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A & I Skyline Roofing is a full-service provider of residential roofing in the Pikes Peak Region as well as surrounding areas of Pueblo and Teller Counties. We service our customer in the forms of roof inspections, maintenance and repairs to complete roof replacement.
Total Roof Replacement
Why replace your roof?
Most homeowners replace their roof either because of extreme weathering occurring over time or because of functional damage caused by environmental factors such as large hail.
Functional damage to any roof covering is defined by Haag Engineering Co. Construction Consulting as a diminution of water-shedding capability or reduction in the expected long-term service life of the material. More specifically, applied to asphalt shingles, impact-caused damage is rupture of the reinforcement or displacement of granules sufficient to expose underlying bitumen. The former is a penetration of the roofing shingles that, in effect, removes a layer of the shingles; the latter reduces the expected service life of the material.
The staff at A & I Skyline roofing understands that a new roof will most likely involve a major expenditure for most homeowners. A & I Skyline roofing experts specialize in residential roof replacement and can provide you with the very best in roofing workmanship for your home.
Which roofing solution is right for your project?
The ultimate performance of your new roof can be determined by studying several factors related to climate, adverse environmental conditions, wind speeds, as well as roofing material. Determining which roofing solution is right for your home or structure involves asking yourself what is the best quality of material within my budget that will also provide me long-term protection and assurance of a guaranteed quality job. Our roof replacement consultants are knowledgeable in detecting damage, in environmental conditions native to our region and available materials for your roofing solution. We stay current with up to date information about technical issues and roofing trends by our involvement with Western States Roofing Contractors Association and by interacting with roofing supply experts at Gulfeagle Roofing Supply, ABC Roofing Supply, Pacific Roofing Supply, Shake and Shingle Roofing Supply, and Allied Building and Roofing Products. With these associations, we are striving to help educate the consumer to make decisions that are more educated on their roofing needs.
Shingles as a roofing solution
Shingles are the most popular style of roofing for residential buildings for either new construction or remodel. They are also the most cost effective and come in an assortment of colors.
3-Tab Roofing Shingles
These popular shingles provide economical, reliable roofing protection as well as fire and wind resistance of 60 mph. Either they come in a 20 year limited product warranty or a 25 year limited product warranty depending on the weight of the constructed material. The look of the 3-tab shingle is smooth clean lines.
Laminated Roofing Shingles
Laminated shingles, also known as “architectural shingles” or “three-dimensional shingles”, are the most commonly used of the shingles. They are a step up from the 3-Tab shingle because they are composed of an extra layer of asphalt and granules. They give a rich, dimensional look to your rooftop that is clean, warm and inviting. They come in an array of colors, are fire rated, carry a 30 or 50-year warranty and a 70 to 90 mph wind rating. Some of the collections of laminate shingles on the higher end can give your roof the appearance of natural slate or shake while carrying a limited lifetime warranty and a wind rating of 110 mph.
Impact Resistant Roofing Shingles
Wind and hail are the culprits for an average of $8 billion in insurance payouts each year. A significant portion of this cost is due to damage to asphalt shingles, which have resulting severe granule loss, material loss at shingle edges, and penetration. New shingle products are designed to resist damage from impact. These impact resistant shingles are constructed to resist damage by passing the most stringent standard for resistance and rated Class 4 shingle. Underwriters Laboratories (UL) and the American Society set this classification for Testing and Materials (ASTM International). A number of manufacturers offer asphalt shingles designed to resist the effects of impact for hail or flying debris. Every manufacturer has its proprietary method used to keep the asphalt granules attached to the shingle to prevent damage during impact.
Metal Roofing Shingles
Metal shingles offer many advantages over traditional shingle-type materials. They are lighter and less costly than slate or tile, thereby enabling modest buildings to approach the look of more expensive structures. Unlike wood shingles, metal shingles are rot-proof and fireproof which makes them an ideal replacement for existing shake shingles. Metal shingles can be applied over old roofing materials, which makes them useful for reroofing as well as in new construction. Interlocking edge joints prevent shingles from blowing off in storms or high winds and makes application possible without specialized tools.
Tile as a roofing solution
The principal reason homeowners choose tile is for its enduring quality but largely for the way it looks. Few other roofing products can give your home the curb appeal you can achieve from tile. In addition to the aesthetic property of tile is it virtually unyielding to natures elements. Tile is a lasting roofing solution that contributes to the overall integrity of any roofing structure. For more information on the advantages of tile as a roofing solution read the Facts About Tile Roofs put together by the Department of Commerce and Portland Cement Association.
Slate as a roofing solution
Price was the biggest reason that slate roofing was not used more readily as a roofing solution. However, slate roofing has changed and now due to advancements in engineering, genuine slate roofing has become more affordable, weighs less and is easier to install.
Modified Bitumen as a roofing solution
Low sloping roofs require a different roofing system such as EPDM or a more widely used system called modified bitumen. Modified bitumen membranes are composed of three primary elements: asphalt flux, polymer modifiers, and reinforcements. Secondary elements are filler, fire retardant additives, and surfacing. The modified bitumen roof system is applied in different methods, which include with hot asphalt, torch, cold process adhesive, or self-adhered. A & I Skyline roofing experts apply by the torch down method. The use of modified bitumen roofing systems has grown significantly in the last twenty years. The modified bitumen systems meet a wide range of testing agencies’ approval under destructive testing, earning ratings for fire, wind and hail performance. The modified bitumen system has demonstrated to be an effective low slope roofing solution.
Where can you find more information on roofing solutions?
Ask your A & I Skyline consultant or talk to one of the sales associates of the supply companies listed above to help you determine which product is the best solution for your roofing project. Visit internet websites such as Owens Corning Roofing Products, Tamko Roofing Products, GAF/Elk Roofing Products, Shake and Shingle Roofing Supply, and Certainteed Roofing Products whom manufacture quality-roofing products repeatedly used by A & I Skyline roofing experts. Whatever your roofing solution subject matter, we recommend using your search engine to visit all roofing product manufacturers web sites for additional valuable information on solutions, applications, styles and colors.
Maintenance and Repairs
Why repair your roof?
Homeowners, your asphalt shingle roof should last between 20 and 30 years if it is maintained properly. Repairing a roof is the most cost effective way to address problems that have not compromised the entire roof. Keep an eye out for problems and catch them early to prevent more work and expense down the road. Our roofing experts can inspect your roof and address minor issues by caulking, patching shingles, repairing penetrations to shingle and decking.
When is a roof inspection necessary?
Homeowners or potential homebuyers can avoid any roofing surprises by securing a detailed inspection of the roofing system that includes a written report. Call our roofing experts when a written roof inspection is required for your real estate transaction.