ROOFING 

 

 

A roof plays an essential role in your home. It shelters and helps control the temperature in the living quarters, so its efficiency is very important. Hot air usually gets trapped in the attic, which is why proper ventilation if often required. When choosing a roof, there are many aspects to consider such as budget, style, weight of the material, pitch, and durability. There are many styles available in the market today like metal, slate, tile, composition shingle, and wood shake to name a few. 

STEEP SLOPE STYLES

ISLATE

It is a natural stone with a class A fire rating. Extremely durable, heavy, and expensive. 

TILE

Made out of clay or concrete, also in light weight versions with a class A fire rating. Durable, affordable, not very accessible for maintenance because it breaks easily.

ICOMPOSITION SHINGLE

Made out of fiberglass, crushed rock with an asphalt coating. Has a class A fire rating, less expensive, accessible for maintenance, common amongst homeowners, some have a limited life span.

WOOD SHAKE & SHINGLE

Natural product, specialty roof. Not class A rated, most cities will not allow installation, expensive, limited life span and requires regular maintenance.

LOW SLOPE STYLES

IBUILT-UP ROOF (BUR)

Traditional hot-tar-gravel/cap sheet roof built up with multiple layers of paper. Applied with a hot mop. 

MODIFIED BITUMEN

Single-ply rolled roof applied with an open flame torch.

ROOF VENTILATION

SOLAR FANS

Solar Attic Fans reduce heat build-up in your attic and can minimize the load on your HVAC system. They install easily with no electrical wiring or structural changes and blend seamlessly into your roof line. Available for many types of roofing.

ELECTRIC FANS

Powered ventilator that regulates the heat level of your attic. It works by exhausting the hot air from the area where set. Regulated via thermostat, automatically turns on and off when desired temperature is reached. Different sizes for different areas. 

WHOLE HOUSE FAN

Pulls air from open windows, doors, and exhaust it through the attic and roof. It causes positive pressure above the living areas and negative throughout the house, which results in a complete air exchange. Helps lower the electrical bill since the HVAC unit is no longer the only one responsible for lowering the temperature inside the home. It takes only minutes for this process.

ROOF VENTS

DORMER VENTS

Static ventilation with no moving parts.

 

O'HAGEN VENTS

Static ventilation, low profile, easy installation. Have different styles to match the surrounding roofing material to make less noticeable.

 

WHIRLYBIRD VENT/TURBINE

Semi-mechanical vent, high profile, uses the wind to operate.

 

ENERGY EFFICIENT ROOFING

A cool roof is one that strongly reflects sunlight and also cools itself by efficiently emitting radiation to its surroundings. The roof literally stays cooler and reduces the amount of heat conducted to the building below.

 

Reflective roofs can lead to better air quality, reduce the strain on our electrical grid, improve comfort, and decrease emissions from power plants. 

 

A cool roof need not be white. There are many “cool color” products which use darker-colored pigments that are highly reflective in the near infrared (non-visible) portion of the solar spectrum. Because a white roof strongly reflects both visible and near infrared sunlight, a white roof will typically be cooler than a cool colored roof.

ROOFING INSULATION

Having the proper radiant barrier insulation between the attic and the living space is important.  Heating and cooling account for 50 to 70% of the energy used in the average American household. Inadequate insulation and air leakage are leading causes of energy waste in most homes. A radiant barrier presence saves money, makes the living space more comfortable, walls, ceilings, and floors warmer in the winter and cooler in the summer.

The most common type of roofing insulations are batt, blown in, and foil. When used in conjunction with proper attic ventilation it makes your home more energy efficient.