4th of July Risks to Your Roof

4th of July Risks to Your Roof

When you think of the 4th of July, you might think of hamburgers and hot dogs on the grill, a dip in the pool and, of course, fireworks. If you were a roofing contractor, like Alpha Roofing & Construction of Atlanta, you might be worried about what some of those fireworks could do to roofs in your area.

Every year bottle rockets and other types of fireworks that are set off as part of somebody’s backyard celebration end up landing on roofs in Temple, Douglasville, and other western Georgia communities. And every year, some of those fireworks cause house fires. Below, Alpha Roofing will offer up some tips on how to keep your roof safe from fireworks during the Fourth of July holiday. Call us for a free roof inspection or estimate today!


  • Don’t set fireworks off near your home or other buildings. Roof fires from fireworks are caused by stray sparks that land on your roof. One way to eliminate this risk is to be cognizant of where you are letting off fireworks. If you choose to light your own fireworks, choose an open field, preferably one that is mainly dirt, away from any structures that may burn.
  • Trim your trees’ branches. A tree branch, especially if it’s been a dry season, can catch fire from a stray spark as well. If a low-hanging tree branch catches fire, this can quickly spread to your home’s roof. Alpha Roofing recommends you trim your trees before the Fourth of July holiday.
  • Clean your gutters. Gutters can be full of organic matter like dead leaves and small twigs that can catch fire quite easily from a stray spark. A fire started with this perfect kindling will spread like wildfire (pardon the pun). Clean your gutters before this festive holiday rolls around.
  • Don’t watch the fireworks show from your roof. This is just a bad idea all around. Not only can someone get hurt while climbing up to your roof to watch the fireworks, but most people are inexperienced with walking on roofs, so the odds of damage being done to your roofing material is great.


The Fourth of July is one of the best holidays. Not only are you celebrating the freedoms you enjoy every day in this great country, but you also can enjoy the day with friends and family, have a great BBQ, and see beautiful, gorgeous fireworks as well. You can have fun and stay safe by following the above tips.

Alpha Roofing serves the greater Atlanta area, including Bremen, Carrollton, Tallapoosa, and Bowdon, with the best residential and commercial roofing services, such as roof repairs, installations, replacements, and maintenance. We offer a 100% satisfaction guarantee, a professional and courteous customer experience, and the highest-quality roofing materials to last for decades. We also offer exterior services and gutter replacements. Be safe during the Fourth of July, and call us for your next roofing service today!

This Might Be a Good Time for a New Deck

This Might Be a Good Time for a New Deck

An outdoor deck is not only a wonderful way to enjoy the outdoors as we head into summer, it’s also a great way to give your family a little extra room to spread out. If you are thinking about adding a new deck or replacing your old deck, call Alpha Roofing and Construction of Atlanta. We are a full-service pool decks, patios and roofing company

We are all looking forward to getting out and enjoying our favorite restaurants or getting a haircut, but there’s still no doubt that the safest place for you and your family will remain your home. So why not get the ultimate enjoyment out of it? 

Our convenient online deck designer is a great place to start. This handy tool allows you to select a deck plan, choose a substructure, a color/stain and a railing and will give you an idea of the costs involved in the project. 

Alpha Roofing Company Recommends Trex® 

When it comes to choosing the materials for your new deck, the experienced pros at our roofing company in Douglasville, GA, recommend going with Trex. 

Trex offers composite decking that is hassle-free. 

  • You won’t have to worry about sanding, staining or painting – ever. 
  • All you need to do to keep your Trex deck looking beautiful is to clean it with soap and water now and then or give it a quick power washing. 
  • It’s longer lasting and durable enough to stand up to whatever Mother Nature throws our way. 
  • Wood decks can cause painful splinters when the surface cracks or splits. And if the wood rots, you might be facing more serious injuries. Not Trex. 
  • There’s no need to worry about termites, either. 

And, of course, Trex looks great. (We wouldn’t recommend it if it didn’t!) The only tricky part might be deciding which finish you want to go with (you’ll be amazed at how many choices there are!).

All of us at Alpha Roofing and Construction, Atlanta’s porch, deck and patio experts, wishes you and your family all the best during these challenging times. If there is anything we can do to help you stay safe, we’d be honored to help.

