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Asphalt Shingle Roofing Solutions McAllen
Asphalt shingles are one of the most common types of roof systems for steep-slope roofs.
They come in two types: fiber glass and organic. Organic consists of paper saturated with asphalt to make it waterproof with a top coat of adhesive with embedded ceramic granules. Organic shingles weigh more so they have better blow-off resistance. Fiberglass shingles have a glass fiber mat coated with asphalt that contains mineral fillers. It also contains a top coat of adhesive with embedded granules.
Ceramic granules protect the shingles from the sun, and also provide good aesthetics. Shingles come in a variety of colors. Shingles are also very cost effective.
Roof shingles are produced in a single layer (3-tab shingles) or multiple layers (dimensional shingles because they have a 3-dimensional appearance.) Both contain a strip of adhesive that is activated by the sun and seals each row. The strip also provides wind uplift resistance.
Warranties for shingle roofs range from 10 to 50 years. A semi-annual inspection is recommended maintenance to check the for roof system problems. Penetrations in the roof should be checked for deterioration. Shingle roofs are recommended for residential roofs with a minimum 7 degree slope where the eave is 33 feet high or less.
A roofing square is equal to 100 square feet. The “slope” or “pitch” refers to the incline on the roof. Generally interpreted as the number of inches rise per 12 inches horizontal. 2/12 means that there is two (2) inches rise per twelve (12) inches horizontal.
Commercial Tile Roof Solutions McAllen
Tile roofs are considered one of the most aesthetically pleasing types of roofs. Tile comes in a variety of colors and textures and styles range from flat to barrel-style tile.
There are generally two types of tile roof systems: clay and concrete. Each type comes in different styles and colors.
Tile is virtually resistant to the elements, which makes it an ideal roof system. It is practically maintenance free and is also considered an energy efficient type of roof system. Tile is Class A fire resistant and can withstand winds up to 125-miles per hour.
Tile manufacturers offer a wide range of warranties, including 50-year and limited lifetime warranties. The lifespan of tile roofs, combined with the long tile warranties make it a very cost effective product
Commercial Metal Roof Solutions McAllen
There are two different categories of metal roofs:
• Low-slope applications
• Steep-slope applications
There is only one type of metal roof system used in low-slope applications — structural metal panels. Structural metal panel roof systems can be used for low slope roofs because of their water barrier characteristics. Structural metal panel roof systems can also be used for steep slope roof assemblies.
Most structural metal panel roof systems are designed to resist the passage of water at the joints. However, condensation should be expected to develop on the undersides of metal roof panels. Careful consideration should be paid to vapor retarder, insulation and ventilation issues.
Three general types of metal roof systems used for steep-slope roofing applications:
• Structural metal panel
• Metal shingle panels
Generally, architectural metal panel roof systems are water-shedding and are intended for use on steep slope roofs. Because architectural metal panel roof systems typically are designed to be used on steep slopes, the seams typically are not watertight. Most structural metal panel roof systems are designed to resist the passage of water at the joints.
Metal shingles and shingle panels are available in numerous varieties. Most of the metal shingles are press-formed during the manufacturing process to provide a variety of shapes. These products can take the shape of individual or multiple asphalt, tile, slate or wood shingle configurations.
There are many categories of metal panels: standing seam, batten, flat, Bermuda and shingled. Each provides a unique look for any roof.
Benefits of a Metal Roof:
• Durability: Proven performance expectation of 50+ years
• Customization: Wide selection of styles, patterns and designs
• Protection: Interlocking panels for maximum wind resistance
• Safety: Metal Roof can be more fire resistance than other solutions
• Reduce energy costs: Light colored solutions reflect UV rays keeping your building cooler
• Light-weight: Help preserve structural integrity and life
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