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Benefits of Metal Roofing in Tucson AZ

In our last post, we briefly discussed the possible benefits of using metal roofing on your home if you lived in Northern Arizona with the surrounding forest and more frequent snow falls. But what about using a metal roof here in Tucson? With the hot summer days already in full swing and the monsoon season just around the corner, Alan Bradley Roofing wants you to have all the information you need to make the best decision for your home.

shelton1Lets take a look at some of the benefits of metal roofing in Tucson:

 

Longevity

Although the initial installation of a metal is more expensive than an asphalt shingled roof, a major percentage of those costs can be made up over the long run, especially if you plan on staying in that home for a long time. Asphalts roofs are much more likely to develop leaks and need repairs over time and will need to be replaced completely every 15-20 years. Metal roofs have a proven performance expectation of over 50 years.

Energy Efficient

In our hot Tucson climate, a metal roof can be much more energy efficient than an asphalt roof. Its highly reflective properties can lower cooling loads and keep your air conditioner from having to work so hard. Pre-painted or granular coated metal roofing systems not only reflect solar energy but also cool your home by re-emitting most of what solar radiation is absorbed.

Low Weight

Unlike tile roofs, whose heavy weight requires a heavy-duty support structure, metal roofs are very low in weight. They can weight as low as 0.5 pounds per square foot; compare that to the 6 to 18 pounds per square foot with tile roofs! This low weight can help preserve the structural integrity and life of your roof and your home.

Eco-Friendly

According to the National Association of Homebuilders Research Center, 20 billion pounds of asphalt shingles are dumped into U.S. landfills every year. But a metal roof can be installed over your current roof, without removing any of the materials that are already there, helping to reduce the amount of shingle waste that goes into the landfills. Furthermore, metal roofing is a very eco-friendly roofing material. It is generally made from recycled materials, and if a metal roof is removed, it too can be recycled.

Rain Harvesting

With the official start of monsoons coming up in the next few days, we feel that is also worthwhile to note that metal roofs are excellent for rainwater harvesting. Its smooth and clean surface means less filtering is needs than with asphalt shingles, which can cast off small particles of materials and even other chemicals from the materials used in installation.

 

Whatever your roofing needs, Alan Bradley Roofing is here to help you out. If you have any questions about what the right roof for your home and budget maybe, contact us and we’d be happy to help you out. And with the monsoons drawing near, be sure to keep us in mind for any leaks and roof repairs!

Shake and Shingle Damages

At Alan Bradley Roofing we service all types of roofs in the Tucson area, from flat roofs to built-up and even modified bitumen systems, but today we would like to discuss what we can do for shake or shingle roofs that have been significantly damaged.

What exactly qualifies as significant damage when it comes to such roofs though?

This question is especially important because some roofing companies may be tempted to ‘swindle’ homeowners into paying for roof repairs they might never have needed in the first place, or at least not until a much later date.roof-wind-damage

Damages or alterations to shingle and shake roofs that are considered purely aesthetic include: discoloration caused by overhanging trees, abraisions from hail that will dissipate over time, multi-colored shingles, painted shingles, semi-curled shakes (< 2″), scuffs, minor heat cracks, or even minor blisters.

All of these issues can be disconcerning to unknowledgable homeowners, and as such they create a potential for overstated estimates when you receive a roof inspection. If your roofing contractor is pointing to these as signs for immediate repair you should first question them in how they affect the overall integrity of the roofing system.

This is just one of many reasons why Alan Bradley suggests you always get quotes from several contractors, both licensed and bonded in the state of Arizona, before continuing with any repairs.

So what exactly does constitute as roof damage to shakes or shingles?

Typically in the Tucson environment damages to these types of roofing systems usually equate to either missing, or severely cracked/curled shakes or shingles.

In the case of missing shakes or shingles, damage is qualified as significant if for whatever reason any of the underlying components of the roof (i.e. the felt beneath your shakes) is openly exposed to the outside elements.

As for cracking and curling, both of these are common reactions to the harsh desert environment we live in, and as such they only become severe after extended periods of time.

Only a professional roof contractor can determine when such damages have gone from minor to major, and as such it would be unwise to diagnose your own roof as this could be creating unnecessary expenses.

As a general rule with shake or shingle roofs, if the shingle mats or underlying felt of your roof shakes are greatly exposed the damage has then taken toll enough on your roof to cause a need for repair.

For quality roof inspections in the Tucson area you can always count on Alan Bradley Roofing to reliably assess the damage to your roofing system and offer a thorough estimate of only the repairs that are necessary.

On the other hand, our professional team of roofers will never overlook significant damage in order to save homeowners money, as this can be the most devastating mistake of all!

Call Alan Bradley Roofing today and let us help to keep your home safe and efficient!

It’s Never Too Late for a Roof Coating!

In Tucson, we know all too well how hot the temperatures can get in the summer time. In fact, most homeowners in Tucson make it a point to combat this heat with certain energy efficient home improvements.

These can include many ideas both big and small: a lighter paint detail on the home’s exterior, new insulation, cooler flooring options, or even a quality roof coating.

