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El Paso! Keep Your Roof Safe This Summer by Following These Tips

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The temperature is rising and the summer heat is on its way. Well before the triple digits strike, make sure your home is prepared to handle the heat. Your roof is the first and most important area to target. If you’ve kept up with roof maintenance throughout the year, your roof should be in good shape but you want to ensure it’s prepared to handle the sun’s brutality. Those ultraviolet rays can cause damage even on cloudy days! Plus, we know that once June hits, El Paso can see some of the worst monsoon weather, from hailstorms to consistent rain, possible flooding and backing up your gutters. It’s imperative to be prepared for any and all type of weather.

We’ve gathered the most critical tips to follow so that your roof can remain intact this summer:

Tip #1: Have Your Roof Inspected

Unfortunately, it’s impossible to see damage from the ground and even when you’re on top of your roof, unless you’re a professional roofer you won’t be able to identity the often hidden areas of damage. Your best bet is to have the roof inspected by a professional. Simply give us a call, and we’ll set up a time and date to come down to your house or building. During our inspection, we’ll look for any cracks, leaks, holes, loose gravel, possible structural damage, and any other damage that may be lingering. Upon your inspection and free estimate. We’ll allow you to decide how you’d like to move forward, providing you with all the details on what repairs are needed and why.

Tip #2: Have Repairs Done

We advise to have the needed repairs done as soon as possible. This will prevent those damages from becoming worse. Within one rainstorm, a missing shingle can result in a leak, damaging the inside of your home. We don’t say this to be extreme. The reality is, roof damage can spread over time and when there’s weather involved, that time can speed up immediately.

Tip #3: Invest in Roof Coating

More sunlight translates to more heat damage. To help prevent UV damage to your roof and extend the longevity, consider investing in roof coating. Roof coatings provide a barrier between the outside elements and your roof. While there are numerous benefits to roof coatings, one of the most prominent is its ability to reflect the sunlight that hits it for hours on end. The inside of your home will feel cooler as a result. It can also help to lower your overall costs on maintenance.

Tip #4: Never Neglect Your Roof

Roofs tend to be the last thing on our minds. And with a busy summer schedule, who has time to plan for roof repairs or restoration projects? When you contact Allegiant Construction and Roofing, we’ll make it easy for you! We work fast and efficient to ensure your roof gets the needed attention and so that you don’t have to plan around it.

Before the 100 plus degree is here, give us a call! Or even if the triple digits have hit, we’re here ready to handle your roofing needs.  

Why You Need a Roof Inspection After a Windstorm in El Paso

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El Paso and the wind: two inevitable things that make us go from the Sun City to the Windy City in a matter of minutes. Following a windstorm, life always seems to resume, for the most part, as normal. We resume our walks in the park, drive to work without fear, and really— all of the things we would normally do. However, there is one area of our lives that may not be fully back to normal. And unfortunately, it’s a part that already doesn’t receive the attention it needs. That is our roof.

Wind, especially those 60 MPH winds we saw just a couple of days ago, can cause a host of problems! From lifting/removing shingles to bringing debris and other harmful items onto the top. Without knowing the extent of the damage following the storm, the damage can easily go from bad to worse. But we’re not here to focus on the bad. Rather, we want to stress the importance of having your roof inspected immediately after a storm.

Spotting Roof Damage Following a Windstorm

Wind moves in many directions and in different degrees of pressure. This causes a large amount of stress on your roof. If you haven’t had your roof inspected in quite some time, it makes matters worse. Again, we’re sorry to be the bearer of bad news! It’s the equivalent of seeing a doctor after months or years of suffering from a condition. The risk of damage is high. That’s not to say it’s too late because considering you’re doing your research, it’s not!

During your home’s professional roof inspection, our team will perform a thorough look into all areas of your roof. This includes the following:

  • Look for missing or damaged shingles
  • Check for buckling or penetration
  • Examine the state of gutters: are they clogged?
  • Check for the possibility of leaks
  • Overall material check
  • Is there mold or decay?

Once we’ve determined the state of your roof, we’ll let you know what (if any) repairs are needed to restore your roof. We work fast so you won’t have to worry about the damage spreading.

Contact the Roof Wind Damage Experts — Contact Allegiant Construction and Roofing

We know that you have other important things to worry about, that’s why we work fast and efficiently. Best of all—we work around your schedule. Call us today to schedule an inspection!

