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.
There are some things you should know and be sure about before you move forward with your siding replacement plans. Understanding the details, no matter how small, can help you in a variety of ways, such as speeding the process up or avoiding sudden financial surprises. Whatever it is, it’s vital that you’re informed over the intricacies and specifics of your home’s exterior before replacing your siding.
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.
Your roof acts as one of your home’s main protections against extreme weather conditions. After a harsh rain or snowfall, you may notice some issues arising in this area.