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Roofing Systems The right materials are not the only important factor when building a reliable roof. Proper installation and maintenance of your roofing system will help you save money and prolong the life of your roof. You should also be knowledgeable about the roofing system you choose, particularly concerning the warranty. Some manufacturer warranties have specific requirements that can become void if a roof is not installed properly or not installed with the right materials. The Design-It® Center Roofing Estimator at your local Menards® makes it easy to estimate the amount and cost of roofing materials based on the design and dimensions of your roof. You can also get an estimate on select soffit, fascia, and gutter materials. Another great tool you can use in-store or online is the Design-It® Center Roofing & Siding Visualizer. You can upload a photo of your home or use sample images to see how different roofing and siding materials will look. Once you've found the perfect look, you can save your project and view it later at your local Menards® to buy the materials you need.
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Synthetic Roofing Synthetic roofing products are manufactured to have the same appearance of traditional roofing materials but are made of plastic or rubber. Synthetic roofing products are fairly new and have been available since 1993. Menards® offers Novik synthetic roofing products, which are available in a variety of different styles and colors. Novik offers roofing panels that mimic the classic look of cedar shingles, clay tiles, or slate but are constructed with a specialized polymer that is designed to withstand hail, wind, and harsh temperatures. The panels are lightweight and require little maintenance. You can also walk on roofs that have a Novik roofing system, provided you follow necessary safety procedures. Novik products must be installed on a roof that has a minimum pitch of 3/12. All of the Novik panels have a 50-year limited warranty. Novik roof panels cannot be directly installed on top of asphalt shingles, so the old shingles must be removed prior to installation.
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Modified Bitumen Roofing Modified bitumen roofing is a roofing membrane that is recommended for low-slope roofs and is found on many commercial buildings. This type of roofing is composed of multiple layers and is highly resistant to cracks and tears. Depending on the product, modified bitumen roofing can be installed with cold adhesives, asphalts, or the common torch method. Menards® offers atactic polypropylene (APP) modified bitumen roofing in a granulated or smooth texture. Both of the APP membranes are specifically designed for torch application, which should only be installed by a professional. Since the torch method of installing this type of roofing poses a fire hazard, it is not recommended for occupied buildings. It is also not recommended to torch-apply a modified bitumen membrane sheet directly to a wood deck.
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Roll Roofing Roll roofing is a continuous roll of material with asphalt and mineral granules covering the entire surface. Roll roofing is easy to install and ideal for low-slope roofing where shingles are not recommended. This roof type requires a minimum pitch between 2/12 and 3/12. This type of roofing can also be used on roofs where the appearance is not as critical. When installing roll roofing, it is recommended that it be installed with shingle or felt underlayment. Menards® offers several options for roll roofing, including Topseal, which is self-adhered, as well as the traditional version.
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EPDM Rubber Roofing Ethylene propylene diene terpolymer (EPDM) rubber roofing is ideal for flat or gently sloping residential roof surfaces such as carports, sunrooms, and more. EPDM rubber roofing is designed to be lightweight, flexible, and durable for ease of handling and installation. The material comes in rolls that are small enough to be carried up to the roof surface by the installer. When properly installed, a rubber roof can provide excellent waterproof protection. EPDM also provides great resistance to weathering and will remain flexible in sub-zero temperatures as low as -50° Fahrenheit. Proper maintenance of a rubber roof includes inspecting it at least twice per year to keep the surface, gutters, and drains free of debris. If there is a hole or a tear in the roof, it can easily be repaired by patching with EPDM membrane. Menards® carries RoofKit rubber roofing, which comes in a variety of different sizes, as well as accessories to aid in installation. RoofKit rubber roofing carries a 10-year warranty when properly installed with other RoofKit products. The warranty coverage also requires that RoofKit rubber roofs have a positive drainage of at least 1/8″ by 12″. It is important to only use accessories that are compatible with EPDM rubber roofing. Asphalt coatings and cements should never be used to patch or adhere a rubber roof as the solvents will cause the membrane to deteriorate.
