At R Luis Contracting, we specialize in a wide variety of home renovations services, including roof installation and repair. A roof is an essential component of your home or commercial property, providing protection from the elements and helping to regulate the temperature inside your home. When it comes time to replace your old, damaged, or outdated roof, choosing the right type of roofing and installing it correctly is crucial to ensuring its longevity and performance.
Benefits of Roof Installation:
- Improved Protection
- Increased Energy Efficiency
- Enhanced Curb Appeal
- Higher Property Value
Types of Roofing
EPDM (ethylene propylene diene monomer) roofing is a popular roofing material that is widely used for commercial and industrial buildings. This type of roofing is made from a synthetic rubber material that is highly durable and resistant to weathering, UV radiation, and thermal shock. At R Luis, we love EPDM roofing because it is available in different thicknesses and widths, making it a versatile material that can be customized to suit different roofing needs. Plus, it’s relatively easy to install and maintain, and it has a long lifespan of up to 50 years, making it a cost-effective choice for building owners in the long term!
TPO (Thermoplastic Olefin) roofing is a single-ply roofing system that has gained popularity in recent years due to its energy efficiency and durability. It is made from a blend of rubber and plastic materials that provide superior resistance to punctures, tears, and weathering. TPO roofing is available in white, which reflects sunlight and reduces the amount of heat absorbed by the building, resulting in lower energy bills. At R Luis, we recommend TPO roofing, because it is relatively easy to install, which reduces labor costs, and its durability means that it requires little maintenance over its lifespan, which can last up to 30 years.
At R Luis, we also specialize in cold roofing. A cold roof is a type of roof design where insulation is placed above the ceiling, creating a barrier between the inside of the building and the outside environment. The insulation prevents the heat from escaping through the roof, keeping the roof’s surface temperature closer to the outside temperature. Cold roofing is a great option for those in New York City’s colder climate where heat conservation is a priority. Having a cold roof installed on your property reduces heat loss and can improve overall energy efficiency.
Torch Down Roofing
Torch down roofing is a type of roofing that is made up of layers of modified bitumen – a type of asphalt that has been modified with rubber or plastic polymers to improve its durability and overall flexibility. The installation process involves heating the material with a torch to activate the adhesive layer, which creates a secure bond with the underlying surface. Torch down roofing is highly durable and can last up to 20 years or more, making it an excellent choice for flat or low-sloped roofs that are exposed to harsh weather conditions. At R Luis, we often recommend torch down roofing because it’s highly resistant to water, fire, and UV radiation, making it a great option for commercial and industrial buildings, as well as residential spaces.
Shingle roofs are one of the most popular and traditional types of roofing materials used in residential buildings across the suburbs of NYC and Long Island. These roofs are made up of overlapping shingles, which can be made from various materials, including asphalt, wood, metal, and slate. Asphalt shingles are the most commonly used and affordable option, while wood and slate shingles are more expensive but offer greater durability and aesthetic appeal. Shingle roofs are relatively easy to install and maintain, and they can last up to 25 years or more depending on the material used. They offer excellent protection against rain, wind, and other weather elements, making them a popular choice for homeowners across NYC. It’s important to understand that roof shingles are susceptible to damage from extreme weather conditions, such as heavy rain, hail, and high winds, and may require repairs or replacement over time. That’s why at R Luis, we recommend regular maintenance and inspections in order to help prolong the overall lifespan of your shingles and ensure your roof remains in good condition for years to come!
At R Luis Contracting, we strive to provide the highest quality roofing repair and installation services across New York, taking into consideration factors such as:
- Roofing Options: There are many different types of roofing available, including asphalt shingles, metal roofing, tile, and flat roofing.
- Professional Installation: Installing a roof is a complex and dangerous process that requires specialized skills and equipment.
- Building Codes and Regulations: Before installing a roof, it is important to check local building codes and regulations.
- Roof Warranty: Most roofing materials come with a warranty, which covers damage caused by manufacturer defects.
- Ventilation: Proper roof ventilation is important for ensuring the longevity of your roof and preventing moisture buildup.
Roof installation is an important investment in your home. At R Luis Contracting, we strive to complete each and every roofing project on-time and within budget. For more information on roof repair and other services, be sure to contact R Luis Contracting today.