Flat roof felt replacement
Roof Deck Preparation: The existing roof surface is cleaned and prepared for the installation of the new roof. This may include the removal of any existing roofing materials, such as shingles or asphalt. Base Layer: A base layer of insulation may need to be installed on the roof deck to provide thermal protection and support for the roofing system. Removal of Old Felt: The old felt is carefully removed from the roof surface. This can be a time-consuming and labor-intensive process that requires specialized tools and safety equipment. Inspection of the Roof Deck: The roof deck is inspected for any damage or deterioration that may need to be repaired before the new felt is installed. Installation of New Felt: A new layer of felt is installed onto the insulation or directly onto the roof deck using hot mopping or torching methods. The felt is carefully laid out and cut to size before being secured to the roof deck. Repeat Layers: Additional layers of felt are added to the roof to build up the desired thickness and strength. The number of layers will depend on the specific requirements of the roof and the local building codes. Surfacing: A surfacing material, such as gravel or mineral granules, is applied to the top layer of the roof to protect the felt and provide additional protection against the elements. It is important to note that flat roof felt replacement is a complex process that requires specialized knowledge and skill. It is recommended to hire a professional roofing contractor with experience in flat roof felt replacement to ensure that the job is done properly and safely. Regular maintenance and inspections can help identify issues before they become more significant problems and can extend the life of the roof.