Built-Up Roofing Systems That Won’t Bust the Budget

At AWOC, we’re all about making ordinary roofing projects an extraordinary experience for the companies and municipalities we serve and the general contractors who choose us as a partner.

Installing or revamping a built-up roofing system — BUR, as it’s known in the industry — might be the most ordinary project a commercial roofing contractor can undertake. These multi-layered roofing systems have been popular all over the globe for more than a century, shielding the low-slope roofs of shopping centers, schools, hospitals, and much more from the damaging effects of the elements.

Any roofing company can build you a built-up roof. But if you want an energy-efficient roof that’s built to last, built fast, and won’t have you reaching too deep in the company coffers, you’ve got to call AWOC.

Our 30 years of experience handling prestigious projects for high-powered clientele have made us an unquestioned industry leader. We retain that status by constantly evolving, employing new technologies and methods to improve our workflow, which saves you money.

Contact us to find out more about our services and experience what makes us stand out from the crowd.

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What is a Built-Up Roofing System?

Built-up roofing systems, as the name suggests, start with a base coat of asphalt, or bitumen, and are “built up” from there.

The bitumen can be affixed using either hot or cold process methods. Once in place, it is topped with a varying number of tiers, called “plies,” of reinforcing material, and then a final surface layer of aggregate, typically gravel or stone. These roofing systems offer an ideal combination of insulation and weatherproofing protection for commercial, industrial, and municipal buildings.

Benefits of a Built-Up Roofing System

Here are just a few reasons why built-up roofing systems have been so popular for so long:

  • Energy efficiency — Layers of strong insulation made from modern materials can keep extreme temperatures out and cut down on overall energy costs, in any season.
  • Lifespan — Depending on the materials used in construction, built-up roofing systems can last up to 40 years.
  • Continuous seal — Unlike a sloped roof that can use individual, unsealed shingles to get rid of excess moisture, flat roofs need a strong, continuous seal to keep water from collecting and seeping into the building.
  • Safety — With a protective surface layer of gravel or stone, the roof is safe to access for repairs, maintenance work, or any other purpose.

If you’re looking to construct or repair a built-in roofing system on your property, or to subcontract work to an experienced professional, let the experts at AWOC show you why we’re the Hispanic-owned contractor for the job. Give us a call today to discuss your plans.