RM Roofing professionals are proficient in many different types of roofing surfaces. Our 10+ years in this industry gives us an advantage when it comes to analyzing a potential repair. It also prepares us to fix even the most complex of roofing issues.
Our professional roofing license in Nevada (#55096A) has allowed us to fix many different roofing problems, and we are fluent in working on all types of roofing repair. Below are some of the roofing types we can help repair or construct.
Types Of Roofing Materials
Cement and Concrete Tiles and wood fiber tiles can be made to resemble both clay tiles and wood shakes. They're excellent for the semi-arid Nevada climate and are fire resistant. These cement/concrete roofs are easy to take care of, and some have warranties that can be passed on from one homeowner to the next.
Metal Roofs can last even longer than roofs made of clay tile. They come in sheet metal panels, shingles and shakes and are made from stainless and galvanized steel, copper, aluminum and an alloy of tin and steel called terne. They are quite attractive but their one drawback is that they can heat up in the summer. Light-colored and light weight aluminum is an exception. It reflects as much as 80 percent of the heat from the sun, which will save you money when it comes to your energy bills. Non-galvanized roofing needs to be painted every few years.
Flat Roofs. Our professionals are highly skilled at repairing, maintaining and installing flat roofs. Most flat roofs are not absolutely flat, but they can have a pitch as small as an inch per foot. They are covered with roll roofing or foam roofing which keeps them water tight. We also spray polyurethane foam over the flat roofs that are found over carports and decks. This requires special training and special equipment.
Clay Tile roofs are often found in the southwest, for they are almost de rigeur with Mission style and Spanish eclectic style houses. There are indeed types of tile called Mission tile, which is barrel-shaped or semicircular and Spanish tile, which are shaped like an S. They’re the familiar bright orange, and their colors are baked in and won’t fade. Tiles are admittedly pricey, but they can last half a century or more. The trick to their longevity is to install a good underlayment.