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Eliminating Infestation: Preventing Dry Rot Damage to Roof

It’s the damage you can’t see spreading that’s the most dangerous for your roof. Often, creeping rot and decay start to spread from the concealed parts of your roof. And, before you know it, it’s too late to mitigate the damage. When it comes to eliminating roof dry rot infestation, its important to spot the signs of dry rot and assess your risk of rotting roof to see if there is still time for preventing dry rot damage, or if it is time for repairing dry rot roof damage if it is too late to stop. If you believe you are experiencing dry rot on your roof, talk to a professional at Stapleton Roofing right away. We can help you get the repairs you need and get your roof back in shape, but leaving dry rot alone for too long will increase the cost of damage and repairs that you will need later! Steps to Finding and Eliminating Roof Dry Rot Infestation One of the things to look out for is dry rot, an invasive and fast-spreading fungi commonly [...]

July 23rd, 2019|

Durability & Aesthetic: AstonWood® Steel Shingles

A roof that strikes a balance between strength and visual appeal is rare. Conventional roofing materials usually excel in one of the two, but are lackluster when it comes to the other. Luckily, leading manufacturers have produced roofing systems that have the right mix of qualities. AstonWood shingles for roofing are a preferred shingle from TAMKO trusted roofing products, and some of the best AstonWood steel shingles features include the AstonWood shingle lightweight durability, AstonWood shingle design flexibility, and the aesthetic of AstonWood shingles. AstonWood steel shingles, if you haven't considered the benefits of metal roofing, are an example of metal roofing rising in popularity as both practical and aesthetic roofing. Wooden roofs, in particular, have been an enduring long-time favorite among homeowners because of their classic appeal. If you’re looking for a durable roof, however, your contractor may not suggest getting a wooden roof because of its susceptibility to wear and tear, and the considerable maintenance it requires. Metal Roofing Benefits Wooden roofs can be expensive in the long-run and a hassle, especially if they develop leaks that can [...]

July 12th, 2019|

4 Possible Reasons: Asphalt Roof Losing Granules

Roofing granules are an essential component of the roof. Aside from aesthetic purposes, the asphalt roofing granules also function to protect your shingles’ integrity from the elements, especially from ultraviolet (UV) radiation. There are some instances when your shingles and roofing could start losing its granules, but, before you call the local roofing companies for help, it’s best you narrow down the possible reasons for granule loss. Some common causes for the asphalt roofing granules loosening could be some new roof granule loss, hail damage to roofs, an aging roof losing granules steadily, or roof installation defects from the roofers who did the roof. Here's how you can determine if one of these causes applies to your roof and shingles. If you are in doubt, have an experienced roofer inspect your roof to take a look at its condition and see if there are any major flaws or damage that could lead to costly issues from the granule loss or repairs on your asphalt roof. A good roofer will know what to look for and can spot signs of shingle [...]

May 15th, 2019|

The 3 Best Steep Sloped Roof Materials

Steep-sloped roofs offer plenty of benefits, including effective steep roof water runoff. Carefully consider your best steep-sloped roof material. Steep sloped roof materials have different properties, primarily their weight, lifespan, and appearance. Steep slope roofs of asphalt shingles don't usually last as long as tiles, but is generally lightweight, basic in appearance, and less expensive. Steep slope roofing systems of concrete tile is heavier, and more costly, but lasts about twice as long as shingles, and steep slope roofing clay tile is similar to concrete, only coming in a greater variety of colors and shapes. Choosing your Roofing If you are considering a new material for your steep sloped roof, but you are unsure which type of roofing material you need, Stapleton can help! Our roofing experts compiled a list of advantages to tiles and shingle roofing for steep roofs. Don't hesitate to reach out to us with further questions if you are looking for a roofing recommendation based on your roofing needs. Steep Sloped Roof Materials When it comes to choosing roofing materials for steep-sloped roofs, steep slope roofing [...]

December 17th, 2018|

Overlaying a Roof: When Is It the Practical Choice?

You have two options when it’s time to do a roof replacement: either tear off the old roof and replace it or add a new layer over the existing roof (what we call an overlay). While tear-offs are often the more practical choice, there are instances where two layers is more applicable. When looking at roof overlaying pros and cons, it's important to keep in mind that adding extra layers of shingles temporarily fixes a roof. Knowing when to get overlay roof systems and when a full tear off roof replacement is needed is important. Roof Overlaying: New Roof over Existing Roof Stapleton Roofing's team of roofing experts has worked with clients throughout Arizona for both roof replacement and roof overlay. Here, we have discussed the question of is roof overlay practical, and when is it a good idea to get? There are Pros and Cons In this post, Stapleton Roofing discusses when is this type of installation the practical choice when replacing the roof. Understanding roof overlaying pros and cons, when is roof overlay practical for a roof, when [...]

October 15th, 2018|
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