Here’s a foolproof tip on roof repair Phoenix. One of the biggest roofing challenges is to really know if repairing your roof is the best option in the long run or to know when it is time to throw in the towel and re-roof your house. There will come a time when you have to decide what to do about your roof, it may be looking a little deteriorated and may have some roof leaks. Most property owners dread this decision and put it off a much as they can, “out of sight, out of mind”. People are hesitant to call out a Phoenix roof for a roof repair, concerned that they will get taken advantage of.
It’s not uncommon for property owners to change out tiles in their office or paint over a leak stain on their homes’ ceiling. Ignoring a roof leak wont make it go away. A timely roof repair Phoenix or even a roof maintenance program would have protected the roof on their building or home. The extent of the roofing problems and the age of the roof are major factors that can help you decide on what course of action to take.
One of the first and most important actions to take is to have a roof inspection. You want a roof inspection, NOT A ROOF ESTIMATE, tell your Phoenix Roofer you want an actual roof inspection, with pictures and options, cost of repair verses the cost of replacement.
The last thing you want to hear when it’s raining is “You Need A New Roof”! Lets face it; most people don’t want to spend capital expenses on a new roof… Especially if you can get some more years out of your existing one. Getting a Phoenix roofing contractor to show up is difficult enough, let alone getting three bids on a re-roof, then choosing the right Phoenix roofing contractor. Wouldn’t it be better to really know what the condition of your roof is and what your options are?
Roof Repair Phoenix
A thorough roof inspection and with a written roof report should address all critical areas of the roof, provide recommendations for repairs, a maintenance program and/or roof replacement. This Phoenix Roof Inspection Report should include pictures of roof areas that require attention and a proposal for the above Roof Repair Phoenix recommendations. A good roofing contractor should have a certified roof inspector on their roofing staff. Understandably, some Phoenix roofing contractors will charge an inspection fee if you choose to go with someone else.
Many property owners with older flat roofs don’t realize they have choices when it comes to re-roofing. When a Phoenix roofing contractor see an older flat roof that leaks they immediately want to tear it off and put on a new roof.
Phoenix Roofers will provide a myriad of re-roofing options. Besides proposing to remove your old flat roof and replace with torch applied modified bitumen or a TPO single ply roof system, they can also propose to “overlay” your flat roof with the systems I just described.
Depending on your flat roof, whether an older built up roof or asphalt built up roof your Phoenix roofer can use a slip sheet or a fan fold type insulation board and install the new roof system over the old roof system.
In general, roof replacement is amortized over 39-years where a Phoenix roof restoration system is considered roof maintenance and deductible the year the work was performed. Ask you personal accountant or tax attorney regarding your particular tax situation.
Many older flat roofs in the Phoenix metro area have multiple layers making a roof overlay system not an option. Most local Phoenix building codes and the international building codes don’t allow a roof with two layers to overlaid with and third roof system. This is where the Phoenix Roof Restoration System is a viable option.
Last week I was starving, I normally do not eat fast food but, what can I say, I was starving! I found a local Phoenix fast food restaurant; I will keep the name private. While I was food “sinning” and eating my Super Taco, I noticed water stains on the ceiling; apparently they had some roof leaks. When I finished my lunch I found the manager about her roof leaks. “We just had our Phoenix roof repaired right before the monsoon’s hit”, she explained. She went on, her Phoenix roof was still leaking and the Phoenix Roofing Contractor came back and fixed the problem. Well, it hasn’t rained for a while so she figured here Phoenix roof repair was good and her roof was watertight.
Hiring the lowest bidder for your Phoenix Roof Repair can cost you more!
I went outside and took this pic of the Phoenix roof repair with my IPhone!! This roof couldn’t have bee repaired by a licensed Phoenix roofing contractor, or could it? I wont go into detail what is wrong with this Phoenix shingle roof repair; a picture is worth a thousand words.
This is why hiring the “Lowest Bidder” could cost you more! No matter what type of project you have, roofing, insulation, etc., hiring the lowest bidders is actually more expensive, a lot more expensive.
Hiring the Lowest Bidder Could Cost You More!
When choosing a Phoenix roofer or a Phoenix roof repair you have to choose wisely. Asks lots of questions about the roofing estimators personal experience and about the company. Now the Phoenix Roofing contractor company doesn’t have to be in business since Arizona became a state, but check them out. Check out their website and do your research.
Recently, I was invited to bid on several large flat roof buildings in Phoenix. The building owners provided the scope of work and the usual Arizona’s juggernaut roofing contractors submitted their roofing proposals.
Since this was not a storm related claim and insurance was not paying the bill I saw an opportunity to present my APOC Roof Restoration System. The proposal was for the roof restoration of an old built up roof flat roof.
Most Phoenix Roofing Contractors don’t like the roof restoration option. In my humble opinion they would rather sell a tear-ff and new roof, than mess with a less expensive roof restoration. Besides, most roofers know little about roof restoration and coating.
The advantages of a Phoenix Roof Restoration.
First, the obvious is that roof restoration is less expensive. Second, it is considered roof maintenace and has huge tax advantages. Third, there is no disruption to tenants or occupants during the roof restoration process. And lastly, roof restoration is considered “Green”, plus little to no real roofing debris to affect the our Arizona land fills.