The roof of any building is only as good as the materials used to create it. If the building is a commercial property, then the roof may use BUR (Built-Up Roofing) but, if the building is a home, then the roof is probably a pitched or sloped structure. This usually means that the roof will be covered with the typical, three-tab, asphalt shingle. This is a budget option used by most home construction companies unless the home is part of an expensive subdivision. Thankfully, there are alternatives for Roof Replacement in Leavenworth KS, that make these older asphalt roofing systems obsolete.
For a commercial building, the first possibility is PVC (Polyvinyl Chloride). This product comes in large sheets for easier installation and better coverage. A similar option is TPO (Thermoplastic polyolefin). These two choices allow the roofing contractor to seal each seam using specialized tools and heat. That is, the seams are welded tightly together so they won’t separate under stress. Areas around the various roofing details will be sealed by hand so that no water enters the building. One other material possibility might be EPDM (ethylene propylene diene terpolymer), which is a synthetic rubber. However, this particular product may shrink a bit, so this must be taken into account when considering Roof Replacement in Leavenworth KS.
For residences, the preferred alternatives also tend to be asphalt, such as laminated shingles or composite ones. These products provide a more durable option than the three-tab version, and most manufacturers provide a lifetime warranty against defects. Laminated shingles are made by placing an extra layer of asphalt on the back of the product. This creates additional strength and durability. Composite shingles vary because the extra material is additional layers of shingle placed over the top of the product. This gives the shingle a unique appearance and excellent stamina. If either of these choices don’t fit the homeowners needs, then an alternative such as stamped steel may be required. This particular product comes in a variety of styles and can simulate almost any roofing solution around. The steel is protected by a zinc galvanized coating and the product is generally warranted for the life of the home. Contact Mesler Exteriors for more information.