We perform waterproofing work for "Steep Slope" as well as "Low Slope" or "True Flat" roofing.
Our preferred "True Flat" product line is Duro-Last. For residential products at twelve squares or less, we also use a self adhering (S/A/) two or three-ply membrane system such as the GAF Liberty or CertainTeed FlintLastic system.
A "Steep Slope" roof is generally considered to be anything above a 4:12 pitch. Roofs with a 1/4" rise over a 12" run, or less, is typically called a "True Flat" roof.
We utilize a variety of shingle manufacturers so we can provide our customers a combination of a better value as well as color and performance relevant to each individual job.
Please check back to this page--we'll be adding photos and information on prior projects in both the low slope, true flat, and commercial applications.
Here is an example of a "Low Slope" roof:
(Click Images to display larger version, if available.)
A 3 Tab / 20 Year shingle is the 'basic' variety of roofing product. It has a combination of price as well as overall ease of installation. Typically, these shingles lay flat, however most color options have a slight variation in shading to give a suggestion of depth.
|An Architectural / Dimensional / "30 Year" shingle is the next most common step up from the 3 Tab for a slight increase in cost. They do not have slots like a 3 Tab & there is a second layer that is randomly bonded to the top of the base layer for a 'true' version of depth. The basic idea of a Dimensional shingle is to look like a slightly aged cedar shake shingle (although it's rare that you find cedar shake shingles in such a wide variety of colors like an Architectural shingle). There are also 40 Year, 50 Year & "Lifetime" shingles available from various manufacturers.|
|Specialty shingles: Some manufacturers provide shingles that give the appearance of a cut section of slate or heavy slats of wood, with a fraction of the cost and a greater ease of installation. Some manufacturers offer shingles with a "Class IV wind & impact resistance" which will allow for a deduction in your homeowner's policy as well as a reduced deductible if you should ever actually have to file a claim. For specific details, you should ask your insurance company.|
|For a true Mediterranean or Spanish influence, nothing beats the look & style of a traditional "S" tile roof. The tiles are heavy, however, so they aren't possible for every application.|