RESIDENTIAL ROFFING

✔ ASPHALT SHINGLE ROOF – Replacement-Installation-Repair

✔ FLAT ROOF - Replacement-Installation-Repair-Coating

✔ ROOF INSPECTION

✔ ROOF CERTIFICATION

​✔ FLAT ROOF COATING

✔Asphalt Shingle Roof

Asphalt shingles are by far the most common roofing material used for

residential roofing; they come in a large number of styles and colors. There

are two common styles of asphalt shingles that you can choose from. The

lower tier includes what's known as "3-tab" shingles. These are simple

shingles with 3 tabs and have been the standard-bearer of asphalt shingle

styling for decades. They're usually very flat without much thickness and

tend to have the shortest warranty. The better category includes shingles

often referred to as architectural shingles. They're thicker than the 3-tab,

with some of the premium products having a thickness of three standard

shingles. They're offered in more shapes and their thickness gives them and

the roof more visual texture. They're also usually warranted for a longer

period of time than 3-tab shingles.

✔Flat Roof

Flat roofing is not actually flat it has a very low slope between ¼” to ½”

per foot so that it drains water. Such a low slope holds snow and water much

longer than a steeply pitched roof and therefore needs a very different

material to stay watertight. While standard sloped roofs typically have

shingles that are overlapped so that water slides over them, a flat roof is

designed as a continuous surface that can hold some standing water for a

limited time. There are a few common types of flat roof systems which are:

membrane, modified bitumen, and built-up roofing.

✔Roof Inspection

Having your roof inspected is a good way to learn about current issues

and potential problems so you can address both before any emergency

situations. The two most obvious signs that your roof is damaged and should

be looked at by a professional are leaks and blown off shingles. In addition to

watching for water visibly leaking, you should also check for dark streaks and

stains on your ceiling, as they can also be indicators that your roof is leaking

and moisture is damaging both your roof and home’s interior. However, even

if there are no signs that you need to have your roof repaired or replaced, a

more thorough inspection may reveal damage that is not apparent to the

untrained eye. So, scheduling an annual roof inspection is always a smart

idea.

✔Roof Certification

A roof certification is a written "opinion" regarding the condition of a roof

that is performed by a licensed roofing contractor. Buyers concerned about a roof's condition may ask for a Roof Certification for peace of mind. Generally,

the certification will be for a period of 1 to 5 years. These types of certifications

will generally state that the roof is in a described condition and if it appears

that roof may leak, then there will be repairs required before the licensed

roofing contractor will issue the roof certification.

Flat Roof Coating

A roof coating is a monolithic, fully adhered, fluid applied roofing

membrane. The type of flat roof material, weather conditions like extremely

hot or freezing temperatures, strong wind, rain, snow or hail, as well as other

factors can decrease the normal life span of your flat roof. Roof coating is an

extra layer of protection placed on an already completed flat roof that can

give it several more years of life. Roof coating is designed to expand and

retract together with roof materials depending on the weather conditions. By

doing this, the coating remains unaffected and adhered to the roof to prevent

creating a rupture in the membrane. A good roof coating can increase the

roof’s life by several years. Re-coating can also be an option, which will allow

a few more years to be squeezed from the roofing system. Some roof

coatings have a reflective ability which reduces the temperature of the roof

and slows the effects of UV and heat.

 

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