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Trust Roof Repair to Us, the Experts of the Valley: Castile Roofing!

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Trust Roof Repair to Us, the Experts of the Valley: Castile Roofing!

Homeowners dread this, and business owners fear this: roof repair just isn’t something people are willing to concern themselves with. It’s costly to handle so most ignore it at first. Then the problem escalates to where they HAVE to address it, or it becomes far too hazardous to live/work/do business. While most would not let such damage go to this extreme, it’s still a hassle to deal with roof repair. Castile Roofing is more than eager to handle such ‘hassle.’ This makes us the best option for roof repair when you need Roofing Done Right!

Why Deal with Roof Repair?

It’s not enough to just ‘deal’ with roof repair. The roof of the home is just as important as water or electricity. It is the first and last line of defense against the elements of the sun and rain. Neglecting the roof could lead to further damage inside the home; and for those selling their home it will quickly devalue the property itself. It is in the best interest of home and business owners to have these matters handled properly. Castile Roofing is more than capable of this service.

What Types of Roofing Materials do you do for Roof Repair?

One of the most common questions we hear from customers is what type of materials can you handle as a roofing company. While the simple answer is ‘all known roofing materials in the Valley,’ we like to elaborate on roofing materials we specialize:

The roofing materials range from home to home, but the quality of work is universal to all residents of the Valley of the Sun! Having lived in the Valley ourselves, we literally are a part of the homes we serve. That’s how we can work for customers in Mesa, Tempe, Avondale, Glendale, Casa Grande, Phoenix, Scottsdale, and more!

How Do We Contact Castile Roofing?

We have many ways to contact us, and here’s how. First, the best method of contact is email: info@castileroofing.com. Our team will respond quickly and give you insight on scheduling. After this, the next best method is via phone. Though it is best to contact us as soon as possible, as our lines do get busy quickly. This is because residents trust the quality of our work; something we humbly thank them for. So if you need roof repair, consultations, installations or just want to witness Roofing Done Right, Castile Roofing is the best choice.

Eloy – Our Greatest Challenge, And Our Legacy

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One of the many small towns that dot our beloved Grand Canyon State, Eloy is a small town with many homes in need of some love. While we cannot rebuild the homes, we CAN work on roofing to make sure they can withstand the harsh weather out there. Here are some examples of some much needed work and care.

The Porch Areas of a Complex in Eloy

Here we have the following roofs that act as the top portion of the porch:

Eloy - Roofs in desperate need of repair and Roofing Done Right! Eloy - Roofs in desperate need of repair and Roofing Done Right!

Here you have the the porch area sections. As you notice, mold and rot have taken hold. Eventually, if left unchecked and without repair, this part of the roof will collapse, possibly hurting someone. Naturally, you want to keep people safe from that kind of harm.

More Examples of Potential Problems; Same Complex

Eloy - Roofs in desperate need of repair and Roofing Done Right! Eloy - Roofs in desperate need of repair and Roofing Done Right! Eloy - Roofs in desperate need of repair and Roofing Done Right! Eloy - Roofs in desperate need of repair and Roofing Done Right! Eloy - Roofs in desperate need of repair and Roofing Done Right!

Here you see several examples of water damage from AC units installed on the roof itself. This is due to negligence when having an AC on the roof without regularly checking on it. Over time, you see runoff patterns from water/Freon seeping out from the exhaust pipe. This discolors the shingles shown here and also causing permeation which weakens the roofs ability to guard against the elements. While these shown are a more extreme case, it’s important to contact us regularly to make sure you don’t have your roof end up like this.

Natural Foliage, Natural Problems

Eloy - Roofs in desperate need of repair and Roofing Done Right! Eloy - Roofs in desperate need of repair and Roofing Done Right! Eloy - Roofs in desperate need of repair and Roofing Done Right! Eloy - Roofs in desperate need of repair and Roofing Done Right!

