Clay Tile Roof Mesa

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Clay Tile Roof Installation

Clay tile roofing is designed for roofs with a pitch greater than 20° degrees. The steeper the roofs provide a better view of the tile and can be a beautiful addition to cathedral type roofs.

The first step in installing a clay tile roof is making sure the surface is level. If the decking isn’t level adjustments are made so the clay tile roofing will lay flat and properly protect your home.

Second is using a quality roofing underlayment. The underlayment is what stands between your roof decking and the roofing system. Right Way Roofing uses high quality, durable underlayment. As one of the hallmarks and advantages to our process the underlayment we install could stand alone as a roofing system. This ensures that your home will stay safe from leaks and dry.

Next we will install the color and style of clay tile you have selected. There are different colors and looks to choose from and we have decades of experience helping our clients select the best materials and styles to adorn their homes in the Phoenix area.

Clay Tile Roof Repair & Maintenance

Identifying The Problem

Missing, damaged tiles, or leaks into your home are obvious signs that there is something wrong with your clay tile roof. While noticing stains on the ceiling or water dripping into your home is easy enough to find, the source of that leak isn’t always as easy to track down. Thorough inspection in the attic to find the spot the water is coming in, and then exterior inspection is required to find the real source of the leak. While water might be entering at one spot, water can travel from the damaged roofing tile and enter at a different spot.

Immediate Leak Prevention

It’s important to keep water out of our attics and homes. Water that is allowed to enter and sit will end up causing mildew and mold, which can be serious health hazards. Even the structural integrity of the roof itself depends on staying dry. When damage is found Plastic material, plywood sheets, or other roofing products can be laid over the area until repairs can be completed.

Clay Tile Repair Process

When the source of the leak is identified a repair plan will be laid out with an estimate including the materials and labor costs. Repairs can range from replacing a single clay roofing tile to having to repair structural roofing members, underlayment, or the wood decking material. When gutters or flashings are the source of the leaks it is necessary to remove the tiles in that area to properly remove, resurface, and install the new flashings or gutters.

For older clay tile roofs it may even be necessary to remove entire rows of tiles to provide a path to repair the damaged, leaking area. This is due to the fragile nature of older clay tile roofing. Simply walking on them can cause tiles to break or come loose from the fastening system.

Clay Tile Roof Life Expectancy

Clay tiles are one of the longest lasting roofing systems available. Concrete tile roofing is rated to last about 50 years, in contrast clay tile roofing when properly maintained can last 100 years or more. Clay tile roofing has great impact and fire ratings and because of their durability significantly increase a home’s value.

Material & Fastening System Failures

The fastening system used to secure the clay tiles to a roof are the most common reason that clay tile roofing systems fail. Frost can damage the clay tiles themselves, yet this is very rare in the Phoenix area. Many times in older roofs the wooden pegs that are riveting the clay tiles rot with time. Even when iron nails were used they corrode due to the tannic acid present in older sheathing or oak battens. Other areas that are common problems with all roofing are gutters, valleys, and flashings.

Structural Degradation

Clay tile roofing is heavier than some other roofing materials. Because of this the support system holding up the roof can also be a source of failure. When downspouts and gutters are allowed to fill with leaves, twigs, and other debris water will eventually back up and get under roofing tiles. This will deteriorate sheathing, battens, the fastening system, and even compromise the structural integrity of the roof itself.

Initial Material Quality

Historically clay tiles were handmade; roofing that was done before the end of the 19th century fits this category. Today tiles are usually machine made. Whether clay tiles were machine or handmade quality can vary from tile to tile. If there is visible soluble salt on the surface of a tile it can be an indication that the tile was not properly fired. This means that it is excessively porous. These excessively porous tiles allow water to come in contact with the roof battens and can lead to degradation and even structural rot.

Why Roof Flashings Are Important

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What Are Roof Flashings?

Flashings serve a variety of purposes on both flat roofs and steeply pitched roofs. Roofing companies install roof flashings anywhere where a pipe, vent, skylight comes through the roof. It is also used in roof valleys and edges. Roof flashing is made from a variety of materials. Copper, aluminum, painted galvanized steel, stainless steel rubber, zinc alloy, tin, rubber and roofing felt are some of the most popular flashing materials.

These flashing materials are intended to be long lasting, non-corrosive, and non-staining. It is critical when choosing a flashing that the fasteners, roofing material and other roofing components are chosen specifically for the area and combination of roofing materials to avoid corrosion.

