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Residential Roofing – Phoenix

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Diversified Roofing has been one of Arizona’s leading residential roofing specialists since 1988 and we are great at what we do! We understand the importance of selecting a trustworthy, quality roofing contractor. We are here to put your mind at ease with a genuine desire to provide our residential clients with an exceptional customer experience. Thru a lot of hard work, strong ethics, commitment to quality, and integrity, we have earned a long standing state reputation that we are very proud of. We work with General Contractors, Builders and homeowners valley wide on projects ranging from large new construction to a single re-roof or repairs.

Whether you are in need of a minor repair or a complete roof replacement, we will provide you the best service, using quality materials, at the best price we can get for you. Our nationwide manufacturers work with us to secure volume discount pricing, allowing us to be able to extend the savings onto our customers. We are dedicated to providing each and every one of our customers a quality product for the best possible price. Diversified Roofing is committed to earning your trust and referred business.

Each of our roofing specialists at DRC are carefully chosen and highly trained to provide our customers with the highest level of service. We guarantee core values of honesty, reliability, and quality workmanship at every level in the company. Our contractors regularly certify in safety training and current roofing products, keeping informed of industry trends and ever-improving technologies in:


Spray Foam Insulated Systems

Restoration and Coatings

General Information

Restoring or coating your roof will extend its life and improve the aesthetics of your home or business establishment. It can solve roof leaks on almost any type of roofing material. A reflective coating can in addition reduce the heat transfer into the building and decrease thermal shock or the expansion and contraction of the roof membrane because of changes in temperature. The roof coating reflects damaging ultraviolet and infrared sunlight away from your building, allowing for cooler roof and building temperatures, thereby lessening the air conditioning energy usage. Roof restoration and coatings can extend the service life of a roof.

Pros

Roof restoration and coating jobs addresses specific problems without having to deal with the entire structure of the house. This means the restoration or coating will take far less time to complete than a full roof replacement job. It will be less disruptive to the occupants and visitors of the commercial establishment. Consequently, restoration or coating is less expensive than total replacement of an existing roof. Finally, restoration or coating can preserve those unique architectural features that give certain buildings some highly prized historical value.

Cons

On the downside, not all roofs, especially those which have been wrongly installed, inappropriately designed, or inadequately maintained, can be restored or coated in a way that will allow them to regain their full original functionality. In this case, there may be no other alternative to having a complete roof replacement.

Materials/Tools Needed

There are many types of branded roof coating products that are available in the market, including so-called white coatings, aluminum coatings for use on asphalt roofing material. These highly reflective white roof coatings are typically comprised of acrylics, urethanes, silicones, and other similar types of chemical compounds. How long it will take to dry or cure depends on such factors as air temperature, wind, roof surface temperature, relative humidity, coating color and the type of coating applied. There are some branded roof coatings that are moisture cured which means that high humidity will even assist in the drying or curing process. The coating can be applied using spray, roller or brush on top of the composite roof membrane and its underlying system. Of course, the roof must be thoroughly cleaned and allowed to dry before application. If a metal roof is rusted, the rust must be removed or treated with a corrosion inhibiting primer first before applying any coating. All rusted fasteners should also be treated or replaced before coating.

For roof restoration jobs, the materials to be used would of course depend on the original materials to be restored, patched or mended. For instance, if the original is concrete or clay tiling, you have to use also concrete or clay tiling in its restoration. The restoration process will also basically follow the same steps used in the original installation of the roof.

Quality Standards

Generally, the products to be used in restoration and coating jobs should meet the roofing standards set by the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM), which are accessible at their website.

Concrete / Clay Tile

Concrete Tile

General Information

In the U.S., most roof tiles are made of either clay or concrete. But whether clay or concrete, tile roofing is a great choice for Arizona rooftops. It can withstand the Southwestern weather particularly well. It won’t burn under the scorching summer sun and it is strong enough to withstand the monsoon rains and moderate winds. Pleasing to the eyes, a tiled roof can complement a wide variety of home styles.

Concrete tiles are made by mixing portland cement with blended hydraulic cements, water, fly ash, sand and other aggregates. The mixture is then placed in molds to be cured until it reaches the necessary strength. Color can be added to the surface of the tile or impregnated throughout. Texture can also be added to the surface. Different molds can be used to create different shapes. Although often preferred in the traditional, Spanish-style barrel design, concrete roof tiles are also available in other designs, including those that are made to look like slate or wood shake, or even custom-designed to suit any architectural style.

