27 May 2020

Tile Roof Underlay Lifespan

The life of your underlay beneath your tile roof can have a significant impact on the comfort of your home. But it is important to realize how long underlay remains effective for. Read on to learn more.

Understand Your Warranty

Although your beautiful tile roof may come with a lifetime warranty it does not mean the underlayment does. Yet it is the underlayment that is the most important feature in keeping your house dry. It is the workhorse of your roof in keeping your property dry while the tile acts as a sunscreen.

Different Felts

Underlayment is a felt like material and is given a number according to its effectiveness. For example, many houses a dozen or so years or more in age have #30 felt as a roof underlay. But when it is exposed to the outside elements, the felt deteriorates more quickly, one of the leading causes of roof leak. To help counteract this many contractors now use #40 felt and is often covered up to twenty years by the manufacturer #30 underlayment is only made of organic materials and when it is exposed to debris, dirt and the outdoor climate. As a result it can becomes torn, brittle and dilapidated and that also leads to roof leaking.

Other Causes Of Leaks

Roof underlayment often needs to be replaced every ten to fifteen years because leaks can occur due to some of the following reasons:

  • Lack of regular maintenance.
  • Undersized metal channels.
  • Not enough ridge and hip closure.
  • Underlayment not of a sufficient grade.
  • Tile exposure that is incorrect.
  • Installation that was incorrect.

When The Job Is Done Properly

When you get a contractor in to remedy this issue here are some of the things they may do:

  • The installation of new channel metal for the proper carriage of water.
  • Correct valley installation ensuring the correct flow of water.
  • Tiles that are secured properly with nails and in the right places on the roof.
  • Correct installation of plastic hip and ridge closure to make sure very little to zero dirt and water can get between the tile and the underlayment.

Metal Roof Repair & Installation in Mesa by Right Way Roofing, Inc. 


If you’re a homeowner or property manager that has a metal roof; taking care of a metal roof is easier than maintaining other types of roofs. The Right Way Roofing, Inc. team provides metal roof installation, maintenance, and repair. We handle roofing jobs of all sizes from simple repairs to completely installing a new metal roof. Give us a call to get your roof repaired by calling 480-232-5458 (East Valley) or 602-299-8851 (West Valley). Learn more about metal roof installation cost in Phoenix.

25 May 2020

Metal Roof Insulation

Metal roof insulation is a great way to help with energy conservation. read on to learn more about the ideal materials to use for metal roof insulation.


Foam Batting

Foam batting is the ideal metal roof insulation. It comes in panels rather than being paper covered fiberglass and can be used inside or on the outside. This spray insulation or over rolled up insulation is great because it lays flat and can be installed in a simple manner under the metal roofing.

Lay Insulation On Paper Liner

Paper wrap is important to the health of the home by not allowing water to build up in the space between the sheathing and the metal roof. As a place where mold can quickly grow, it is important to make sure that the paper liner is placed between the insulation and the sheathing.

Installation With Staples

The quickest, way to install metal roof insulation is with 1½ inch staples. You can easily go through several sheets of insulation and know that they are secure. Another benefit of using staples is that they do not make a large hole when penetrating into the sheathing. You will also be able to remove them much easier if there are any repairs that need to be made.

Cut Panels

Before doing any work with the metal roof insulation you should have it brought up onto the roof. This reduces the need to go up and down the ladder for tools, pieces of insulation, and making measurements. Make all cuts to the foam panels on the roof for more accurate cuts and quicker placement.

Gaps Between Panels

When there are gaps, or channels, between the pieces of insulation, you allow the air to flow between each one. The gaps do not have to be more than 1/8 inch, but they are important to the health of the roof, the insulation, and the house as a whole.

Purlins

One of the more popular methods of placing metal roofing on a home is to lay down purlins across the existing shingles. In this case, simply lay the insulation between the purlins. Make sure that the insulation you are using is the same thickness so that the metal roof will fit better.

Source: https://www.doityourself.com/stry/6-tips-for-installing-metal-roof-insulation

Metal Roof Repair & Installation in Mesa by Right Way Roofing, Inc. 


If you’re a homeowner or property manager that has a metal roof; taking care of a metal roof is easier than maintaining other types of roofs. The Right Way Roofing, Inc. team provides metal roof installation, maintenance, and repair. We handle roofing jobs of all sizes from simple repairs to completely installing a new metal roof. Give us a call to get your roof repaired by calling 480-232-5458 (East Valley) or 602-299-8851 (West Valley). Learn more about metal roof installation cost in Phoenix.

