Alan Bradley Roofing - Best Quality at the Best Price for Roofing Specialists in Tucson, AZ
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.
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!