How Does Flashing Help?

Flashing protects against moisture creeping in under your roofing material at edges or anywhere there is a pipe or other protrusion through your roofing material. Flashings installed by professionals extend under both the roofing and siding. This protects the underlayment from getting wet.

Caulking and roof sealant are not a replacement for roof flashings. While they do repel water they are not as durable as metal flashings. With the wide range of temperatures and extreme heat there is a lot of expansion and contraction of roofing materials. Sealants and caulking cannot weather this thermal expansion without drying out, cracking, or simply losing their adhesive properties. Flashings being made from metal weather these temperature swings without being compromised. Even when the roofing material moves the flashings continue to provide a barrier to moisture.

Flashings For Flat Roofs

All roofing should include flashings yet it is especially important on flat roofs, particularly those that are roofed with EPDM. For flat roofs edge flashing is a two piece flashing system that does more than simply guard against leaks. Flat roof metal flashing is installed after the membrane has been put in place. It is installed around the edges in such a way that it covers both the roofing and up the side of the walls it connects to. This protects the flat roof from more than just moisture but also high winds and wind driven rain from making its way under the membrane.

A second flashing is usually installed on top of the edge flashing on the flat section making contact with the membrane. This secondary flashing is typically an adhesive strip of rubber. It connects to and seals against both the EPDM membrane and the metal flashing. This flexible secondary moisture barrier does more than just prevent moisture from getting under the primary flashing but it won’t crack with extreme heat.

Step Flashings

Step flashings are one of the hallmarks of Right Way Roofing’s commitment to long lasting roofing. A step flashing is when a pipe, vent, or protrusion is covered by shingles, then flashing, and then an additional layer of shingles. This is the “bulletproof” flashing system.

This is one of the keys to Right Way’s 15 Year Warranty. By using step flashings, serious underlayment, and the best tools and installers Right Way Roofing of Mesa Arizona installs the best roofs.

Foam Roofing Myths and Facts

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There are a lot of supporters of foam roofing in Mesa, Arizona. There are however some detractors that have outdated or misleading information about foam roofing. Today we will talk about foam roofing myths and facts. We will try to handle the most common misconceptions.

Foam roofing, or polyurethane spray foam has been around for better than 50 years. While installing foam roofing might cost a little more upfront its durability and energy savings far outweigh that cost. In fact it is more cost effective over the life of the roof.

Foam Roofing Misconceptions

Despite foam roofing’s advantages there are homeowners in the Mesa, and even professionals that have a strongly negative view of foam roofing. Foam roofing fails when it is improperly installed by unqualified techs or corner cutting unscrupulous contractors.  The advantages of foam roofing are so clear that it is worth talking about and laying myths to rest.

Foam Roofing Is Not Durable

With proper care foam roofing can last as long as any other roofing system. All roofing systems need basic maintenance every so often. Shingles need replacing, tiles need to be reset or replaced. With strategic reapplication of the foam roofing coating the roofs can last for 50 years or more.

Foam Roofing Isn’t Good For Commercial Roofing

Just about everything we buy or use, there are workers and then there true craftsmen. During the last 50 years of foam roofing installation there are commercial roofing companies that either did not understand how to install  foam roofing, or simply didn’t take the steps to do it right.  Study after study shows that foam roofing when installed correctly has high customer satisfaction ratings. In fact Texas A&M uses over 7 million square feet of foam roofing on their campus. They have foam roofing on their buildings that range in lifespan from 15 to 30 years, with some lasting even longer.

Foam Roofing Is Too Costly

This is possibly the most persistent misconception about foam roofing. If the cost of installation is viewed without the clear financial advantages of energy savings and durability the small difference in cost makes it seem like foam roofing is more costly. However the energy savings cannot be ignored in Arizona. The cost of electricity is always on the rise. Keeping our homes cool enough to enjoy being home ends up costing us in electricity costs. The energy savings are so significant that Texas A&M found that foam roofing pays for itself in 6 years or less. In addition to heavily reduced annual energy costs there are reduced maintenance costs and even tax benefits to foam roofing.

Foam Roofing Can’t Be Walked On

Foam roofing can support up to 40 psi or higher when installed correctly. This means that walking on foam roofing is possible with the right foot wear. You can’t have a cocktail party with ladies wearing heels, but normal flat footwear is totally fine on foam roofing. Other sharp objects should be handled with care on foam roofing because there is a possibility to pierce the surface and cause leaks or lost energy efficiency.

