When you need to invest in a new commercial roof, built up roofing offers an outstanding option. These roofs are made of different layers of bitumen-treated sheets covered with aggregate for protection and stability. Built up roof systems provide the following benefits for commercial buildings.
Easy to Repair
Although most commercial roofs are made to be durable and last for many years, they can develop damage. Some roofing materials require extensive repairs to fix the damage, but built in roofs are known for being easy to repair. Some of the problems you might encounter with these roofs include small blisters, open joints, cracks and undulations. Having these repairs done as soon as you discover these problems helps prevent them from becoming bigger ones.
All commercial roofs need at least some maintenance to keep them in good condition. Without maintenance, roofs can develop problems that can put building interiors at risk of damage from water and other elements. Built up roofs require less maintenance than many other types of roofing systems. In fact, they’re known for being low-maintenance roofs overall. Having your roof inspected about once a year for signs of problems is usually enough to ensure that it stays in excellent condition. Keep in mind that you might need an inspection done after severe weather to check for damage.
Low Long-Term Costs
Built up roofs typically cost more to install, since this process is more complex than other roofing systems. However, you can expect to recoup this cost over the lifespan of your roof. Built up roofing does not require much maintenance, and it’s not prone to damage as other roofing materials are. This means you save money over the years in terms of maintenance and repair costs. Since these roofs also have a lifespan of 30 years or more, you’ll also save money by being able to wait longer before replacing your roof.
Some commercial roofs allow water to get inside buildings easily, leading to costly damage. Built up roofs have multiple layers that make it much more difficult for water to enter buildings. This means you’ll have a reduced risk of water damage, mold growth and other moisture-related problems. Multi-layer protection can also lower the risk of damage from wind.
Resists Inclement Weathering
Some roofing materials end up becoming discolored or weakened due to exposure to the sun’s UV rays. Built up roofs provide multi-layer protection that is more resistant to these rays, which lowers the risk of damage over time. These roofs are also made to resist inclement weather in general, which helps ensure that they last for many years. This resistance also provides them with a lower chance of needing repairs during their lifetime.
If you’re planning on getting a new commercial roof this year, contact us at MG Roofing, Inc. to schedule your estimate.