Roofing Southwest Blog

Flat Roofing Options

March 06, 2012

Flat roofs are very common in southwestern architecture, both for commercial and residential properties. Many roofing material options are available, each with their own advantages and disadvantages.

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Sprayfoam Roofing Advantages

February 28, 2012

Energy performance, energy costs, utility bills and eco-responsibility have become important issues in the minds of business and home owners, particularly in the last few years during our uncertain economic times. The high cost of energy and parallel increases in utility bills have raised demand for efficiency. That’s the reason spray foam roofing materials are gaining so much attention.

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Replace or Maintain: What To Do With Your Roof

February 15, 2012

How do you know when to replace your roof or just continue maintaining it? At what point do roof leaks become too costly? The life of your roof depends on the materials used in its construction. In general, a shingle roof has a life expectancy of 20-30 years (depending on the quality of shingles chosen), while a foam roof, properly maintained, can last up to 50 years.

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What is R Value

January 27, 2012

Simply put, R-value is the measure of a material’s resistance to heat flow. The higher the R-value, the better the material insulates. R-value is particularly important when considering what types of material to select for your roof since increasing the thickness of an insulating layer produces more thermal resistance.

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Proper Roof Drainage Can Extend the Life of a Roof

January 15, 2012

Whether it is a residential or commercial building, proper drainage of the roof is critical. Unless water is channeled away, it can pool and begin to eat away at the roofing material and the layers below until you’ve got a leaky roof or worse. In addition, when a roof retains water, it is an invitation for algae and mold to take hold.

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