Roof Repair Experts Meets College Bowl Game

Boca Raton Bowl 2020

BOCA RATON, Fla. (December 3, 2020) – ESPN Events, a division of ESPN, has announced RoofClaim.com as the title sponsor for the Boca Raton Bowl, the annual college football postseason game played in Boca Raton, Florida. Beginning with this year’s game, the bowl will now be known as the RoofClaim.com Boca Raton Bowl. RoofClaim.com will serve as the title sponsor through the 2023 season.

“We are excited to introduce RoofClaim.com as our new title sponsor,” said Doug Mosley, executive director of the bowl. “As our bowl game continues to grow and thrive, we’re eager for the opportunity to work alongside a cutting-edge company like RoofClaim.com.”

“This year has been strenuous for college sports and businesses alike and we are extremely grateful to be able to work with ESPN to showcase and entitle the RoofClaim.com Boca Raton Bowl,” said CEO Brian Wedding. “College football is an American tradition that brings communities together and ignites a competitive spirit. At RoofClaim.com, we pride ourselves on being a part of the communities we serve and working hard to achieve success, which is why this opportunity fits well with our initiatives. We look forward to working hand-in-hand with ESPN Events on the RoofClaim.com Boca Raton Bowl.”

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Stock the Shelter Charity Events

The RoofClaim.com team is proud to partner with Vanderburgh Humane Society to help ‘Stock the Shelters’.

We enjoy giving back with other members of our communities such as Eyewitness News WEHT and Pet Food Center for this worthy cause.

The Vanderburgh Humane Society serves more than 11,000 animals every single year through sheltering, spay/neuter and wellness services, emergency food assistance, and various other programs. In 2019, ‘It Takes a Village’ No-Kill Rescue helped 973 animals, with a life-saving percentage of 99.96%. Those are stats from just two local animal shelters. Clearly, local nonprofit rescues can use all the help they can get.

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Choosing Slate Shingles for Your Roof Replacement

When it comes to time to replace your roof, you’ll want to consider something long-lasting. It’s best to choose something that can protect your home for decades to come with no cost to your peace of mind. For that, look no further than slate shingles.

What Are Slate Shingles?

Slate roof shingles can be traced all the way back to Conwy Castle in the year 1283 and are still a popular roofing choice today. Made from metamorphic rock, slate roof shingles have lasted as a building material for centuries due to the longevity and dependability they provide. Coupled with their natural aesthetic, these incredibly resilient shingles are a top pick for many who are installing a new roof.

Each slate shingle is split by hand at a quarry into a wide array of various sizes and thickness for customers to choose from. The variety of these cuts make them a great choice for any home and give homeowners a chance to make their new roof completely unique and their own.

Durable and Long Lasting

Since slate shingles are cut from dense rock, the strength that they provide is unmatched. The material won’t absorb water from any heavy snow or rainfall which in turn helps prevent them from warping or cracking as easily as many other choices. This also allows them to stand up to frequent temperature changes in even the harshest climates.

In addition to this, slate is non-combustible. If you’re thinking of installing slate shingles, it should comfort you to know that doing so also provides an extra layer of fire protection for your home and family.

All these factors add up to a new roof that will last you well over 100 years.  Mold and fungus also have no effect on a slate shingle. Repair and maintenance costs are virtually non-existent, allowing you to focus on how happy you are with your new roof instead of wondering how much you’ll have to invest in order to maintain it.

Aesthetic Aspect

While strength is an important factor, homeowners also want their new roof to be pleasing to the eye. Slate style shingles provide your home with a natural beauty that never goes out of style. The nearly eight centuries of slate roofing are a testament to that.

Slate tile shingles come in a variety of different colors, such as black, red, green, and purple, and can be custom cut to fit any home. With such an expansive selection to choose from, you can be sure that you’ll be able to find that perfect match for your home’s aesthetic.

When combined with its durability, the attractive look of a slate shingle roof can also add a tremendous amount to your home’s resale value.

Slate Shingles Cost

Slate shingles price is often a major factor when homeowners decide against using slate shingles to replace their roofs. Between the materials and cost of labor, you may be looking at $12-$25 per square foot for the cost of your new roof.

While this may seem like a high price, consider that you’ll likely only have to pay for the roof once. For example, the cost of three-tab asphalt shingles is considerably lower, but so is their lifespan. Three-tab asphalt shingles are only expected to last for about 20 years, meaning they would have to be replaced five times to compare to the longevity of a slate shingle roof.

