The Importance of Ventilation and Insulation of Asphalt Shingles

Posted on March 29th, 2017 by Applied Roofing Services

Over the past few years, asphalt shingles have emerged as the most popular material for residential roofing. There are many reasons for their popularity, the most important being durability, affordability and ease of installation.

Asphalt Shingles

Homeowners and contractors are more fascinated by brands and colors available in the market. Nobody gives priority to the ventilation and insulation of asphalt shingles. However, ventilation and insulation is required for effective asphalt shingle roofs.

Importance of Ventilation
Ventilation permits frequent airflow through the underside of asphalt shingles. It prevents excessive buildup of heat, moisture and cold under the roof. During the summer, poorly ventilated roofs make attic spaces extremely hot. This heat damages the shingles and reduces their life.

During winter, a poorly ventilated roof traps the cold air and causes moisture buildup which ultimately damages roofs and gutters and creates problems with mold and mildew. It is very important to properly ventilate your roof upon installation, so that it can be protected from problems caused by seasonal extremes which result in unnecessary future expenses.

Importance of Insulation
Insulation is another important aspect of asphalt shingle roofs which can create serious problems if overlooked. Improper or poor insulation can be seen in older properties as these were built when insulation was of little or no importance. Currently, special attention is given to insulation. If ignored, it can be an expensive affair for the homeowners as they have to depend heavily on heating or cooling systems.

However, just adding venting and insulation to your existing roof is something you should refrain from. It requires a well-planned strategy. Many factors which are crucial for ventilation and insulation should be studied. It is always wiser to consult an experienced roofing contractor who has worked on different projects, locations and budget types.

It is important to make suitable arrangements for ventilation and insulation while installing asphalt shingles roofs.

Applied Roofing Services is a leading roofing contractor in Anaheim and Los Angeles. We can help you with the ventilation and insulation of your roofs. For more information, please call us at (714) 632-8418.

About Applied Roofing Services

Applied Roofing Services is a full service roofing company located in CA. We offer durable and high quality residential and commercial flat roofing. We provide roof installation as well as roof repair services, roof maintenance and inspection services. We specialize in low slope roofs, energy efficient, zero maintenance, and green roofing. We have 20+ years of experience in the roofing industry.


Roof Ventilation Ideas You Should Use for Your Home

Posted on July 29th, 2016 by Applied Roofing Services

Adequate roof ventilation helps keep your home comfortable throughout the year. They remove excessive amounts of moisture and also work to keep the air moving freely. Keeping the attic well ventilated allows for higher energy efficiency and helps to protect shingles and other roofing materials from breaking down.

Roof Ventilation Ideas

Static Vents
Static vents are attached high along the slopes of the roof to help keep the highest portions of the attic well-ventilated and cool. The have small louvers that remain open, but prevent debris from entering the attic.

Gable Vents
Gable vents are made in a wide variety of shapes and are placed on the exterior of the home, in the peaks of the gables. These vents allow for air flow from side to side and are louvered to prevent debris from being blown into the attic.

Soffit Vents
Because soffits are the lowest areas of the attic, placing vents along their edges helps to ensure constant air flow in all areas of the attic.

Turbine Vents
Turbine vents work with the wind to suck air up and out of the roof. As the wind blows the turbine and it begins to spin, air is drawn up and out of the attic. Air is then sucked in through the vents at the gables, soffits and as well as through static vents placed at various intervals across the roof top.

Attic Fans
Attic fans can be installed in place of gable vents. They can be switched on and off manually, or can be wired to run when a certain interior temperature is reached. This is probably one of the most energy efficient systems, if you are looking for economical ways to keep your home cool in the summer and warm in the winter.

About Applied Roofing Services

Applied Roofing Services is a full service roofing company located in CA. We offer durable and high quality residential and commercial flat roofing. We provide roof installation as well as roof repair services, roof maintenance and inspection services. We specialize in low slope roofs, energy efficient, zero maintenance, and green roofing. We have 20+ years of experience in the roofing industry.


Foam Roofing: The Perfect Way to Increase Your Home Longevity

Posted on April 29th, 2016 by Applied Roofing Services

A roof is the most important part of any residential or commercial property. With a proper roofing system and drainage on your roof, you can ensure the longevity of your roof as well as your home. Every roof has a slight slope that is specially designed for water overflow. Drains and scuppers help in preventing water from ponding on your roof.

Spray foam roofing has emerged as a widespread, energy saving roofing solution for many property owners in Orange County. Foam roofing is versatile, light weight, chemically stable, flexible, long-lasting, easy to apply and can be maintained at minimal cost.

At Applied Roofing Services, we provide a variety of roofing services. Our spray foam roofing system is completely fluid applied and is perfect for roofing as it is often possible to apply the foam over the present roof without removing it. Through this method, there are no laps, seams, joints or fasteners, all of which are outlets for leaks and consequently allow energy out and water in.

