There are a number of roofing solutions that are available on the market for commercial and residential buildings. One of the most popular is 4 ply roofing, which has a number of characteristics which make it ideal for installation on certain roof types.
The 4 ply roof, which is also referred to as the gravel and tar roof, is comprised of a collection of layers which are adhered together. They have been around for a while, but have been enhanced with a number of recently developed techniques. The installed layers alternate between roofing fabric and asphalt. They are attached to the roof directly, and the cost will be determined by the amount of material and layers which are utilized.
Other materials that will be found in 4 ply roofs include polyester and fiberglass. Each ply will be embedded in a bed that has bitumen or asphalt. The bitumen will act as an adhesive, while providing a membrane that is waterproof and the felt will reinforce it. 4 ply roofs are adhered to the underlayment completely. The underlayment will be comprised of insulation, a vapor barrier, asphalt laminate and felt which are perforated. Gravel ballasts will be used to shield the bitumen from deterioration resulting from UV light, as well as other elements such as rain, wind, hail and snow.
New York City roofs are exposed to lots of moisture throughout the year, from both rain and snow. 4 ply roofs use a surface which is solid, meaning that it does not have seams or joints. This greatly reduces the likelihood of water problems or leaks. 4 ply roofs are also extremely durable, which means they will not tear or puncture easily. Anyone who owns a commercial or residential building in the New York area should want a roof constructed with materials that are extremely robust and which will stand the test of time.
When a 4 ply roof is correctly installed by a professional, and properly maintained, it can last for approximately fifteen years or longer. These roofs are also reflective, meaning that when UV rays strike the surface they will be bounced back, which protects both the roof itself and the interior. 4 ply roofs are also low in maintenance. Once installed, the property owner won’t have to spend a great deal of money or time tending to it. This type of roofing was designed with cold weather and freezing temperatures in mind which is common in the Northeastern U.S.
If you notice that your existing roof is flaking, ridging, splitting, or sagging, this means it is time to replace it. A. Stewart Roofing and Waterproofing is a licensed, insured and highly respected New York contractor that will install 4 ply roofing the right way. Contact us today to receive a free estimate and learn more about the roofing solutions we offer.