Choosing RoofClaim.Com for Your Roof Replacement

Whether you decide to go with slate shingles or another option, when it comes time to replace an old leaky roof, be sure to head over to Roofclaim.com. Our experts have helped install over 50,000 roofs and will be with you every step of the way.

Throughout the duration of our transparent inspection process, we will do everything we can to make your roof replacement as easy and hassle-free as possible. There’s no need to worry about meeting with any sales reps; our convenient AI solutions will match you with the right contractor in your area for your job.

Get Started today with a free inspection or contact us via our convenient online chat.

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Architectural Roofing Explained

Asphalt shingles are a common roofing material in the United States, and of the different variations, architectural shingles are the most durable and reliable. The best architectural shingles for your roof are the ones that fit your home and your budget. Architectural roofing is a great way to get high quality shingles like slate or metal without the high price tag. Architectural shingles colors can vary and it’s important to pick the roof shingle color that best matches the color of your house.

What Are Architectural Shingles?

Architectural roof shingles are also known as laminated or dimensional shingles. They are among the highest quality type of roofing shingles made and are composed of a heavy fiberglass mat base with ceramic-coated mineral granules that are embedded within water-resistant asphalt. Because it is made of sturdy and reliable materials, it costs more than other types of shingles when compared against other types of asphalt shingles. The architectural shingles price might be a bit higher than other asphalt shingles with a cost of about $15 per square on average, but they are long-lasting and appealing to the eye since they are designed to resemble premium materials.

How Long Do Architectural Shingles Last?

Architectural asphalt shingles can last for 25 to 30 years because they are created from thicker materials that create a more resilient roof. As with every structure, severe weather can cut down the lifespan of your shingles, but the architectural shingles cost takes into account the variety of components that go into the shingle to create a stronger and longer lasting roof for your home.

How to Install Architectural Shingles

Installing architectural shingles is always best left to the professionals, there is a lot more to roofing than just laying a few shingles, no matter how high-quality they may be.

  • Start by preparing the roof deck and making sure it is a clean flat surface. Having a flat surface to work off of means that your architectural roof shingles will be flat, smooth, and will better deflect water from leaking through.
  • To better protect from water damage, the next step is to apply a drip edge to the roof deck and right over that, apply an underlayment horizontally for extra protection. The joints and valleys of your roof should also get an extra layer of water-shedding materials because those are the areas where your roof is most likely to leak.
  • It isn’t until after all those layers are added that you can start placing your shingles. Start from the bottom and go horizontally before you work your way up to the top. Once all the shingles have been placed, you can finally add ridge caps to the top of your roof.

RoofClaim.com Can Help With Your Roof Replacement

Whether you’re just planning to repair a few shingles that suffered damage, looking for a roof replacement, or you would like an inspection to help you decide, RoofClaim.com can help make the process easy and convenient for you. We work with contractors nationwide that have the skills and knowledge to help you determine the best architectural shingles for your home.

RoofClaim.com will work with your insurance company to settle your claim. Our team uses AI technology to match you with an expert local contractor who is best suited to help you with shingle style architecture that fits for your roofing needs. Get Started today with a free inspection or contact us via our convenient online chat.

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Asphalt Shingle Roofing for Your Home

Asphalt roof shingles are the most common roofing material in the United States. Since they are affordable and have a range of different colors, they’re a popular, durable, and incredibly versatile way to change the exterior of your home.

Types of Asphalt Shingles

There are three main types of asphalt shingles for a roof:

  • Three-tab asphalt: These are the most affordable shingles to install but of all the asphalt shingles, they are the thinnest type so they may not last as long as fiberglass or architectural shingles.
  • Fiberglass asphalt: These shingles have an asphalt exterior but a fiberglass mat instead of wood product, which means they are heavier, stronger, and a little more expensive than three-tab shingles, but are still one of the most affordable roofing products available.
  • Architectural asphalt shingles: These are among the highest quality roofing products available. They are composed of a heavy fiberglass mat base with ceramic-coated minerals embedded within them then coated in a water-resistant asphalt. They can come in a variety of shapes and sizes and can last up to 30 years.