Pros

Roof tiles come in almost all colors and in many shapes, and sizes. In fact, tile manufacturers have long been producing residential roofing tiles to suit almost any architectural style, from contemporary to European, New England Colonial, and other historic designs. Roof tiles can be flat or round, molded after centuries-old patterns like the imbrex and tegula, pantiles, Roman tiles, antefixes and barrel tiles, and even cast to look like wood shakes. Tile lasts a long time, in fact longer than the material on which the roofing rests. It won’t rot, can’t be harmed by insects and other pests, and is fire-proof. A tiled roof also requires little maintenance. Since the roof tiles are individually installed, replacing those broken is relatively easy. Most roofing contractors say that tile roofing has the lowest long-term cost of any residential roofing material.

Cons

In terms of the disadvantage, the biggest drawback can be its weight. Depending on the material used to make it, tile can be very heavy, so much so that your roof needs to be reinforced to support its weight. The tiles themselves are also fragile and walking on them can cause them to break. And while the tiles themselves can last for more than 50 years, the underlayment material on which they lie will not and will have to be replaced after every 8 to 20 years. Otherwise, your roof will leak.

Materials/Tools Needed

Installing, repairing, maintaining, even cleaning and repainting a tile roofing system is delicate and difficult. These processes can take relatively longer to complete than with other roofing materials. Special tools and special skills are also needed to get the job done right. For best results, you may want to get in touch with a reputable professional roofing contractor with a proven track record in working with tiled roofs.

Quality Standards

A square of concrete roof tiles is priced at around $300 to $600 while a square of clay tile runs anywhere from $700 to $1,000. A square of concrete tiles weighs about 900 to 1,100 pounds while a square of clay tiles weighs about 800 to 1000 pounds.

Clay Tile

General Information

In the U.S., most roof tiles are made of either clay or concrete. But whether clay or concrete, tile roofing is a great choice for Arizona rooftops. It can withstand the Southwestern weather particularly well. It won’t burn under the scorching summer sun and it is strong enough to withstand the monsoon rains and high winds. Pleasing to the eyes, a tiled roof can complement a wide variety of home styles.

Clay tiles are made by baking molded clay. The moist clay is extruded through a die, or cast in a mold, and then fired in a kiln until it hardens or “vitrifies.” The vitrification process melts and fuses the silicas and aluminas in the clay, rendering the finished material less permeable or even completely waterproof. Clay tiles may also be further glazed by adding another layer of hard surface protection. The glazing can also serve to give color and texture to the material. Clay tile roofs are highly valued for their aesthetic appeal. In Arizona, they are a part of the state’s Southwestern architectural heritage.

Pros

Roof tiles come in many all colors and in many shapes, and sizes. In fact, tile manufacturers have long been producing residential roofing tiles to suit almost any architectural style, from contemporary to European, New England Colonial, and other historic designs. Roof tiles can be flat or round, molded after centuries-old patterns like the imbrex and tegula, pantiles, Roman tiles, antefixes and barrel tiles, and even cast to look like wood shakes. Tile lasts a long time, in fact longer than the material on which the roofing rests. It won’t rot, can’t be harmed by insects and other pests, and is fire-proof. A tiled roof also requires little maintenance. Since the roof tiles are individually installed, replacing those broken is relatively easy. Most roofing contractors say that tile roofing has the lowest long-term cost of any residential roofing material. Clay is the longest lasting among all types of roofing material. Clay tile roofs built centuries ago in China, and even here in the U.S., can still be seen now, standing and still in good condition.

Cons

In terms of the disadvantage, the biggest drawback can be its weight. Depending on the material used to make it, tile can be very heavy, so much so that your roof needs to be reinforced to support its weight. The tiles themselves are also fragile and walking on them the wrong way can cause them to break. And while the tiles themselves can last for more than 50 years, the underlayment material on which they lie will not and will have to be replaced after every 8 to 20 years. Otherwise, your roof will leak. Finally, clay tiled roofs, although they will definitely add more to the value of your property, are harder to clean, maintain and repair than concrete tiled roofs.

Materials/Tools Needed

Installing, repairing, maintaining, even cleaning and repainting a tile roofing system is delicate and difficult. These processes can take relatively longer to complete than with other roofing materials. Special tools and special skills are also needed to get the job done right. For best results, you may want to get in touch with a reputable professional roofing contractor with a proven track record in working with tiled roofs.

