Thanks for answers. However, i still do not have a solution.
The owner might add another level or two in 3 years, that is why he wants to go economical way with minimal expenses.
I will not do patching work like some of you have suggested, as I strongly believe it is a waste of money and time (waste of money = cost of patching + cost of interior repairs * few times a year in same or different spots). Also BUR, modified and alike systems is not my specialty, thus i won’t undertake the responsibility of patching.
Jim, i won’t do epdm. I believe it is an inferior system, and the only reason it is popular among roofers, is for it’s relatively low cost, no need for special equipment and any wanna-be commercial roofer can do it without proper training. Epdm’s warranty is a joke, since no manufacturer will ever warranty the seams, and i cannot rely on glue. So we do not work with epdm.
In this particular situation there are areas of ponding water, which will void Epdm warranty, and due to the budget constrains, we cannot go with tapered insulation either.
- I don’t know if it is Tar or Bitumen (asphalt) nor do i know how to tell the difference. I suppose i can figure it out, or do the research.
What do you mean when you say “flood coat down to the roof membrane”?
I do not have a kettle, nor do i want to get one
To Roofing Maven,
23000 square feet.
The owner is sick of repairing this roof, so patching should not be an option.
I have three options at hand.
1)IB roof - best long-lasting solution IMO, but probably too expensive.
2)Acrylic Coating - very good stuff if installed with longevity in mind (more coats, etc - more $$$), still not cheap. Like Cerebrus said, coatings can cost a half of new roof.
3) Some other cheap way out to last 5 years. Probably some type of aluminum coating.
Can some one explain what you guys mean when say “re-saturant” ?
Here are my questions so far. How do i get rid of “crocodile skin effect”? I want to make it smooth, with the least cost. I suppose that is what you refer to as re-saturant. Is this re-saturant going to dry up quickly, or it is going to be “wet”?
About pics, sorry, can’t post them - conflict of interest.