Roof shingles are referred to as either Standard Shingles or Designer Shingles. Standard shingles are also known as 3-tab shingles whereas designer shingles are also known as architectural shingles.
Architectural shingles cost a little more than standard/ 3-tab shingles; but, they are made of thicker material and, typically, carry a 50-year manufacturer warranty. Architectural shingles also provide more style options and a distinctive, textured appearance. Architectural shingles are rated to resist higher wind speeds.
3-tab shingles cost less than architectural shingles because they are made of a thinner material.
3-tab shingles, typically, carry a 20-year manufacturer warranty.
– GAF Timberline/Timberline HD Architectural Asphalt Roof Shingles
– IKO 3-Tab and Laminated Roof Shingles
A flat roof is a low-slope roof; typically installed over a porch under 2” vertical units by 12” horizontal units (2:12). Flat roofs can be perfectly level (i.e. flat) and Florida Building Codes state water is allowed to pond for up to 48 hours after a rainfall on a flat roof.
Most flat roofs on residential homes are made of modified bitumen rubber; also known as torch down. The life expectancy and maximum warranty of a modified bitumen rubber flat roof is, typically, 10 years.
Torch Down Roofing
Modified bitumen is made of a rubber-asphalt mix and is applied by a large open flame, which exposes your home to the inherent, potential danger of combusting during installation.
Self-Adhering Roll Roofing
An alternative to a torch down flat roof system is a self-adhering roll flat roof system. However, self-adhering roll flat roof systems do not adhere 100% on vertical seams, and does not adhere well to non-flat surfaces resulting in a greater chance of leaking (but, no chance of fire).
GACO Waterproof Coating
We have a better, safer, energy efficient, and maintenance friendly alternative to a torch down or roll flat roof system – GACO Waterproof Coating.
The GACO Waterproof Coating
– Remains flexible during its life expectancy
– Will not crack or deteriorate because of UV rays
– Will reflect sunlight
– Can be applied over existing flat and metal roofs
– No need to remove your existing roof and exposing your home to the elements.
– CertainTeed Flintlastic Modified Bitumen Torch Down
– GAF Liberty SBS Self-Adhering Base/Ply Sheet
– GACO Waterproof Flat Roof Coating
We Service Jacksonville, Florida and:
• Jacksonville Beach
• Orange Park
• Green Cove Springs
• Ponte Vedra/Ponte Vedra Beach
• Saint Johns
• Fruit Cove/Switzerland
• Saint Augustine
10 Most Common Roof Problems:
- Poor or faulty installation.
- Leaks and moisture.
- Improperly installed flashing.
- Ponding Water.
- Punctures and penetrations.
- Shrinkage and blistering.
- Improper or lack of maintenance.
We have seen many roofs in every imaginable condition; from completely destroyed to mildly worn. When we encounter a roof in bad condition, we tend to recommend a complete roof replacement. A new roof can reduce the cost of heating and cooling a home and can increase the property value as well as the home’s structural integrity.
Let us perform a thorough inspection on your roof to determine if a full replacement is necessary in your situation. We are here to provide a cost-effective solution that will give you a new roof to last for years to come. We have the knowledge and skills necessary to appropriately assess your roof’s condition and determine the optimal way to proceed.