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Clean Out Your Gutters to Protect Your Roof

Your roof protects your home, and your gutters protect your roof. At the end of the day, it’s your job to maintain these fixtures so that they can continue to protect you.

A properly maintained roof can last for 20 years or more, so it’s worth it to walk to the curb and look at your house once in a while. If it looks like your gutters are overflowing with leaves and animal nests, then it’s time to do some cleaning. 

Water can spill over onto your roof, leak into your house, and create an array of issues. Have your gutters checked and cleaned 3 times a year to get rid of debris before there’s any buildup, and install a gutter protection system to preserve both the gutters and the roof.

Call Paramount Roofing for a free site inspection

Identifying Common Problem Areas for Roofing Systems

Your home’s roofing system will provide it with sturdy support for decades. However, even the highest quality roof may contain certain weak areas that require routine maintenance and repairs.

By taking the time to inspect and repair these areas, you can extend the overall lifespan of your roofing system. A team of roofers at Paramount Roofing can provide you with a thorough inspection of all of the vulnerable spots on your home’s roof.

To help you identify which areas of your roofing may eventually need repairs, here is a look at some common roofing problem areas.

During a roof inspection, your roofers will typically take the time to inspect the quality and condition of your fascia. Fascia is a term that is used to describe the wood or metal trim that runs along the lower edge of your roof. Since the primary role of your fascia is to protect the internal components of your roofing system from the elements, it is critical that this component remains intact.

Soffit
The soffit is directly underneath the fascia, and this roofing component is responsible for ventilating the roof. To protect your soffit from damage, look for signs of cracks, holes, or pest infestations. Your soffit should be constructed from a waterproof material that is ready to withstand the elements.

Flashings
Many residential roofs contain valleys, walls, and other types of edges. During a new roof construction project, your technician will seal your roof’s edges with a product called flashing. Flashing is your roof’s main line of defence against rain, UV rays, and other harsh elements. Unfortunately, your roof flashing can become damaged during a storm or other weather event. To ensure that your roof remains in good condition, make sure that your flashing is correctly installed and sealed.

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Identifying Common Problem Areas for Roofing Systems

Your home’s roofing system will provide it with sturdy support for decades. However, even the highest quality roof may contain certain weak areas that require routine maintenance and repairs. 

By taking the time to inspect and repair these areas, you can extend the overall lifespan of your roofing system. A team of roofers at Paramount Roofing can provide you with a thorough inspection of all of the vulnerable spots on your home’s roof. 

To help you identify which areas of your roofing may eventually need repairs, here is a look at some common roofing problem areas.

During a roof inspection, your roofers will typically take the time to inspect the quality and condition of your fascia. Fascia is a term that is used to describe the wood or metal trim that runs along the lower edge of your roof. Since the primary role of your fascia is to protect the internal components of your roofing system from the elements, it is critical that this component remains intact.

Soffit
The soffit is directly underneath the fascia, and this roofing component is responsible for ventilating the roof. To protect your soffit from damage, look for signs of cracks, holes, or pest infestations. Your soffit should be constructed from a waterproof material that is ready to withstand the elements.

Flashings
Many residential roofs contain valleys, walls, and other types of edges. During a new roof construction project, your technician will seal your roof’s edges with a product called flashing. Flashing is your roof’s main line of defence against rain, UV rays, and other harsh elements. Unfortunately, your roof flashing can become damaged during a storm or other weather event. To ensure that your roof remains in good condition, make sure that your flashing is correctly installed and sealed.

Call Paramount Roofing for a Free Site Inspection

Top Reasons Not to Delay Roof Repairs

If you notice any signs of damage to your roof, you should call a roofing contractor at Paramount Roofing to promptly schedule roof repairs . It’s also advisable to walk around the exterior of your home after a major storm to visually check for missing or damaged shingles. If you do notice anything that looks out of place, call a professional to do a roof inspection—don’t try to climb up there yourself.

The same gaps in your roof that allow water to leak in will also allow for heat transfer. In the winter, your heated air inside the home will escape. In the summer, the hot air outside will make your air conditioner work harder. The result is higher utility bills all year-round—and a less eco-friendly house.

The damage will get worse.
At first, you may only notice some slight discoloration on your ceiling. As time passes, it will start to look more like a water stain. Later on, your ceiling might start leaking. Missing and damaged shingles, gaps between shingles, and other problems never go away by themselves. The longer you delay roof repairs, the worse the damage will get. Eventually, your home may show signs of water damage to the following:

Decking underneath the roof shingles
Insulation
Attic
Drywall
Foundation
The more widespread and severe the damage gets, the more expensive the repairs will be when you finally do schedule them.

Water damage will allow mold growth.
Toxic mold is one of every homeowner’s nightmares. It can sicken your family and pets, and cause existing medical conditions to get worse, such as asthma and allergies. Mold spores can spread easily and multiply rapidly. Once your home is damaged by water, it’s susceptible to widespread mold infestations. You could even have toxic black mold behind the walls or under the wallpaper without realizing it.

Animals and pests can get into the roofing system.
Many homeowners think that animals could only penetrate the roofing system and the house if there are very large gaps. But actually, mice can climb through holes as small as a dime. Some pest experts say that mice could even get through a hole the size of a pencil eraser. And if the gaps in your roofing system are larger, you might even hear squirrels rustling around in your attic. The sooner you get your roof repaired, the better protected you’ll be from pests.

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Top Reasons Not to Delay Roof Repairs

If you notice any signs of damage to your roof, you should call a roofing contractor at Paramount Roofing to promptly schedule roof repairs . It’s also advisable to walk around the exterior of your home after a major storm to visually check for missing or damaged shingles. If you do notice anything that looks out of place, call a professional to do a roof inspection—don’t try to climb up there yourself.

The same gaps in your roof that allow water to leak in will also allow for heat transfer. In the winter, your heated air inside the home will escape. In the summer, the hot air outside will make your air conditioner work harder. The result is higher utility bills all year-round—and a less eco-friendly house.

The damage will get worse.
At first, you may only notice some slight discoloration on your ceiling. As time passes, it will start to look more like a water stain. Later on, your ceiling might start leaking. Missing and damaged shingles, gaps between shingles, and other problems never go away by themselves. The longer you delay roof repairs, the worse the damage will get. Eventually, your home may show signs of water damage to the following:

Decking underneath the roof shingles
Insulation
Attic
Drywall
Foundation
The more widespread and severe the damage gets, the more expensive the repairs will be when you finally do schedule them.

Water damage will allow mold growth.
Toxic mold is one of every homeowner’s nightmares. It can sicken your family and pets, and cause existing medical conditions to get worse, such as asthma and allergies. Mold spores can spread easily and multiply rapidly. Once your home is damaged by water, it’s susceptible to widespread mold infestations. You could even have toxic black mold behind the walls or under the wallpaper without realizing it.

Animals and pests can get into the roofing system.
Many homeowners think that animals could only penetrate the roofing system and the house if there are very large gaps. But actually, mice can climb through holes as small as a dime. Some pest experts say that mice could even get through a hole the size of a pencil eraser. And if the gaps in your roofing system are larger, you might even hear squirrels rustling around in your attic. The sooner you get your roof repaired, the better protected you’ll be from pests.

Call Paramount Roofing for a Free Site Inspection Today

The Answers to Your Questions About Replacing Your Roof

When your roof shingles indicate that the whole unit is beyond repair, it’s time to think about roof replacement at Paramount Roofing Certain signs will let you know that a roof replacement is in order, and there are many good reasons to have one done.

You should also know if your new roof comes with a warranty, and if it does, you should know how to get the most out of it. Keep reading on for some of the answers to your questions about replacing your roof.

How do I know if I need replacement?
Sometimes it’s obvious to you that you need to replace your roof, and sometimes it’s even obvious to the rest of your neighbourhood as well. A roof should last for years as long as it’s properly maintained, but there are always going to be factors that are out of your control. A serious storm could cause damage to your shingles or even tear a roof right off of your home, but there are a few more subtle signs that it’s time for replacement as well. If your roof is a few decades old, consider thinking about replacement. Valleys in your roof can also cause water to pool and lead to leaks.

What are the benefits?
A roof replacement is one of many upgrades that you can make to your home that will improve its value and the comfort of your home in general. Investing in a new roof stands to make your home more efficient, better able to stand up to wind, rain, and other elements. If you’re already dealing with leaks, a roof replacement will take care of these as well. In terms of aesthetics, you can count on your new roof to improve your curb appeal.

Will my roof come with a warranty?
It’s not unusual to find a roof replacement that comes with a warranty, but you are responsible for protecting the validity of this guarantee. Avoid making any DIY repairs on your roof so that you can keep your warranty valid, and work with a professional to keep up with regular roof maintenance.

Call Paramount Roofing for a Free Site Inspection today
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The Answers to Your Questions About Replacing Your Roof

When your roof shingles indicate that the whole unit is beyond repair, it’s time to think about roof replacement at Paramount Roofing Certain signs will let you know that a roof replacement is in order, and there are many good reasons to have one done. 

You should also know if your new roof comes with a warranty, and if it does, you should know how to get the most out of it. Keep reading on for some of the answers to your questions about replacing your roof.

How do I know if I need replacement?
Sometimes it’s obvious to you that you need to replace your roof, and sometimes it’s even obvious to the rest of your neighbourhood as well. A roof should last for years as long as it’s properly maintained, but there are always going to be factors that are out of your control. A serious storm could cause damage to your shingles or even tear a roof right off of your home, but there are a few more subtle signs that it’s time for replacement as well. If your roof is a few decades old, consider thinking about replacement. Valleys in your roof can also cause water to pool and lead to leaks.

What are the benefits?
A roof replacement is one of many upgrades that you can make to your home that will improve its value and the comfort of your home in general. Investing in a new roof stands to make your home more efficient, better able to stand up to wind, rain, and other elements. If you’re already dealing with leaks, a roof replacement will take care of these as well. In terms of aesthetics, you can count on your new roof to improve your curb appeal.

Will my roof come with a warranty?
It’s not unusual to find a roof replacement that comes with a warranty, but you are responsible for protecting the validity of this guarantee. Avoid making any DIY repairs on your roof so that you can keep your warranty valid, and work with a professional to keep up with regular roof maintenance.

Call Paramount Roofing for a Free Site Inspection today

When Should You Schedule a Roof Inspection?