06 May 2020
What Are Buttresses

Lots of people have heard the word but do you know what it means? Read on to learn more.

Buttresses

In basic terms it is a support beam on a building most often seen in large projects like cathedrals and were very prevalent in Gothic style architecture. As the name suggests it abuts, supporting the structure and assisting in wall reinforcement so it can support the weight of the roofs you put on top of the building. When buildings are made from heavier materials, the buttress counters the force of the beams that want to push outwards because of the weight on them. The buttress counteracts this by pushing the beams in an inward direction. They are also designed for their good looks and are often ornately designed and carved to match the surrounding architecture.

 

Buttresses In Roofing

Over time buttresses have evolved as new technology has developed and at a similar pace to how roofs have evolved. Buttressing can add beauty to the design of your roof. NExt time you are downtown see the roofs that catch your attention and really compliment the overall appearance of the building. Roofs address the human purpose of designing something where before there was nothing and will stand the test of time.

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If you are searching for tile roof repair, maintenance, replacement or installation near Phoenix, Mesa, or surrounding cities, our tile roofing company can help! Right Way Roofing is here to help repair leaky roofs, replace missing or broken tiles, replace tile roofs beyond repair and install new tile roofing systems.

08 Apr 2020

Copper Roof Advantages And Disadvantages

Copper roofing continues to gain popularity. With its attractive blue-green patina it gains over time gives your home a unique appearance. Read on to learn more!


Added Curb Appeal

Copper is an attractive metal roofing material. If you want to increase your home’s resale value, a copper roof could be an ideal choice.

Durable

Copper roofs are strong, lasting in excess of fifty years with regular maintenance and repair. The metal is highly resistant to mildew, hire and hail.

Weight Issues

Copper is a lightweight material, which is a clear benefit when installed as your main roofing structure. Lightweight roofs do not put as much stress on your home’s internal structures as heavier materials such as steel, clay tiles, or wood shakes. This is especially important during heavy snowfalls.

Efficiency

Most metal roofs are highly energy efficient, as they reflect light instead of allowing heat into the home. Copper is no exception. Installing a copper roof helps you control heating and cooling costs.

Drawbacks

There are few drawbacks of copper roofing are as follows:  Noise can be an issue if the roof is installed over an open frame as metal does not buffer noise as well as softer materials, like asphalt or wood, so it’s imperative to use sound-absorbing materials underneath: plywood, solid sheathing or an existing shingle roof are standard practice. Copper is generally more expensive than shakes or shingles. Installation is quick and easy, but the material itself costs more to produce. Copper roofs tend to expand and contract frequently during weather changes. When this happens, the fasteners can become loose and require repair. The benefits of a metal roof definitely outweigh the added expense, but this is a personal decision every homeowner must make on their own.

Metal Roof Repair & Installation in Mesa by Right Way Roofing, Inc. 


If you’re a homeowner or property manager that has a metal roof; taking care of a metal roof is easier than maintaining other types of roofs. The Right Way Roofing, Inc. team provides metal roof installation, maintenance, and repair. We handle roofing jobs of all sizes from simple repairs to completely installing a new metal roof. Give us a call to get your roof repaired by calling 480-232-5458 (East Valley) or 602-299-8851 (West Valley). Learn more about metal roof installation cost in Phoenix.

23 Mar 2020

Most Expensive Roofing Materials


Roofing materials are always a costly proposition but if you want the best and do not mind paying for it, read on to learn of the some of the best options.

Cedar 

Cedar shingles are a decent option if you’re going for a specific home style. These shake-style roofs are commonly found on Cape Cod, colonial and other historically-styled homes. Cedar shakes are very durable too. The Cedar Shake & Shingles Bureau says average lifespan of cedar shakes and shingles is 30-40 years, depending om climate to installation to storms. Even if the shingle itself lasts that long, however, that doesn’t mean they’ll retain their high-end appearance. Cedar as a roofing material is very susceptible to damage. Wood rots and burns easily, so you need to have cedar shakes specifically treated and installed in order to get them as water- and fire-resistant as possible, but even then they’re still at risk of damage. Plus, compared to the run-of-the-mill asphalt shingle, cedar shakes are up to six times more expensive – not always worth the upkeep costs and energy.