Foam Roofing Conclusion

Clearly there are huge advantages to foam roofing. When applied right, homeowners or businesses will enjoy as much as 30% reduced energy costs. Foam roofing lasts just as long as traditional roofing systems, but saves you much more on heating and cooling costs.

If you have foam roofing or are thinking about having one installed in Mesa Arizona, Right Way Roofing has the experience, tools, and right application method to install foam roofing right.

Solar and Roofing Incentives

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Since the beginning of 2006, the “Solar ITC” or Investment Tax Credit has helped yearly residential and commercial solar installation increase by 1600%. In 2015, showed the largest increase for installed solar, and within the next year it is expected to double.

Solar ITC Extension

Just this last year, the solar ITC gave a multiyear extension, which provides a business certainty to project investors and developers. Right now, the ITC has a 30% reduction for income taxes based on the solar investment. This extension provides a tax credit based on the invested eligible property through the projects that have started constructions before 2019. This is when the ITC will drop to 26% for 2020 and then 22% in 2021. Once 2023 hits, the residential credit will then drop to zero while the utility and commercial credit will drop to 10%.

Because of this extension, the solar prices are expected to keep falling. Solar power happens to be one of the most versatile forms of electricity and can be used anywhere. It has a lot of potential for fighting climate change as well removing poverty through rural electrification. Additionally, while the solar prices fall, the installation and technical efficiency will climb as the ITC causes job creation and growth within the US.

“Residential solar systems are available in different sizes, ranging anywhere from ‘size 3’ to ‘size 8kW’, and they are going to cost you between $15,000 and $40,000 dollars.” Power Solar Phoenix

Although this extension is a great place to start, the question is if the government should continue to expand and extend the solar incentives to try to attract more commercial customers?

The answer is a big “YES”. There are more and more businesses that want to have a competitive advantage over global counterparts, and the solar ITC helps to give installation savings with a tax credit but also energy savings..

Roofing & Solar System Installation

Generally solar systems are installed on the roof tops of homes and businesses. Clearly the first step to prepping a roof for solar power is to make sure that it is structurally sound and all of the roofing material is in good condition. Roofing systems that are highly reflective may be added as part of your solar ITC, but only in the case that the highly reflective roofing is more costly that a conventional roofing system. Although, when it comes to the roofing industry, the solar ITC will need to establish parameters that are for roofing installation on what type of roof would be needed for solar installation in order to get that particular incentive.

The roof will need to be in good condition to start with before the installation. It needs to have the right insulation and membrane thickness to support installation. If the roof doesn’t meet these types of conditions, then the roof will need to be replaced with a system to support it. You won’t be able to use a cheap roof or just not replace the roof and install a solar system with the mindset of getting full benefits. You will eventually run into issues with leaks, but it will cause you to reinstall the whole solar system once you replace the roof.

The solar ITC is a great way to create jobs and move towards having clean energy, but as the solar energy industry increases, so do the stipulations for having continued success.


Roofing Installation & Repair in the Phoenix Valley

Right Way Roofing has the right tools, knowledge, and understanding of all things roofing. If you have a solar system or are thinking about getting one installed Right Way can help you make sure that the roofing is right before and after the solar system is installed to avoid leaks. Use our contact form or give us a call today.

 

Roof Repair Costs Arizona 2016


Roof Repair Costs Arizona 2016

Surveys reveal that most homeowners spend around $316 to $1,046 on roof repairs in Arizona. Getting your roof repaired in Arizona can cost you an average of $671. These costs include the price to purchase the materials. Please keep in mind that the average roofer charges around $78.40 an hour for roofing repairs.

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Small Roof Repair Costs


Small roof repairs should cost around $150-$400 when hiring a licensed roofing contractor. Large roof repairs are going to cost you around $400 – $1,046.

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Roofing Repair Costs in 2015-2016


With a plethora of architectural and design structures, roofs could be unique in their style and choice of building material. We decided to put together this guide that outlines all of the roofing repair and associate costs. Let’s start with Roof flashing repair costs.

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Roof Flashing Repair Costs


Flashing –Ducts and vents are attached to your roof using thin metallic strips. With time, this metal is prone to corrode and age, and this is where roof vulnerabilities commonly occur. Water pipe vents have rubber seals that have a working life of about 10 years and develop cracks after some time, which they should be checked for. The metal storm-collar that B-vents and other gas chimneys use can also loosen up with age, allowing leaks. Roof flashing repair will cost you around $10 to $20.

