Built-up roofing (BUR) is one of the most commonly used types of commercial roofing. Also known as “tar and gravel” roofing, it is made up of layers of material laminated together. These include fiberglass or asphalt-coated base sheet, felt or fabric-like layer, bitumen and a surfacing component like gravel or asphalt. Through these layers, a flat or low-sloped commercial roof becomes durable, versatile and long lasting.
Roofing problems can still occur even under the best conditions. Shrinkage is one of them, and it happens in modified bitumen and ethylene propylene diene monomer (EPDM) roofing systems.
A well-maintained gutter system is important. The better your gutter system’s maintenance, the less you have to worry about, especially during rainy days. In some instances, however, homeowners forget their gutters even exist due to time constraints. This, in turn, results in a whole host of problems for your gutters and, by extension, your home.
The home improvement industry is plagued with many myths and misconceptions, which makes it hard for homeowners to make intelligent decisions about their projects.
Cracks and splits are among the most common issues your asphalt shingles can face. Both, when not addressed, can expose your roof’s sheathing to water damage.