Slate 

Slate is by far the most expensive roofing material on the market. It’s ten times more costly than the average asphalt shingle as it pairs well in Gothic, Tudor, Chateau or other expensively styled, historic-looking homes. Since slate is stone, it’s  fire resistant and, depending on its mining location, can last from 60-200 years. However, stone becomes more brittle and less impact-resistant as it ages, and where the material is mined can have a huge impact on how well it holds up over the years. To find a good quarry, you’ll have to do a lot of research and pay the high price to have it shipped to you. Another issue that typically pops up with slate is slipping — when tiles slip out of place or fall out completely after installation. Low-quality manufacturing techniques, “over-nailing” and walking on the tiles during installation are the most common causes of slipping.

Tile Roofing Done Right By Right Way Roofing, Inc.

Right Way Roofing, Inc. has been the #1 provider people turn to in the Phoenix area for over fifty years. A family-owned business, they can help you with your roofing needs for your home and business. As long-time members of the Arizona Roofing Contractors, you can have confidence we will build or replace a roof you can be proud of as we offer some of the greatest labor and material warranties in the roofing industry. Call today to schedule an appointment! East Valley: 480-232-5458 or West Valley: 502-299-8851.

At Right Way Roofing, Inc. we use an extremely strong underlayment to ensure your roof lasts longer than typical tile roofs. Most roofing companies use a cheap underlayment that will wear out in under 20 years. Our roofing underlayment will last much longer due to the high-quality underlayment. Get a free tile roofing installation quote in you live in the Phoenix Metropolitan Area. We also service Mesa, Gilbert, Chandler, Glendale and more.

19 Mar 2020
Saving Money On Roof Repair Costs

Replacing your roof can be a very expensive proposition. prices vary widely depending on where you live, the materials used and the simension and size of your roof. That being said, here are some money saving tips. Read on to learn more!


Homework

Understand the size and complexity of your roof and know the exact materials you want to have installed before talking to contractors. These details help keep estimates consistent and encourage competitive pricing. If you encounter the term “roofing square” while researching materials or getting estimates, know that one “square” equals 100 square feet of roofing material. And if you’re talking with a roofing contractor, installation and disposal fees probably are included in the estimate.

Shopping Around

Get quotes from several roofers and always request and check local references before hiring someone. Be wary of extremely low bids, which could mean sub-par work, and make sure they offer a warranty on materials and installation. Check with your local building department to confirm the roofers are properly licensed and insured.

Timing

Roofers are busiest in late summer and fall. Scheduling your roof replacement in late winter or spring may yield lower prices or off-season discounts.

Insurance

Homeowners insurance usually covers roof damage that’s not caused by neglect. If a hailstorm knocks some shingles loose, for example, your insurer may pay all or part of the replacement cost.

Working On it Yourself

Consider doing part of the work yourself. If you have the time, the proper equipment and a stomach for heights, removing old roofing before the installer arrives could help cut costs. Make sure your contractor approves before you break out the fork and roof jacks, though. It’s dirty, backbreaking and sometimes dangerous work, and you may have to arrange the disposal of the old materials on your own.

Overlays

An overlay involves installing new shingles on top of the existing ones. Because the old roofing stays put, overlays require fewer labor hours and cost less than replacement. Approach overlays with caution, however, as they may void or shorten the manufacturer warranty on roofing materials. And overlays typically increase future replacement costs since multiple layers will need to be removed the next time around.

Roof Repair And Replacement in Arizona


Whether you just need some spot repair for missing tiles or shingles or a whole roof replacement, our team is here to help! Don’t wait until your roof leaks during a storm and risk the condition of the interior of your home. Have yearly roof inspections and invest in the care of your home’s roofing to protect your health and it’s value! For more information about how to get the best roof repair in the Phoenix Valley please call 480-232-5458.

Most tile roofs leak when the layer under the tile is worn out or damaged.  This layer is called the tile underlayment and is the primary water repelling layer that protects your home. In a lot of cases the tiles simply need to be moved and a new layer of underlayment installed. We use the longest lasting underlayment which is strong enough to be a standalone roofing product.  This is much more affordable tile roof repair instead of tile roof replacement, where you buy all new tiles.

25 Feb 2020

Glass Roofs

Glass roofs let in as much light as possible and glass technology makes it a very strong and long lasting material. But there are some limitations, and if you have the money all kinds of design options are available. Read on to learn more.


Wall Support

The more glass there is the heavier it becomes! Steel suppoorts are essential ither side and above an opening, such as an external door, or if the roof is particularly heavy. New extensions are constructed with a cavity wall to retain a certain amount of insulation and may hide a steel column. You will need to check if your large piece of glass can fit through your main entrance door or be carried through to your garden around the side of your house.

Budgeting

To keep costs down, choose a glazing system with “off the shelf” sizes and, if suitable, a uPVC or aluminium frame. Remember there may be restrictions in your area as to what the framing material may be.