While your roof may seem structurally sound when you look at it from the ground, even the most solid looking roofs can have hidden damage and other problems. At periodic intervals over the years, it is important to schedule roof inspections. A team of qualified roofing contractors at Paramount Roofing can provide you with a roof inspection that identifies any problem areas throughout your home’s roof. To help you determine when to call your roofing company, here is a look at some key times when you will want to schedule a roof inspection.

Even if you do not notice any signs of damage to your roof, you will want to set up roof inspections at regular intervals throughout the lifespan of your roof. As a general rule of thumb, it is recommended that you have your roof inspected at least once every two years. Having your roofers to come and check out the quality and condition at this frequency will help you avoid potentially serious roofing problems.

After a Big Storm
Major storms can strike your area at many different times throughout the year. If your house has recently weathered a big storm, you will want to schedule a roof inspection as soon as possible after the incident. During your roof inspection, your roofing contractors will be able to identify any roofing issues that have been caused by high winds, heavy rains, or other extreme weather conditions.

Before You Buy
Scheduling a roof inspection is an important step in purchasing a home, as the seller may have not had the roof inspected in quite some time. Your roof inspection will provide you with peace of mind that comes from knowing that the home is in good condition. Along with inspecting the roof of a property that you are thinking of buying, it is a smart idea to set up a whole home inspection.

Identifying potential structural issues in a property will help you figure out whether the home will be worth your investment.

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When Should You Schedule a Roof Inspection?

While your roof may seem structurally sound when you look at it from the ground, even the most solid looking roofs can have hidden damage and other problems. At periodic intervals over the years, it is important to schedule roof inspections. A team of qualified roofing contractors at Paramount Roofing can provide you with a roof inspection that identifies any problem areas throughout your home’s roof. To help you determine when to call your roofing company, here is a look at some key times when you will want to schedule a roof inspection.

Even if you do not notice any signs of damage to your roof, you will want to set up roof inspections at regular intervals throughout the lifespan of your roof. As a general rule of thumb, it is recommended that you have your roof inspected at least once every two years. Having your roofers to come and check out the quality and condition at this frequency will help you avoid potentially serious roofing problems.

After a Big Storm
Major storms can strike your area at many different times throughout the year. If your house has recently weathered a big storm, you will want to schedule a roof inspection as soon as possible after the incident. During your roof inspection, your roofing contractors will be able to identify any roofing issues that have been caused by high winds, heavy rains, or other extreme weather conditions.

Before You Buy
Scheduling a roof inspection is an important step in purchasing a home, as the seller may have not had the roof inspected in quite some time. Your roof inspection will provide you with peace of mind that comes from knowing that the home is in good condition. Along with inspecting the roof of a property that you are thinking of buying, it is a smart idea to set up a whole home inspection. 

Identifying potential structural issues in a property will help you figure out whether the home will be worth your investment.

Call Paramount Roofing for a free site inspection today
Is It Time to Replace Your Roof?

While a roof replacement is a major investment for any homeowner, putting off replacing your old or damaged roof could lead to significant damage to your home and property. To avoid some common roofing issues, it is important to be aware of the signs that your roof needs to be replaced.

At Paramount Roofing our contractors specializes in roof replacement and will be there to assist you with every step of installing a brand new roof on your home.

There are a few signs that your home is ready for a new roof. Even though different roof types have varied life spans, you will want to start considering replacing your roof after it has surpassed 20 years in age. Along with considering the age of your roof, you will also want to assess its condition. A roof that has missing or broken shingles might be ready to be replaced. A significantly leaking roof is also a good candidate for replacement, rather than repair

Call Paramount Roofing for a free site inspection.

The Benefits of a New Roof

A roof replacement is a terrific investment for your property. When you hire a team of roofing contractors near you to install a new roof , you will improve the value, appearance, and durability of your home. When you choose to replace your roof, you will also have the opportunity to choose durable roofing shingles or other materials that have been specifically engineered to stand up to harsh weather conditions. To highlight the terrific advantages of setting up a consultation with your roof contractors, read on to learn all about the benefits of installing a new roof for your home

A new roof will provide your home with increased protection from the elements. When your existing roof starts to wear out and deteriorate, it will be more vulnerable to rain, wind, UV radiation, and other environmental factors. If you allow your roof to fall into disrepair, your may find that your home suffers from water damage and other serious structural issues. Your brand new roof will eliminate this danger by providing your home with better protection.

Improved Safety
When you replace your old roof, you will also improve the safety and structural integrity of your home. During a major storm or other unexpected event, an old roof may be in danger of collapsing or experiencing other extreme safety issues. With a brand new roof securing your home, you will have the peace of mind that comes from knowing that your property is protected from damage.

Easier Maintenance
Roofs of every age and condition require regular maintenance in order to retain their structural integrity and safety. When you install a new roof for your home, you can rest assured that it will be easier to maintain throughout the years and seasons. Your roof may also be able to provide you with a maintenance plan, which will provide you with pre-scheduled maintenance services for your new roof. By taking the time to set up routine maintenance procedures, you can keep your new roof in superior condition.

Book your free site inspection today with Paramount Roofing.
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The Benefits of a New Roof

A roof replacement is a terrific investment for your property. When you hire a team of roofing contractors near you to install a new roof , you will improve the value, appearance, and durability of your home. When you choose to replace your roof, you will also have the opportunity to choose durable roofing shingles or other materials that have been specifically engineered to stand up to harsh weather conditions. To highlight the terrific advantages of setting up a consultation with your roof contractors, read on to learn all about the benefits of installing a new roof for your home

A new roof will provide your home with increased protection from the elements. When your existing roof starts to wear out and deteriorate, it will be more vulnerable to rain, wind, UV radiation, and other environmental factors. If you allow your roof to fall into disrepair, your may find that your home suffers from water damage and other serious structural issues. Your brand new roof will eliminate this danger by providing your home with better protection.

Improved Safety
When you replace your old roof, you will also improve the safety and structural integrity of your home. During a major storm or other unexpected event, an old roof may be in danger of collapsing or experiencing other extreme safety issues. With a brand new roof securing your home, you will have the peace of mind that comes from knowing that your property is protected from damage.

Easier Maintenance
Roofs of every age and condition require regular maintenance in order to retain their structural integrity and safety. When you install a new roof for your home, you can rest assured that it will be easier to maintain throughout the years and seasons. Your roof may also be able to provide you with a maintenance plan, which will provide you with pre-scheduled maintenance services for your new roof. By taking the time to set up routine maintenance procedures, you can keep your new roof in superior condition.

Book your free site inspection today with Paramount Roofing.

Should You Repair or Replace Your Roof?

Your roof is your home’s champion. It protects you from inclement weather and the harsh elements. This means your roof can take quite the beating.

Check for Leaks

When it starts to rain heavily, you should check your ceilings for signs of leaks. Walk around your home and check for water stains or water seeping out of the drywall or plaster. If you have chimney, inspect its bricks and mortar for excessive moisture. Also, climb into your attic space and check ceiling joists for rot and mold growth, and wet insulation—these usually signal water intrusion.

Inspect Your Roof

If your roof starts to leak, contact a professional who specializes in roof repair. Come up with diagnostic checklist to help you perform your inspection. Do you see sagging anywhere? Are any of your roof’s shingles missing or visibly damaged? Is there buildup in your gutter system? Are there large branches causing problems? If your house has a chimney, is the flashing around the stack loose or damaged?

Know What Your Roof Is Made From

Knowing what roofing materials were used to build your roof can help you to determine what your roof’s lifespan should be, which in turn can guide your decision on whether or not you need a roof replacement. For example, composite shingles have a lifespan of about 20 years, whereas cedar shingles can last for over 50 years. If your composite roof is 15 years old and has started leaking, you may have to replace it.

When to Make Repairs

If your roof is young, has been well maintained, and should still be good for many more years, it makes sense for you to repair isolated leaks in your roof instead of replacing it entirely. Your roofing specialist can help you make the right choice.
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Should You Repair or Replace Your Roof?

Your roof is your home’s champion. It protects you from inclement weather and the harsh elements. This means your roof can take quite the beating.

Check for Leaks

When it starts to rain heavily, you should check your ceilings for signs of leaks. Walk around your home and check for water stains or water seeping out of the drywall or plaster. If you have chimney, inspect its bricks and mortar for excessive moisture. Also, climb into your attic space and check ceiling joists for rot and mold growth, and wet insulation—these usually signal water intrusion.

Inspect Your Roof

If your roof starts to leak, contact a professional who specializes in roof repair. Come up with diagnostic checklist to help you perform your inspection. Do you see sagging anywhere? Are any of your roof’s shingles missing or visibly damaged? Is there buildup in your gutter system? Are there large branches causing problems? If your house has a chimney, is the flashing around the stack loose or damaged?

Know What Your Roof Is Made From

Knowing what roofing materials were used to build your roof can help you to determine what your roof’s lifespan should be, which in turn can guide your decision on whether or not you need a roof replacement. For example, composite shingles have a lifespan of about 20 years, whereas cedar shingles can last for over 50 years. If your composite roof is 15 years old and has started leaking, you may have to replace it.

When to Make Repairs

If your roof is young, has been well maintained, and should still be good for many more years, it makes sense for you to repair isolated leaks in your roof instead of replacing it entirely. Your roofing specialist can help you make the right choice.
How to Get Ready for Roof Replacement

Eventually, the time will come when you need a roof replacement, so you should be ready for the procedure. You need a strong, sturdy roof to protect your family and your home, so the first step is to look at different roof types and see which material makes the most sense for your needs. 

If you’re due for a roof replacement, you should learn as much as you can about your options to ensure that you choose the right one. Cedar shakes and shingles are cut from cedar and available in different thicknesses. 

Hire a Roofing Company

No matter what kind of roofing materials you choose, they won’t be effective unless the whole roofing system is installed properly. A new roof is a big investment that should last for years if not decades, and the installation process can make all the difference. 

Know Your Warranty

Installing a roof is no small matter, so you should know what your contractors can offer you before you sign. Understand what your warranty covers and for how long so you can keep your roof alive without breaking the bank
How to Know It’s Time to Get a New Roof

There Are Roof Slates or Tiles Missing
Just because your roof has suffered a little damage during a storm does not mean you need to get the entire thing replaced. Severe weather damage could even cause one or a few of your roof slates to fall off.

Roof Tiles Are Cracked
Some roof tiles may become cracked. Wind damage is one of the biggest culprits of cracked tiles. So, similarly to the point above, replacing one or two cracked roof tiles is okay, but when the problem becomes server it’s time to get your home re-roofed by a professional.

