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Felt systems

Felt Roofing Services

Felt roofing is a type of roofing system that uses bitumen-saturated felts to create a waterproof barrier. Felt roofing is typically used on flat or low-slope roofs, and it can be installed on a variety of building types, including residential, commercial, and industrial.

Built-up felt roofing systems are more durable than single-ply felt roofing systems, and they are typically used on roofs with a pitch of less than 10 degrees.

Felt roofing systems are installed by laying the felt sheets over the roof deck and then melting the bitumen with a blowtorch or hot air welder. The felt sheets are overlapped, and the joints are sealed with hot bitumen. Modern day felt systems include a mineral finish on the top layer of felt, also known as the cap sheet.

Felt roofing systems are a cost-effective and durable way to waterproof roofs. They are also relatively easy to install and repair, which makes them a popular choice for homeowners and businesses.

Here are some of the benefits of felt roofing:

  • Durable
  • Easy to install and repair
  • Versatile (can be used on a variety of building types)
  • Energy-efficient (can help to reduce heat loss in the winter and heat gain in the summer)
  • Low-maintenance

Here are some of the drawbacks of felt roofing:

  • Not as aesthetically pleasing as other roofing materials
  • May not be suitable for roofs with a steep pitch
  • May not be as durable as other roofing materials in extreme weather conditions

Overall, felt roofing is a good choice for homeowners and businesses who are looking for a cost-effective and durable way to waterproof their roofs.

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