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Residential and Commercial Roofing- Weatherproofing Your Roof

Residential and Commercial Roofing- Weather in Oklahoma can get pretty intense. What can save your roof from leaking or tearing off? Weatherproofing.

When you’re wanting to build a longer lasting roof, weatherproofing it is the solution. What exactly goes into that process? Various layers of waterproof elements, peel-and-stick underlayment, and other coatings is the best solution for residential and commercial roofing.

Roof Paper

One of the types of roof paper is asphalt-impregnated roof paper, which has been the conventional choice for many years. This type of roof paper is considered “tar paper”. The material is inexpensive and easy to install, but can take a couple of turns if not installed properly.

Although this is the choice for conventional roofing, it can have some underlying issues such as curling and moisture seeping into the home. This happens when the winds get very strong and the rain gets past that extra layer of protection.

Maximum Protection

For maximum protection, the peel-and-stick underlayment, instead of felt paper, is the best solution. This roofing material with proper installation will provide years of protection against winds and rainy conditions.

This method of peel-and-stick can be used on the entire roofing system and surface for maximum protection on residential and commercial roofing systems.

The benefits of peel-and-stick roofing protection are:

  • Self-adhesive application that doesn’t require nails. Nails gives the roof more of a chance to allow water into the home.
  • It provides flexibility with installation that allows it to get around hips, valleys, and ridges on the roof.
  • Unlike the felt paper mechanism, the peel-and-stick underlayment doesn’t tear easily. This material helps reduce the chances of ripping or breakage during the building process, and is most reliable in severe weather conditions.
  • Built with a nonskid surface to help prevent falls and jobsite accidents.

As for residential and commercial roofing, various roofing systems are used on either one. Some roofing systems cater more towards residential or commercial roofing, but both can accommodate types of metal roofing, flat roofing systems, and even TPO roofing.

With each roofing system, the peel-and-stick application helps prevent leakage and moisture into the home during and after the building process. Making it easier for the installers by providing a nonskid grip creates the perfect environment.

If you’re looking into new construction for your residential or commercial roofing system, Roofscapes can assist by providing the best protection and weatherproofing system.

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Caution: Ice Dams

An ice dam is a ridge of ice that can build up and form at the edge of your roof. When snow builds up on your roof, the snow underneath will start to melt from the heat your house is creating. This meltwater will then run down to the eaves, and because eaves tend to be the coldest point on the roof, it freezes. Once this happens, meltwater will continue to run down the roof, and the ice will continue to grow due to the initial ice that froze in the eave of the roof. As the meltwater continues to drip with nowhere to go, a water backup will occur.

Standing water and your roof are never a happy mix. If you see this happening contact us right away for a free inspection.

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