The extreme weather swings we experience in the Hoosier state are tough on roofing in Indianapolis, with destructive ice and snow in the winter to the heat and humidity in the summer. The spring can bring weather damage in the forms of hail damage and wind damage. Homeowners should have their roof inspected at least once a year by a trusted roofing contractor. We are qualified inspectors.We can help you make prudent decisions about the upkeep of your home.
Asphalt shingles are composed of organic felt or glass-fibers that provides support for the weather-resistant components and gives a shingle strength; asphalt and fillers; and surfacing material, generally in the form of mineral granules, that provides protection from impact and UV degradation and improves fire resistance.
There are three general categories of metal roof systems used for steep-slope roofing applications: architectural metal panel, structural metal panel and metal shingle/shingle panels. Generally, architectural metal panel roof systems are watershedding and are intended for use on steep slope roofs. Structural metal panel roof systems are used on low and steep slope roofs. Structural metal panel roof systems can be used on low slope roofs because of their hydrostatic, or water barrier, characteristics.
Roofing slate is a dense, durable, naturally occurring material that is essentially nonabsorbent. Two properties of slate are cleavage and fracture. It has natural cleavage, which permits it to be easily split in one direction. Fracture, usually occurring at right angles to the cleavage, is called the grain. Roofing slate commonly is split so the length of the slate runs in the direction of the grain. The surface texture of slate after being split for commercial use derives from the characteristics of the rock from which it was quarried. Some slate splits to a smooth, practically even surface, while other yields a surface that is rough and uneven.
Clay tile is produced by baking molded clay into tile. The density of the clay is determined by the length of time and temperature at which it is heated. Tiles may be glazed and also may have surface texture treatments applied. As a result, there are a wide variety of tile profiles, styles, finishes and colors available. In addition, there may be separate accessory tiles—matched to each field tile design—of various shapes designed for use on ridges, hips, hip intersections and gable ends. Installation methods depend on the nature of the tile being installed; that is, whether it is two piece, one piece, interlocking or flat.
Slate Roofing, Cedar and Shake Roofing
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From minor repairs to complete replacements, Ford’s Custom Construction has a solution for your situation.
HD Video/Drone Inspection
We know our customers don’t want to climb on a roof. That’s why we provide you with full HD video inspections. As we’re walking your roof, we can provide a live video of the areas that are problematic. You can see specifically what we’re seeing and you can make an informed decision your roof repair.
Flashing is one of the most important parts of the roof system, and one of the most difficult elements to install correctly. Most roof leaks are due to failures with flashing or improper installation. Our extensive experience working with various types of roofing materials, allows us to provide our customers a lifetime warranty on flashing. We know our work will last.