Built-up roofs have withstood the test of time. Used in the United States for more than a century, it is a multi-ply roofing system used on buildings with flat or low-slope roofs. Multiple layers of felts, fabrics or mats are saturated with either asphalt or coal tar pitch. Crushed gravel or a weather-resistant coating is then applied to guard against premature weathering.
While newer, single-ply roofing systems have gained in popularity, built-up roofs still offer a number of benefits thanks to product and material improvements, among them:
Durability: The multiple layers provide reinforcement and protection, reducing the risk of leaks. Each ply contains a mat of glass fiber reinforcement, ensuring a tough and long-lasting structure.
Water Resistant: Nothing compares to asphalt when it comes to making a roof water resistant. Built-up roofs are suited for harsh climates with severe weather.
Easy Installation & Maintenance: Unlike single-ply roofing systems, built-up roofs can be installed without using ballast or fasteners. They are also economical to maintain, and repairs can be accomplished with conventional, time-proven materials, giving the roof an extended service life.
ROOFCORP has vast experience with built-up roofing systems, guaranteeing workmanship and quality that will last for years to come. Contact us today to learn how this time-proven roofing system can meet your needs.