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  • Q:How long should a roof last?

    A:Like any building component, roofs degrade at different rates depending on a large number of factors: the quality of original construction, the level of abuse, the level of maintenance, appropriateness of design, etc. So how long should a roof last? We have seen poorly designed and installed roofs go as few as six or seven years before they failed, and we have seen old coal tar built up roofs that were over 60 years old. Most building owners, roofing contractors, and designers feel 20 years is an acceptable service life.

  • Q:How much does a new roof cost?

    A:The best way to determine how much your new roof is going to cost it to contact Lyons Roofing for a free estimate. There is a lot that goes into a new roof and pricing varies from home to home, application to application.

  • Q:I hate the color of my shingles. Can I paint them?

    A:Yes, you can but it's not advisable. Shingles lose their granules over time. What you can easily wind up with is a splotchy looking roof. Keep them painted every few years, though and you'll be okay. Another thing, shingles are made so that there are variations in coloring. With a painted roof, there will be no variations. It will be all one color.

  • Q:Some people are telling me to use organic shingles, and others are telling me fiber glass shingles. What's the difference and which do I use?

    A:What you choose to use is up to you. Most roofers in the northern parts of the country prefer the organic shingles, while the southern parts prefer the fiber glass shingles. The fiber glass shingles are easier to work with and the organic shingles have more asphalt and are heavier and more expensive to manufacture.

  • Q:The roofer didn't remove the little plastic strip from the back of my shingles. Should this have been removed?

    A:No, it does not need to be removed. That particular brand of shingle is designed so that the sealant seals right through the strip. The strip is there to help keep the shingles from sticking together before they're installed.

  • Q:I did some repairs to my roof and noticed there is no roofing felt under them. Is this the correct way to install shingles?

    A:No, it is not. Unless it's an overlay (recover), there should be felt underlayment separating the roofing materials and the deck. Many home builders install roofs this way so that they can save money. It is frowned upon by the National Roofing Contractors Association, the Asphalt Roofing Manufacturer's Association and any roofer with integrity. Underlayment provides a vapor barrier between the roof deck and the shingles, is a secondary waterproofing element of the roof, and prevents the wood deck from leaching oils from the asphalt shingles.

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  • BBB Ethics Award Winner

    It is very important that we generate a high level of trust amongst not only our employees but our customers and community as well. We were recognized for this by the Better Business Bureau.

  • In Top 5% of Safest Companies

    We are one of the few roofing companies in Arizona that has a full-time Safety Director who continually monitors the companies’ compliance with all State and Federal safety requirements.

  • Highly Trained & Certified Staff

    We’re an industry leader with a highly trained and experienced team dedicated to delivering quality craftsmanship and continually improving our services and raising our standards.

  • 25+ Years of Industry Experience

    Our experience ensures that we'll know how to handle any obstacle that's thrown our way. You can rest assured that we've seen it all, and we'll be able to alleviate any roofing issue your home may encounter.

Built to Last

Our Customer Testimonials Say It All
    The foreman Art was fantastic.

    “Love it. Great job. Great people. The foreman Art was fantastic. Would highly recommend them.”

    - Mike M.
    They were outstanding.

    “The work went very well, we hadn't had any problems. They were outstanding.”

    - Satisfied Customer
    It is so refreshing to do business with honest people!

    “When the time comes, that I need to replace my roof, it will be with Lyons!”

    - Nancy C.
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    “The Tucson roofing team is experienced, professional, efficient, and friendly.”

    - Su P.
    I am so glad I chose Lyons Roofing.

    “I was very impressed with how professional Lyons Roofing's employees are.”

    - Anita S.

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