When your roof is leaking it should be fixed as quickly as possible to prevent further damage from occurring. If left unevaluated for too long, severe damage can be caused to the foundation or internal structure of your roof which will lead to a higher cost in repairs or in some cases, an entirely new roof.
Of course there are many different types of roofing however, in this post we will be focusing on how to replace flat roofing. The following guidelines should help you easily identify the materials and procedures to get the job done as quickly and easily as possible.
Step 1. Decide on a type of roofing
Before beginning though, you will need to decide which type of flat roofing you prefer to install. Each come in the form of a roll that measures 1 yard or by 1 meter. All types will need a periodic inspection to check for punctures, cracks, or any other forms of damage. Each roofing roll falls into the following categories:
- Sprayed Polyurethane Foam – Applied by spraying or squeeging onto the roof surface
- Modified Bitumen (aka Asphalt) – A single layer of asphalt treated & granule coated felt is either hot sealed or cold cement sealed to a base sheet or primed decking
- Built-Up Roofing – Treated felt that uses hot tar or asphalt overlaps the roofing surface, but can crack easier over the years
- Self-Adhesive Rolls – A single layer is applied, aligned, and then smoothed down