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Built-Up Roofing Systems are usually installed using hot asphalt. It has good waterproofing characteristics but suffers from a loss of ductility after prolonged exposure to UV.
Built Up Roof Maintenance
Annual built up roof maintenance involves inspecting and repairing penetrations like vents, pipes or ductwork. These penetrations can open up and may need to be re-sealed periodically. Additionally, repairs seams and flashings should be made. Blisters or delaminations should be cut off and repaired immediately since they will leak over time.
Built Up Roof Repair
Learn how to make spot repairs to your built up roof. Serviceable repairs will save you money when it is time for the roof to be coated.
Built Up Roof Coating
Our step by step pictures shows you the entire roof coating process. See for yourself!
Built Up Roof Restoration Specification
Add 10 or more years to your built up roof with our built up roof restoration system. Get a seamless roof without costly tear off and disruption. Stop roof leaks and prevent further degradation.
Common Problems with Built Up Roofing
Problems with built up roofs can be corrected with minimal expense if detected early.
Cracking of a built up roof producing a pattern similar to an alligator's hide.
Alligatoring is the cracking of the surfacing bitumen on a bituminous roof or coating on a SPF roof, producing a pattern of cracks similar to an alligator's hide; the cracks may not extend completely through the surfacing bitumen or coating.
Blistering Raised areas of the built up roof membrane where pockets of air and moisture are present.
Retention of water on a low-slope or flat roof caused by inadequate roof drainage or structural deflection.
Deterioration of a built up roof caused by exposure to weather. Thermal expansion, acid rain and UV exposure all contribute of weathering.
WHAT'S A BUILT UP ROOF?
A built-up roof or BUR is a class of low-slope roof that consist of layers of reinforcing felt between either asphalt or coal tar bitumen.
A lot of old buildings with nearly-flat or flat roofs are topped with built-up roofing made from layers of asphalt-coated roofing felt. The top layer is usually covered with rock or gravel, which serves as a ballast to hold the roofing material down and protect it from UV damage. Built-Up Roofs with gravel surfacing are also known as Tar and Gravel roofs. Typical lifespan of a built-up roof is 10 to 20 years depending on weather conditions.
TYPES OF BUILT UP ROOF
Smooth Built Up
Ballasted Built Up
Tar and Gravel
COOL ROOF INCENTIVES
Cool Roof Rebates and Tax Deductions can help defray the costs of a roof coating application.
REFLECTIVITY OF BUR
The solar reflectivity of BURs depends on the color of the surface layer. Four BUR surfacing options are aggregate, smooth, mineral cap, and protective coating.
Black asphalt roofs can reach 180°F or more in the summer. The heat load of a black roof can severely degrade the performance of airconditioning equipment.
Elastomeric coatings provide the highest reflectivity and is a very popular option for building owners. Leaks in built up roofs are difficult to isolate and a seamless roof coating system is the best alternative to roof replacement. White roof coatings can reflect up to 90% of the heat from the sun.
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