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

Save on Roofing in Las Vegas with Proactive Planning

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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When to Schedule a Roof Inspection

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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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Everything You Need to Know About Roof Warranties

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If you’ve had a new roof installed, it probably comes with one or more types of roof warranties. It’s important to understand exactly what’s covered and what’s not so that you can protect your investment. The following tells you everything you need to know about roof warranties:

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How to Determine When It's Time for a Roof Replacement

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Your roof is your home's first and best line of defense against the elements. And its structural integrity can affect virtually every component in your home, from the walls and floors to the heating and cooling system. Check for these five warning signs to see if it might be time for a roof replacement:

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Why It's Important to Schedule an Annual Roof Inspection

important-schedule-annual-roof-inspectionYou probably don’t think much about your roof unless something goes wrong with it. But it’s an important part of your home that protects you and your family, the interior of your home, and your belongings. Some damage can be obvious from the ground, but other types can only be identified by a professional who is trained to perform a thorough roof inspection.

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The Benefits of Using Roofing Felt During Your Roof Replacement

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

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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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Up on the Roof: Why Roofing Shingles Feel Like Sandpaper

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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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Tile Roofs vs. Shingles: What’s the Big Difference for Your Roof Replacement?

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Are you in the market for a roof replacement ? If you’re like most people, your first thought is shingles. But traditional asphalt shingles aren’t your only option. Many Las Vegas area homeowners choose tile roofs instead.

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Why Homeowners Are Turning to Tile Roofs

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People often describe tile roofs as “beautiful,” “eye-catching” and “stunning.” Many have found there is more to these roofs than meets the eye. If you're in need of a roof replacement this spring or summer, consider the following reasons this roofing option is becoming increasingly popular.

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