For those looking for affordable and reliable commercial roofing options, built-up roofing has been the go-to choice for businesses of all sizes. Whether you need a new built-up roof installed, repaired or maintained in El Paso, you can trust Roof Solutions and Construction to meet all of your commercial roofing needs.
Commonly referred to as “tar and gravel” roofs, built-up roofs are made by alternating layers of bitumen and reinforced fabrics to create a membrane. Your roof will be referred to by the number of piles in a cross section of the roof, so a four-pile roof has four membrane layers. The tar is heated and applied by spreaders, then coated with gravel, slag, fiberglass, or other coatings.
Built-up roofing is remarkably waterproof and offers excellent ultraviolet protection. As a result, built-up roofing is an economical choice, as it lasts for years and can stand up to the sometimes harsh El Paso sun. While this type of roofing is a low-cost choice, it does require regular maintenance and care, which we can offer you.
The advantages of using a built-up roof for your business or commercial space in El Paso are obvious. For those looking for a low-cost, long-term investment roofing solution, built-up roofing is the ideal choice. With regular maintenance, a built-up roof can last from 15 to 30 years before it needs to be replaced, but it’s not uncommon to see some roofs last as long as 40 years.
They also offer incredible weather resistance, easily withstanding heavy rains and intense sunlight. Thanks to its layered construction and aggregate top layer, these roofs are also very fire-resistant.
Over time and when exposed to the elements, your built-up roof can degrade in some areas. Fortunately, maintaining your built-up roof is a fairly straightforward process. But when is it time to have your commercial roof repaired? Consider these factors:
- There are bubbles on the surface of the roof: If the built-up roof was not properly installed, air and moisture can become trapped under one of the layers, which can cause bubbles to form. These bubbles can expand and spread quickly, so it’s important to call our roofing contractors quickly.
- There are discolored patches on your roof: If you notice patches of gravel or of the membrane, this is a sign that your built-up roof has moisture trapped beneath the membrane. If left untreated, this trapped moisture can have a dramatic impact on the integrity of your commercial roofing.
- There is noticeable wear and tear on the roof: With time, use, or improper installation, your built-up roof will begin to degrade. In many cases, the sealed edges of the built-up roof break down and create cracks in the roof. Without repair, the edges and corners of the roof can peel away, detaching themselves completely from the sides of the roof.
If you’re in need of a new built-up roof or are simply looking to have your existing roof maintained, it’s time to contact the experts at Roof Solutions & Construction. With decades of experience and free roof inspections, we offer high-quality roofing services at affordable prices. Contact us today to schedule your consultation!