Eichler Roofing Problems?

Anyone who owns an Eichler home will most likely admit that the Achilles Heel of these San Francisco Bay Area icons, is their roof – and Eichler roofing problems can be costly to fix. One of the most recognizable features of Eichlers is their flat and low-pitched roof slopes with wide roof overhangs. Unfortunately, these flat or low-sloped roofs have serious drainage issues since they don’t drain off water as easily as pitched roofs. Due to ponding, over the years, Eichler roofs incur leaks as well as a number of additional water damage issues that need prompt attention. Of course, there is also the issue of poor insulation which leads to increased heating and cooling costs. What’s more, Eichler roofs may need to be replaced every 10 to 15 years, which is not only costly but also quite inconvenient!

Drainage Solution

One of the main Eichler roofing problems is poor drainage often results in moisture damage. Ideally, flat roofs should not be totally flat. To avoid drainage issues, they should be constructed with about a 15° slope in order to allow for rain drainage. Unfortunately, most Bay Area Eichler homes have poor drainage which results in water puddles that can eventually damage the roof and significantly decrease its lifespan. One of the basic reasons for flat-roof failures is the fact that often water damage is not noticed until it soaks through the roof, then through the insulation and any structures below. By the time it is noticed, the majority of damage is usually done.

The most effective solution for your Eichler’s drainage problem is Armstrong Roofing’s spray foam roofing systems. Once Armstrong’s SPF roofing system is installed on your flat roof, drainage problems and moisture damage will no longer be a concern. Unlike conventional BUR (built-up roofing) roofing systems, Armstrong SPF systems have no seams or built-up layers, therefore eliminating the expanding and contracting and separating that allows water and microbes to seep in and damage your roof and any underlying structures.

Insulation Solution

Another of the major Eichler roofing problems is the Eichler slick roof design. Traditionally, insulation has had the tendency to be an issue since the roofs were poorly insulated. The thin layer of insulation was not able to reflect the summer heat. Likewise, in winter it allowed the heat within the home to escape. Fortunately, with the advent of SPF roofing, these problems can now be avoided.

For over forty years, Armstrong Roofing has been installing SPF roofing systems to protect and insulate Bay Area Eichler homes. Armstrong’s Spray Polyurethane Foam Roofing can help Eichler homeowners reduce their heating and cooling systems’ energy consumption by up to 40%. Spray Polyurethane Foam is one of the most energy-efficient materials available for flat roofs. In fact, it is over 500% more efficient than conventional roofs. It’s also important to note that homes and buildings with foam roofing are also classified as having “cool roofs” since they are most commonly covered with a white reflective coating. Consequently, they are able to reflect the sun’s heat and ultraviolet rays. 

For more information about foam roofing systems, contact Armstrong 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 the best investment for your home!

Contact us today to book your Free no-obligation Satellite Roof Estimate or outside the home consultation!

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