The roof is one of the most important components of your home or business. If you’ve lived in
Pittsburgh for any duration of time, you know as well as any that the weather can be downright brutal.
And when it comes to protecting a structure, nothing takes more of a beating than the rooftop.With this in mind, it’s important to know about the materials and the contractors that can help protect
the literal roof over your head.

Protection from the Elements
Both age and environmental wear can affect the ability of your roof to perform well over time. Elements
such as the following punish roofs not matter what the season:
 Rain
 Sun
 Sleet
 Snow
 Wind
 Ice
Starting with the best suited materials for your home or business’s roof type can ensure your structure
will be well-protected for years to come. But when it comes to material selection, many home and
business owners are left wondering what’s best.
If you have questions or need a consultation to help point you in the right direction, give us a call or stop
by today. As strange as this might sound to some, we LOVE talking about roofs and helping other
Pittsburgh residents like you find the perfect solution.

Roofing Materials

Asphalt

Asphalt roofing shingles are the most popular roofing material on the market given their versatility and
overall value. Asphalt can be used on virtually any style and pitch of roof, and are suitable for both
residential and commercial applications. This is one of the reasons that asphalt is so abundant.
Asphalt shingles are also affordable, versatile, easy to install, last a long time, and come in a variety of
colors. For these reasons, asphalt is worth consideration for most individuals.

Rubber Roofing

Rubber roofing materials are one of the newer innovations in the industry. It has taken a while to get
the chemistry just right to make rubber a viable material for roofing, but new advancements have
resulted in a superior material suitable for holding up to the harshest of conditions.

Rubber roofing is more commonly utilized as an option for lower pitched roofs where asphalt might not
be a good option (or not up to code). These types of roofs are commonly seen on both residential and
commercial buildings alike and are a great option for complex layouts.

Flat Roofing Materials

Flat roofs can be covered with several different materials, including the rubber roofing materials
mentioned earlier. They can also be covered with High-density Spray Polyurethane Foam. This method
requires the roofing installer to spray a layer of foam insulation that will coat the roof. This is then
sealed to protect the roof from the elements and from leaking. You often see flat roofs in larger office
buildings, apartment complexes and on many commercial businesses.
Whichever material you choose for your home or business, you’ll need to hire a professional roofer in
order to ensure proper installation, meet local coding requirements, and protect the warranty of the
materials.
There are a lot of contractors and companies to choose from, but you need the best to protect your
investment. Roofs aren’t cheap, but don’t skimp out on high quality labor and risk damage or leaks later
on.

What to look for in a roofer

When you are hiring a roofer it may be tempting to hire the cheapest contractor you come across.
However, roofing is a skill that requires experience and professionalism. Hiring the lowest builder could
come back to hurt you down the road, costing you even more money in future repairs, voided
warranties and damages.
But that also doesn’t mean you need to spend a fortune to get quality service. At Roof Solutions we
believe in expert craftsmanship and professional service at rates everyone can afford.
Some qualities we suggest you look for in a roofer include:

 Professional demeanor
 Courteous
 Experienced
 Bonded and insured
 Provides examples of work
 Track record of meeting deadlines
 Provides a detailed estimate of fee

Reach out to Us Today!

Roof Solutions of Pittsburgh meets all the above criteria and more! Call us today to schedule an
appointment and see why we’re the best choice to handle all your roofing needs.

Big or small, we do it all. From the simple to the complex, you can rest assured our experts have seen
and tacked it with the care and quality we’re known for.
Some of our services include:
 New Roof Installment
 Roof Repair
 Maintenance
 Storm Damage and Replacement

No matter what type of roof your home or business needs, we can install, repair, or provide routine
maintenance and inspections to fix small issues before they become bigger problems. If you have any
questions about our service or would like an estimate, give us a call or visit our website today. We’ve
love to hear from you.

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