First Quality Blog

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

Important Gutter Cleaning Products No Homeowner Should Go Without

Posted by First Quality Roofing & Insulation on Feb 7, 2019 11:32:00 AM

Cleaning gutters is an important part of roof maintenance. If the gutters are not cleared, there will be a build-up of leaves, debris and other materials in the drainage channels. As a result, the gutters will be constantly under strain. In addition, when it rains, the water will not flow from the roof efficiently. The damming effect of the clogged gutters will increase the risk of roof leakage.

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Topics: roof inspections, roof repairs, education, Las Vegas roofer, las vegas roofing, home maintenance checklist, roof maintenance in las vegas, roofing companies, tips

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

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

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

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

How to Keep Your Home from Becoming a Pigeon Magnet

Posted by First Quality Roofing & Insulation on Jul 31, 2018 1:23:00 PM

Pigeons carry parasites that can be transferred to people, as well as three serious “bird diseases”: cryptococcosis, histoplasmosis and psittacosis. Their droppings are both abundant and toxic too; one pigeon can produce about 25 pounds of droppings per year, drawing flies, mice and rats, which carry their own share of diseases. Pigeon droppings are so acidic that they can also stain and eat away at the surface of roof tiles, which can result in roof leaks.

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Topics: roof inspections, education, roof maintenance in las vegas, Las Vegas Home Maintenance

When to Schedule a Roof Inspection

Posted by First Quality Roofing & Insulation on Jul 17, 2018 11:23:00 AM

You know your roof is important; that's obvious. What's not always so obvious is what you need to do to keep your roof in tip-top shape. Like most things in life, homeownership doesn't exactly come with a user manual, and learning lessons the hard way can be costly. A routine roof inspection will help to preserve your roof by enabling a technician to identify and fix any issues before they become major.

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

First Quality Roofing: Angie's List Super Service Award Winner Six Years in a Row!

Posted by First Quality Roofing & Insulation on Jun 25, 2018 2:37:00 PM

Finding reputable, high-quality roofing contractors can be a daunting task. How do you know which company is going to deliver on the promises they offer? What assurances do you have that the work is going to be done right the first time? What happens if something goes wrong?

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