What is the reputation of this type of roof ?
Are there any special issues to watch out for ?
Anything related to our kind of location ?
Not bad for a single-ply. If done correctly you should get 10 - 12 years of service out of this roof, but that also depends on many factors.
Yes. You are having a single-ply roof installed, and they are not a very forgiving type of roof. Poorly sealed laps, heavy foot traffic, falling branches, cigarettes, etc., can easily damage this roof. Of course, the biggest issue will be the installer and the quality of work performed.
Yes. The sun and heat in Houston will take a toll on the roof membrane over time.
Now lets take a look at my question to you:
- In the meantime, who is the contractor you are looking at having do the work?
And your answer to me:
- A well recommended contractor in the area who is certified to install Duro-Last.
So tell me, why do you ask questions expecting answers when you won’t give a straight answer yourself? All you had to say was Marton Roofing, Walton Roofing, Liquatech, Competition, Pyramid, Live Oak, Carlson, Restoration Services, Gulf Star, Five Star, Rose Roofing, etc… I was just curious. As you can see in my signature I am a consultant and not a contractor, so I’m not trying to steal the job away. In reality, being that your property is residential I seriously doubt I know the contractor, but had it been someone like Capt. Job Roofing (went out of business several years ago, so I will use them as an example), then I would be able to recommend better roofing contractors. However, if you want to keep your contractor a secret, then by all means go for it.
The most important thing to know is that it comes down to the workmen on the job not the company itself. You could have the world’s greatest roofer, Joe, who works for XYZ Co. install your neighbor’s house, but if XYZ sends Sam and his crew out to do your house you may not get such a great roof. Also, you should be aware that much of the roofing work in Houston is performed by sub-crews.
Anyway, all I’m trying to say is the more information you provide me the better I will be able to help you. My advice is free in here, but I may also ask you to do some leg work and climb up on the roof and take some photos. In fact, if you do that and post some overviews of your roof, I could probably tell you if you should even be looking at a single-ply versus a tougher more dependable mod. bit. or built-up roof system. And under no circumstances should you let anyone talk you into using coal-tar pitch on your roof in Houston.