Built-Up Roof (BUR) membranes are composed of bitumen and glass fiber, polyester or organic reinforcing felts. The membrane is typically surfaced with aggregate, mineral granule or liquid-applied coating.
Polmer modified bitumen membranes are asphalt based and are typically found installed with one or more base or underlying interplies. Modified products are typically either smooth surfaced, granule surfaced, or foil faced. Additionally, they may be field surfaced with a coating or a flood coat of asphalt and aggregated.
A tile is a manufactured piece of hard-wearing material such as ceramic, stone, metal, or even glass, generally used for covering roofs, floors, walls, showers, or other objects such as tabletops.
Single-Ply roofing systems are composed of insulation, a single ply membrane, flashings, and adhesive. TPO, EPDM, and PVC the three most common types of single-ply membrane systems. Since they consist only of a single layer of roofing over insulation, these popular systems are lightweight, making them an ideal choice for retrofits.
Roof shingles are a roof covering consisting of individual overlapping elements. These elements are typically flat, rectangular shapes laid in courses from the bottom edge of the roof up, with each successive course overlapping the joints below. Shingles are made of various materials such as wood, slate, flagstone, fibre cement, metal, plastic, and composite material such as asphalt shingles.
A metal roof is a roofing system made from metal piece, or tiles. It is a component of the building envelope. Metal roofs protect buildings. In the United States, metal comprises 10% of the overall residential re-roofing market.