Because of their amazing durability and longevity, metal roofs have become one of the best options available on the market. Still, a lot of people have questions that they want answered. To help, we’ve made a quick FAQ about them:
Do they affect cell reception?
If they do, you probably won’t notice it. Very rarely, people will report worse cell reception, but that seems the exception rather than the rule. If you do find that this seems the case, a simple cell reception booster can solve the problem for you.
Don’t they get loud in the rain?
No, this common misconception has circulated all over the country. Metal roofs actually don’t make any more noise in the rain than other types. If this still worries you, an extra layer of insulation can be added to soften any potential noise disturbances.
Can I walk on my roof?
Because of their hardiness, you can walk on metal roofs. However, as with any roof, walking on it remains a dangerous prospect. If you do, exercise caution.
Hopefully these answers helped you understand this roof type a little better. If not, we’d happily answer any other questions you have. Here at Dolphin Construction and Remodeling, LLC, we offer metal roof installation and many other roofing services. To learn more, give us a call at (316) 210-9543.
Previously, we wrote a post about the benefits of roof coating systems, which includes TPO (thermoplastic polyolefin) roofs. This material, specifically, has many advantages associated with it. To help you understand why it could end up as the right choice for you, we’ve gathered some information about it:
To create TPO materials, a relatively recent technology gets utilized to chemically bind ethylene, propylene, and rubber. After this, things such as talc, carbon filler, and fiber glass get filled in to reinforce durability and longevity in the material. TPO has become the fastest growing single ply roofing option on the market.
Advantages of Material:
With TPO, you get the best of both EPDM and PVC roofing. Many things that affect other roof types, such as dirt, algae, and debris, don’t harm TPO, or do so at a much lower rate. Because of its malleable nature, it more readily avoids damage from cuts and punctures. Also, it reflects up to 80% of sunlight’s ultra violet rays; this reduces cooling costs that would otherwise be increased by midday heat gain.
Hopefully this information has helped you understand this material better. If you have any other questions, please ask our qualified roofers. Here at Dolphin Construction and Remodeling, LLC, we offer TPO installation alongside a wide array of other roofing services. For more information, please give us a call at (316) 210-9543.
A roof coating system is a great option for people who need their roof upgraded but don’t want to invest too much money. They’re not a panacea for all roofing problems, but, when done correctly, will ensure the longest life-span possible for your roof. Here are some of the benefits associated with roof coatings:
A fairly worn roof will benefit most from a roof coating. It will keep it in a maintainable condition without having to put up repairs. A roof with a slight leak can be fixed with a coating, provided the insulation isn’t too wet.
Roof repairs and replacement are estimated to create 40% of construction waste going into landfills. Because of this, a roof coating is a very environmentally friendly option.
Many roof coatings contain reflective properties that bounce off sunlight. This reduces midday heat gain, cutting cooling costs in your building.
A worn, dirty roof doesn’t necessarily need repairs or replacement to look good again. A roof coating can improve aesthetics both from the ground and from nearby buildings. Many coatings have special pigments that create a new-roof look.
These are just some of the reasons to go with a roof coating over repairs or replacement. Here at Dolphin Construction and Remodeling LLC, we offer roof coating installation alongside a wide array of other roofing services. For more information, please give us a call at (316) 210-9543.
Certain roof materials offer different benefits in an assortment of ways. Metal roofs have a few. It’s important to be informed before you finalize a roof purchase. Here are some of the benefits you can expect if you decide a metal roof is right for you:
Metal roofs are impervious to a host of things that can bring other materials down. They can stand up to snow, tough winds, and water. Fire, insects, mildew, and rot are all problems you don’t have to worry about with a metal roof. Generally, a well installed roof will last longer than the house its built on.
Relatively light weight:
Compared to tile and concrete tile roofing materials, metal roofs don’t weigh that much. Generally they’ll be about 50-150 pounds per square.
Fast and easy installation process:
If you need a roof installation quick, metal roofs are the right choice for you. If your roof gets damaged right before an oncoming storm, having a metal roof might be your only chance to get it done in time.
Metal roofs receive a Class A fire rating, the highest possible. Even when they’re installed over other roof materials, they increase that materials fire rating.
They reflect sunlight:
This minimizes midday heat gain; you can save a few bucks on air conditioning. Dear air-space under the roof can be utilized as well to increase energy efficiency.
These are just some of the benefits to choosing metal roof material. Here at Dolphin Construction and Remodeling LLC, we offer high quality metal roof installation alongside a host of other services. For more information, please give us a call at (316) 210-9543.
You want to make a good impression on your house guests, and what better way than to have them pull up to a beautifully-maintained and cared-for home? Dolphin Construction and Remodeling is dedicated to the life and appeal of your home, making sure that the first thing people see is a well-taken care of home.
With the holidays quickly approaching us, you will probably be experiencing more and more visitors and your home should make them feel welcomed. If you have a damaged roof, missing siding or clogged gutters, call our company for a quick and easy fix to your Wichita residential problems. You want your home to be in tip-top shape for your out of town guest for the holiday season. We are the ones to call for expert and high quality results.
Call Dolphin before your visitors start knocking on the door!We provide professional staff who are experienced in customer service and leave behind no trash and debris. We value each and every customer’s home as if it were our own. Contact us today for a free estimate!
Saving money where you can these days has almost become necessary. There is a rise in prices from the gas pump to the grocery store. Everyone is trying to conserve money where they can. But with the rise in temperatures during the summer months, it’s hard not to lower the temperature of your home. Well, Dolphin Construction and Remodeling, LLC understands this predicament, and is here to offer some advice:
Installing a new roof can save you money. Yes, we know this is a large investment, but when it comes time to replace your roof, consider going with a metal or clay tile roofing system. These options will help you save up to thousands of dollars a year in heating and cooling costs. We carry a top-quality brand in roofing, Ludowici, that offers a money saving technique called “Heat Island Effect” in which the roofing system will reflect the suns UV rays and keep your home cooler. In the colder months the effect helps insulate the home and protects against frost.
Dolphin Construction and Remodeling, LLC can assist you with any questions you might have concerning your roof and energy saving techniques.