Understanding the Different ClassificationsThere are two main classification of roofing systems: flat/low-slope and steep-slope roofing. In the past, flat roofs were almost exclusively used for commercial buildings, and steep-slope roofs were mainly found on residential buildings. Those designations aren’t as strict anymore since homeowners have begun to enjoy the benefits of low-slope roofs.
Low- vs. Steep-Slope Roofing SystemsWhile called flat roofs, these roofs typically have a bit of a slope to allow for water drainage, but they do require more maintenance (debris removal, etc.) to prevent leaks. Flat Roof Systems must be Watertight. A flat roof typically has a slope equal to or less than 3:12 (14 degrees). Steep-slope roofs are installed on properties that have slopes that exceed 14 degrees. This makes it easier to shed water and snow. Understanding the slope of your roof is important because it affects everything from a simple roof repair to a complete re-roofing job. Wortham Bros., Inc., has experience working with every type of roofing system. With our more than 35 years of experience and over 100,000 installations our expertise will help ensure you get the right roof system and make your new roof installation stress free.
Types of Roofing Systems
Low-Slope RoofsLow-slope roofs typically have the following components:
- Reinforcement to add strength and stability.
- Weatherproofing layers for moisture protection.
- Surfacing to protect the weatherproofing.
- Built-up roofing (BUR)
- Single-ply membranes, including Thermoplastic Membranes (PVC & TPO) and Thermoset Membranes (EPDM)
- Metal/Standing Seam
- Modified Bitumen
- Coatings; Acrylic and Silicone Roof Systems
Steep-Slope RoofsSteep-slope roofs typically have the following components:
- Roof deck
- Roof covering for water shedding
- Asphalt Shingles/Composition Shingles
- Metal/Standing Seam
- Wood Shake & Shingle
- Clay & Concrete Tiles
- Composite and Synthetic Roof Systems
Ben Wortham is a true professional.
Dorothy - Garland, TX
Ben Wortham was professional, kind and courteous throughout the entire process. We had hail and wind damage to our home and roof. I had spoken to other Companies but Ben helped my husband and I feel that Wortham Roofing could take care of all the issues we faced. He was kind and very patient. The team he brought treated our home as if it was their own. In addition to our Roof Decking and Shingles being removed and replaced we had Screens, Mailbox and more replaced. A new Ridge Vent System replaced our Roof Turbines and our home is already cooler. We were so surprised that when they finished you absolutely could not tell that a HUGE project had taken place in our yard. Not only did we have a beautiful new Roof and so much more. The team meticulously removed every leaf, acorn and stem that had been on our yard and driveway. It literally looked like we had a new home. We've had several neighbors ask who did this beautiful job for us. We have whole heartedly recommended Wortham Brothers Roofing. We asked Ben if he could put his companies sign in our yard and he did the very next day. Thank you for the fantastic job you all did for my family.
Rhonda - McKinney, TX
Barbara - Denton, TX
Chad did a great job. He was very knowledgeable and friendly. The work looks amazing too.
Laura - Denton, TX
I had a great experience with Chad and his team. Quick and efficient!! Great quality of work!
Great service and the price was awesome
Sharron - McKinney, TX
Chad was prompt and took pride in his installment of my gutters he did a great job.
Excellent and professional service
Travis - Dallas, TX
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Jo - Fairview, TX
Excellent work and service and attentions to our questions and concerns. Very professional.
The Best Service!
Sachse Roof - Sachse, TX
It’s been a few years since we had our roof redone. First of all, I very much remember how well Matt Karlsen (and team) took care of us. When their assessment of damage didn’t match the insurance assessment, they called the insurance back out to double check. I didn’t have to lift a finger and they kept us informed the whole time. When it finally came down to getting it installed, we were given a date (I believe it was a few weeks out, it was hail season after all), but we ended up getting it much sooner. So don’t let promises of quick service sway you to a roofer who makes that same promise to all their customers. Choose the roofer who is honest. Secondly, it has been a years, but we’ve never had a single issue. They've never had to come back out to fix something. Storms come and go. We’ve never had a leak or a shingle come off or any other issue. If anything, the fact that they found and fixed existing ventilation issues, made it better than when we bought the house. TLDR; The best roof comes from Wortham.
Excellent customer service!
Mike - Forney, TX
Always available to discuss the project. Addressed any situation in a timely manner.
Excellent service, quick very customer oriented
Mike - Sachse, TX
Had a job with a two day turn around. Matt understood how quickly I had to get it done and made it happen. His recommendation based on my issues where one room was overheating was spot on and corrected with ridge vent. Great job too!
Jason - Sachse, TX
Matt did a great job making sure everything was done right
Great Experience / Will use again!
Kyle - Allen, TX
Saw Chad at a neighbor’s house and asked for a card. Called him a couple days later and he was out the next day. I had a quote in hand before he left and a phone call a couple hours later saying he was able to source the material for the next day. Had two attic vents replaced and gutters installed on the back of the house. Very pleased with the aesthetics & lack of noise coming from the roof. Chad explained the vast array of services offered by Wortham Bros. and I definitely plan on going to him for a number of other projects. I truly appreciate your service @ what I felt to be a reasonable price.
Chad is the best.
Nicole - McKinney, TX
I really appreciate that Wortham Brothers was willing to work with me over a minor repair and got it done within days. Big jobs or small (and we’ve had both), you guys (and in this case in particular-Chad) are the best!!
Great work and customer service!
Jay - Allen, TX
Jake was awesome! He was easy to work with and very respectful. His communication and response time was very quick. He was able to explain and answer all of my questions and concerns. The finished product was excellent! I highly recommend Wortham Bros. ! Thanks again Jake!!!
Bill - Garland, TX
great company! always honest and on time superior service!
Yvette - Sunnyvale, TX
Chad was very friendly and professional from start to finish. He brought out color options quickly after giving us a quote. He kept us updated on time frame with all the rain and as soon as it stopped they were here installing. The workers were very efficient and did a great job! We are very pleased and have already received numerous compliments from our neighbors!
John - Allen, TX
Great service, workmanship and cleanup! I have a dog that’s like family and they made sure to pick up all the debris and nails with a magnet to insure they got everything. The piece of mind sure was appreciated. Thank you Chad and crew for the great service.
Marshall - Fairview, TX
Great service and Ben is a super nice guy
Carol - Allen, TX
Great job, nice man. Thanks for the gutter repair
Tom - Dallas, TX
The bid was really competitive and the crew was thorough and did a great job cleaning up.