What’s the Average Roof Repair Cost?

Roof Repair Estimates

Got a roof that needs some restoration love, but trying to figure out how much it's going to cost before you make a decision? Most roofing contractors offer free estimatess. So you can easily compare prices between companies before committing to hiring a contractor. We would advise getting at least 3 free repair estimates to get a feel for what the average cost of your roof repair should be. But, if you're looking for a ballpark range, the cost to restore a roof in Arizona can range from $350 to $2,000+ depending on these 3 items:

1 – The type of roofing material

Your roofing material strongly alters the restore cost. For example, concrete tile rates about 3 times as much as heavyweight asphalt shingles. And clay tiles are slightly more expensive than concrete tiles, which comes from the Tile Roofing Institute. So, if you have tile, you shouldn't be surprised if the estimated cost seems a little higher than you're expecting. While it may cost more to repair, tile roofing lasts longer and is more fire resistant than asphalt shingles.

To make things a little more complicated, the tile on your roof imay not be available in the marketplace. During the economic downturn, many tile manufacturers shut their doors – and with them their proprietary molds. The molds impact the direction tile connects with each other and actually lay on the roof. This may require doing a larger part of tile in order to have a logical start and stop point.

2 – The scope of the restore

– How much of the roofing material is missing or needs repair?

– How big of an area is required to be repaired?

– Is there any water damage from the faulty roof?

– If you have tile, does the older underlayment require repairing?

Answers to these questions( and others) will determine the needed supplies and amount of time required to do the repairs.

3 – Who actually does the roof repair

This is why we strongly recommend getting at least 3 free bids. You need to get a feel for :

– The character of their workers, especially if they're using subcontractors.

– The warranty they offer

– How long it takes them to do the job

– Whether or not they will haul away the damaged roofing materials

– Whether they're licensed and insured or not (NEVER hire an unlicensed roofer–unless you are trying to void your roof's warranty.)

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When you get estimates, don't just jump at the cheapest one, because how long they've been in business matters. Some say the best way to selected a roofing contractor is to find at a 10 -year-old yellow pages volume. If they're listed in that volume and they're still in business, they should be on your short list of contractors to use. Then, carefully check each bid to see if you're getting apples to apples services. One contractor may skimp out on important work to give you a lower bid.

Once you get a few repair approximations, you might feel like replacing your old roof is perhaps more cost effective in the long run. Once you've chosen your roofing company, have that conversation with them and determine what the best and most cost effective option will be.

Requirement a free roofing estimate in the Phoenix area? If you live in Maricopa County, Mikku and Sons Roofing should be on the short list of roofing contractors you trust to get the job done right. Call us at (623) 465-1068.


Who Is Your Roofing Contractor?

Unscrupulous roofing companies are everywhere; there may be some near you or your area as well. If you are planning to replace your existing roof with a new one or want to fix your damaged roof, you'll definitely need to work with a professional roofing contractor or roofing company. Right?

But who should that roofing contractor be?

Before you are able to identify the right roofing company to work with, you should know what makes a good roofing contractor. Whether you are looking for a roof installation, roof repair or complete roof replacement, you'll never want to hire or work with just anyone you come across.

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Here are some key tips to choose a good roofing contractor:

Friend or Peer Recommendation: If you want to avoid roofing scams and hire a roofing contractor that's both reputable and reliable, you should first seek advice from your friends and peers. If someone close to you recommends a roofing company that they have worked with themselves, you can be sure that at least you won't be hiring a scammer or an unscrupulous contractor. Plus, you can easily ask your friends about the quality of services they received from the roofing company.

Licensing: State licenses for roofing contractor businesses aren't easy to get. If you come across or hear about a roofing contractor, one of the key questions you should ask or find out is whether they have the necessary licenses and permits to conduct their job in a particular location.

Years in Business: Since roof installation or roof replacement can prove to be a big investment, you don't want a novice to handle the job. In fact, you should choose to work with a roofing contractor who has been offering the service for at least 5-10 years. When you hire an established roofing company, you can be sure that the warranty they give you will be served and honored.

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Skill Level of Workers: It's actually the skill level of the workers and crews that ultimately makes a roofing company good or bad. Regardless of the warranty the roofing contractor offers and how well they communicate with you, what's important is to find out whether they have highly skilled and trained workers to accomplish their projects. The kind of workers they hire and their overall hiring process should give you a good idea about the quality of the roofing contractor themselves.

When you need a roofing company, don't make hasty decisions. Take your time, do your homework and follow the above-mentioned tips so that you can choose a roofing contractor that provides a great return on your investment.

If we can help you in any way with your roofing needs, give us a call at (623) 465-1068 and put your roof in the hands of a truly professional roofing contractor.

Keep Your Roof Ventilated

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To help keep ypour roof healthy, proper ventilation is key. Proper ventilation extends the life of your materials – it keeps them cooler in the heat of the summer and warmer in the cool of the winter. It will also keep moisture from forming in your attic, which can harbor all kinds of nasty pathogens , putting you and your family's health at risk. Also, not properly venting your roof can be an expensive problem to solve after the fact, so make sure you ask your roof installation contractor about how your roof and attic will be vented during the installation process.

How Vents Help

Attics need fresh air to breathe and stay healthy ust like we do. Installing the proper vents can accomplish this. You're going to have two types of vents – intake and outlet. Intake vents are installed lower than the outlets so that a sort of vaccum is created that takes fresh air in the intake vents and circulates it out at the higher outlet vents. This creates a constant air flow that keeps fresh air circulating throught your attic, allowing it to breathe and keeping your materials healthy.

