Built Up Roofing (BUR) and Maintenance

Built Up Roofing (BUR) and Maintenance

Built-Up Roofs, or BUR roofing systems, are of the most durable and oldest roofing systems to date. The BUR roofing system has been proven to be both successful and reliable and they can last as long as 40 years.

BUR roofing systems are also referred to as tar and gravel roofs and are generally made up of alternating layers of both bitumen and reinforced fabrics. These components come together to create a finished membrane that offers extra protection and quality performance in extreme weather conditions. Built-Up Roofs are known for being resistant to wind, driving rain and hail, making them ideal for this region.

Considerations for the Installation of a BUR Roofing System

The steeper the slope of your roof and the less severe the weather conditions are, the longer a BUR roof can last. If high winds or hail are present, damage can be done more rapidly. This makes it very important to have your roof decking and new roof system installed correctly.

You can trust Five Points Roofing to install a proper BUR roofing system with two important warranties you should consider. First and foremost, the manufacturer’s warranty is important, which covers any defects in the manufacturing of the roof membrane itself. Once a roofing project is completed, any problems with a contractor’s workmanship should be covered under a second warranty, which usually entails installation and any related issues. Not all roofing contractors offer these warranties, but the professionals at Five Points Roofing. want you to rest easy, knowing that we offer both types of warranties so you can relax, knowing you are covered, literally and figuratively speaking.

BUR roofing systems offer the following benefits:

  • Class A Fire ratings
  • Redundancy of multiple waterproofing layers
  • Accommodates ponding water
  • Last a minimum of 25 years
  • Virtually maintenance free
  • UV-protection
  • Fire and Uplift Resistance
  • Economical
  • Multi-Layer protection

Our goal for our clients is to get the maximum life out of your new roof. That is why roof deck repairs are critical before installing a new Built up roof system. Contact our office today to discuss your project!

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