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Understanding Roofing Terminology

Posted by First Quality Roofing & Insulation on Jan 10, 2019 11:30:02 AM

Are you fluent in roof-speak? Like many occupations, roofing has its own unique lingo that serves as shorthand for common items and procedures.

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Topics: roof materials, roofing companies, las vegas roof replacement, las vegas roof repair, las vegas roofing, education, Insider

How to Organize and Simplify Your Move

Posted by First Quality Roofing & Insulation on Sep 6, 2018 12:30:00 PM

Moving to a new home is a big deal, but staying organized is the key to preventing it from turning into a big headache. It’s no secret that moving all of your belongings takes a lot of work. Following these tips will help ensure everything goes smoothly:

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Topics: education, Insider

Does Partial Roof Damage Call for Repair or Replacement?

Posted by First Quality Roofing & Insulation on Sep 4, 2018 10:54:00 AM

Home Advisor calculates that roof repairs in Las Vegas range anywhere from $250 to $3,000, with the most common range between $475 and $1,149. So, what do you do when only half of your roof is damaged? Is that enough to warrant a roof replacement? How much roof damage is too much to repair?

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Topics: roof damage, roof problems, roofing companies, las vegas roof replacement, las vegas roof repair, las vegas roofing, Las Vegas roofer, Las Vegas roofing contractors, roofing company in Las Vegas, roof repairs, roof inspections, Insider

DIY or Call a Professional?

Posted by First Quality Roofing & Insulation on Aug 29, 2018 10:54:00 AM

As a homeowner, you want to do what's best for your home while keeping your expenses in check when it comes to making home repairs. While it can be tempting to make as many repairs on your own as possible, there are some things that you should let the experts handle. The following are some common home repairs that you can do yourself, plus a few cases where it pays to call in a pro:

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Topics: education, Las Vegas Home Maintenance, Insider

How Thermal Imaging Can Protect Your Home's Roof

Posted by First Quality Roofing & Insulation on Aug 10, 2018 1:35:00 PM

Thermal imaging is a technique that’s quickly gaining popularity in the roofing industry. This non-invasive process allows roofers to discover hidden issues with a roof before they turn into much larger, more expensive problems. In other words, thermal imaging gives roofers the opportunity to solve tomorrow’s problems today.

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Topics: blown in insulation, energy efficient, save money, las vegas roof repair, temperature, education, Insider

Why You Should Never Turn a Blind Eye to Roof Stains

Posted by First Quality Roofing & Insulation on Aug 8, 2018 9:29:00 AM

While algae, lichens or moss is rare in Las Vegas, they can cause roof stains, which are nothing to ignore. These unsightly organisms literally eat away at a roof, threatening its structural integrity. And the longer this goes untreated, the worse the damage becomes. That’s why it’s best to immediately call a reputable roofing company if you notice roof stains.

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Topics: education, roof maintenance in las vegas, roof inspections, roof damage, roof problems, Las Vegas roofing contractors, Insider

The Big Residential Roof Debate: Is Flat or Pitched Better?

Posted by First Quality Roofing & Insulation on May 21, 2018 9:04:00 AM

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Are you planning to add a new roof to your home, garage or both? If so, which residential roof do you think is best – flat or pitched? While a flat roof would not at first seem a great idea, there are times it’s actually a better solution. Before you decide, take the time to learn the difference between the two and why one over the other might be your best choice.
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Topics: las vegas roof replacement, las vegas home renovations, las vegas roofing, education, Insider

Cool Roofs: The Secret Weapon In The Battle Against High Cooling Costs

Posted by First Quality Roofing & Insulation on Jan 13, 2017 7:56:00 AM

In the battle against summertime sun, your roof is at the tip of the spear. 

With average high temperatures reaching triple digits during the summer months, Las Vegas can feel like an oven. And as the sun's rays bake down on your roof, your cooling costs rise.

But what if you could transform your roof into a shield strong enough to reflect sunlight? What if your roof could actually help cool your home, reduce energy consumption and cut your maintenance costs? 

You can, thanks to "cool roofs." 

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Topics: education, Insider, Las Vegas

Shingle Repairs: Ensuring They Are Ready For Longevity

Posted by First Quality Roofing & Insulation on Jan 9, 2017 8:18:00 AM

Your home is your castle, which means your roof is the ultimate crown. It does the job of keeping your family dry while keeping the external elements at bay.

In other parts of the country, natural disasters such as hurricanes and heavy snows make the need for shingle repairs readily apparent. However, just because our Las Vegas climate tends to be pretty neutral and devoid of adverse weather conditions, it doesn't mean your roof doesn't deserve your attention.

Shingle Repairs 101

Shingle roofs last for about twenty years, but the individual shingles often need some love and attention within that two-decade timeframe.

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Topics: education, Insider, Las Vegas, roof repairs, Las Vegas roofer, roof inspections, roof maintenance, roofing company in Las Vegas, Las Vegas roofing contractors

Budgeting For A Big Home Improvement Project? You're Probably Savvier Than You Think

Posted by First Quality Roofing & Insulation on Jan 2, 2017 4:52:32 PM

 You might remember the last time you shopped for a car – or rather, the last time you set out to shop for a car.

You set a budget and swore there was “no way” you would exceed it. But once you were at the dealership, you saw that if you spent only “a little more” money, you could buy something even nicer than you planned.

So it was decision time – a time to reconcile what you really needed with what you really wanted and if you could afford to satisfy both objectives.

Budgeting for home improvements follows a remarkably similar trajectory. So if you're feeling adrift, anchor yourself with the knowledge that your experience -- meaning your research skills, persistence and common sense -- will serve you well.

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Topics: Insider, education, Las Vegas, Home Improvement