Triangle Roofing Company Per Phoenix Code Roof System Technicians

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Phoenix Roofing Code

Phoenix Roof Leaks

Triangle Roofing Technicians

Foam Metal Tile and Roof Coating

Phoenix Roof Systems

 

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Licensed Phoenix Roofing Contractor “Triangle Roofing Company”


Most Common Roofs In Phoenix:
All types of roofing systems used on roofs in Phoenix from flat to pitched for commercial, residential, industrial and institutional. Metal roofs; standing seam, shingle, Bermuda, plus architectural and structural panels. Asphalt shingle roofs; 3 tab, dimensional, lifetime composite. Tile roofs; Flat and S-tile concrete, 1-2 piece clay and Mexican sand cast. Flat roofs: foam, PVC, EPDM, elastomeric coating, single ply, torch, cold lap and cool coating. Slate roofs; China and American stale. But this new shake roofs (Made with young growth timber)  are a major headache to fix. The good news is that some roofs are predictable - especially as the roof ages. By identifying areas that are prone to developing problems, steps can be taken that will prevent early problems with your roof life-cycle cost.



Other very common components on these Phoenix roofing systems, according to the Phoenix Roofer’s Union are flashings and sealants that break down from UV rays. Penetrations through the membrane are common trouble spots. Typically on foam, PVC, EPDM, elastomeric coating, single ply, torch and cold lap roofing systems, penetration flashings are the same material as the roof membrane and are bonded to the field membrane. Inspect the laps, seams and sealants at these locations regularly for UV deterioration.



Some Phoenix roofing contractors use factory-assembled boots that can address field installation issues at some penetrations on foam, metal, tile and roof coating membranes. It is important that technicians properly seal the boot to the field membrane, where problems typically occur is with a low quality non-UV rated sealants.



Roof drains that penetrate a roof membrane can be especially troublesome. Phoenix roofing systems go though a lot of thermal expansion and contraction from cold rain that falls onto a very hot roof. All that water eventually flows over the drain's seal that is going though thermal shock. All Arizona codes for roof drains should be large enough to handle heavy rainfalls, thermal shock and they should have a screen that stops debris from flowing down the pipe. Phoenix roofing code is to also have an over flow back up system.

Keeping your roofing system clean in Phoenix is a never ending job. We recommend quarterly cleanings on all cool coat roof systems. With all the blowing debris around town its good to just rinse your roof off every once in a while.  This will reduce the chance of blockage of the screen and install recessed drain sumps. A positive slope in the roof also can prevent ponding around drains. Phoenix roofing code is minimum pitch is 1/4 per foot. We recommend at least a 3/8 per foot with the crickets built at a 45º if not 1/2 on per foot on most commercial  structures.


The best way to avoid leaks at roof penetrations is to avoid penetrations altogether. For instance, ducts, conduits and other piping that runs horizontally across the roof often are placed on solid supports that are anchored to and penetrate the roof membrane at regular intervals. To avoid these penetrations, can specify products with adjustable heights and soft feet that rest on the membrane. If a horizontal element must be anchored to the roof, build a curb and secure the element supports to the curb.


A lot of leaks occur near roof edges because of the wide verity of architectural transitions on Phoenix roofs. From flexible membrane flashings to inflexible sheet-metal flashings. Our craftsmen-orientated technicians ensure that sheet-metal laps shed water, and they will inspect the sealants at these locations regularly (with our free annual inspections). It’s very important with the wide variety of architecture here on Phoenix roofing systems.

Pre-manufactured sheet-metal roof accessories pacifically design for a wide variety of Phoenix roof systems, can solve many perimeter problems. We will specify custom-made accessories for copings at parapet walls and reglets at masonry or interior rising walls for all your needs. These components typically snap together, and our technicians can dismantle and re-install them during roof-membrane replacements.

Water problems also occur near expansion joints at roof perimeters. To address areas where building expansions and contractions are likely to occur. Triangle Roofing Company’s technicians will make sure accessories they specify are compatible with the roof membrane.


Sometimes, your roof might only leak in January when the temperature dips below freezing. Without you ever knowing it. What happens is maximum contraction of the roof system is at its coldest point creates hairline cracks that close up as soon as it warms up. These leaks can only be located with a moister detection equipment or right after the rain as the roof is drying. Some times a moister line can be seen.


Some problem might result from a missing or inadequate air barrier or vapor retarder on ceilings or walls, or from inadequate insulation or ventilation. Areas above the insulation in joist cavities or attic spaces must be vented. If natural ventilation is difficult or too expensive, Triangle Roofing technicians can install a fan that moves fresh air into the attic.


Bring your roof system up to Phoenix roofing codes: serving valley wide for your local Phoenix roofing in Carefree, Cave Creek, Fountain Hills, Paradise Valley, Phoenix, Rio Verde, Scottsdale and Tempe etc. Commercial statewide roofing contractor.


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Triangle Roofing Company’s technicians install foam, metal, tile, and roof coating membranes per Phoenix roof code, plus with the wide variety of Phoenix roof systems, we can stop your roof leaks with either proper flashing or sealants.


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