Asphalt Roofing - Asphalt Shingle Roofs
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Asphalt Roofing As A Trusted Roofing Solution
Still in use today, asphalt is known to be one of the oldest and most durable materials and it is utilized in commercial asphalt roofing in asphalt flat roofs and asphalt shingle roofs as a waterproofing membrane to create two or more layers. This provides the long lasting protection that customers expect out of their asphalt roofing system.
Installation Methods used in Asphalt Roofing
A long-standing method still used today involving blocks of asphalt melting into a large container, which are then spread onto the roof with mops.
A process that involves a torch being used to melt asphalt onto the underside of the roofing membrane. This allows for the sheet to adhere to the substrate underneath.
An installation method that utilizes a tool such as an applicator gun or squeegee to apply a liquid adhesive, such as Matrix 101, to the roofing substrate or to a previously applied layer of roofing material.
A rapid-growing asphalt installation method which involves peeling the film backing away from the membrane once it’s been rolled out. Notably, this method produces no foul odors and is known to reduce installation times, more so than the three previous methods.
The following ALL ROOFS methods comprise durable asphalt roofing systems that give our customers peace of mind:
Built-Up Roofing (BUR) Technology
BUR technology has been used for more than a century and is the oldest roofing technology still being used today. The process involves melting bricks of hot asphalt that are then applied to the asphalt that lies in between a base sheet, ply sheet and a cap sheet. Ply sheets and extra asphalt layers are added so the desired thickness is achieved. Although cap sheets are a popular option, other options are also used on projects. While cap sheets are very popular, they are not used on all jobs. Some projects can be completed using a layer of gravel instead of using a cap sheet, some jobs are finished with a layer of gravel spread out over the last sheet of asphalt.
Styrene Butadiene Styrene (SBS) System
A polymeric material SBS is used to modify asphalt which produces a substance named modified bitumen, a synthetic rubber which allows the SBS sheets to gain a better elongation rating than other asphalt systems. A typical SBS system has two plies of roofing membrane. One that consists of an initial smooth-surfaced SBS base sheet normally being installed over insulation or cover boards, and then a second granulated cap sheet is applied over the smooth surface.
Atactic Polypropylene (APP) System
APP systems feature modified bitumen (asphalt that has been modified that includes atactic polypropylene, a plastic that gives the roofing membrane protection from the sun’s ultraviolet rays and other weather changes which can all decrease a roof’s durability.
A key difference between APP and SBS is that the former is usually only applied with the use of a torch. But most APP systems cannot be directly torched so APP sheets are typically installed onto a BUR base sheet or thermal barrier. APP systems can be a great option in order to recover existing roof systems.
Benefits Of Commercial Roofing Systems From ALL ROOFS
The technology for asphalt roofing systems is getting better every year; they are now more versatile, attractive, durable, and can even be applied in many different ways. Due to the addition of different polymers, the material is stretchier and stronger than ever before and can be applied hot, cold, by torch or with self-adhering methods – depending on your needs for your low-slope asphalt roofing Franklin Park. These same polymers also increase the reliability against the elements, and are more affordable than traditional asphalt roofing.
With that being said, Built-Up Roofing, or Modified Bitumen, asphalt roofing systems are the best choice for commercial flat roofing. This roofing provides strength, multi-layer protection, low-maintenance, and affordability for your rooftop. These factors are making asphalt roll roofing Franklin Park resident’s new go to for the best use of roof space.
You can get your asphalt shingle roof Franklin Park in a variety of styles and colors to make your buildings overall aesthetic and feel. There is also asphalt roofing that can mimic slate or wood, for a more elegant look, at an affordable price.
The cost-effective aspect of asphalt is not the only benefit of this roofing material, but it is a key reason that many building owners choose our services for asphalt roofing Franklin Park.
Asphalt roofing is considered low-maintenance, meaning you can easily make your roof last longer, and that it is simpler to get asphalt flat roof repair Franklin Park when needed. Asphalt roofing is also adaptable to all kinds of roofing, whether it be flat roofing or more steep angles.
We install the asphalt roofing Franklin Park building owners know they can trust. When done properly, your asphalt roofing can last 30 years, resisting leaks, fire, and damages from severe weather. The ideal weight of asphalt also means you do not need to reinforce your roof before installation or repairs, but it won’t lift up in severe winds either.
Your asphalt roofing Franklin Park lasts a long time, and when it is time to replace the old shingles can be reused by being added into materials for paving for example.
An asphalt roof, whether Modified Bitumen or our famous asphalt shingle roof Franklin Park, helps to buffer and block sound from the outdoors, offering a more quiet and peaceful home or workspace.