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Facia Boards are More Than Decoration or Exterior Finish

Facia boards are the boards that run along the roofline and attached to ends of the rafters or trusses. They provide more than just a finished edge to the roofline. The facia boards act as a moisture barrier for the home, keeping water from entering the attic or getting...

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Beware the Storm-Chasing Roofing Contractors

With the official start of monsoons in Tucson upon us, it’s also the time that the storm-chasing roofers appear.  You know the ones I’m talking about.  They flood the neighborhoods with their flyers or door knocking sales people.  And while it may appear “timely”, make sure you understand what...

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Best Type of Roofs For Arizona Homes

When it’s time to replace an old roof in Tucson and southern Arizona, you may be debating between shingle roofs or tile roofs.  There are pros and cons of both roof types.  Here are some things to think about when considering a change.   Asphalt (or composite) shingle roofs...

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How To Choose A Roofing Contractor

In this weeks Tucson Roofing Contractors tips, the decision to hire a roofing contractor can be a very stressful process. Not all contractors are alike. The right contractor can save you thousands over the life of your roof. Here are some tips to consider when hiring a roofing contractor....

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To Repair or Replace – That’s the Roofing Question

Replacing a roof is a large expense that no one wants to do until they have to.  The question is “Can I get by with repairs or is a replacement my best option?  In this episode of Tucson Roofing tips, we will attempt to answer that question. First we...

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Scuppers & Gutters & Drains – Oh My!

Drainage for flat roofs is critical for prolonging the roof’s life and integrate.  Commercial building owners especially need to be aware of the drainage since the larger square footage has more potential for water to pool and accumulate.  Roof leaks can be costly, not only from a structural damage stand...

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Common Roofing Problems

A normal indication of a roofing problem is water damage on the ceiling or worst, water dripping inside your house.  Once you see damage inside, you may be in for major expense of a complete Tucson roof replacement.  Watching for early warning signs will save you both money and...

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Does Your Homeowners Insurance Cover Roof Leaks?

Roof leaks can be one of the largest expenses a homeowner has to address.   But does homeowners insurance cover a roof leak?  The answer is Maybe.  Insurance coverage depends on the reason for the roof leak.   Leaks can be caused by several reasons.  Some of the most common...

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Reviewing Your Flat Roof

In a past article we talked about the importance of checking your shingle roof. But many Tucson roofs are flat roofs and have different issues that need to be monitored. Flat roofs have a pitch of less than 15 degrees. The expected life span of a flat roof varies...

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Save On Tucson Roofing Repairs

The recent winter rains that Tucson and southern Arizona experienced were welcomed, but also brought attention to roof problems to many homeowners.  Roofing contractors, like Crest Contracting Roofing Division, were inundated with phone calls from homeowners who discovered leaks in their homes and businesses. While leaks are discovered during...

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