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Why You Should Ask Your Roofing Contractor About a Tile Roof for Your Home

Posted by First Quality Roofing & Insulation on Feb 4, 2019 2:50:00 PM

Many homeowners debate the advantages of a tile roof vs. a shingle roof. The fact is that both options are good. Both provide a durable covering that will protect your house for many years to come. Although shingles are usually the more popular choice, there are several unique benefits that a tile roof has to offer.

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Topics: education, Las Vegas roofing contractors, las vegas roof replacement, roofing companies, roof materials

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

What Is Radiant Barrier Insulation and Why Do You Need It?

Posted by First Quality Roofing & Insulation on Jan 2, 2019 10:53:00 AM

If you have noticed that your home isn’t as comfortable as you would like throughout the year, the problem might not be your HVAC system. In fact, many homeowners are surprised to learn that the source for their discomfort is often their home’s roof and attic. This is why the right insulation is so important.

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Topics: education, attic insulation, money saving tips, home improvements in las vegas, Las Vegas insulation contractor, roof materials, save money, energy efficient, 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

Failing to Plan Is Planning to Fail: How to Save on Roofing in Las Vegas

Posted by First Quality Roofing & Insulation on Aug 15, 2018 4:52:42 PM

Your roof is the most vulnerable part of your building. Every day, it’s exposed to the elements that contribute to deterioration and decay. Proper maintenance and protection help prolong the life of a roof, but eventually, even the most well-maintained roof will need to be replaced.

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Topics: roof replacement, roofing company in Las Vegas, Las Vegas roofing contractors, Las Vegas roofer, las vegas roofing, las vegas roof replacement, roof problems, roof damage, roof materials, save money

Unique Roofing Options: What Is Vegetative Roofing?

Posted by First Quality Roofing & Insulation on Jul 9, 2018 8:41:00 AM

Vegetative roofing is increasing in popularity because of its many advantages. This type of roof can be used on homes, apartment buildings, office buildings, and more, and can provide aesthetic, economic and other practical benefits. Here is a closer look at these benefits and why this is becoming one of the most popular green roofing options

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Topics: education, las vegas roofing, las vegas home renovations, roof color, roof materials, save money

Ask A Roofing Company: What Are Drip Edge Gutters and Why Do You Need Them?

Posted by First Quality Roofing & Insulation on Jun 27, 2018 10:09:00 AM

The drip edge is a small piece that plays a big role in protecting your roof and home from water damage. Despite how important it is, many times, a roofing company will leave the drip edge off when installing a new roof. While this may save you money during the initial install, it is definitely not worth it in the long run. In this article, First Quality Roofing & Insulation will discuss drip edges are and why you definitely need them when getting a new roof.

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Topics: education, roofing company in Las Vegas, las vegas roofing, roof problems, roof damage, roof materials

The Benefits of Using Roofing Felt During Your Roof Replacement

Posted by First Quality Roofing & Insulation on May 29, 2018 10:42:00 AM

Roofing felt is a material that’s commonly used during a roof replacement, but unless you’re a roofer, you may not realize the benefits that this material provides. The following covers some common questions about roofing felt, including what it is and its benefits:

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Topics: roof replacement, education, las vegas roof replacement, roof materials

Beating the Heat: Are Clay or Porcelain Roof Tiles Best Choice?

Posted by First Quality Roofing & Insulation on May 18, 2018 8:25:00 AM

For many homeowners, the roof is an afterthought. Well, at least until it starts to leak! But your roof doesn’t just keep you dry during those 20 or so days a year that Las Vegas sees rain. There are also about 3820 hours, or 160 days, of sunshine during the same time. That’s a lot of heat!

At First Quality Roofing & Insulation, we are often asked: “Which roof tiles are best for absorbing heat and keeping a house cooler, porcelain or clay?” While porcelain has its advantages, including great water resistance and a good level of heat absorption, clay tiles are the best absorber of heat, and have been for centuries. If you’re looking to replace your home’s existing roof, read on for why clay may be your best choice.

 

 

 

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Topics: roof replacement, temperature, las vegas roofing, las vegas roof replacement, roof color, roof materials

Up on the Roof: Why Roofing Shingles Feel Like Sandpaper

Posted by First Quality Roofing & Insulation on May 15, 2018 10:21:00 AM

Have you ever wondered why a cat’s tongue is so rough? It’s to help the furry feline survive. The tongue’s tiny bumps have 2 main purposes: they make it easier to hold onto prey and are efficient little tools for grooming.

Just like a cat’s tongue, roofing shingles feel like sandpaper for reasons that help your house survive: providing fire resistance, repelling water, and protecting the surface from harmful UV rays. They also help control the interior temperature, which is extra nice during Las Vegas’ heat waves!

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Topics: roof replacement, las vegas roofing, las vegas roof replacement, roof materials