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Corrugated Asphalt Roofing Menards® carries Ondura corrugated asphalt roofing, which consists of corrugated sheets made from processed mineral and organic fibers and impregnated with bitumen or asphalt. Ondura is easy to install and can be used for the construction of new roofing. Ondura can also be installed over existing roofing, saving you time and money by not having to take out and throw away old shingles. This material is recommended for roofs that have a slope of 3/12 or more. Ondura roofing systems must be properly installed with Ondura nails, or the limited lifetime warranty will be void. Ondura is also fairly easy to maintain as it can be painted, if needed, with high-grade outdoor acrylic latex paint. Mold and mildew can easily be eliminated from Ondura panels by periodically cleaning them with a mixture of one part bleach and 10 parts water. Ondura is covered by a limited lifetime warranty; the material is warranted to be free from material defects for the lifetime of the building it is installed on.
A steel roof can also bring up concerns about safety, specifically whether or not it will be more likely to be struck by lightning since it is metal. Steel roofs are actually quite safe, and in the unlikely event that a steel roof is hit by lightning, it will safely disperse the energy and resist sparking. Another concern is if a metal roof will increase energy costs in the summer by absorbing heat from the sun. Metal roofs are actually quite energy efficient as they tend to keep homes cooler by reflecting the sun's heat instead of absorbing it like asphalt and fiberglass shingles. Exclusive to Menards®, Pro-Rib, Premium Pro-Rib, and Premium Pro-Snap panels are excellent steel roofing choices. These products are available in 31 colors, providing plenty of options to coordinate with the exterior of your home. Pro-Rib has a nominal thickness of .0165″ and features a 40-year paint warranty. Premium Pro-Rib is a versatile product that not only can be used for roofing but can also be used for wall applications. This panel has a superior resistance to ultraviolet radiation and a hard but flexible finish for long-term weatherability. Both Premium Pro-Rib and Premium Pro-Snap have a nominal thickness of .018″ and a limited lifetime paint warranty. Shop All Steel Roofing
Roofs that have a slope of 2/12 or 3/12 are considered to be low-slope roofs. When purchasing roofing materials, keep in mind that low-slope roofs will require a different roofing system than roofs with a higher slope. For example, roofing shingles are an attractive choice for steeper roofing systems but are not recommended for low-slope roofs. Before purchasing a roofing system, check any options that you are considering and make sure that they comply with local building codes.
Roofing Shingles Asphalt roofing shingles are the most common roofing material on the market. They are fairly easy to install, virtually maintenance free, and produced in a wide array of colors and styles. All asphalt roofing shingles are made up of three basic components: 1. A fiberglass mat serves as the substrate that supports the other components and gives the product the strength to withstand manufacturing, handling, installation, and service conditions. 2. A specially formulated asphalt coating provides long-term resistance to weathering and remains stable under severe and extreme temperatures. 3. A surfacing of weather-resistant mineral granules shields the asphalt against the sun's rays, adds color to the product, and provides fire resistance. Shop Roofing Shingles
Three-Tab Roofing Shingles A three-tab shingle, or a strip shingle, is a basic flat shingle that has been the standard roofing material for decades. It is called a three-tab shingle because of the two notches that are cut into it that create three tabs on the butt edge of the shingle. Three-tab shingles come in one size that give roofs a uniform look and are meant to simulate roofing tiles. Menards® offers several different options for three-tab shingles, including Atlas, IKO, and Owens Corning. These products offer a 60 mph limited wind warranty and a 20- to 30-year limited warranty. These three-tab shingles are available in a variety of colors so you can choose the right look for your home's exterior. Shop Three-Tab Shingles
Roofing Your Own Home With Steel PanelsRoofing your own home can save you a lot of money. It is a physical job but, with the invent of newer materials and a little know how, the work can be accomplished by a “do it yourselfer”. It does take physical ability and two or three people who can work together installing the steel panels. Measuring and cutting, sawing and driving nails and screws are the main requirements for this job. You will also have to climb up and down a ladder so many times you can do it in your sleep. Find A Steel Roof Panel Manufacturer A lot of planning and thinking go a long way in order to do as good a job as a hired crew but the pay is worth the effort. First thing is decide which manufacturing company you are going to purchase your material from. Research is important so take your time and look at what is out there. The material we picked is manufactured by Midwest Manufacturing and the name of the product is PRO-SNAP. It has the highest rating for extreme weather conditions and will qualify for a tax credit. The panels can be installed over an existing asphalt shingle roof. This was a deciding factor because of the time/labor involved in removing the old roof. This is also the brand carried by a local building supply store we do business with often. The Menards store will make a convenient, computer generated layout that is based on the measurements of the individual roof design. There are many manufacturers of steel paneled roofing. Make sure to research the one’s available in your area vbefore making a purchase.