We have an expert team for re-roof drains, overflow drains, roof drains accessories and also provide replacement roof drain parts. We offer cost-effective and long-lasting residential and commercial roofing services.

If you are thinking of repairing your roof or seek any kind of roofing services, feel free to contact Applied Roofing Services in Orange County.

About Applied Roofing Services

Applied Roofing Services is a full service roofing company located in CA. We offer durable and high quality residential and commercial flat roofing. We provide roof installation as well as roof repair services, roof maintenance and inspection services. We specialize in low slope roofs, energy efficient, zero maintenance, and green roofing. We have 20+ years of experience in the roofing industry.


White Roof Coating: Ensure Protection from Harmful UV Rays

Posted on February 24th, 2016 by Applied Roofing Services

UV rays can be more damaging to a roof than many people actually realize. Most of the people are under the assumption that only debris and high winds can damage a roof. But this isn’t the complete truth.

The harmful UV rays break down the materials used in the construction of the roof leaving it prone to leaks, erosion and weakened areas. This is where Applied Roofing Services, one of the best commercial roofing companies, has come up with an advanced solution – White Roof Coating System.

White Roof Coating System

Our roof coating system helps to seal and protect your residential and commercial roof from dangerous UV rays. Let’s have a close look at some of the top benefits of white roof coating system:

Reduces Temperature
A white roof coating reduces the overall temperature of the building both inside and out. By reducing the temperature of the roof and providing a layer of insulation, the core temperature of the building is also reduced, leading to cooler temperatures inside and lower heating and cooling bills.

Deflects Harmful UV Rays
A white roof coating applied to an existing roof can deflect harmful UV rays and prevent the materials underneath from degrading and becoming weak. UV light ages a roof rather quickly. By protecting the membrane with a white roof coating, exposure to the UV rays is dramatically reduced, allowing it to remain intact without excessive wear and tear.

Seals and Protects
White roof coatings seal and protect the roof from cracks and flaws that may weaken over time leading to leaks and water damage. Taping systems and re-inforced mesh can be used to cover seams and existing weak areas and extend the life of the roof for several years. Materials in the white roof coating fill in cracks and crevices that can later lead to bigger issues. Applied Roofing Services can seal and protect your roof and make sure you get as many years out of it as possible.

To learn more about our roof coating system, give us a quick call at (714) 632-8418.

About Applied Roofing Services

Applied Roofing Services is a full service roofing company located in CA. We offer durable and high quality residential and commercial flat roofing. We provide roof installation as well as roof repair services, roof maintenance and inspection services. We specialize in low slope roofs, energy efficient, zero maintenance, and green roofing. We have 20+ years of experience in the roofing industry.


What You Ought to Know About the Types of Steel Roofing

Posted on November 11th, 2015 by Applied Roofing Services

Steel roofing is much more durable than conventional types of roofing materials. While it cost more to install, it can last several years longer than regular asphalt shingles. This actually makes it more of an investment than an expense. It can also dramatically increase the overall value of your home.

Affordable Steel Roofing

Here are the two types of steel roofing:

Concealed Fastener Steel Roofing
Of the two main types of steel roofing, concealed fastener is the most expensive. The bolts and fasteners are neatly hidden within the folds of the panels that neatly interlock with one another. Nothing is visible from the ground except for the sheeting.

Because the bolts are hidden, there is less need for additional sealant to be applied as the roof ages. Less upkeep is required as well. Concealed fastener roofing is much more pleasing to the eye and will often lead to a higher resale price for your home.

Exposed Fastener Steel Roofing
Exposed fastener steel roofing is one of the most affordable roofing options. Steel roofing that leaves the fasteners and bolts exposed is less expensive, but requires more upkeep and general maintenance. Bolts and fasteners fill holes. This means that sealant must be applied regularly to prevent water from leaking into the home through the small openings.

Exposed fasteners are also at a much higher risk of damage from debris or limbs that may fall from trees. Over time, this can cause them to loosen or break off depending on how well the roof is cared for. Because the bolts and fasteners are in plain view, it will be somewhat easier to notice if they have been damaged. Prompt repairs are extremely important to maintain the integrity of the roof.

About Applied Roofing Services

Applied Roofing Services is a full service roofing company located in CA. We offer durable and high quality residential and commercial flat roofing. We provide roof installation as well as roof repair services, roof maintenance and inspection services. We specialize in low slope roofs, energy efficient, zero maintenance, and green roofing. We have 20+ years of experience in the roofing industry.


Roofing Project: How to Plan a Perfect Schedule

Posted on November 4th, 2015 by Applied Roofing Services

Every project needs a plan. A roofing project is no different. There are many factors that must be considered when planning any large professional roofing service, such as making sure everything is in place and ready to move forward. The staff at Applied Roofing Services can help you plan your roofing project to ensure everything goes as planned.

Roofing Projects

  1. Know the Weather Forecast
    Always know the weather forecast. Exposing the interior of a home or business to the elements is not wise, especially considering the amount of time it may take to complete the project. Make sure to plan the project for days where no rain or precipitation is called for.

