Built-Up Roofing/BUR Roofing

built up roofingBuilt-up roofing systems are exactly what the name sounds like – a roof comprised of several layers of differing materials built up to provide protection from the constant exposure to the elements. These various layers form a virtually impenetrable barrier that stands up to the tough test of powerful storms. Also, BUR systems are one of the most durable commercial roofing systems available with some built up roofs lasting for 50-70 years.

Becuase of the advanced knowledge of roofing materials and construction that is necessary to properly install your roof, you should always trust a licensed professional to handle all of your repairs and construction. Capital Construction is a full-service construction company, which means that we use specialized techniques and tools to finish your BUR roofing project right the first time. With any roof installation, a proper installation is the most important step towards an effective long lasting roof.

What is a Built-Up Roof?

Multiple layers of tar, gravel and felt form a watertight coating that covers your entire roof protecting it from the harsh Minnesota elements. The modified bitumen asphalt used in BUR roofing makes it pliable and allows it to stretch with your building as the roof fluctuates in size due to extreme temperature changes and foundation shifts. This means that installing a modified bitumen built up roof is an excellent way to protect your building for years.

BUR Roofing Benefits

A correctly installed built up roofing system offers several advantages over other types of roofing materials. These benefits include the following:

  • Proven Effectiveness: Built-up roofs have been used since the late 19th century and continue to be a popular commercial flat roofing option today.
  • Layered Durability: The multiple layers that make up a built up roofing give it added protection against the effects of severe weather and daily wear and tear – enabling your BUR roof last for many years.
  • Waterproof: The many layers of roofing materials combine to create a surface that is watertight – protecting your property from potentially devastating water damage.

Learn more about installing built up roofing in Minneapolis, MN by calling Capital Construction today. Remember, Capital Construction is your Twin Cities BUR roofing contractor.