Lelia Medina Roof, 2018-07-11 14:42:10. The first thing to understand when considering a flat roofing system is the different options out there for flat roofs. There are three main flat roofing systems: built up roofs, modified bitumen, and membrane roofs.
Goldie Bowman Roof, 2018-07-11 14:42:10. UNDERLAYMENT One item that should be included on every roof replacement estimate is underlayment. Underlayment is a layer of protective material between the roof deck or plywood and the shingles. Often called felt paper, it is the first layer of waterproofing for your roof.
Aisha Murray Roof, 2018-07-11 14:42:09. Lightweight Modified Bitumen Disadvantages The torch-down installation process is a fire hazard Less wear resistant than membrane systems Membrane Also referred to as rubber roofs, EPDM (short for ethylene propylene diene monomer) roofs are a true rubber roof. The membrane is very durable and resists both tearing and sunlight damage. Installation has many options including glue down, ballasted with stone, and anchoring with fasteners.
Lelia Medina Roof, 2018-07-12 13:42:26. Energy Efficient Most metal roofs are now treated with a special paint that reflects the rays of the sun, making these roofs incredibly energy efficient even in summer and hot climates. And because most roof companies guarantee that even their roof paint lasts 25 years, you won't need to repaint your roof in order to keep it energy efficient for many years to come.
Aisha Murray Roof, 2018-07-11 14:42:09. SHINGLES The primary item on a roof replacement estimate is the actual roofing material. The estimate will list the manufacturer and type of shingles the contractor intends to use. It will also show the style of shingle. Architectural or dimensional shingles are the most popular. They create more interest and often mimic the look of other roofing materials such as slate or tile. It may include color choice or options if design was part of the initial discussion. The estimate will also indicate the length of the manufacturer's warranty for that type.
Luann Hurley Roof, 2018-07-10 14:56:02. The main disadvantage with built-up roofs is inflexibility. The roof may be subject to damage due to structural or thermal movement. A long building would need additional roofing support to prevent the roof from damage due to contraction. The compression due to cold temperatures or stretching due to hot temperatures may also take a toll on built-up roofs. Much care is needed if these factors are pronounced in a particular area.
Haley Mullins Roof, 2018-07-10 14:56:02. Also cost and the ability to stand extreme weather conditions come into play, depending on your situation. Here, we discuss the different styles of roofs, their advantages and disadvantages and how to select the right one for your unit.
Audrey Salinas Roof, 2018-07-11 14:42:08. While there are times, when an emergency roof replacement needs to be undertaken immediately, to prevent further damage to your roof or your home, you need to try and get the job done when the weather is most likely to be good.
Marguerite Bradford Roof, 2018-07-10 14:56:03. What Tools You Need To Do The Job Correctly One thing many people overlook when replacing a roof is the necessary tools that are needed to do the job correctly. Depending on how much of the roof needs to be replaced there may be tools you will need to buy or rent to successfully complete the job. Many of these tools are reasonably priced, but some can be extremely expensive. Luckily, there are many places that rent specialized tools for a short period of time.
Goldie Bowman Roof, 2018-07-11 14:42:10. Replace Cracked Mortar Around Chimneys Make sure that you check your chimney for cracked or missing mortar and replace that mortar that is damaged. The mortar is what holds the chimney bricks in place and should a brick fall it can do great damage to your roof as well as result in your losing your heating an inopportune time.
Ida Marshall Roof, 2018-07-11 14:42:09. Modified Bitumen Advantages Moderate in price, typically between built up and membrane systems Mineral wear coats can be light in color reducing energy costs by reflecting sunlight Peel-and-stick varieties offer a do-it-yourself option for homeowners
Lelia Medina Roof, 2018-07-11 14:42:10. When you are busy, you cannot really give time to inspect your roof for damages. When it comes to roof maintenance, you should hire a roof contractor. You can't just climb up to your roof and do the inspection yourself. These trained roof contractors know how to do the job in a proper way. They are provided with safety gears and right materials to determine if your roof has damages or has a potential to breakdown after a storm. With regular care and maintenance, you can save money than letting your roof take the damage, which may be expensive.