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Roof Vertical Slit Repair Costs


Vertical Slits – The most common vulnerability that plagues shingle roofs if water seeping in between the vertical fissures, causing them to corrode over time. This can normally be fixed by replacing the tiles that have been corroded. Roof vertical slit repair costs around $30.

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Roof Granule Repair & Replacement Costs


Missing Granules – The stony covering on the shingles offers protection against UV rays and other wear that me be caused by weather or walking around on the roof top. But this protection isn’t everlasting and as the covering wears off, it will leave the shingle, and your roof exposed. If the shingles have bare patches, you can get a bundle of new granules that will cost you about $30 and have them replaced before they become a problem.

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Roof Skylight Repair Costs


Skylight –Another roof fixture that often contributes to leaks are skylights. They look beautiful, and let in an abundance of sunlight which can be healthy, but water can often get trapped in the flat upper edge of the Skylight. External elements can also cause the glass itself to crack, which can be remedied by getting a clear silicon adhesive for $5 a tube. But you may end up spending $25-$80 on skylight repairs if the flashing is corroded due to trapped water.

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Roof Valley Repair Costs


Valleys –Roof valleys are exactly what they sound like; they’re the place where two sloping roof panels meet, and like all structures of similar angles, will attract plenty of water during rainy season.The shingles that are cut to fit the valley’s shape can often be roughly cut, with tiny gaps that can let water seep in underneath the shingles. This is often prevented by installing flashing on the valleys, but this flashing should also be examined from time to time and checked for wear. If the flashing corrodes, roof valley repair is going to cost you about $20 per 10-inch piece.

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Roof Chimney Repair Costs


Chimneys –Old caulking is among the most common reasons for chimney leaks. Although re-caulking is often considered to be the easiest remedy in case of a leak, you shouldn’t just do that and leave it be, as it might be something else causing it. Inspecting the flashing for cracks and corrosion is always a good idea, and if the two above don’t seem to be causing the problem, there may be fractures in the chimney itself. The flashing can cost you about $20, and both the sealant and caulk will cost you around $5 each.

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Roof Leak Repair Costs


A leaking roof often pulls your mind to images of helpless residents in rain boots trying to minimize the damage by strategically placing water-buckets around the house.In truth, if identified and acted upon at the right time, roof leaks are fairly easy to counter.Below are some of the most common leaks you may face, and the easiest counter-measures to get them fixed.

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Cracked Flashing Roof Repair Costs


Cracks in flashing –The thin metal strip that holds your ducts and vents in place on the roof top and protects against water seepages, can eventually wear down and crack under severe weather conditions. To fix, remove the material and old nails holding it in place, and lay down a new strip (usually $20 for 10-inches), sealing it with roofing tar.

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Roof Shingle Repair & Replacement Costs


Corroded, cracked, or fallen off shingles–The stony layer on shingles that protects against wear from weather and other physical factors, can eventually wear off. In addition, the shingles themselves can crack or break off completely due to severe weather conditions like strong winds. A cursory look at your roof will tell you if that’s the case. Sings to look for are patches on the shingles, or debris from fallen shingles.

To fix, lift up the damaged shingle using a crow bar until the nails going through it pop up. These nails can be pulled out and the shingle replaced with a new one, with new nails holding it in place. A bundle of shingles will normally cost around $30, unless you have really expensive ones.

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Roof Vent Crack Repair Costs


Vent Booting Cracks - Vent booting is a covering that seals the vents of your roof. A leak in this part of the roof can be identified by dark patches on the walls and a damp stuffy odor.

To fix, scrape away the old booting with a knife, replacing it with new one on the vent and underneath the shingles. Nail roofing nails on each side and use caulk to seal it. All this will cost you between $10-$20.

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Roof Ice Dam Repair Costs


Ice dams–This is a pretty common phenomenon, especially if you live somewhere that gets decent snow. If your room is warm enough in one area, the snow around that area melts but refreezes into ice when it’s away, creating a barrier on your roof holding in ice and snow. The weight of this, along with water that gets help up, can seriously damage your roof.

To fix, invest in a roof rake and clean away about 4 feet of snow from the edge of the roof at regular intervals. If the ice dam has already formed, melt it away using ice-melting products according to the manufacturer’s instructions. All this will put you back about $50-$70, out of which $30-$50 will be a long-term investment on the roof rake.

