Roofing Southwest Blog

Why Coat or Recoat a Roof?

June 12, 2012

Since most roofs are generally comprised of four or more layers (a waterproof membrane, insulation, the roof material, and an adhesive) you would think roofing material would be tough enough. So why bother adding a coating? The short answer is to prolong the life of the roof.

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Is Your Roof Ready for Monsoon Season?

May 08, 2012

Monsoon season in Southwest brings torrential rains, haboobs, high winds and hail. In Phoenix, the greatest rainfall in a 24 hour period was 4.98 inches in July 1911. This total is quite a bit less than the Arizona record of 11.4 inches, which fell on Workman Creek (near Globe) in September 1970. Winds throughout the Southwest can frequently exceed 100 mph during thunderstorms and microbursts.

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Green Roofing

April 27, 2012

Technically speaking, the term green roofing applies to flattop roofs in urban settings that have been turned into gardens and elevated parks. It is not unusual for green spaces to become gardens, producing vegetables, edible plants and even sustaining small fruit trees. Green roofing takes neglected space and makes it useful. Such parks and gardens provide fantastic insulation from heat and cold, as well as help reduce the problem of urban heating and heat islands.

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Impact Resistant Roofing

April 04, 2012

The Southwest blows up some incredible storms. The combination of heat and dust rising from the valleys meets the cooler air from the mountains. When the air cools, moisture condenses and freezing around the dust motes in the upper atmosphere forming hail.

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Tile Roofing Advancements

March 22, 2012

Not long ago, the gray slate roofing materials of Victorian architecture and the red tile roof of the Spanish or Mediterranean styles were the only choices in tile roofing. Now, because of advances in technology and manufacturing techniques, tile roofs are no longer confined to certain architectural styles.

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