The Challenge of Tile Roofing Repair

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The Challenge of Tile Roofing Repair

There are times when we handle tile roofing repair with the greatest of ease. Then there are times when handling such repair is time-consuming. Here’s an instance of the latter, and of the tasks needed to be done via photo presentation.

Surveying the Roof for Tile Roofing Repair

The first thing we have to do is survey the roof in question. This usually can be the longest part but also the most critical. In this instance, after surveying the roof, it was discovered that over 20 tiles were severely damaged and over 10 were moderately damaged. If left alone, water leaks would be the least of their worries. As you can see from some of the photos, some of the tiles has some basic sealant to work as a temporary measure, but the damage overall was too extensive.

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The New Installation of Replacement Tile

Customers know that having a lot of tile to repair takes time. What most customers forget to realize is that tiles can be heavy to carry. These tiles averaged 20 lbs per tile. For our roofer, the max he could carry was up to three. The job required 30 replacements; during the start of our summertime. Needless to say, our stalwart roofer got his workout for the entire day. Still, to ensure Roofing Done Right, it was a workout our roofer looked forward to. There’s also the challenge of replacing the damaged tiles with the new tiles for this roof. To save time from going into specifics, there is much labor to be handled.

What’s the Bottom-line From All of This?

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This is the end result of our tireless efforts. Castile Roofing makes these efforts of Roofing Done Right for our customers. And while there will be major repairs like this case brought to us, we’ll take the effort and care that each roof deserves! We could not be a trusted roofing company otherwise. No matter the roof, no matter the building, no matter the place; Tempe, Casa Grande, Avondale, Mesa, Scottsdale, Chandler, Phoenix, Glendale, or any Valley City.

Sharing the Sheridon – One of Castile Roofing’s Finest Works!

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Sheridan Showcase for Castile Roofing

While we view all of our efforts to satisfy our customers as our finest works, one particular location (what we call ‘The Sheridan’) is one of our ‘masterworks.’ Even our lead roofer, who actually let his team do this work themselves WITHOUT his direct supervision, felt this as the exemplary standard of ‘Roofing Done Right!’ That alone goes a long way as a roofing company. It is also the reason we are a trusted roofing company. Here are a few pictures we like to offer:

The Sheridan Has New Vents!

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We first showcase the new ventilation covers recently installed onto the roof and sealing properly around the tiles. This will not only help in the removal of excess heat, but also help cut down Air Conditioning costs. This is a BIG plus to have as a homeonwer in the Valley of the Sun.

Additional Sealing Work on the Roof

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From these photos, you can can see the completion of necessary sealant on ventilation and exhaust pipes on the roof. The first picture showcases the main duct for the air conditioner; followed by the water exhaust from the same machine to that picture’s right. The next two photos further showcase the usage of sealant from different and closer angles. Finally, we have the cleanup and finish of the project itself.

The Final Cleanup and Finish

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The final touches showcase the love and care taken into this masterwork. From the newly minted vent systems to the articulate use of sealant to the overall cleanup and disposal, our roofers earned their pay on this one. Rarely, roofing is seen as a work of art, but today, this art was on display for the neighborhood of this customer to see! If you would like your roof to be the next masterwork, do not hesitate to contact Castile Roofing today! We cover all the major cities in the Valley of the Sun: Casa Grande, Chandler, Glendale, Mesa, Peoria, Phoenix, Scottsdale, Sun City (and SC West), Tempe, and more.

Buckskin Roofing Maintenance made by Castile Roofing

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Buckskin Roofing Maintenance made by Castile Roofing

Castile Roofing is continuing to be at the forefront of helping our customers with their roofing need. One such example took place in the neighborhood of Buckskin. We like to showcase this with some photos of the job we completed a few weeks ago.

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Here we see the installation of new roofing tile to replace the damaged tile that was there beforehand. As you notice, the coloration is lighter than the surrounding tile. While we make every effort to go EXACTLY as colored, there are times we have to let nature do the proper tanning for us. The primary goal is to get your home’s roof back to proper functioning capability.

