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Helping Out Tornado Victims

March 29, 2023 by MikeDominick

Helping Out Tornado Victims

As roofers, we understand how damaging storms can be. This time of year is especially dangerous as tornadoes are prone to pop-up during powerful spring storms.

If you are in an area that experiences any type of strong wind be sure to have your roof professionally inspected. This will prevent further damage from missing or damaged shingles. Storms can damage through strong winds, hail or driving rain.

Fortunately Columbia, South Carolina is not prone to much tornado damage however there are ways you can support people who are.

Tornados hit suddenly and leave extensive damage in their wake. Recovery takes months and years. Thankfully there are organizations who are prepared to respond quickly and effectively. They are dependent on your support to further their mission.

Organizations To Support:

– Samaritan’s Purse –

– Salvation Army – The Salvation Army Emergency Disaster Services (

– Red Cross – Donate to Disaster Relief | American Red Cross

Unfortunately in disaster situations there are people who look to capitalize on people in need. As always, if you need roofing repair work done, trust someone local and professional. For a free roof inspection in Columbia contact the team at Phoenix Roofing today!

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Roofing Felt in Columbia, SC Roofs

March 23, 2023 by MikeDominick

Roofing Felt in Columbia, SC Roofs

Roofs are made up of multiple layers that all have important roles to play in the structure and protection of your home. One of those layers is known as roofing felt – something that often doesn’t get much attention but should be better understood.

Roofing felt is a type of roofing underlayment – a type of barrier that is installed directly onto the roof deck, which is the wooden boards of your deck. It helps to provide an extra layer of protection between your home and the elements. Felt is especially helpful in protecting against wind-driven rain and snow.

Using an underlayment like roofing felt creates a thin, water-shedding barrier that protects homes in Columbia, South Carolina from moisture infiltration. This felt is typically made from natural materials such as wood cellulose soaked with a protective asphalt layer, known as bitumen.

Should storms damage your home and remove shingles, the felt would provide some protection to the roof deck until repairs could be made. Roofing felt can also help prevent staining of the shingles to keep your roof’s color and look.

Felt comes in two different weights, 15lb and 30lb. Local building codes may determine what types need to be used. Otherwise, 15lb felt is less weight on the home structure but not as durable as 30lb felt.

As an alternative to natural felt, synthetic felts are also an option. Synthetic offers better durability and is more tear resistant. It lays smooth and helps to keep water off the roof base. When installed correctly it offers superior weather protection to standard felt.

If you are building or buying a home in Columbia, SC, talk with the experts at Phoenix Roofing about roofing felt and what type of underlayment is best for your home!


Why You Should Get a Roof Inspection Before Buying or Selling A Home

March 15, 2023 by MikeDominick

Why You Should Get a Roof Inspection Before Buying or Selling A Home

The condition of a home’s roof can make or break a home purchase – whether you are the one buying or selling. Roofs are one of the biggest investments in home structure and security. Having to repair or replace a roof without knowing in advance could be a costly mistake. Utilize Phoenix Roofing’s free home inspections before you make a major real estate decision.

Why To Get An Inspection Before Buying

Some buyers are so desperate to get a house that they will forgo a professional roof inspection in order to make their offer more desirable. This is a mistake. Finding out after you’ve got a contract that the roof needs major repair can throw a huge wrench into your home ownership plans.

Even if the seller provides an inspection claiming the roof is in good condition, many of these inspections take place from the ground level and not by a professional roofing company. They can easily miss damaged shingles or roof punctures.

Take the time to get a professional roof inspection before you agree to buy a home. This will also help you get the most accurate and affordable homeowner’s insurance quote.

Why To Get An Inspection Before Selling

Having a thorough and professional roof inspection done before selling your home will make your home more appealing to potential buyers. They will feel comfortable making an offer knowing that there will not be surprises down the road. If any roof repairs need to be made you can do so before they are found in a buyer’s home inspection. Your negotiation power will be stronger with confirmation that your home’s roof is in good condition.

Phoenix Roofing provides free roof inspections by a trained and skilled team of professionals. If there is a problem they can identify it quickly and recommend a variety of solutions.

Don’t get caught off guard whether buying or selling a home. Get a roof inspection by someone you can trust and feel confident in your decision. Contact Phoenix Roofing today! #roofing #RiseAboveTheRest #phoenixroofingsc #roofrepair #roofreplacement #roofingcontractor

Home Insurance and Roof Costs

March 8, 2023 by MikeDominick

How Does Home Insurance Help with Roof Costs

Insurance is one of those things that we can take for granted until we need it. Homeowners are required to have home insurance for many reasons including weather damage, fire damage or theft. Today we will explore how home insurance protects your roof and can help in repair or replacement situations. Always consult your individual home insurance policy to know what is covered or what deductibles may apply.

Homeowners insurance typically covers roof damage due to severe weather, tree damage or unexpected acts of nature. Insurance does not typically cover older roof maintenance or repair.

Some insurance companies require roof inspections before coverage, especially if the roof is older. The typical roof lifespan is 20 years. Roofs older than 20 years may be excluded from some coverage. Roof maintenance is important to prevent expensive repairs in the future.

There are ways you can improve the longevity of your roof even if it is not covered by insurance. This includes:

– Regular inspections and maintenance

– Pruning nearby trees

– Cleaning gutters

Roof replacement can be a costly undertaking. Commit to keeping your roof well maintained by identifying a reputable roofing company to inspect and repair your roof. Most homeowners underestimate the cost of roofing repairs or replacements and do not have the coverage in place to cover those expenses when needed.

The team at Phoenix Roofing can help you maintain your roof through annual maintenance and inspections. Should repairs be needed they can recommend the most effective and painless options. Contact Phoenix Roofing today to set up your inspection! #roofing #RiseAboveTheRest #phoenixroofingsc #roofrepair #roofreplacement #roofingcontractor

What type of roof do you have?

March 2, 2023 by MikeDominick

Common Roof Types

A home’s roof performs many functions – from protecting your home from the elements to providing curb appeal. Understanding what type of roof you have or may want to have, will help you decide what type of roofing materials to choose from and how it will protect your home.

When you begin thinking about building or replacing a roof, take some time to look around at the homes near you. What do you like or not like? What, if any, HOA regulations do you need to abide by? Look in magazines or online for examples of textures, materials or colors you may like.

Here are some of the more common roof types you may see in your area:

Gable Roofs:

– Very popular roof style

– Two sloping sides that form a triangle at the top known as a gable

– Homes can have more than one gable

– Steep slope allows for rain and snow to slide off

– Almost any type of roofing material can be used (asphalt, metal, tile)

Pros and Cons:

– Good for cold and wet climates

– Not good for areas prone to high winds

– Complicated designs can lead to higher costs

– Leaves slide off easier on gable roofs

– Complement a variety of architectural styles

Hip Roofs:

– All sides slope downwards with a gentle slope

– Four sides come together at a ridge or peak

– Hip and valley roofs are used on homes with multiple levels, additions or odd shapes

Pros and Cons:

– Hip roofs work well with many styles of homes

– Good at removal of rain water

– More wind resistant since they are self-bracing

– Can be more prone to leaks because of additional seams

No matter what type of roof you are considering, the experts at Phoenix Roofing can help! Our years of experience give us the expertise in how to install, repair or replace whatever type of roof your home may have. Contact us today for a full inspection or to help you plan your new construction! #roofing #RiseAboveTheRest #phoenixroofingsc #roofrepair #roofreplacement #roofingcontractor

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