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Why Do Roofs Leak?

  No matter what type of roof your home has, it will leak at some point in time if not maintained and cared for. Performing preventative maintenance or having annual inspections from a professional roofing contractor in Phoenix can ensure these leaks don’t lead to bigger issues. Below are some of the main reasons your roof might leak. Damaged Flashing Flashing is the thin metal pieces that are installed underneath the shingles of your roof. They are placed over the joints to create a barrier against moisture and prevent water damage inside your house. When flashing develops cracks from weather,…

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3 Things That Are Involved in an Attic Inspection

Roof Ventilation: What’s Involved in an Attic Inspection? You may think that if the roof is not leaking and seems to be holding together, nothing is wrong. The reality is many small problems could be hidden away and ongoing, especially if the ventilation system is not working properly. This is why a thorough inspection of your roof and attic is very important before moving on to repairs or replacement. Hire a Professional While it may seem like a simple job, attic inspection is best left to a professional. No matter how long you have owned and lived in a home,…

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What is the Process if My Roof is Damaged?

Your roof is always exposed to the elements and can very easily become damaged from a passing storm at any time of the year. Aside from loose shingles, strong winds and hail can also wreak havoc on gutters, paint and doors. Leaks can form, forming mildew and causing damage to the inside of your house. If you are having trouble with your roof, call an experienced roofing company for a consultation. If there is damage, the company can help you with an insurance claim. This process happens in three important steps. Inspection After a storm, your first inclination may be…

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How to Inspect Your Roof

Your roof may look like a simple, layered surface. Overlapping tabs create a barrier to the elements. In reality, it’s an incredibly complex system that requires an inspection at least once a year. Homeowners should be proactive about their role when it comes to inspections. You can hop up to the roof’s surface and look around. Accompany your evaluations with professional inspections for a roof that lasts many decades. Getting Above it All It’s possible to inspect your roof from the curb by using some binoculars. However, the best way to see every issue is by venturing to the roof’s…

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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…