Another Benefit Courtesy of Castile Roofing

Here is another example to our commitment to our customers with these photos:

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Sometimes, we may be asked to provide additional work; the kind that is outside the scope of the original invoice. In this instance, it was to install bird-deterrent spikes. Under normal circumstances, we would have to reschedule for a second attempt, charge for items, complete the work, etc. This is also handled on a case-by-case basis; not all cases are like this. Even so, we took the time to install these bird-deterrent spikes provided by the customer for an additional charge. Yes, we must be paid for services rendered. We cannot change that aspect of our business.

The Final Touches and The Final Message

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These last set of picture overlook the runoff corner to ensure that are properly overlooking the roof and angled correctly. This is critical to prevent water deposits and to help with getting water off the roof quickly. This will give the roof additional years of life, and hopefully remove further calls to repairs.

Why Go To Castile Roofing?

For Roofing Done Right, of course! That’s how we’ve become a trusted roofing company in the Valley. From Mesa to Tempe, Scottsdale to Avondale, Chandler to Phoenix, we cover all roofs with our quality service and customer support. Call today to schedule work you need done.

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:

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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

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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

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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!

Roofing Done Right in Peoria – A Day in the Life of a Castile Roofer

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Work in Peoria – How it Began

At Castile Roofing, we know a roofer’s work is truly never done. Merely completed until the next challenge comes their way. Such was the case for one of our roofers when he received the call for a truss coming apart as well as leaking in a home in Peoria. This home was also a proud owner of solar panels; hoping to save even more money on energy costs while taking full advantage of the largest power source. That said, it does put a burden on the roof itself, as seen on the truss here:

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Fortunately, we were able to get the repairs necessary for this customer.

The Work That Was Done

First and foremost, we start with the first and major concern, the truss (the silver metal thing holding the support beams onto the roof itself). Our roofer went ahead and replaced the truss itself, as shown here:

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With the truss replaced, the beam is better reinforced. This will help in dealing with the weight of the solar panels on top of the roof. This is important as the LAST thing our customer wants to deal with is a solar panel breaking through the ceiling creating an improptu “sun roof.”

Going Topside at our Customer’s Peoria Home

Speaking of, that’s where we go to next. Here the focus was handling the potential areas that would leak during the summertime. The following showcases areas of repair handled by our sturdy roofer:

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The main focus here was ensuring that there are no leaks coming from the air-conditioner (so your AC bill isn’t through the roof; get it?) as well as from the vent exhausts. To do this, they used a special adhesive to ensure the areas remain airtight. This will further save the customer vast amounts on their heating and cooling bills, on top of the savings they will have from using Solar Energy!

Another Satisfied Customer and Roofer

Now we’ve reached the end, and the job is complete. Addressing the supports first prior to the roof work topside shows our care to the customer’s safety. Then, we got to work to further protect their investment in the home by cutting down potential leak areas. This is the professional quality you can rely and expect from us at Castile Roofing; Roofing Done Right in Peoria!

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.

Phoenix Roofing Replacment

7 Signs That Shows Your Roof Needs Replacement.

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The most critical part of any building is the roof. That is because it protects the entire structure from hush weather conditions such as heavy rain fall and strong winds.  Furthermore, it also provides insulation which makes the environment comfortable to live in. Even though materials used for roofing are supposed to give you years of services, most of them do not last for long as they should. However, there are various warning signs that homeowners can be on the lookout for to prevent further damage.

Moreover, you also need to be aware of the fact that the entire roof structure does not age at the same time. Some sections of the roof age faster. This is usually seen in areas that experience hot temperature such as Phoenix, Arizona. Below are sevens signs that show your roof needs replacement.

1. Dark And Dirty Spots Forming In Some Sections Of The Roof.

Algae and stains usually cause roof discoloration. Stains may be found on most areas, but algae is known to grow on certain areas of the roof structure. If the algae is not prevented at an early stage, it will start eating away the organic shingle base. However, you can be able to prevent such damage by hiring a licensed roofing contractor to inspect your roof. If the algae is detected before it causes serious damage, you can be sure that your roofing material will last as long as it should.