Quality Standards

A square of clay tile runs anywhere from $700 to $1,000 while a square of concrete roof tiles is priced at around $300 to $600. A square of clay tiles weighs about 800 to 1000 pounds while a square of concrete tiles weighs about 900 to 1,100 pounds.

Shingles of All Types

General Information

Wood shakes are made from split logs, usually of western red cedar, cypress, pine and redwood trees, and reshaped by manufacturers for use as roofing material for homes. There are two basic types – the “split and resawn shake” which has a split face and sawn back and the “taper sawn shake” which has a natural taper and is sawn on both sides. Wood shingles on the other hand are sawn on both sides and have an even taper and uniform thickness. When applied to shakes and shingles, the industry terms “Perfection” and “Royal” mean 18 inch and 24 inch lengths, respectively, according to the National Roofing Contractors Association (NRCA).

Asphalt shingles may have either an organic base or a fiberglass base. Both types are made in a similar manner with asphalt or modified-asphalt applied to one or both sides of the asphalt-saturated base, covered with slate, schist, quartz, vitrified brick, stone, or ceramic granules and the back side treated with sand, talc or mica to prevent the shingles from sticking to each other before use. The top surface granules block ultra-violet light which causes the shingles to deteriorate, provides some physical protection of the asphalt and gives the shingles their color. Some shingles have copper or other materials added to the surface to help prevent algae growth. Self-sealing strips are standard on shingles to help prevent the shingles from being blown off by high winds.

Pros

Shakes and shingles can give homes “character.” Because of the natural variations in the color and pattern of the wood, no two shake or shingle roofs can ever look exactly alike. As a roofing material, wood also offers some energy benefits as it helps to insulate the attic and allows the house to breathe, circulating air through the small openings under the felt rows on which wooden shingles are laid.

Cons

On the downside, wood shake or wood shingle roofs demand proper and regular maintenance and repair, being particularly susceptible as they are to mold, rot, insect and other pest problems. Long-term exposure to sunlight and precipitation can also cause fading, damage and deterioration. Installing them is also more complicated and delicate than other roofing systems and may require experienced professional help. They can also blow off in high winds and scar easily when the temperature gets too hot. They typically last around 20 years.

Materials/Tools Needed

Like other steep-slope roof systems, a wood shake or shingle roof consist of three main parts: the roof deck which serves as the structural substrate and is commonly made of a wood-based material like plywood or oriented strand board (OSB); the underlayment or “felt” or “paper” which provides temporary protection until a roof covering is installed and provides a secondary weatherproofing barrier; and, the roof covering, the layer of wood shakes or shingles, which is the outermost or external watershedding material. For wood shakes and wood shingles, the most common underlayments used are asphalt saturated, non-perforated organic “felts” and they are applied between courses of shakes or shingles rather than directly over the substrate or roof deck.

Many shakes and shingles use wipe or spray-on fire retardants which offer some amount of protection for a few years. There are also pressure-treated shakes that are impregnated with fire retardant and meet national fire safety standards. This pressure treating extends the life of wood shingles and provides better fire safety performance. Installing wood shakes is more complicated than roofing with composite shingles, and the quality of finished roof depends on the experience of the contractor as well as the caliber of the shakes to be used.

Quality Standards

Presently, neither the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) nor the National Roofing Contractors Association (NRCA) make any recommendations as to which shake or shingle products or manufacturers to use. Most wood shakes are unrated by fire safety codes.

Asphalt shingles usually consist of a fiberglass mat between two layers of asphalt. Tiny stones embedded on the top help protect the shingles from the sun’s damaging rays. Basic three-tab shingles have slits in the front, making each piece looks like three small shingles. Architectural shingles, a more upscale choice, are thicker, longer-lasting, and don’t have slits where debris can collect. They also create a more textured look for the roof.

Metal Roofing Systems

General Information

Metal roofs, in addition to the traditional corrugated panels and standing-seam applications, now come in shingle, shake, slate and tile designs as well as in textures and finishes that make them look like wood, stone, or clay, allowing them to go well with homes of just about any architectural style. No wonder they are back in fashion among new home owners and house builders.

But generally, commercially available metal roofing comes in two basic forms: sheet panels and shingles. Sheet metal panels, available in a variety of sizes, thickness and technical specs, are further classified according to the method they will be joined together to form a system: panels for a standing-seam system and panels for a batten system. Metal shingles on the other hand are stamped sheet metal with decorative finishes and textures which are available as simulated clay or stone tiles, wood shakes or slates as well as in such other decorative shapes. These metal shingles are given multiple-layer factory finishes that make them indistinguishable from the real thing.