Cleaning

Glass roofs need a minimum slope – the absolute minimum is 1% – so rainwater will help wash away any debris, dust and leaves that settle there. Usually, a slope of 5% or more guarantees a decent enough incline.

Glass Beams

This is when the glass roof is supported by glass beams. Adding these will probably be more expensive, but the end effect is stunning – the roof is all glazed! These beams are toughened and laminated, and your structural engineer will calculate the size and strength they need to be.

Window Treatments

Roof windows can help you enjoy the sun all year round. However, sometimes too much sun can make it hard to function – if you want to watch TV without the glare, wish to control the light and create a more romantic atmosphere, or want to keep some of the heat out, for instance. This is when blinds or shutters are very helpful.  There are specialist glazing systems available that can produce the right finish for your home’s needs – for instance, if you wish to retain as little of the sun’s heat as possible and avoid a ‘greenhouse’ effect. Anti-glare finishes are available in the form of opaque films you can apply to the glass.

Single Pane

If you would simply like to have a large piece of glass in the roof in order to brighten a dark room, and you don’t actually need it to open, then you might consider ordering a bespoke double-glazed unit. To achieve this look, you’ll need to talk with your builder and structural engineer about the size of roof light you’d like to install so they can judge its location.

Source: https://www.houzz.co.uk/magazine/9-things-you-need-to-know-about-glass-roofs-stsetivw-vs~66766759

Metal Roof Repair & Installation in Mesa by Right Way Roofing, Inc. 


If you’re a homeowner or property manager that has a metal roof; taking care of a metal roof is easier than maintaining other types of roofs. The Right Way Roofing, Inc. team provides metal roof installation, maintenance, and repair. We handle roofing jobs of all sizes from simple repairs to completely installing a new metal roof. Give us a call to get your roof repaired by calling 480-232-5458 (East Valley) or 602-299-8851 (West Valley). Learn more about metal roof installation cost in Phoenix.

11 Feb 2020

Least Expensive Roofing Materials


Roofing materials are always a costly porposition but there are mterials available to purchase nd reasonable to maintain that is installed in the proper manner will still last a very long time. Read on to learn more.

Asphalt

A shingle made from asphalt is the chapest option available and the roof can often cost less than $20,000 They are available in organic and non organic compounds and with their durability comes the options of many color choices. High winds and ice can impact them, however. A different option is using rolled asphalt that is then naield into position.

Metal

Metal roofs have come down considerably in cost over the years because of the materials used. Today they are made from galvanized steel which is great if you like in an area prone to hurricanes. The yare simple and quick to install as well as being both cost-effective and durable.

Wood

Red cedar is the material used to make wooden roofing shingles as it is durable, does not attract insects and does not decay in a rapid manner. There are a couple of kinds of wooden shingle. Shakes that are split as opposed to cut and standard shingles that cut using a mechanical saw. Shake shingles are the best to use for roofing and the stylee, shapes and sizes of shingles can vary.

Clay

Clay can vary widely in cost but it truly has a stunning appearance and have the bonus of being decay and mold resistant. insects cannot get in, they do not catch on fire and they last longer than wood shingles.

 

Tile Roofing Done Right By Right Way Roofing, Inc.

Right Way Roofing, Inc. has been the #1 provider people turn to in the Phoenix area for over fifty years. A family-owned business, they can help you with your roofing needs for your home and business. As long-time members of the Arizona Roofing Contractors, you can have confidence we will build or replace a roof you can be proud of as we offer some of the greatest labor and material warranties in the roofing industry. Call today to schedule an appointment! East Valley: 480-232-5458 or West Valley: 502-299-8851.

At Right Way Roofing, Inc. we use an extremely strong underlayment to ensure your roof lasts longer than typical tile roofs. Most roofing companies use a cheap underlayment that will wear out in under 20 years. Our roofing underlayment will last much longer due to the high-quality underlayment. Get a free tile roofing installation quote in you live in the Phoenix Metropolitan Area. We also service Mesa, Gilbert, Chandler, Glendale and more.

20 Jan 2020

What Are The Parts Of A Roof Called


 

A roof has many parts. In this guide we will break down the different components of a rood so you will be in the know. Read on to learn more.

Shingles

Made from many different materials, they form the outer protection of the roof from the elements and give character to the dwelling.

Joint Covers aka Flashing

Flashing is either rigid or flexible and can be made from plastic, steel or aluminum. It stops water from flowing near the openings of the roof and can be found in the based and valleys of walls, roof vents, chimneys and vents.

