Built-up roofs, or BUR, represent the most common commercial roof finishes according to the Asphalt Roofing Manufacturer’s Association. BUR structures consist of alternating layers of felt or organic fabric held together with layers of asphalt or coal tar. The more layers, or plies, the more waterproof and durable the roof will generally be.
Built-up roofing systems are known for their durability. Not only are they used in new construction, but they are one of the most common types used during commercial roofing system projects. Built-up roofs are designed so that they can withstand harsh weather conditions such as high winds, hail, heavy rain and snow, all year round.
This type of roofing system is relatively inexpensive over its entire life cycle. It is very versatile making it a great system for any type of budget. In terms of maintenance, a built-up roofing system doesn’t require much repair and is low maintenance overall.
In terms of performance, built-up roofing system offers multi-layer protection and thermal performance. It is known for its up-life and fire performance and is a reliable roofing system. It is suitable for all types of roof decks. The redundancy of the layer type of installation reduces any chance of leaks into the home or business. It is intensely strong and withstands high roof traffic.
A built-up roofing system is strong and touch and best of all, insulated, for added high thermal value. This is great for energy-saving measures especially for those in cold weather climates. The built-up roof is adaptable in order to meet any flash detailing configuration.
Ultimately, when you are looking to repair or install a new built-up roofing system, contact the professionals at Central Roofing Company™. We can offer you valuable details about the benefits of this type of roofing system and devise a plan that will work best for your particular situation or building.