Tile Roof Repair
Its great to own your own home, but when you own a property you have to perform the dreade word – maintenance. But, home or property maintenance doesn’t have to be a burdensome task if you set some time aside every year to prevent future problems. This means you'll need to give equal importance to both the interior of your property and the exterior. Take your roof as an example. Roofs get more abuse from weather and the elements than any other part of your property. Preventative maintenance is a major factor to your roof providing the longest service life possible.
Whether it’s a commercial or residential roof, all roofing systems need some scheduled maintenance during the year. Concrete or clay tile roofs, under normal situations, don't require much upkeep. Twice-yearly inspections should take place to findand fix issues as they occur. The best time to perform these inspections would be in the spring, before the monsoon storm season begins, and in the fall, after its over.
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When having your roof and the immediate areas inspected, be sure to:
- Check any downspout exits to make sure they haven’t been crushed or crumpled, which could restrict proper drainage.
- Inspect and clear any and all debris from your rooftop gutters and header boxes.
- Remove leaves and debris from trees or vegetation from the rooftop. Don'tt try to remove the debris with a hose because that could cause any downspouts you have to become clogged.
- Take note if any areas of the roof appears unusually sunken or if water is ponding anywhere.
- Clean before visually inspecting the roof for signs of weathering.
- Check your landscaping surrounding the property for tall trees that have dead or briken branches. Trim trees and bushes away from your property to minimize the chance of vegetation falling and gathering on your roof.
- Inside, check interior walls and ceilings for water damage.
A good tip to having the best kept tile roof in the neighborhood is to have it cleaned and inspected by a licensed and insured tile roof repair contractor while these semi-annual dates are being scheduled. In monsoon seasons, its especially important to check your roof visually after each storm, in case tiles have been misplaced by high winds or flying broken branches.
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A lot of roof damage happens before anyone at ground level notices it. Finding ponding, gaps around penetrations, loose flashings or other roof damage should be promptly reported to a professional, properly licensed, roofing company. If your property has any leaks, it’s critical to get a comprehensive leak inspection completed as quickly as possible. A visible interior leak could mean there’s an outside entryway for water to enter your roof structure, which could cause significant and more expensive damage.
Here are a few tips for hiring a professional roofing contractor:
- Make sure the roofing contractor is licensed and insured.
- Request that the prospective contractor provide copies of their manufacturer certifications and warranties for their proposed system.
- Ensure you have the necessary building permits.
- Keep a file of all records and inspection reports that are related to your roof.
- Establish a rooftop control policy. Advise equipment service personnel to be careful and observe safety precautions when handling tools and heavy equipment on the roof. Keep a log of all such trips to the roof.
If you see a potential roofing issue on your property, don’t try to fix it yourself. Call a professional roofing contractor, like Mikku and Sons Roofing at (623) 465-1068. Many repairs are quick and inexpensive if caught early, but putting them off could cost you a lot more money in the long run. Your roof is a big investment, make sure it’s leak-free all year long.
Tile Roof Repair
Tile roofs are beautiful. They're durable, long lasting and offer southwest style to any home. But they develop problems just like any other type of roof. Like most roof problems, the sooner a problem is discovered, the better, because that means you'll have to spend way less money fixing it than if the problem lingers and causes bigger problems. In light of this, we'd like to point out a few common problems with tile roofs, so you can contact a reliable roofing contractor to fix your problem as soon as you spot it.
1 – One of the biggest problems is using poor quality materials to install on your roof. Make sure you purchase tiles for your roof that are ASTM certified. The market for roofing materials has been strong and there's been a flood low quality tiles pushed to consumers because of this. If you use non-ASTM certified tiles, your roof's lifespan will be significantly reduced and you'll have much more frequent need for repairs. Saving money in the installation will only cost you much more down the road. I
2 – Even if you use top quality tiles, if you use inexperienced , unlicensed or amateur contractors to install them, you'll be sorry later. Make sure you're hiring a reliable, professional, properly licensed and insured company like this one to do the job. This goes for any repairs you need, also. Don't hire a handyman or someone that will do a cheap job for you to make any repairs on your roof. Make sure , again, that they're a professional roofing contractor.
