Does your commercial property have a built up roof? Built up roofs have been used in the U.S. for over 100 years. They’re referred to with the acronym BUR, and they’re often referred to as “tar and gravel” roofs. BUR systems are almost always composed of alternating layers of bitumen and reinforcing fabrics, creating a finished membrane. Built up roofs can be applied directly to roof decks or insulation.
The reinforcing fabrics used in built p roofs are call roofing felts or ply sheets. Roofing felts are reinforced with either glass-fiber or organic mats. Felts are produced in a standard width of 36 inches and a metric width of about one meter. The bitumen is almost always asphalt, cold tar, or cold-applied adhesive. Asphalt is a petroleum product that’s refined from crude oil, whereas coal tar is derived from the distillation of coal.
Advantages of built-up roofs
Built-up roofing is the most popular material used on low-slope roofs. There are many advantages of using built-up roofs including:
- Built-up roofs provide impeccable waterproofing and ultra-violet protection
- Built-up roofs require very little maintenance
- Built-up roofs are highly resistant to weather damage
Built-up roof repairs
Even the best roofs require some maintenance and repairs as time goes by. Common repair needs for built up roofs include:
- Repair open joints
- Repair small blisters
Built-up roof experts
If you have a built-up roof, the good news is that there’s a roof company right here in Orange county that specializes in built-up roofs. We can handle all your built-up roof needs including maintenance, repair, and new installations, too. We’ve been many company’s go-to resource for all their built up roof needs for many years, and we’d be proud to add you to our ever-growing list of highly satisfied clients. Call us today to schedule a free evaluation of your built-up roof. If our expert roofers find any issues with your roof, we’ll gladly provide you with a written estimate you can really count on. We’re also happy to answer any questions you have about your built-up roof.
We can handle all your commercial roof needs
We know that when your commercial roof needs to be repaired, you might feel nervous about calling a roof repair company. But you should know that the longer you wait, the more it’ll cost you. Don’t delay a single day – call Guardian Roofs with all your commercial roof needs. We strive to reply to all client communications within 24 hours, and we’ll send a roof technician right over as soon as we can to resolve your roof issue. Our top priority is the safety and integrity of your commercial building, so you’re in excellent hands with Guardian Roofs. No matter how big or small your roof project may be, you’ll be treated as a top priority by everyone at Guardian Roofs. After nearly 3 decades in the roof industry, Guardian Roofs knows exactly how to provide you with accurate, all-inclusive estimates for all your roof needs – call us at (714) 633-3619 today.