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St George Roof Repair, LLC
Tile Repair Experts
Home inspection holding up your home sale? We specialize in color matching your concrete roof tiles including Capistrano, Ponderosa, Tapered Slate, Double Eagle Bel Air and many more.
Flat Roof Experts
Almost all of the flat roofed homes in Southern Utah have 60 mil TPO or PVC which is mechanically fastened directly into the roof substrate with plates and screws.
Re-roofing is the quickest and least costly way to restore your roof's appearance. A low sloping roof with shingles is a perfect candidate for brand new 60 mil TPO.
Even the best roof can fall victim to severe weather outbreaks, fallen trees, clogged drains, and other unexpected events. A large leak can be financially disastrous.
How the tile repair process happens
Below are never before seen pictures of the process of how a concrete roof tile repair happens from beginning to end. The deteriorated roofing underlayment gets removed, new industry leading underlayment gets installed. Brand new cedar and perforated battens are installed to allow for proper water drainage, then the concrete roof tiles are re-installed exactly as they were before.
About The OwnerIan
Ian Shaw, owner of St George Roof Repair, has successfully repaired, re-roofed and professionally installed over 1,000 residential and commercial roofs throughout Southern Utah and Las Vegas, Nevada. He grew up in Salt Lake City, UT and played 5-A basketball for Cottonwood High School, grew up skiing at Brighton Ski Resort, and is an avid chess and checkers player. More importantly, he has a passion for customer service and is committed to excellence serving businesses and home owners here in beautiful Southern Utah.
He was on the crew that re-roofed The Plaza Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas in 2020 and has repaired the rooftops of the 5th District Court on Tabernacle Street, State Bank of Southern Utah, and the RAM Company.
Being actively involved in the community means his interest in making a difference extends far beyond the reach of his professional roof repair business.
Ian is a big time Utah Jazz and Duke Blue Devils fan.
Preventative Roof Maintenance
St George Roof Repair takes all the steps necessary to ensure your roof is functioning properly.
- Remove all debris. Debris such as loose gravel, dirt, leaves, and twigs should be removed. These materials can retain water if left on the roof. The constant moisture can cause damage to the roof, promote growth of algae and mold, and cause standing water to form.
- Clear drains. Field drains and auxiliary drains are cleared to prevent ponding that may cause leaks or structural damage.
- Inspect the roof surface. We perform a visual inspection of the roof system. On single-ply roofs, we inspect for holes, cracks, or fastener back-outs. On built-up roofs, we look for areas with missing gravel or exposed felts. We inspect roof seams and transitions for cracks or holes and have them sealed.
- Inspect roof penetrations. Roof penetrations include pipes, drains, and other components that protrude through the roof surface. Roof penetrations are highly susceptible to leaks. It is very important we examine HVAC units, conduits, vents, rain collars, and pipe boots. If a roof penetration is leaking or damaged, give us a call immediately at 435-668-6652 to professionally diagnose the problem.
- Evaluate rooftop perimeter. We walk the roof perimeter to inspect the edge details and note any areas of concern, including soft spots, mold, or algae. We inspect the flashing at walls and curbs for any punctures or damage.
- Inspect the sealant. We keep a keen eye out for sealant or caulking issues such as cracking, openings, deterioration, or crazing. Sealant failures are often found around penetrations and perimeter flashings. Sealant requires regular roof inspections and often has to be repaired by a professional at St George Roof Repair, LLC.
- Prevent leaks before they start. A roof inspection may reveal areas of deterioration that will require repair. Repairing these small defects before they become major issues WILL SAVE YOU THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS down the road.
Contact St George Roof Repair at 435-668-6652.
What is a Flat Roof?
A flat roof is almost exactly that – a roof that has so little slope or pitch that it appears to be completely flat. These types of roofs are quite common throughout Southern Utah especially in neighborhoods such as Entrada at Snow Canyon, Sand Hollow, The Palisades and the like. Flat roofs can be made from many types of materials, although TPO and PVC roofing membranes are the most common types that I have helped install from start to finish, flat roofs also have tar and gravel, modified and rolled roofing. Depending on the builder and the framer the roof crickets are formed with 7/16 OSB sheeting and the scuppers would be marked or the flat roof would not have roof crickets installed and we would then use what’s called tapered insulation or tapered foam. The tapered foam or insulation came in bundles wrapped in plastic and a C-1 for example would be tapered from zero inches to one inch, a C-2 would be tapered from one inch to two inches, an E-1 would be tapered from zero inches to two inches, and an E-2 would be tapered from two inches to four inches etc etc. The goal of tapered roof insulation systems is to reduce or eliminate the amount of ponding/standing water on the membrane when the roof substrate does not provide the adequate slope. Ponding water can be the greatest threat to a roofing membrane and shortens the life expectancy. A ¼ per foot minimum field slope is recommended by the National Roofing Contractors Association which is why the tapered cricketing comes pre-made in 4 ft squares. The main goal on a flat roofed home is to get the water off the roof and directed to the drains and through the scuppers insuring proper water drainage.
TPO stands for thermoplastic polyolefin. 60 mil TPO is what I install on re-roofs in place of less efficient rolled roofing or asphalt shingles that have deteriorated away. TPO membranes have a thicker and smoother top ply over scrim for enhanced long-term weathering. TPO is extremely durable and can withstand high temperatures like the ones we have during the summers here in St George, Utah. TPO membrane offers long term energy efficiency, especially in southern climates like St George, Utah. TP0 membrane can withstand higher temperatures and UV rays – keeping your St George home or business nice and cool in the summer.
Single ply TPO especially 60 mil TPO which is the thickness of the membrane, is my favorite roofing material out of everything by far because of how well it does in Southern, Utah. I have done repairs at the 5th District Court on Tabernacle Street and State Bank of Southern Utah in Cedar City, both roofs had white 60 mil TPO and were installed over 20 years ago – surprisingly brand new 60 mil TPO was able to be heat welded to the 60 Mil TPO that had been weathering and baking in the sun for over 20 years. This was utterly amazing. TPO membrane comes in 3 different colors – White, Tan and Red Rock Brown. White TPO reflects the sun and its UV rays the best of course. In the summertime during an install, it was mandatory to wear sunglasses because of how reflective white TPO is. TPO membranes also provide enhanced long-term weathering. Most of the commercial buildings that I have been on top of in St George, Utah have 60 mil white TPO installed.
PVC stands for polyvinyl chloride and has superior protection and resistance to chemicals, grease and fire. A lot of homes in Kayenta, UT have PVC roofs or PVC membranes which are a darker color, like Red Rock Brown, to blend in with the surrounding desert landscape. PVC is an ideal choice, especially on restaurants. PVC can withstand higher temperatures than TPO, however TPO membrane and TPO detail are easier to work with and install in my professional opinion. The PVC glue used to glue the wall pieces to the parapet walls stinks to high heaven and is almost unbearable to be around for long lengths of time. TPO glue does not smell as bad, which is why I liked to install TPO membranes over PVC membranes when working on flat roofed homes in St George, UT. Both PVC and TPO membranes can be mechanically fastened, which is what I learned how to do with fasteners and plates. The plates would be placed a foot apart from each other and the laps or seams would overlap by 6 inches and would then be heat welded with what's called a Leister which is basically a glorified blow dryer on steroids, and they are made in Switzerland. I would set the Leister on the setting between 7 and 8 which means it would blow out concentrated heat at 750 degrees. This is the most common setting that just about every roofer in St George, UT uses.
TPO and PVC Colors
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