Phillips Roofing & Restoration
5262 S Staples St
Corpus Christi, TX 78411
(361) 815-3866 jeremy@phillipsroof.com

Built-Up Roofing

Built-up roofing (BUR) has been used in this country for more than a hundred years, and they’re often referred to as “tar and gravel” roofs. They’re built by applying alternating layers of asphalt or tar that are applied to supporting fabrics attached to the roof, and you apply as many of them as you want (with the final layer being covered by stone or gravel). If they’re installed and maintained correctly, a built-up roofing system can last for four decades and can create a waterproof seal that looks seamless.

Built-up roofing is made of four basic elements, which include:

  • A base sheet that’s made of fiberglass or is coated with asphalt.
  • Felts or fabrics that are treated with coal or tar.
  • A bitumen layer that can be made of asphalt, coal, tar, or lap cement.
  • A surfacing component that consists of gravel, asphalt, or any other type of mineral.

You can apply multiple layers of these elements — all of which are laminated together.

built up roofing

Advantages of Built-Up Roofing

A built-up roofing system can give a building a great deal of protection against water damage and ultraviolet radiation, while the top layer makes it more resistant to fire. It doesn’t cost a lot to maintain, and it doesn’t require as much as other types of commercial roofing. It can, however, take a long time to install. And unless you’re using a cold bitumen process, you can be exposed to dangerous fumes. The installation costs for built-up roofing will generally be higher, and some systems are more susceptible to wind and water damage.

Your Choice for Quality Commercial Roofing in the Coastal Bend!

If you have been looking for one of the best commercial roofing contractors in the Coastal Bend, you should consider working with Phillips Roofing and Restoration. We have a team of experts who can complete your commercial roofing project, and we can do it at a price that you can afford. A roof is one of the most critical components of any property, which is why you want to have the job done by a qualified professional.

If you want more information about how we can help you with your next roofing project, get in touch with us today!

Phillips Roofing & Restoration
Roofing in Corpus Christi
5262 S Staples St
Corpus Christi, TX 78411
(361) 815-3866 jeremy@phillipsroof.com
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