Concrete and clay tiles are very durable and increasingly more popular roof materials. Due to the many architectural and color choices, tile roofing is energy efficient and durable in hot and high wind climates. While tile roofing does require less maintenance than other types of roofing, we still must ace repairs every once in a while.
Flat roof homes need particular requirements to be met in order to keep drains and the waterproof membrane accessible. These drains and membrane are necessary for mitigating water off the roof, and help to protect the property underneath it. Four common types of flat roofs include Polyurethane Foam, Built-up Roofs, Modified Bitumen, and Single Ply.
Shingle roofing typically comes in one of two types: Asphalt shingles, are made of paper that’s been saturated with asphalt to make it waterproof, and are highly durable, usually carrying a class B or C fire rating. Fiberglass shingles are composed of a fiberglass sandwiched between layers of granule-embedded asphalt, and are highly durable, usually carrying a class A fire rating.
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Polyurethane foam is sprayed directly onto the roof, foams up, and turns solid. Foam is both heat resistant and highly flexible, making it useful for roofing featuring unusual shapes or angles.
Modified bitumen is similar to built-up roofing, modified bitumen is made of reinforced asphalt felts. How it differs is that there are plastic or rubber polymers added to improve elasticity, durability and overall performance.
Also known as “hot tar roofing,” built-up roofs are made using overlapping layers of asphalt felts being fused together with hot asphalt. To protect from the weather and other problems, it is usually covered by gravel, mineral granules, or a coat of smooth asphalt.
Usually made of rubber, plastic or a combination of both, single ply membranes are applied in a single layer onto a roof. These forms of roofs are popular for their ease of installation.
It can be a scary call to make, having someone come out and give you a cost estimate on what it will take to repair or replace your home’s roof. We attempt to make that experience as easy and simple as possible.
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