For residential purposes, there are two general types of metal roofing systems used: concealed fastener and exposed fastener systems. Exposed fastener system cost less than the concealed fastener system. Which one to use depends on the architectural look you want to achieve. With metal roofs, you can also have such external structures as ridge vents, snow guards or brackets, gutters and downspouts, water diverters, turbine vents, skylights and solar tubes custom-built and installed by your roofing specialist on-site to go with the needs and the desired style you want to give to your home.

Pros

Metal roofs have proven durability, capable of lasting for decades. They are heat-reflective as well as weather- and fire-resistant. They are energy efficient and green. They can also come in a variety of finishes and in just about any style and color to suit your taste and budget. Metal roofs, though relatively more expensive than traditional roofs and need professional installation, are increasingly becoming a popular roofing material of choice because of their longevity, because they are easier to maintain and upkeep, because they are lightweight and because they are recyclable and thus “greener.” During electrical storms, a metal roof is also safer because if struck by lightning, it is not flammable or combustible. The metal would disperse the electricity safely throughout the building’s structure.

Cons

Installing metal roofing can be an intricate process that should best done by a paid professional roofing contractor. Also, the initial cost of a premium metal roof is higher than most other roofing materials. During a torrential downpour or hailstorm, metal roofing is bound to be noisier than any other types of roofing systems. Metal is also susceptible to denting and bending when hit, especially if repeatedly, by heavy hailstorm and high winds.

Materials/Tools Needed

Nowadays, most metal roofing systems are made from steel and aluminum, although those made with other materials like copper and alloy may also be available at a higher price. Aluminum is relatively a softer and lighter metal than steel and is more prone to denting and damage. However, it won’t corrode, unlike steel once the protective finish gets compromised by age, wear and tear, and/or long exposure to the elements. But aluminum is also more expensive than steel.

Steel is by far the most common of available roofing materials. It is heavier, sturdier, and cheaper than aluminum. It can be galvanized. Steel is usually zinc-coated for corrosion protection and then sealed. In sealing, it is first coated with epoxy primer, followed by another coat of baked-on acrylic. Most manufactured steel roofing systems also now come additionally coated with Kynar, a fluorocarbon, for extra strong protection. Stainless steel roofing is more expensive than regular steel but it is rust-proof and won’t corrode. If coated with terne, an alloy made of tin and lead, stainless steel will have a natural matte-gray finished look.

Quality Standards

Certification of metal roofing products is available through the Metal Construction Association’s Metal Roofing Certification Program based on industry standards published in the Guide Specification for Residential Metal Roofing. The roofing standards published by the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) also include sections pertinent to metal roofing products, specifically ASTM E1514 [Standard Specification for Structural Standing Seam Steel Roof Panel Systems] and ASTM E1637 [Standard Specification for Structural Standing Seam Aluminum Roof Panel Systems.

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Tile roofs are the most popular roof type in Phoenix and throughout Arizona. Here at Diversified Roofing we have a vast selection of tile roof materials that will match your design style and budget goals no matter what type of roof you have or need repairs on. We collaborate with custom homebuilder contractors and companies, new home builders and homeowners utilizing digital roof plans to make the roofing process as convenient as possible.

As an individual homeowner, your assigned DRC roofing specialist will take the time to understand your individual needs, and consult with you to determine the best roof solution for you. He will provide you with the information needed, based on your roof’s unique needs, to help you make an educated decision, without pressure, towards your budget, design and energy efficient goals.

You will find that our installation specialists are on time, courteous, considerate of schedules and noise control as well as of leaving a clean jobsite in between work phases. Your lead project manager will stay in communication with you from job start to finish, encouraging your feedback! You’ll really appreciate our outstanding, company-wide commitment to customer service that can’t be found in another local roof contractor, as well as the guaranteed lasting roof performance!

At DRC, our priority is a superior roof replacement or repair service. We are qualified and prepared for any roof repair, replacement, or new construction needed. We KNOW our business, and take pride in being able to provide a great service to our own neighbors! With our long term resources and experience, we are your neighborhood friendly roofing contractors. Contact us today at Diversified Roofing to discuss your residential roofing needs! We are here to help and want to EARN your business!