Tips and Info on Commercial and Residential Roofing
- Not easily damaged and it's low maintenance. A Torch Down Roof provides a tear resistant layer that does not have seams and is unlikely to crack or become damaged over time. This type of roof is unlikely to leak. The strong roofing barrier rarely needs repair or maintenance which will save money over other less-durable roofing types.
- Resistant to sun damage; protects against heat. UV rays can overheat a building and damage the roof; so it is very beneficial that Torch Down Roofing reflects the sun and is resistant to it’s rays. The roof will not become brittle or begin to melt. Also-with the roof reflecting the sun the inside of your commercial structure will be kept cooler which may even save you money on air conditioning.
- Can handle pools of water and storms. This type of roof is durable and ready to handle the weather of the Northwest including storms, hail, heavy rain and standing water.
- A Long-lasting roof. A properly installed Torch Down Roof can last up to twenty years.
- No harmful odors/fumes. When installing other types of roofs, like tar, there is an overpowering odor that can require the evacuation of a building. Torch Down Roofing does not have harmful fumes so that your commercial building does not have to be out of commission during the application.
When you are looking into buying a new home you do not want to forget about the roof. You will want to know the condition of the house’s roof before you move in to get an idea when you will have to consider a reroofing project. The best way to know the condition of the roof before you make that big purchase is to inspect it directly yourself, or have a professional inspect it for you, and also ask the sellers some critical questions about the roof. Below are some tips that can help you discern if you are buying a house with a quality roof or if you will be needing a roofing job in the near future.
- Tear off vs. overlay roofing. Whether you have selected to have new roofing added over the old roof or if you are getting an entire new roof will influence the price greatly. Overlay roofing can be the initial cheaper option but may come without a warranty and the roof may not last as long. Also the current condition of the roof effects whether an overlay is even possible. ·
- Size of the roofing project. It may go without saying but the size of the roof influences the cost of the job. ·
- Slope of the roof. The steepness of the roof will affect the price. Low slope (also known as flat roofing) roofs are more inexpensive than steeper roofs.
- Type of roof. Whether you are looking for tile, asphalt, metal or slate. Each type of roof comes with their own pricing.
- Condition of current roof. Your roofing quote will fluctuate if your roof has rotten wood, bad metal, or rusted flashing. ·
- Quality of materials and type of warranty. When you are getting a new roof consider the type of materials and warranty in the quote. Better quality materials and a 30-50 warranty will be an initial higher price but may last longer and provide a superior roof.
- Time of year. Roofing projects may vary in price depending on the time of year the project needs to be completed.
- Other special circumstances. The cost of permits, special insurance, dumpster fees and the delivery price for your specific area could also factor into the estimate price. These are "responsible costs", so a good contractor won't cut these corners, even to save you or them a few bucks.