TILE ROOFS – Include Tile Roof Photos in this section
The most popular roofing product in the world is Tile Roofing. when it comes to durability, energy/cost savings, and protection, there is no other roofing in the same class. Read on to see why Bismark Roofing LLC. may recommend that a tile roof is the best choice for your home
With over a century of performance in the field and enhancements, tile roofing provides the longest record of performance compared to other roofing materials like asphalt. Advances in engineering provide natural shedding and ventilation features, allowing tile to be the main roofing covering in warm and cold climates.
Bismark Roofing LLC. works with the top manufacturers and the roof styles come in a variety of colors, shapes and sizes. Due to modern innovations, concrete and clay roof tile manufacturers can produce tiles to suit any architectural style from old world and historic to contemporary. The possibilities are virtually limitless.
Tile is fast becoming the re-roofing product of choice due to the durability, beauty and ease of maintenance. Single tiles are much easier to repair than other roofing materials. Due to it’s resistance to severe weather, concrete and clay tiles continue to be the preferred roofing material among homeowners in areas with frequent wind and hail storms like we have here in the Midwest. Tile roofing is one of a few select roofing systems to withstand sustained winds of 150 mph.
Slate Roofs – A Virtually Limitless Color Palette
Slate.It’s the most beautiful and durable roofing material known to man. For centuries, it’s been the roofing material of choice for the world’s greatest buildings. In fact, some slate roofs have lasted for literally hundreds of years, enduring all of the ravages that Mother Nature could throw at them.
Formulated from a palette of multiple earth tones, multi-width composite slate tile blends offer a broad spectrum of blends to complement any home. Up to eight different tones per blend create a natural variance in color patterns, giving you a more beautiful, authentic look. Slate composite tiles are also available incool roof colors, which help reduce your heating and cooling costs and are ENERGY STAR® qualified
Cedar Shake Roofing
CEDAR SHAKE: – Include Cedar Roof Photos in this section
Bismark Roofing LLC. installs all types of cedar roofs, from heavy shakes to cedar perfections. Cedar can come with a fire resistant treatment, or be made out of a synthetic material. Existing cedar roofs often need small repairs, which we are highly capable of handling to ensure that the integrity of your roof is maintained.
METAL ROOFS – Include Metal Roof Photos in this section
There are two basic classifications of metal roofing; structural and non-structural (architectural). Structural metal roofing attaches directly to the lathe boards and does not require any sort of solid support beneath it. Non-structural metal roofing will require a solid substrate beneath it, typically plywood, oriented strand board or a metal roof deck. Metal roof systems typically vary from 40-150lbs per 100 square feet, making them among the lowest weight roofing products available. This places fewer demands on a building’s structure, making metal roofing a great choice for retrofit projects. Low-slope structural metal roofing consists of interlocking panels (standing seam) that run vertically on the roof surface. These products may have a painted finish, mill finish or clear acrylic finish. Some products may require machine seaming during installation.
Most metal roofing manufacturers will have guarantees of 20 – 50yrs. However, most products have been designed so they can be refurbished onsite once the original finish reaches it’s useful limit. Metal roofing materials are 100% recyclable in the event they are ever removed. The long life and low maintenance, combined with the energy savings makes metal roofing a great value.
Residential Roofing: Shingles
Three tab composition/asphalt shingles come in a strip with notches that creates the look of 3 separate shingles.Premium Asphalt or composition shingles are called Architectural or dimensional shingles. These shingles are thicker and will cast shadow lines like wood shake. The appearance will be rich and textured rather than the flat surface of standard three tab shingles.
All asphalt shingles are coated with a layer of mineral granules that protects the shingle from sunlight, color fading and will help resist algae and fungus growthBismarkRoofing LLC. offers a wide selection of designs and colors
We work with the top manufacturers and distributors to provide you with the finest selection of Composition Shingles. The choices can be quite confusing but we can help you sort through your choices with respect to your budget, architecture, color and preference. Give us a call 708-534-9011today to set up a free consultation and estimate.