One thing in common between all these is that they provide the most benefit when they are already in place for the coming summers. Therefore, we would we suggest making any plans for roof coating this year now instead of after summer!

tucson roof repair roof coating companyWith products like Elastek Roof Coatings specifically designed for the Arizona desert, you are sure to save on utility bills as well as be comfortable in knowing that your roof will last through the harsh summer and the following winter, which we all know is preceeded by those pesky monsoons!

Roof coating is actually most beneficial for protecting your home’s roof and extending the lifespan, but if you can get a product that will help you save energy too, then that’s best! So make sure to have Alan Bradley on the job!

Periodically coating your roof with quality products can easily double the lifespan of a flat roof in this type of environment too, which is all the better reason to make a routine of treating your roof to a healthy coat every year or two.

If you don’t have the time or budget to fit it in before summer, just know that really it’s never too late for a roof coating. We suggest getting an inspection anyway to identify and address any immediate threats to your roof’s integrity, if any exist; this way you aren’t risking any future costs by having your roof coated at a later date!

Alan Bradley Does All Roofs!

What makes a roof contractor the most dependable? Versatility of course! And that’s exactly why Alan Bradley Roofing of Tucson, AZ handles all your roofing needs.

We not only do roof coating, roof repair, roof inspection and so much more, but we also provide our services for a multitude of different roofing systems.

Yes, you heard correctly – we service flat roofs, built-up roofs, shingles, tiles, modified bitumen, ceramic roofs, fiberglass roofs – the list goes on!

So whether you’re looking for commercial or home roofing services Alan Bradley can provide you with a quality job and at an affordable price!

 

With our experience and background the odds are that we’ll be able to tackle any roofing repair or maintenance that you might require. That’s just one major benefit of being in business so long in the Tucson area! We can give you a free estimate at any time and our local team will come and inspect your roofing system for any leaks, cracks, or other inconsistencies.

Even if you have a less common roofing system for our environment, like three dimensional shingles, shakes, or a TPO roof we can still be of help to you so don’t hesitate if you’re looking for a quality roof contractor in Tucson call Alan Bradley now at 520-300-9983!

Tucson Roof Maintenance & Upkeep

In Tucson the weather can be stagnantly bitter, both hot and cold, or wildly unforgiving (monsoons, high winds, floods, etc.) and in both cases your home is always at risk to damage.

Being that your roof is the part of your home most susceptible to weather elements it’s important to maintain a certain level of upkeep on your roofing system.

 

A Few Roof Maintenance Tips

There are a few things you can do as a homeowner to protect the longevity of the investment that is your roof. Some of those things are:

Check Roof Edges

The corners of your roof are the most prone to weather wear and damage. Be sure to check them out and ensure the sealing in that area is suitable and intact. If anything looks off it should be fixed immediately.

tucson-roof-drainCheck Drains & Look for Leaks

Always keep your roof drainage system clear of any debris and make sure it is secured properly to your roof. Also do a check for any cracks or leaks on the roof, and if there are any do a self repair or call for roof repair immediately.

 

Check Your Rooftop

Aside from doing a search for cracks and leaks be sure to do an inspection of all sealants and rooftop equiptment. If anything needs to be resealed or refastened, then making the fix sooner reduces the chance of unexpected weather damage to your roof.

 

Check Around Your Roof

It may not seem obvious, but doing a perimeter check around your home and roof can save you from costly accidents like falling tree limbs or uplifted debris damaging your roof.

Maintain the trees around your roof by cutting any dead branches and also be on the lookout for loose objects and clutter (building materials, wood, home objects, etc.) that could be thrown around in a storm. This helps reduce the chance of damage to not only your roof, but your home in general.

 

By practicing these tips regularly you’ll typically prevent or catch any roof repairs that need to be made before the problem ever gets too serious!

Tucson Flat Roof Systems – Modified Bitumen

In Tucson flat roof systems aren’t something we would consider a rarity. In fact, they are quite common, but did you know there are several types of systems for flat roofs (some better than others)?

One of the best flat roof systems you can invest in is known as bitumen roofing. Also referred to as a ‘modified’ bitumen (MB) roof, this type of system has many advantages compared to your typical tar and gravel system.

MB roofs are superior in that they better prevent leaks, stand up to UV degradation for longer periods, and best of all they are virtually seamless – thus ensuring you get the most out of the insulation beneath.

A bitumen roof has 5 layers including the insulation at the base and the optional, though highly recommended, roof coating on top. In between, your roof gets the strength and durability of modified base sheets adhered (with waterproof and extra strength bonding material) to synthetic, co-polymer bitumen membranes that come reinforced with polyester (or fiberglass).

The benefits of this type of system are endless. Not only does it withstand the harshest desert conditions that we experience in the Tucson valley, but it also is designed to make maintenance easier by better revealing leak locations and other roof repair issues.

Cover your bitumen roof with an application of the highest quality Elastek® roof coating material and you’ve got yourself a force to be reckoned with. Once a year roof inspection is recommended, but generally you won’t see more than a few problems in your new roof’s extended lifetime.