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Leaky Skylight Repair Costs


Cracks and Leaks in the Skylight –The flat edges of skylights can trap water, and its frames and seals can also wear off or crack under the weather. Inspect the glass itself for any cracks as well. Any cracks can be sealed off using clear silicon sealant. In case of cracked flashing, remove and replace the old flashing strips with new ones as detailed above. The repairs may cost you anywhere between $25-$80.

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Roof Drain Repair Costs


Clogging in the drains–You should inspect and clean your drains regularly, especially at the beginning of the rainy season or when expecting heavy rainfall. Blocked drains will prevent rainwater from being drained effectively form the roof, letting it gather and seep through. Regular maintenance of your drains costs nothing but time and is a great preventive measure against leakages.

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Roofing Material Costs


As mentioned earlier, roofs come in different styles and shapes, based on personal preference, and are made out of different materials. They could be anything ranging fromasphalt or wood shingles, wood shakes, metal or single ply roofing, andcomposite roofing to tiled or slated roofs, and many others.Keeping that in mind, repair costs and the work involved will vary depending on the style of your roof and the material that make it up. For instance, roofs with shingles are considerably easier to repair than roofs with tiles or slates. Below is a list of commonly used roofing and what it will cost you.

  • Asphalt Shingles: $250 on average
  • Metal Roofs: $300 on average
  • Composite Roofing: $300 on average
  • Tile Roofs: $350 on average
  • Wood Shake: $360 on average
  • Single-Ply, Foam, or Flat Roofs: $400 on average
  • Slate Roofs: $530 on average

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Roof Fascia and Soffits Repair Costs 


Oftenonly given decorative credit, soffits and fascia form a blockade between externalelements and the roof edges, thereby protecting the roof structure and help keep the attic ventilated. Fascia is a slim band that runs vertically around the edges of the roof and absorbs any damage intended for the beams, caused by natural elements. Soffits are trimmings thatare placed horizontally from the outside of the wall to the fascia, and are attractive places for small animals and insects.

Damaged fascia and soffits can cause damage to the drains, therefore, should be examined and repaired immediately. Any damage to the fascia can be easily spotted by giving it a thorough look, while damage to the soffits can be determined by spotting damage by intruding animals and insects.A wood or PVC Fascia cost you about $10-$30 and soffits come at an average price of $20 per 12-feet.

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Roof Drain Repair Costs


Repairs or replacements may need to be made to cracked or sagging drains so that water can efficiently run off the roof. Any minor damage, like small cracks and holes can be filled in using roofing cement and patching material that matches that of the drain to prevent corrosion. This will cost you no more than $2-$4. Other repairs may include:

    • Replacing a partof the drain: costs between $4- $7 for a 10-foot area
    • Hangers: cost $1-$2 each
    • Replacing the joiners: may cost about $4.50 apiece

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Conclusing

The tips above will be great help if you find yourself facing a leakage that can be easily fixed. Any major repairs and maintenance of the roofs should be left to professionals. If you would rather not do the repairs yourself, collect quotes from several contractors to compare their service and charges. Small roof repairs should cost between $150-$400 when outsourced, with labor fees being $45-$75 per hour. Although a considerable amount, it is pretty reasonable when you compare it to the cost of laying in new roofing.

Thank you for reading our roofing repair cost in Arizona post. Stay tuned for more from Right Way Roofing Inc.

Shedding Some Light On Skylights In Phoenix

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Natural light can transform the feel of a room. Sunlight has been proven time and time again to elevate mood and engender an optimistic outlook. In addition to those health benefits having natural light in your home also cuts down on the lights you need to run during the day. If there is a power outage a skylight also helps get light into your home during the day.

An estimated 30% more light comes into our homes when skylights are installed. This is due to the fact that windows are installed on the exterior of our homes. This limits the light coming into our homes by the angle of the sun’s light. Skylights however can be installed so that the light can reach otherwise darker corners of our homes. Areas that we are only able to see well in by using electricity.

Skylight Considerations

Before you go running off to the hardware store or hire someone to throw in a skylight there are some things you should consider.

Skylight Location – Most people have a pretty good idea of where they’d like more natural light. Many times this is in the kitchen. What is hiding in the attic directly above where you are wanting your skylight can be a big problem. Attics are where most of our wires, HVAC and some pipes are hiding. This can mean there is an actual physical barrier to your skylight installation.

Trusses – Trusses are the skeleton of the roof. Generally there is a 2 foot space between them. If the exactly location you want your skylight in is directly under a truss, it can be moved, but you will need to consult a structural engineer.

