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|There are 643 Roofing Contractors in the State of Alabama (AL).
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About Alabama Roofing
Roofing contractors provide an important function in the building process. Their responsibilities range from consultation to installation and repair. Roofing contractors can recommend the best type of roofing for your area. Commercial roofing contractors generally work with tar, gravel and rubber-based materials. Residential roofing contractors work primarily with asphalt, metal, and sometimes cedar shank, depending on the location, and the amount the owner wants to pay for roofing. Responsibilities also include waterproofing and winterizing roofs.
Alabama is divided into three types of climates. The northern part of the state occasionally experiences snowfall in the winter months. The southern part of the state has a decidedly more subtropical climate, affected primarily by the Gulf of Mexico. The mid section of Alabama falls in between the two climate extremes. To the north, Birmingham averages a 62 degrees annual mean, with 65 degrees in mid-state Montgomery, and 67 degrees in the Gulf Coast city of Mobile. Parts of the state are capable of reaching -27 degrees, as recorded in the northeastern town of New Market on January 30, 1966. The highest recorded temperature of 112 degrees was in the central town of Centerville on September 5, 1925. And Mobile, Alabama, gets some of the heaviest rainfall in the country, with the city registering an average of 66.3 inches a year (recorded between 1971 to 2000).
Alabama requires any contractor working on a residential project costing at least $10,000 to be licensed. Contractors must be licensed annually through the Homebuilders Licensure Board and must pass an exam given by the PSI Examination Services.
Energy Efficient Roofs
In Alabama, roofer American Weatherstar is an Energy Star partner. American Weatherstar produces roof coatings and single-ply roof systems, primarily intended for older commercial roofs. Their reflective bright-white roof systems contribute to lower building temperatures, and subsequently reduce energy prices. These bright-white "cool roofs" can either be restorative or replacement roofings. This type of energy-efficient roofing can be applied to EPDM, metal, single-ply, foam, smooth or gravel surfaces.
World-famous architect, Frank Lloyd Wright, designed a home in Florence, Alabama, known as the "Rosenbaum House." It has the honor of being the only house designed by Wright in Alabama. Built in 1939, it's designed in an L-shape, and is made of all-natural materials. It features a steel, flat cantilevered roof. Another unusual rooftop in Alabama is the Quinlan Castle building in Birmingham. The Quinlan Castle was built in 1927 and was greatly influenced by Medieval architecture. The four-story rectangular building features a traditional castle roofline, with small round towers on each corner.