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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.