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

Summer time 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…

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When is a Flat Roof Replacement Necessary?

At some point, even a well-maintained flat roof will need to be replaced. The most common issues that lead to replacement are roof uplift, standing water, weather exposure and age. Despite these factors, research suggests that up to 80 percent of roofs are replaced before it is necessary. This is why it is important to get your flat roof inspected by a professional roofing company to see if repair or recoating versus replacement is still an option. Signs a Flat Roof Needs Replacement If any of the following factors apply to your flat roof, it is time to think about…

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Don’t Wait for it to Rain to Repair Your Roof!

The Phoenix Valley recently experienced several extended rainy days. When this happens, we always receive an influx of calls as many homeowners experience water damage from roof leaks. The rain is definitely good for the roofing business and will wreak havoc on your home if the roof is in need of repair. How can you, as the homeowner, possibly know that your roof needs to be repaired unless the rain lets you know? There are several signs to look for. There is also something you can do to be proactive versus reactive. Signs Your Roof is in Need of Repair…

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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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What are the Benefits of a Silicone Roofing System?

Maintaining the integrity of a commercial roof should always be a top priority. Whether it is multi-family housing or an office building, silicone roof coating provides years of leak-free functionality. It is applied in liquid form and comes in several colors with white being the most popular. The benefits it brings make it a good choice.   Reduced Cost of Maintenance While rain and wind can cause damage over time, the sun is a roof’s biggest enemy. Extended exposure to ultraviolet rays can break down the structural integrity of a roof and eventually make it useless. Using a white silicone…

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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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Signs Your Roof Might Need New Asphalt Shingles

Homeowners are advised to inspect their roof at least twice a year. This may seem as though it is excessive, but it is extremely important. If you spot a problem early, then you may be able to prevent your roofing system from failing. Roofing inspections before monsoon season are the most important for preventative maintenance. The heavy rain can cause serious damage to your roof and structure of your home. Inspections are also important after the winter months. The moisture and temperature changes that occur during the winter months can cause your roof materials to expand and contract, which can…

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The Fall Months Are a Great Time for Roof Repair

The Fall Months and Roof Repair The fall months are a time of transition and change. If you have any concerns about your roof, there’s no better time to take care of it than during the fall. If you have roof worries of any type you shouldn’t delay taking action. We can send someone out to right away with a quick estimate. Don’t make a mistake and wait. Fall Roof Repair Can Reduce Your Monthly Heating Bills Heat has the ability to rapidly make its way out of roofs that require repair work. Roofs that have problems aren’t exactly the best…

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Benefits of Repairing Your Roof in Summer

Your roof is obviously one of the most important parts of your house, which makes it essential that you regularly have it inspected and maintained to ensure it remains in good condition. Of course, it is inevitable that your roof will need to undergo at least some repairs over time and there will eventually come a time when every roof needs to be replaced. In this sense, summer is by far the best time to have any necessary Phoenix roofing work done as it enables you to take advantage of all of the following benefits. Cheaper, Easier and Quicker There…

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