The best thing about hiring professional roofers is they will stop at nothing to deliver results that meet your requirements. We at Genesis Roofing carry the same principle in every project we handle. Whether we’re working on storm damage restoration or roof maintenance, our team makes it a point to provide excellent workmanship.
We also adhere to industry standards and best practices. For instance, when installing built-up roofing (BUR), we ensure the roof will last a long time by following these rules:
1. Using the Right Asphalt
ASTM D312 is standard in roofing systems including BUR. Specifically, ASTM D312 Type III and Type IV are the most common since they are acceptable for use in most geographic areas in the country. However, it is important to note that asphalt is a viscoelastic material. So when it’s too soft, it can flow on a fairly small slope on a hot summer day.
Contractors have to ensure the right amount of asphalt as well. An insufficient amount of asphalt will make your roof incapable of keeping water out. Too much asphalt, on the other hand, usually results in a plane where slippage can occur.
2. Ensuring the Roof Won’t Hold Water
Ponding water should be avoided on low-slope roofing systems such as BUR. This usually happens when water remains on the roof even when precipitation has stopped for 48 hours. It’s crucial for your built-up roof to not hold water, so you can avoid bigger problems such as roof leaks and roof damage. Roof leak repair can be costly, so it’s best to prevent it from the get-go.
3. Creating an Efficient Roof Design
Although built-up roofing systems aren’t capable of withstanding excessive building or substrate movement, they should at least be strong enough to resist the normal expansion and contraction that occur on the roof. Contractors may have to consider varying factors in creating a roof design, so it’s best to ask them about the specific considerations for your property.
Genesis Roofing provides excellent commercial and residential roof replacement services. Call us at (515) 200-1973 or fill out our contact form to request a free estimate. We serve homeowners in Iowa including Clive, IA, and nearby areas.