BUR Flat Roof

August 7, 2019Posted by Jay


Built-Up-Roofs have been around for about 160 years, and they are usually composed of alternating layers of bitumen or asphalt and reinforcing plies, also called layers or fabric. When installed correctly, these create a watertight roof that can last for decades. BUR's are not fancy, but even on these, one of the most basic forms of Roofing, JW Roofing does the little things right, such as covering the bleed-out with granules while the asphalt is hot. This simple step can add years of life to the critical area at the lap. This protects the exposed black asphalt from the sun's rays. If this area is left exposed, the black area will heat up faster than the white cap sheet, and over time the asphalt will crack and wear. We also coat our flashing to add a level of rust protection and as an additional water barrier. These are just a few of the differences that our roofing experience gives you. JW Roofing would like to know that for some applications a BUR is the best option for your low slope or flat roof, but it is also one of the most dangerous types of roofing to install. A hot mop roof requires the use of a kettle which heats hundreds of pounds of asphalt to 450 degrees. The dangers involved with using a sticky asphalt that is hotter than some cooking oils are evident. We at JW Roofing do offer BUR roofing, but we also offer more modern options such as energy efficient white TPO, and white EPDM roofs. Speak to one or our estimators or contractors for more information, as TPO and EPDM can be excellent options for your roofing project. Additionally, many roofs may be candidates for roof restoration which can add a decade of life to your flat roof or low slope roof for a fraction of the cost of a new roof.

To get an estimate for a new flat roof or for a roof restoration, please call JW Roofing: (305) 825-4207

Flat Roof Restorations

Jan 7, 2018Posted by Jay


Since the Miami and Fort Lauderdale sun is hard on low slope roofs, reflective white roof restorations can be very beneficial. Here are some great pictures to show owners how roof restoration works for your aging flat roof.

First we prep the roof, and repair any leaks. This roof is just over 11 years old and had several leaks and blisters.

Roof restoration before


After repairs are finished we apply the first of two coats of waterproofing.

First layer of waterproofing on Roof Restoration


We then apply the final coats of reflective waterproofing. This roof now qualifies for the FPL rebate.

Final coat of reflective white waterproofing

"The Roof is So Bright, I Gotta Wear Shades!" (apologies to the 1980's band Timbuk3)

To have a roof restoration of your older flat roof, or for information about our Silicone Roof Coating, for flat roofs please call JW Roofing at: (305) 825-4207

EPDM Roofs

June 30, 2011Posted by Rebecca


EPDM roofs or Ethylene Propylene Diene Monomer, is one of the most popular flat roofing materials in America for new construction. EPDM is a single ply like TPO and comes in a white laminate. It has a solar reflectance of .80 and some have an SRI up to 99 making EPDM one the most reflective materials for low slope roofing. EPDM has fallen out of favor in South Florida because it does not hold up as well as TPO in the intense heat.

To have a new energy efficient EPDM Flat roof installed, call JW Roofing at: (305) 825-4207

Roofers who specialize in quality roofs

June 6, 2011Posted by Jay


JW Roofing's roofing contractors specialize in high quality custom roofs.  Years of quality commercial and residential roofing service in Fort Lauderdale, Miami Beach, Pembroke Pines, Doral, The City of Miami, Miami Shores and the rest of South Florida has given us the best reputation in the industry.  Our stellar reputation is built one satisfied customer at a time.  If you are considering a new roof, a re-roofing, or a flat roof restoration job in South Florida, please call us for an estimate.  We will provide you with several pricing options and a great roofing experience!  We have great roof options for your house, condo, or luxury home. You may need a TPO Roof in Miami, an EPDM Roof in Broward County or a safe Metal Roof on Miami Beach. JW Roofing uses the best brands for our roof installations. We have two State Certified General Contractors on staff and one of the best State Certified Roofing Contractors in Florida.  Our roofing contractor scored one of the highest scores ever achieved on the State Exam.  His knowledge of roofing is unmatched in the area.  Choose JW Roofing, the best roofing company in South Florida, to protect your roof, your home and your family.