Roofing Rochester NY and Low Slope Roofing Services

roofing rochester nyIf you currently have or plan on installing a flat roof or low slope roof in Rochester NY you may require various roofing services and maintenance during it’s lifetime that a pitch roof will not. The importance of first finding a roofing contractor that is experienced and certified in low slope installations is above all else. The highest quality flat roofing materials are meaningless if improperly installed. Make sure the roofing company you choose can provide you with referrals of other flat roof owners they have helped.

Do not be fooled by a less qualified roofer who may try to convince you that it is okay to install roofing shingles on a low slope roof if you apply an ice and water barrier underneath the shingles. This is wrong!  Roofing shingles and underlayments are designed and manufactured to “shed” water which requires some pitch. They are not designed to hold out “pooling” water. In a situation with little to no slope(flat) water will pond and seep back under the shingles and cause damage to your home’s interior. This problem will only be amplified when winter sets in and ice damming occurs.

To properly shed water from a flat or low slope roof a top sheet needs to be applied with some form of adhesive or hot tar rather than fasteners so that “ponding” water can be directed to a roof drain or rain gutters and not get under the top sheet of roofing material. A proper base or mid ply must be adhered directly to an acceptable roof deck in order to provide REAL long term protection and comply with warranty standards.

Maintenance is of the up most importance when it comes to flat or low slope roofs. Keeping drains and gutters free of debris like sticks and leaves could mean the difference between years of headache free protection and a serious leak that could have easily been avoided. Most roofing companies offer roof maintenance programs which include cleaning roof drains and inspecting any roof flashing, caulking or seams in the flat roofing material. A well maintained low slope roof will last years longer than a neglected one.

It may be possible to repair your existing flat roof but that will depend greatly upon the age of the roof and the specific materials that were used in the original installation.  If your flat roof is aging but still have some life to go, a flat roof restoration may be possible. An elastomeric, fiberized aluminum coating is applied to the entire roof surface to restore your flat roof to a newer state. Tis option is faster, easier and cheaper than a full roof replacement but fails to uncover potential leaks or damage in roof decking and flashing.

All low slope roofs from residential to commercial will eventually require roofing service to either repair or replace the roof. Performing small repairs and regular maintenance are the key to making a quality low slope roofing system stand the test of time. Above all else is the importance of hiring a reputable roofing company that specializing in flat roofing, is properly insured to perform roofing and has a longstanding record of quality roofing installations backed by superior customer service should any problem or defect ever arise.

Give our owner a call today to learn more about roofing in Rochester NY @ 585-288-0895 or request your roof replacement estimate online!

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Roofing Fairport NY and Common Roofing Problems

As your roofing Fairport NY ages and sustains long term exposure to weather damage, certain areas can become susceptible to roof leaks and other problems commonly associate with an old roof. Our Rochester NY roofing company suggests to keep an eye out for problems and perform a roof tear off in Fairport NY immediately to avoid further damage to the roofing deck and rafters or worse yet interior water damage and mold.

Whether obvious or hard to detect, roof problems are always a pain and something you want fixed right the first time!  For over thirty five years we have examined the failure curve for residential roofing. We have identified which roofing failures are most common and what conditions can cause these problems. This is not a self diagnostic guide to evaluate whether or not you need a new roof in Fairport NY but rather an informative list of roofing failures most commonly battled by home and business owners.

  • Roof leaks and water stains on ceilings
  • Roof shingle blow offs
  • Unsatisfactory workmanship leading to product failure
  • Blistered, cracked or curled asphalt roofing shingles
  • Excessive loss of roof shingle granule
  • Leaks at roof flashing
  • Leaks in roof valleys
  • Leaks at roof skylights
  • Snow and ice damage from ice damming
  • Over hanging trees
  • Moss, algae and black streaking
  • Clogged gutters and downspouts causing roof leaks
  • Ponding water on flat and low slope roofs

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Over the years, if left unattended to, these problems can become weak spots where rain will eventually cause damage to your homes structure and interior. Even a small leak that doesn’t reach a ceiling can cause wood rot and mold. When inspecting roof problems and leaks make sure to look inside your attic for dark spots and water damage on the underside of the roof decking and rafters.

If you are experiencing roof leaks or roof problems and need the assistance of a professional roofing contractor in Fairport NY call us today for a free roofing estimate @ (585)288-0895 or learn more about the factory certified roofing services we offer www.ronferrisandsonroofing.com