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3 Fall Roof Repair & Maintenance Tips

Roof Repair & Maintenance

The weather in El Paso during the fall can be unpredictable. We may get some rain one day, temperatures could drop by 10 degrees then be right back up the next, and when we finally found the perfect coat it can feel like summer all over again. An unpredictable forecast often leads to unpredicted trouble with our roofs. Luckily, there are steps you can take to eliminate or prevent any damage that the changing weather may bring. With seasonal roof repair & maintenance services, Allegiant Construction and Roofing helps keep your roof safe and free from costly damage.

During the colder months of the year, it’s especially important that you focus on the maintenance of your roof. Even if it seems like minimal repairs, those repairs are what prevent extreme damage from taking place. Just like having your car or truck inspected before hitting the road, you should have your roof inspected to ensure it’s capable of sustaining the autumn. At Allegiant, we place an emphasis on roof repair & maintenance for a reason. Any and all effort toward safeguarding your residential or commercial roof is significant.

We’ve compiled three helpful tips that can help you prepare:

1. Clear Any Debris After a Windstorm

Windstorms in El Paso tend to bring unwanted trash to our roofs. Everything from leaves to trash bags, and loose gravel. We might assume that those items won’t cause that much damage to the roof but in reality, they can easily cause damage. The longer debris stays on your roof, the more likely it is that your roof will see structural damage. Not to mention, when leaves begin to pile up you can expect to have issues with your gutters. While it may not seem like it, taking action the day after a windstorm can make a significant impact.

2. Repair Flashing and Replace Shingles

Even if your roof is relatively new, it’s always a good idea to inspect the flashing as it can become loose or warped. Improper flashing allows for water or ice during a hailstorm to enter your roof. This will create moisture that when builds up leads to interior damage such as a leak. You also want to be sure that any missing shingles are replaced well before winter rolls around. This will also prevent the build-up of moisture from spreading into the ceiling.   

3. Have Your Roof Professionally Inspected

A routine roof inspection performed by a professional can make all the difference. Many needed repairs aren’t visibly obvious, even if you’re the one on top of your roof inspecting for damage. As trained professionals, our team of roofers knows just what to look for when it comes to repairs. It can also be unsafe for you to attempt to do the work yourself. That’s why we handle everything from the inspection to the repairs.   

Get Reliable Roof Repair & Maintenance Services in El Paso

Allegiant Construction & Roofing is here to make sure your residential or commercial roof is secure. You’ll quickly learn how passionate we are when it comes to maintenance on your roof. We’re passionate about it because we know that through routine maintenance you can prevent the worse from happening. Some damage may be inevitable but the ones that are should be treated early on. Please don’t let your roof suffer the consequences of neglect! Connect with us today. We’ll make the entire process efficient and we promise, we won’t put you to work.

Why a Warranty on Your Roof Matters and How to Avoid Any Pitfalls

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Roof maintenance tends to be one of the most neglected matters when it comes to both residential and commercial buildings. When those pesky leaks occur or an unforeseen hailstorm hits, it is only then that our roofs get attention. Much like a car that doesn’t get proper maintenance until a real and often expensive issue appears before us, we might be wondering what we could have done beforehand to prevent the damage in the first place. But sometimes, damages are unavoidable.

The purpose of any warranty is to be there for us when unforeseen disasters strike. As the dictionary defines a warranty, it is a promise to repair or replace an item by its manufacture. The terms of a warranty are what truly matter. For example, the period of coverage may only extend for a couple of months or it will specify which parts of the item or system that are covered. A roofing company whose warranty offers little coverage is more common than one would think. For that reason, we believe it’s important to highlight what you as a consumer should look for in a warranty for your home or business’ roof and why your coverage matters.

Does a Roofing Company’s Warranty Terms Really Matter?

In short, yes but let’s examine the reasons why you should always read the fine print. Most consumers assume that any and all damages are covered when indeed somewhere within the long list of terms it specifies “only deterring leaks.” Other exclusions may include water damage, extreme weather, or malicious acts. Also, the company who installed your roof could specify that any maintenance work must be performed by their contractors. This can lead to complications if you’ve already had work performed by that said contractor and were unhappy with the results.    

What Consumers Should Look For in a Warranty

Generally, there are two types of roof warranties that a roofing company will offer. These include material-only and material and labor. A material-only warranty means that only the materials supplied by your roof’s manufacturer will be protected against any possible defects. This also means that any work performed will not be covered. A material and labor warranty will include coverage for both the manufacturer’s material as well as work performed by a licensed contractor.

Prior to signing your name on the dotted line, it’s wise to ask your roof installer about the details of their warranty. Ask questions such as, “Will you be covering hail and wind damage?” as well as “Which parts of my system are not covered?” No matter what type of warranty you go with, always keep in mind that roofs age and with time, there will be unpreventable damage.

Contact Allegiant Construction & Roofing

As a roofing company in El Paso, we understand how unpredictable El Paso weather can be. The weatherman says one thing but when we look out our windows we see something else. It can be difficult to tell when the next hailstorm is going to hit. Beyond factors related to the weather, old roofs need maintenance work as well. At Allegiant Construction & Roofing, we work with home and business owners to ensure their building’s roof is secure for their families, employees, and guests. We offer a competitive warranty on all the work we perform so you can be confident knowing we’re only a phone call away!

Different Options for Roof Tiles in El Paso

Roofer handling a type of roof tiles- the clay optionIf you are in the market for a new roof you may want to consider your options. While asphalt shingles are the most popular option in El Paso, it benefits you as a homeowner to consider clay roof tiles or even slate. If you are wanting to think outside the box, up the value of your home and add some major curb appeal, changing out your roofing materials is a great way to go. You will also benefit from a longer lifespan and better durability. Continue reading “Different Options for Roof Tiles in El Paso”

Repair Vs. Regret: 3 Ways to Keep Your Commercial Roof Safe

professional roofer handling materials with a sloped commercial roof in the backgroundIf you own a building in El Paso, commercial roof safety should be a top priority for you. A responsible building owner always has the appropriate safety measures for those who occupy the building, both inside and out. Keeping your commercial roof in its best condition doesn’t have to be complicated. Rather than regretting ever taken precaution, you can ensure all necessary repairs are handled in a timely manner.

Here are some of our preventative roof damage suggestions: Continue reading “Repair Vs. Regret: 3 Ways to Keep Your Commercial Roof Safe”

Knowing When It’s Time to Replace Your Roof

Roofer builder worker dismantling roof shinglesKnowing if you need to replace your roof can be tricky. The majority of El Paso homeowners, unfortunately, don’t realize their roof is in turmoil until it begins to leak. Factors that determine it could be time to replace your roof entirely rather than repair a few areas, ultimately depend on these three key signs: the age of your roof, the severity of damage, and how many shingles are missing. Let’s explore these signs further.
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