Skylight Chases – If the area directly above your desired skylight location is blocked a chase can be the solution. Skylight chases are tunnels that conduct the light from the skylight. This can be a way to get the opening for the light, and then forcing it into the area of your home where you want the natural light.

Skylight Style – Each home has its own particular style or architecture. When choosing a skylight care should be taken to ensure that it fits the overall look and character of the home.

Roof Slope – The slope of the roof is a measurement of how steep it is. An easy way to figure this out is to know how tall by how wide the roof is.  This information is critical when choosing a flashing kit.

Cost To Install A Skylight – A well qualified handyman with the tools and time should be able to install a skylight for about $250 – $500. Most homeowners want a warranty on craftsmanship and will hire a professional. Depending on the location, size, and style of skylight this can mean an installation cost of anywhere from $500 to $3,000. If a skylight chase is needed there is an average of about $1,500.

 

How Long Does Roof Replacement Take?

How Long Does Roof Replacement Take Mesa AZ

To protect your home’s value and everything inside of them it’s critical to get roofing damage repaired. Home owners know that there is a level of disruption with any construction project. That’s why a lot of Mesa residents are asking; how long does roof replacement take?

Roof Replacement Time Factors

While the question is common, the answer does vary. There are many factors that can affect how long a roofing replacement will take.

Extent Of Damage – Clearly if it is a small section of a big roof, it will not take a few days. If the section is small enough it might only take a few hours. In contrast if it is a whole roof replacement there is work that needs to be done to remove all of the old roofing. Then the substrate must be replaced and new roofing put down. With complete re-roofing there is also some time spent reattaching trim pieces and rain gutters.

Type Of Roofing Material – Certain types of roofing take longer to put down. Shingles are relatively easy to put down and nail into place. While slate does take longer to install. Choosing a roofing material can greatly impact how long the roof is expected to last. Choosing a durable material does more than just ensure that your home lasts, but can increase the value.

Weather – Rain storms are not the roofer’s friend. While the biggest danger for roofers is the lightning, having water leak into the attic during the roofing process can be a problem. Typically a scheduled work date will be set, if there is inclement weather on the day or days work was scheduled the process might be put back to ensure that your roof is taken care of properly.

Pitch Of Roof – Flat roofs are easy to stand and work on. Steep roofs require more physical effort to climb up and stand on. Many times some involve safety harnesses that restrict movement. The pitch of the roof can affect the working conditions and increase the amount of time it takes to replace the roof.

Complexity Of Roof – Some homes have two surfaces, a front and a back. These roofs are very simple to put roofing onto. However some homes have more modern and architecturally interesting features. They add to the aesthetic appeal of the home, but they do take longer to put roofing on. Planning has to be done depending on the roofing system to make sure the seams are in the right places.

Size Of Home – Naturally the project is a complete roof replacement the size of the roof is a big factor in how long it will take. Small homes can be completed in just a couple of days. Larger homes can take considerably longer. Some times larger homes or commercial properties can take a week or two.

Location Of Home – Different cities and counties in Arizona have different codes, inspection requirements, and permit procedures. The time it takes to get this part of the project done varies by location. Generally more rural areas take less time to get the permits and have fewer restrictions for what materials or colors are used.

Conclusion

These are the factors that affect how long it will take to replace your roof. The question is, how many of those factors exist for your roofing job? Every roof is different so the only way to know, is to talk to a roofing expert. In Mesa, Arizona you can choose the Right Way roofing company to help you with your roofing projects. Give us a call today to start the process of repairing or upgrading your Mesa roofing at 602-299-8851 or 602-232-5458.

Mesa Rubber Roofs

Mesa Rubber Roofs

Rubber roofs are also called EPDM roofs. They come in both vulcanized and non-vulcanized variations. Vulcanized roofing comes in sections called membranes. Non-vulcanized rubber roofing is a semi-solid rubber roofing that is used as a flashing for the cured membrane roofing.

In Mesa rubber roofs are common, like most places in the country. The difference is that these EPDM rubber roofs can boast that they have more than 40 years of installation history. Not all roofing systems we use today have stood the full test of time. EPDM stands for “ethylene propylene diene terpolymer”. When installed and maintained properly these rubber roofs have a life expectancy of 30 + years.

