Metal roofs have been a standard feature on barns and sheds for years. However, its popularity is growing each year. In particular, metal roofing is becoming more and more popular with commercial roofing and retail properties due to it being extremely light, weighing between one quarter and one half as much as other roofing materials. It’s also an excellent option in cooler climates that receive snowfall, due its inherent ability to allow snow to slide to the ground rather than building up on the roof.
Advantages of metal roofing:
Fire Resistant: Metal roofing options are particularly resistant to fire when combined with a code-compliant underlayment
Attractive Options: Metal roofing offers many attractive options including steel, aluminum, copper, zinc and even copper (although copper is one of the most expensive options you can select). It also comes in all sorts of looks, including metal shingle/slate, metal tiles, metal shakes, metal vertical panels and more.
Resistant to Moss: Metal roofing materials are particularly useful in forested or moss prone areas that receive high precipitation.
Tough: Metal roofs are extremely resistant to high winds (a common problem in the southwest), as well as to hail and snow buildup. The metal also sheds rain well.
Long Life: Metal roofs have an extremely long life span — often as long as 50 years when properly installed.
Environmentally Friendly: In some cases metal roofing materials can be recycled.
Metal roofs are virtually maintenance free:
Metal roofing is just about maintenance-free. All you have to do is occasionally hose it down from the ground. However, if the roof is damaged due to wind or storm, it should be repaired by professional roofers immediately to prevent water leaks or other damage.
Home ownership in America has never been as important as it is today. We understand how valuable your home is to you. More importantly, we understand how important the roof over your head is for protecting your family and your valuables. Legend Roofing Company Inc has been building and repairing residential roofs throughout the southwest for over 15 years. Armed with trained professionals and plenty of know-how, we are able to handle any type of installation and maintenance with any type of roofing material.
Asphalt shingles are the most common form of roofing material used in the United States, primarily because they are so affordable. With a wide variety of colors and styles, asphalt shingle roofs are an economical and attractive way to spruce up your residence. One criticism of shingles used to be that the boring or repetitive look caused every roof on the block to look the same. Those days are over thanks to the advent of dimensional shingles.
Dimensional shingles, also known as architectural or laminated shingles, are asphalt shingles with a twist. Regular asphalt shingles have three regularly spaced asphalt tabs, giving the roofing material a very repetitive pattern. Dimensional shingles have two layers of shingle material bonded together. However, random notches have been taken out of the shingle, exposing the bottom layer. This gives these new shingles a three dimensional look, with different high and low tabs. of the double bonded layer, dimensional shingles actually offer more protection from wind and hail — with the heaviest grades able to withstand 120 mph winds. They also have a longer lifespan — 40 years compared to the average 20 years for the single layer asphalt shingles. Click here for more information on the Pros and Cons of Dimensional Shingles (link to the What are Dimensional Shingles article).
Advantages to asphalt shingles:
Affordable: A big advantage of asphalt shingle roofs, including dimensional shingles, is their cost. Because they are easy to manufacture and to install, asphalt shingles are inexpensive compared to other roofing materials.
Easy Installation: Asphalt shingle roofs are easy to install, flexible and sturdy, making them compatible with many roof designs. Great: Asphalt shingles come in dozens of designs and textures, including the new dimensional asphalt shingles. Also, asphalt roof shingles can be manufactured to look like more expensive, natural materials. You can have a roof that looks like cedar shakes, slate, tile, or wood.
Light Weight: Materials like slate are extremely heavy and may not be suitable for certain types of roofs. Although asphalt shingles are not the lightest material (foam has that honor), they are compatible with almost every roof type.
Some roofing materials require regular maintenance (like shake shingles), whereas asphalt shingles require almost no maintenance. While they aren’t as tough as tile shingles, they do hold up fairly well to the challenges of Mother Nature. If they are damaged, asphalt shingles are easily repaired and cheap to replace by qualified roof replacement and maintenance experts.
Single Ply Roofing – PVC, TPO & EPDM
Single ply roofing membranes (sometimes referred to as PVC or TPO) have grown in popularity over the past 30 years for use on commercial buildings, thanks to their flexibility, relative ease of installation and competitive price. Single Ply roofing is composed of four basic elements:
An insulation layer
A single ply membrane usually made of plastic or rubber
An adhesive that melds the layers together
Perhaps the single greatest advantage to single ply roofing is its energy savings. With a proper coating, the light-colored roof surface reflects heat and offers a significant reduction in energy use. Tests show that the surface temperature of a white roof rises only 4 degrees on a sunny 85-degree day, while on a black or dark colored roof, the temperature rises 42 degrees under the same conditions. Over time, the reflectivity can translate into significant energy savings!
Three main types of single ply:
TPO (thermoplastic polyolefin) — TPO roofing systems offer a fire-resistant membrane with polyester reinforcement to strengthen the bond. The membrane is also resistant to chemical, grease, and punctures, making it a good alternative for rooftop areas with high traffic.
PVC (poly-vinyl chloride) — PVC formulation allows for added long-term flexibility of the membrane making it extremely durable and impact resistant. PVC is pliable with excellent weathering characteristics and resistance to harsh chemicals and industrial pollutants.
EPDM (ethylene propylene diene monomer rubber) — EPDM has the appearance and feel of an inner tube, and it rebounds when stretched. It is a highly durable roofing material and can last in excess of 40 years.
In addition to the energy savings, single ply roofing has other advantages:
Durable: Single ply is impact resistant, and also resists tough challenges like intense UV rays, high winds, thermal shocks and chemical residue. It is especially suited for roofs that are exposed to concentrations of grease and oil.
Lightweight: The thin layers in single ply roofing make it lightweight and easy to install.
Flexible: Single ply roofing materials can accommodate unconventional roof designs.
Life Expectancy: A properly installed single ply roofing membrane can last up to 40 yearsnexpensive: Thanks to ease of installation (no heavy equipment and it can be applied during wet weather) single ply is quick to install, saving on both material and labor costs.
Retardant: The layers and adhesive help eliminate the danger of fire and smoke pollution.
Single ply roofs are low maintenance:
The bonding of the layers makes single ply roofs incredibly durable as well as impact resistant. Its ability to ward off environmental challenges like UV rays, winds and chemicals, means single ply roof repair is rare, and that single ply roof maintenance is minimal.
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