gravel layer of a built up roof system on a commercial building

Built Up Roof (BUR) System

First appearing in the mid-1800s, built-up roofing (BUR) consists of layers of asphalt applied in between layers of felt. You may also see it referred to as a “tar and gravel roof.” It’s a classic choice for low-slope roofs, and it’s an affordable option that can last 20-30 years.

  • Constructed with multiple layers of bitumen and reinforcing materials.
  • Exceptional durability and resistance to weathering, UV radiation, and fire.
  • Can be customized with different types of insulation for added energy efficiency.
    Provides sound insulation, reducing noise transmission.
  • Offers a high degree of versatility and customization options.
  • Long lifespan and excellent durability, providing lasting protection against the elements.
  • Superior fire resistance, increasing safety and meeting building code requirements.
  • Excellent insulation properties, reducing heating and cooling costs.
  • Soundproofing capabilities, ensuring a quieter indoor environment.
  • Versatile application options, suitable for a wide range of building styles and designs.

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