Roof replacement St. louis

When getting your roof replaced there are a number of factors that your are going to want to look into or want to talk to your St. louis roofing companies about.

The first thing you’ll wanna look at is the pitch or angle of your roof. This determines how fast water runs off it and how visible your it is from the ground. It also determines how much snow and ice can build up and sit on it. If it has a slight pitch then your going to want to take extra steps to ensure it doesn’t leak due to ice damming or snow build up.

Wind is another thing to keep in mind on a low pitches. The wind can catch the edge of a shingle on a low pitched one easier than a steeper pitch due to the shingles laying more horizontal than vertical. This may cause the shingle to get ripped off if not secured. A low pitch is not as visible from the ground as a steeper one is. So it wouldn’t make a lot of sense to install a high contrast designer shingles if no one can see it.

For steeper pitches, high contrast designer shingles are a great choice. They have a modern look compared to the older more traditional shingle colors and will be visible from the ground. Keep in mind that a steeper pitch might also need extra steps to ensure water doesn’t penetrate flashing or other areas fast flowing water might make its way into. Also the steepness might raise the price of your roof replacement due to the higher risk of working on a steep surface and the fact that its harder to work on.

Roof shingles are important choice

The next thing you’ll want to look at is shingle style. Do you need a 3 tab shingle or a architectural shingle. While 3 tabs may have been your standard shingle style 20 years ago. Todays standard is the architectural shingle. Which is two 3 tabs laminated together. 3 tab shingles have a more traditional look and the color options reflect that. They have more of a 2 dimensional look to them compared to architectural shingles. 3 tab shingles typically have a 60 mph wind resistance and a 10 year mold resistance depending on the manufacturer.

Architectural shingles have a modern 3 dimensional look to them. The color options are larger for the architectural shingles than 3 tab shingles due to manufacturers slowly phasing them out. Architectural shingles typically have a 130 mph wind resistance and a 10 year mold resistance depending on the manufacturer. Most manufacturers have a variety of different shingle styles and lines to choose from when it comes to architectural shingles. From high contrast lines to key style lines. There are tons of options when it comes to architectural shingles.

Roof accessories

The next thing your going to want to look at is the accessories(pipe boot flashing, ridge vent, copper trim) that are on your roof or any that you want installed. First we’ll look at pipe boot flashing because it is a must on any roof. Your pipe boot flashing is what blocks water from penetrating your roof through the holes the pipes in your house exit through. These can come in many different styles and materials. But It is recommended to use lead pipe boot flashing. They aren’t the prettiest but they get the job done and last longer than any other style of pipe boot flashing. These usually get replaced because of animals chewing on them.

Ridge vent is the next thing we’ll look at. It isn’t necessary like the pipe boot flashing but it will help damp hot air to escape your attic helping with energy efficiency of your home. You can have a ridge vent installed across the peak. Or you can have vents installed on the top area of slopes. Having vents installed is cheaper then having an entire ridge vent installed but they are less effective than the ridge vent.

Now we can get into copper trim or flashing.  This is a thin copper strip that can be placed on the peaks and in the valleys. This will stop the growth of mold and moss on your roof. Shingle granules actually have copper in them to help prevent mold growth. But they typically only resist mold for about ten years. That’s why people started installing copper flashing. Not only does it look good but this ensures that your roof will stay mold free.

Commercial Roofing

Common Commercial Roofing Problems

Common commercial roof repairs. We see these common issues on a daily basis. A lot of commercial roofing systems accommodate HVAC equipment and other vital items necessary for the building to operate. With that being said there’s typically a lot of roof penetrations and as we all know the more roof penetrations the higher the chance of leaks. Roof penetrations are the most common leaks we see but below are other common commercial roof leaks we come across as a St. Louis roofing company.

  • Condensation intruding the membrane
  • Tears and Ruptures
  • Water Intrusion/ Leaks
  • Brittle/ Cracking
  • Ponding water
  • UV Damage
  • Blistering
  • Wind Damage
  • Hail Damage
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Sometimes a roof cant be repaired and will need a full roof replacement. This is usually because the roof is to old and a majority of the shingles wont hold up anymore. Over time your shingles get beat down from the outside elements and eventually wont seal and repel water properly. That’s when a full roof replacement is a must. Roof replacements usually can be done in a day or two and without the homeowner even being home. We use architectural shingles from Owens Corning to give our customers the best quality roof we can. Roof Replacements can also be a great way for you to finish your exterior remodel.  We want to provide the best service we can for our customers. From the quality of our materials to the quality of communication between the salesmen and the customer. Roof replacements are major projects, so don’t just let any company replace or repair your roof. Make sure you hire a reputable company so you don’t run into any problems down the road. Repairing a roof that has just been replaced is never good and will end up costing you more in the end.

              Calling St. louis roofing companies may seem stressful because you are unsure what the problem may be or where to even start. What is the process of getting a new roof? What are some basic things that you may need to know? Below are some things that will help you gain some general knowledge of your roof repair or replacement.

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The most common residential choices for St. louis roofs include:

  • Asphalt Composition Shingles: These are by the far the most popular roof material. They are cheap and easy to obtain but some find them less attractive than other choices due to their flat appearance.
  • Wood Shakes or Shingles: While these are a very attractive choice, they also come with a larger price tag. They are durable but not recommended in areas where there is fire danger.
  • Metal Roofing: Roofs made of aluminum or steel have gained some popularity over the years due to their durability and being fire resistant. The roofs are expensive and requires a specialty contractor for installation. What may be more expensive right away may save you some money in the long run due to its long lifespan. There are several types of metal roofing available to you, such as, raised-seam panels and products that mimic the look of composite shingles.
  • Slate Roofing: This is definitely a very attractive high end option. Slate is very expensive and very heavy. While they are very nice to look at, they are slippery to walk on and make repairs very difficult.
  • Composition Slate: These are synthetic tiles made from 95% recycled materials. They resemble slate but are much lighter and less likely to damage.
  • Clay Or Ceramic Tile: This red tile roof is common in Southern California and Florida. While this Spanish style is still popular it is gradually getting replaced by metal and composite materials that still have that Spanish look. Now there are materials available that are also fire resistant but they are much lighter called half-barrel shingles.
  • Flat Roof: Most flat roofs are TPO, Epdm, Modified bitumen, Tar, or they have a Silicone coating over one of these above
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