I have had a leaky patio roof for some time now. It is an enclosed patio between two rooms. I have finally decided I need to get it repaired/replaced. It is about 17 years old and I am not sure exactly what the original material(s) are made of, but each year I get up on the roof and put another layer of elastomeric (not sure about the spelling) on.
It has now gotten to the point where the edge of the roof is chipping off and has curled up which is allowing the water to get underneath the roofing material.
I know that it needs to be replaced and that some of the ply wood will now have to be replaced as well.
Today I had three roofers out to give me estimates. Oh by the way, I live in Arizona and as you know it gets really hot here.
The patio roof does not have a huge pitch, sorry I'm not a roofer and I don't know all the language, but my first roofer recommended putting on a 2-ply system with polyglass s/a base and polyglass s/a white granulated cap. From what he tells me it does not take any nails or staples and that it has some type of adhesive which makes it stick. It has 15 yr manf. warranty and they offer 5 year leak repair. Sounds o.k??
My second roofer recommended the foam roofing, which I have never seen before, but seemed like a pretty good product, especially the R factor, and that is really needed here in AZ.
My only concern is the wearability in this heat. They don't offer a manf warranty, just a five year leak warranty, through the company. The coating however is guaranteed for 3 years and after that time, I or they need to put another coat of elastomeric on it. Seeing as I really didn't have alot of luck using this product on my current roof, which seemed to crack, I am just uneasy. Also, does this foam hold up to weight, hail, flying objects, etc.
If anyone has an opinion or suggestion of which type of roofing that would best fit my needs, I am all ears!