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Improve the Comfort of Your Home by Picking the Right Type of Attic Insulation

Insulating systems are designed to reduce movement of heat, control moisture, and to enable proper ventilation. A poorly insulated home isn’t only an energy hog, but also an uncomfortable place to live. The attic is an important home insulator, and it can help greatly in controlling long-term energy utility expenses. It is estimated that a well-insulated house can reduce energy bills by more than $600 yearly. The main trick is determining how much attic insulation you need and the best material to use. Do You Need More Attic Insulation? In case you or your contractor at JBS Roofing note that…

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After the Monsoon – Be Aware of Storm Chasing Roofers

The United States experiences all types of weather extremes, such as the extreme beauty of a sunset on a clear night, extreme heat, tornados, thunderstorms, hurricanes, extreme dryness and extreme rain. The extreme weather that we experience in Phoenix, Arizona, is the monsoon season when the wind and rain can wreak havoc roofing materials. For example, the annual rain in Arizona is 12.5 inches a year and nearly half of Arizona counties receive half of their rainfall in the monsoon months that run mid-June through mid-August. Every year during the monsoon season, the local news spreads information on the areas…

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Tile Roof Repair How To:

There are numerous causes for roof tile damage. It can seem like a hassle to roof repair or replace them, but it can be done on a budget, and tackling the job sooner rather than later will save additional expenses down the road. Consider these tips to save money on your next tile roofing repair Phoenix project. Locate Leaks Discovering where the issues are ahead of time can save a lot of money and headache. However, discovering leaks can be an issue. Hire a professional to discover the causes of leaks. For instance, damaged or cracked roofing tiles can cause…

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Monsoon Season Is Upon Us, Is Your Roof ready? It’s Not Too Late

The monsoon season is here, and it runs through the end of September. A typical Arizona monsoon season includes: Winds in excess of 40 mph that can blow shingles off of roofs and send overhanging branches crashing onto roofs Large hail that can damage roofing material to the extent that it allows rain to pass through it into your home Heavy rains that will find gaps in roofing, flashing and vent boots and lead to water damage and mold Your roof is your home’s best protection against the damaging weather that occurs during monsoon season. Is your roof ready for…

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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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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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