We just had a really bad storm tonight, and our roof leaked in numerous locations. Our roof is a low-slope 1:12 pitch. We bought the home a year ago and were told that a company called ABC Roofing installed the roof 5 years ago. I imagine that a licensed company would know what type of roofing material would be appropriate to use our a low-sloped roof…but maybe I’m wrong.
I can’t find any current information on ABC Roofing. I have checked the Arizona board of contractors and all phone directories and have come up empty-handed. If there was an ABC Roofing Co., they are no longer in business.
We have vaulted celings with exposed beams throughout the home, so leaks manifest themselves pretty quickly. Essentially there is the roof, then insulation, then ceiling drywall. We had leaks in our garage, bedroom, living room, laundry room and kitchen. All of our roof penetrations were recently sealed, and my husband used Henry’s to patch a few areas on our roof. It appears to be a composition shingle and we can’t figure out why a 5 year old roof would be leaking.
We have had a couple leaks in the past couple months, but nothing like today.
Any suggestions on what type of roof material is best for a 1:12 pitch? Neighbors of ours with the same house had licensed roofers install sheets of shingles. 2 other neighbors with the same roof went with foam.
Is there anything we can do to our existing roof, short of replacing it? There is only 1 layer of shingles on the roof. I know that you can have up to 3. Would adding more layers of shingles solve the problem, or do we have to tear off our roof?
Thoughts? Recommendations for Arizona Roofers?