You Can See Sunlight from Your Loft
This one is slightly more obvious but we feel it is still worthy of mentioning. When you are in your loft space and you can see a stream of sunlight shining through the ceiling it is definitely time to get a new roof. Remember, if light can get in so can wind, rain and snow. Water penetrating into your home will lead to a whole world of problems that you don’t want to have to deal with.

If the Roof is Sagging, You Need a New Roof
A sagging roof is another serious offender. Although we never want anyone to panic, we strongly advise that you are quick to get in touch if you notice your roof is sagging. This problem could signify an issue with the decking in the loft, or worse with the supports in the foundation.
What Are Some Common Causes of Roof Damage?

No roof shingles are invincible, although some types appear to be close. Take a look at your roof every now and then and see if everything looks normal. Notice any problems with the flashing, shingles, or gutter system, and talk to a roof repair specialist to see what you can do about them.

Weather

Your roof takes on the elements so that you don’t have to, so it’s only fair that you return the favor by repairing it when it’s been damaged. Water, snow, hail, and sleet will all take a toll on your roof. 

Pests

Critters like rats and mice can squeeze through holes and crevices the size of a dime, and ants and termites can go virtually wherever they want to. When it comes to roof damage, the pests you should be concerned about are birds, squirrels, and rats. These animals will have no trouble making their way up your siding or through your gutters, and they may ultimately decide to nest on your roof.

Neglect

Even the strongest roofs need to be maintained. If you don’t maintain your roof, then each element will be more vulnerable to the constant wear and tear that it’s exposed to. Check your roof out whenever you can

How To Maintain Your Roof

1. Periodic inspection
Regularly inspecting the roof will help to extend its life. You may notice that the water isn’t flowing right because of debris blocking the gutters, a few tiles may be loose or are faded more than the others and this may be due to misalignment, or the paint on the soffit or fascia may be flaking. Early detection helps to arrest a problem before it gets out of hand. Areas that need to be looked at include gutters, fascias, soffits, vent pipes, and flashing.

2. Clearing debris
Stuck leaves, grass clippings, gravel, bird’s dropping have a negative effect on the roof. They may interfere with the flow of water meaning it stays on longer and may cause rot. The acidic content in the tree sap, bird dropping, leaves or acid rain may start corroding or staining the roof or the debris may interfere with flow and cause water to splash against the soffit or fascia. Regular cleaning helps to eliminate the debris. Due to the risk of slipping or the ladder skidding, it is recommended to deal with a competent roofer.

3. Examine the loft or attic
Some problems are easier to spot when in the attic or loft. These include a damp roof, loose insulation, sagging beams/rafters, moss, and mold. Accessing the attic will help stop a problem from getting worse. A better approach is seeking professional help since they will carefully go through the entire roof and will provide the best solution. It may be a simple cleaning job, debris removal, applying a sealant, or more complex task like replacing a rotted or faded section.

4. Regular Maintenance schedule
Some roofing problems may not be visible and may require special skills or tools. For instance, loose or worn out insulation, mold or dampness beneath the roof, rooting beams, rot and much more. Scheduling periodic inspections with a Birmingham roofer helps to pinpoint such problems. The provider will rely on many years of experience and specialised tools to not only detect but also eliminate the problem. This may entail scraping the moss or mildew, clearing the debris, replacing the insulation, or applying a sealant or protectant.

Maintaining your roof doesn’t need to be a difficult task. You don’t need to take risks scaling the roof and risking falling? Also, you shouldn’t depend on an inexperienced professional to undertake the repairs.
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How To Maintain Your Roof

1. Periodic inspection
Regularly inspecting the roof will help to extend its life. You may notice that the water isn’t flowing right because of debris blocking the gutters, a few tiles may be loose or are faded more than the others and this may be due to misalignment, or the paint on the soffit or fascia may be flaking. Early detection helps to arrest a problem before it gets out of hand. Areas that need to be looked at include gutters, fascias, soffits, vent pipes, and flashing.

2. Clearing debris
Stuck leaves, grass clippings, gravel, bird’s dropping have a negative effect on the roof. They may interfere with the flow of water meaning it stays on longer and may cause rot. The acidic content in the tree sap, bird dropping, leaves or acid rain may start corroding or staining the roof or the debris may interfere with flow and cause water to splash against the soffit or fascia. Regular cleaning helps to eliminate the debris. Due to the risk of slipping or the ladder skidding, it is recommended to deal with a competent roofer.

3. Examine the loft or attic
Some problems are easier to spot when in the attic or loft. These include a damp roof, loose insulation, sagging beams/rafters, moss, and mold. Accessing the attic will help stop a problem from getting worse. A better approach is seeking professional help since they will carefully go through the entire roof and will provide the best solution. It may be a simple cleaning job, debris removal, applying a sealant, or more complex task like replacing a rotted or faded section.

4. Regular Maintenance schedule
Some roofing problems may not be visible and may require special skills or tools. For instance, loose or worn out insulation, mold or dampness beneath the roof, rooting beams, rot and much more. Scheduling periodic inspections with a Birmingham roofer helps to pinpoint such problems. The provider will rely on many years of experience and specialised tools to not only detect but also eliminate the problem. This may entail scraping the moss or mildew, clearing the debris, replacing the insulation, or applying a sealant or protectant.

Maintaining your roof doesn’t need to be a difficult task. You don’t need to take risks scaling the roof and risking falling? Also, you shouldn’t depend on an inexperienced professional to undertake the repairs.

BENEFITS OF METAL ROOFING

Whether you are looking to install a stylish roof for a new build property or your current roof is in need of replacement, metal roofing is a worthwhile consideration. As well as its eye-catching, attractive aesthetic, more and more people are interested in metal roofing due to its range of beneficial characteristics. A practical, long-lasting and eco-friendly roofing choice, metallic roofs can be found on all manner of buildings, including homes, commercial and industrial buildings. Let’s take a look at some of the benefits of metal roofing which make this material a sound choice.

1. LONGEVITY
house with a metal roof Metal roofs have a fantastic life expectancy, particularly in comparison to other commonly used roofing materials. Metal roofs have a life expectancy of 40+ years which is far superior to alternatives such as single ply or asphalt shingles which are only expected to last around half as long. The extended lifespan of metal roofing also serves to offset the higher upfront cost.

2. SAFETY
shield for the safety of metal roof. Metal roofing has strong fire retardant properties, meaning that it won’t burn in the event of a fire. This resistance to fire makes the material a safe one. However, it is worth bearing in mind that if metal roofing is installed over combustible materials, this can lower your roof’s fire resistance rating.

3. ENERGY EFFICIENCY
Typically, the roof can be an area of a property which can facilitate large amounts of heat loss and gain. This inefficiency can lead to a warmer home in summer and a colder one in winter, thus increasing energy bills. However, metals will reflect radiant heat from the sun which reduces heat gain, keeping your home cooler in summer. What’s more, although metal is not particularly insulating alone, it is very simple to apply effective insulation to metal roofing, ensuring your home stays cozy and your bills lower in winter, too.

4. LIGHTWEIGHT
Installer carrying a lightweight metal roof sheet. Most types of metal roofing are surprisingly lightweight, much more so than alternatives such as tile. This characteristic allows metal roofing to be installed with ease, creating very little stress on the load bearing roof support structures.

5. ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY
environmentally friendly. As roofing materials go, metal is one of the most eco-friendly and sustainable options you can choose. A lot of metal roofing already contains a percentage of recycled material and, for those with sustainability as a primary concern, you can readily source sheet roofing with a high recycled content. What’s more, once it reaches the end of its useful life, metal roofing can be entirely recycled, preventing any landfill waste whatsoever.

6. EASY MAINTENANCE
Metal roof maintenance as well as lasting a long time, metal roofs are easy and cheap to upkeep during their lifespan. With metal, you can expect a roof which does not crack, split, corrode or mould. With well-installed roofs, you can also expect all rain and snow to run-off the surface smoothly. This creates a roof which will require next to no maintenance input from you throughout its life to keep it looking great and functioning perfectly.

7. INCREASE PROPERTY VALUE
As something of a side effect of making your home or building more energy efficient, metal roofing can actually increase the value of your property. Eco-friendly, energy efficient properties are increasingly in demand and research has found that buildings with the best energy efficiency ratings – such as those with a well-installed, insulated metal roof – can command higher rent and resale prices.

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BENEFITS OF METAL ROOFING

Whether you are looking to install a stylish roof for a new build property or your current roof is in need of replacement, metal roofing is a worthwhile consideration. As well as its eye-catching, attractive aesthetic, more and more people are interested in metal roofing due to its range of beneficial characteristics. A practical, long-lasting and eco-friendly roofing choice, metallic roofs can be found on all manner of buildings, including homes, commercial and industrial buildings. Let’s take a look at some of the benefits of metal roofing which make this material a sound choice.

1. LONGEVITY
house with a metal roof Metal roofs have a fantastic life expectancy, particularly in comparison to other commonly used roofing materials. Metal roofs have a life expectancy of 40+ years which is far superior to alternatives such as single ply or asphalt shingles which are only expected to last around half as long. The extended lifespan of metal roofing also serves to offset the higher upfront cost.

2. SAFETY
shield for the safety of metal roof. Metal roofing has strong fire retardant properties, meaning that it won’t burn in the event of a fire. This resistance to fire makes the material a safe one. However, it is worth bearing in mind that if metal roofing is installed over combustible materials, this can lower your roof’s fire resistance rating.

3. ENERGY EFFICIENCY
Typically, the roof can be an area of a property which can facilitate large amounts of heat loss and gain. This inefficiency can lead to a warmer home in summer and a colder one in winter, thus increasing energy bills. However, metals will reflect radiant heat from the sun which reduces heat gain, keeping your home cooler in summer. What’s more, although metal is not particularly insulating alone, it is very simple to apply effective insulation to metal roofing, ensuring your home stays cozy and your bills lower in winter, too.

4. LIGHTWEIGHT
Installer carrying a lightweight metal roof sheet. Most types of metal roofing are surprisingly lightweight, much more so than alternatives such as tile. This characteristic allows metal roofing to be installed with ease, creating very little stress on the load bearing roof support structures.

5. ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY
environmentally friendly. As roofing materials go, metal is one of the most eco-friendly and sustainable options you can choose. A lot of metal roofing already contains a percentage of recycled material and, for those with sustainability as a primary concern, you can readily source sheet roofing with a high recycled content. What’s more, once it reaches the end of its useful life, metal roofing can be entirely recycled, preventing any landfill waste whatsoever.

