TPO Flat Roofing
TPO roofing is a Thermoplastic and is up 880% stronger in the seams than rubber taped or glued seam.
TPO seams are heat welded together to be physically fused together. Also over time this roofing system starts to pay for its self with its energy reflective colors, white, tan, and gray. Tpo has an overall exceptional value.
Tpo is quickly becoming the favorable system to install.
If you would like to have more information in this type of roof system please click on the link http://www.gaf.com/Content/Documents/10571.pdf .If this sounds like something that you are needing please Email us or give us a call for a Free Estimate.
Rubber roofing is particularly for flat roofs such as; flat porches, wash areas, flat commercial buildings where shingles can not be used do to a low pitch. Rubber come in various thicknesses, sizes for less seams and also comes reinforced.
E.P.D.M (rubber) roofing is a single plied system using glues, bar, insulation board, taps, primer, sealants and so forth. Rubber can also be ballast. Small smooth rocks which are laid onto the rubber to protect it from various things. Maintenance is very easy to do with rubber roofing systems. If this sounds like something that you are needing please Email us or give us a call for a Free Estimate.
See picture to the right, E.P.D.M install on our local Church Roof (completed by Moose On A Roof)
Concrete roof tile has three main appearances based on their profiles:
Flat Profile concrete roof tile is flat - no curves when viewed from its butt.
Low Profile concrete roofing tile has small curves when viewed from its butt that have a rise to width ratio equal to 1:5 or less.
High Profile concrete tile has larger curves when viewed from its butt that have a rise to width ratio greater than 1:5.
Concrete tile is available in several different colors and a couple of textures. The surface texture of the tile can be smooth or rough. Most are color impregnated rather than just slurry coated.
Concrete tile is available in standard weight and lightweight tile. It is advisable to stay away from lightweight tile if you can. They are much weaker and hard to walk on without breaking some and are very susceptible to breakage from hail and heavy snow loads compared to standard weight Concrete tile. Lightweight tile costs more than standard weight. In my opinion it would be better money spent to use the extra money it would cost for lightweight tile for consultation fees of a structural engineer and use the standard weight tile.
When specifying Concrete Tile make sure to state the Manufacturer, Name of the tile, Color, and Type. Example: Acme, Moab, Sunset Orange, High Profile Tile. (Made up names for tile used in example)
The life expectancy for a concrete tile roof is marketed as a 50 year roof. However, the underlayment and batten system, even if good material and the proper installation procedure was used, will not last that long and will have to be replaced generally around 30 to 40 years. Many tile roof underlayments and battens must be replaced much sooner because of the inferior materials and installation procedures used - sometimes within the first five to eight years. The concrete tile also loses color and some surface texture after several years.
Tile roofs are prone to moisture penetration from wind driven rain or snow more than any other type of roofing product. That is why the underlayment, batten system, and flashing and how they are installed is so very important and is the key to how long a tile roof lasts. Most Concrete Tile roofs are only single ply roof systems where Asphalt Shingles are 2 plies, and Wood Shakes and Shingles are 2 and 3 plies. Almost everything gets in under a tile roof from rain and snow to leaves, dirt, and even small birds, animals and their nests and of course insects like wasps and bees. I found a snakeskin once that had been shed. However, a concrete tile roof can be a very good roof, but only if it and the underlayments, battens, and flashings are installed correctly.
Moose On A Roof specialize in Concrete Tile, as we originate from England, this is the main Roof coverings we started our training with all those years ago!
Shingles are the most common type of material used for today's residential applications. There is such a huge variety of colors, shapes, sizes and warranties that can help to make it easier to find the right type of shingle for your needs.
(AR) Algae Resistant Shingles
[Roof stained with algae]
Algae on roof very common question that we get is:
Will my new shingles become stained as my old ones did?
Answer: It can because staining is most commonly caused by algae.
Although sometimes wrongly called fungus, the dark stains on roofs are usually caused be Algae like we find in swimming pools and on the grout between tiles in bathrooms. An alga staining is most prevalent in areas with significant humidity; it can make a roof unsightly. Plus the dark stains tend to absorb more ultraviolet light; which might cause some degree of additional heat build-up in a poorly ventilated attic.
To fight algae, some manufacturers make a shingle witch has algae resistant granules on the weather side.
Two granules have been used for this purpose: Zinc metal and Copper Oxide coated granules. At this time, Copper Oxide coated granules is the most commonly used.