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Avoid Damage from Rain Drainage

If you don’t take care of your roof and gutters, the raindrops landing on your head can easily wind up damaging your foundation. The fact is that your roof collects an incredible amount of water, and it must be channeled away from the house to protect the structure. Here’s what you need to know about proper drainage around your home.

Path of Least Resistance

Water will always follow the path of least resistance, and that can take it on some surprising paths. Water traveling down your roof can slip underneath shingles that are loose or seep below shingles with curled, damage edges. It may penetrate cracks in a metal valley or slip between loose flashing and the chimney. From there, it can easily travel in to the interior of your home and down into the lower floors. Over time, this commits serious structural damage.

Power of Water

In a well-maintained home, water travels down the shingles and is collected by the gutters.

Using an Extension moves water away from your home.

Using an Extension moves water away from your home.

The gutters move it into the downspouts and away from the home. When it’s allowed to bypass the gutters, it hits the ground directly along the foundation with incredible force. Over time, it erodes the dirt, creates low spots, and starts looking for a new path of least resistance. Quite often, that path goes directly into your basement, crawl space, or under your foundation. Move the water from your downspouts away from your home by directing the water that comes out the end as far away from your foundation as possible. Extending the downspout as far away from your home is a start, but using a simple method as trenching can go a long way to saving your foundation.

Annual Roof Repairs and Maintenance

Protect your foundation by keeping an eye on the roof. After heavy storms, use binoculars to check the shingles on your roof from the ground. If you see signs of damage, including missing or curl shingles, you should call Alan Bradley Roofing to make the repairs. It’s also wise idea to have Alan Bradley perform a thorough inspection every couple of years just to be sure there aren’t any problems with flashing, valleys or other areas.

Clean and Check Gutters

You may hate the idea of cleaning the gutters, but it needs to be done twice a year. This is necessary to avoid a costly roof repair from water backing up onto your roof and below the shingles. Keeping the gutters clean also ensures that rain won’t run up over the exterior edge and turn into a waterfall along your foundation. While you’re cleaning the gutters, check for signs of damage or other problems.

Whether you have a flat roof or high-pitch roof, you can protect your foundation from water damage by keeping the roof in top condition. Professional roofers are more than happy to assist you by making necessary repairs and addressing any problems with your gutters. However, it all relies on you being observant as a property owner, looking for damage and calling Alan Bradley Roofing Company here in Tucson, AZ for assistance when necessary.

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!

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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