6. EASY MAINTENANCE
Metal roof maintenance as well as lasting a long time, metal roofs are easy and cheap to upkeep during their lifespan. With metal, you can expect a roof which does not crack, split, corrode or mould. With well-installed roofs, you can also expect all rain and snow to run-off the surface smoothly. This creates a roof which will require next to no maintenance input from you throughout its life to keep it looking great and functioning perfectly.

7. INCREASE PROPERTY VALUE
As something of a side effect of making your home or building more energy efficient, metal roofing can actually increase the value of your property. Eco-friendly, energy efficient properties are increasingly in demand and research has found that buildings with the best energy efficiency ratings – such as those with a well-installed, insulated metal roof – can command higher rent and resale prices.

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The Benefits of Flat Roofing

As experienced flat roofing for commercial buildings, we can say with certainty that the biggest advantage of a flat roof is the cost. The reason why flat roofs can prove to be less expensive than other solutions is that they allow a quicker installation, easy maintenance, superior energy efficiency, and a longer lifespan. This makes flat roofing a smart solution for businesses in both the short and long term.

Easy Maintenance
As flat roofs only have a slight pitch, it is much easier to access the roof of a commercial building with a flat roofing system installed. This ease of accessibility means that they are easy to maintain and costly repairs can therefore be avoided later down the line.

Versatility
Flat roofs are versatile in their design, covering the roof entirely whilst utilizing the space that’s on offer. Many commercial buildings use the flat space to install solar panels, or units that would take up too much space inside. You’re also able to choose from a variety of quality materials and techniques to suit your building and environment. For those conscious of their carbon footprint, many systems make use of recyclable materials, whilst the design enables a living roof to be installed.

Increased lifespan
Flat roofs are extremely durable and are designed to survive the elements, whether that’s wind, rain or heat. Most quality products have a life expectancy of 30-40 years, with Hot Melt systems lasting up to 50 years.

Energy efficient
A professional installation utilizes thermally efficient materials to prevent heat loss through the roof and reduce the amount of energy required to heat or cool the building throughout the year.

Economical
Whether your property needs a refurbishment or you’re beginning a new build project, the costs you are incurring will always be a priority. As mentioned at the beginning of this article, flat roofs are a popular solution as they are cost-efficient; quality, flexible materials with a fast installation.

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The Benefits of Flat Roofing

As experienced flat roofing for commercial buildings, we can say with certainty that the biggest advantage of a flat roof is the cost. The reason why flat roofs can prove to be less expensive than other solutions is that they allow a quicker installation, easy maintenance, superior energy efficiency, and a longer lifespan. This makes flat roofing a smart solution for businesses in both the short and long term.

Easy Maintenance
As flat roofs only have a slight pitch, it is much easier to access the roof of a commercial building with a flat roofing system installed. This ease of accessibility means that they are easy to maintain and costly repairs can therefore be avoided later down the line.

Versatility
Flat roofs are versatile in their design, covering the roof entirely whilst utilizing the space that’s on offer. Many commercial buildings use the flat space to install solar panels, or units that would take up too much space inside. You’re also able to choose from a variety of quality materials and techniques to suit your building and environment. For those conscious of their carbon footprint, many systems make use of recyclable materials, whilst the design enables a living roof to be installed.

Increased lifespan
Flat roofs are extremely durable and are designed to survive the elements, whether that’s wind, rain or heat. Most quality products have a life expectancy of 30-40 years, with Hot Melt systems lasting up to 50 years.

Energy efficient
A professional installation utilizes thermally efficient materials to prevent heat loss through the roof and reduce the amount of energy required to heat or cool the building throughout the year.

Economical
Whether your property needs a refurbishment or you’re beginning a new build project, the costs you are incurring will always be a priority. As mentioned at the beginning of this article, flat roofs are a popular solution as they are cost-efficient; quality, flexible materials with a fast installation.

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4 Common Causes of Commercial Roof Leaks

A leak is a nightmare for all those involved – amassing massive costs and possibly halting work.
It’s usually simple to identify the leak, it is much harder to complete the repairs to the quality necessary to prevent it from happening again. To do so, we’d recommend hiring a skilled and trusted contractor (hint hint).

Clogged drainage
Drainage systems for flat roofs can encounter drain blocks. The water can then form a pool – this then adds additional strain to the roofing system. This is a common result of clogged drainage and quickly becomes worse over time. It’s important to act quickly to keep costs down. The roof can then be repaired instead of completely replaced.

Roof penetrations
Roof penetration objects are any that puncture roof’s membrane. These include things like pipes and anything else that punctures a roofs membrane. Anything that does this is vulnerable to leaks and must be secured properly to make sure the roofing system itself is protected. Every single one needs to be checked meticulously to ensure there are no leaks.

Roofing membrane damage
As roofing membranes age, it will potentially split or tear – allowing water to come through and exposing the vulnerable layer. It’s very important to keep the membrane in check.

Deterioration & age of the roofing system
After a certain period of time – roof naturally decays. If a combination of the above is diagnosed then it may be time for a complete replacement.

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4 Common Causes of Commercial Roof Leaks

A leak is a nightmare for all those involved – amassing massive costs and possibly halting work. 
It’s usually simple to identify the leak, it is much harder to complete the repairs to the quality necessary to prevent it from happening again. To do so, we’d recommend hiring a skilled and trusted contractor (hint hint).

Clogged drainage
Drainage systems for flat roofs can encounter drain blocks. The water can then form a pool – this then adds additional strain to the roofing system. This is a common result of clogged drainage and quickly becomes worse over time. It’s important to act quickly to keep costs down. The roof can then be repaired instead of completely replaced.

Roof penetrations
Roof penetration objects are any that puncture roof’s membrane. These include things like pipes and anything else that punctures a roofs membrane. Anything that does this is vulnerable to leaks and must be secured properly to make sure the roofing system itself is protected. Every single one needs to be checked meticulously to ensure there are no leaks.

Roofing membrane damage
As roofing membranes age, it will potentially split or tear – allowing water to come through and exposing the vulnerable layer. It’s very important to keep the membrane in check.

Deterioration & age of the roofing system
After a certain period of time – roof naturally decays. If a combination of the above is diagnosed then it may be time for a complete replacement.

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THE MODERN AGE OF ROOFING

We argue that the modern age of roofing is a new Golden Age because never before has there been the freedom of choice, the quality of materials, the availability of different designs, and the cost-effectiveness of top-of-the-line roofing solutions. In particular, we are in a Golden Age of roofing because roofing is now:

Standardized for quality, Highly customizable, like never before, more cost-effective, through the use of all sorts of tactics and strategies. That being said, a high-quality roof is not guaranteed today. Quality roofing matters, as it can help you do things like:

Save money on your energy bills, by having a better insulated, high-quality roof, prevent costly repairs that can add up over time, Increase the value of your home
Today, some companies might as well be installing roofs made of mud and straw! 

Paramount Roofing is committed to providing you with roofing solutions that are designed to last at an affordable price. Even though we’d argue we are in a new Golden Age of roofing, this Golden Age still requires the use of experienced, professional roofing installers and repairers. Whatever your home or business’ roofing needs, we can help. Reach out to us today to learn more about what we can do for you and your roof!

Roofing problems and how to stop them happening

When roofing is neglected, it is all too easy for roofing problems to occur. Most roofing environments aren’t given much attention until something has gone wrong, which can frequently lead to problems that are extremely troublesome to fix. When roofs aren’t maintained, costs can quickly rise, so its important to consider the following points whether your building is new, old or needs refurbishing.

Maintenance
Preventative maintenance is essential to ensure the longest possible lifespan of your roof, whether industrial roofing, commercial roofing or warehouse roofing. The health of your roof will depend on how well it was installed, its design and natural causes such as the weather that are likely to have affected it. If neglected too much, damaged roofing will need constant refurbishment and will be a persistent hassle.

Contractor experience
Poorly installed roofing will have a reduced lifespan, and be more vulnerable to many issues. Luckily with a heavily accredited and experienced contractor such as ourselves. Be aware of repairs or roofing refurbishment that involves using inexperienced or qualified roofers, as they can easily use incorrect materials or do things wrong. Their credentials should always be checked and any work done should be by businesses you can trust

Roofing Refurbishment
The most important things to take away from this are to ensure roof works, whether initial or roofing refurbishment, are done by experienced, trusted roofing contractors. This applies to industrial roofing, commercial roofing and warehouse roofing services. These issues are remedied by our esteemed history, testimonials and guarantee services. These issues should not be occurring with a professionally fitted roof, and all these factors need to be considered. Find out what our refurbishment service includes and get in touch with our team today to discuss your project.

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Roofing problems and how to stop them happening

When roofing is neglected, it is all too easy for roofing problems to occur. Most roofing environments aren’t given much attention until something has gone wrong, which can frequently lead to problems that are extremely troublesome to fix. When roofs aren’t maintained, costs can quickly rise, so its important to consider the following points whether your building is new, old or needs refurbishing.

Maintenance
Preventative maintenance is essential to ensure the longest possible lifespan of your roof, whether industrial roofing, commercial roofing or warehouse roofing. The health of your roof will depend on how well it was installed, its design and natural causes such as the weather that are likely to have affected it.  If neglected too much, damaged roofing will need constant refurbishment and will be a persistent hassle.

Contractor experience
Poorly installed roofing will have a reduced lifespan, and be more vulnerable to many issues. Luckily with a heavily accredited and experienced contractor such as ourselves. Be aware of repairs or roofing refurbishment that involves using inexperienced or qualified roofers, as they can easily use incorrect materials or do things wrong. Their credentials should always be checked and any work done should be by businesses you can trust

Roofing Refurbishment
The most important things to take away from this are to ensure roof works, whether initial or roofing refurbishment, are done by experienced, trusted roofing contractors. This applies to industrial roofing, commercial roofing and warehouse roofing services. These issues are remedied by our esteemed history, testimonials and guarantee services. These issues should not be occurring with a professionally fitted roof, and all these factors need to be considered. Find out what our refurbishment service includes and get in touch with our team today to discuss your project.

For a free quote give us a call today.

