Pitched or Steep Slope Roofing
Steep sloped roofs offer dramatic depth and shadows that add style to any Arizona home. Choose from a wide variety of composition (asphalt) shingles and clay or concrete tiles made by some of the most trusted, quality manufacturers in the market. Metal roofs have been more common in colder climates, but are becoming more popular in the Phoenix area.
Composition shingles are the most popular and cost-effective roofing material on the market today, used on an overwhelming number of homes across the United States. Stapleton Roofing offers high quality composition roofing products from industry leading manufacturers such as CertainTeed and Tamko.
Durable and affordable, composition shingles are available in multiple styles and colors that create varying degrees of texture and depth and increase resilience against high winds and other elements. We offer the best roofing service to our clients throughout Phoenix and Maricopa County.
There are many types of tile roof systems; concrete tile, clay tile, and sand cast tile. Tile roofs have been commonly used in new construction throughout the Phoenix area and have hidden dangers.
During construction of your home, the underlayment (felt paper) is exposed to UV rays, weather and foot traffic for a long period of time before tile is placed on the roof. If your home was built prior to 2006, the builder used either 30lb or 40lb felt. Since that time, new and improved underlayment has been developed and was designed to last 50 years. The previous felt paper is known to dry out and curl up and needs replaced in 15-20 years.
Pitched roofs are not designed to be waterproof, only water resistant and are dependent on the integrity of the underlayment beneath them, which cannot be seen without removing the tile. We call this type of project an R& R, or remove and replace.
Occasionally, you will have loose tile, or they will fall off and break. Most tiles can be replaced, but it depends on the manufacturer and the age of the tile. Some brands of tile are no longer available and eventually, you could need a new complete roof. Additionally, if you change your tile and live in a HOA, you will need prior approval for a new tile roof.
There are various metal materials used, however the Standing Seam Metal product is more common and comes in rolled form and in various widths. The material is "seamed" together using a special seaming tool that is run vertically up the panel to seal the joints and prevent water intrusion.
Flat or Low Slope Roofing
Low slope (or “flat”) roofing technology has come a long way in the past decade. Today, there are several economical and durable solutions that not only help reduce home energy costs, but also provide a virtually maintenance free solution.
When installed correctly, this type of roof offers great insulation and waterproofing. Roofs will need to be recoated about every 5-6 years to protect it from UV rays. The UV rays will eventually deteriorate your roof if it is left unattended over time.
As its name suggests, Single-Ply PVC is a single layer flexible membrane, often composed of thermoset, thermoplastic, or polymer modified bituminous compounds. This low slope solution provides several benefits, including its light weight, longevity and flexibility.
There are many types of single-ply products, most of them designated by the initials of their principal chemical compound. For example, PVC (poly-vinyl-chloride) is one popular single-ply membrane material. Another rubber-like membrane is EPDM (ethylene-propylene-diene-monomer). With these choices, it is imperative that the selection is tailored to the specific project.