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    Different Roofing Material Options for Flat Roofs in Arizona

    Last updated 2 years ago

    Flat roofs are the most cost-effective of all of the different styles of roof. In addition, they provide a great space for green roofing like solar panels. Here are some different roofing material options for flat roofs in Arizona.

    • Rolling Roofing/Modified Bitumen

    Modified bitumen is close to asphalt but is specifically designed for flat roofs. It has many benefits. Modified bitumen tends to have increased resistance to brittleness in the cold, and exhibits increased flow resistance when it is hot outside. There are many options for surfacing including using highly reflective material that deflects sunlight from the roof. This option can help you keep your cooling costs down.

    • Built-Up Roofing

    Built-up roofs generally consist of layers of bitumen separated by layers of fabric. The layers give the roof extra durability. Built-up roofs are particularly resistant to water and thermal damage. In addition, built-up roofs require very little maintenance and can be easily modified with solar panels.

    • Spray Foam

    Spray foam is applied as a liquid to fill any cracks or crevices on your roof. Once the foam reaches the surface, it quickly dries and expands, creating a watertight roofing material. Often, a layer of gravel or some other material is placed on top of the spray foam after it has finished drying. Spray foam offers many benefits to homeowners. For example, spray foam is a great way to prevent all water leaks. In addition, spray foam has a very high insulation value, which means you will be better able to retain heat. This will in turn decrease your energy costs.

    If you have any further questions about the different roofing material options for flat roofs in Arizona, call Gryphon Roofing & Remodeling at (480) 994-5500.

    Visit the Resources Below to Learn More About Roofing Repairs, Re-Roofing, and Home Remodeling

    Last updated 2 years ago

    If you found our recent blog posts interesting, please explore the information provided below. To inquire about our roofing and remodeling services, call Gryphon Roofing & Remodeling at (480) 994-5500.

    • MSNBC offers some general tips regarding kitchen remodeling.
    • To learn more about spray foam, read this page from
    • This article from the National Roofing Contractors Association explains what built-up roofs are.
    • If you are interested in remodeling your home but don’t know what factors to consider, read this article from Yahoo.

    Keep Tabs on Your Renovation Budget with this App for iOS

    Last updated 2 years ago

    Renovating your home can be an expensive endeavor. However, if you keep track of your costs, you can ensure that there is no waste.

    With the Renovation Budget Tracker app, you will be able to keep close tabs on your budget and ensure that your money is being put to good use. The app allows you to create categories and keep track of how much has been spent. In addition to helping you keep track of spending as the renovation is going on, you will also be able to use it later on to double-check the accuracy of any bills you receive.

    If you have any further questions about home renovation, call Gryphon Roofing & Remodeling at (480) 994-5500.

    The Consequences of Leaving a Leaky Roof Unrepaired

    Last updated 2 years ago

    A roof can leak for many reasons. Sometimes shingles are severely damaged in a storm, immediately leading to leaks. In other cases, the shingles simply decay over time, slowly becoming more susceptible to leaks and water damage. For this reason it is important to catch leaky roofs as quickly as possible so the problem can be fixed. Here are some consequences of leaving a leaky roof unrepaired.

    • Structural Problems

    If left unrepaired, a leaky roof can cause serious structural damage to your home. Once water breaches the roof, it can seep through your home, even going as far as to damage your home’s foundation. Weakened rafters and beams are susceptible to collapse and can be very expensive to repair or replace. Water that leaks through the roof can also reach the wood frames on the side of your home, deteriorating the structural integrity of your walls.

    • Mold

    In addition to causing serious structural damage, leaky roofs can also cause serious health problems for you and your family. As water seeps into your home, conditions become perfect for the growth of mold. While not everyone is allergic to mold, it can cause debilitating sickness in some people. Once the mold spores start growing inside your home, they can potentially enter your air conditioning vents. This makes it easy for the spores to be transported throughout your home’s indoor environment.

    • Insulation Damage

    When water leaks into your attic, it can damage the insulation material that helps keep your home’s temperature regulated. This in turn can increase your energy costs. As water seeps into your walls, it can also damage the insulation material there, further decreasing your home’s energy efficiency.

    If you have any further questions about the consequences of leaving a leaky roof unrepaired, call Gryphon Roofing & Remodeling at (480) 994-5500. 

    A Look at How Hail Can Damage Roofing

    Last updated 2 years ago

    Hail can vary in size and severity, as small as pebbles or the size of a golf ball. Regardless of the nature of the storm, however, it is important to make sure that you check your roof for damage after it has passed. Here are some ways in which hail can damage roofing.

    • Water Damage

    In the most severe cases, hail can severely compromise your roof, causing water damage underneath your shingles. Water damage often occurs when the hail is particularly severe or when your roof is not well maintained. Water damage underneath your shingles can severely undermine the structural integrity of your roof and needs to be resolved as soon as possible.

    • Denting

    It is quite common for hail of any size to dent your roof. These dents, while they may not pose an immediate danger, are signs that your roof’s shingles have been weakened. If left unattended, these shingles can break off, leading to more serious damage. Hail can also dent aluminum gutters around your roof. This compromises your roof’s draining system and can contribute to water damage.

    • Dislodged Granules

    Asphalt roofs often appear to have a sandy material on top of the shingles. The purpose of these granules is to protect the roof from UV radiation. However, during a hail storm these granules can be dislodged, often getting stuck in your drainage system. Over time, if these granules are not replaced, the asphalt shingles can suffer more severe damage, potentially leading to leaks.

    If you have any further questions about how hail can damage roofing, call Gryphon Roofing & Remodeling at (480) 994-5500. We are a local Arizona roofing business that can help you keep your roof in perfect condition.


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