Increasing Your Home's Value With a New Roof A new roof is an attractive feature for home buyers. In fact, having a new roof can increase your home's value and lead to a bigger sale price when the time comes. Inspecting your roof, determining when the roof needs replacement and finding the right contractor can help turn your home into a hot item on the real estate market. Know The Signs You Need A New Roof When a roof needs to be replaced, there will often be evidence that the homeowner can see. Some of the most common warning signs include: Curling shingles and curling ridge caps. Missing shingles. Sagging in the roof. Loss of asphalt granules on the shingles. Leaks inside the home. Evidence of water damage in the attic. You can find these problems by conducting a thorough investigation of the roof before listing the home for sale. A professional inspection is almost always best, but you can take a preliminary look around your place if you'd like. To start, walk around the perimeter of your property, and look up at your roof with a pair of binoculars. Examine the individual shingles for bald patches, curling edges and missing pieces. If you don't see evidence of roof problems when looking up at the roof from a distance, get on a ladder and examine the shingles up close—just make sure to be safe any time you find yourself in high places. Check inside the gutter and at the base of the downspout for asphalt granules. If granules are falling off the shingles in large clumps, or if there's evidence of wear and tear on the shingles, this could be a sign that the roof needs repair or replacement. In the [...]
How To Avoid Roofing Repair & Replacement Scams in Phoenix Arizona Each year the Phoenix Better Business Bureau takes calls from residents who received damage to their homes. A common factor in these calls is that the resident trusted an unknown “contractor” who knocked on their door offering help with their repair needs. Some residents are also solicited over the internet through websites like Thumbtack. It is always important to search and make sure the company you will potentially use is reputable. Unfortunately, the stories usually end up with the resident being scammed out of their hard-earned money and left with the repair job incomplete. Consumers with home repair needs should keep in mind the following: Most licensed contractors don’t wander neighborhoods knocking on doors to look for work. If the person at your door claims they did work for someone else in your neighborhood, don’t just take their word for it, ask your neighbor. Obtain the name and address of the company that person allegedly represents to check the company licensing. Don’t succumb to high-pressure sales tactics in person or over the phone. Do not pay cash in full before work begins. Obtain quotes from multiple companies before making a final decision. We encourage Arizona residents to first check out a company with Better Business Bureau and the Arizona Registrar of Contractors before hiring someone to do work on their home.
How To Know When It Is Time To Replace Your Roof Johnson Roofing will gladly assist you in maintaining your roof integrity through scheduled inspections and repairs. Identifying and addressing small problems as they occur will prolong your roof's life and ultimately save you money. At some point however, all roofs eventually need replacing. Many factors may affect the “normal” lifespan of your homes roof. For example, a metal roof will have a longer lifespan than a standard 3-Ply shingle roof. The quality of the materials used when installing the roof as well as the workmanship can affect roof life. And of course, climate and weather events. It’s a good habit to inspect your homes roof after any weather event, but also at least once a year by walking around and looking for signs of wear and tear. Cleaning your gutters is also an excellent time to examine your roof more closely. Here is a checklist of things you can look for that may necessitate you contacting a professional roofing company, and could mean it’s time to replace your roof. ● Shingles are curling, torn or cracked ● Shingles show exposed bald areas where granules are missing ● Your roof is missing shingles. This is an indication that your shingles are worn out and need replacement ● If you notice many of your neighbors having their roofs replaced, and if you know your home was built in the same time period, your roof is likely to be nearing that point as well. A shingle roof could last 20 to 25 years but events over the life of the roof as well as other factors could shorten its lifespan ● There are signs of discoloration from [...]
Johnson Roofing Summer Giveaway! We are happy to announce our first giveaway! A huge thank you to all of our customers over the year and how you have all helped us to become the highest rated roofing company in Arizona. Below are a list of the prizes we are giving away and the ways you can enter to win or win instantly. First! We are giving away $100 Visa Gift Cards. You can enter using the widget below. Entries are basically made through following our various social media accounts and sharing them with your friends. a Rafflecopter giveaway Second! We are also giving away $25 Visa Gift Cards instantly to those who do the following: Take a picture of one of our Johnson Roofing trucks cruising around the valley Like our Facebook Page Post the Johnson Roofing truck photo on your Facebook wall and tag us in it. Good Luck to Everyone and Thank You for participating Giveaway Terms & Conditions NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE DOES NOT IMPROVE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW. 1. Promotion Description: The '$100 Visa Gift Cards' ("Sweepstakes") begins on 07/01/2017 at 12:00 AM (Eastern Time (US & Canada)) and ends on 07/08/2017 at 12:00 AM (Eastern Time (US & Canada)) (the "Promotion Period"). By participating in the Sweepstakes, each entrant unconditionally accepts and agrees to comply with and abide by these Official Rules and the decisions of Johnson Roofing ("Sponsor"), which shall be final and binding in all respects. Sponsor is responsible for the collection, submission or processing of Entries and the overall administration of the giveaway. Entrants should look solely to Sponsor with any questions, comments or problems related [...]