When a torsion spring breaks it can be a scary experience. However, it’s relatively harmless, as these springs are fairly safe (if you have extension springs, then it’s a different story, which is why you should look to convert to torsion springs). The only thing you need to worry about is how you’re going to fix those garage door springs and get your door back in working order. (more…)
Energy costs continue to rise, as does the fear of climate change caused by the use of traditional energy sources. For this reason, many people have begun to investigate the usage of solar power to help offset personal energy costs. As solar batteries continue to become better and costs begin to fall, it’s becoming more common for homeowners considering new roofs to consider solar or photovoltaic roofing shingles to do the job.
What Are Photovoltaic Roofs?
Previously, the most common way to get solar power to your home was through the use of large solar panels. These panels were commonly mounted on the roof, although they could also be positioned some distance from the home or building if the roof itself was in shade for a large portion of the day. (more…)
Roofing is one of the most important parts of your home. It not only helps to protect you and your belongings from the elements, it also play a crucial role in your home’s curb appeal. When most people think of roofing, they consider various types of tile for the job. There are more options out there for roofing tiles than you may think, however, giving you a lot of choices for what type to use on your home.
A leaking roof can be a cause for panic for many people. The good news, though, is that the vast majority of leaks that you’ll find aren’t because your entire roof is failing and needs to be replaced. In fact, the majority of roof leaks are often due to much more easily rectified problems, as well as to much less expensive problems than a full roof replacement will be. Taking care of a roof leak as soon as you notice it, however, can help prevent further deterioration that may lead to a roof replacement, as well as to things such as mold, mildew, and interior damage. So if you find a leak in your home, don’t panic; instead, use this list of the 10 most common causes of a leaking roof to determine and fix the problem before it gets worse.
Commercial buildings often have needs that differ from residential, and this includes the type of roof that you use. Commercial buildings often have a flat or minimally sloped roof, which means that traditional roofing materials won’t work. Seams, overlaps, and other measures used on residential roofs and in settings where water is freely able to flow off of the roof aren’t able to be used in flat areas due to the risk of leaks, and the way that standing water would eventually begin to break down the roofing material. In addition, commercial roofs may have other purposes as well, including storing HVAC equipment, providing access for maintenance, and possibly even allowing regular use by the building’s occupants. Therefore, there are a number of different types of roofing materials produced just for commercial buildings.
It’s every homeowner’s worst nightmare. You’ve just paid thousands of dollars for a new roof, and the first time it rains you discover water dripping from your ceiling. While this may seem like the worst thing in the world to happen, most roof leaks on new roofs can be easily repaired and usually within a timely way as well. And while you may begin to panic, thinking that you’ll need to pay out even more money to get this problem fixed, the vast majority of roofers are reputable people who take their jobs seriously. This means that they are likely to want to correct this problem for you in a timely way, without issues or arguments. Make sure that you handle the problem from your end in the most appropriate manner possible to ensure that you get it fixed right and that you get it done quickly.
A common question that people ask roofers is what is the best material for their home. There is no best material. Each material has its costs and benefits. Below we list out common roofing materials in Arizona with their pluses and minuses.
Asphalt shingle roofs are the most popular roofing material in Arizona. Most shingles consist of a fiberglass mat between two layers of asphalt. (more…)
Arizona is an extremely hot place in the summer. The heat takes its toll on roofing materials. While your roof can last for decades eventually heat, rain, and UV damage will destroy it.
Below is information on how long each roofing material can last in Phoenix. Of course these are only general estimates. How long your roof will actually last depends on the quality of the installation and which materials were used. If you have discoloration, curling, or other forms of damage to your roof it will likely need repaired or replaced regardless of age.
Metal roofs are becoming popular in Arizona. They are prized for their durability and their eye-catching look.
Metal roofs are expensive with an average home costing between $3750 to $20000. While the upfront cost of metal roofs is high they have been known to last as long as 50 years. Metal roof also increase the resale value of your home.
Factors Effecting Metal Roof Cost
There are a lot of things that change the cost of a metal roof. Below are the biggest factors.