Are you looking for a type of roofing system that is well worth the upfront cost? If you answered yes, then roofers recommend getting a built-up roof. Although not as visually impressive as asphalt shingle roofing for residential properties, or as resilient as membrane roofing for commercial ones, a built-up roof has a few key strengths that make it a great long-term investment.
Low Upfront Cost
Built-up roofing is among the most affordable options you can get for a home. This makes it a great option for certain types of structures such as sheds or detached garages. Even new properties with a very tight budget can have access to a built-up roof.
Ease of Repair
Aside from being affordable, a built-up roof is fairly easy to repair. Even moderately sized holes can be fixed by filling them in. This type of repair takes a lot less time than having to dismantle an entire metal roof panel or taking out damaged shingles and reinstalling new ones. This means this roofing system remains cost-efficient throughout its expected lifespan.
Although a built-up roof may show signs of damage in the form of pocketing on the surface, the material’s multi-layered design ensures that there are a few layers underneath to keep water from completely going through the roof and causing moisture damage to other roofing components.
Since built up roofs have been around longer than most roofing options (except tile, wood and slate), it’s not surprising that roofing companies like us are well-versed when it comes to installation, repair and maintenance of this type of roofing. Being more familiar with this type of roofing means roofers have already figured out the ins and outs of this type of material, and have a more solid knowledge base to tackle any kind of problem the roof might experience.