Asphalt Shingles Cost

Asphalt shingles prices can vary depending on the type of shingle you’re buying for your roof, as well as the slope, size, and pitch of your roof. The average cost of asphalt shingles is between $100 and $1,800 per square which is defined as a 100 square foot section. Asphalt shingles are the most affordable option for homes all over the country.

How Long Do Asphalt Shingles Last?

No matter what kind of the various asphalt shingle colors you choose for your home, homeowners should expect that their asphalt shingles will last 20 to 30 years. Three-tab asphalt shingles have a wood product interior and will last closer to 20 years, but architectural shingles which has a heavier interior composition will last closer to 30 years. However, even if you have the best asphalt shingles on the market, severe weather such as blizzards and hurricanes can still cut down the life span of your shingles.

How to Install Asphalt Shingles

Asphalt shingles installation is always left best to the professionals, but if you plan to do it yourself here are a few tips to make sure it’s done safely and correctly:

  • The first step is to prepare the roof deck by making sure it is smooth, dry, free of any gaps and holes, and properly fastened to the trusses. A clean and flat deck surface ensures that the newly shingled roof will appear flat and smooth.
  • Start at the bottom and work your way up, by applying a drip edge to protect the lower edge of the roof deck from water damage.
  • Then, install a roof underlayment which can either be an asphalt-saturated felt or a synthetic roof underlayment. This offers you an extra layer of protection from water damage underneath your shingles. It should be laid horizontally, overlapping with the drip edge to provide increased resistance.
  • Next cover the joints and valleys with an extra layer of water-shedding material to help keep your roof from leaking since leaks are more likely to occur where the shingle layer is penetrated or interrupted such as areas where it meets a wall.
  • Once all those water resisting layers have been properly installed, you can start placing your shingles. Start at the bottom of your roof and work your way across and then up the roof.
  • Finally, after all the shingles have been placed on the roof, cap it off with ridge caps on the hips and ridges of the roofs.

RoofClaim.com Can Help You with Your Asphalt Shingle Roof

Whether you’re looking to repair a few shingles that suffered damage, looking for a roof replacement, or you would like an inspection to help you decide what service is needed, RoofClaim.com can help! Our experts can help you determine the best asphalt shingles for your home and our AI technology will match your specific roofing and shingling needs with a local contractor within your budget. Get Started today with a free inspection or contact us via our convenient online chat.

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Installing Clay or Concrete Roof Tiles

With age or after severe weather, you may find that your roof needs to be replaced or repaired. If you have clay or concrete roof tiles, RoofClaim.com can connect you with expert contractors who offer professional installation and repairs. We make it easy to get your tile roof fixed up by matching you with vetted contractors from our nationwide network. But which type of tile is the best option for your roof?

The Difference Between Clay and Concrete Roof Tiles

The difference between clay and concrete roof tiles goes beyond the materials used to make them. Concrete tiles absorb more water, which means they are more prone to mold and mildew. Clay has a low water absorption rate. Concrete tiles weigh much more than clay, so structures with concrete tiles must be stronger to bear the weight. Clay tiles are sensitive to heat and freezing temperatures. They crack and break due to weather much more often than concrete tiles do. Although they are less sensitive, concrete tiles generally need more maintenance due to the rot that can be caused by collected moisture. Clay tiles have natural coloring, so it takes much longer for them to fade or change hue. When clay tiles have a ceramic finish, they can maintain their color for a lifetime. Painted concrete tiles will fade over time.

Clay vs. Concrete Roof Tiles: Advantages and Strengths

When comparing clay vs. concrete roof tiles, advantages and disadvantages can best be determined by looking at a few different categories:

Appearance

A big difference between clay and concrete roof tiles is the way they look on a building. Concrete can be modified to have a lot of different appearances. It can be cut into different shapes and painted in whatever color you’d like. Clay can be altered in shape and size, but the terra-cotta coloring of clay roof tiles cannot be changed.

Price

Clay tiles almost always cost about 20% more than concrete tiles. But consider that they last significantly longer than concrete tiles, barring cracks and breaks. The value between the two of them is pretty comparable, with a few exceptions; high-end clay tiles can cost much more than concrete tiles.

Longevity

Clay tiles last longer in almost every respect. Their color will not fade. And concrete tiles can absorb a lot of water, leading to mildew and heaviness that causes strain on the structure. The only way that concrete may outlast clay tiles is that concrete is less fragile than clay, meaning it’s less prone to cracks and breakage, especially in cold climates.

