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Residential roofing plays a crucial role in protecting homes from external elements and ensuring the safety and comfort of its occupants. With various roofing options available, homeowners must carefully consider factors such as slope, materials, and durability when selecting the most suitable roofing system. Each type has its unique characteristics and requires specific materials and installation techniques. Advanced Roofing, LLC. will explain the different roofing material used for each roof type.
There are 3 types of roofs:
- Low Slope
- High Slope
- Flat Roofs
Low slope roofs, also known as flat roofs, have a slope of less than 3:12. These roofs are commonly found in modern residential buildings and offer a sleek and contemporary aesthetic. To ensure proper drainage, low slope roofs require specialized materials and installation techniques.
One popular material used for low slope roofs is asphalt shingles. These shingles are designed to withstand the challenges posed by low slope roofs, such as water pooling and UV exposure. Additionally, modified bitumen membranes and EPDM (ethylene propylene diene terpolymer) are commonly used for their durability and resistance to weathering.
Asphalt shingles are the most popular choice for high slope roofs due to their affordability, versatility, and ease of installation. They are available in various colors and styles, allowing homeowners to customize their roofs to match their aesthetic preferences. Tile roofs, on the other hand, offer a more traditional and elegant look, but they require a stronger roof structure due to their weight.
Flat roofs, as the name suggests, have no slope or a very minimal slope. They are commonly found in commercial buildings but are also used in some residential constructions. Flat roofs require specialized materials and installation techniques to ensure proper drainage and prevent water pooling.
Polyurethane foam and spray foam are popular choices for flat roofs due to their ability to create a seamless and waterproof barrier. Rubber membranes, such as EPDM, are also commonly used for their durability and resistance to UV rays. Built-up roofing, which consists of multiple layers of asphalt and felt, is another option for flat roofs, providing excellent protection against water infiltration.
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Advanced Roofing, LLC. ensures that the roofing contractors hold necessary certifications and licenses required by Arizona Law & Registrar of Contractors ROC# 311509. Our IKO certification is from the manufacturer – this indicates our expertise and commitment to quality, professionalism and that we hold ourselves to a high standard. Craftsmanship over salesmanship as we like to say.
We have the necessary insurance coverage, including liability and workers' compensation. This protects both the contractor and the building owner from potential liabilities in case of accidents or property damage during the project. If you want more information, just call us and talk with the owner Mark Muzio: 602-350-4052.
Limited & lifetime warranties are provided by the contractor for both materials and workmanship. Additionally, ask us about commercial roofing maintenance services to ensure the long-term performance and durability of the commercial roof. In the event of a roof leak or damage, prompt action is essential to prevent further deterioration and minimize potential losses. Commercial buildings with flat roofs require specific considerations for emergency repairs and replacement.
Emergency roof repair is something we specialize in. We have seen and fixed bad work from other contractors and will tell you that it is important to make the right choice the first time. We will assess the extent of the damage and provide immediate solutions to mitigate further water infiltration. Temporary measures, such as tarping or patching, may be implemented until a permanent repair can be executed.
When replacing a roof, consider the existing roofing material, building structure, and budget. Consult with a roofing contractor to determine the most suitable replacement option, such as shingle, tile, TPO, EPDM, polyurethan foam or modified bitumen, etc. Proper installation and adherence to building codes are crucial to ensure the longevity and performance of the new roof. The selection of appropriate roofing materials, such as polyurethane foam, TPO, rubber, modified bitumen, or metal, depends on factors such as durability, energy efficiency, and budget.