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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

The Truth About Roof Maintenance: Do Roof Inspections Affect Your Insurance?

Posted by First Quality Roofing & Insulation on Jan 24, 2019 11:07:00 AM

Throughout our years of performing roof maintenance, one question we frequently get asked is, "Will a roof inspection affect my insurance?" The answer is maybe, and it mostly depends on your insurance company. Here's what you need to know:

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Topics: roof maintenance, roof inspections, roofing company in Las Vegas, Las Vegas roofing contractors, Las Vegas roofer, las vegas roofing, roof maintenance in las vegas, las vegas roof repair, las vegas roof replacement, roofing companies, roof problems, roof damage, home safety

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

Why You Should Schedule a Roof Inspection This New Year

Posted by First Quality Roofing & Insulation on Dec 19, 2018 1:47:00 PM

The new year signals a fresh start. Therefore, it is the perfect time to schedule a roof inspection. If this is something you’ve been putting off, consider the following benefits of a well-maintained roof:

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

Winter Prep Checklist: Scheduling Your Roof Inspection

Posted by First Quality Roofing & Insulation on Dec 6, 2018 12:07:00 PM

In Las Vegas, December can bring quite a bit of rain. If your roof's in disrepair, you don't want to find out the hard way for a number of reasons. One primary reason to have your roof inspected is that roof leaks are not uncommon.

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Topics: roof inspections, roof repairs, education, roof leak repairs, roofing company in Las Vegas, Las Vegas roofing contractors, las vegas roofing, roof maintenance in las vegas, las vegas roof repair, roofing companies, roof problems, roof damage, save money, energy efficient, home safety, tips

How Roof Repairs Can Protect Your Home from Insects, Rodents and Birds

Posted by First Quality Roofing & Insulation on Nov 26, 2018 11:23:00 AM

The presence of animals such as mice, rats, birds, and insects in your roof can spell disaster. In general, these types of pests are destructive. If they are allowed to live unchecked in your roofing structure, they will damage crucial building elements, including wooden roof framing, electrical wires and ceilings. In addition, certain rodents, birds and insects are carriers of disease. Here are practical guidelines to help you get rid of animals in your roof and avoid the need for roof repairs:

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Topics: roof repairs, education, roofing company in Las Vegas, Las Vegas roofing contractors, Las Vegas roofer, las vegas roof repair, roof problems, roof damage, tips

Tips for Choosing the Best Roofing Contractor

Posted by First Quality Roofing & Insulation on Sep 26, 2018 12:10:32 PM

A properly maintained and insulated roof can save you large sums of money on your energy bill, since trapped heat and humidity can be as damaging as rain. With so much at stake, you need a competent roofing contractor who has experience in both roof repairs and home insulation. Here's how insurance agents and claims experts recommend that you select a roofer from a list that you have compiled:

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Topics: roofing company in Las Vegas, Las Vegas roofing contractors, Las Vegas roofer, las vegas roofing, las vegas roof repair, las vegas roof replacement, roofing companies

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

Gutter Guards: Worth the Cost?

Posted by First Quality Roofing & Insulation on Aug 20, 2018 10:02:00 AM

Cleaning gutters is usually not at the top of the list of favorite projects. However, it is an important one, because clogged gutters can cause damage to your roof, windows and walls. From climbing ladders to scooping out sludgy leaves, an alternative to this annual chore would be welcome by most homeowners. Are gutter guards the answer?

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Topics: roof maintenance, roof inspections, Home Maintenance, education, home maintenance in las vegas, roof maintenance in las vegas, las vegas roof repair, roof damage, roof materials

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