Everything Under One Roof

Everything Under One Roof

These days, the roofing on your Harlson County home may also be the roof above your Atlanta area office. Alpha Roofing Company is deemed an essential business, but not all of our employees work up on a roof. Even we have folks working from home, helping to keep themselves and the community safe. 

In addition to roofing contractors, we have people to handle things like the bookkeeping, scheduling and ordering. Like many of you, they’ve had to adjust to working from home. We know there’s a lot more to it than finding a place to set up your computer and plug it in! 

Home Office 101

The Muse offered up some helpful tips for anyone who suddenly finds themselves working from home. As they point out, it’s not just about productivity. “These tips,” they say, “will help you make sure that you’re successful, both at getting your work done and at maintaining your mental well-being.”

Some of our favorite tips include: 

  • Maintain a Separation Between Personal and Professional. A good way to do that, they say, is to set up a designated workspace or home office. “One of the big challenges when it comes to working remotely is keeping your work and home lives separate,” The Muse says. “If you never fully disconnect from work, your work productivity will suffer and your home life can take a hit as well.”
  • Get Dressed. It may sound like fun to work in your pajamas, but for most people getting dressed will help put you in the right frame of mind. “You don’t need to dress as formally as you might for work, but the simple act of changing clothes serves as a signal that it’s time to wake up and get things done,” The Muse says. Besides, if you spend all day in your pajamas, you won’t be able to look forward to the magic part of the day when you shed your work clothes and get ready to relax. 

We hope your find these tips useful. If there’s anything else we can do to help you, we want you to know that all of us at Alpha Roofing and Construction of Atlanta are here for you. We’re all in this together! Stay safe.

With Unpredictable Weather You Need a Roof You Can Count On

With Unpredictable Weather You Need a Roof You Can Count On

If there’s one thing you can say about the weather in the Atlanta area, it’s that it IS unpredictable. All of us at Alpha Roofing get it – we’ve been handling the roofing needs of West Georgia homeowners and businesses for years. We could have a team from our company on a roof in Douglasville and another roofing team on a roof in Temple, and if they looked up, it’s like they’d be looking at a different sky!

These days, it seems like the unpredictability of the weather is not the only thing we have to worry about. It seems like Mother Nature’s moods are more extreme than ever. One day it’s record heat; the next we’re worrying about a flash flood or devastating winds.

The Forecast for Your Roof 

The only way to be prepared for the unprepared – as well as the unprecedented – is to be prepared. The last thing you want is to discover you have a problem with your roof when the rain is coming down by the bucket full or the wind is whipping the trees – and just about everything else in sight. Before a storm is bearing down on your residential or commercial property, you should consider having your roof inspected. 


Interior Inspection

Most professional roofing companies begin their roofing inspection inside your home or commercial building. They will visit the attics of homes and check for any signs of damage to your roof, rafters, insulation, and more. They will check for any signs of roof leaks or critters. Your local roofer will inspect your roof for proper ventilation and check your roof’s vents. They will look for classic signs of roof damage, such as sagging, mold, or wet spots.

Exterior Inspection

Once the interior of your roof has been inspected, your local roofer will head to the outside, examining every square inch of the exterior of your roof. They will look for any signs of damage, such as missing shingles or granules in your yard. They will check for roof leaks and inspect the flashing, fascia, and soffits. In essence, every part of your roof will be combed over, including your gutters. 

Quality Inspection

Alpha Roofing also uses this opportunity to check for any structural problems as well. This would include any problems in the original workmanship of your last roofing installation. We ensure your roofing underlayer looks good, your shingles are aligned, and that there are no areas for potential leaks around your vents, skylights, chimneys, or other openings.


Alpha Roofing has years of experience inspecting, repairing, and installing residential and commercial roofing systems in the Atlanta area, including Bremen, Carrollton, Tallapoosa, and Bowdon. From roof repairs to emergency storm damage service, our team can help you no matter your needs. We offer a 100% satisfaction guarantee on all of our roofing services. If you’ve noticed a roof leak or you are interested in a free estimate for a roof replacement or roof inspection just for peace of mind, contact us today!

Ladder Safety Is Always Important for Roofing Contractors – and it should be for you, too!