Take Care of Your Industrial Roof

Industrial Roofing
Roofing is a valuable, often overlooked part of your business. Those who consider theirs often save themselves from heaps of negative consequences. There are many naturally occurring causes that can seriously cause damage to your Industrial Roof, especially over time. Can you imagine not having a roof? It’d be disastrous, for you and your disgruntled employees! Work would risk stopping, which would lead to tremendous losses in a short time. The safety of workers would mean that the business would most likely be unable to function. The costs of a full repair would also be a blow to your businesses finances. This is why it’s so important for your roofing to be done entirely by proven practitioners in the trade. Industrial Roofing is often used in the manufacturing industry in factory environments. It requires especially durable materials and specific construction methods than normal roofing, ensuring consistent quality for you and your business.

Possible impact
Industrial environments are not fit to handle major roofing issues as it can lead to business disruption or damaged equipment and products. It can even be hazardous for employees’ health. These issues cannot be overstated. Industrial roofing is an area where everything needs to be done in a considered, quality manner that will stand the test of time.

Industrial roofing is usually done in manufacturing, storage or distribution workplace environments. A good example is a car manufacturing facility. Factories such as these can lose vast amounts of money from even minor setbacks where production isn’t taking place. Your businesses roof is well worth investing in and taking into consideration with your budget.

Bad weather conditions cause gradual deterioration and are added to by other issues like blocked gutters which lead to leaks and other problems. It can cause debris to block and disrupt your roof which can lead to costly things like replacing the guttering entirely. Regular cleaning and maintenance from a skilled contractor is essential to protect your industrial roofing.

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Take Care of Your Industrial Roof

Industrial Roofing
Roofing is a valuable, often overlooked part of your business. Those who consider theirs often save themselves from heaps of negative consequences. There are many naturally occurring causes that can seriously cause damage to your Industrial Roof, especially over time. Can you imagine not having a roof? It’d be disastrous, for you and your disgruntled employees! Work would risk stopping, which would lead to tremendous losses in a short time. The safety of workers would mean that the business would most likely be unable to function. The costs of a full repair would also be a blow to your businesses finances. This is why it’s so important for your roofing to be done entirely by proven practitioners in the trade. Industrial Roofing is often used in the manufacturing industry in factory environments. It requires especially durable materials and specific construction methods than normal roofing, ensuring consistent quality for you and your business.

Possible impact
Industrial environments are not fit to handle major roofing issues as it can lead to business disruption or damaged equipment and products. It can even be hazardous for employees’ health. These issues cannot be overstated. Industrial roofing is an area where everything needs to be done in a considered, quality manner that will stand the test of time. 

Industrial roofing is usually done in manufacturing, storage or distribution workplace environments. A good example is a car manufacturing facility. Factories such as these can lose vast amounts of money from even minor setbacks where production isn’t taking place. Your businesses roof is well worth investing in and taking into consideration with your budget.

Bad weather conditions cause gradual deterioration and are added to by other issues like blocked gutters which lead to leaks and other problems. It can cause debris to block and disrupt your roof which can lead to costly things like replacing the guttering entirely. Regular cleaning and maintenance from a skilled contractor is essential to protect your industrial roofing.

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Choosing the right roof

Choosing the best residential roofing options for your plans and budget is essential to get the most value from your investment. Good quality roof coverage makes a big difference when it comes to curb appeal, but it also impacts heating and cooling costs, basic home protection and resale value.

Metal Roofing
Metal roofing comes in long, corrugated sheets or metal tiles. Depending on the style you choose, the price can be more affordable or significantly more expensive. Quality installation, repair and replacement take a specialist, which can also drive up costs. Metal roofing fades over time, requiring periodic repainting or resealing. Noise can also be an issue with a metal roof, as it carries noises indoors and out, unlike other residential roofing options which help minimize them. When properly installed, a metal roof can last 40 years or more. More robust materials, such as galvanized steel, might last up to 60 years.

Residential Roofing Options and Installation
Just as important as selecting the roofing options for your home is choosing the right company to perform the installation work. Not only do trusted professionals have the experience to apply the materials safely and securely, but they also have access to higher quality preferred supplies at lower prices.

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10 REASONS TO WORK WITH A QUALIFIED COMMERCIAL ROOFING CONTRACTOR

A roof installation or roof repair project is rather costly. If done wrong, these costs could quickly escalate. Apart from the costs, some of the other reasons why you should hire a qualified commercial roofing contractor are:

1. Access to quality materials
Unfortunately, local stores are full of substandard roofing materials that will not last long. A qualified contractor has access to quality materials and can buy them at discounted prices.

2. Emergency preparedness
Roof repairs and replacement is a dangerous undertaking. A contractor knows how to respond to emergencies should they occur.

3. Experience
Certified roofers have been in the industry for quite some time. Having worked on similar projects before, the contractor will diagnose roof problems correctly and recommend an appropriate remedy.

4. Expertise
A qualified contractor is also knowledgeable about your region’s building codes and regulations. By not following such regulations, you risk being asked to demolish your roof and/or being penalized or fined.

5. Insured, licensed, and bonded
By engaging an insured, licensed, and bonded contractor, you are guaranteed that they have undergone the necessary training, testing, and are legally certified to work in your location. Their workers are also protected should an accident happen.

6. Saves time
While you could repair your commercial roof and save some money, you have to take time to learn the ins and outs of the roofing process. Acquiring such skills and the roofing tools and equipment needed will take time.

7. Safety
When it comes to roofing projects, it’s not uncommon to hear of such accidents as slips, trips, and falls from heights. A qualified contractor is well versed when it comes to safe roofing practices and procedures.

8. Quality tools and equipment
For your roofing project to be done right, you need to have access to the right tools and equipment. A qualified contractor will have access to the right tools regardless of your project’s nature.

9. Stays within the set time-frame
While roof installation or repair is a time-intensive project, a contractor will be able to deliver within the timeframe stipulated on the contract.

10. Warranties on materials and workmanship
A material warranty stipulates that should the roofing material be defective, the contractor will be responsible for its replacement. A workmanship warranty covers the costs arising from errors in installation.

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10 REASONS TO WORK WITH A QUALIFIED COMMERCIAL ROOFING CONTRACTOR

A roof installation or roof repair project is rather costly. If done wrong, these costs could quickly escalate. Apart from the costs, some of the other reasons why you should hire a qualified commercial roofing contractor are:

1. Access to quality materials
Unfortunately, local stores are full of substandard roofing materials that will not last long. A qualified contractor has access to quality materials and can buy them at discounted prices.

2. Emergency preparedness
Roof repairs and replacement is a dangerous undertaking. A contractor knows how to respond to emergencies should they occur.

3. Experience
Certified roofers have been in the industry for quite some time. Having worked on similar projects before, the contractor will diagnose roof problems correctly and recommend an appropriate remedy.

4. Expertise
A qualified contractor is also knowledgeable about your region’s building codes and regulations. By not following such regulations, you risk being asked to demolish your roof and/or being penalized or fined.

5. Insured, licensed, and bonded
By engaging an insured, licensed, and bonded contractor, you are guaranteed that they have undergone the necessary training, testing, and are legally certified to work in your location. Their workers are also protected should an accident happen.

6. Saves time
While you could repair your commercial roof and save some money, you have to take time to learn the ins and outs of the roofing process. Acquiring such skills and the roofing tools and equipment needed will take time.

7. Safety
When it comes to roofing projects, it’s not uncommon to hear of such accidents as slips, trips, and falls from heights. A qualified contractor is well versed when it comes to safe roofing practices and procedures.

8. Quality tools and equipment
For your roofing project to be done right, you need to have access to the right tools and equipment. A qualified contractor will have access to the right tools regardless of your project’s nature.

9. Stays within the set time-frame
While roof installation or repair is a time-intensive project, a contractor will be able to deliver within the timeframe stipulated on the contract.

10. Warranties on materials and workmanship
A material warranty stipulates that should the roofing material be defective, the contractor will be responsible for its replacement. A workmanship warranty covers the costs arising from errors in installation.

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COMMERCIAL ROOFING MAINTENANCE REQUIRES AN EXPERIENCED CONTRACTOR

Every car owner knows that maintaining a vehicle is much cheaper than replacing it when it breaks down from neglect—or they learn that lesson the hard way. The same is true for commercial roofs: Business owners who invest in roof maintenance significantly extend the lifespan of their roofs and head off dangerous and expensive problems, such as collapses. It also touches on why such a plan is preferable to waiting until repairs or replacements become necessary.

Roof Assessments

No matter how many properties you own, the first step in formulating a maintenance plan is an assessment. These involve inspections by roofing experts, who collect information on each roof’s condition, including whether or not it is repairable. They may also take photographs. Another element of the assessment phase is coming up with an initial cost estimate for the project.

The Maintenance Plan

Hopefully, the assessment brings good news—that the roof or roofs are in relatively good condition. If it does not, though, there is a silver lining: If a major issue is detected, it can be corrected before it becomes disruptive to the business. (Imagine how long a roofing collapse would shut your doors!)

Some roofs, on the other hand, may just need to be touched up.

After that, it’s time to shift into preventative maintenance mode. That calls for elements such as regular, ongoing inspections; cleaning of drains and gutters; and minor repairs as needed.

If there isn’t already a maintenance plan for your building’s roof, it’s advisable to contact a roofing company to set one up. In some cases, major repairs or outright replacements may still be necessary. But a good maintenance plan makes those instances much less likely.

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COMMERCIAL ROOFING MAINTENANCE REQUIRES AN EXPERIENCED CONTRACTOR

Every car owner knows that maintaining a vehicle is much cheaper than replacing it when it breaks down from neglect—or they learn that lesson the hard way. The same is true for commercial roofs: Business owners who invest in roof maintenance significantly extend the lifespan of their roofs and head off dangerous and expensive problems, such as collapses. It also touches on why such a plan is preferable to waiting until repairs or replacements become necessary.

Roof Assessments

No matter how many properties you own, the first step in formulating a maintenance plan is an assessment. These involve inspections by roofing experts, who collect information on each roof’s condition, including whether or not it is repairable. They may also take photographs. Another element of the assessment phase is coming up with an initial cost estimate for the project. 

The Maintenance Plan

Hopefully, the assessment brings good news—that the roof or roofs are in relatively good condition. If it does not, though, there is a silver lining: If a major issue is detected, it can be corrected before it becomes disruptive to the business. (Imagine how long a roofing collapse would shut your doors!)

Some roofs, on the other hand, may just need to be touched up. 

After that, it’s time to shift into preventative maintenance mode. That calls for elements such as regular, ongoing inspections; cleaning of drains and gutters; and minor repairs as needed.