If you’re home or commercial location needs a new roof in Mesa you might be interested that EPDM is one of the most affordable roofing systems available. It’s not just cost effective to install, but it also and insulating properties that reduce energy bills. This means your company is using less electricity and therefore has a lighter carbon footprint. This helps businesses qualify for green initiatives and certifications.

Rubber Roof Advantages

Color Option – Traditionally EPDM was only available in black. In recent years building materials science has seen a rise in the benefits of reflective white roofing. EPDM is also available in white, so business owners can take advantage of this energy saving property.

Rubber Is Durable – Objects fall on roofs, usually tree limbs but hail storms can pass through your area and do some serious damage. Rubber roofing is not only resistant to hail damage, but thermal shock as well.

UV Durability – Some alternative roofing systems are not particularly ultraviolet light resistant. They become brittle and wear out with the intense heat and sun of Mesa, AZ.  Rubber roofs are exceptionally good for resisting and weathering the intense heat and UV we get here in Arizona.

Rubber Roofing Climates

Rubber roofing is good for all climate types. In the northern states the traditional black EPDM rubber roofing adds to the overall insulation R-value to help keep the heat in during the winter time. Here in the southwest we are more concerned with the heat and air conditioning costs. So here in the hot southern regions of the United States highly reflective white EPDM rubber roofing is a better option. It still has a positive effect on the insulation R-values, but also benefits from the reflective properties. When sunlight hits the reflective surface a significant amount of energy is immediately reflected. This means there is less heat absorbed, and less heat the insulation must then control.

EPDM Rubber Roof Repair

Choosing a roofing system isn’t just about how it looks, but many times it is more important how long it lasts. This is especially true for businesses. Customers rarely can actually see the roof, so longevity is the key to a smart roofing choice. With EPDM rubber roofing regular inspections can help catch minor repair issues. Even larger EPDM roofing repairs help increase the lifespan of your roof, which means replacing it less frequently and saving money. Some of the larger repair projects of EPDM rubber roofing can be re-seaming joints, reattaching loose sections, and repairing roofing penetration.


Mesa Rubber Roof Installation

The professionals at Right Way Roofing has been installing rubber roofing in Mesa for decades. We can help you choose the most affordable, energy saving and durable solution for your home or business in Mesa, AZ. As a licensed, bonded, and insured roofing contractor we offer a 100% satisfaction guarantee. Give us a call today for roofing inspections, repair, and installation.

Right Way Roofing - 480-232-5458 or 602-299-8851

Mesa Slate Roofs

Mesa Slate Roofs

Welcome To AZRoof.com – We are a slate roof installation company in Mesa, AZ providing Mesa slate roof repair, slate roof installation, and slate roof maintenance.

Slate Rock Used To Make Slate Roof SystemsWhat is a slate roof – A slate roof is a type of roofing system created with foliated, fine-grained, homogeneous metaphoric rock. Metaphoric rock is mined from quarries in large blocks that get cut down into individual shingles. These aren’t the flexible type of rubberized shingles you are used to seeing, these “shingles” are made from pure hard rock. Thus being said, each shingle is unique in appearance.

Slate Roof Installation

Slate Roof Installation Mesa

Slate roofing installers know that slate is one of the most durable types of roofing systems available in the industry. Installing a slate roof ensures that your roof with last for a century or longer.

However, not every slate roof installation company knows how to install a slate roof properly. Slate is a specialized roofing system that requires a complicated installation. Don’t fall for roofers who do not have experience in installing slate.

Besides installing the slate itself, one of the most important parts of any roofing system is the flashings and underlayment. These two parts of the installation also affect the longevity of your roofing system. Right Way Roofing Inc uses the most durable underlayment system in the roofing industry.

Slate Installation Style Options

  • Standard Slate Roof Installation
  • Graduated Slate Roofs Installation
  • Textural Slate Roofs Installation

Slate Roofing Colors Options 

  • Gray
  • Black
  • Green
  • Red
  • Purple

Slate Roofing Is Durable & Requires Low Maintenance

Slate is a natural stone than is more durable than any man made roofing systems. Its high-density make your roof waterproof and will even provides protection in case of a fire. Slate is also mold and fungus resistant. Slate roofing is maintenance free and doesn’t need to be repair often.

Slate Roofing Increases Your Home’s Value

Slate roof installation for your home increases your homes resale value. Also, slate roofing attractiveness might just help you home sell quicker.

Slate Roofing System Estimate

To get an estimate on slate roofing installation in Mesa Arizona call us today at 480-232-5458 or 602-299-8851.

