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.
Few products have obtained as much notoriety in recent years as metal roofing. If you drive around Milan, Humboldt, Ripley, Union City, Tiptonville, Trenton and Jackson Tennessee you will see metal is not a newcomer to the roofing market. Metal is the oldest continually used roofing material. For years metal roofing has been nailed and screwed down on homes. Now homeowners have a choice; a new snap seam roof panel with no screws or nails showing through to cause leaks.
Modified bitumen roofs like the ones installed in Humboldt, TN offer benefits over other systems currently marketed for low slope roofing applications. They share many similarities to single ply membranes, add to that a base layer two to three ply built up roof, making the modified bitumen roofing system much less susceptible to problems.
Asphalt shingles have been used in Jackson, Dyersburg, Union City, Alamo, Ripley, Milan and all of West Tennessee since the early 1900s and are the most common type of roof covering used for steep-slope roof system construction. Asphalt shingles are factory manufactured roofing materials that are installed in courses to create a multi-layered, overlapping, water-shedding roof covering.
Thermoset Roof Membranes (Once Manufactured by Colonial Rubber in Dyersburg, TN)
Ethylene Propylene Diene Monomer (EPDM) or "Rubber" EPDM materials have been used as a roofing material here in the United States since the early 1960's. EPDM is a synthetic rubber material that is formulated with extensive flexibility for use as a membrane sheet roofing.
Elastomeric roof coatings are designed to restore and protect new and existing metal roofs. Unlike traditional paints and sealants which dry hard and brittle and only last a few years, elastomerics are "rubber like" and flexible, reflect the suns UV rays and will not blister, crack or flake off when exposed to harsh weather elements or movement in the building. Several roofs in Jackson, Covington, Ridgley Tennessee and Caruthersville Missouri have been coated.