Apartment roofs are of different roof types and are installed with different types of shingles. Proper installation and maintenance is a key for long lasting apartment roofs.
The different types of roofs installed on apartments include shingle roofs, flat roofs, mansard roofs, metal roofs, and so on.
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The different types of shingles used on apartment roofs are asphalt shingles that are available in bigger sizes for installing in less time.
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Installation by experts and periodic maintenance plays a significant role in protecting apartment roofs which are exposed to high winds and extreme temperatures.
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Types of Roofs
Apartment roofs are special in terms of large coverage required and the material has to be uniform. Since apartments being multi-family units, they come in different sizes depending on the location. Apartments are the popular dwellings after homes as they are affordable and maintenance free. Apartment roofs must be laid in accordance with the local city and environment guidelines.
Apartment roofs depend also on the pitch of the roof, such as flat roofs, low-slope roofs, or steep-slope roofs. Mansard roofs are also suitable for apartment roofs though they are difficult to install or repair. Flat roofs or low-slope roofs are also most suitable for apartment roofs. Some apartments are built with metal roofing due to their strength and little maintenance.
Types of Shingles
Apartment roofs can be installed with different types of shingles. Asphalt shingles are the most popular choice for apartment roofs since their invention. Asphalt shingles are easy to install and are suitable to extreme weather conditions. Organic shingles and fiber glass shingles are the two other choices for apartment roofs. Wood shake shingles are also used for apartment roofs but they are very expensive.
Apartment roofs can be installed with shingles that have wider nailing area and that are available in larger sizes such as the IKO Dynasty and IKO Cambridge.
Metal roofing is a popular choice for apartment roofs due to their low maintenance. Tin, steel, aluminum, copper, brass, and so on used for apartment roofs. Tile and slate shake shingles are rarely seen on apartment roofs as they are very expensive and hard to install as well.
Roll roofing with modern material with Poly-Vinyl Chloride membranes is also one of the popular choice for apartment roofs with low slopes or flat roofs.
Installation and Maintenance
Installing apartment roofs must be done with caution as poor installation can result in future roofing issues. Working according to the specifications and practicing safe practices is essential. The joint where the wall meets the roof must be properly sealed. Chimneys, skylights, flashings, and so on must be installed according to the specifications. If installed properly, apartment roofs can last for 25 to 30 years.
Maintenance of apartment roofs is crucial for its long life. Checking the roof every six months is required. A certified roofing contractor or inspector can assess your roof and give necessary recommendations. Cleaning the gutters often and watching out for any animal movement on top of your roof is recommended. Putting temporary sealants for an apartment roof is a bad idea if the age of the roof is over 10 years.
Checking the roof for any missing shingles after storms, or any dents on shingles due to hail, or any streaking of shingles due to moisture are the three checks you must perform for your apartment roof. If you are unsure about repairing or replacing your roof contact your home insurance agent and a certified roofing contractor. Old apartments are extremely prone to roofing damage and the roof deck also may need replacement in case of extreme rotting.
Olde Town Group
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Olde Town Group is a family owned business in the Midwest who are experts in installing apartment roofs. Sean Vogler is the owner of Olde Town Group, the largest roofing contractor in the area. Olde Town Group is located in Moline, IL and has operations over 200 miles of Quad Cities. Olde Town Group also offers services such as siding, windows, home improvement, kitchen remodeling, bath remodeling, gutters, commercial roofing, flat roofs, and so on. Olde Town Group is partnering with local contractors and products such as CertainTeed roofing, IB Roof Systems, Tyvek house wrap, IKO roofing, James Hardie siding, and Andersen windows. You can combine all your home improvement projects and get cost savings by contracting with the Olde Town Group.
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Olde Town Roofing is the roofing division of the Olde Town Group and are a Certified Shield Pro Plus Contractor from IKO. The certification has enabled Olde Town Roofing to offer quality services to its customers. Customers choose Olde Town Group services due to their professional work efforts, timely completion, and cleanup. Olde Town Group believes that all customers deserve equal respect and offers best rates to its customers. They have partnered with different financial institutions and can assist you with the insurance paper work. Call Olde Town Group at 5637239940 or 3097385550 or 3095171676 for more information and instant discounts.
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