Built-up roofing is composed of multiple bitumen surfaces and an aggregate coating layer. There may also be ply sheets that are layers strengthened with organic or fiberglass materials. It is these layers that make this type of commercial roofing more desirable than single-ply membrane roofing.
For more than 100 years, built-up roofing (BUR) has been used on low-slope and flat roofs and continues to be popular today. Also called tar and gravel, BUR is designed for harsh weather conditions like the sun and dry heat of Las Vegas. When properly installed, a commercial built-up roof can last up to 40 years making it an affordable and durable option.
Benefits of Built-Up Roofing
We know you have a commercial roofing option to consider. Whether for a new or existing building, we recommend built-up roofing, and here’s why.
Built-up roofing is seamless and multi-layered so there is less likelihood of damage caused by leaks which means less cost over time. While the installation costs may be more and it may take longer to install than single-ply membrane roofing, it makes long-term sense to consider it as an option.
Over time the roof is subjected to harsh temperatures and monsoon rains. Inevitably, there will be repairs needed. The good news is that with a built-up roof, the repairs are less frequent than with other materials. That said, it is always a good idea to call Weatherguard Construction for a commercial roof inspection.
Built-up roofs are also a good option for energy efficiency because they reflect UV rays rather than absorbing them. That makes the utility bills lower. While this is a great reason to get a built-up roofing for your building, there may be fumes and vapors from the use of tar at the time of installation that can be hazardous, if only for the short-term.
Whether you choose built-up roofing or other materials for your commercial building in Las Vegas, we are confident in the quality of craftsmanship of our roofs. We give each customer a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee in addition to a 10-year warranty.