If there isn’t already a maintenance plan for your building’s roof, it’s advisable to contact a roofing company to set one up. In some cases, major repairs or outright replacements may still be necessary. But a good maintenance plan makes those instances much less likely.

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Top Reasons Not to Delay Roof Repairs

If you notice any signs of damage to your roof, you should call a roofing contractor promptly to schedule roof repairs . It’s also advisable to walk around the exterior of your home after a major storm to visually check for missing or damaged shingles. If you do notice anything that looks out of place, call a professional to do a roof inspection—don’t try to climb up there yourself.

Your energy bills will increase.
The same gaps in your roof that allow water to leak in will also allow for heat transfer. In the winter, your heated air inside the home will escape. In the summer, the hot air outside will make your air conditioner work harder. The result is higher utility bills all year-round—and a less eco-friendly house.

The damage will get worse.
At first, you may only notice some slight discoloration on your ceiling. As time passes, it will start to look more like a water stain. Later on, your ceiling might start leaking. Missing and damaged shingles, gaps between shingles, and other problems never go away by themselves. The longer you delay roof repairs, the worse the damage will get. 

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What Are Some Common Causes of Roof Damage?

No roof shingles are invincible, although some types appear to be close. Take a look at your roof every now and then and see if everything looks normal. Notice any problems with the flashing, shingles, or gutter system, and talk to a roof repair specialist to see what you can do about them. The roof that covers your house will spend the entirety of its working life outdoors, which means it’ll be vulnerable to elements like rain and wind, as well as pests and the nests they create. Regular maintenance is key if you want your roof to last for as long as possible. Here’s what you should know about some common causes of roof damage.

Weather

Your roof takes on the elements so that you don’t have to, so it’s only fair that you return the favor by repairing it when it’s been damaged. Water, snow, hail, and sleet will all take a toll on your roof. Wind can be a real threat as well. Severe weather can rip up your roof shingles and potentially even tear your whole roof off of the top of the house.

Pests

Critters like rats and mice can squeeze through holes and crevices the size of a dime, and ants and termites can go virtually wherever they want to. When it comes to roof damage, the pests you should be concerned about are birds, squirrels, and rats. These animals will have no trouble making their way up your siding or through your gutters, and they may ultimately decide to nest on your roof. This gives them an outpost, so they can take their time in burrowing through your roofing shingles and into your home.

Neglect

Even the strongest roofs need to be maintained. If you don’t maintain your roof, then each element will be more vulnerable to the constant wear and tear that it’s exposed to. Check your roof out whenever you can.. Read more:

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What Are Some Common Causes of Roof Damage?

No roof shingles are invincible, although some types appear to be close. Take a look at your roof every now and then and see if everything looks normal. Notice any problems with the flashing, shingles, or gutter system, and talk to a roof repair specialist to see what you can do about them. The roof that covers your house will spend the entirety of its working life outdoors, which means it’ll be vulnerable to elements like rain and wind, as well as pests and the nests they create. Regular maintenance is key if you want your roof to last for as long as possible. Here’s what you should know about some common causes of roof damage.

Weather

Your roof takes on the elements so that you don’t have to, so it’s only fair that you return the favor by repairing it when it’s been damaged. Water, snow, hail, and sleet will all take a toll on your roof.  Wind can be a real threat as well. Severe weather can rip up your roof shingles and potentially even tear your whole roof off of the top of the house.

Pests

Critters like rats and mice can squeeze through holes and crevices the size of a dime, and ants and termites can go virtually wherever they want to. When it comes to roof damage, the pests you should be concerned about are birds, squirrels, and rats. These animals will have no trouble making their way up your siding or through your gutters, and they may ultimately decide to nest on your roof. This gives them an outpost, so they can take their time in burrowing through your roofing shingles and into your home.

Neglect

Even the strongest roofs need to be maintained. If you don’t maintain your roof, then each element will be more vulnerable to the constant wear and tear that it’s exposed to. Check your roof out whenever you can.. Read more:https://rb.gy/p6yxr6

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The Benefits of a New Roof
A roof replacement is a terrific investment for your property. When you hire a team of roofing contractors, you will improve the value, appearance, and durability of your home. When you choose to replace your roof, you will also have the opportunity to choose durable roofing shingles or other materials that have been specifically engineered to stand up to harsh weather conditions. To highlight the terrific advantages of setting up a consultation with your roof contractors, read on to learn all about the benefits of installing a new roof for your home.

Increased Protection
A new roof will provide your home with increased protection from the elements. When your existing roof starts to wear out and deteriorate, it will be more vulnerable to rain, wind, UV radiation, and other environmental factors. If you allow your roof to fall into disrepair, your may find that your home suffers from water damage and other serious structural issues. Your brand new roof will eliminate this danger by providing your home with better protection.

Improved Safety
When you replace your old roof, you will also improve the safety and structural integrity of your home. During a major storm or other unexpected event, an old roof may be in danger of collapsing or experiencing other extreme safety issues. With a brand new roof securing your home, you will have the peace of mind that comes from knowing that your property is protected from damage.

Easier Maintenance
Roofs of every age and condition require regular maintenance in order to retain their structural integrity and safety. When you install a new roof for your home, you can rest assured that it will be easier to maintain throughout the years and seasons. Your roof may also be able to provide you with a maintenance plan, which will provide you with pre-scheduled maintenance services for your new roof. By taking the time to set up routine maintenance procedures, you can keep your new roof in superior condition.

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The Benefits of a New Roof
A roof replacement is a terrific investment for your property. When you hire a team of roofing contractors, you will improve the value, appearance, and durability of your home. When you choose to replace your roof, you will also have the opportunity to choose durable roofing shingles or other materials that have been specifically engineered to stand up to harsh weather conditions. To highlight the terrific advantages of setting up a consultation with your roof contractors, read on to learn all about the benefits of installing a new roof for your home.

Increased Protection
A new roof will provide your home with increased protection from the elements. When your existing roof starts to wear out and deteriorate, it will be more vulnerable to rain, wind, UV radiation, and other environmental factors. If you allow your roof to fall into disrepair, your may find that your home suffers from water damage and other serious structural issues. Your brand new roof will eliminate this danger by providing your home with better protection.

Improved Safety
When you replace your old roof, you will also improve the safety and structural integrity of your home. During a major storm or other unexpected event, an old roof may be in danger of collapsing or experiencing other extreme safety issues. With a brand new roof securing your home, you will have the peace of mind that comes from knowing that your property is protected from damage.

Easier Maintenance
Roofs of every age and condition require regular maintenance in order to retain their structural integrity and safety. When you install a new roof for your home, you can rest assured that it will be easier to maintain throughout the years and seasons. Your roof may also be able to provide you with a maintenance plan, which will provide you with pre-scheduled maintenance services for your new roof. By taking the time to set up routine maintenance procedures, you can keep your new roof in superior condition.

Contact Paramount Roofing for a  free quote:
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A debris-clogged gutter can cause a leaky roof or water damage to the interior or exterior of your home.Gutters are an integral piece of your home’s well being. They serve to control the flow of rainwater to protect your roof, walls, foundation and landscape.But when neglected, experts say gutters can turn from a necessity to a nightmare. A gutter clogged with leaves, sticks and other debris can cause a leaky roof or water damage to the interior or exterior of your home. Contractors say gunked-up gutters also make nice homes for pests, rodents, mold and honeycombs from bee infestations.“If you let gutter cleaning go by the wayside, it can cost you hundreds or thousands of rands, 
Call the Experts for a quote - 0836000363 to sort out this problem.
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How to choose a Roof?
Choosing a roofing system for your house is more complex than you may imagine. You can’t pick your roof at random, because there are various parameters to be taken into consideration and conditions that have to be met, in order for a system to be suitable for your house. Call the experts at Paramount Roofing for a Free Quote. Visit our website - http://ow.ly/ULoz30i9Fr8 or call 0836000363
Are you trying to find the Leak yourself?
Fussing to try and find a leak as soon as it happens is something that could put you in the hospital. Meddling on a roof while its raining isnt the ideal way to find a leak. Trying to temporarily fix a leak could be highly dangerous. If you want to do it right, there is no quick-fix.  Call Paramount Roofing to do a free assessment of the situation they service all areas in the Western Cape. Leave it to the professionals and be safe. Call 0836000363 - http://ow.ly/lx2W30imLpT
Tips to Help Homeowners Choose the Right Roofing Contractor
Get local referrals, Look for manufacturer designations, Get a warranty, Be concerned about safety, Don’t give in to pressure. At Paramount Roofing we take care of all these and more. Trust your roofing decisions with us. Paramount Roofing offers free quotes in the Western Cape area. http://ow.ly/mV7230iymrf
Why Should I Maintain My Roof?

Maintaining your roof system is as important as changing the oil in your car. Without routine maintenance, your roof, like a motor, will begin to breakdown. Catching problems before they occur is a great way to maintain your car as well as your roof.

New roof systems, when maintained from the beginning, can outlast their warranties. Annual or semi-annual inspections help to locate deficiencies and get them repaired before they get bad enough to allow moisture into the building damaging insulation, decking and items stored inside the building. Some manufactures require inspections and roof membrane cleaning to maintain their warranties for their roof systems.
All parts of the house will eventually need some work to be done, especially in the form of repairs. This is especially true for roofs, which bear the brunt of mother nature’s fury in the form of continuous bombardment of solar radiation, and exposure to wind and precipitation. As such, over the life-span of your house, you will conduct roof repairs and in some cases, roof replacement. Contact Paramount Roofing for a free assessement

The life of any kind of home roof or commercial roofing system can be extended (and damage to insulation and electrical systems can be avoided) by conducting careful inspections at least twice each year.

Remember that effective preventative maintenance includes not only looking for signs of weather damage and material deterioration, but also by taking proper steps to correct problems when they’re found.

Here are some visible signs which suggest that it would be a good idea to ask a roofing contractor for advice:

Stains, dampness or discoloration in a ceiling or wall
Broken, warped, dislodged, curled, split and/or missing shingles, shakes or tiles.
Shakes which crumble easily to the touch
‘Bald spots’ in a roof’s surface composition
Loose, broken, rusted or missing nails or fasteners
Broken, loose and/or rusted flashing seals
Rust, wear and/or holes in gutters
While it’s sometimes possible for homeowners to seal minor leaks and make incidental repairs, we caution against doing so without at least getting advice from professionals. That’s because:

What’s visible to the untrained eye is often only a minor symptom of a more serious problem, and most reputable roofing contractors will perform inspections at no cost. Ask everyone in the family to help keep an eye on your roof. They’ll be helping to save money, protect your property and possessions, and enhance the beauty and value of your home. Call the roofing proffessionals at Paramount Roofing they do assessements for free within the Western Cape
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The life of any kind of home roof or commercial roofing system can be extended (and damage to insulation and electrical systems can be avoided) by conducting careful inspections at least twice each year. 