Here is where nature is not being kind to this poor roof. While the tree itself is not through the roof, thankfully, it can do some discoloration and and also make it too easy for tree dwellers to hop onto the roof and use it for whatever they want to do. Therefore, you want someone to inspect the roof to see if there is any significant damage. Our consultation will be able to have that done for you. Depending on the type of roof; shingle, tile, etc., the cost could be considerable.

The Verdict

As you see from the pictures provided that a lot of the ‘porch’ sections of these roofs, along with the rest of the roofs themself are in the WORST of shape. They could fall from decay at almost any moment. So don’t wait until you reach this level of damage. Our closest and more readily available location to serve you is that of the Casa Grande Location. Contact us to get your Roof and your ROOFING Done Right!

Tips On How Long Does A Roof Last

How Long The Roof On Your House Will Last And Tips For Making It Last Even Longer

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How Long The Roof On Your House Will Last And Tips For Making It Last Even Longer

One of the most important features on your house is the roof.  It undergoes wear and tear on a regular basis.  Although at some time all roofs need to be replaced, when it needs to happen will depend on various factors: especially how it is maintained and the materials that are used. Castile Roofing is trained to handle such issues, but it helps YOU, the customer to spot them ahead of time; starting with the roofing materials.

The Kinds of Roofing Materials

The materials that are most commonly used on a roof are foam, steel, tile, slate, wood and asphalt.  Asphalt shingles will last from 18 up to 30 years, while wood shakes tend to last anywhere from 14 up to 20 years.  Steel, tile and slate can all last for 50 years or even longer.  Usually a foam roof will last from 10 up to 15 years.  They can also last as long as 30 years if certain coatings get applied to them.  Whenever you are replacing your roof, make sure that you select quality materials that will do well and hold up in your local climate. Here are some tips to keep in mind:

Tip #1: How To Extend Your Roof’s Lifespan

When considering tips, here’s one to start. There are several different things you can do to extend the life of your roof.  You can clean the roof on a regular basis, care for any nearby trees and inspect it for any wear and tear.

Tip #2: Inspect Your Roof

Inspecting your roof every year is one thing you can do to extend its life.  For climates that have a harsh winter, the best time to inspect your roof is after winter is over.  In hot climates, it should be done when summer ends.  It’s also a very good idea to inspect your roof following a hail storm or heavy rain.  If you check for damage on a regular basis, your roof will stay in good shape for a longer period of time.

Tips On How Long Will A Roof LastCheck for curled-up edges or cracks, especially on wood shakes or asphalt shingles.  Also make sure you look for dips in your roof: that might be a sign that there is a leak.  When caught early, problems are a lot easier to fix, so make sure you check your roof on a regular basis for any warning signs.

Tip #3: Take Care Of Nearby Trees

Trees might be bad or good for your roof, depending on the area where you live.  If you happen to live in a humid or wet climate, you need to trim back any tress hanging over your roof.  Trees in a wet climate may prevent your roof from completely drying.  That will increase the wear and tear on the roof.  In a sunny and dry climate, trees can actually help to prevent damage by providing the roof with shade.  No matter what kind of climate you live in, make sure to remove the leaves from your roof on a regular basis, since they may trap moisture and cause other problems as well.

Tip #4: Clean Your Roof

Of all the tips, this is one of the most critical. It is very important to clean your gutters to extend your roof’s life.  Usually clogged gutters are associated with causing problems either for your basement or siding, but your roof can be affected as well.  If the leaves pile up too deep, water may get into the roof’s rafters or sheathing and start to rot.  Each fall and spring you should clean your gutter to prevent rot from occurring.

In some parts of the country, especially the Northwest is particularly prone to moss. Mass may trap water which can cause a lot of damage.  Therefore, removing it is very important.  Usually you can just sweep moss of if you catch it early.  You might have to kill it first if the moss has accumulated.

In areas that have harsh winters, it is a smart idea to remove snow from the roof in between storms. Snow become quite heavy and can cause a roof to collapse in the right circumstances.  Removing snow can prevent leaks as well.  If any patches of ice are bonded to the roof, you shouldn’t attempt to remove them, since that can cause further damage.

