Property owners and managers know that multi-family homes aren’t the same as handling single-family homes. While aesthetics and preferences certainly need to be taken into account, the responsibilities of property managers go beyond these when it comes to choosing the right multi-family roofing system for their needs.
Lapses in construction can make multi-family roofing systems deteriorate much faster and need repairs and maintenance sooner. This is where A-One Construction comes in. Our roofers have been in the business for years and they have extensive experience in working with different types of roofing systems.
At A-One Construction, we can install roofs for your HOA or multi-family apartments with precision. We also extend repair and maintenance services to ensure that the job gets done right the first time around.
Multi-Family Roofing System Materials
There are different multi-family roofing system materials available on the market today. As HOA roofing builders, we know just how important it is to find the right roofing materials that are not only durable and easy to maintain, but also ones that are aesthetically pleasing.
For those who are looking for multi-family roof materials, having heating and cooling properties, as well as superior protection and build, are key factors to look for. Below are some of the most popular materials you might want to consider.
Metal roofs have gained popularity over the years and for good reason. This material is great for reducing energy costs as it reflects solar rays, making it more efficient in keeping the house cool. It’s also worth noting that this material is highly resistant to fire and is available in different metals, from steel, and copper to aluminum.
Slate is a type of rock-based roofing material. Made from natural sources, this is wind and fire-resistant, making it one of the more durable materials out there. Since this is made from a type of rock, this is quite heavy and sturdy, which is why it needs foundations that are equally strong and reinforced.
Concrete tiles are typical in European and Mediterranean types of homes, but these are now available in different parts of the world. There are a variety of concrete tile styles and colors, making this adapt to homes with different styles as well.
This particular roofing material is fire resistant and is not prone to damage by insects, rot, and other natural elements, including harmful rays. Concrete tiles likewise come with a long lifespan with strength and durability.
Bear in mind, however, that due to their heavy nature, concrete tiles require a reinforced roof frame to withstand the weight of this roofing system.
Shingles are made from modified bitumen materials that consist of layers, normally including composite rolls that are coated with foils and granules, making for a reinforced material that can weather different elements.
Shingles can also come in wooden materials, such as cedar, pinewood, and redwood, but these require frequent maintenance since they tend to rot faster. Asphalt shingles also exist and these come in thin, light sheets.
What to Consider in Choosing the Best Roofing Material for a Multifamily Home
As property managers or owners, or even homeowners like yourself, it’s not easy to choose the right roofing material. While you may be aware of the different roofing types and systems, there is no one-size-fits-all solution. Here are some factors you should consider when picking between roof systems.
Roofing Type and Slope
One of the most important aspects you should pay attention to is your roofing type, and by extension, the kind of roof slope it has. There are, after all, certain multi-family roofing materials that only work with certain roof pitches.
Some of the most basic residential roofing types and slopes include flat roofs, and steep, and low-sloped ones. As the name implies, flat roofs that are almost or completely level. Steep roofs, on the other hand, entail that the pitch is quite high or one that measures 10 over 12. Meanwhile, low-sloped roofs have a pitch that is less than 2:12.
Strength and Quality of the Materials
Besides the slope of your roof, the durability of the roofing material is yet another factor that you should consider. Their very qualities determine how long they will last, so be sure how well they fare against the elements.
The lifespan of materials likewise depends on the material you choose. Because of this, investing in materials that are strong and last well over time is the best to get your money’s worth. Although there may be certain materials that command a higher price tag, these usually entail that there are less prone to damage even when pitted against the elements.
Local Weather Conditions
In line with the strength and durability of the materials, property owners and managers also need to take into consideration the weather and climate in their respective areas. As a matter of fact, they need to account for this even before choosing the material.
There are roofing materials that are only suited for certain climates and weather conditions. For those who live in humid areas as well as those who get a lot of rain throughout the year, veering away from materials that deteriorate with water is for the best. Consult with one of our experts to find the roof material suited for your area.
Ease of Maintenance
We understand how hard it is to manage properties and keep their structural integrity safe and secure at all times. Coupled with regular roofing maintenance, the work can be doubly difficult, which is why we believe you should also consider the maintenance level that each roofing material requires.
Roofs need consistent long-term maintenance. While materials are built to last for decades, there are some materials that need more upkeep than the rest, so looking into their maintenance measures is also essential.
The Bottom Line
At A-One Construction, we understand that each property is unique. If your HOA or multi-family property is in need of any roofing repair or replacement, feel free to get in touch with our experts today. We will be more than happy to lend assistance to ensure that your property is in its best shape.