Remember that effective preventative maintenance includes not only looking for signs of weather damage and material deterioration, but also by taking proper steps to correct problems when they’re found.

Here are some visible signs which suggest that it would be a good idea to ask a roofing contractor for advice:

Stains, dampness or discoloration in a ceiling or wall
Broken, warped, dislodged, curled, split and/or missing shingles, shakes or tiles.
Shakes which crumble easily to the touch
‘Bald spots’ in a roof’s surface composition
Loose, broken, rusted or missing nails or fasteners
Broken, loose and/or rusted flashing seals
Rust, wear and/or holes in gutters
While it’s sometimes possible for homeowners to seal minor leaks and make incidental repairs, we caution against doing so without at least getting advice from professionals. That’s because:

What’s visible to the untrained eye is often only a minor symptom of a more serious problem, and most reputable roofing contractors will perform inspections at  no cost. Ask everyone in the family to help keep an eye on your roof. They’ll be helping to save money, protect your property and possessions, and enhance the beauty and value of your home. Call the roofing proffessionals at Paramount Roofing they do assessements for free within the Western Cape
Painting a corrugated roof is a DIY job that can boost both the kerb appeal and value of your home. Like any other DIY job, painting your roof will go more smoothly if you make a few key choices first. In this case, youll want to think about the colour you choose.
Your roof colour can make a difference to everything, from the look and feel of your home to how well it retains or reflects heat. 

Should I go for a light or dark colour?  The first thing to decide before painting your roof is what colour to use. You can buy specialist paints that are suitable for metal roofs in a wide range of colours, which means you can have just about any tint you like. The main decision though is whether to go for a dark or light coloured roof. 

If you choose a light paint colour for the roof, know that it will reflect sunlight, resulting in a more energy-efficient home.If your home tends to get uncomfortably hot during the warmer months, a light coloured roof will help keep it cool.If you opt for a darker shade of paint colour, the roof will absorb the heat. Your home will be warmer as a result. Darker colours are therefore the right choice if your home tends to get cold. Ask the Experts at Paramount Roofing to help you decide what paint to use
Are you having  trouble in dealing with your roof? Are you starting to lose hope with its fix? This article is for you! The article below contains roofing tips and advice that will have you knowing what you’re doing in no time at all.
If your shingles are looking shabby, do not hesitate to replace them. You may think it’s a good idea to hold off on fixing something, but the damage will only get worse with time. Getting shingles replaced or repaired as soon as they are damaged will allow you to save money and time. A properly maintained roof will last you years upon years.

When considering the materials for your roof, consider the climate in which you live. If your climate is dry, clay roofs are an excellent option because of their ability to cool a house. They deteriorate in rainy climates, though. Fix any and all leaks on the first try. So, you cannot stop inspecting once you find the initial issue. Look at the complete roof, and you may see that the leak is a result of numerous problems.
Your grass should be cut before you have someone come over and remove your roof. It’s not uncommon for nails and other debris to land in the grass during construction. Shorter grass allows you to locate any errant nails. Magnetic nail finders are also more efficient on short grass. If you need help with Roofing Repairs contact Paramount Roofing for a free quote
How Long Does it Take to Replace a Roof? Although roof repairs and replacements are essential for protecting your home, work on your roof can involve some disruption to your daily routine. It’s no surprise that many homeowners are concerned about the length of time that their roof replacement will take.

First of all, the type of work being done matters. Roof repairs and partial reroofing might only take a few hours to complete, especially if the area affected is relatively small. A complete roof replacement requires stripping away the old roof, preparing the subsurface, laying a new roof, and finishing off details such as trim and gutters. These are projects that usually require several days to complete. In addition, some types of roofing (like tile) may take longer than others (like shingles). Call Paramount Roofing to give you a free quote and estimates.
2 Biggest Misconceptions About Roofing Repairs and Replacements!
1. Believing its ok to wait as long as possible to have the damage or the roof replaced - Neither is true, minor damage should be repaired immediately. it can get worse. A damaged roof can cause leaks and can result in expensive interior home damage.
2.The only reason to call a Roofer is because of an emergency - Not true. An Experienced roofer will perform minor roof repair work and regular preventive maintenance to prevent leaks and extensive damage. Most owners are not aware that proper roof maintenance can actually extend the life of the roof. It can also minimize the entire life cycle cost. Call the professionals at Paramount to get a free quote.  https://www.paramountroofing.co.za/enquire-now
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Why Deteriorating Flashing means trouble for your Roof

Each element of the roofing system needs a little bit of maintenance to keep your home dry, comfortable, and healthy. Flashing might be the unsung hero of the roofing system, as it plays an important role but isn’t always recognized for its efforts. Without efficient flashing, your roof won’t be able to fully protect your home from the elements. Here’s a look at why deteriorating flashing means trouble for your roof.

Your roof isn’t just one continuous, solid piece. Instead there are joints where different segments meet, and these joints need to be covered in order to keep water out of your house. Flashing is a piece of metal that covers the joints and keeps water out. Without flashing, it would be easy for rainwater to seep directly into your home through the cracks and gaps in your roofing system. Excess moisture in the attic can leave water spots on the ceilings and water damage or even mold in your home. Flashing protects you from the hazards that come with these problems by keeping water outside.
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Top Reasons to clean your roof 

When it comes to keeping your house clean, it’s easy to neglect your roof. However, keeping your roof clean and free of debris is extremely important. Having a clean roof promotes proper water flow and diversion when it rains, which helps to prevent leaks and interior water damage. 

Leaves, moss, and other debris can also become heavy when wet, which means that there is a greater risk of a roof collapse during a rainstorm. Keeping your roof clean also makes it easier to see minor roof problems such as damaged and missing shingles before they can worsen and require more expensive roof repair. Finally, a clean roof is simply nicer to look at than a dirty one, which means that the cleanliness of your roof can have a direct impact on your house’s curb appeal.

Call Paramount Roofing to assess your roof for free
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Why you want to install new gutters along with your roof

Paramount Roofing recommends that homeowners install new gutters along with their new roof. If your gutters are failing, leaving them in place might lead to significant damage to your new roof shingles. Bad gutters increase the risk of water damage during the winter. Consequently, water can damage the roofing materials. This means you’ll have to schedule emergency repairs in the middle of winter. Water dams can also cause significant damage to other structural elements of your home, and they may lead to flooding inside your home.

In addition to water dams, failing gutters can lead to rotting and deterioration of the fascia boards, which hold the gutters in place. And if your home has wooden siding, this material can also sustain moisture damage from the water overflowing from the gutter system. If you’re scheduling a roof replacement, having new gutters installed is a smart move. Since the work can be done at the same time, it will minimize the disruption to your family’s routine. Call Paramount roofing for a free assessment.

WHAT IS PONDING?
Ponding or standing water is where the water collects on the roof and has not drained within a couple of days. If the water does not drain within a 48 hour period, it is highly likely that it will stay even longer, and there will be a larger amount of water standing. This may cause long-term issues wherein a worst-case scenario, the roof has to be replaced. And even if it doesn’t, it may need costly repairs.

A few reasons why the water may not be draining are:

The drains or gutters are blocked with debris
The pitching of the roof was not done correctly (weak membranes, caulking issues, etc)
There is too much roofing material on the edge of the roof
The flashing was not installed correctly

WHAT ARE THE LONG-TERM EFFECTS OF PONDING WATER?
It may seem as if a little water on the roof isn’t a big deal but there are a few effects that affect the longevity and value of your roof such as:

There are more leaks
A roof that sags
There is deterioration in the roofing matters that are in the ponding water
Moss, algae, and plant growth may be inevitable
There is damage or weakening of the roof membrane

WHAT DO YOU NEED TO DO?
The most obvious answer is to make sure you have preventative maintenance in place so that you catch any standing water issues early before it can cause damage to your roof. The best time to check the roof is after rainfall or a storm so that if there is ponding, you can catch it early. This is also the ideal time to clean out the gutters and downspouts, making sure that you remove any debris like sticks or leaves that are clogging them and not allowing the water to drain.

If you do see standing water on your roof, the first thing you will want to do is to find out what the location is and why it is not draining. For instance, if the gutters are clogged, a simple cleaning may be all that is necessary to start the water draining again. Make sure you look at the gutters and see if there is any kind of blockage that is keeping the water from draining off.

If the issue is due to poor pitching, there are still solutions that can rectify the problem with standing water.

Take the drains you already have and widen them
Add more drains to what you already have
Use a sloping material to take the standing water and redirect it towards the drain in the back corner
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WHAT IS PONDING?
Ponding or standing water is where the water collects on the roof and has not drained within a couple of days. If the water does not drain within a 48 hour period, it is highly likely that it will stay even longer, and there will be a larger amount of water standing. This may cause long-term issues wherein a worst-case scenario, the roof has to be replaced. And even if it doesn’t, it may need costly repairs.

A few reasons why the water may not be draining are:

The drains or gutters are blocked with debris
The pitching of the roof was not done correctly (weak membranes, caulking issues, etc)
There is too much roofing material on the edge of the roof
The flashing was not installed correctly

WHAT ARE THE LONG-TERM EFFECTS OF PONDING WATER?
It may seem as if a little water on the roof isn’t a big deal but there are a few effects that affect the longevity and value of your roof such as:

There are more leaks
A roof that sags
There is deterioration in the roofing matters that are in the ponding water
Moss, algae, and plant growth may be inevitable
There is damage or weakening of the roof membrane

WHAT DO YOU NEED TO DO?
The most obvious answer is to make sure you have preventative maintenance in place so that you catch any standing water issues early before it can cause damage to your roof. The best time to check the roof is after rainfall or a storm so that if there is ponding, you can catch it early. This is also the ideal time to clean out the gutters and downspouts, making sure that you remove any debris like sticks or leaves that are clogging them and not allowing the water to drain.

If you do see standing water on your roof, the first thing you will want to do is to find out what the location is and why it is not draining. For instance, if the gutters are clogged, a simple cleaning may be all that is necessary to start the water draining again. Make sure you look at the gutters and see if there is any kind of blockage that is keeping the water from draining off.

