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Why Summer Is The Best Time To Have Your Roof Repaired

Summer presents the perfect time to start your roof repair in Phoenix project.  The sun is shining, there isn’t any rain, and weather conditions are favorable, in general. While there are many do-it-yourself projects to undertake, there are some important aspects to consider before starting on your roof. Harm and Fatalities An estimated 2 thousand people die each year from falling off roofs. This number accounts for homeowners undertaking do-it-yourself projects, but it also accounts for professionals. The issues that cause this are slippery surfaces, pest damage, gusts of wind, leaves and other debris left on the roof that cause…

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Measure Your Roof Safely

Measuring from the ground is a technique not widely known outside the JBS Roofing profession. While the idea of measuring a roof from the ground may seem absurd, it is possible to get enough information for accurate measurement without ever setting foot on a ladder. Obviously, measuring from the ground eliminates the risk of falling from your roof. The methods below can help you to measure an entire roof from the ground and to order your materials. Getting a Rough Measurement of Rectangular Roof Sections You can get an approximate measurement simply by counting the number of shingles from left…

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Considerations for Installing Tubular Skylights Metal Roof

Tubular skylights are small, narrow skylights that fit in very small places. With highly reflective interior walls, the effect of a tubular skylight in your home can be as bright as a spotlight on a sunny day. Tubular skylights metal roofs are an efficient way to bring an abundance of natural light to dark spaces, and they are appropriate for small rooms, such as bathrooms, closets or laundry rooms. Although Commercial tubular skylights are fairly simple to install, they do require precise cuts in the ceiling and the exterior roof, so it is best to leave this task to a…

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The Continued Growth of Roofing Sustainability

Over a decade ago, businesses and homeowners started becoming more aware of their carbon footprint. As a result, they started looking for ways to lower their impact on the environment by looking for sustainable and green options. This push affected everything from automobile to the roofing industry. During this time, roofing companies like JBS Roofing put great effort into being environmentally conscious and developing eco-friendly business models. The roofing industry became a major focus for environmentally concerned individuals thanks in part to asphalt shingles. This type of shingle is still one of the most commonly used type of roofing material…

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Make Your Next Roofing Project Green

Green Phoenix shingle roofing can mean anything from conscientiously using recycled/recyclable building materials for a roof to creating energy efficiency and savings through use of solar panels to creating an actual living garden on your roof. If you have decided to make your house part of the effort to help the environment and minimize the wastefulness that accompanies many traditional methods of roofing construction, there are several ways to ensure that you are constructing a roof that is helpful, not harmful to the planet. Solar Energy It seems to have taken far too long for people to understand solar power…

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Establishing a Roof Maintenance Plan

Emergency roof repairs are expensive and time consuming. If you are a facility manager of a commercial or industrial property, you already have enough on your plate without having to worry about this as well.   There are various benefits to implementing a roof maintenance plan to prevent problems before they come up. With such a plan in place, your roofer will perform various tasks such as: • Inspecting drains and downspouts for clogs. • Looking for areas where water can pool on your roof. • Checking for bubbling beneath roofing materials that can be a sign of trapped moisture.…

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When to Choose Tapered Roof Insulation

Positive drainage, whether in new construction or applied in re-roofing jobs, is just plain good roofing practice. The goal of positive drainage is to reduce, if not eliminate, any standing water that results from what is called “ponding.” This effect is the result of a dead-level roof deck where there is no slope in the design to allow positive drainage. The drainage solution for a flat roof is the latest in modern materials that has produced a professional and effective system design for any project: Tapered Roof Insulation. Benefits of Using Tapered Roof Insulation There are advantages to using tapered…

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How to tell if you have a roof leak before it can cause damage to your home

How do you know if you have a leak in your roof when you live in a place where it rarely rains? Kind of hard to tell, right? We can go a record breaking number of days without rain and then get hit full force with torrential downpours and unpredictable heavy rainfall. Unlike other states where light showers occur regularly and may alert you to a sign of a leak, Arizona homes are far more susceptible to incurring costly damage if a leaky roof goes undetected. Now is the perfect time to have your roof inspected to prevent potential leaks before the summer monsoons begin. The…

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Roof Flashing Repair Answers

Courtesy of gravity, one immutable law of nature is water will always flow relentless down a slope. As it runs downward, your roof flashing allows it to pass harmlessly over any cracks, crevices and gaps in your building’s exterior. While caulking is fine for weather proofing small gaps, such as around doors, windows and eves, caulk should not be confused, or substituted, for flashing. If your roof flashings are damaged contact Jim Brown & Sons Roofing for a free estimate today. What is Flashing? Roof flashing is a layer of waterproof material, typically a metal such as aluminum, that prevents…

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The Most Common Causes of a Leaky Roof

When you find water coming into your home, you’ve got a leak. Although roof leaks can seem to be straightforward, there are many reasons that a roof may begin to let water into your home. By being able to identify the most common reasons a leak may form, you may be able to help your trusted roofer find a solution faster. JBS Roofing specializes in all roof types. Contact us today for a free Phoenix roofing estimate. The Flashing is Cracked or Old Flashing are pieces of metal that are installed around roof penetrations. They essentially form a barrier to…

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