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How to Figure the Right Ventilation

It is possible to have too much ventilation, so determining what you need for your particular roof is important. You need the exact amount of ventilation in order for your roof to be as energy efficient as possible. You need to know where the vents need to be placed and what size vents you're going to need. You will need to hire a professional, licensed roofing contractor to configure the correct vents and locations you need.

Checking For Ventilation Problems

Look for these signs that your attic may not be properly ventilated:

  • Moisture on the underside of the roof or rafters
  • Any kind of mold growth
  • A feeling of higher humidity in your attic
  • Rusted nails in the rafters and trusses
  • Water stained wood of any kind

If you see any of these issues or signs, you should call a professional, licensed roofing company as soon as possible to inspect your attic and roof to give you a solution to the problem. Your family's health and the lifespan of your roof could depend on it. For the best service possible and someone you can trust to give you good advice, give us a call at Mikku and Sons Roofing at (623) 465-1068.



Roofer’s Insurance is Important

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When you're doing your due diligence and research into the right roofing company for your job, whether residential or commercial, make sure you make the roofer's insurance a part of your questioning. Hiring a company with inadequate insurance could make the difference between a positive experience and a disaster. 

Sure, they need to be affordable and fit your budget, and everyone knows you need to question the background of the roofing contractor you're hiring by asking about their credentials, making sure they have current licenses, their experience and making sure you get references from past customers. And don't forget to check their standing with the Better Business Bureau.  But, maybe even more important and equally as vital, is making sure they carry adequate general liability insurance and workman's compensation insurance before you hire them.

General Liability Insurance

General liability insurance covers the roofing contractor if their's a claim that includes property damage, bodily injury or harm, and any personal injury that happens as a result of some action by the roofer. If an accident or something happens on the project that causes a lawsuit, the insurance would be available to cover the roofing company, and you as the homeowner or business owner, if a claim needs to be paid. As the owner that hired the roofing company, you don't want to be involved in a lawsuit and paying for something that wasn't your fault just because you own the property.  This is important for you as the owner because you don’t want to be responsible for something happening on your property that is not your fault.

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Workman's Compensation

Workman’s Comp insurance compensates with money and medical benefits if any employee or subcontractor of the company you hire is injured while performing their duties on your project. If the roofer you hire, or any of their workers, were to get injured, they would file a claim for workman’s comp to replace their wages instead of suing the roofer or you, the homeowner or business owner.

When you're hiring any type of contractor, to fix or replace your roof or any other type of service, its critical that they have adequate amounts of both these types of insurance. 

If you hire us at Mikku and Sons Roofing and Repairs, you can rest easy, because in addition to years of experience, great customer satisfaction and referrals and an outstanding rating at the Better Business Bureau, we always make sure that we, and by extension you, are covered completely with the right types and amounts of insurance. 




Get Your Roof Ready for the Heat

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Phoenix has a lot of wonderful attributes, but most people would agree that the searing Summer heat wouldn't be included on that list. Not only do we have intense heat but the monsoon storms in the Summer can be extremely intense with strong winds. Combine these two and there's definitely a yearly threat to the condition of your roof.  So, its extremely important that you do certain things to prepare your roof and give it the best chance to make it to our great mild fall and winter temperatures with as little damage as possible.

Here are a few steps you can take to get your roof ready for another intense Phoenix summer:

Trim Trees Near Your Roof

If you have tall trees near your house, the summer winds can can cause branches to fall off onto your roof or cause branches to sway and damage it. At the least, these could cause leaks in your roof, but if the branches are big enough, one could literally crash down right through it.  When planting new trees, don't plant too close to your home and with existing trees, hire a professional tree trimming service to clear away any branches that might have the potential to cause damage to your roof before the storm season starts. If you have any trees that look unhealthy or might be dead, make sure to have them removed, as they could snap off at the trunk in a strong wind and crash down on the house.

If You Have Gutters and Downspouts

If you have gutters and/or downspouts, make sure they are clear of debris before the monsoon season begins. If they're clogged, they wont be able to divert water from heavy rains away from your roof and foundation, which could lead to water pooling on your roof, or near your home, potentially causing damage to shingles, tiles flat roof systems and your foundation.

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Inspect Your Roof Yearly

Before the monsoon season starts is the perfect time to get your roof inspected by a professional roofing company. like Mikku and Sons Roofing. Your roof may have cracked shingles, damaged or misplaced tiles and possible underlayment damage caused by last years storms that you don't know about. If these exist, you could have more damage and roof leaking from the new season's storms. It will give you an opportunity to make any necessary minor repairs before the storms turn them in to major ones. You don't want to learn the hard way that you have some previous damage in the middle of a major storm that causes water to start pouring through your ceiling.

Think About a Cool Roof System

Not only can our extreme heat be tough on your roof, it dramatically increases your cooling costs. If you have an older roof, you might want to think about a phoenix roof replacement and go to a cool roof system.  These types of roofs are designed with materials that do a better job of reflecting, absorbing and redirecting heat to help keep your home cooler and your air conditioning bills lower. They can also be coated or painted with insulating materials that help with this task. Give a professional roofing company a call to discuss your options here.

Follow these guides and your roof should be ready for the summer. With just a little simple planning nad maintenance, you can get through another intense Phoenix summer with your roof intact and avoiding any major repair bills.


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