2. Missing Or Cracked Parts Of The Roofing Material.

The most common roofing materials used today is asphalt shingles. This roofing material is made of fiberglass and asphalt. The finishing of the material is done using granules, which covers all sides. Granules are also used to enhance the texture and color of the finished product. Besides enhancing the looks of the product, granules are also used to protect this particular roofing material from the sun’s ultraviolet rays. When the material is damaged, granules will start falling off from the roof, and the material will quickly degrade because of the sun’s temperature.

The shingles will also start to curl up on the bottom edges. The second sign that you should be on the lookout for is cracked or missing tabs of the shingles. What cause the shingles to crack or come out is strong winds. In case your home is experiencing such problems, you can seek advice from a professional roofing contractor on what you should do

3. Increase In Utility Bills.

Today’s real estate developers design homes that are energy efficient and this is achieved using insulation. Most structures nowadays are designed with a central cooling and heating system for regulating indoor temperature. However, if warm air builds up inside the attic, it can result to increase in utility bills. Roofing structure that is properly installed features an ample ventilation that runs along the eaves and ridge of the building. The main reason why the roofing structures are damaged at an early stage is because of lack of insufficient ventilation. During winter when ice dams occur, homeowners are forced to deal with icicles, which extend from the gutters. However, roofers can assess the ventilation and make it better by installing extra vents.

4. Forming Of Mold And Stains On The Inside Part Of The Material

Leaking of the roof also causes discoloration on drywall. The area which is mostly affected by this problem is the bathroom. Because of this reason, it is advisable to conduct an inspection on a regular basis to prevent further damage. However, some leaks can remain an identified for a long period until the damage worsens. However, by hiring a professional roofing contractor, your roof can be inspected and have all the minor issues fixed at an early stage.

5. Blistering Of The Outside Paint.

Blistering of the outside paint indicates roof damage. This usually occurs round the gable ends and the overhangs. It is easy to spot blistering paint, and you do not need a roofing contractor to detect such issues. However, a regular inspection should be done to make sure that the paint is well intact on each side of the home. Excessive attic heat also causes the paint to peel off and form bubbles under the eave and on the edge of the gable. However, this can be prevented by enhancing air circulation inside the house. You can improve air circulation using attic fans, ridge vent and bathroom exhausts.

6. Leaking Of The Attic After Heavy Rains

You can also inspect the condition of the roof by climbing in the attic when there is a high storm. Once in this position, look for exposed attics which makes it easy for homeowners to access the rafters. You can use a flashlight on the plywood and rafters to identify darks spots that have formed because of roof leakage.

7. Sheathing And Shingles Decay

Sheathing decay usually occurs in older homes. Furthermore, you can spot this problem from the ground, and you do not necessarily have to climb on top of the roof. When some the sections of the roof start sagging, it is advisable that you consider roof replacement to prevent major problems. It is not easy to identify such a problem in some structures and in this case you might be required to hire a roofing expert to locate the problem and offer a reliable solution.

Roofing companies in Phoenix can help both commercial and residential property owners maintain their roofing structure by conduction regular inspection. This is a convenient way of making sure that structures in Phoenix have a long lasting roof.

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The Life Expectancy Of Roofing Materials

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Roofs come in varied styles and designs and different from different materials that have different life expectancies. The most common roof styles are the slope and flat roofs and each requiring certain types of roofing materials. The following are materials used in the construction of sloped roofs.

Metal Roofing

Metal roofing materials can be metal shingles, standing seam, and flat seam. Metal shingles are flat interlocking panels that can be textured to look like slates, tiles, or wood shingles. Flat seam roofing is made of long ridged sheets of metal fastened to the roof’s decking. It is estimated that a metal roof can last for not less than 30 years though they can even last longer than 50 years if well maintained. The life expectancy of metal roofs can as well be higher than 75 years depending on the type of metals used as is the case with aluminum and copper metal roofing.

Asphalt Shingle Roofing

Asphalt shingles have a weather-resistant granulated stone surface layers over an asphalt coated fiber or fiberglass base. How long these roofing materials last depends on the thickness of the shingles, impacts of climate changes, as well as the pitch of the roof. Nevertheless, asphalt shingles have a life expectancy of around 12 – 30 years.

Roll Roofing

Rather than having rectangular shingle, roll roofing is done using long thin sheets that are manufactured the same way as asphalt shingles though thinner than asphalt shingles. Roll roofing materials have a life expectancy of 8 – 10 years.

