A leaking roof can be a real problem, especially in Oahu when an unexpected storm is looming. Unfortunately, it can be difficult to know if a leak even exists because many roofing issues start off slowly and grow as the damage spreads. Consider the case of a roof with damage to the caulking around the roofing details. These are things such as attic vents and the flashing that provides protection to dormers and additional levels. Sealant problems tend to start as slow leaks and the rain trickles between the roofing materials until it reaches the decking. A leak such as this may not be noticeable until the property owner hires an expert in Roofing Services in Oahu to inspect the structure.
The most common roofing material for residences is asphalt shingles and there is a huge variety available. This variety is great for island homes because they require a roof covering that can handle strong winds and severe storms. The composition or architectural shingles fit this bill because they are made to higher standards. These shingles typically use a base of fiberglass and a variety of fillers to provide the shingle with strength. Once the base is made, the shingles are coated with asphalt for water resistance. However, composite shingles use more asphalt than the typical three tab version, which makes them more durable.
Other materials offered by Roofing Services in Oahu include clay tiles, fiber cement tiles, cedar shake, simulated shake and metals such as copper and steel. Stamped or formed steel is a popular choice because it is extremely durable and very strong. Stamped steel comes in a variety of colors and can simulate almost any other roofing material in use today. The steel that is commonly used for a residential installation comes in rectangular panels for easier installation and the metal is protected by a PVDF (polyvinylidene difluoride) based paint. PVDF is a thick polymer that is highly resistant to water and other solvents so it provides the steel with long-term protection. One benefit to the use of formed steel is that it can be installed over an existing asphalt roof. The current roof covering needs to be serviceable and the decking must be strong enough to support the additional weight. Learn more about roofing solutions at Davidsroofinghi.com.
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