Quality Roofing And Chimney

Quality Roofing And Chimney

Flat Roofing Services

Quality Flat Roofing

Flat Roofing Installations & Repairs

Built-Up Roof (BUR):

The traditional hot-tar-and-gravel roofing system consists of three or more layers of waterproof material alternated with hot tar and ballasted by a layer of smooth river stone. While it was initially crafted from tar paper, modern versions incorporate more advanced materials like fiberglass membranes.

Pros: Gravel provides excellent fire resistance, making it a suitable choice. It can be visually appealing for areas with windows and decks overlooking the roof. BUR is the most cost-effective option among the four roof types.

Cons: BUR roofing systems are very heavy, often requiring reinforcement of the underlying joists. Installation can be smelly and messy, making it unsuitable for occupied homes. It’s not a recommended DIY project, and identifying the source of leaks can be challenging. Additionally, gravel can accumulate in gutters and scuppers, potentially causing clogs.

Modified Bitumen Roof:

This single-ply rolled roofing material is similar to ice-and-water shield but is equipped with a mineral-based wear surface. Torch-down systems involve heating the adhesive while unrolling the material, while newer peel-and-stick systems offer enhanced safety and simplicity.

Pros: Peel-and-stick materials are suitable for homeowner installation. The light-colored mineral surface reflects heat, leading to energy savings. It falls within the mid-range in terms of cost.

Cons: Torch-down application carries a fire hazard risk and is not recommended for occupied buildings. Modified bitumen roofs are not as scuff- or tear-resistant as rubber-membrane roofing options.

Rubber Membrane Roof:

EPDM, short for ethylene propylene diene monomer, is a true rubber roofing material. This durable single-ply membrane resembles an inner tube but is engineered to resist damage from sunlight. EPDM roofing can be mechanically anchored with fasteners, ballasted with stone, or adhered using adhesive.

Pros: Homeowners can undertake EPDM roof installation. The material is relatively lightweight and highly resistant to scuffs and tears. Leaks are relatively easy to patch.

Cons: The standard black EPDM material absorbs heat, while light-colored coatings (recommended for warm climates) can add 30% or more to the cost. Even the black version, though cost-effective, is pricier than BUR or modified bitumen. EPDM is also more susceptible to punctures than other roofing choices.

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Specialty Roofing Services

Emergency Roofing Repairs
LI Roofing Replacement
New Roofing Installation
LI Roofing Flashing
Suffolk Roofing Restorations
Roofing Installation
Roofing Maintenance
LI Roofing Inspections
Storm Damage Repair
Roofing Leak Detection
Broken Roofing Repair
LI Roofing Flashing Repair
Roofing Leak Repairs
Roofing Sealing Near LI
Nassau Underlayment Repair
Rotted Roofing Repair
LI Flat Roofing
Cedar Roofing Replacement
LI Roofing Siding Installs
Metal Panel Roofing Installs
LI Roofing Tile Repairs
New Tile Slate Roofing
Cedar Shake Roofing
Shed/Garage Roofing
Soffit/Fascia Repairs
Roof Fan Installation
Asphalt Shingle Roofing Repairs
Flat Roof Maintenance
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Gaco Roof Installs
LI Flat Roof Contractor
Emergency Roof Tarps
Roof Fan Installation On Long Island
Total Roof Replacements
Roof Waterproofing On Long Island
Roofing Shingle Installs On Long Island
Rubber Roof Repairs
Tile Roof Repairs

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