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Phoenix Home Inspections

Jack Core - Thursday, September 21, 2017

If you're looking to purchase a home and are in need of a Home Inspection give us a call. Phoenix Roofing and Remodeling along with our other Licensed Contractors are currently offering Home Inspections, Roofing Inspections, Plumbing Inspections, Electrical Inspections. Heating and Air Conditioning Inspections and more! We come into the Home you're purchasing and inspect the home as a Licensed Contractor Group. Unlike your typical Phoenix Home Inspector who may not have the proper knowledge or licensing to properly inspect areas like Roofing, HVAC, Electrical, and Plumbing, we do! We are all Licensed in our areas of expertise giving you a thorough Home Inspection and the capability to check and properly inspect components that a typical Home Inspector can not. In fact, most local Home Inspectors will simply refer you to a licensed roofer, electrician, plumber, or HVAC company. So, why would you hire a Home Inspector when you can hire a Professional Team of Local, Licensed Contractors? We can even give you pricing on any issues and/or problems found at the time of the inspection. You can go to our Home Page at www.phxrandr.com and click on Schedule Inspection to set up and discuss your Home Inspection, We look forward to hearing from you soon.

Phoenix Monsoon Season

Jack Core - Thursday, August 31, 2017

Monsoon season here in Phoenix can wreak havoc on our roofs. If any damage occurs, you should immediately call your insurance company to get approval to have the damaged roofing areas covered with a tarp to eliminate any further damage from future storms until the repairs can be completed. Placing a tarp on your roof could save you the headache of further damage and damage to the inside of your home. As a licensed Phoenix contractor we do our best to get out to your residence within 24 hours to tarp any damaged areas. Many Phoenix roofing companies will pressure you into signing an agreement with them so they can get the work before they'll install a tarp. At Phoenix Roofing and Remodeling we won't pressure you but simply answer your questions and help you through the insurance process. If you need our roof tarping service just simply give us a call and ask for Jack, Brandon, or Bill and we'll do our best to help you with your roofing issues. Phoenix Roofers at 623-298-9234

Phoenix Concrete Roofing Tile Underlayment

Jack Core - Sunday, February 05, 2017

Various Phoenix Roofing Contractors use different types of roofing underlayments.  One of the best roofing underlayments we recommend is Fontana G40.  VulcaSeal G40 Fiberglass (Modified) is a World Class Fiberglass based modified asphalt underlayment that provides the best in protection for your home and family under concrete tile, clay tile, or metal roofing.

The coating material is impregnated into the Fiberglass sheeting providing it the highest standards in roofing for strength, durability, and longevity. Specially designed, patented, and manufactured by Fontana Paper Mills, Inc., VulcaSeal G40 is a the most reliable and optimal way to make your roof last and your home dry.

Roofing Repairs in Phoenix

Jack Core - Tuesday, October 04, 2016

It's important to contact a reputable roofing contractor when trying to have a roof leak properly diagnosed. Many roofing companies with salesmen will try to convince you why you need a new roof rather than just repairing the roof leak. Salesman make money selling roofs not roofing repairs. In many occasions a roof repair may buy you a few years and sometimes many more before your roof really needs to be replaced. If you want an honest and trustworthy company to look at your roofing and/or remodeling project call Jack Core the owner of Phoenix Roofing and Remodeling. Jack takes customer service and satisfaction seriously and has many 5 Star reviews to back it up. Call Jack today for all of your Phoenix Roofing Repairs and Replacements. 623-298-9234

Walk Decks

Jack Core - Monday, August 01, 2016

Installing Walk Decks in Phoenix.  There can be numerous issues when installing walk decks.  The most important issues would be to make sure their constructed properly.  Below is a simple list of the major must haves:

1.)  Properly sized joists to carry the load of the walk deck.

2)  Properly designed header and support posts.

3)  3/4" tonque and groove decking (Glued & Screwed down to joists)

4)  Proper headwall flashings, counter flashings, and drip edge flashings should be installed.

Once you have a properly constructed walk deck you can start the walk deck roofing process.  Installing a walk deck properly takes some time and a series of steps must be completed.  Here is a list to give you an idea of the walk deck roofing process:

1)  Clean wood decking of all debris and make sure all joints are properly secured with screws.  Apply caulking to all joints and screw holes.

2)  Install layer of elastomeric roof coating to the wood decking and on top of the perimeter metal drip edge.

3)  Roll out and embed fiber mesh into elastomeric coating.  Make sure all edges are secure.

4)  Use a brush or light roller to embed more coating on top of the mesh to secure.

5)  Allow this first coat to dry over night.

6)  The next day install a nice liberal second coat of elastomeric coating.  It is best to color the elastomeric coating the same color on this coat as the sand granules you've selected for the top coat finish.  So, if you're doing a tan color sand as the top coat - you should add a tan pigment to the second elastomeric coating.

7)  Allow this second coat to dry over night.

8)  Now your ready to install a coating of Polyurethane Waterproofing Top Coat.  Depending on the size and configuration of the walk deck you need to plan on doing sections at a time.

9)  After you roll on the Polyurethane in a workable section then you apply the sand granules.  The best way to do this is by using a hand spreader and fill in light covered areas by hand to make sure you have a fully covered deck with the sand granules.

10)  You keep repeating step 9 above until the entire walk deck is completely covered with the sand granules.

