First, we determine the life expectancy of the roof. We do this by inspecting the roof, looking for deterioration of base flashings, blisters, bare spots in the roof's field, and judging the roof's overall condition. We may need to take a test cut off the roof to diagnose the roofing system currently in place. Finally, we work with the customer to determine the best roofing system to meet their current and future requirements. We may remove the existing roof system components down to the structural deck or salvage existing insulation if possible.
Whatever the initial process, we bring the roof system to current building code, including additional insulation, mechanically fastening the insulation, or adding overflow scuppers or drains. We then install a roofing system designed to provide many years of service.
During the 1990s, there was an increase in the metal roofing system. We shifted from the old tin roofs that were common in previous generations of schools, hospitals, and office buildings. The application of these roofs on structures—not previously considered metal roofing candidates—spawned a new set of flashing challenges that had to be solved if metal roofing was to survive as a viable multipurpose roofing system.
For durability and longevity, copper has no equal and Ettel & Franzis proud to offer copper shingles as a unique and exquisite option in commercial roofing and accents. Check out our gallery of projects for some examples of what we've done with copper, then contact us directly to find out what we can do for YOU.
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Dave McDowall (651) 248-1973
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Inspecting roofs at regular intervals will lead to early detection of roof problems. A well-maintained roof protects the building and creates a safe environment for the building's occupants.
We will perform roof inspections and report the findings to initiate maintenance and repair projects. Roof systems deteriorate from weather conditions (e.g., wind and sun), building movement (e.g., settlement, material contraction/expansion). Any roof problems not repaired quickly can result in severe damage to the building.
As part of your preventative roofing maintenance program, we can handle the following routine maintenance:
We also install roof curbs and sleepers, and repair scuppers and downspouts.