If you’re looking for something similar, but modified bitumen doesn’t quite interest you, we also do built-up roofing! Built-up roofs are more popular amongst residential homes and bitumen amongst commercial businesses, but we have the tools and the professionals to do either or, regardless of it being a commercial or residential building.

In any event, give us a call at Alan Bradley Roofing Tucson AZ (520-300-9983) and we’d be happy to evaluate your roof and consult with you over the best system for your home or business!

Alan Bradley Roof Repair Tucson AZ

When it comes to roof repair in Tucson AZ, think Alan Bradley. We do everything from replacing shingles, to coating flat roofs, and even fixing leaks and addressing ventilation problems.

Our number one suggestion for any homeowner asking themselves whether or not their roof needs to be repaired is – don’t wait!

Roof repair is never something to wait on. The longer you wait the more costly it becomes. If it gets bad enough you may just want to stretch your roof’s life until it needs to be fully replaced, but even then you’ll be costing yourself extra money.

That’s because the wooden sheathing underneath could become rotted and severely damaged to the point where not only do you need a whole new roof, but you also need it’s structural base completely replaced as well. Avoid costly roof repairs in Tucson AZ by calling Alan Bradley. We assess the problem for you with a free estimate and give you the most optimal solution to save you money not only now, but also in the future.

Often times your best solution may involve more than one roofing service. For example, if we repair roof leaks, we’ll typically suggest an elastomeric coating too, to prevent any further problems with your roof’s already penetrable sealing. You may not realize it, but your roof is something that requires essentially constant maintenance.  As such, we prefer to evaluate your whole roof and not just the problem you’ve identified.

Much of the work we do involves revitalizing flat roofs, as most homes or businesses in Tucson fall under this category. There are plenty of pitched roofs in the area as well, and even some homes that have wooden or tile shingles.

Alan Bradley covers a variety of roofing services in Tucson AZ and our knowledgeable staff is always happy to help you set up an appointment and provide a free and accurate assessment of what your roof does and doesn’t need. Trust us and your home will thank you!

For more information you can call us at 520-300-9983, Mon-Fri 8am-5pm, or you can also click back to the main site on the navigation bar at the top of the page and send us an email from our contact page!

 

Your Tucson AZ Roof Coating Specialists

Is your Tucson, AZ home inefficient? More specifically is it your roof that’s lacking in efficiency?

With the brutal heat we experience in Tucson, Arizona – it’s important that our homes are energy efficient in all areas, especially on the roof.

That’s why Alan Bradley Roofing of Tucson, AZ uses only the most efficient roof coating products. If you’re looking for roof coating in Tucson, then look no further because Alan Bradley does it all.

 

To make sure your roof saves as much energy as possible we offer our roofing services featuring Tucson’s own Elastek® roof coatings.

Elastek® elastomeric cool roof coatings and repair materials are among the most energy-saving products available in the desert Southwest market.” (Elastek.com)

Many of the Elastek products we offer are Energy Star® qualified, which means you’ll be saving significantly on your energy bills when you coat and repair your inefficient roof.

 

Energy Star products are only marginally more expensive, but for longevity and efficiency, they simply can’t be beat.

EnergyStar.gov states that, “if the qualified product costs more than a conventional, less-efficient counterpart, purchasers will recover their investment in increased energy efficiency through utility bill savings, within a reasonable period of time.”

That’s the guarantee they offer, and that’s the one Alan Bradley backs. We make sure your Tucson roof is coated and sealed properly to maximize energy efficiency, so that you can stay cool in the summer (or warm in the winter) and save money on energy bills too!

 

Contact Alan Bradley today for a free estimate on the many Tucson roofing services that we offer.

Call (520) 300-9983, or visit our site and inquire by email!

Your Dependable Tucson AZ Roofing Contractor

If you’re searching for roofing services in Tucson, AZ then you’ve come to the right place. Alan Bradley Roofing has been in the business for over 25 years, providing Tucson homes with quality roof repair, roof coating, ventilation and more!

We pride ourselves on customer satisfaction and like to think that’s what got us to where we are today.

Now one of the most trusted and reliable roofing contractors in the valley,

Alan Bradley Roofing provides the following roofing services:

Ventilation systems

  • GAF-Elk
  • Lomanco

Shingles (3-Tab, Dimensional, and Designer)

  • CertainTeed
  • GAF-Elk
  • Owens Corning
  • TAMKO

Built-Up Roofing (3 & 4-ply)

  • GAF-Elk
  • Johns Manville
  • TAMKO

Roof Coating

  • Elastek

Roof Repair

  • Leaks
  • Insulation
  • Ventilation
  • Shingles, Shakes, Tiles, etc.

Other Services Include:

  • Tile Roofing
  • Shake Roofing
  • TPO Roofing
  • Bitumen Roofing

Alan Bradley Roofing of Tucson, AZ provides Quality & Service You Can Trust!

We were named Arizona’s Contractor of the Year in 2011!

For a name you can rely on and the quality roofing you need in Tucson, AZ:

Call Alan Bradley Roofing at (520) 300-9983,

or contact us by e-mail at AlanBradleyRoofing@hotmail.com

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