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Family & Home 161 views Oct 22, 2019
Know about Roofing Installation Systems

Knowing about the proper installation techniques and roofing maintenance helps prolong the life of your roof. This is why in this article the experts from Roofing in Huddersfield have shared with you the essential information on roofing basics and roofing maintenance.

 

What are the most common types of roofing systems?

When you are considering installing a new roof or a re-roofing job, you must consider the different types of roofing systems that are available and then choose the right roofing system to get the most out of your investment.

In general, there are four most common types of roofing options and these are as follow –

 

BUILT-UP ROOFING (BUR)

Roofers have been using the BUR roofing system for decades and this type of roofing system comes with thick coverage and also lowest maintenance requirements.

 

ATACTIC POLYPROPYLENE (APP)

The Atactic Polypropylene (APP) is asphalt-based roofing and is the most popular type for smaller roofs.

 

STYRENE-BUTADIENE STYRENE (SBS) MODIFIED SYSTEMS

With this type of roofing system, the bitumen obtains a rubber-like characteristic and boasts highly flexible membranes than the conventional Bitumen. As such the SBS is a modified bitumen roofing system often referred to as a hybrid roof system also.

 

SINGLE PLY ROOFING SYSTEM

The benefits of a single-ply roofing system are that the materials use in this system come with greatest quality and also installation of the room is comparatively easy. In addition to these, the materials used in the single-ply roofing system are lightweight and are the best fit for modern building designs.

 

Now that you know the most common types of roofing systems you must also be wondering about different installation options.

 

What are the most common roofing installation options?

In general, there are different roofing systems can be applied and the most common installation options are as follow-

Cold-adhesive technology

Self-adhering technology

Heat-welding

Hot Asphalt

 

How to ensure that your roof is installed properly?

Before you are beginning to install the roof it is always better to ask for the manufacturers’ system specifications. In addition to this also make sure to ask for conformance documentation on the industry testing requirements. Doing so and gathering the important documents will help you to evaluate that the roofing installation is done properly or not. However, if you want your roof to stay in good shape it is important to schedule regular roof inspection and maintenance.