Archives for October 2020

Metal Roofs

Nowadays, lots of materials are available in the market for installing a new roof on your existing or new home. The roof of your house can deteriorate over time and may require the installation of a new roof. Metal roofs have become much popular in recent years because of their several benefits, including longevity, energy-efficiency, safety, and minimal maintenance. It’s completely your choice whether you choose tin, aluminum, zinc, galvanized steel, or copper as you have lots of options. However, make sure your selected metal material is tested by the local testing authority and also complies with the local building code. Here is a list of the key benefits of installing metal roofs.

        1. Durability

Metal is commonly termed as durable material. It’s because metal can endure extreme weather conditions, including heavy rain, snowfall, or a high-speed wind. The metal roofs by R&D Roofing also offer wind and fire resistance and can prevent water and air leakage. This roofing material can also withstand up to 130mph winds, so you don’t need to worry about storms or hurricanes.

        2. Longevity

The metal roof can last for up to 30-50 years, if installed properly. It means a metal roof has an expected life equal to that of a house. Warranty of metal roofs varies from company to company. Metal roofs by R&D Roofing have gained much popularity in Florida due to their durability, strength, and longevity. This is why both home and commercial building owners prefer installing metal roofs.

        3. Sustainability

Metal roofs are made with 25-35% recyclable materials. This material can be virtually recycled 100% at the end of its life period. Metal roofs by R&D Roofing provide energy-efficiency throughout its life cycle. This roofing material can save your money on energy bills as it has the capability to reflect solar radiant heat. A few of their metal roofs can save up to 25% money on energy bills. In this way, your home will remain cool during the whole year, even during the hot summer season. Now you can turn your business or house into a fortress by installing a metal roof.

        4. Stylish

Metal roofs are available in a variety of styles, shapes, colors, and finishes. Aluminum and steel are the commonly used metal roofing that is designed for holding paint finishes as well. Metal shingles, tropical style, standing seam, and traditional southern are among the most popular choices.

        5. Weight

In comparison to the tile that weighs 750 pounds per square, metal roofing is light in weight. Majority of the metal roofs weigh between 50 and 150 pounds per square. Due to its lightweight, a significant amount of money can be saved on engineering and constructing the supporting structure. Some metal roofing materials can be applied to the existing roof without tearing it off.

        6. Low prices

The prices of metal roofing are quite affordable. R&D Roofing offers metal roofs at a low price with compromising over the quality of the material. The company always carry out detailed inspections of its raw materials, so you can trust their metal roofing.

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Seal Coating

Seal coating refers to a process in which roof sealants are added to the roof to increase the life expectancy of the roof. A protective layer of seal coating is done on the roof when it is done. This way moisture, mold, algae, and debris won’t develop in it and it will last longer.

We all want a kind of home that is durable and safe in any kind of weather. Moisture from rain and snow, UV lights from the sun, pressure from wind, they all can damage your roof with time. With these challenges, a roof can last for about 20 years but if it isn’t built with proper care, it is gonna get leaked at some point. Leakage could be the breaking point for permanent damage to the roof. An extra layer seal coating is applied to the roof so that the roof can endure strong weather conditions and sustain itself for a prolonged period of time. Seal coating is applied by a professional roof contractor because a layman wouldn’t know the basics of roof sealant. Once your roof is sealed with coating, it can take rain, snow, sunlight, storm, and fire but it will get less damage as compared to when it wasn’t seal proofed.

It is important for the seal coating to be applied by a professional roof contractor.

Usually, if you have a flat roof, you should get it seal coated before water penetrates and make it vulnerable to moisture and mold. Flat roofs are designed like swimming pools where there are drain pipes that carry the water from the surface and send it towards the sewerage. But if the roof has cracks in it, it will surely destroy it, therefore get a seal coating after your roof is done. As for sloped roofs, seal coating isn’t much popular but there has been a lot of progress in the last few years to make them safe too.

One of the important things about seal coating is that it should be done according to the roofing material. For instance, if you have a concrete roof, metal seal coating would not be ideal for it. Seal coating comes with a lot of benefits as well. That includes the following:

  1. It is extremely good for a waterproof roof surface. Whether you live in an area where you encounter rain and snow falling, a seal coating can protect your roof for more than 20 years.
  2. When water stays on the roofing surface for a long time, the roof absorbs moisture from water and from the atmosphere. Having a seal coating can prevent mold growth inside the roof.
  3. Another benefit of having a seal coating is that it can make your roof fire-resistant.

R&D Roofing is a company based in Florida that can handle your residential and commercial roofs. The company is a family-owned business for generations, so they have got the real expertise for Florida roofing. They have a range of seal coating options that include Acrylic coating, Polyurea sealant, Silicone sealant, Bitumen sealant, and Rubber EPDM coating. You can choose any one of them. The rates will be reasonable for any choice you make.

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