If the issue is due to poor pitching, there are still solutions that can rectify the problem with standing water.

Take the drains you already have and widen them
Add more drains to what you already have
Use a sloping material to take the standing water and redirect it towards the drain in the back corner
https://www.paramountroofing.co.za/enquire-now-form/

THE BASICS OF A RESIDENTIAL ROOF REPLACEMENT PROJECT

Letting professionals handle your roof replacement project means putting the protection of your home into someone else’s hands. Understanding what a roof replacement entails, may help put your mind at ease. The following are some basics.

The Materials Used
You no doubt want the highest quality materials used for your home, but you may not know what those are. Speaking with your residential roofer about the options available can help you make that decision. Some materials commonly used for home roofs include asphalt composition shingles, metal roofing, wood shakes, and slate roofing. These materials come in different colors as well, so you can match a variety of exterior home features to your roof.

The Professionals Doing the Job
One thing you don’t want to do is trust the job to someone who doesn’t know what they’re doing. Contacting a professional residential roofer will ensure the job will be done correctly and last a long time. You want a company that does what they say they’ll do, as well as exceeding your expectations. Look for a roofing company with a great reputation that hires roofing professionals and ensures they are properly trained. With all these components pulled together, your roof will get done correctly.

The Cost of the Project
The cost of your residential roof replacement project will depend on the size of the job, the materials used, and the pitch of the roof. Speak with your roofer about the specifics of the job to truly understand what you’ll be expected to pay by the end. If the cost doesn’t work with your budget, you can work out a different arrangement beforehand to ensure you receive a nice roof within your price range.

Getting Started
Understanding a few basics of residential roof replacement can get you ready to face the project head on. Schedule an appointment with Paramount Roofing To get your roof assessed. Get a free Site Inspection: https://paramountroofing.co.za/enquire-now-form/
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THE BASICS OF A RESIDENTIAL ROOF REPLACEMENT PROJECT

Letting professionals handle your roof replacement project means putting the protection of your home into someone else’s hands. Understanding what a roof replacement entails, may help put your mind at ease. The following are some basics.

The Materials Used
You no doubt want the highest quality materials used for your home, but you may not know what those are. Speaking with your residential roofer about the options available can help you make that decision. Some materials commonly used for home roofs include asphalt composition shingles, metal roofing, wood shakes, and slate roofing. These materials come in different colors as well, so you can match a variety of exterior home features to your roof.

The Professionals Doing the Job
One thing you don’t want to do is trust the job to someone who doesn’t know what they’re doing. Contacting a professional residential roofer will ensure the job will be done correctly and last a long time. You want a company that does what they say they’ll do, as well as exceeding your expectations. Look for a roofing company with a great reputation that hires roofing professionals and ensures they are properly trained. With all these components pulled together, your roof will get done correctly.

The Cost of the Project
The cost of your residential roof replacement project will depend on the size of the job, the materials used, and the pitch of the roof. Speak with your roofer about the specifics of the job to truly understand what you’ll be expected to pay by the end. If the cost doesn’t work with your budget, you can work out a different arrangement beforehand to ensure you receive a nice roof within your price range.

Getting Started
Understanding a few basics of residential roof replacement can get you ready to face the project head on. Schedule an appointment with Paramount Roofing To get your roof assessed. Get a free Site Inspection: https://www.paramountroofing.co.za/enquire-now-form/

Emergency Roof Repairs: Stop Further Damage In 6 Easy Steps

Any roof, old or new, is susceptible to damage in the face of extreme weather conditions. When your home is bombarded by heavy rains, storm, strong winds or relentless hail, prompt emergency repairs are necessary in order to stop further damage. Immediate intervention is critical since a damaged roof can directly affect the stability of the entire structure of the house.

But what if a contractor is not available right away? What if local roofers are busy handling crisis all over town and you have to patch things up yourself while waiting for professional help?

Today, we’re discussing steps you can take now to stop further surface and structural damage to your roofing system in the aftermath of a storm.

Wait until the weather improves or you may be doing more damage than repair! You can be swept away by the winds or stuck by lightning. You will also need favorable weather conditions (and light) to asses the condition of your roof.

Once the extreme weather conditions have passed, the roof needs to be inspected. Some basic repairs and preventative measures can be handled by a homeowner. Most likely, however, a professional roofer will need to be called in to handle more serious weather damage repairs. An initial inspection will allow you to figure out the most effective way of stopping further damage before a roofer has a chance to handle repairs.

The most important step you can take to prevent any further damage to your roof and house is to control the spread of the water seeping in. Any water getting inside the house will damage the internal structure and can become a source of serious structural damage.

Likewise, any puddles of water or stagnant water forming on the roof should be promptly removed. If left unattended, this can be a major cause of roof leaks down the road.

Next, you need to locate the exact source of the leak. This may be tricky but both external and internal inspection should provide enough clues to help you figure that out.

Plug the leak if you can. Use patches, rubber sheets, sealants, tarps or duct tape. Your solution may not be pretty or long-term but will buy enough time for the roofer to get in there and repair the damage in a more permanent and effective way.

As you work on repairing your roof, remember to stay safe and take special care to not inflict further damage to your roof.

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Emergency Roof Repairs: Stop Further Damage In 6 Easy Steps

Any roof, old or new, is susceptible to damage in the face of extreme weather conditions. When your home is bombarded by heavy rains, storm, strong winds or relentless hail, prompt emergency repairs are necessary in order to stop further damage. Immediate intervention is critical since a damaged roof can directly affect the stability of the entire structure of the house.

But what if a contractor is not available right away? What if local roofers are busy handling crisis all over town and you have to patch things up yourself while waiting for professional help?

Today, we’re discussing steps you can take now to stop further surface and structural damage to your roofing system in the aftermath of a storm.

Wait until the weather improves or you may be doing more damage than repair! You can be swept away by the winds or stuck by lightning. You will also need favorable weather conditions (and light) to asses the condition of your roof.

Once the extreme weather conditions have passed, the roof needs to be inspected. Some basic repairs and preventative measures can be handled by a homeowner. Most likely, however, a professional roofer will need to be called in to handle more serious weather damage repairs. An initial inspection will allow you to figure out the most effective way of stopping further damage before a roofer has a chance to handle repairs.

The most important step you can take to prevent any further damage to your roof and house is to control the spread of the water seeping in. Any water getting inside the house will damage the internal structure and can become a source of serious structural damage.

Likewise, any puddles of water or stagnant water forming on the roof should be promptly removed. If left unattended, this can be a major cause of roof leaks down the road.

Next, you need to locate the exact source of the leak. This may be tricky but both external and internal inspection should provide enough clues to help you figure that out.

Plug the leak if you can. Use patches, rubber sheets, sealants, tarps or duct tape. Your solution may not be pretty or long-term but will buy enough time for the roofer to get in there and repair the damage in a more permanent and effective way.

As you work on repairing your roof, remember to stay safe and take special care to not inflict further damage to your roof.

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Four Facts You Should Know About Leaks

Roof leaks are a problem in any weather, but a roof that starts to leak during a heavy rainstorm can quickly turn into a major emergency. Here are some facts you might not have known about leaks.

Rain doesn’t fall straight down.
This is a common misconception. All it takes is a strong force of wind to change the direction that rain falls. Wind driven rain will commonly make its way under the metal flashing on a roof causing leaks. Preventative maintenance will all but ensure that your home does not experience this issue.

Leaks don’t start with rain
Well, sort of. They do start with rain water, but if the water was left alone it would usually drain off. However, leaks usually start when the weather is hot and sunny. Any leftover water that is stagnant on your roof can be dried up by the sun and cause damage to that particular area. As the sun keeps hitting that spot, over time it can weaken the roof. Then, the weight of the rain hitting that area can cause breakage, holes and thus leaks. This is why you don’t usually know about a leak until the next storm. If this happens during the summer, it can be a very frustrating time once the rains of winter begin to hit, because there may be multiple places on your roof that this is happened to.

The hole might not be where the water is coming through.
If rain water is leaking into your house, source may not be directly above. Water is able to travel from the leak to totally different part of the house. It is possible that while the water may be coming into your kitchen, the leak is actually above the living room. You will need a professional to determine the actual source of the leak, as well as its travel path.

Maintenance costs less than repairing.
If you keep up on gutter inspections, general roof inspections, and more, you will be able to recognize and diagnose potential problems before they become major issues. Roof repair can be very pricey, because it requires a lot of work. Regular maintenance is something you can budget and plan for.

Hopefully these facts will inspire you to conduct regular inspections that will help save your roof from not only leaks, but all other problems that can occur. Give us a call today or go to our enquiry form - https://paramountroofing.co.za/enquire-now-form/
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Four Facts You Should Know About Leaks

Roof leaks are a problem in any weather, but a roof that starts to leak during a heavy rainstorm can quickly turn into a major emergency. Here are some facts you might not have known about leaks.

Rain doesn’t fall straight down. 
This is a common misconception. All it takes is a strong force of wind to change the direction that rain falls. Wind driven rain will commonly make its way under the metal flashing on a roof causing leaks. Preventative maintenance will all but ensure that your home does not experience this issue.

Leaks don’t start with rain 
Well, sort of. They do start with rain water, but if the water was left alone it would usually drain off. However, leaks usually start when the weather is hot and sunny. Any leftover water that is stagnant on your roof can be dried up by the sun and cause damage to that particular area. As the sun keeps hitting that spot, over time it can weaken the roof. Then, the weight of the rain hitting that area can cause breakage, holes and thus leaks. This is why you don’t usually know about a leak until the next storm. If this happens during the summer, it can be a very frustrating time once the rains of winter begin to hit, because there may be multiple places on your roof that this is happened to.

The hole might not be where the water is coming through. 
If rain water is leaking into your house, source may not be directly above. Water is able to travel from the leak to totally different part of the house. It is possible that while the water may be coming into your kitchen, the leak is actually above the living room. You will need a professional to determine the actual source of the leak, as well as its travel path.

Maintenance costs less than repairing. 
If you keep up on gutter inspections, general roof inspections, and more, you will be able to recognize and diagnose potential problems before they become major issues. Roof repair can be very pricey, because it requires a lot of work. Regular maintenance is something you can budget and plan for.

Hopefully these facts will inspire you to conduct regular inspections that will help save your roof from not only leaks, but all other problems that can occur. Give us a call today or go to our enquiry form - https://www.paramountroofing.co.za/enquire-now-form/