Ladder Safety Is Always Important for Roofing Contractors

According to the National Safety Council (NSC.org), “Falls are the third leading cause of unintentional injury-related deaths and the top cause of nonfatal injuries.” According to Injury Facts in 2017, 36,338 people died from falls at home or at work.

At Alpha Roofing and Construction of Atlanta, we spend a lot of time going up and down ladders. We put safety first during all of our roofing services so that we ensure our employees return home to their families. We invest in on-going training so that our roofing jobs are secure with no mishaps. Below, we’ll offer up some tips on ladder safety. Call our roofing company near Atlanta for a free estimate today!

Ladder Safety Tips

Have a Climbing Partner

While ladders are great tools, they can easily become unstable, especially if placed on uneven ground. It is always a good idea to have a partner hold the ladder in order to keep it steady. Plus, they can also warn you if they see something hazardous that you may have missed, such as dirt on a ladder rung.

Wear the Right Footwear

Footwear is critical to ladder safety. If you are climbing a ladder in flip flops, you are putting yourself at risk of falling. This is because footwear with some sort of tread will adhere to the ladder’s rungs better and create a great non-slip surface for you to climb and stand on.

Inspect the Ladder Before Use

Ladders are tools, and like all tools, they can show signs of wear and tear. A frequent issue with older ladders is that parts, such as screws, become loose or go missing. You should feel the rungs before you climb to see if they feel loose, and if the ladder sways or won’t stand of its own accord, discard it immediately.

Don’t Climb in Adverse Weather

Adverse weather can affect your ladder in many ways. If it’s raining outside, then the rungs of your ladder can become slick. If it’s windy out, your ladder could shake, causing a tipping hazard. Obviously, if it starts to hail, seek shelter immediately. No job deadline is worth a risk of injury, and Alpha Roofing always puts safety first above all else.


Safety first is a creed we live by here at Alpha Roofing. From using fall protection systems to training on ladders, our crews are trained to stay safe, to watch for signs of danger, and to watch out for each other. In addition, we take care of the property we are servicing, being careful to ensure any passersby are safe. We also maintain a clean work site, which is critical for ladder safety as well.

If you are looking for the best residential or commercial roofing services, including roof replacements or new roof installations, call our local roofing company for a free estimate today!

Proud to Be a GAF Factory-Certified Roofing Contractor

Proud to Be a GAF Factory-Certified Roofing Contractor

When the time comes to find a West Georgia roofing company that can install a new roof on your home or business, you want to find a roofing contractor you can trust. You want a roofing company that uses the highest-quality materials. In addition, you want a roofing company that holds numerous certifications, including being a GAF Certified roofing contractor. 

Alpha Roofing is the best roofing contractor in the greater metro Atlanta area. We offer residential and commercial roofing services, including roof installations, roof repairs, and roof replacements. We also offer routine roof maintenance services and emergency roof repairs. We work with your insurance company in the instance of roof storm damage as well.

Getting a new roof is a huge project with long-term implications. Using a GAF factory-certified roofing contractor means your roof will get done right – giving you peace of mind. GAF trains and tests thousands of the best roofers in the country and makes sure they’re appropriately licensed and insured so they can offer the best warranties.

What Makes GAF Factory-Certified Roofing Contractors the Best?

In the roofing industry, GAF Master Elite® Contractors are second to none. That’s because each certified roofing contractor must be:

  • Properly licensed by their state
  • Adequately insured, so you can rest easy knowing that you’re covered in the unlikely event of an accident
  • Known for quality – that means having a reputation for providing quality roofing services throughout the community.
  • Committed to the latest methods and up-to-date with the latest technology and practices

Because Alpha Roofing, which serves Atlanta’s roofing and construction needs, is certified by GAF it also means that we have the knowledge and expertise needed to help you choose the roof that’s right for you – whether you’re looking for a new roof for your Douglasville home, or you need emergency roof repairs in Carol County. 

Alpha Roofing is a local roofer based in Temple. We offer free, no-obligation roofing inspections and roofing estimates to homeowners and business owners throughout the metro Atlanta area. We are proud to be a GAF Certified roofing contractor that you can trust! If you are in need of a new roof, roof repairs, or a roof replacement for your home or business, contact us today!