Plumbing Vent

Emerging from the roof, this pipe allows air inside the plumbing system that allows wastewater to floe to the sewer or septic system.

Deflector

A cardboard or Styrofoam insert between two roof rafters allowing the free flow of air over the insulation near the soffits. There needs to be a minimum of two inches of space under the decking.

Roof Vents

Enclosed and made of plastic or metal they feature fins and openings making sure the attic is ventilated. The best ones are open on all four sides and rise above roof level producing a suction effect. There also has to be an air inlet at the base of the roof. Frequently made with perforated aluminum, this closes off the lower side of the eaves.

Drip Edge

This is the moulding covering the roof edge and reduces the risk from water.

Underlay Membrane

This protective membrane goes under some or all of the asphalt shingles to prevent water infiltration caused by “ice dams” in winter.

Valley

The “V-cut” angle along the junction of two slopes of a roof.

Decking (or sheathing)

Usually made from 1⁄2-inch plywood, the decking closes and reinforces the roof structure and provides a nailbed for the shingles.

Roof Edge

All the boards running along the edge of the roof or eaves. Also known as a fascia.

Attic

The space under the roof. The attic must be ventilated to protect the roofing system against excessive heat in summer and warm moist air generated by the house in winter.

Saddle

A structure located behind the higher side of a chimney (or similar projections from the roof) to divert rainwater around it.

Ridge

Horizontal line at the top of the roof.

Source: https://www.caaquebec.com/en/at-home/guides/reshingling-your-roof/identifying-the-parts-of-the-roof-and-understanding-their-functions/

Tile Roofing Done Right By Right Way Roofing, Inc.

Right Way Roofing, Inc. has been the #1 provider people turn to in the Phoenix area for over fifty years. A family-owned business, they can help you with your roofing needs for your home and business. As long-time members of the Arizona Roofing Contractors, you can have confidence we will build or replace a roof you can be proud of as we offer some of the greatest labor and material warranties in the roofing industry. Call today to schedule an appointment! East Valley: 480-232-5458 or West Valley: 502-299-8851.

At Right Way Roofing, Inc. we use an extremely strong underlayment to ensure your roof lasts longer than typical tile roofs. Most roofing companies use a cheap underlayment that will wear out in under 20 years. Our roofing underlayment will last much longer due to the high-quality underlayment. Get a free tile roofing installation quote in you live in the Phoenix Metropolitan Area. We also service Mesa, Gilbert, Chandler, Glendale and more.

08 Jan 2020

How Long Do Wood Roof Shingles Last

As we said the average life of a wood shingle roof is thirty to forty years and a good quality proeprly-installed wood shake roof will last twenty to forty years. However the life expectancy of the roof can vary depending on some of the following factors:

  • Flashing material, installation quality, proper details
  • How the shingles were installed
  • How the wood shingle or shake roof is ventilated. For example wood shingles installed on solid plywood roof decking can be expected to have a shorter life than the same shingles installed over skip sheathing or spaced nailers that provide plenty of ventilation.
  • The pitch of the wood shingle or wood shake roof (its slope)
  • The wood shingle or wood shake grade or quality
  • The wood shingle or wood shake roof’s exposure to overhanging trees or debris that may hold water on its surface
  • The wood shingle or wood shake roof’s exposure to shade that may promote moss or lichens growth
  • The wood shingle or wood shake roof’s sun and weather exposure

Besides selecting a durable wood, the most important factor is to make a determination of its ability to dry out from both the top and the bottom when wet. Two approaches are used:

  • Create a system of spaced sheathing above the solid sheathing using vertical and horizontal battens
  • Use a breathable underlayment applied over the sheathing

Click here to read how long other types of roofing systems last.

Tile Roofing Done Right By Right Way Roofing, Inc.

Right Way Roofing, Inc. has been the #1 provider people turn to in the Phoenix area for over fifty years. A family-owned business, they can help you with your roofing needs for your home and business. As long-time members of the Arizona Roofing Contractors, you can have confidence we will build or replace a roof you can be proud of as we offer some of the greatest labor and material warranties in the roofing industry. Call today to schedule an appointment! East Valley: 480-232-5458 or West Valley: 502-299-8851.

At Right Way Roofing, Inc. we use an extremely strong underlayment to ensure your roof lasts longer than typical tile roofs. Most roofing companies use a cheap underlayment that will wear out in under 20 years. Our roofing underlayment will last much longer due to the high-quality underlayment. Get a free tile roofing installation quote in you live in the Phoenix Metropolitan Area. We also service Mesa, Gilbert, Chandler, Glendale and more.