Roofing Experts in Exton PA
Impriano Roofing Contractors provides expert roofing service and installation to Exton PA. In the event that your roof needs servicing, you have peace of mind knowing we’re only a phone call away. We offer emergency service and free estimates. Ask about our warranties and roof maintenance programs for homes, apartments, high rise buildings, office buildings, and a variety of retail establishments, including contracts for regular cleaning and annual inspection contracts.
We can build or install any type of roof required in your home or commercial building. We use high-efficiency materials designed to be the most cost-effective on the market, and we gear our materials recommendation to your particular property. Our commitment is to build the most reliable roof for your needs.
Whether you own a commercial or residential building, whether you need service or installation, our goal is to provide you with the best possible roofing service.
Our trained professional roofers install quality residential and commercial roofs, in the following materials and styles:
- ·Built Up
Choosing Your Roofing Materials
Cost and durability are often the most important factors when you’re selecting a roof, but aesthetics are important, too. Consult carefully with your roofing professional before you choose.
The vast majority of steep-slope roofs in the United States are made of asphalt shingles, reinforced with either asphalt-treated organic (wood) or fiberglass materials. Asphalt shingles are long-lasting, and inexpensive.
Organic and fiberglass reinforcements don’t affect the appearance of the roof, since they’re available in a number of textures and colors, but they do affect how fire resistant it is. Asphalt shingles with fiberglass backings are more fire resistant than organic shingles.
The National Roofing Contractor’s Association recommends that you use shingles that comply with American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) standards. ASTM D 225 is recommended for organic shingles and ASTM D 3462 for fiberglass shingles. Not all asphalt shingles on the market comply with these standards, so be sure to ask.
Wood Shingles and Shakes
This natural look is popular in some parts of the U.S. Check with your local building codes to find out if there are any limitations on wood shingles where you live – unless they are specially treated, wood shingles and shakes may not be very fire resistant.
Clay or Concrete Tile
Tile is popular when durability is important, and it’s also available in a large number of variety and finishes. Its main drawback is that it is heavy. If you’re replacing a non-tile roof with tile, make sure the structure is able to support the additional weight.
Slate is certainly the most durable of all roofing structures – it is considered virtually indestructible. Besides being expensive, it also requires specific skill and training, so choose a roofer who is experienced in the application of slate.
Metal is most frequently used for low-slope buildings. In recent years, metal panels and shingles have been devised that simulate more traditional roof coverings, and so they’ve been seen more often on steep-slope homes as well. Metal is durable, is weather resistant, and can also be fire resistant.
A roof is a major investment, so it’s smart to do whatever’s necessary to make sure it stays in good shape.
Regular inspection and preventive maintenance will keep small problems from becoming big ones. It’s smart to hire a roofing professional to check things out on a regular basis, and do all the necessary maintenance.
If you decide to climb up there and check the roof yourself, there are a number of problems to look out for:
-- Standing Water – when water is ponding on a roof, it means there is improper drainage, and water can begin to damage structures. The installation of roof drains may be necessary, or the clearing of obstructed roof drains that are already in place.
-- “Alligatoring” and Blistering — When cracks appear in the surface of a built-up roof, cold weather can create channels, and these hold water.
Enclosed pockets of air mixed with water vapor can be broken by hail, which can cause leaks. If they’re large enough, they can also affect drainage, and pull seams apart. If either of these appears, call the roof repair professionals in Exton PA.