The Benefits Of Built-up Roofing Systems

Built Up Roofing (BUR)

Built Up Roofing (BUR) Systems From A Minnesota Roofing Contractor

  • Superior Water Resistance
    A multi-layered system of reinforcement offers more protection, reducing the risk for leaks, when a single-ply system only offers one chance at preventing a leak.  Also, nothing compares to asphalt when it comes to making a roof water resistant.  Asphalt is the glue that holds a Built-Up Roof together.  It seals and protects the entire roof, delivering up to five times greater water-resistant thickness.
  • Easier Installation
    When working with hot Built-Up Roofs, the multiple plies get fused together using hot-mopped asphalt to create a monolithic barrier.  Every inch is firmly and completely adhered over the entire roof area, without the need for ballast or fasteners.  Single-ply systems require ballast or fasteners because they are generally laid loose.  But ballast (such as stones) increases structural load and can be blown off by strong winds.  Fasteners can also create less stress points and additional opportunities for moisture leakage.
  • System Longevity
    Each ply of a Built-Up Roofing System contains a mat of glass fiber reinforcement while most single-ply systems contain no reinforcement at all.  When multiple plies are combined and positioned between layers of water-resistant asphalt, the result is a longer lasting roof.
  • Easy and economical to maintain.  And if necessary, can be repaired with conventional, time-proven materials, resulting in extended service life.
  • Product and material improvements have enhanced an already high-quality system.

Time tested and proven to be one of the best commercial solutions today, Built-Up Roofing Systems or “BUR” Systems have been around since the mid-1800s.  They should definitely be a strong consideration for your next roof.

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One Response to “The Benefits Of Built-up Roofing Systems”

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