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A heavy wind and rain storm can cause serious damage to your shingled roof. After a serious storm, it’s a good idea to get up on the roof and look around to make sure there hasn’t been any serious...
types of flat roofs

4 Types of Flat Roofs

Homeowners can choose among four kinds of flat roofs, says Bruce O'Neal, vice president of Matthews Roofing, which has been keeping Chicago's many flat roofs dry since 1934. All four types cost $250 to $350 per "square" (100 square feet),...
Wood shakes and wood shingles Click on a topic for more information. Material description Roof deck Underlayment and interlayment Fasteners Flashings Material standards Warranties Material description Wood shakes and wood shingles are manufactured from western red cedar, cypress, pine and redwood trees....
For a long time, your only option for roofing materials was asphalt shingles or...asphalt shingles. Few other choices were available, and if you wanted a different roofing material, you had better be prepared to pay big bucks for it. Not...
Calculating the Life Cycle Cost of a Roof  It seems like all roofing manufacturers are now touting the lowest life cycle cost. How do I determine what product really does have the lowest life cycle cost for my building in...
PVC roofing systems

PVC Roofing Systems

What is a PVC roofing system? Polyvinyl Chloride, commonly referred to as PVC, is a single-ply thermoplastic roofing membrane, primarily used on commercial and industrial roofing systems. PVC-based membranes first started gaining market share in Europe in the 1960s. While...
A properly maintained roof can last for years without signs of wear and tear. However, environmental factors and quality of your roofing materials can play a huge role in how long your roof lasts. If you find that you...
TYPES OF COMMERCIAL ROOFING SYSTEMS Most low-slope commercial roofing systems have three principle components: Weatherproofing layer or layers — the weatherproofing component is the most important element because it keeps water from entering a roof assembly. Reinforcement — reinforcement adds...