Archive for October, 2011

Built-Up Asphalt Roof Systems in Florida Commercial Buildings

Conventional built-up roof systems have been in use as an industry mainstay for over 100-years. These applications typically use coal tar pitch or asphalt as the waterproofing material which is installed in successive layers and reinforced with ply felts. With multiple plies, a contractor is essentially “building up” the roof, hence the terminology. This post […]

Commercial Roof Insulation

Exploring the elective components of a commercial roofing system in Florida, we now take a look at types of insulation. Roof insulation performs two basic functions: Acts as a thermal barrier for the top of the building. Serves as the base for the roof sytem. Secodary functions include: Enhancing drainage through the use of tapered […]