Importance of A Quality Roof
A quality roof is essential to a quality home. A roof protects your family and provides shelter over your head. Do not let a small leak go un-repaired as it can make matters worse and lead to more damage which will lead to more expenses in the future. A leaking roof can begin to affect interior parts of your home like your floors and ceilings. Also allowing your roof to rot can lead to pest infestation like termites. Termites are known to make home matters worse. That is why you should get any roof leaks repaired immediately. Rescue Roofing of Tampa will help repair or replace your residential or commercial roof at an affordable cost. All our work is Guaranteed. Please read the information below to learn more about the different types of roof styles and roof types.
There are several roof types and styles so you will need a roof specialist who can identify the type of roof you have and what your repair would entail. Please read about the different roof types below to learn more:
Roof styles include:
The gable roof style looks like an inverted/upside down V. Gable roofs are not good roof types for areas with high wind.
Flat roofs are common especially with commercial buildings. Flat roofs are simple because they have minimal to no pitch.
Hip roofs are a common residential style roof. This is a difficult roof as it has truss and rafter structure. A hip roof style roof has four sloping sides with zero vertical roof lines/walls. These roof are often square or rectangular.
A gambrel roof is compared to a barn roof. The gambrel style roof is most commonly used on barns. Offers attic space.
Dutch Hip Roof:
The dutch hip roof is like a hip roof. It has a small gable at either end.
Many churches use this type of roofing style. The roof acts as both the roof and the walls for a structure.
Roof Material Types
Shingle Roof Types:
Asphalt Shingle Roof
Asphalt shingles are commonly used on residential homes and are often on steep slope roofs. The asphalt shingle are available in different types, styles, shapes, colors, and sizes. The reason they are names asphalt shingles is because they are mainly made out of asphalt.
Things to Know About Shingle Roofs:
1. Cheaper roofing material compared to metal, tile or other roof materials.
2. Life expectancy of shingle roofs is 20 years – 50 years
3. Asphalt shingles have an easy install process.
4. Offers an aesthetic look – some asphalt shingles can even replicate the look of wood or tile depending on the style you select
Fiberglass Shingle Roofs
When shingles were first produced, they were made from a wood and paper felt material. Today, we also have shingles made out of Fiberglass. Fiberglass is used for several things today. Fiberglass provides strength and durability.
It also falls in the Fire rating class A.
A new type of shingle that is gaining interest is the Solar Roof Shingles. Solar roof shingles act as a protective shingle for the roof and as an energy producing system. You can select different styles/colors for Solar Shingles as well.
Owens Corning Shingle Roof Material Info
Owens Corning Shingle Types:
1. Laminated Shinges
2. Traditional Shingles
3. Architectural Shingles
4. Solar Reflect Architectural Shingles
Owens Corning ProEdge Hip & Ridge Shingles Benefits:
*Added shadow line provides strong distinction along ridge line and enhances overall aesthetics
*Color-matched to coordinate with Owens Corning
*Pre-applied continuous sealant bead aids in quick adhesion
*(Limited Lifetime* Warranty when installed with the Owens Corning® Laminate Shingles
Applicable Standards & Approvals:
ASTM D3018, Type I
ASTM D3161, Class F Wind Resistance
ASTM E108/UL 790, Class A Fire Resistance
Florida Product Approval
Miami-Dade Product Approval
As your roof ages it can become prone to damage . As damage occurs it can cause leaks. A leaking roof should not go unrepaired as it can cause a bigger and worse problem later. You should always elect a certified roof specialist to do repairs on your roof so the leak is properly repaired and stops the current leak. Learn more about roof leaks below.
Roof Leak Repair
When it comes to a roof leak , there is a lot of evaluations conducted to determine how to repair your roof.
First things first, not all roofs are the same. They can vary in material, shape and size. This makes locating a leak challenging at times. A professional needs to assess your home to make sure the leak is in a localized area and not on several parts of the roof.
Since a roof leak can be critical, you need to have a professionally trained roof specialist assess roof leaks so that proper repair or replacement can be performed. Quality roof leak repairs are important so that no other damage occurs in the future.
Shingle Roof Repair
Shingle roofs are very popular and a certified roof specialist should always do the repair, unless repairs are not feasible then a trained roofing expert should also perform a reroof.
Overtime, shingles can become damaged from wind, hail, hurricanes and other environmental aggressors. These factors can cause your roof to leak. If your shingle roof is leaking and needs some repairs, then we are the company for you. We Guarantee all our work and we provide excellent roofing repair service.
We are known for our ability to install quality roofs as a quality roof is essential to a good home. We only use the best roofing materials available by manufactures like Owens Corning products.