Slate Roofing

Slate is one of the oldest roofing materials in use today; it has been used for centuries. Slate, a natural stone, is a common choice of slope roofing material because it is waterproof and can be split into several thin layers. How long the slate lasts depend on the type of slate and its source. A slate roof is estimated to last anywhere between 75 and 200 years.

Wood Shingles and Shakes Roofing

Many avoid using wood as roofing material because it is susceptible to shrinkage, warping, and cracking. However, adequately treated and well-maintained wood shingles can make a roof that lasts for nearly 20 – 60 years.

Clay Tile Roofing

Phoenix Roofing MaterialsClay and concrete tiles come in different colors, shapes, and styles. They are designed to interlock or overlap when attached to the roof’s decking. Clay tiles are very robust and know to withstand very harsh weather conditions such as force winds. The tiles can last for more than 100 years, but the only issue that may pose limitations would be the underlayment used, which has a life expectancy of 10 to 20 years. The other limiting issue would be the maintenance of the roof.

Flat roofs are mostly used for commercial building though some residential buildings are also made suing this roofing style. Flat roofs use different roofing materials from those of sloped roofs. The materials used for flat roofing include:

Foam Roofing

Affordability and insulation qualities are major reasons why foam roofing has rapidly become popular in just under 30 years. Foam roofs have a life expectancy of 10 to 15 years but can last twice as long if recoated after every five to ten years.

Built Up Roofing (BUR)

BUR (Built Up Roofs) are made from layers of asphalt coated industrial fabrics covered with granulated materials such as crushed stone; coal tar can also be used to cover the fabrics. How long they can last depends on the roof construction material used though BURs can last around 20 – 30 years.

Thermoplastic Polyolefin Roofing (TPO)

TOP (Thermoplastic Polyolefin Roofs) are made from a polymer material attached to the roof’s decking using different methods that include nailing, screwing, gluing, or pressed down in place by a cover of a heavy material such as gravel. TPOs can last anywhere between 10 and 20 years.

Other Single Ply Roofing Materials

PVC (Polyvinyl Chloride) or synthetic rubber are other single ply roofing materials used in the construction of flat roofing. They can also be attached to the decking using different methods including covering them with granulated stones or ballast to hold them in place. These roofing materials can last 20 -35 years.

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What Is The Cost Of A New Roof?

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How Much Does A New Roof Cost These Days

The roof protects your house from the elements, by keeping out the snow, sun, wind and rain. However, over time, things can happen that might cause your roof to start letting in moisture which can result in leaks. When they are dealt with right away, roof repairs will usually cost much less than having to have a complete roof replacement. However, if you put off necessary repairs for too long, small problems that your roof has might spread and result in your shingles and roof deck deteriorating, in addition to developing mildew, mold and water damage inside the house. To help with determining when roof repairs should be made, it helps to understand what the cost might be.

National Average Cost for Roof Repair

Home Advisor reports that the national average cost for roof repairs is approximately $652, with a majority of homeowners paying from $316 up to $1,015. However, the total spread in the cost can range from around $150 up to $1,900.

The amount of the variation in roof repair costs is mainly due to several significant factors including the following:

  • Area where you live
  • Extent of the damage
  • How accessible the area is that needs to be repaired
  • Type of material that your roof is made out of
  • Whether it is the flashing or shingles that need repairing

The only way of knowing for sure how much roof repairs are going to cost is to have a qualified roofing professional provide you with an estimate. If you can determine some of things regarding that problems that needs repaired, you might be able to have a general idea of what your final cost will be prior to calling a professional.

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Common Causes For Needing Roof Repairs

It is fairly common to need to have minor roof repairs done. There are a number of different things that might affect your roof and result in it needing a repair at some point. By themselves, none of the problems are really serious. However, if they are not addressed the damage might spread and result in you needing to have a complete roof replacement instead of just a basic repair. Search for the following if your roof is showing any signs of water infiltration or is leaking.

Missing shingles: Whatever material you roof happens to be made out of, over time you might end up losing some shingles. A heavy wind may blown them off or a storm could knock them off.