Impact Resistant Roofing shingles and material is a fairly new option for residential and commercial applications. BismarkRoofing LLC. believes Impact Resistant can be a great
option for many homeowners. The Midwest receives more than it’s fair share of damaging hail and wind, so this is an option that is worth considering.
The storms that hit the Chicagoland area last year and insurance pay-cuts, hit record proportions. Hail damage to asphalt shingles may include severe granual loss, material loss on the edges and penetration.Several manufacturers offer asphalt shingles that are designed to resist impact damage from high winds (Class 4 Standard per UL & ASTM) and severe weather. Different methods are used to protect the shingle, keep the granules attached to the shingle and also keep the shingles attached to the sheathing with excessive winds
Residential & Commercial: Flat Roofs
Roof that is nearly flat or just slightly pitched for water channeling is called a low-slope roof. No roof should be truly “flat”, though it may appear that way from the ground. Every roof should have an intentionally designed slight slope for drainage. Most often, low slope roofing is used in commercial buildings, although residential applications are common. Problems with low slope roofing are common and more difficult to diagnose because the leak area is usually not directly located where the leak is appearing inside the building. The roof should have no areas of standing water. Standing water on the roof is most often caused by sagging or rotted roof decking or improper drainage design.
BismarkRoofing LLC. is a highly trained professionaland experienced Chicago area roofing contractor repairing and installing low slope commercial roofing for over 11 years. We’ve seen many interesting issues on many rooftops in Chicago and its Suburbs. Old buildings, new buildings, retro-fit you name it, we’ve seen it and fixed it with exceptional results. We have very strong relationships with the best commercial manufacturers and suppliers. Our stability and long history of fine work provides you with unparalleled quality, workmanship and guarantees.
Call us,708-534-9011– Project Manager 773-758-7077,today for a free analysis and estimate.
A roof that is nearly flat or just slightly pitched for water channeling is called a low-slope roof. No roof should be truly “flat”, though it may appear that way from the ground. Every roof should have an intentionally designed slight slope for drainage. Most often, low slope roofing is used in commercial buildings, although residential applications are common. Problems with low slope roofing are common and more difficult to diagnose because the leak area is usually not directly located where the leak is appearing inside the building. The roof should have no areas of standing water. Standing water on the roof is most often caused by sagging or rotted roof decking or improper drainage design.
Modified Bitumen Roofing Systems
Modified Bitumen is a key element of a built up roofing system.
This system was developed in Europe during the sixties and introduced in the U.S. in the early seventies. The term “modified” refers to the addition of plastic or rubber-based polymeric binders to the asphalt or “bitumen” to improve its performance and durability. Modified Bitumen Roofing Systems are usually assembled using one, two or three plies.
The Modified Bitumen Membrane itself is made up of multiple layers in what is essentially a “factory assembled” built-up roof. During the manufacturing process several coats or laminations of modified bitumen are reinforced with a woven fiberglass, or polyester fabric-reinforcing mat or a combination of both. They are then finished with either a smooth or granular top surface. The Granular type comes in different colors. The smooth surface type is then coated with either aluminum or white surfacing on site. The coatings are used to deflect the damage from ultra-violet rays from the sun as well as keeping the roof surface cooler.
Modified Bitumen Roofing Systems exhibits many characteristics of a built-up roof (BUR), yet affords the ease of application of a single-ply system. The offering of various specifications allows for multiple plies, which provide redundancy and exceptional puncture resistance to heavy traffic, punctures and tears. Modified Bitumen membranes also have low temperature flexibility and are resistant to membrane fatigue.
There are two types of Modified Bitumen Systems.
APP. (Astatic Polypropylene) roofing systems are applied using a heat-welded method. The top surface comes in either smooth or granular. The consistency and uniformity of the factory produced sheet results in membrane that has greater stability and flexibility than that of a laminated built-up roof system.
SBS. (Butadiene Styrene) roofing systems are usually applied using hot asphalt, bonding adhesives, heat welding or heat activated self-adhesives. The top surface is a mineral granular of choice of colors. It has the benefits of a built-up redundant system with the quality of a factory single ply membrane. Bismark Roofing LLC. expert technicians are qualified to install modified bitumen roofing on commercial and industrial flat roofing systems.