  2. Have the Materials Available
    Before you tear off the first shingle, make sure all of the materials have been delivered and are readily available. Plan in advance to have the materials delivered at least three or four days before the job starts so that you are able to verify that you have everything you need.

  3. A Reliable Runner
    Always make sure you have a designated vehicle and driver on the job site that can be used for emergency errands. This allows people to continue working on various projects if an emergency does occur and more materials are needed.

  4. Scheduling Software
    Using a quality scheduling software allows you to see how well you are sticking to the schedule. It will also send you alerts if you are getting close on time and notify you of any important reminders or notes that have been added. At Applied Roofing Services, we can help you find a scheduling software that works for you.

  5. Choose A Foreman
    Designate a foreman or manager. Designating one person to oversee the entire project will keep things moving smoothly and will eliminate confusion as to what each person’s particular job may be.

About Applied Roofing Services

Applied Roofing Services is a full service roofing company located in CA. We offer durable and high quality residential and commercial flat roofing. We provide roof installation as well as roof repair services, roof maintenance and inspection services. We specialize in low slope roofs, energy efficient, zero maintenance, and green roofing. We have 20+ years of experience in the roofing industry.


What You Must Know About Solar Roof Shingles

Posted on October 28th, 2015 by Applied Roofing Services

Solar shingles are an innovative way to capture the sun’s energy and harness it. By harnessing the sun’s energy, homeowners can heat and power their homes and reduce their dependency on municipally generated electricity. By making a small, initial investment, they can reap benefits as well as can increase their home’s overall resale value.

Solar Roofing

The Benefits of Solar Shingles
There are many benefits of using solar shingles according to the professionals at Applied Roofing. Unlike their predecessors that stood apart from the roof or wall, shingles lay flat and blend in naturally with the others on the roof. Because they blend in natural with the other shingles, they are more likely to be acceptable to housing authorities and neighborhood homeowner associations and groups.

Introduced in 2005, the cost of solar shingles has gradually dropped, making them more affordable than ever before. Even though they are still considered a small investment, the amount of money saved over their years of use will eventually allow the homeowner to recover their cost.

Easy Installation
State and federal tax credits are available for homeowners who choose to install solar shingles. Even local governments are offering incentives for homeowners who had energy efficient features to their homes. Many states are adding new incentives each year as more and more energy efficient options become available to the public.

Drawbacks
In the past, the major drawback for solar shingles and panels was its cost. Since becoming available over a decade ago, the initial cost of the shingles has dropped considerably. The cost has become affordable: however, the main problem now is its availability. Solar powered shingles are becoming popular, but can only be found in certain areas of the country. The professionals at Applied Roofing will be able to discuss their availability in your area. So hurry, give us a call at 714-632-8418.

About Applied Roofing Services

Applied Roofing Services is a full service roofing company located in CA. We offer durable and high quality residential and commercial flat roofing. We provide roof installation as well as roof repair services, roof maintenance and inspection services. We specialize in low slope roofs, energy efficient, zero maintenance, and green roofing. We have 20+ years of experience in the roofing industry.


3 Great Tips to Deck Up Your Roof This Halloween

Posted on October 21st, 2015 by Applied Roofing Services

Halloween

Halloween is many people’s favorite time of year. Just like at Christmas, they decorate their home to create a more festive and fun-filled environment. Porches, decks, fences and front yards are often decked out. There are even ways a homeowner can decorate their roof to give their creation an added touch. The roof is the perfect vantage point for many types of decorations.

At Applied Roofing Services, our staff has many suggestions to help homeowners add unique roof decorations to their list of ideas:

  1. Lighting Is Everything
    Specially placed lighting not only adds an eerie feeling to the home, it can cast shadows that stretch across the front lawn making it look treacherous and forbidden. Lighting can also be used to highlight decorations that are placed on the roof. A few subtle lights placed in just the right spot can increase a home’s level on the fright meter.

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  3. Spiders and Webs
    Large spiders and pieces of webbing can also be used to decorate a roof. At Applied Roofing Services, our staff members can help you decide on what items that can be used to create the body and legs of a spider so that it looks like it is actually overtaking the home. Add a few spider webs to the mix and you have a recipe for a completely haunting trick or treat night.

  4. Halloween Spiders

  5. Haunts On High
    Stuffed zombies that appear to be climbing a drain pipe or crawling across the roof can be accented with a subtle light placed in just the right spot to cast an ominous shadow. Skeletons can also be added to the mix. Placing a skeleton on the edge of the roof so it peers at trick or treaters from the gutter can be quite unnerving.

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About Applied Roofing Services

Applied Roofing Services is a full service roofing company located in CA. We offer durable and high quality residential and commercial flat roofing. We provide roof installation as well as roof repair services, roof maintenance and inspection services. We specialize in low slope roofs, energy efficient, zero maintenance, and green roofing. We have 20+ years of experience in the roofing industry.