Read Our 5 Star Slate Roofing Reviews in Mesa

Read our 5 star slate roofing reviews from satisfied clients.

“Owned by 3rd generation roofers, employing hand-picked and personally trained people, doing quality installations at competitive prices. I would not have my roofing work done by anyone else, and have not since I was introduced to the Right Way over 13 years ago. 3 houses, 5 different projects – they are simply THE BEST!” ~Ron

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How To Handle Hail Damaged Roofing

How To Handle Hail Damaged Roofing Phoenix

Hail storms happen in the Phoenix area. These storms can damage cars, houses, and all sorts of property. Your roof is your main source of protection at home and at work. Severe hail storms will damage roofs, and be followed by opportunistic roofing repair people. So we created a guide to how to handle hail damaged roofing.

Hail Damage Is Big Business

Believe it or not mobile roofing contractors have taken advantage of storm prediction software and track storms that look like they are going to produce hail and head for the towns and cities that are in their wake. They can even get specific and only focus on the higher income neighborhoods to get the biggest payout.

It might seem nice that a bunch of contractors suddenly show up like the Red Cross with hammers. The difference is that the Red Cross is a temporary service and your roof needs to be rebuilt and last for another 40 years. You want a contractor that is licensed to work in your area and is going to be there in case your roof needs any warranty work.

Metal Roofing, A Hail Of A Good Option

Metal roofs, including aluminum roofs have seen great success in areas that experience hail. One of the great benefits of a metal roof is that it will withstand a hail storm just as well 10 years down the road as the day it was installed. Metal has the edge over many other roofing systems as they tend to get sun damage, get brittle, and are not ready to withstand the punishment a big hail storm will deliver.

Metal roofing can carry a rating and be UL listed. The UL code 2218 is an impact resistance rating. If the roofing you choose or already have installed has this rating it means that it much be able to survive the impact from a 2” ball which is dropped from 20 feet in the air. The metal roofing must not split or come apart. Metal roofing is one of the few options which can actually pass a test of this magnitude.

Metal Roofing And Insurance Discounts

Some insurance companies recognize the strength of metal roofing. If the roof is a UL 2218 roof there might be discounts available. In some cases the insurance company will only offer the discounts if there is a cosmetic wavier signed. What this means is that if there is a hail storm that peppers your roof they will only pay to replace the roof if there is actual structural damage. If there are just dents but your roof isn’t leaking they might refuse to pay to replace it.

The cost savings per month isn’t significant enough to risk being stuck with a golf ball textured roof. So many times it’s better to pay a little extra a month but know that if a sever hail storm is on its way that you’ll be covered by your roof, and your insurance company.

What To Do If You Have Hail Damage On Your Roof

The storm has passed and now you have to assess the damage. You may or may not know what to look for, and you might not really want to get up on a damaged roof without knowing where to step.

Caution Before And After The Storm

After the hail will come the hellos from many of the hail storm chasing roofing contractors. Many of these contractors that follow storms will try to get a local address they can use to appear local. Check their credentials, and try to find listings and reviews from them that are local. Some even go so far as to claim they are from roofing Manufacturer Company. This doesn’t happen and these are the characters to be wary of. Some of these roofing companies also carry contracts which, with your signature, allow them to claim the right to work with your insurance company to repair the roof. Once that document is signed you no longer have control over who you choose as the insurance company will be legally required to use the roofer with that has your signed contract.

Aesthetic Or Structural Damage?

Aesthetic damage is surface dents. This is damage that doesn’t actually affect the performance of the roof. In fact many time after a hail storm it can be hard to tell if some of the damage was there before the storm. This is a situation where you might choose to ignore it.

Structural Damage however means that you see seams have opened up or trim has broken loose. If you can see sections of your roof that are clearly damaged you have no choice but to nip it in the bud and get it fixed. Your best bet to finding the right roofing company is to contact your local roofer. Someone that might have built the roof in the first place or will still be in the area and able to help you with any other minor repairs and warranty their work.


Local Roof Hail Damage Repair

After the storm passes everyone wants someone that they can trust. Someone that has been working in the area for decades and intends on being in business in your home town for the long haul. Right Way Roofing is Phoenix and Mesa’s first choice when it comes to reliable roofing repair.

If you’ve had hail damage or any storm related damage to your roof give us a call today for a free inspection. We’ll assess the damage and help you find an affordable solution to fixing your roof.

Right Way Roofing - 480-232-5458 or 602-299-8851