Foam Roofing

Phoenix Foam Roofing

Our highly trained team has over 33 years of experience as Phoenix foam roofing contractors. Our AZ foam roofing consultants are available to discuss with you your foam roofing needs.

Commercial Roof Services

SUNVEK takes the lead in providing commercial roofing in Phoenix and the surrounding areas!

We have been specializing in quality commercial roof installation in Arizona for over 25 years, one roof at a time, building a reputation for excellent service and high quality work. SUNVEK is the commercial roofing contractor in Arizona that you can trust, for any Phoenix commercial roofing repair or installation project.

Residential Roofing

SUNVEK takes the lead in providing residential roofing in Phoenix and the surrounding areas! We have been specializing in quality residential roof installation in Arizona for over 33 years, building a reputation for excellent service and high quality work. SUNVEK is the residential roofing contractor in Arizona that you can trust.

What We Offer

Since 1984 SUNVEK has been installing and repairing roofs for businesses and homes throughout the Valley. In fact, we’ve protected thousands of buildings with our superior roof installation, repair, and replacement services. If you need roof installation or roof repairs, turn to a company that has the experience to provide exceptional roofing work every time.

We repair and maintain nearly any type of roof. We install and repair Foam, Tile, Shingle, Shake, and Metal roofs as well as self-adhered systems and walk-decks. We also install, repair, and maintain TPO systems for commercial applications.

 

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Phone: 623-349-7663
Address: 525 E Pinnacle Peak Rd #180, Phoenix, AZ 85024

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4 Aspects of Your Roof That Encourage Ice Dam Leaks

If your home has ever experienced an ice dam leak, you may be wondering why you were so unlucky and how it was able to happen. Several roof-related factors can affect the chances of suffering this type of leak. Learn the causes and take some practical steps to reduce your risk, and you won’t have to panic whenever you see an icicle.

Here are four factors that could encourage ice dam leaks.

1. Insufficient Ventilation

Proper attic ventilation gives roof shingles a longer life and reduces energy expenditure. Good attic ventilation is critical in wet and cold seasons. Without good ventilation, condensation forms on the roof deck and can cause mold and rot. Improper attic ventilation can cause or assist in ice buildup as well.

An ice dam leak often gets its start in life when the lowest layer of snow is melted by heat coming through the roof. This newly liquid water then drains to the cooler edge of the roof where it can refreeze, causing an ice dam. The more heat leaks through your roof, the faster this process goes, and the more likely you are to have ice dam leaks as backed-up water moves beneath your shingle roof.

On the other hand, great ventilation means you have plenty of cold air sweeping into your attic and up across your roof deck. This keeps the roof nearly the same temperature as the outside air, so the bottom layer of snow doesn’t melt as fast.

2. Poorly Insulated Attic 

Another contributor is how much heat escapes into your attic or roof space. The more heat your attic collects, the harder it is to keep your roof deck cold. One way to help your roof out is to simply install additional insulation on the attic floor.

You should also tackle air leakage. If you have warm-air leaks into your attic from downstairs, another layer of insulation won’t solve the problem alone. Attic bypasses, which are holes in the attic floor that let wiring, ducts, and other essentials through, can be a big culprit here.

In some cases, attic bypasses can simply be closed up with expanding foam. However, some (such as around the chimney) require special techniques. Be sure to hire an experienced contractor who will keep things up to code and not create any hazards while closing up bypasses.

3. Clogged Gutters or Downspouts

Gutters aren’t necessarily the most common cause of roof leaks, but they can contribute to ice dam formation when they’re malfunctioning. If your gutter or downspout is filled with dead leaves or bird nests, any snow that melts won’t be able to drain away before it re-freezes. And once it re-freezes, the ice is the perfect springboard for an ice dam leak.

Fortunately, clearing out your gutters and downspouts in fall can mitigate this factor. You may also want to install screens on your downspouts and covers on your gutters so you won’t have to clean them out multiple times during the winter.

4. Rough, Dark, or Flat Roof Surface

Since asphalt shingle roofing is so popular in residential America, having a rough, dark roof surface is the norm. This type of roof, especially if it has a low pitch, is highly susceptible to ice dams.

However, if you have a steep metal roof, you’re in luck. Metal roofs are reflective and smooth, which helps snow to slide off the roof. This is especially the case with a steep roof. With less time exposed to your roof’s surface, the snow is much less likely to form an ice dam.

As you can see, some types of roofs are more prone to ice dams than others. But if you stay on top of maintenance and repairs, you can make your roof much less likely to have this problem. For assistance with roof ventilation and other ice-dam-preventive upgrades, call SUNVEK today.

Dead Leaves and the Threat They Pose to Your Roof

Having trees growing right next to your house can have its upsides; they provide free shade in summer and support a picturesque aesthetic. But all trees shed, as well. Deciduous trees shed their leaves in the fall (as well as blossoms in the spring), and evergreens may shed all year round. Here are some facts about how these shed leaves can be a threat. (more…)

4 Signs Your Shingled Roof Needs Intervention

As a homeowner with a shingled roof, you need to be able to tell when your roof is at the end of its life. Knowing when your roof is near the end of its life will allow you to take preventative action to extend the life of your roof and to budget and plan for a new roof. (more…)

Copper Exterior Accents: The Benefits for Your Home

Architectural design values copper, and it has for a long time. Churches and cathedrals erected hundreds of years ago still stand protected by their original copper doors and roofs. The metal does not just keep its beauty over time, but improves with age.

The decision to add copper to your home exterior is one that will reward you in value, beauty and durability. Here are some of the benefits you’ll experience.

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Protect Your Roof From Its Natural Predators

When you look at your roof, you may see a strong and capable looking pillar of strength with the ability to protect your family from the elements. However, your roof has its own natural predators it needs protection from.

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3 Reasons to Tear Off Rather Than Overlay Your Roof

When replacing your roof, you can either choose an overlay, where your roofing contractor places another layer of shingles over your current shingles, or have the existing roof torn off before putting on the new layer. As you can no doubt guess, an overlay is less work for your contractor, which means it can save you money in the short term. (more…)

Installing a Walk Deck: What You Need to Know

Few things come close to sitting back and enjoying the landscapes of Phoenix from the heights of a walk deck. Walk decks, also known as elevated decks, add a touch of luxury and, on average, can improve the value of your home by up to 8 percent. (more…)

4 Benefits of Well-Balanced Roof Ventilation

Roofing ventilation is a critical part of roof health. Your roof can either have not enough ventilation, causing air to stagnate, or ventilation that’s unbalanced or, in some cases, even too forceful. Here are four benefits well-balanced ventilation can bring to you and your home. (more…)

4 Reasons Why Alternative Roofs Have a Great ROI

If you’re considering an alternative roofing material to replace your asphalt shingle roof, both metal and
clay tile roofing materials can offer you an excellent return on investment. Here are four ways they add
value to get you your money’s worth. (more…)

Maintaining Your Foam Roof

Foam roofing is a durable, lasting, lightweight covering that can be applied to your roof. The unique nature of a foam roof makes it compatible with any type of roof. Good for both commercial and residential structures, foam coverings offer the following benefits:

  • They insulate your building and help provide more controlled temperatures, crucial in the hot Arizona climate.
  • Once applied, foam roofing material helps block outside noises, offering a quieter interior.
  • As an additional layer of protection, foam roofing can help eliminate leaks.

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