BUILT UP ROOFING MEMBRANE

Built-up roofing, also known as BUR, is a type of roofing system that has been used for over 100 years. It is made by alternating layers of tar and gravel, which creates a waterproof and durable surface. With proper care, built-up roofing can last for 20 years or more.

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On this page, we will discuss the benefits of built-up roofing and why it is a popular choice for commercial and residential buildings.

Long Lifespan
Built-up roofing has a long lifespan of 20 years or more with proper care and maintenance. This makes it a cost-effective option for commercial and residential buildings, as it does not need to be replaced as frequently as other roofing materials.

Durability
Built-up roofing is highly durable and can withstand extreme weather conditions such as high winds, heavy rain, and snow. It is also resistant to fire and UV rays, making it a safe choice for buildings in areas with high fire risk.

Inexpensive and Easy to Repair
Built-up roofing is relatively inexpensive compared to other roofing materials, such as metal or slate. It is also easy to repair, as damaged areas can be patched with additional layers of tar and gravel.

Flexibility
Built-up roofing is one of the oldest and most flexible roofing types, as it can be customized to fit the unique shape and size of any building. The number of layers of tar and gravel can be adjusted to meet the specific durability and cost requirements of the building owner.


Types of Built-up Roofing

There are three main types of built-up roofing: traditional built-up roofing, modified bitumen roofing, and hybrid built-up roofing.

Traditional built-up roofing is made of alternating layers of tar and gravel and is the most common type of built-up roofing.
Modified bitumen roofing is made by adding modifiers such as fiberglass or polyester to the layers of tar and gravel, which makes it more durable and flexible than traditional built-up roofing.
Hybrid built-up roofing is a combination of traditional built-up roofing and modified bitumen roofing, which offers the benefits of both types of roofing systems.

Conclusion

Built-up roofing is a popular choice for commercial and residential buildings because of its long lifespan, durability, flexibility, and ease of repair. It is also relatively inexpensive compared to other roofing materials, making it an attractive option for building owners on a budget. Whether you choose traditional built-up roofing, modified bitumen roofing, or hybrid built-up roofing, you can rest assured that your building will be protected from the elements for years to come.

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