Residential Roofing

Fixing the Roof

Your roof is one of the most important elements of your home. It provides shelter, safety and protection for you and your family. Whether it's a simple repair or a full replacement, the work we do will be done at the highest quality and for the best price possible.
 

Early signs of roof damage include:
•Missing shingles or leaking around the flashing.
•Visible sagging in areas due to deterioration of framing or sheathing.
•Damage to the roof's structure due to build-up of ice during the winter.
•Excess moisture in the attic area.

 

Whether you prefer asphalt, cedar, metal or tile roof solutions, we can help. Our team will provide straightforward and honest advice about your roofing needs, and the range of materials that will be required to complete your roofing project.
 

Roof Decks
 

While reflective single-ply roof membranes and high-thermal roof insulation seem to have captured current interest in low slope roofing, these are just two of many. Two- thirds of all low-slope roofing activity involves replacement or renovation. In many
cases, there is no designer of record, and critical information about the structure and roof is lost. Since the foundation of any roof system is the roof deck, our focus here is on several of the roof deck systems that a building manager might encounter when
contemplating roof work.

 

In addition to resisting gravity loads and lateral loading from wind and seismic forces, a building’s structural deck must satisfy these other design requirements:

 

•Deflection resistance
•Component anchorage technique
•Dimensional stability
•Fire resistance
•Surface characteristic

 

While all these attributes may have been addressed by the building designer on the drawing board, the building manager needs to know what is overhead and what its current condition is. Things may have changed over time. Examples would be the
conditions of occupancy, high interior humidity, corrosion of fasteners or the deck itself,
installation of new equipment on the roof, types of roof membranes in place (especially if the roof has been re-covered since the original version), and much more. The basic roof decks commonly used with commercial membrane roofing systems are:

 

•Steel– light-gauge, cold-rolled sections, welded or screwed to bar joists.
•Wood sheathing– sawed lumber, plywood or OSB (oriented strand board).
•Concrete– poured-in-place or precast.
•Gypsum– precast or poured-in-place.
•Cementitious wood fiber.
•Composite decks of lightweight insulating concrete on corrugated steel or form boards.
•Thermoset, compacted asphalt fills.


Slate Roof


Slate is one of the longest lasting roof materials. It can last more than 100 years. Slate roof tiles are made of metamorphic rocks which are derived from sedimentary rock of volcanic ash and clay. They are one of the best options out there, even with all the new modern roofing materials.
 

It is smart to learn about the advantages and drawbacks of different roofing materials
before you make a buying decision.

 

PROS:
 

•Aesthetic Appeal
Slate tiles are known for their timelessness and beauty; they enhance the look of every building they adorn. In fact, many historic churches and castles use slate. Also, slate tiles come in various styles, sizes, thicknesses and colors.

 

•Longevity
According to the NAHB, slate is by far the longest lasting roofing material, with a life expectancy of 150+ years, followed by clay and concrete at roughly 100 years.

 

•Safety
Slate roofing is one of the most fire resistant roofing materials out there; it is non-combustible and requires an extreme level of heat to crack. Since it is made of natural stone, it’s also highly water resistant and protective against different weather conditions.

 

•Eco-friendly
Slate's longevity makes it environmentally friendly. The waste from roofs accounts for approximately 5% of the total waste sent to landfills across the nation every year. Slate does not contribute to that percentage since both clay and slate tiles can be easily
recycled.


CONS:
 

•Weight
Slate is heavy. Tiles weigh between 800 to 1,500 pounds per square (100 square feet). Therefore, you should get your residence evaluated from a structural standpoint before installing slate to make sure it can handle the load.

 

•Installation problems
Slate roofing requires expert installation. The key to its longevity is a proper installation. Otherwise, it can cause major roof problems down the road.

 
•Fragility and replacement
Slate roofing can easily get broken if stepped on, and if a tile gets broken it is hard to replace and find a perfect match. However, this doesn’t mean you shouldn’t get slate roofing. It simply means whoever is installing your roof should know what they’re
doing.

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