A built-up roofing system is one of the many options a commercial property owner will have when it is time to replace your roof. This type of roof is composed of layers of thin, fiberglass sheets. This is followed by a liquid asphalt, and finally, the surface material is applied. This can be very fine gravel, but there are many other possibilities. There are several advantages to using this type of material. The following are a few of them.
This type of roof provides a good seal
The last thing you want to see with your roof is a leak. Your tenants are trying to make money, and when a strong rain comes, a leak can cost them money. Either they lose some customers, or they may have to shut down completely until you can make a repair. The layered design of this type of roof provides the best seal against the elements, especially rain. Along with a good seal, a built-up roof offers outstanding fire-resistance properties and is sure to meet local and state regulations for fire-retardant roofs.
This type of roof is low in maintenance
There is nothing that needs to be done to maintain these roofs because these built-up roofs can take a lot of wear and tear from the weather. However, like all roofs, occasionally they will need a repair. This may take the form of a crack that can be made, over time, from walking on the roof. Air conditioning repairmen or drain cleaners are two examples of those who may be on your roof. But this type of repair is easily done with a little asphalt and can be done quickly and easily.
This type of roof has longevity
Although asphalt shingles have a reputation for lasting decades, a built-up system can last just as long. The only material you can hope will provide greater longevity are those made from metal, but this is usually unsuitable for a commercial building, especially those that are used for retail businesses. But once you have this roof installed, you won't need to worry about it for many years.
As a commercial property owner, you want your building's roof not to be a problem for your tenants. A built-up roof system, once installed, offers low maintenance and easy repairs when needed. This type of roof offers a great seal against the elements and is fire-retardant. On top of this, it will last for many years. You should, however, contact a roofing contractor that specializes in installing built-up roofing systems. It is not suitable for every building; it is best for commercial buildings with a flat or low slope to the roof.
Contact a company like Berwald Roofing Inc. to learn more.Share