Scottsdale Shingle Roofing

Shingle roofs are a very popular choice with Scottsdale homeowners and builders because of their durability and affordability. At an average cost of $2 – $3 per square foot, a shingled roof can last up to 20 years and beyond. It’s not surprising, then, that according to the Asphalt Roofing Manufacturers Association, over 80% of all homes in the United States have asphalt shingle roofs. Shingles are available in a wide range of looks. Some can look like tile, cedar shakes, wood or slate, offering you lots of options to find one that best suits your home.

Scottsdale Tile Roofs

Roofing tiles are among the most durable options for your roof: they have the ability to withstand a beating from the harshest weather cond

ents underneath the tiles such as the underlayment that has become dry or brittle or the batten sticks into which the tiles are nailed. If any water runs down under the tile, it will get trapped against these sticks and water will eventually make its way into the nail holes in the sticks and through the dried out paper, ultimately damaging the plywood underneath.

itions like hurricanes and earthquakes. Tiles also provide excellent insulation, helping to keep your home cool in the summer months and warm during the winter. In fact, when a leak or the appearance of rotting wood occurs with a tile roof, the tiles themselves are seldom at fault. Usually, the blame lies in the compon

To clients who have tile roofs more than 13 years old, we recommend annual inspections. If we find the underlayment is damaged or decayed, we will remove it and replace the underlayment with two layers of new fiberglass-reinforced material. Once our job has been completed to the utmost degree of your satisfaction, we will then reinstall the tiles on your roof.

Scottsdale Flat Roofs

On flat roof installations done by Express Roofing in Scottsdale AZ, we use what we believe to be the best roofing material for the money in the industry: APP modified bitumen. This roofing membrane is heat-welded, creating a unified matrix with the thermoplastic polymer. What does that mean? The result is a near-impermeable roof which the dual ability to expand or shrink in response to changing weather conditions.

Foam Roof Restoration

Express Roofing is one of the very few foam roof restoration experts in the area. We can apply an elastomeric roof coating that generates a uniform and seamless surface. This coating provides added weather resistance to your roof, better energy efficiency, UV protection, and a very clean look.

Elastomeric roof coatings come in a variety of forms specifically designed for individual styles of foam roofs. Their name comes from their ability to move and bend in tandem with the natural expansion and retraction of the roof — in other words, elastomeric is comprised of words meaning “elastic” and “movement”. 

When selecting an elastomeric coating for your foam roof restoration, there are a number of comparative factors you should consider before settling on your coating choice. The most important criteria to consider are:

  • Tensile strength (in and out of lab): The tensile strength is how much an object can bend before breaking; the higher the tensility, the less likely something is to break. However, when roofing companies submit reports on the tensile strength of their elastomeric coatings, they often use a data figure that was recorded in lab tests during the sealant’s initial fabrication. Thus, when assessing different elastomeric sealant providers, be sure they can provide you with a warranty on their “aged” or out-of-lab tensile strength results, as exterior elements are sure to compromise this feature in many ways.
  • Elasticity: As the name suggests, the elasticity of elastomeric roof coatings is another significant point of interest. Unlike tensile strength, which measures “breakability,” elasticity is an assessment of a substance’s ability to stretch and lengthen. This is a crucial facet of performance in an area like Scottsdale, where sweltering heat and dramatic temperature shifts can cause equally unexpected volume changes in the shape of your roof. For all these reasons, it’s crucial to look for an elastomeric with excellent “aged” tensile strength and a high elasticity level. 
  • Reflectivity: You should take the reflectivity of your roof coatings seriously because the heat in Arizona is no joke. By selecting an elastomeric with high reflectivity, your house will absorb less heat and remain cooler, saving you money on energy bills and air-conditioner costs. 

There are even more factors you may want to consider when selecting a sealant for your foam roof restoration, but you can leave that hard work to us. Express Roofing has the knowledge and expertise necessary to restore your foam roof to optimal, brand-new condition so it can endure whatever monsoons or heat waves the Scottsdale wind carries in!