Eichler Roofing Considerations

The Bay Area loves its Eichlers and for decades their owners have tried to preserve their unique architectural character. However, their characteristic flat or low-sloped roofs have always been their Achilles’ heel and owners find it challenging to deal with their Eichler roofing maintenance issues.

The Eichler Roofing Headache

Unlike homes with pitched roofs, which naturally drain off water with the help of gravity, flat or low-sloped roofs have serious drainage issues. Over time, these issues will result in leaky roofs and a number of additional water damage issues which need to be addressed promptly. And, unfortunately, Eichler owners can end up re-roofing their homes every 10 to 15 years, which is not only costly but also quite inconvenient!

The Remedy for Eichler Roofing Issues

Armstrong Roofing has always been aware of the issues faced by homeowners of flat or low-sloped roofs. Over 30 years ago, we found the ideal solution: Spray Polyurethane Foam (SPF). It’s the first intelligent roofing technology for flat and low-sloped roofs, combining insulation and roofing into one material.

Excellent Protection Against Water Damage

Foam roofing systems are custom installed by spraying a liquid mixture which expands up to 30 times its original volume within seconds. Consequently, there are no roofing seams or multiple layers. SPF roofing systems eliminate the expanding and contracting and separating that allows water and microbes to seep in and damage your Eichler roofing system. What’s more, if the two-inch membrane of an SPF roof is punctured for some reason, water movement is restricted to the hole, which can be easily repaired. Unfortunately, the traditional built-up roofs or single- ply roofs, do not offer such protection. Water travels laterally, therefore a leak in the top membrane of a traditional roofing system facilitates the spreading of water, saturating the insulation and causing multiple interior leaks.

Energy Efficient and Cost-Effective Eichler Roofing

Another vital issue which Eichler owners must address is the energy efficiency of their roofing system. SPF roofing systems are 5 times more efficient than conventional roofing systems. Studies by Texas A&M University concluded that that the savings in energy costs over 4.5 years can pay for the cost of your Eichler roofing system installation. A study by the Oakridge National Laboratories, also, reported that cooling and heating energy costs were reduced by 50%.

In addition, SPF roofing can be cost-effective since is lightweight, permeable and fully adhered. Consequently, an old roof does not normally need to be removed in order to apply a new one.  What’s more, if underlying areas of saturated insulation are found, only minimal tear-off may be required to repair the damaged areas. Therefore, it is less disruptive since tear-off is minimal.  Additionally, projects are accomplished faster because the application is quieter, quicker and requires far less labor.

Why Choose Armstrong Roofing

As San Francisco and the Bay Area’s original provider of Residential Foam Roofing, our decades of experience has made us one the top installer of SPF roofing systems. Since an Eichler home can literally be a place of historical relevance (part of the National Register of Historic Places), you need an SPF installer with the experience to protect your investment.

For more information about SPF roofing systems, please contact us today.  Armstrong has installed more residential foam roofing than any other company in America! And we offer you the best, longest-lasting warranties available!  Before you consider any other roofing system for your Eichler, let Armstrong show you why our Bay Area Foam roofing is your best investment for your home!

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