The founder of RM Roofing, our roofing contractor in Spanish Springs, has been in the roofing business since he was 17 years old! This long term experience helps him understand the ins and outs of the roofs of homes and businesses in Spanish Springs and environs.
We are pleased to perform roof installation, roof repair and roof replacement for our customers, whether their roof is covered in tile, asphalt, and metal, or is a flat roof that needs special handling.
What Happens on a Job?
When RM Roofing is called on a potential job, whether it's residential roofing in Spanish Springs or commercial roofing in Spanish Springs, we send a professional to the site. This is the only way we can offer a fair estimate to a customer. Once on-site the professional examines and evaluates the roof.
This means that they will go up on the roof, and take a close look. They pay special attention to the side of the roof that gets the most sun, for the sun does more damage than wind or rain. This is especially true of buildings in the southwest, where the sun is particularly brutal in the summers.
Our professionals already knows the square footage of the roof and its shape, because there’s actually an app for that. If the roof has wooden asphalt shingles, our roofer will check the ridge shingles, which are often the first to show problems. They’ll look for cracks and damage from the wind, which can lead to leaks inside the house.
They’ll look for cracks in the flashing of the valleys and the flashing around the vents and chimneys, and make sure the vents are rust free and in good working order. They’ll check the integrity of the chimney. They'll take note of any shingles that are missing, curled up or deteriorated. Later, they’ll check the gutters and the ground to see if there are any large accumulations of granules from the shingles. (This indicates the asphalt shingles are failing.)
Our professionals check to see if there are problems with the wood sheathing and the building felt. RM Roofing can also replace and repair these important structural parts of the roof.
Metal roofs may be tougher than roofs made of asphalt or wood, but they are still subject to damage, especially if they’re made of a lower quality aluminum, which is subject to dings and dents. Holes in other metal shingles can be soldered, though aluminum can’t. Defects in aluminum have to be caulked. Other metals need different types of solder to be repaired. For example, copper needs acid flux and galvanized steel needs rosin flux.
Our roofing professionals have been trained to replace, install and repair the clay and cement tile roofs that are a hallmark of many southwestern buildings. Tiles can last for a hundred years and are literally made for the climate.
But they are heavy and brittle, and they crack with surprising ease if a person puts their weight on them the wrong way. Our roofers know how to work around and with tiles so that they don’t break and stay securely on the roof.
Flat roofs are a challenge because water can't run off them the way it can run off sloped roofs. A roofer needs a special license to work with the elastomer sheets that waterproof a flat roof, and flat roofs that are covered with built-up asphalt sometimes develop blisters that hide water.
After the Inspection
Our professional calculates the estimated cost of the job and shows our client all licenses, insurances and proof of workmen’s compensation. Having all of this paperwork is expensive, it is true, but they protect our customers by letting them know that we are a legitimate and reputable roofing business and holding them harmless if any mishaps occur during the job.
These licenses will be part of the written contract we draw up with our client after they choose us. We’re also responsible for any permits, which also stops our client from being on the hook in the unlikely case of a code violation. It's unlikely because our roofers are always up-to-date on the latest local and national building codes.
Our team of workers do their jobs thoroughly. Though our clients are amazed at how quickly we work, speed is not our goal. We simply strive to install the best roof that we can, create the best replacement and do the best repairs. We also pride ourselves on being tidy.
At the end of the job the customer won’t even know we were there unless they look up at their roof and notice its beauty and notice that the ceilings no longer leak when it rains. Don’t hesitate to call us at RM Roofing, the roofing contractor in Spanish Springs, for both commercial and residential roofing.