Flat and Low Sloped Roof

Many modern homes, town homes, and condos are built with flat or low slope roofs. If not properly maintained, these types of roofs can develop costly problems.

A roof that is nearly level or slightly pitched is called a low-slope roof. No roof should be dead level flat; it must have at least a slight slope to drain. Problems inlow-slope roofs are common and more difficult to diagnose than pitched roof problems because the path of water leakage through flat roofs is often quite hard to trace. Look for signs of pond water due to either improper drainage or sagging of the roof deck. Problems can develop over time with these low-slope roofs due to the likelihood that water may sit for extended periods of time. Diagnosing problems with this kind of roof is challenging because finding the leakage is difficult.

Since the problem with your roof is not something that can be postponed, the best solution is to contact JNT Developers to come out and personally inspect your low slope roof and provide you with a reliable solution.

 

Wood Shake Roof

Add a natural and rustic look to your home with wood shake roofing. Offering a variety of widths, thickness, and colors, wood roofs are always unique and will set your home apart from others in the neighborhood.

A shake is a basic wooden shingle that is made from split logs. Shakes have traditionally been used for roofing and siding applications around the world. Higher grade shakes are typically used for roofing purposes, while the lower grades are used for siding purposes. In either situation, properly installed shakes provide long lasting weather protection and a rustic aesthetic, though they require more maintenance than some other more modern weatherproofing systems.

While wood shake roofing materials provide many benefits including helping to insulate the attic, they also require proper maintenance and repair. While installation of wooden shake roofs are more complicated than other materials, such as composite shingles,the final outcome often depends on the experience of the installers.

 

Metal Synthetic Roofing

If you’re looking for a durable roofing type that is fire retardant and requires the least amount of maintenance, then a metal roof may be the perfect fit for your home.

Metal roofing options consist of steel, aluminum, tin and copper. They are often perfect for bungalows, ranch-styled homes, cottages, and historic homes. Metal roofs have become a popular material in newly built modern-style homes.

Many customers select a metal roof because of its energy-efficiency. The metal materials reflect heat and block the transfer of it into the attic of your home. Some studies have revealed that metal roofs have the potential to absorb 34 percent less heat than other materials such as composite shingles.

Asphalt Shingles

An asphalt shingle is a type of roof shingle. They are one of the most widely used roofing covers because they are relatively inexpensive and fairly simple to install.

Two types of asphalt shingles are used: organic and fiberglass or glass fiber. Organic shingles are generally paper (waste paper) saturated with asphalt to make it waterproof, then a top coating of adhesive asphalt is applied and ceramic granules are then embedded. In the case of algae-resistant shingles, a portion of the granules contain leachable copper ceramic coated, designed to protect against discoloration from algae on the roof. This does not protect from moss growth but does slow the growth. Moss feeds on algae and any other debris on the roof. Most manufactures offer a 5 to 10 year warranty against algae growth.