A roofing company that isn’t licensed should make any potential customer suspicious. This video reports on the unfortunate fact that some shady “contractors” may pose as professional roofers to take advantage of customers.
Dishonest companies like these often come in from out of town, and then leave just as quickly. For your own security, it’s always best to hire a contractor that is licensed and based locally, in case you need to contact them again.
Lyons Roofing has been building confidence among our customers for nearly 20 years, and we strive to represent what a local, licensed company should be. For a roofing company you can trust, call (602) 276-5515 for both residential and commercial work. You can also learn more about our roofing contractors by visiting us on the web.
Flat roofs have been used as a style of roofing for hundreds of years, but in the last few decades, they have taken on more sophisticated materials and technologies. If constructed correctly by a professional roofing contractor, flat roofs offer several unique benefits that make them a popular choice for roofs on Phoenix-area homes. Here are some features of flat roofs and why they are a good choice for Arizona residents:
The Benefits of Flat Roof Design
Flat roofs are not truly flat but rather are built with a slope of about 10 degrees for water drainage. But because their pitch is so minimal, they offer several unique advantages to homeowners and the roofing contractors that work on them. Flat roofs are much easier and safer to inspect, clean, and repair. As a result, flat roofs often last a very long time since repairs can be made quickly and easily. When built well, flat roofs are also excellent for home insulation and can save energy by maximizing cooling of your home.
Drainage and Flat Roofs
Because flat roofs have only slight slopes, a proper drainage system is crucial. To avoid the possibility of inadequate drainage, it’s important to only hire a qualified roofing contractor with flat roof experience. The most common drainage method includes scuppers around the perimeter of the roof, which drain water off the edge.
Insulation of Flat Roofs
Homes built with flat roofs that are well insulated with foam can enjoy reduced utility bills and cooling costs. Saving energy this way helps the environment, but flat roofs also reflect less heat for an added eco-friendly benefit.
An important part of a durable flat roof is the material used in construction. Lyons Roofing uses high-quality materials to ensure that your flat roof provides your home with optimal benefits. Call us at (602) 276-5515 to learn more, or visit us on the web to read about our roofing services and experience.
Check out these articles to learn about modified bitumen roof systems and how to decide between repairing or re-roofing your home entirely. Contact Lyons Roofing at (602) 276-5515 for more information on these recent topics.
For more information on roof repair and how to maintain your existing roof, visit this page on NRCA.net.
Familiarize yourself with several different roofing terms that can help you understand how your roofing system is constructed on this page from HGTV.com.
This detailed brochure from GAF will help you learn more about using modified bitumen for commercial roofing applications.
Head to FrontDoor.com to find out how replacing your old roof can give you maximum return on your investment.
Check out AsphaltRoofing.org to learn more about modified bitumen and its applications.
Lyons Roofing came out to do a roof inspection. They told us our roof was actually in good order - what we saw was not an actual issue with the roof - and that our roof had 8-10 more years of life. He went further and recommended some things that should be done -- and here is the best part -- they told us what and how to do it all...
Deciding whether to replace or repair your damaged roof can be tough and will depend upon several factors. One of the most important of these factors is the quality of your roofing contractor. A contractor can help you determine whether roof repair will be adequate to restore your roofing system or whether you will need to have your home re-roofed. The severity of the damage will naturally dictate how feasible roof repair will be; severe damage, such as that caused by monsoon storms or fallen trees, may necessitate re-roofing.
No matter how severe or minor the damage may appear, always have a qualified roofing contractor thoroughly inspect your roof. There can be underlying damage that is more extensive than originally believed, or you may simply need minor roof repair. Either way, your roofer will need to determine what can be repaired or what should be replaced.
If your roof is relatively young and the underlying structure is not overly damaged, your roofer may be able to replace a section of the roof to make your roof as good as new. However, older roofs with equally old components are often better off being replaced entirely.
Re-roofing your home can increase its value, thanks to the quality of newer materials and their energy-efficient properties. It also offers an opportunity to find quality roofing components that will last for many years or to change up your roof color or style.
While your budget will have an impact upon the decision between roof repair and re-roofing, weigh a few other considerations. Would it be more economical to simply invest in a new roof? Does it make sense to fix a large area of damage compared to re-roofing? Is the damage small enough that it can be rectified with a roof repair? A bigger upfront investment may allow for fewer repairs down the road. Remember, the costs associated with an ineffective repair is not just another repair- you have to include the damage from a leak that might have been prevented.
Your roofing contractor can help answer these questions. Contact Lyons Roofing at (602) 276-5515 if you have experienced recent damage to your roof and would like to know whether re-roofing or roof repair is your best option.