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  • Roof Repair & Maintenance
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  • Roof Replacement
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Types of Roofing Page

LOW SLOPE ROOFING

BUR

BUR stands for Built-up Roofing which involves building up three to five layers of roofing felt interplied with hot bitumen of either Asphalt or Coal Tar Pitch. These roofs were the standard in low slope commercial roofing for decades, however, changes in to manufacturing and the rise technologies of newer roofing products are making them obsolete.

PVC

PVC stands for Polyvinyl chloride a thermoplastic material used for single-ply membranes on low sloped roofs. PVC membrane come in large sheets that are heat welded together in the field to create one single-ply membrane over the entire roof area. These roofs have been around for a few decades, but have become much more common in the last decade for low slopes and are usually associated with commercial applications.

TPO

TPO stands for Thermoplastic Olefin another material used for single-ply membranes on low sloped roofs. Like PVC membranes, TPO membrane come in large sheets that are heat welded together in the field to create one single-ply membrane over the entire roof area. These roofs are relatively new to the single-ply market, but have become common in the last few years for low slope roofs. Again they are usually associated with commercial applications.

Rubber (EPDM)

Rubber roofs or EPDM, which stands for Ethylene propylene diene monomer, are presently the most commonly applied roof systems in our area. Like the other single ply roof systems they come in large sheets that are seamed together in the field to create one single-ply membrane over the entire roof. Unlike PVC and TPO the seams are made with either an adhesive or an adhesive tape. These roofs have been around for a few decades, but have become much more common in the last couple decades for low slope roofs, and they are also usually associated with commercial applications.

Modified

Modified roofing is made by all shingle manufacturers. Modified roofing can be applied with a heat source by torching or a hot mopping, or it can be applied without a heat source by using a cold adhesive or because it is &ldsquo;self-adhering&rdsquo;. Modified roofing is usually used in commercial applications where the slopes are low.

STEEP SLOPED ROOFING

Metal Roofing

There are two styles of metal roofing to choose from. Screwdown (using exposed fasteners) is used on most standard homes. The screws have a tendency to "back out" after seven to ten years, requiring normal maintenance. Standing seam (using concealed fasteners) is considered an upgrade and is the more costly of the two.

Composition Shingles

Composition is far and away the most popular and widely-used home roofing material. It typically comes in 20-, 30-, 40-year &ldsquo;lives.&rdsquo; (There is also an unlimited-life variety) 20-year shingles are used on most starter homes and have no texture. 30-year shingles have a dimensional or architectural look with good curb appeal. 40-year shingles and higher are considered specialty shingles and recommended as an upgrade to consider.

Concrete Tile

This type is considered a "lifetime" roof and is typically used on upper-end homes. Weight is an issue so a home must be engineered, or otherwise evaluated, to handle 1,000 pounds per square of roofing space. Most concrete-tile orders take two months to be fulfilled; only small amounts of tile are normally in stock.

Clay Tile

Clay is considered an upgrade over concrete tile. Special underlayment is required. Clay can be offered in one piece and two piece styles. Two piece tiles require perpendicular batten boards and additional labor. Two piece clay is a minimum of $150/square more than one piece.

Wood Shingles

Two styles of wood shingles are available. Wood shingles are the smaller of the styles (18") and installed over open lathe at a 5" exposure. Wood shakes are 24" installed using #30 felt at a 10" exposure. Most city codes require that any installed wood shingles be fire treated. Wood shingles are high priced and require at least a four week lead time.

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