Eventually you will need to replace your roof.  However, there are things you can do to help prevent this from happening too fast.  A longer lifespan will depend on how your roof is maintained along with the materials that it is made of.  You can get the most from your money and your roof by regular care and cleaning and by using more durable materials.

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Four Roofing Scams To Be Aware Of

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Roofs are a very expensive component of your house, and the roofing industry is known to have a fair amount of deceptions and scams associated with it.  If a homeowner is informed before trying to hire a local roofing contractor they can ensure getting a quality job and save money.  The following are four scams that are common to the roof repair industry and how you can avoid them.

1.  Unnecessary roof replacements

Asphalt shingles are among the most common common materials that Arizona roofing companies use.  They have been designed to last for twenty years at least.  It is expensive to replace a roof.  Homeowners can inspect their roofs from the ground using binoculars.  Usually shingles needing to be replaced get brittle and curl up.  A common sales deception is to try to convince you to replace your roof before it is necessary.  This can lead to a job that is quite expensive.

2.  Removing stained shingles

Many houses in the Phoenix area are prone to getting algae.  This is similar to the plants growing in ponds and oceans.  The algae frequent grows on a roof’s sunny side and can lead to discolored and stained shingles.  Some roofing companies in Phoenix will insist that the stained shingles be replaced. It is an expensive job that isn’t necessary.  There are several products that are offered by the roofing industry that have been designed to remove the stains and kill the algae.  Some products can be found in local home improvement stores and attach easily to the end of your garden hose.  Algaecide can be applied by homeowners themselves or they can have the job done by a professional.

3. Extra Repairs

Usually free estimates are provided, and a majority of experts recommend that homeowners get three different quotes at least.  Estimates don’t cover any rotten wood that might be encountered on the job.  That can result in expensive change orders and repairs that can increase the original estimate.  Your contract should clearly state how much you will need to pay in the event that there are any unforeseen damages that need to be taken care. Also, homeowners might want to examine the damage themselves prior to agreeing to any repair work.  Binoculars are an excellent way to view a roof from the ground.  Sometimes it is necessary to replace rotten wood, and a majority of contractors do charge by the hour for their work.

4. Storm Chasers

Following a large storm, it is understandable that most homeowners will have concerns about their property.  Arizona roofing companies offer numerous ways for homeowners to be certain that their properties are still in good shape.  Homeowner’s insurance covers most roof repairs, and having an inspection done is a very proactive approach to take in assessing any potential damage.  Preventive maintenance and routine inspections are offered by Phoenix roofing companies.  Professionals are able to schedule convenient times for inspecting a roof following a storm.  It is an excellent way of checking for damage without having to feel any pressure to sign a contract.  Numerous roofing companies solicit following a storm.  Getting a professional inspection done is an affordable way of seeing what repairs are necessary.

Homeowners may rely on an insured and licensed Arizona roofing company to make sure their properties are fully protected.  There are plenty of competent professionals in the roof repair industry, however the field has been given a bad name but a few dishonest contractors.  A major of contractors guarantee their work and provide quality service.  Having your home inspected regularly is a proactive approach that can save you a significant amount of money.

Roofing Consultation – Anticipation vs Inevitability

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Owning a home is a great feeling to enjoy. It’s the sense of independence; the following of our country’s creed of “Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness.” But there are also many pitfalls that you must anticipate with home ownership; one of them is the very roof over your head. To that end, Castile roofing offers ways to further anticipate your needs to prevent the inevitable.

Roofing Consultation – Weather Anticipation vs Inevitable Damage

roofing consultation is the first step in keeping the roof in one piece. Castile Roofing staff are experts in the field of roofing repair and maintenance. That’s not the only reason to select Castile. Being local citizens of the cities that make up our Valley, they know the weather conditions and materials for roofs. Local businesses benefit from our knowledge. As contractors ourselves, we understand the importance of a healthy partnership. Through our consultations, we offer cost-efficient solutions to your unique situations.

