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What is a Built Up Roof and Why might I want one?

Low slope roofs are common on commercial properties. Built up roofs are frequently seen on commercial properties throughout the US. Many people don’t know what a built up roof is, though, so here’s some helpful information:

A built up roof is composed of several layers of bitumen surfaces and finished up with an aggregate layer or coating. Modern built up roofs often include a rigid insulation layer as part of the built up roofing. Fabrics or layers used on built-up roofing are called sheets. These sheets are frequently reinforced with fiberglass mats or organic mats, depending on their application.

Advantages of built up roof

There are many advantages to using a built up roof on commercial properties. Built up roofs are totally waterproof, and they intrinsically provide ultra-violet protection. They are pretty low maintenance and durable, even during adverse weather conditions. However, you should know that there are some maintenance tasks that will need to be taken care of promptly to avoid big, expensive problems with a built up roof. For example, open joints, small blisters, undulations, and cracks may need to be repaired at various times during the lifetime of your built up roof.

Need a built up roof contractor you can trust?

Guardian Roofs always does the job right. We’ve been Orange County’s go-to roof contractor for over 36 years, and we have partnered with thousands of area businesses over the years to provide all necessary roof services. We’d gladly add your name to our list of highly satisfied commercial roof clients. Whether you’re interested in getting a brand new built up roof or any other kind of roof for your commercial building, you’ll be in excellent hands with Guardian Roofs. Simply give us a call at (714) 633-3619 and we’d be happy to come evaluate your current roof and give you expert recommendations.

Built up roof specialists

Guardian Roofs specializes in built up roofs, so if your commercial property already has one or if you’re thinking of having one installed, there’s only one roof contractor you can really count on – Guardian Roofs. Our roofers have a wealth of experience with built up roofs, and we’re always staying on top of new roof regulations to make sure all the roofs we install are totally up to code 24/7. Plus we only use high quality roof materials from leading manufacturers like Owens Corning and Boral Roofing. Call us at (714) 633-3619 for a free estimate for your next roof project.

Not just built up roofs!

If you own or manage a commercial building and you’re not considering a built up roof, you should still call Guardian Roofs at (714) 633-3619 for all your roof needs throughout Orange County. Our roofers have many years of experience with all kinds of roof materials and roof styles including:

  • Asphalt shingle roofs
  • Wood shake roofs
  • Tile roofs
  • Slate roofs
  • Built up roofs
  • Hot mop roofs
  • Metal roofs
  • Modified roofs
  • Single-ply roofs

Get your free estimate from Guardian Roofs now by calling (714) 633-3619.

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