Is A Built-Up Roof Right For You?
Built up roofing is a beneficial roofing system, but the process of installation can be difficult and messy. Many questions arise like what sort of adhesive to use and whether a built up roofing system is the best option for your building. At Pillar Roofing and Construction, we offer several different specialty commercial roof systems, including built up roofing in Richardson, TX. Our team has all of the answers and information you need, so feel free to give us a call at (972) 798-8901!
What is Built-Up Roofing?
A built-up roofing system is a good option for low-slope or flat roof buildings due to its affordability and easy maintenance. Built-Up Roofing also has a lifespan of approximately 30 years. Built-up roofs are constructed with layers of bitumen and fabric and are installed in a multi-layer process. The bitumens typically used in the process include coal tar and asphalt. Cold-applied adhesives are used depending on usual weather conditions and other environmental factors. However, modified bitumen membrane can also be used in specialized conditions. Contact us at (972) 798-8901 to discuss all your built up roofing options.
The first step in a built up roofing system installation is the base layer, which is fastened either mechanically or with adhesive. Many layers can be added in this step to provide better protection and a greater warranty. A cap layer of tar is then mopped onto the layers of bitumen and covered with a layer of gravel. The gravel helps to set the layers and protect against sun and weather. The fumes from a built up roofing system are considered toxic until set, so this type of roof installation should be left to the professionals. Pillar Roofing and Construction offers expert service in built-up roofing throughout Dallas, TX.
Built-Up Roof Repair and Installation
Built-up roofing systems can be applied over existing single ply roofs by applying a venting layer. This can save you thousands on the removal of an old roofing system. Built-up roof repair is simple for your Pillar Roofing and Construction project managers and entails a heated tar patch system in most cases. Call us at (972) 798-8901 for more information about installing built-up roofing in Richardson, TX.