Tucson 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!

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!

 

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