Roofing Services for Fat & Rubber Roofs in Wilmington & Delaware County

Roofers in Wilmington DE, West Chester, PA and Chester and Delaware County, PA

If you are looking for roofing in Wilmington. there are a number of things to consider when selecting a new roof for your home. Of course, cost and durability head the list, but aesthetics and architectural style are important too. The right roof for your home is the one that balances all these considerations. Asphalt shingles take over an overwhelming share of the U.S. residential roofing market and are very popular roofing in Wilmington & West Chester. These shingles can be either organic or fiberglass materials. Although shingles reinforced with organic felts have been around much longer, fiberglass-reinforced products have come to dominate the market. The fire resistance of asphalt shingles, like most other roofing materials is categorized by Class A, B, or C. Class A is the most fire resistant, while Classes B and C have less. Generally, most fiberglass shingles have a Class A fire rating, while most organic have a Class C rating. Organic shingles are very rarely used today in this part of the country. Composition roofing is a fancy name for fiberglass or asphalt shingles and they are highly recommended for the Wilmington, DE West Chester and surrounding areas.

Flat Rubber Roofing Wilmington DE, Delaware and Chester County, PA & Surrounding areas

Many flat roofs in Wilmington, DE West Chester and Delaware County need to be replaced or recoated. The elements of wind, rain & snow will damage flat & rubber roofs over the years. A small leak in a flat or rubber roof spells trouble and shows a weakness in the roof that will spread to other areas once it starts.

Rubber & flat roofs have a 20-30 year life expectancy. Look for seam splitting or bubbling which are sure signs that your flat roof or rubber roof will begin to give you internal houe problems. Call Lane Roofing before you start seeing water damage or water stains in your home. Replacing or resurfacing your flat roof will keep costly structural problems fro happening.

Metal Roofing Wilmington DE, Delaware and Chester County, PA and Surrounding Areas

Metal roofs are great because they are light weight, durable and energy efficient. Properly designed, installed and maintained, metal roofs will last 50+ years.

Tile and Slate Roofs

Roofing tiles (slate and tile roofing) are a great way to get an upscale look that will last a long time and endure the elements with ease. When installed with stainless steel or copper fasteners and flashings, these roofs can last a lifetime before they need major renovation. A slate or tile roof can also can increase the resale value of a home or building substantially, and help recoup its higher relative cost.

Roofing Installation

Roofing installation is a big job and it is critical to have it done correctly. We will protect your landscaping and house with Tarps while we install your roof.

Roofing Underlayments

Roofing underlayments are an important part of the whole roof. Their primary job of the roofing underlayment is to serve as an extra layer of protection against wind-driven rain and snow.

Traditionally called tar paper this heavy felt paper (synthetic materials are available as well) is placed over your roof sheathing, before your shingles are installed. It can also be part of the fire-rating of your roofing system. on top of the decking before the roofing material is installed to offer an additional layer of protection from moisture. reinforcement will have little effect on its appearance. Both organic and fiberglass products are available in la (architectural) grades that offer a textured appearance.

Potential Roofing Problems

Algae growth causes a brown-to-black discoloration that results in a streaked, dirty- looking rooftop. It is caused by the growth of airborne algae, which deposits itself on your roof. The good news is that algae growth does not affect the service life of your roofing shingles. This is strictly a cosmetic problem, despite what some roofers may try to tell you.

Blistering/Cracking is caused by advanced age or a shingle manufacturing defect. The best solution is to replace the shingles as soon as possible. If your roof is not more than a few years old, talk to us about possibly approaching your shingles manufacturer to help cover the cost of roof repair.

Buckling can have many causes, including (1) improperly applied roof felt, (2) wrinkled roofing underlayment, (3) roof deck movement, (4) improperly installed roof sheathing, (5) poor roof ventilation (6) new shingles applied over rough, old roof shingles.

Curling can result from a variety of problems, including (1) high nails, (2) a lack of back coating, (3) under-saturation of the asphalt felt in organic shingles, (4) a lack of roof ventilation and (5) an improper number of fasteners (6) shingles that are nearing the end of their service life.

Damaged flashing can stem from one or more problems, including (1) improper installation on a new roof, (2) drying and cracking on an old roof, (3) improper material selection, or (4) settling of the structure.

Missing roof shingles typically result from either improper fastening or exposure to high winds. To prevent further damage, this issue should be addressed as soon as possible. If you lose a few shingles every year, you may need a full roof replacement.

Rotting is caused by absorption of moisture by the mat at the core of the roof shingle. This is a common problem with organic-based roofing shingles, with the best solution being replacement with a fiberglass shingle.

Missing granules or degranulating shingles are caused by a premature shingle failure or the end of your roofs life expectancy. The granules are applied to the shingle surface for aesthetics, and perhaps more importantly to protect the shingle structure from ultraviolet radiation.

Lane Roofing will perform a free inspection to see if you have any damage to your roof.

Most of the time roof damage cannot be seen from the ground but if strong storms have passed through your area then there may be damage to your roof. It is worth the effort to contact a professional to examine your roof closely to determine if there is damage. Hailstorms can take years off the life of your roof especially if its a composite roof due to the loss of the ceramic granules from the surface of the shingles eventually causing leaks. With other roof types, such as metal, slate or tile, damage may only be cosmetic, but if not repaired, the damage can depreciate your homes resale value. You may have a limited time in which to file an insurance claim. Why risk this? Your insurance company will not contact you to ask if you have damage or if you would like a free inspection.

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