Hot Mop Roof Installation

The White Coating on A Hot Mop Roof Helps Cool The Building and Lower Energy Bills

Hot mop roofing is a type of single ply membrane roofing that has layers of felt and asphalt stacked on top of each other and sealed with melted tar and gravel. As one of the lowest costing roofing systems available, many commercial businesses choose for a hot mop roof because of their quiet and quick installation. Installing a hot mop roof should only be done by professional roofers as it is extremely messy. If you want a hot mop roof installed on your residential or commercial building in San Antonio, TX, call San Antonio Roofing Company, Inc. at (210) 390-0416 today.

What Is Hot Mop Roofing?

Hot mop roofing does just what its name suggest: mop hot tar on the mop to form a protective and seamless layer. Asphalt is melted in a cauldron on location and then poured and mopped into place on the roof. A layer of felt and fiberglass is quickly laid over it while the asphalt is still hot. These steps are repeated multiple times until a sturdy single-ply membrane roof is formed. Gravel or pebbles are then installed on top. Because the hot mop roof installation process is mostly mopping melted asphalt, this is beneficial for both residential and commercial buildings as this type of roofing can go on any roof shape or around any obstruction since it is easily malleable. Once the roof is completely dry, a white mineral roof coating is applied on top to help with reflectivity. If left with the black tar coating, roofs will absorb the sun’s rays, making buildings hotter. The white coating helps reflect UV rays, cooling the building and lowering energy bills. The extra layer also helps to prevent leaks and protects against weather.  

Asphalt Is Melted And Mopped Across The Roof With Layers of Felt and Gravel

Call Today For Hot Mop Roof Installation

Hot mop roofs are very budget-friendly, costing around $5 per square. You can save even more money if you are installing a hot mop roof over an already existing roof since single-ply membrane roofs are one of the few roofing types that can be installed over existing roofs! A hot mop roof can last anywhere from 20 to years depending on maintenance, which is how long shingle roofs last. Hot mop roofs have quieter installation and cheaper restoration than asphalt shingles, though. For hot mop roof installation or repair in San Antonio, TX, call San Antonio Roofing Company, Inc. at (210) 390-0416 today.