Many apartment buildings have flat or slightly sloping roofs, similar to larger commercial buildings. Most town-homes have pitched roofs, similar to single-family residences.
Flat Apartment Building Roofs are commonly installed with a Single-Ply Membrane, a flexible sheet of compounded synthetic materials that are manufactured in a factory. There are three common types of membranes: thermosets, thermoplastics, and modified bitumens. These materials provide strength, flexibility, and long-lasting durability. The advantages of pre-fabricated sheets are the consistency of the product quality, the versatility in their attachment methods, and, therefore, their broader applicability. They are inherently flexible, used in a variety of attachment systems, and compounded for long-lasting durability and watertight integrity for years of roof life.
For Pitched Roof Townhomes, Asphalt products are the most commonly used roofing material. Asphalt products include shingles, roll-roofing, built-up roofing, and modified bitumen membranes. Asphalt shingles are typically the most common and economical choice for this type of roofing. They come in a variety of colors, shapes and textures.
Exterior Options for your apartment building or townhome are very similar to other residential choices. We specialize in Vinyl, Steel and John Hardie Board Siding.
Vinyl Siding is by far the most popular siding product in our area for many reasons. From beauty and great curb appeal to durability and low installation cost. Vinyl siding also mimics the look of freshly painted wood, while remaining virtually maintenance free. It won’t peel, rot, or flake, giving you years of outstanding protection with no upkeep.
Steel Siding is perhaps the toughest, most durable, longest lasting siding presently available to homeowners. Add to that the fact that for a few extra dollars per foot you can get seamless steel, and this material is tough to beat. When compared to other siding materials on the market, steel rises to the top of the pile for many reasons. The first is simply its strength and durability. It’s resistant to the bumps, dents, and other dings that any siding product is sure to endure. The other clear benefit of steel siding is its longevity. When properly maintained, it will last forty years, and will only need repainting every 20 years or so.
John Hardie Board fiber cement siding is noncombustible. Approved for fire-rated construction. It resists rotting, warping, cracking, hail, and high winds up to 150 mph. John Hardie Board siding is 5x thicker than vinyl siding, providing more durability and protection for your home, plus the ColorPlus Technology is a factory applied, baked-on finish color that provides up to 30% better color fade resistance than competitive products.
Hail and Storm Damage Repair is necessary for ALL types of buildings and structures. Please visit our detailed section on Hail and Storm Damage Repair for complete details on the services we offer.
*Our apartment and townhouse service area includes the following Minnesota cities: Andover, Anoka, Apple Valley, Arden Hills, Belle Plaine, Big Lake, Bloomington, Brooklyn Center, Brooklyn Park, Burnsville, Carver, Centerville, Champlin, Chaska, Coates, Cokato, Coon Rapids, Dassel, Deephaven, Delano, Dellwood, Eagan, Eden Prarie, Edina, Elk River, Elko New Market, Excelsior, Farmington, Forest Lake, Glencoe, Golden Valley, Hutchinson, Inver Grove Heights, Lakeville, Litchfield, Little Canada, Maple Grove, Medina, Minneapolis, Minnetonka, Monticello, Mound, Mounds View, New Hope, New Prague, Northfield, Orono, Plymouth, Prior Lake, Ramsey, Richfield, Rogers, Rosemount, Roseville, Savage, Shakopee, St. Cloud, St. Louis Park, Vadnais Heights, Waconia, Watertown, Wayzata, Winona, St. Paul, Hastings, Mankato, Alexandria, and Rochester.