting trapped on the roof and branches falling. The leaves being trapped can cause moisture to build and weaken the structure. Branches falling onto the roof can cause damage like holes and weaken the structure.
When you follow these roof maintenance tips, you’re prolonging the life of the roof and keeping your family safe. For a thorough roof inspection, Almeida Roofing can help! Add us to your maintenance checklist and give us a call when you’re ready to schedule a professional roof inspection. 602-743-3175
Roof Damage After a Storm
What a weird couple of weeks it has been with all this rain! Homeowners in Phoenix, Arizona is used to seeing most of the rain activity during monsoon season in the summer months. These storms aren’t just bringing more rain… the wind and hail too! We haven’t had hail in what seems like years! Maybe it’s time to check on your roof… Just think about taking the brunt of all the force your roof is withstanding as it protects you!
Mother nature sure is beautiful when she pours from the skies but does cause some issues to our roofs. Rain damage is the most common and noticeable roof damage. As your roof weakens and storms continuously beat on it, the material weakens and the shingles start lifting. When this happens, water seeps into the holes and cracks with nowhere to drain… The moisture eventually begins to cause even more damage and can even create problems inside the home.
Storms in Arizona can be dangerous when the intense winds roll in. We see trampolines flying from backyard to backyard, a wall of dust coming straight at us, and our freshly washed car getting smacked with that wall of dust. What we don’t see is that shingle starting to lift up, completely come off, and fly away! You could be missing many pieces of your roof and you wouldn’t even know unless you checked. This brings us back to water damage because the rain, hail, and occasional snowfall can sit right where your shingles and other roofing materials are supposed to be!
Hail seems to be showing up more and more out of the blue. These balls of ice range from all different sizes. Some are as small as a pea while others can be as big as a soccer ball! No matter how big or how small, ice hitting your roof does damage. It may not be right away but overtime hail can breakdown the roofs material, creating issues in the future.
After any storm, you should check your roof or call for an inspection. Almeida Roofing is a professional roofing contractor who services the Phoenix, Arizona area. We can inspect your roof and tell you how well it held up after last week’s storm or give you options if it needs further attention. Take care of your roof by calling the roofing professionals at 602-743-3175.