Roof tiles come in many colors, shapes, and sizes. In fact, with modern innovations, concrete and clay roof tile manufacturers can produce tiles to suit any architectural style, from authentic Spanish and Mediterranean to New England Colonial, historic, or contemporary
Roof shingles are not made of asphalt all the way through. Rather, they consist of either a fiberglass or felt paper base coated with a waterproof later of asphalt and topped with ceramic granules. Since its development in the 1980s, the fiberglass base has been the more popular product. It is lighter and less expensive but still lends considerable strength to the roof, as well as additional fire protection.
Flat Roof - White Coating
A white roof coating is an elastomeric, reflective, thermal barrier, protecting and waterproofing the surface to which it is applied. White roof coating should have a very thick consistency. When applied properly, a white roof coating should be able to expand and contract even with the most extreme thermal cycles and not crack, bubble, lift, chip or peel.
Flat Roof - Torch Down Roofing
Torch down roofing is a type of roofing that consists of levels of modified bitumen--similar to asphalt--heat-adhered to layers of fiberglass. Used only for flat or nearly-flat roofs, torch down roofing is an excellent means of preventing moisture build-up and obviating the need for constant maintenance. Though not recommended for use in areas of especially heavy rain or snow, torch down roofing is generally available everywhere, and can be applied in a few hours with a relatively simple process
Flat Roof - Hot Mop Roofing
Mopping in the Felts The roof is laid up from low to high,a section at a time. We apply the asphalt with a large fabric mop. The first coat goes on the base sheet and is immediately followed by a layer of felt,
which must go on while the asphalt is hot. We then lay successive layers of felt onto freshly applied asphalt. The roofing stiffens and solidifies as the