Monthly Archives - July 2019

3 Major Types of Asphalt Roofing Shingles

3 Major Types of Asphalt Roofing Shingles

Asphalt roof shingles are the most popular roofing material used on homes across North America. There are three major categories of asphalt roofing shingle products available today - strip shingles, dimensional shingles, and luxury shingles. It is important to understand the differences between each type of roofing shingle in order to pick the right product for your home.Strip Shingles - Rectangular shingles, the most prevalent size being 12 inches wide by 36 inches long. Strip shingles m...

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Common Issues With Flat Commercial Roofs

COMMON ISSUES WITH FLAT COMMERCIAL ROOFS

Flat commercial roofs are the standard for most commercial buildings for many reasons. Over time flat roofs can develop some common issues. Most of these problems are preventable if you use a qualified roofing contractor and have regular roof inspections.Roof Leaks and Moisture - Roof leaks commonly are caused by improperly installed flat roofs.Poor Roof Installation - Your roofing contractor should have experience installing flat roofs. An improperly installed flat roof can severely damage...

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How Hail Affects Shingle Roofs

How Hail Affects Shingle Roofs

Typically hail damage can be seen on shingles as indentations or fractures on the shingle's surface. Sometimes it's not as obvious and goes unnoticed, causing premature aging of your shingles. There are multiple things hail can do to damage your shingles:Granule Loss - The granules on your shingle's surface are an integral part of the shingle and the shingles first line of defense. When you lose these granules the asphalt surfacing becomes exposed to the elements, causing premature aging.Cr...

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What is TPO Roofing

What is TPO Roofing?

Thermoplastic olefin, also known as TPO, is a very common flat roofing material that does not degrade under solar UV radiation. White is again the color most commonly used as it offers excellent solar reflectivity. TPO roofs are highly tear resistant and TPO laps are welded together using hot air. TPO Roofing Systems combine the long-term durability rubber provides with the security of hot air welded seams. TPO Roofings tough, tear-resistant single-ply membrane resists chemical spills, oi...

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