FAQ

How will I know when I need a new roof?

The easiest way is by doing a visual inspection to look for a worn, peeling, cracked, old or leaking roof. Leaks might be occurring without being noticeable, so also look for stains on the ceiling.

 

How will I know if I need a new roof or just a repair?

If the roof looks in good shape, it most likely only needs repairs. However, if your roof is past its life expectancy (20-25 years for shake or wood shingles, 12-20 years for composition shingles, 12-15 years for rock roofs), you should consider a new roof. A roofing professional will also be able to assist you in that decision.

 

What type of roofing materials are available?

Orian Construction & Roofing, Inc offers a variety of roofing materials: shingles (composition, wood), metal, tiles, slates, built-up, single ply, and modified bitumen. Most come in a variety of styles and colors.

 

What is single ply and built-up roofing?

Single ply roofing is made from large waterproof sheets applied directly to the roof deck or on top on insulation. Built-up systems are multiple layers of fiberglass felts adhered with asphalt and surfaced with various products.

 

What is modified bitumen?

Modified bitumen roofs are factory fabricated sheets of fiberglass or polyester, laminated with rubberized asphalt.

 

Do my solar panels have to be removed to install the new roof?

Generally yes, as most solar panels are mounted into the existing roofing material. They will have to be removed by a licensed plumber to insure they are removed and re-installed correctly. Removing solar panels prior to the re-roof will also insure that the new roof is installed correctly.

 

Choosing a Roofing Contractor is a decision that will directly impact the amount of protection that your building will have from harsh winter weather. It will also impact the length of time before you will have to purchase and replace your roof once again. Your best option is to arm yourself with the facts about roofing materials best suited for California weather so you can get it right the first time.
The first step in choosing a Roofing Contractor is to evaluate their expertise at replacing roofs in cities with similar weather conditions. If you are choosing a local commercial roofing contractor, then this shouldn’t be a problem. However, if you are choosing a company new to the area, you will want to ask them some specific questions to make sure that they are qualified to replace your roof.
Repairing a roof in California poses several challenges that other parts of the country do not experience. In Los Angeles, roofing needs to be waterproof, protect against the cold during the winter, while keeping cool air trapped inside during the summer months. Your roof is one of the most important features of your home/business, so making sure that it is replaced properly should be your number one priority. You want to make sure that the roofing contractor that you hire is up to speed with all of the city’s building codes.

What’s the best type of Roof in Los Angeles?

 

The most important thing to consider when choosing a roof for your commercial property in Los Angeles is its durability. Another thing to keep in mind is the look of the roof. While the look of your roof may seem like s superfluous concern, choosing a material that clashes with the exterior of your building will make your property less appealing to prospective leasers. While it may not be a deal breaker, by considering if the material will work aesthetically you can avoid any issues that could arise from a material that will clash with your building’s exterior.

While your roofing contractor can help you determine which type of roof is the best option for your particular property, below is a basic guide so that you can become familiar with some of your options.

 

Asphalt Shingle Roof

Asphalt shingle is the most common type of roofing material in the United States. It’s the least expensive and the most durable. Asphalt shingle typically lasts for about 20 years and the good news is that roofing contractors are usually extremely familiar with installation techniques, so they will be experts at replacing your roof correctly.

 

Solar Roofs

Solar roofs are made of curved glass tiles. When hot air rises, the solar tiles capture the air and funnel it into the heating system.

 

Cement or Clay Tile Roof

Cement or Clay Tiles can also be a viable option for commercial roofs in Denver. One of their biggest assets is their strength, which makes them capable of enduring the harsh hail. Concrete tiles are made up of a combination of pigments, cement, and sand. One important thing to keep in mind is that you have to make sure that your property can withstand their weight, because they are much heavier than other roofing types.

 

Type of Roof Services We Offer

New Roof, Reroof, Roofing repair, Roof inspection, Commercial, Residential, Emergency Service and Leak Repair.

What if I can’t find the answer to my question?

Please feel free to CONTACT US with any questions you may have, we’ll be happy to help you.

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