A Roofing Consultation Helps in Both the Short and Long Run

Roofing Consultation - measures can be taken to prevent further damage.

Take a look at the image above. The picture here shows minor damage throughout a residential roof. Fortunately for the client, the damage took place AWAY from the air conditioner and any major electrical wiring.  Another fortunate fact is the damage is minor and easily repaired when handled quickly.

Roofing Consultation - Anticipation vs Inevitable damage.

Now take a look at THIS picture. Had there been ANY noticeable damage on this side of the roof, the cost would be astronomical. Most homes in the Valley are similar to the picture show above. Air Conditioners place atop the roof, and electrical wiring as well. That is the importance of anticipation. Roof consultations with our team can help you find trouble spots. Because of this, the customer can act before the damage becomes severe. We address roofing issues that will be hazardous if left unchecked. Failure to do so will cause inevitable damage and long-term costs. Not to mention a new sun-roof that you didn’t plan on.

Roofing Consultation - Castile Roofing

As the Kings and Queens of your ‘Castle’ the last thing you want is the roof crashing down. Roofing consultation prevents such problems becoming inevitable. With many homes in Phoenix, Tempe, Scottsdale, Mesa and throughout the Valley, anticipation is key. Our experience these past ten years helped save roofs across the Valley from their inevitable destruction. Don’t expect anything less when you need “Roofing Done Right”. Castile Roofing is the way to go!

Castile Roofing makes the difference when problems happen

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Despite being a desert, rain can be devastating to a roof. The cost of repairs only gets worse the longer the problem(s) occurs. However, most companies may not be able to fully restore damage done after a downpour. That’s the difference made with Castile Roofing.

The Castile Difference is:

Castile Roofing is a Valley-native business; owned and operated here in Phoenix, AZ. As a result, we hire the best roofers from around the Valley. These experts know and understand the nature of roofs across our metropolitan city. Using their skill and efficiency, they are able to resolve any roof problem in a timely enough manner. This allows for you to worry less on how long it will take. Next is the all-too-important topic of any job: cost.

The Cost Difference

The cost is the ‘meat and potatoes’ of ANY repair or maintenance job. It is also the toughest subject to speak of when dealing with repair and maintenance. Most companies will offer vague numbers and timetables to completion. Castile lets their customers know up front the cost and scope of the repair/maintenance will be BEFORE signing any paperwork. We also will inform our customer of any changes in cost and scope prior to taking them or if the customer has a change in mind. We want to make the consultation to our company as open as possible. This level of transparency is vital to keep our customers satisfied, and we have known this for the past decade.

The Differing Situations Handled

See the difference with Castile Roofing!As stated from the beginning, we handle any situation. A commercial business with a tile roof? We can handle that. A family of ten that uses their shingle roof for night-time stargazing? We can handle that too. Need maintenance work done in a timely manner without putting a new hole in your wallet? No promises, but we’ll work with you to make it a reality. In an ever changing environment, even a desert, it is important to get a roofing company equally flexible and knowledgeable.

Castile Roofing, the Difference Maker!

Castile is a Valley-operated business; we have been one for over ten years. We worked on nearly all types of roofs in Phoenix, Tempe, Chandler, Mesa, Scottsdale and beyond. Also, money isn’t a factor when dealing with us. Castile keeps the customers informed upfront of all costs into projects. Third, we focus on doing the job as efficiently as possible. So place your faith in us, and see the difference that Castile Roofing makes.

Roofing Done Right in the Summertime!

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Summer has once again returned to the Valley of the Sun.

Roofing Done Right in the Arizona Summertime!Back again are the days of bluer skies, spare drops of summer rain that can be squalls later in the months to come, and the blistering heat we’ve come to love or hate. It’s also important to know that it’s a critical time for homeowners and business owners alike for roofing done right!

Why is it so important in the Summertime?

Through these crucial months, the summer heat can be brutal on a roof, weakening the roof as it has the most exposure to the hot sun. Read More