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Exploring Eavestrough Materials and Installation Techniques

BUR Roofing Systems: Things to Know

by Martha Soto

Selecting the best roofing material for your business is all about getting to know the different processes and materials used. You definitely need a roof that is going to involve minimal repairs, but you also need one that is as efficient as it is affordable to maintain. Built-up commercial roofs, sometimes called coal tar roofs, are one logical solution for a lot of business owners. Take a look at some of the things that you should know about built-up roofing systems. 

What is a built-up commercial roof?

Built-up commercial roofs, which are usually referred to as BUR roofs or roofing systems, are made by applying alternating layers of materials to achieve a layered form of protection. For many years, BUR roofs were common on commercial buildings because they worked well on flat roofs and were fairly inexpensive to install. The older versions of BUR roofing were primarily made out of mixtures of asphalt or tar and aggregate. The materials would be layered on until the proper level of protection was achieved, and as the roofing materials deteriorated, they could easily be topped with new layers. 

Are BUR roofs the same as they have always been?

The same old traditional process of tar and aggregate or asphalt and aggregate is still in use in some areas, and it is still considered a really effective way to add a commercial roof. However, modern roofing technology has made way for lighter materials to be used to achieve the same protective effects. For example, PVC bits may be used instead of aggregate because it is far less heavy, which can be a concern on older buildings that may not have a good sturdy roof. You would be far less likely to see a need for a lot of commercial roof repairs with a BUR roof than you would with some other types of roofing commonly used on business structures. 

What are the pros and cons of a BUR roofing system?

BUR roofing systems are really long lasting and relatively inexpensive. However, these roofing systems can also have their downfalls. For instance, the layering technique can add a lot of heft to the rooftop, which is not always ideal. Additionally, sometimes a BUR roof will not fare well in places that have a lot of precipitation because pitting can occur that may lead to leaks. Areas of cold climates can have issues with a BUR roof made of coal tar and aggregate because the tar used can shrink in colder temperatures. 

Reach out to a business such as Moriarty Roofing & Sheet Metal for more information about commercial roofing.