Imperial Building & Roofing Services: Roof Framing
Imperial Building & Roofing Company is a remodeling, roofing and siding contractor based in Ann Arbor, MI, and serves surrounding areas. Having maintenance performed on a roof is an important part of owning a home. The shingles and other parts of the roof, such as the flashing, can become damaged due to high winds, hail, and ice and snow melting and refreezing.
Roofs have five basic designs: hip, gable, mansard, gambrel and shed. Hip and gable are used most often on homes in the United States. They are also the most complex as they feature multiple pitches. Mansard is common with buildings in Europe. Gambrel is most commonly seen on barns in North America, and shed roofs are used on sheds.
When it comes to roofing, Imperial can work with any type of roofing system and repair or remodel them with popular shingle brands such as Timberline HD Ultra, which can withstand winds of up to 150 miles per hour. Peel n' Stick is also available and is used for low-pitched roofs. Imperial also has designer shingle brands like American Harvest, Sienna, Country Mansion and Slateline.
Using the newest designs and truss systems, the professionals at Imperial Building & Roofing can convert a flat roof to a hip roof or gable roof. A different style of roofing can improve the look of the home and increase its value. Having a roof with a decent-sized pitch, such as hip or gable, can prevent roof leaks. A flat roof is prone to leak more frequently because water often can't flow off the roof. Whereas water on a pitched roof will flow into the gutters due to its steep angle.
Imperial also performs truss and rafter repair and can install new ones. If the whole truss needs to be replaced, prefabricated roof trusses, which are usually manufactured off-site, can be delivered ready to place on the home by Imperial Building & Roofing Co. Several advantages to this include they are made much faster than traditional roofs and use less timber. Very large roof spans can be covered as well.
It is not recommended that homeowners attempt to make roof repairs. Without the proper experience and equipment, they often do more damage. Contact Imperial Building & Roofing today for an estimate on all of your roofing needs whether it is installing a roof on a new home or roof repair.