Bitumen repair for roofs
What is bitumen
Bitumen coatings are used for roofing and road surfacing and is a black thick liquid containing hydro carbons. Bitumen for roofs is rubberised, used to seal and damp proof.
Bitumen is a residue from petroleum distillation, and can also be found in natural deposits. Another name for bitumen is asphalt, although it is not however the same as tar.
Properties of bitumen:
Bitumen for roofs is flexible and forms a waterproof layer which is also anti-corrosive. It protects steel, wood, concrete, and protects buildings against damp and water when the bitumen dries. Bitumen roofing is also known as rubber roofing.
Installing bitumen for roofing
Flat roofs use bitumen because of its waterproofing properties, and bitumen is installed using a torch-down method. Refresh Coatings does repair of existing bitumen.
Bitumen repair/ bitumen coating:
Bitumen repair for roofing is needed when old bitumen might have cracks or come loose in an area causing water leaks and damp proofing problems.
Contact us for a quote if you are needing bitumen repairs in the Johannesburg area. As professional contractors, we do damp proofing, and bitumen repairs on existing bitumen.
Silver coating over bitumen roof coating done in Bedfordview, Johannesburg