Which Is Better: Clay or Concrete Roof Tiles?

You’ll have to consider your structure, climate, and personal preferences when deciding which is better; clay and concrete tiles both have their place. Only a strong structure can support a concrete roof, but if you live in an area with a lot of snow and ice, clay might be too fragile and require too many repairs to be practical. But no matter what style of roof you choose, RoofClaim.com can connect you with a professional you can trust to get the job done well. Make your roof replacement easy by contacting us today through email, phone, or chat!

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Commercial Industrial Roofing Explained

If you own a commercial building, you understand that the roof experiences far more than the usual wear and tear of residential buildings. There’s far more materials that can break down roofing materials faster than the normal severe weather and climate that plagues other roofs. Industrial commercial roofing has a variety of other specific needs that differ from residential properties and extra safety precautions to keep dust, dirt, and leaks from causing issues.

Most commercial industrial roofing features a flat or low slope roof design with five different types of roofing materials used for these designs. There are a variety of different benefits to each material, and the one that’s best for your building depends on a few different factors.

Built-Up Roofing

Built-up roofs (BUR) are a type of commercial industrial roofing named after the application method used to create them. This is an excellent option for large flat roofs and is one of the oldest roofing options. It’s even more effective and efficient now than it was when it was created in the early 1800s. BUR roofs consist of multiple layers: a base sheet made of fiberglass or asphalt coated material, several layers of felt or fabric, a bitumen layer of asphalt, coal tar or lap cement, and a surfacing component of gravel or asphalt.

Benefits of built-up roofing include:

  • Versatility
  • Thermal Reflectivity
  • Longevity
  • Durability
  • Offers more protection from the weather as well as leaks

Metal Roofing

Metal roofs have been growing in popularity in the last few years after having been standard for barns and sheds for decades. Metal roofs are a great option for cold climates because these roofs allow snow to slide to the ground instead of piling up on the roof. Not to mention, metal roofs don’t require as many industrial roof repairs as other types of commercial roofing types. There are also a variety of different types of metal (copper, aluminum, steel, zinc) to choose from, and even a few different variations of styles, such as tiles, shingles, shakes and panels.

Other benefits of metal roofs include:

  • Fire resistance
  • Durability
  • A life of up to 50 years
  • Environmentally sustainable
  • Versatility

Modified Bitumen

Modified Bitumen (MB) roofs are common on large retail centers and multi-family apartments because it is an economical and flexible roofing system for low-slope and flat roofs. Much like built-up roofing, MB requires industrial roofing contractors to use several layers of materials to create a durable roof protected from the elements, such as: insulation, base sheets, a modified bitumen membrane that is reinforced with polyester, fiberglass, adhesive, a surface coat, and flashing to provide protections around perforations in the roof for vents, and heating and cooling units. These roofs can last for over 20 years on average and near the end, coatings can be applied to extend its lifespan even longer.

Some benefits of modified bitumen roofing are:

  • High fire and water resistance
  • Durability
  • Affordability
  • Low maintenance

Spray Polyurethane Foam

Foam roofing is a combination of isocyanate and polyol that are fed through a spray gun and onto the roof surface. The spray gun heats the materials as it pumps it out and when industrial roofing services apply it, the tiny air bubbles are trapped in the foam, which creates an effective insulation for the building that is around 30% greater at saving energy compared to other roof systems.

Other benefits include:

  • Easy application
  • Low labor costs
  • High durability
  • Light weight
  • Flexibility
  • Environmentally sustainable

Thermoplastic Polyolefin Single Ply Roofing

Single ply roofing (also called PVC or TPO) is composed of four basic elements: a layer of insulation, a single ply membrane made of plastic or rubber, flashing, an adhesive to push the layers together to make one thick layer.  It has a life expectancy of up to 40 years if the industrial roofing company who installs it does so accurately.

Some benefits for TPO roofs include:

  • High energy savings
  • Lightweight and flexible
  • An inexpensive installation
  • Flame retardant to eliminate the danger of fire and smoke

RoofClaim.com Can Help You Find Industrial Roofing Contractors

If you’re looking for industrial roofing and repair professional for your building, RoofClaim.com can match you with a local expert contractor to get the work done in a convenient, easy and efficient manner. Our team works with contractors nationwide that have all the skills and knowledge they need to do the best work possible for your commercial industrial building. Get Started today with a free inspection or contact us via our convenient online chat.

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