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The Arizona Roofing Blog > Roof Repairs – Leaky Roofs

Roof Repairs – Leaky Roofs

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With all the monsoons here in the Metro Phoenix area many of our new customers need roof repairs. We recommend inspecting your roof to prevent any potential damage the rain may be causing.
The Arizona Roofing Blog > Wood Shakes/Shingle Roof

Wood Shakes/Shingle Roof

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Many people are divided over whether to apply conditioners or oils to their wood shake/shingle roof systems to help keep them from drying and wearing out prematurely. While some say, “Wood is meant to age naturally, don’t apply anything”, others believe applying a preservative of some sort will prolong the life of the roof system. Down through the years, people have tried combinations of Turpentine and Linseed Oil, ‘roof oil’ (sometimes recycled motor oil), various ‘water sealers’ or chemical products to ‘put life’ back into their wood roofs. Most have real drawbacks but some offer positive results. Cost becomes an issue as it may cost $1000 or higher to apply material to the roof. Depending on the type of material used, reapplication will be necessary within five years. Costs can be substantial over time. That is a decision that ultimately only the homeowner can make. One thing is for certain, upkeep on a wood roof is a MUST if you want to extend its life, such as replacing missing shake-shingles, keeping valleys clear of debris, etc.
The Arizona Roofing Blog > Tile Roofing

Tile Roofing

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Many customers have told us they thought tile, since it is made of concrete, will last virtually forever, just like their sidewalk, driveway, etc. Truth is, it WILL last for a LONG time. Other than occasional replacement of individual tile due to breakage here or there, the concrete tile on your roof should last for many, many years. Many times, when the felt underlayment is replaced, the tile are simply removed, underlayment replaced and the same tile reinstalled. Just don’t forget to maintain the roof to keep that underlayment up to par, which will ultimately keep rains from finding a way into the house.
The Arizona Roofing Blog > Flat Roof

Flat Roof

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We have over the years heard many homeowners with flat roof systems, whether whole house or partial, disparage their flat roof because of short life expectancy, leaking issues, etc. We tend to forget our roofs unless they are leaking, especially if we can’t see them (like tile, wood, or shingles). The only apparent value for many flat roof customers is that they keep the water out during rains. That’s IMPORTANT!!! Routine maintenance on a flat roof is mandatory, and having a qualified technician checking the roof for sealing around drains, scuppers, pipes, etc. can prevent a BIG problem down the road and prolong the life of the roof system. The old saying, “What you can’t see, can’t hurt you”, does not apply! A few dollars spent to maintain a roof can really pay the homeowner back over time. Knowing your roof is in good condition brings real peace of mind when the wind is blowing and rain clouds are threatening.
The Arizona Roofing Blog > Roof Shingles

Roof Shingles

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A pitched roof with attractive shingles really complements the look of a home. You see as much of the roof as you see the painted front of the house. Down through the years we have seen homeowners go from an attitude of, “I don’t want to stand out from my neighbors” to ‘I really like this color on my house, it really stands out!” No matter what your opinion, manufacturers have acknowledged a homeowners wish for variety and have provided more and more colors and patterns to choose from. In past years families often moved every five years or so and we heard customers say, “Just do something is brown (or white or gray), we won’t be here but for a few more years”. But nowadays there is a trend for homeowners to keep houses longer and they want a roof which will not only be long lasting but will really accent their home and provide curb appeal when it does come time to move to a different location. At New Life Roofing we have many options for you to choose from. Check us out and see.