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Most Common Roof Styles In Arizona

Common Arizona Roof Styles When it comes to roofing styles in Arizona, there’s much debate regarding the best material. One thing is for certain – it’s an interesting question considering the dry, relentless heat of the Arizona summer. Whenever you install a new roof, it’s critical to remember that Arizona homes face challenges not experienced in other states. When contacting a Phoenix roofing contractor, make sure you ask about the roofing styles that they install. Here are some of the most common roof styles in Arizona! Shingle Roofs Over the years, shingle roofing has probably risen above all the other…

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Get Your Roof Inspected Before Monsoon Season in AZ

Why You Should Have Your Roof Inspected Before Monsoon Season in Arizona As spring rolls around, most people in Arizona start thinking once again about monsoon season. Typically, this season begins in June and lasts through to September. For many, it’s an excellent relief from the relentless heat of summer. For others, it’s a nuisance that doesn’t end soon enough. Regardless of where you fall, it’s essential to test your roof’s integrity before it all starts. Every year, monsoon season keeps the phones ringing off the hook. Homeowners that didn’t get their roof inspected before monsoon season immediately regret their…

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What Are Spray Foam Roofs In Arizona

Spray foam roofs are constructed by spraying a liquid material expanding into a foam. This means your roof will have a solid layer of foam across the entire surface. All damaged or saturated areas are removed, replaced with materials as similar as possible, then the top of your entire roof is sprayed. If you have not yet heard of spray foam roofs, this technology was developed during the 1960s for residential, commercial, and industrial use.  Separate containers are used to pump the two chemicals using high-pressure heated hoses directly into a mixing spray gun. Foam roofs are incredibly effective for…

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Inspecting Roofs In Phoenix After Solar Installation

Common Solar Devices Installed on Arizona Rooftops The main reason to consider a solar device on your roof is to save money on your electric bills by using an alternate power source. Your most sustainable option for electricity is solar energy. The installation of solar panels is a good investment for any home. Solar panels consist of mostly solar cells in a specific order with supports constructed from insubstantial metals like aluminum. Solar panels are suitable for both residential and commercial rooftops here in Arizona. In most cases, protection from the environment such as rain, monsoons, dirt, wind, and heat…

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How To Keep Arizona Critters Off Your Roof 

Common Pest Problems on Roofs In Arizona Rats and mice are common for homeowners in Phoenix, Arizona, due to their exceptional sense of smell. Even the slightest scent of food can draw these pests to your home. These unwanted rodents have numerous ways to get into your home by chewing. Once inside, they spread very quickly. Rats and mice will make nests in the rafters in your attic and your walls. These nests are a serious threat to your roof because substantial damage can be caused by all different types of local rodents. Another common issue is birds because their…

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How to Deal With a Leaky Roof In Arizona

Although the Arizona monsoon season has come and gone without much rain, the winter months are approaching, and you can expect some rainfall in the coming months. When your roof leaks, the water can damage all kinds of things in your home, depending on the severity. If it’s severe, it can pour water into the interior of your home, which puts you at risk for ruining your belongings or causing water and moisture damage that could lead to mold and a need for new insulation to be installed.  You may see bubbles or blisters on your ceiling resulting from the…

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Best Tile Roofs For Arizona Homeowners

Types of Tile Roofs Found In Arizona A lot of homes in Phoenix, Arizona, have tile roofs due to typical weather. The three most common are sand-cast, clay, and concrete. Due to the temperatures, monsoons, and storms, tile roofs offer you more protection for your home. A different installation technique is necessary for each material. When you combine tile roofing with our Monsoon-proof rain gutters, you can assure that your roof and surrounding property will be protected for years to come.  Sandcast Tile Roofs Sandcast tile roofs have a lot of the same characteristics as clay tile roofs. The material…

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History of Residential Roofs in AZ 

In Arizona, roofing systems have always played a vital role in the aesthetic appeal and functionality of any standing shelter. The evolution of materials used and roofing techniques has been driven primarily by what functions best in our unique desert environment. Until the mid-19th century, materials like clay, wood and slate were the most popular choices for roofing in the southwest. Around the turn of the 20th century, new materials such as asphalt were used for low- and steep-sloped roofs. Asphalt shingles were a U.S. invention first used in 1901. Since then, asphalt shingles have remained the most popular type…

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Protecting Your Home from Floods and Water Damage

Arizona presents its own unique set of challenges for homeowners when it comes to protecting their properties from the outdoor elements. While it’s essential to be mindful of the extreme summer heat, monsoon storms can be even more aggressive, causing severe damage to houses, gardens and other structures. Because the Arizona soil is extremely dry, water doesn’t absorb very well and increases the likelihood for severe flash flooding. Roadways and neighborhood layouts can also lack the necessary drainage systems needed to ensure these floods don’t send water onto your property. For this reason, it’s essential to assess and maintain your…

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How AZ’s Sun and Extreme Heat Can Affect Your Shingles

Summertime is here and has already bought incredibly strong sun rays that guarantee you’ll be seeking shade if you’re outside. While your roof and shingles are designed to withstand many weather extremes, excessive heat combines with sunshine beating down constantly can have negative effects if your roof is not brand new. Jim Brown and Sons Roofing sees a wide variety of roof damage when we perform roof inspections and roof repairs. Sun damage on older shingles and heat to a roof can be extreme and can also increase the damage to a roof, causing the need for replacement before its…

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