All our roof repairs come with a warranty. We back our new roof installations for up 10 years. Our roof repairs are guaranteed for up to 5 years. When we do any roof replacement or roof repair, we make sure each roof is inspected before marking job complete on our end. We want to make sure that the new materials meet our installation standards and that the roof repair will pass any code requirements or inspections.
Collin Kruse, owner of Rescue Roofing of Tampa always insures that roof repairs and re roofs are performed on time, and that installation was properly done so that the roofing system will provide a long lifespan. You may even see Collin performing the roof repairs and reroofs himself to make sure a quality job was performed.
Here at Rescue Roofing of Tampa we take pride in our work and we want to provide our customers with a satisfactory experience. Call to schedule your Free Estimate 813.661.ROOF
Flat Roof Repair
Flat roofs are exactly that- Flat. Do not take its simple look as an easy fix. Flat roof repair still requires expertise from a knowledgeable and trained professional. Locating a leak on a flat roof is one of the obstacles of a Flat Roof Repair. Next is assessing the Underlayment of the roof and any damaged plywood that may have been affected during the leak.
Our staff of expert Repairman are trained to assess all damage for residential and commercial owners. We Guarantee that we will fix any leak with quality repair work so no more damage will occur. Call today to schedule your Free Estimate for your Flat Roof Leak.
Tile Roof Types
Two common tile roofing materials consist of concrete and clay. Each offer their own benefit when used on their home. To find out more about these materials please read the info provided below.
Concrete Tile Roof
Concrete tiles are made with sand, water and cement that are molded under heat and pressure. Then they are often painted to give them an aesthetic look. When tiles are made out of concrete, they have additional water locks or interlocking ribs so water cannot infiltrate. There are three types of options for concrete tiles such as: low profile , high profile and flat profile. This material is resistant to hail, fire and wind which makes them a safe roofing material.
Clay Tile Roof
Clay tiles are made by molding them with the baking process. Most Clay tiles are sprayed with ceramic to give them an aesthetic look. Clay tiles are beneficial for insulation purposes, They help insulate and isolate unwanted heat and cold from entering your attic area. Clay tiles are resistant to wind and fire.
Although tile roofs are supposed to be a durable roofing material they can encounter damages or break. Overtime tile roofs may become damaged due to improper installation or unaccounted environmental factors like debris. When tiles become damaged, you need to fix them so other damages do not occur like a roof leak. Read more about tile repairs below.
Tile Roof Repair
Tile Roofs are a new and unique options many home owners are requesting as their new homes are built. They are not as traditional as flat or shingle roofs that were popular years ago. Although Tile Roofs are gaining popularity, tile roof repair is a challenge and should only be done by trained professionals.
A trained professional will understand that tiles can break when walking on them with full body weight, so a repairman will have to locate any roof leaks without causing more damage/breaking any tiles. Roof Tiles have gained popularity because they are often a more durable material that lasts for years. However, when a tile breaks for whatever reason it can lead to home damage or a leaking roof.
*Tiles can be broken from shipping process, mishandled, or by walking on them. Sometimes severe weather can cause issues like having debris fall on top of your roof, thus cracking or breaking a tile.
Tile Roof Underlayment
The underlayment used under tile roofs serves as a weather guard prior to tile being installed. When a tile roof is installed correctly, it acts as a water shedding system. Underlayment for roofs have to follow governing building codes and industry standards. Tile underlayment is typically a single layer of Type II asphalt based felt. All materials must be identified with ASTM ratings since they identify products that meet adequate performance.
However, South Florida requires other minimum material requirements. South Florida requires felts to be rolled with sand, mica, or powder on the surface. These materials help with prevention of self-adhesion during storage processes.
Building codes require that single layer felts be installed with headlaps of 2-4 inches with a minimum endlap of 6 inches.
To identify a leak on a tile roof we must remove the problem area tiles. We then use a nail or screw to mark the upmost drip point to the lowest.
Sometimes we will need to take other precautions such as a flashlight test or a hose test because a visual inspection may not suffice in all situations.
Slate Roof Repair
Slate Roofs are made of slate or a highly durable metamorphic rock. In order to lay slate on a roof- this rock material is created into stone or shingles so it can be laid down on your roof top so it looks natural and elegant.
Slate Roof Repair is not a low cost repair. A Slate Roof is requires special material and skill to properly lay the material so it is done correctly and so that no other damage can occur. Slate Roofs are one of the most durable roofs and long-lasting. Most repairs are needed when there is an issue with valley linings, tiles, or metal. We do not recommend just anyone repairing your slate roof. Slate Roof Repair requires great skills and knowledge, so call us today to schedule your Free Estimate.
Metal Roof Types:
*Metal Roofs are made out of these materials: Zinc, steel, tin, aluminum and copper.
