If you are a homeowner, Maybe you are used to dealing with gutters. Gutters are an essential part of your home since they are the barrier between the water and your roof.

Clogged gutter might not be the first thing that comes to your mind if we mention “roof damage”.

Being a busy person, maybe you have forgotten to clean them on more than one time. As harmless as this can sound, this can cause water leaking from your roof into your wall, and in the end causing foundation damage. As we know, water can be very damaging. And having a bad gutter system or even a clogged gutter can lead to pooling water, as an example.

But let’s focus on the roof. Stagnanted water can rapidly rot a roof if its not taken care of. The roof is a part of your house you want to focus on because it is the most important part of a house when it comes to weather issues. A bad gutter can cause damage on a small portion of the roof/wall, but it can increase to a bigger section, and even end up causing damage inside your home.

We want to bring awareness that a small thing can end up causing you to spend a great amount of money if you don’t take care of it. Like everything in life, it can be taken care of. By spending 30 minutes once a week, removing some leaves, can eventually help you save money that might take you on a vacation.

A damaged roof can take a lot of money if not treated on time. It can cost you many dollars if the problem is not treated.

But if you don’t have the time and you are starting to see a tiny mark on your wall, or if you know your roof might need some pampering, that’s what we are here for.

Contact us immeadiately and make your free consultation. Keep in mind: a phone call made on time, can save you a lot of time!

Roof replacement is an investment that needs to be taken seriously. You want the best roof that meets your budget and fits your needs. There is a large line up of different types of roofing materials on the market. This makes deciding a new roof overwhelming for some building owners. To help alleviate your decision-making, professional roof inspectors can isnpect your roof and help you make an educated decision. Here are some of the ways that an inspection can help you.

You Get an Evaluation

A roof evaluation is one of the best evaluations to have done. Roofers use a variety of tests to appraise your roof’s condition. For example, they may use infrared surveys, aerial photography, core tests and other scans. To figure out what you can do to upgrade and strengthen your roof.

You Get a Quote

If an inspector works ,whether or not for a roofing company it doesn’t matter, they can still help you to interpret what types of costs you’re looking at and how to get the best deal. They recognize what type of roofing job you need done and can support you.

You Get Material Advice

After a roof inspection, you will be told which materials would work best on your roof. The inspector considers your environment, plus the architecture to determine what would be best for your home. There may be several options. Still, after an inspection, take into account all the factors that help you decide on a material. Like, weather, budget and architecture are important to deciding on a roof.

When it comes to installing a new roof, an inspection will help you save money. Without it, you may not know the best material to use, much less what kind of roof repair you need.

Do you have a roofing need ? Contact Innovative Roofing today by calling (402) 512-4200 or sending an email to info@innovativeroofusa.com to get a free estimate for your next project. To learn more about our roofing services, or our Total Care Club please click here.

Summertime Roof Maintenance Tips

At Innovative Roofing, we talk about how important it is to regularly inspect your roof. Early detection of leaks can literally prevent headaches . As water gets into your home, mold starts to grow which can cause a multitude of health issues. The stress of locating leaks and paying repair bills can cause headaches, too. So, if you check your roof regularly, you can intercept problems early before they get too big and too expensive. Here are a some important things to look for this summer:

Inspect Roof Shingles Closely

The shingles that line your roof are the first line of defense. Damaged or missing shingles mean a leaky roof. If shingles are lifting up, it is easier for water to get into the underlayment and into the house. Water and wind from storms beat down on the roof and wear away the grit of the asphalt shingles diminishing their effectiveness.

Not all damaged shingles will be visibly lifting up, but that’s not the only sign. Torn shingles and shingle creases are two other common signs that those shingles need to be replaced. Innovative Roofing knows that not all roofs need a replacement. Instead, many problems, like shingle replacement, can and should be repaired before the problem turns into a leak.

Inspect Roof Flashing

Roof flashing is made usually from rust-resistant metal, and it is placed around skylights, chimneys, and vents to create a barrier between the roof and the inside. It also runs along the valleys and crevices of the roof to direct water. Caulk is used to create a seal, and this caulk could wear over time.

Observing the points of contact on your roof with flashing is another way to spot problems before they start. Summer heat can make the caulk to swell and contract over time which wears it away. If you do notice worn out caulking or leaks, call Innovative Roofing as soon as possible. We offer 24/7 emergency roof repair and inspections. Taking care of the problem before it gets worse could save you a lot of money .

Check Your Drains And Gutters

Clogged drains and gutters can create an amount of problems. Water overflow could accumulate around your home causing erosion at the base. Also, leaves and debris in the gutter are great places for pests to hide. But for your roof, it could cause the shingles to rot and leaks inside your home leading to bigger problems like mold.

While this is a summer tip, it is a good idea to clean the gutters every month.

Get A Free Roofing Quote From Innovative Roofing Today

If you notice any damage after you’ve done your inspection, or if something doesn’t look right, call us right away. Our expert team has the experience to perform roof repairs and roof maintenance that will save you from unexpected costs. Send us message online or call us 24/7 at (402) 512-4200.

The 4th of July for 2019 is days away.

As roofers, we have seen almost everything when it comes to “ways your roof can be ruined,” including fireworks. If you have presented your own mini-pyrotechnics show in your garden or driveway and watched sparks and debris pour down over your home, you might know what we’re talking about.

Fireworks are able to do some serious damage to your roof. Many types of fireworks are still flickering as they rain back down from the sky, which can spell disaster for your home. Some people might think that because their house has asphalt shingles (as opposed to the seemingly more flammable shake, or wood, shingles), their roof can “uphold” without incident. Regrettably, that’s just not the case. If your (asphalt shingled) roof has any cracked, broken, or missing shingles, the material underneath them (namely roof felt paper and wood decking) is extremely flammable – making your roof susceptible to catching fire.

This may not seem like a big deal until you think about the storms that hit not too long ago. Hail descending over neighborhoods wreaked complete and total damage on roofs all across the city. Because of the extent of the damage, many homeowners are still waiting for repairs and left damaged shingles vulnerable during the holiday.

So what can you do to protect your roof from being ruined by the after-effects of fireworks in the following years?

First, make sure to have any necessary repairs done to your roof BEFORE the 4th. If that’s not possible, renounce lighting any fireworks at your house and, head out to a show that’s put on by professionals (and is nowhere near your roof!)

Most realistically, make sure that all fireworks are lit AT LEAST 500 feet from your home – preferably further, if possible.

Whatever you decide, just know that at Innovative Roofing we are more than willing to lend a hand should you decide (or have fireworks decide for you) that a roof repair or replacement is in order.