Your Roof and El Paso’s Unpredictable Weather — Everything You Need to Know to Keep Your Roof Safe

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One minute we’re storing our winter gear, the next we’re scrambling for those jackets we thought we no longer needed. If one thing is certain it’s that the weather is never predictable, especially here in the Sun City. When unexpected weather hits, it can take a toll on our properties. Everything from our trees to our windows can suffer. The roof is no exception. In fact, our roof is one of the exterior elements that is impacted the hardest.

While we can’t control the weather, we can control the repairs and maintenance on our roof that help prevent worse damage following extreme weather. Here are a couple of ways you can prepare:

Curling, Buckled, or Wavy Shingles?

If your roof has lifted shingles, they can easily be blown off in a wind, rain, or dust storm. Instead of waiting for more damage to brace your roof. Have those loose shingles replaced! In the event of a storm, your shingles are more likely to remain in place.

No Shingles at All?

What’s worse than loose or curling shingles? Missing shingles! In the event of a rainstorm, your roof is prone to the exposure of rain, ice, or even snow. When shingles are missing, the outside elements can easily come inside causing anything from leaks, water damage, and eventually mold.

Stains, Granule Loss, or a Plain Dirty Roof?

As a homeowner, you rightfully spend the majority of your time inside your home. As roofers, we spend our time on your roof looking for all of the trouble spots you’re not able to easily see or professionally detect. You may not realize it but a sign of roof damage also includes discoloration, stains, and even dirt. Following a rainstorm, it tends to be humid. With moisture in the air, it can cause an airborne fungus known as Gleocapsa. Although it mostly thrives in extremely humid places, fungus can begin to grow on your roof if it’s not properly cleaned.

And Lastly, How Are Those Gutters?

Gutters are intended to keep the roof protected from damage so when the gutters aren’t able to flow water down to the ground, it can cause complications. You risk the extreme possibility of mold, you might deal with a cracked foundation, and your basement or other areas of the home may flood. Ensuring that your gutters are working properly can make a significant impact on your home, saving you thousands of dollars!

Make Sure Your Roof is Prepared for the Worst!

Maintenance is the key to keeping a roof safe and in place. Though it may not always seem like it, even the smallest of repairs can prevent the worst of damage when unpredictable weather comes our way. If you haven’t had your roof inspected in a couple of months, consider having it inspected ASAP. Give Allegiant Construction and Roofing a call today!

Avoid These 5 Common Roofing Mistakes

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Our home’s roof deserves TLC and if you’re already giving it the love it needs, then make sure you’re handling it with care. Just like there’s a proper way to brush your teeth, there’s a right and a wrong way to taking care of your roof.

We’ve compiled five of the biggest mistakes that homeowners tend to make when it comes to their roof. If you’re guilty of one or more of these, learn what you should be doing instead.

1. Cleaning your roof with a pressure washer

A pressure washer will certainly remove items like leaves and trash but in the process of clearing out your roof, you’re also damaging the roof’s surface. If you regularly clean your roof or do so after a big storm, use a water hose instead. The pressure isn’t as great but it will still do the job.

2. Placing new shingles over old ones

By placing new shingles over old ones you are indeed causing more issues. Old shingles need to be completed removed then new ones can be installed. Failing to do so will make matters worse.

3. Forgetting to inspect your attic

Your attic often reveals signs of trouble but if you’re not checking it regularly, you will certainly miss the signs. Be sure to take a couple of minutes every couple of months and inspect your attic. There may be small repairs that are needed in order to avoid catastrophic issues down the road.

4. Putting too much insulation on your home.

There is such a thing as too much insulation. A home with an attic needs some ventilation. Otherside, this can lead to mold and other issues. You also don’t want too little insulation. A professional roofer can help you find a balance.

5. Not having it inspected at least once a year

Even if your roof hasn’t had any leaks or obvious damage, it’s important to have it inspected by a professional roofer. Think of it like your routine doctor or dentist visit. Even if you feel fine and your teeth look okay, it’s still necessary to have a routine exam to ensure there aren’t any underlying issues. Your roof may need small repairs to keep it in optimal condition. This results in less trouble down the road.

Contact Allegiant Construction and Roofing for Reliable Services

There’s nothing to be ashamed about if you have been making one or more of these mistakes. It happens to the best of us! So instead of continuing this cycle, have your roof professional inspected and serviced by us, one of the most reliable roofing companies in El Paso. When you call Allegiant Construction and Roofing, we’ll give you the upfront answers you need to make an informed decision.