Damaged, dented or cracked shingles: Slate, asphalt and tile shingles may also be damaged, dented or cracked in a storm or be caused by things such as hail or falling tree limbs.

Leaking flashing: At times the shingles themselves aren’t causing the problem. Instead it is the flashing surrounding things such as the windows, chimneys and skylights.

Ice dams: Melting ice and snow on your roof may refreeze on the edges and result in an ice dam. Water can then start backing up underneath your shingles, and cause them to deteriorate more quickly.

Valleys: Water may collect anyplace you have a low spot on valley on your roof, which can cause leaks and shingle deterioration.

Low pitch roofs: It is more likely for a roof that has a low pitch to suffer damage during a storm.

Any of those kinds of damage, in addition to unseen damage that may result in water entering your house must be handled immediately. At times you can’t see those signs from the ground. However, you might find signs of mildew, mold or water damage inside your attic which can be an indication that there is a problem with your roof.

Common Roof Repairs for Various Materials

It really doesn’t matter ultimately what the cause of the leak is. It is necessary to address the problem before it gets worse. The most common causes for needing a roof repair are below, along with their average repair costs.

Asphalt Shingle Roofs

Home Advisor reports that getting the most common kind of problem for an asphalt roof corrected, like shingles getting damaged in a hail storm or high winds tearing them off will cost approximately $250.

 Wooden Roofs

Repairing a wooden shake roof costs about $360. Problems such as moss build up might cause the shakes to deteriorate to the point that they have to be replaced. You might discover insect activity in cases where the shakes were not treated properly.

 All Kinds of Flat Roofs

Almost all flat roofs including those that are made out of tar and foam will on average cost around $400 to repair. As flat roofs continue to age, they have a tendency to sag in the center. This can enable water to start to collect and then build up on the roof’s surface. The water over time will start to break the roofing material down, and force itself through the roof and down onto the deck and cause additional water damage and sagging.

Metal Roofs

It usually costs around $300 to repair a metal roof. The most common kind of problem with this type of roofing material involves the seams not being fastened correctly. This lets moisture in.

Slate Roofs

It costs around $530 to repair slate roofs. On average they are the most expensive kind to repair. Usually common problems are the result of improper installation which causes a title to slightly stick up when it gets nailed down too hard. Slate roofs are also quite prone to getting ice dams along with the leaks associated with them.

Tile Roofs

It costs an average of $350 to repair a tile roof. Some of the most common problems include tiles deteriorating and buckling from the heat of the sun, which can enable water to infiltrate. Some tile roofs might always leaks, which allows water to collect on the roof deck’s underlayment. The underlayment will eventually fail, which will allow water inside the home.

Other Roof Repair Considerations and Costs

In addition to the shingles and flashing, you might also discover that your roof might need repairs to its trusses, gutters, soffits and fascia. These areas are all prone to developing issues such as rot, water damage and cracks, which may spreading to the roof deck and other parts of the deck. When your roof is being repair, your roofer might also discover other kinds of damage that you weren’t aware of. Those can add to your roof repair’s total cost.

Labor Costs

Costs of labor need to be factored into your roof repair’s total costs. This is mainly dictated by where you live. However, remember that another factor can be how accessible the area is that needs to be repaired. For example, an attached house or town house might be harder to reach, which can make the repair take longer.That can increase the total labor cost along with the repair’s overall total cost.

The labor cost on average for roof repairs nationwide ranges from $45 to $75 per hour. The final cost is dictated by the kind of roof you have, how extensive the damage is, and how easy it is to reach the damage. Usually the labor costs for Phoenix, AZ are in the middle at around $60 per hour.

Obtain an Accurate Estimate

Quite often roof problems can be a lot more widespread than what you thought initially. If you are having a problem at any point with water getting in your roof, or you have seen any signs of wood rots, mildew or mold inside your attic, then you should definitely call a trained roofing professional to come out to evaluate your roof. They can provide you with an accurate estimate on how much your roof repair will cost. If you are based in the Phoenix, Arizona are we will be happy to provide you with a free quote.

Keep in mind that minor roof repairs are what keep your roof well maintained. This in turn helps to prevent needing to have your roof totally replace. Have your roof repairs performed right away in order to avoid having higher costs in the future.