Welcome to my blog, my name is Daisy. A few years ago, my husband and I purchased an old house which required a lot of work. We spent many weeks gutting the place and installing new flooring, painting the walls and clearing the garage space of junk. However, my favourite part of renovating the house was the roof. I loved climbing onto the roof to inspect the tiles, removing and recycling the broken ones and replacing the gaps with new tiles. I also learnt how to waterproof and maintain our roof so that we can avoid problems in the future. I started this blog to help others who are interested in carrying out restoration or repair work on the roof of their home.
Constructing your own commercial property can be a lucrative investment. However, the construction process should not simply be left to your contractors. You need to be proactive in making a selection of the building materials can ensure that your project is staying within budget while still choosing materials that will provide you with longevity. One of the aspects that would require your input is the type of roofing to install. Here are some of the different types of commercial roofing that you could consider.
BUR stands for Built up Roofing. These types of roofing systems are made of tar and gravel. To construct the roofing, the contractors will install alternating layers of bitumen, which are reinforced with fabric layers to create the roofing membranes. The bitumen that is used for this type of roofing is commonly made up of asphalt. However, you can also opt for other materials such as coal tar depending on your budget. BUR roofing is a popular option for commercial roofing as it adds a layer of insulation to your structure, which can be effective in decreasing your overall energy costs.
A second popular option for commercial roofing materials is metal. This is because you can find a wide assortment of metals that can be used for roofing applications. Some of the metals that you could consider include aluminium, galvanised steel, corrugated steel, zinc aggregate, metal sheets, copper roofing and more. Your choice would ultimately depend on how flexible your construction budget is. It should be noted that some types of metallic roofing materials, such as steel, can become prone to corrosion over time. Therefore, if you opt for these types of metals, it would be advisable to also opt to have surface layers installed on the roofing to act as protection against prolonged exposure to the elements. Some of the materials that are used as surface layers include acrylic, epoxy and even ceramics.
Modified bitumen roofing
Modified bitumen roofing is made up of roof fabrics that act as the base layer of the bitumen. The construction of this type of roofing is similar to its BUR counterpart as the roofing materials are laid out in layers. With modified bitumen roofing, there are two main types of bitumen that you could choose the first is the SBS variety and the second is the APP variety. Modified bitumen roofing is it tends to be labour intensive to construct and this could inflate your construction costs.