Flat Roof Repair in Manahawkin NJ 08050

Locally Owned & Operated

HOME PROS ROOFING

Looking for the right Roofing company for your home or property? Since 1980 we have been providing Roofing services to the Manahawkin area.

(844) 359-2189

(Manahawkin NJ 08050) �” 

If you’re looking for flat roof repair information, you’ve come to the right place. The procedure varies with the type of roofing system, but here are the steps for the most common type where I live.

It is called “modified bitumen” (pronounced buy-TOO-men) and consists of a tough mat embedded in a special asphalt formula that includes elastic additives. That allows Roofing Felt Manahawkin NJ 08050 the material to expand and contract with temperature changes. The surface is covered with ceramic granules to provide solar protection.

Modified bitumen or “modified” as it is usually called, is especially popular on small residential jobs. That’s because it doesn’t require a hot asphalt kettle along with the inherent safety hazards and obnoxious fumes.

Modified can be installed several different ways, but Manahawkin NJ 08050 one of the most common methods is with a propane torch. That is also the technique responsible for most of the leak problems with this system when the seams are not heated properly. If you overheat the material, too much asphalt flows away from the seam. Not enough heat results in cold seams that are not completely bonded. Either case Flat Roof Systems Manahawkin NJ 08050 creates seams that are vulnerable to water intrusion. If the roof ponds water and the roofer didn’t install a protective mid-ply, leaks are nearly inevitable.

Fortunately, this is a fairly simple flat roof repair. You will need these materials:

Flashing cement. Be sure to get the MB (modified bitumen) variety, as the standard type is not 100% compatible.

Membrane. Either 4″ or 6″ Manahawkin NJ 08050 is fine, but be sure to get fiberglass rather than cotton, as it lasts a lot longer.

Granules. For a small repair, you might find enough loose ones on the roof or in the gutter to reuse.

Start by CAREFULLY probing the seams with a small pen knife, looking for voids. Ideally, the seams should have about ½” of asphalt bleed-out. Any Manahawkin NJ 08050 areas that don’t are suspect.

The seams need to be both clean and dry to get a good flat roof repair. Spread a thin layer of flashing cement directly over the problem area, slightly wider than your membrane. Test the bond you are making by “tapping” the cement with your trowel. If it comes up, leaving bare patches of modified, the Manahawkin NJ 08050 surface is still too wet or too dirty.

Next, keeping the membrane taunt, set it in the thin bed of flashing cement. Work it in with your trowel until the membrane is embedded tightly.

Then spread another layer of flashing cement over the membrane. Again, you don’t need a lot. Just enough to cover the scrim is sufficient.

To complete your flat roof Manahawkin NJ 08050 repair, broadcast granules into the fresh cement. That will dress up the repair and protect it from the sun.

Video: Tips and tricks of flat roofs.

Video: Lead and Flat Roof Repair - Stop Flat Roof Leaks

Video: How to repair a leaky roof | Watco

Video: DIY: How to fix, repair, protect and seal a felt roof and flat roof using Everbuild Black Jack

Video: Flat roofing in Toronto

Video: How to Repair a Flat Gravel Roof

Business Results 1 - 10 of 3

Reese & Sons Roofing & Repair
32 Reviews
Contractors, Roofing, Gutter Services
Phone:
66 Sweetmans Ln, Manalapan, NJ 07726

Green Apple Roofing
9 Reviews
Roofing
Phone:
20 Conaskonk Dr, Ocean Township, NJ 07712

Big Apple Mold Removal
93 Reviews
Home Inspectors, Damage Restoration, Environmental Abatement
Phone:
922 E 15th St, Brooklyn, NY 11230

Business Results 1 - 10 of 20

T Nolan Roofing



Preferred Roofing Contractors



K.PISTONE HOME IMPROVEMENTS



New England Renovations



J & J Roofing



Preferred Contracting Roofing & Siding



Eastern Shore Carpentry



Coastal Associates Inc



Donald Cabot Construction Co



Rapp Exteriors



GET A QUOTE NOW

For quality workmanship and service for your residential and commercial Roofing needs, choose a company with over 38 years of service in the Manahawkin area.

Highly Rated

Integrity, quality workmanship and attention to detail have made us one of the most reliable Roofing companies in Manahawkin.

Quality Service

We focus on making the process as least disruptive as possible to our clients

Affordable Prices

We work hard to keep our costs low and transfer these efficiency savings on to our customers

100% New Jersey Licensed Experts

We can complete any size project  in a timely manner, without skipping any steps  or cutting any corners.

GET A QUOTE NOW

(844) 359-2189