11)  It will take some time for the Polyurethane to properly cure and harden so again let that dry overnight and do not walk on the walk deck during this time.

12)  After the deck has completely dried you can remove the excess sand granules with a blower.

A nice walk deck does take some skill and patience but when done correctly you will have a beautiful walk deck surface to enjoy.

 

 

Phoenix Roofing Repairs

Jack Core - Thursday, May 05, 2016

Some of the most common roofing repairs are mistaken for larger roofing issues. Many Phoenix Roofing Contractors will tell you you're in need of a new roof when in most cases all you need is a typical roofing repair/s. Some of the most common roofing repairs are listed here. 1) Broken and/or misplaced tiles 2) Missing hip and ridge closure 3) Improperly installed Valleys 4) Incorrectly installed Pipe Jack flashings 5) Deteriorated underlayment in Dead Valleys 6) Missing counter and/or headwall flashings 7) Roof to wall unions not properly flashed. Phoenix Roofing always recommends that you consult with a licensed contractor to fully inspect your roof to identify the true cause of leaks and other damages. Repairing roofing issues early on can save you thousands of dollars in replacement costs and will in many cases extend the life expectancy of your roof.

 

Phoenix Kitchen Remodeling

Jack Core - Friday, March 18, 2016

Not all Phoenix Kitchen remodeling contractors are alike.  Phoenix Roofing and Remodeling has a partnership where our kitchen cabinets are built local and installed by us as well.  We do not outsource and purchase our cabinets from out of state manufacturers nor do we utilize big box store installers.  With our Phoenix built kitchen cabinets you get personalized service without the high pressure sales or cost gimmicks.  Phoenix Roofing and Remodeling offers turn-key services providing kitchen demo, design, drywall, paint, lighting, tile work and countertop fabrication.  If you're looking for a dependable and qualified kitchen remodeling contractor, please give us a call.  We would love the opportunity to earn your kitchen remodeling business.

Ponding Water on a Flat Roof

Jack Core - Monday, February 08, 2016

Ponding water can have major negative consequences, regardless of the type of roofing system. Proper design, installation and maintenance of roofing structures can prevent this condition and its associated problems.

 

Ponding water is defined as the water which remains on a roof 48 hours or longer. The Asphalt Roofing Manufacturers Association has been joined by many reputable organizations, such as the National Roofing Contractors Association,  in recommending that roof designs provide adequate slope (min. ¼” per foot) to ensure that the roof drains freely throughout the life of the building and to thereby avoid the effects of ponding water.

 

The known adverse effects of ponding water on roofs include:

  • 1) Deformation of the deck structure: Ponding water can substantially increase the load on roof decks. As water accumulates, deck deflections can increase, thereby resulting in additional ponding water which could compromise the structural integrity of the deck.
  • 2) Damage to the roof surface: Ice formations develop and move constantly with changes in temperature. This movement can “scrub” the roof membrane to such an extent that considerable physical damage to the membrane can occur.
  • 3) The growth of algae and vegetation: When water stands for long periods of time, algae and vegetation growth will likely occur, and may cause damage to the roof membrane. Additionally, vegetation and other debris can clog drains and cause additional ponding.
  • 4) Accumulation of dirt, debris and other contaminants in the ponding area: These elements can affect and damage the membrane surface.
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Ponding water may lead to accelerated erosion and deterioration of the membrane surface that can result in failure of the roof system. Allowing even relatively small amounts of moisture beneath the roof membrane may reduce the thermal efficiency of the insulation. More importantly, moisture intrusion can cause serious damage to the deck, insulation, and membrane as well as the building’s interior.

 

Phoenix Roof Inspections

Jack Core - Monday, September 21, 2015

Replacing a roof for a homeowner is a large investment yet the roof is typically the least maintained area of most homes. Phoenix roofing and remodeling recommends annual roofing inspections to catch small problems before they become larger costly ones. Hiring an experienced and licensed contractor is important to ensure the roof is properly and thoroughly inspected. The most critical areas on a roof would include the condition of underlayment, flashings, penetrations, ventilation, valleys, and the overall condition and age of the roofing material. A competent roofing inspector should also inspect the attic looking for signs of water intrusion, water stains, and dry-rot. Phoenix roofing and remodeling is experienced, licensed, bonded, and insured. We can provide a thorough inspection to help you protect one of your largest investments - your home. Call us today to schedule your free roofing inspection. 623-298-9234

3-tab Shingle Roofs

Jack Core - Wednesday, December 03, 2014

Do you have a 3-tab shingle roof?  When you're ready for a new roof, upgrade to a newer dimensional or architectural shingle roof.  Here's why you should upgrade.  The 3-tab shingles are lighter in weight which means less asphalt material and matting which results in shorter life expectancy.  Also, the 3-tab shingle roof is much more prone to wind damage due to the shingle design and sealing capacity.  The dimensional shingle is the way to go.  The shingle is heavier and is manufactured as a solid shingle which will last 10-15 years longer than the 3-tab shingle.  Many Phoenix roofing contractors will try to upsell you hundreds of dollars for the dimensional shingle when there's not that big of a difference in price between the two shingles unless your going with an upgraded high end dimension shingle.  Call our Phoenix roofing company for honest solutions to all your roofing needs.  We are here to help you make the correct decisions at an affordable price.


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