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Cool Roof Coating Keeps Las Vegas Homes Cool, Energy Bills Low

Posted by First Quality Roofing & Insulation on Apr 3, 2019 12:34:00 PM

So, you think you’ve done everything you can to gain the upper hand over your summertime cooling bills. You’ve caulked and sealed. You’ve insulated. And you’ve ventilated.

So, what on earth is that First Quality Roofing & Insulation crew doing across the street, spreading what appears to be white paint on your neighbor’s roof? What does he know that you don’t?

He knows that while it may look like paint, that cool roof coating may represent his last best chance to cool down his roof, reduce his energy bills and probably extend the lifespan of his roof.

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Topics: education, las vegas roofing, roof materials, save money, energy efficient

How the Sun Affects Your Roof - Pt. 2

Posted by First Quality Roofing & Insulation on Apr 1, 2019 2:05:00 PM

You can't exactly lay a tarp over it; that's not a good look for a roof. And you can't exactly hose it down every night; that's not practical. But when you add up the ways that heat, ultraviolet rays and thermal shock from the sun conspire to wreak havoc on your roof, you can be forgiven for trying to brainstorm some clever solutions.

A far better solution: ensure that your roof is properly ventilated. It can be a tricky job, but it's one of the specialties of First Quality Roofing & Insulation. We know the benefits and how they can pay off – now and for many years in the future.

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Topics: roof repairs, Las Vegas roofer, roof damage

Understand the Benefits of Recycling

Posted by First Quality Roofing & Insulation on Mar 29, 2019 3:48:42 PM

Recycling plays an important role in improving the natural quality of the earth and reverses some of the damage humanity has caused, but how exactly does it do this? Beyond the simple statement of "recycling saves the planet," it is important to understand exactly what recycling does and what the overall benefits are. Here are several critical points of interest for just how important recycling is.

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Topics: education, Las Vegas, Health

Why Should You Care About Roof Maintenance?

Posted by First Quality Roofing & Insulation on Mar 27, 2019 10:37:00 AM

When caring for your roof you'll likely run into all kinds of issues along the way. Gunk and other debris will form, especially if you do not schedule regular roof maintenance. We recommend having your roof cleaned, maintained and inspected professionally at least once a year (if not twice, depending on your property).

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Topics: roof maintenance, roof inspections, roof repairs, Las Vegas roofer, roof maintenance in las vegas, las vegas roof repair, las vegas roof replacement, roof problems, roof damage, tips

Composting 101: It's Easier Than You Think!

Posted by First Quality Roofing & Insulation on Mar 26, 2019 11:21:00 AM

Earth Day is right around the corner, and many people are taking the opportunity to start thinking about doing their part to take care of the planet. While reducing your plastic use is usually the first thought, composting kitchen scraps is actually one of the most effective ways to reduce waste.

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Topics: education, Las Vegas, money saving tips, save money, energy efficient, tips, Health

Top 5 Tips to Prevent Roof Damage from Birds

Posted by First Quality Roofing & Insulation on Mar 22, 2019 1:33:00 PM

Once again, spring is here. The weather is warmer, the air is fresher, and the scenery is magnificent.

Everybody loves spring, and so do birds. Las Vegas, which lies on the North American Flyway, provides a temporary home for millions of birds every Spring as they migrate North for summer. While their sweet songs and colorful feathers are a welcome sight for many, birds present a big problem to homeowners.

Bird droppings and nests can cause severe roof damage if left unchecked. Here are 5 ways of keeping these guests at bay during spring.

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Topics: education, las vegas roofing, roof maintenance in las vegas, roof problems, roof damage, tips, Health

Protect Your Pipes by Steering Clear of These Trees

Posted by First Quality Roofing & Insulation on Mar 21, 2019 10:23:00 AM

It's well-known that trees growing too close to a house can pose a threat to its roof, but what many homeowners don't consider is that trees can be hazardous for their underground pipes as well.

As a tree grows, its root system expands. Over time, it can potentially become entangled with water or sewer pipes underground. However, many trees have particularly aggressive roots which can make their way into pipes surprisingly quickly. If a tree's roots do damage important pipes, it's going to be very costly to fix. Here are some of the most important trees to avoid:

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Topics: education, Las Vegas, home improvements in las vegas, home safety, tips

Various Types of Insulation and Why Attic Insulation is a Beneficial Option

Posted by First Quality Roofing & Insulation on Mar 18, 2019 3:55:52 PM

A well-maintained property can last for decades. Insulation is one key maintenance factor in your home. Proper insulation has an "R-Value", which defines heat-deferral potential.

In addition to greater comfort within your home and reduced energy bills, deferring heat impact through high R-value insulation increases property value. Various types of insulation include:

  • Fiberglass Batts and Blankets
  • Loose-Fill Insulation
  • SIPs
  • Spray Foam Insulation
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Topics: Insulation, attic insulation, money saving tips, home insulation in las vegas, las vegas home insulation, save money, energy efficient

Safety Precautions and Tools to Use When Removing a Broken Lightbulb from Its Socket

Posted by First Quality Roofing & Insulation on Mar 13, 2019 2:26:00 PM

Who hasn’t accidentally broken a lightbulb while trying to remove it from the socket? Next time you replace a broken or burned-out bulb, here are some simple, effective tools you can use to safely remove the base that’s stuck inside the socket:

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Topics: education, home maintenance checklist, home maintenance in las vegas, Las Vegas Home Maintenance, energy efficient, home safety, tips

How the Sun Affects Your Roof - Pt. 1

Posted by First Quality Roofing & Insulation on Mar 12, 2019 11:12:00 AM

You wouldn't be the only homeowner who assumes that summer storms and Las Vegas's infamous monsoons pose the biggest threat to your roof.

And it's true: roof damage can be caused from torrential rains, flash flooding and frequent lightning strikes. But when it comes to Enemy No. 1, make sure you have your shades on. The scorching Las Vegas sun poses the most serious threat to your roof in three ways – and First Quality Roofing & Insulation wants to ensure you know how to protect it in the first of this two-part series.

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Topics: roof maintenance, roof inspections, roof repairs, las vegas roofing, roof maintenance in las vegas, las vegas roof repair, las vegas roof replacement, roof damage