Commercial Built-Up Roofing Specialists Serving Tucson, AZ & Surrounding Areas
For large commercial properties that have low slope or flat roofs, built-up roofing (BUR) is an excellent option. Built-up roofing remains one of the most common commercial roofing materials used today. BUR also has a history of success, dating back way to the early 1800. It is a roofing method that has been tested thoroughly. Especially with the technological advances that have been made, it remains an efficient and effective choice for large building structures. If you’re a builder or own a building / contracting business you may want to think about purchasing an insurance policy if you haven’t already got one,builders public liability insurance can cover from all sorts of workplace hazards and also business issues
Built-Up roofing is made up of laminated layers of material. These are generally made with four basic components, but there are many combinations and layers possible:
- Base sheet – Asphalt coated venting sheets, asphalt coated organic sheets, and more.
- Felts or fabrics – Burlap, cotton fabric, tar saturated organic felt, and coal (upwards of three or four layers may be used).
- Bitumen – Lap cement, coal tar, and asphalt.
- Surfacing component – Coatings, mineral, asphalt, or gravel.
Even though they traditionally require very little maintenance, in the event that something were to happen, these built-up roofs can easily be repaired. Repairs can be performed with time-proven, conventional materials. This means that these roofs often come with an extended service life.