Built-Up Roofing Systems

One of the most popular roofing systems available is built-up roofing (BUR). This roofing system is usually used when a building has a low-slope roof. If you need to install built-up roofing for your commercial building, contact Standard Roofing at (601) 373-5500. Our experts have years of experience in creating the best in built up systems for you needs.

Built-up roofing is made up of several layers of bitumen surfaces combined with a layer or coating. Modern built-up layers even provide insulation for your building. Ply sheets are a term used for the layers used with built-up roofing. They are usually infused with either fiberglass mats or organic mats. The standard size of a ply sheet is 36 inches in width. Therefore, it takes more than one sheet to cover the entire roof.

Built-Up Roofing Materials

BUR is often reffered to as a “tar and gravel” roof and is the most common style of roofing that involves this process. They are made of alternated layers of bitumen and different ply sheets. Asphalt, coal tar, or cold adhesive are the top three bitumen that are applied to roofs of houses and buildings here in Tennessee.

The Different types of Built-Up Roofing Systems

There are different types of built-up roofing to suit your building and its location. There are gravel-surfaced built-up roofs or smooth-coated, others are hot-mopped or cold-applied with either traditional or modified options available. You can also segregate build ups into two types: Asphalt or Ballasted Asphalt built up and Cold Built-Up.

Asphalt built-up can be either hot-mopped or cold-applied. The materials used being either coal tar or cold-applied adhesive. This type can also act as a fire retardant agent. The Cold Built-Up is usually spray-applied which if you’re concerned about the environment could be a great option because it doesn’t release any toxic fumes.

Benefits of Built-Up Roofing Systems

A Built-Up Roofing System is considered as one of the common types of commercial roofing systems used worldwide. One of the benefits is the long lasting protection it gives to the building. With its multi-layer protection, durability, and toughness, it will protect your building from harsh weather conditions and reduce the chances of leaks.

Built-Up Roofs are also known to have comparatively low maintenance compared to other systems, in terms of price benefits, you can be assured that costs over the entire life cycle will be kept to a minimum. With all these benefits, it is not difficult to choose Built-Up roofing over other commercial roofing systems.

Standard Roofing’s specialists are experienced in installing built-up roofing systems for your commercial building.