Bitumen Felt Roof
Bitumen Felt Roof Installation and Repair
Bituminous felt roofing is one of the oldest types of flat roofing material around. It is comprised of glass fiber or polyester fleece molded into a sheet with a mixture of bitumen (essentially asphalt) and sand or limestone. It comes in rolls of varying widths and is installed by rolling them out onto a roof. Some bitumen felt roofing is self-adhering, while others are applied by heating with a torch.
Bitumen felt roofing forms a waterproof layer that will typically last 10 to 15 years, depending on weather conditions. It withstands UV rays and high temperatures well, and will tolerate limited foot traffic and falling debris. Maintenance is minimal, and the cost puts it squarely in the middle of commercial roofing systems. Besides being used as a roofing system, it is also widely used as an underlay for slate and tile roofing.
Overhead Solutions Green Bay roofing contractors installs, maintains and repairs bituminous roofing for businesses all over northeast Wisconsin, including Door County and the Fox Valley. If you are considering this type of roofing for your building, we can provide a free estimate, as well as suggestions for other roofing systems you may want to consider.