Metal Roof Repair
Metal Roofs are common but a unique roof which makes repairs unique as well. Most Metal Roofs are installed on steep slopes so that it acts as a waterproof system and structural deck. Often times Metal Roof leaks need repair when: seams are exposed, open flashing has occurred, oxidation, panel damage or improper installation.
Rescue Roofing of Tampa’s roof specialists are trained to find the damage and offer a repair report custom to fit your budget. We will provide a detailed inspection report diagnosing what damage there is and how we can repair it.
Commercial Roof Types:
Commercial Roof Types include:
*Built-up, including coal tar, asphalt, gravel and modified bitumen.
*Single-ply membrane roofing, including TPO & EPDM.
*Liquid-applied systems using high-tech polymers.
*Metal sloped roofs atop high-rises.
*Flat Roof: Flat roofs are common especially with commercial buildings. Flat roofs are simple because they have minimal to no pitch.
Commercial Roof Repair
We have experience in Commercial Roof Repair- we Guarantee our work.
Commercial roofing differs from Residential Roof repairs as there are different specifications to abide by. Commercial Roof repair in the Tampa Bay Area is important to keep your business functioning and so that water damage does not make matters worse- as rain in Florida is almost an everyday event during the summer season.
In some cases a commercial roof repair is not an option and a “re-roof “roof replacement will need to be performed. If a full commercial roof replacement is needed or reroof, we will work with you to select the best quality grade materials that can fit your budget and offer long-lasting results and durability.
Call Rescue Roofing of Tampa, Inc. so that we can come out and inspect your commercial roof leak, concerns or damage. All Estimates are Free and we will back up our work Guaranteed. We will even provide you with a detailed written assessment of roof defect issues like leaks, the cost of repair and we will help guide you through insurance damage claims.
Homeowners and business owners often face the issue of needing a roofing replacement which is considered a reroof. A new roof may need to be installed when an old roof becomes significantly damages. There are several reasons a roof can become damaged. Weather, natural wear, natural disasters, poor quality materials, and poor installation are common factors that affect your roof.
If a decision is made to reroof your home- we will work with you to help you find affordable roofing material that will provide lasting results for years to come. We Guarantee all our work and we will provide you with a written inspection report and project proposal of what needs to be done. A Reroof can offer several benefits:
- Improves roof performance
- Comes with a warranty
- The new roof will last from 10 to 50 years depending on materials used
We understand a reroof is a big decision- but it doesn’t have to be a decision you make alone. Ask us any questions or any concerns you may have and we will provide you with information and answers to your questions. All of our work comes with a Guarantee. We back our new roof installations for up 10 years. Our roof repairs are guaranteed for up to 5 years. Call Rescue Roofing of Tampa today for information.
Here at Rescue Roofing, we only use the best roofing materials available on all our projects, all backed with manufacturers warranties. We also offer warranties on reroofs and roof repairs.
We understand a reroof is a big decision- but All of our work is Guaranteed! We back our new roof installations for up 10 years. Our roof repairs are guaranteed for up to 5 years.
Rescue Roofing of Tampa Proposes to: clean up and haul away all roofing trash and debris. Nail off entire roof deck to current hurricane codes (insurance discount). Spread tarps around perimeter during tear off to keep debris to a minimum. Run magnets around perimeter of building to pick up any stray nails from roof construction. All necessary permits are included
Underlayment products are the final defense mechanism between the home and the elements. Roofing Underlayment is intended to help block water from the roof deck and out of the home to help prevent future rotting, molding, and water damage.
Let our Team of Roof Specialist decide which Owens Corning Synthetic Underlayment is best for your roofing needs. There are different types of underlayment and they each offer different benefits.
Using Owens Corning synthetic underlayment is one of the best options because is tougher, safer and a better water repellent.
Can your roof withstand every storm? If you’re not sure, or you have an aging roof that’s been well weathered, have one of our inspectors come out and take a look. It’s very possible you’re subject to further damage without proper flashing installed.
Roof Flashing refers to galvanized steel or aluminum that is used over joints on a roof or wall construction to prevent water seepage, thus more damage.
This material is often found in areas around pipes, chimneys/fireplace, windows, skylights or valleys.
Flashing can become damaged due to weather, oxidation and often times it just loosens over time. Call us Today to see if you need a flashing repair of replacement.
Rescue Roofing of Tampa will help you with your insulation needs depending on your home and roof system. Insulation helps keep your home cool and warm depending on the time of the year. Insulation is found in areas like the attic space. Let us help you determine which insulation option is best for you and can fit your budget.
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Some homeowners prefer natural lighting in their home so they have a skylight. Over the years, skylights can become cracked due to storms and debris, or even improper installation. If you have a skylight that needs repaired or replaced, Rescue Roofing of Tampa has trained Installers and Repairmen who can repair or replace your skylight for an affordable cost.
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