Bituminous waterproofing systems are designed to provide adequate roof protection for residential and commercial properties. Bitumen, which is asphalt or coal-tar pitch, is a mixed substance made up of organic liquids that are highly adhesive, gelatinous, and waterproof.
These premier roof systems are installed upon roofs in the form of roofing felt or roll roofing products. There are four major types of roofing available. Each of them offers different kinds of materials and methods of commercial and home roof installation.
Modified Bitumen for Your Home
Modified Bitumen is a durable membrane designed and manufactured to meet commercial industry and state and city code regulations.
The product is a base layer for self-adhered roof systems and is reinforced with mat, which is coated with a polymer-modified asphalt. Modified Bitumen offers optimized durability that lasts up to up to 20 years. It’s applied without the use of torches, open flames, hot asphalt, or messy solvent-based adhesives.
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Built Up Roofing (BUR)
Built up roofing membranes have been a staple in commercial roofing for over a century. BUR systems are composed of stacked layers of bitumen and reinforcing fabrics that create a polished layer. The roofing felts are bolstered with either glass-fiber mats or organic mats.
The bitumen typically utilized in BUR roof systems is asphalt, coal tar or cold-applied adhesive. Exterior for built up roof systems include aggregates, glass fiber or mineral surfaced cap sheets, hot asphalt mopped over the entire surface, aluminum coatings or elastomeric coatings.
Fabric Roofing Installation in
Woven Roofing Fabric is a mesh, made of yarns of inert, flexible filaments of transparent glass. It has malleable strength, stability, and proven durability.
It is chemical and heat resistant, and will not deteriorate. The woven mesh offers a tough-as-nails bond that makes it extremely waterproof. Fabric roofing acts as reinforcement as it’s applied between layers of roofing cement. The yellow surface helps you ensure that the material is completely covered by the cement.
Polyester is one of the strongest elements available as support in cold process roofing. It is unusually robust and offers flexibility that allows it to expand and contract as needed.
The fabric is bonded with tough stitching that gives it super endurance during severe weather conditions. Suggested applications include skylights, chimneys, vents, drains, seams, or other potential areas that may see early leak repairs.
What Type of Roofing is Best for You?
The kind of bitumen roofing material that you use for your commercial property is dependent on various conditions such as climate, the type of roof you have, and what application you’ll need.
If you are unsure of the kind of bitumen you need, A Gordy Roofing contractor can guide you. We can inspect your roof to determine which roofing substance will give your roof optimum protection.
A Trusted Roofing Contractor
Business owners turn to Gordy Roofing for all their roofing needs.
We offer a full range of commercial and residential roofing services that include new roof building installation, total roof replacement, roofing maintenance, and roof repair. We offer affordable rates, service that you can count, and high-quality roofing materials that last. Let us help you with your next roofing project.