Built-Up Roofing Systems can be found on many of the oldest buildings in Jackson, TN because they are one of the oldest and most dependable roofing systems on the market today. The built-up roof system consists of multiple layers of bitumen which are the waterproofing medium; and fiberglass roofing felts which are the reinforcements; combining to form a uniform solid surface.

Each type of base, cap, and ply felt is designed to perform a specific function in the roofing system.

These various forms permit the installation of Built-Up Roofing Systems over many different substrates. The bitumen is also available in various grades to accommodate other variations that may be encountered i.e., slope, products, deck, and weather conditions.

The many benefits of installing a built-up roof are: multiple applications, ease of maintenance, multiple layers of waterproofing embedded in hot asphalt, can be used on several different deck types, and makes roof top equipment installation easy.

Project Example

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Elk's Building

Jackson, TN

Roof System: Built Up Roof
Manufacturer: Johns Manville
Installed: August 2004

This roof was removed down to the wood deck, the deck was repaired and a base sheet was installed. A 3/4 inch insulation was mopped down and then the new Built Up Roof was installed. This job was very messy due to the amount of storm debris on the roof.

Photos show roof tear off of tornado damaged roof and installing new roof.