In the past, most commercial buildings and other flat-top structures including homes, were topped with tar and gravel roofing.
It’s also called hot mop roofing or built-up roofing, because of the techniques used. This roof is actually an arrangement of various layers of felt and asphalt finally topped off with a layer of gravel.
This may sound simple, but there many different—possibly hundreds of variations of built-up and hot-mop roofing. Our Dallas TX roofers and technicians choose the base sheet, interplay sheets, rock and/or cap-sheets and the surfacing materials based on the unique roofing needs of the clients we are serving.
Installing a built-up roof is a labor intensive job, as compared to other roofing options. However, many home and commercial building owners still trust this as their choice of roofing because hot mopping is still, in fact, one of the best low-slope roofing systems available today.
Other advantages of a hot mop roof include:
· No Need for a Complete Tear-Off
This is perhaps one of the biggest advantages for commercial buildings in need of quick, affordable and dependable re-roofing service. A hot mop roof may easily be installed over existing roof as long as the weight is not too much for the structure. This means huge potential for savings on the roofing job.
· Affordable and Dependable
A hot mop roof is easy to look after and maintain. And while it may need extensive repairs around the 20 year mark, it is still exceptionally appealing for anyone looking to save money on roofing now, without compromising on the end-result.
· Quick Installation
The hot mop roof/ BUR installation job can be completed within 2 to 4 days, depending on the size of the roof and the number of installer we’ve put on the job. This is great news, especially because the average tile roof will take anywhere between a week to up to 10 days to be completely installed.
· Ability to Cover Unusually Shaped Roofs
The melted asphalt can easily be mopped over a variety of shapes. Our technicians can go around chimneys and AC units with ease when installing BUR. We can also adjust the fiberglass and felt, cutting it according to the shape and slope of your roofing.
The Last Word: Hot Mop Roofing Is Not A DIY Job!
A leak-free BUR mandates proper selection of roofing materials. We take into account the climate and slope before finalizing on the products that’ll need to be used. Our roofing installers also pay attention to the flashings and penetrations while carrying out the job.