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3 – Material build-up on the tiles. The material tiles are made of is porous and susceptible to moisture and organic debris. If you have any trees that are constantly drooping leaves, branches, twigs or other debris on your roof, make sure you are diligent about removing it from your roof on a consistent basis. If you don't, the tiles will begin to wear out and crack, or the debris will work its way under the tiles and destroy the integrity of the underlayment.
4 – Storms and weather. Here in Arizona, we can have violent, sudden storms, especially during the monsoon season. High winds can knock tiles loose or cause them to slide, exposing the underlayment below. If you have trees near your roof, branches can sway in the wind and wreak havoc on your tiles. Make sure you check your roof after storms and have a professional roofing contractor inspect your roofs integrity at least once a year before the storm season starts.
5 – Walking on the roof. Tiles are made from cast concrete or clay and can be broken if walked upon. Clay tiles can be especially sensitive to weight. Don't walk on your roof unless there's no way to avoid it. If you need to have a section of your roof checked that is hard to see from the ground, hire a professional roofer to inspect the area for you, to avoid risk and damage to the roof.
If you use quality materials, keep debris clear, inspect regularly and only use professional, licensed contractors to work on it, your tile roof will provide many years of protection and beauty to your home or business.
If we can be of any service, or you have any question at all, don't hesitate to call us at (623) 465-1068.
Emergency Roof Repair
Hiring the right roofing company can make a world of difference for your home or business. Knowing the main reasons you're going to need to hire a professional roofing company can help you hire the right one for the job. Here are the five biggest enemies to the health and condition of your roof:
1 – Trees and Their Branches
Trees are beautiful and must-have additions to your homes landscaping for their aesthetics and shading possibilities. They will give your home fantastic curb appeal and possibly help you lower your cooling bills, but, they can also be a major problem for your roof if they're in the wrong location. If they're too close to your home, a branch being knocked down or even being scraped across your roofing material in a storm can inflict serious, expensive damage. In severe storms, the entire tree could fall on top of your roof.
They also drop a lot of organic material, like leaves, pods and small branches, that can cause problems by clogging gutters and causing standing water after rains. If you don't clear the material on a regular basis, the materials can decompose and break down the roofing materials, leading to leaks.
2 – Roof Leaks
A leak itself is, of course, one of, if not the biggest problem. There's a lot of reasons leaks can happen – poor installation, water standing in areas, busted tiles and cracked shingles, failing underlayment, flashing problems and more. There's no limit to the areas of your roof that these issues can occur.
Water can flow from one location to another, making it difficult at times to determine exactly where a roof leak is originating. The best thing you can do is hire a professional roofing contractor Like Mikku and Sons Roofing and Repair to discover the source. They can find the leak's source and make the necessary repairs to stop it and prevent it from happening again.
3 – Poor Ventilation
Air needs to flow through your roof freely to prevent heat, pressure and humidity from building up, causing stress to the materials. You should never completely block the air flow into your home through your roof. During installation, sofits, vents and other means need to be installed in the proper locations to ensure that your roof will always have proper air flow through your attic.
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4 – Pooling or Standing Water
During installation, a certain pitch or slope needs to be used to make sure water flows off and away from your roof to avoid any pooling or standing water issues. Standing water, whether caused by poor installation or some sort of obstruction, like tree debris, can be a major issue for your roof. Water is heavy. If there's a lot of it pooling on your roof, it can put a lot of stress on the support structure, along with, if its not removed, helping to decompose the construction materials and making its way into existing cracks, creating leaks.
5 – Poor Initial Installation
When your home is built, or your roof is replaced, it needs to get off to its best start by being installed correctly. If not, you'll soon see loose shingles, broken tiles, decaying underlayment and other items that will start causing leaks. Choosing the right roofing company to complete your installation is one of the most important decisions you'll make for the construction and durability of your home or business.
Make sure you do your homework before hiring someone. Check the company's reputation online and check their standing with the Better Business Bureau and Registrar of Contractors. you'll have the peace of mind knowing that a quality, professional contractor has installed your roof.