Built-Up Roofing

Thinking of installing built-up roofing? Built-up roofing (BUR) is a testament to the roofing industry’s durability and protection. Revered for its layers of robust material, BUR provides a shield against the harshest elements, ensuring your property remains safe and dry.

Imagine a roofing solution that enhances the longevity of your roof and offers unparalleled leak resistance and thermal efficiency. With built-up roofing, you can enjoy peace of mind knowing your property is safeguarded by a time-tested, multi-layered barrier.

Ready to experience the benefits of built-up roofs for yourself? Contact us today to explore your options and get a custom solution tailored to your needs!

Types of Built-Up Roofs

  1. Traditional Hot-Mopped Asphalt BUR: This classic method involves hot-mopping asphalt between layers of roofing felts, creating a durable, waterproof membrane.
  3. Cold-Applied BUR Systems: These utilize cold-applied adhesives, eliminating the need for hot asphalt and kettles, offering a safer and cleaner installation process.
  5. Modified Bitumen BUR: Incorporating modified bitumen layers, this type of BUR enhances flexibility and resistance to UV rays and temperature fluctuations.
  7. Ballasted BUR: Utilizes loose gravel or slag to protect the roofing material from UV exposure, adding an extra layer of durability.

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Discover the Advantages of Choosing Built-Up Roofing Systems

  • Longevity and Durability: The multiple layers in BUR roofing systems provide exceptional protection against the elements, ensuring long-term performance.
  • Protection from Water Intrusion: Multiple layers mean that even if one is compromised, others continue to protect the structure from water intrusion.
  • Various Options to Choose From: BUR systems offer diverse choices to meet specific roofing needs, from hot-mopped to cold-applied.
  • Improved Energy Efficiency: Reflective cap sheets in some BUR systems can significantly reduce heat absorption, lowering internal temperatures and energy costs.

Professional BUR Roofing Installation for Lasting Protection

Our installation process begins with a sturdy base sheet over the cover board, followed by sequential application of asphalt and ply sheets for optimum protection on roofs.

We use high-quality roofing felts, fiberglass, and asphalt to ensure your roof’s resilience against weather and wear. Every BUR roofing installation is tailored to the structure’s needs, ensuring the best fit and protection.

1: Initial Consultation and Roof Assessment

  • Understanding Your Needs: We start by discussing your specific roofing needs, preferences, and challenges your structure may present.
  • Comprehensive Roof Evaluation: Our experts thoroughly examine your existing roof surface and structure to determine the best BUR system for your property.

2: Choosing Materials and Design

  • Selecting High-Quality Materials: We guide you in choosing the right roofing materials, from roofing felts to ply sheets, ensuring they meet your building’s needs and longevity requirements.
  • Custom Design Plan: Based on the assessment, we create a tailored design plan that outlines the type of BUR roof system (hot-mopped, cold-applied, modified bitumen, etc.) best suited for your building.

3: Preparing the Roof Surface

  • Safe and Efficient Site Preparation: Our contractors prepare the roof surface, ensuring it’s clean, dry, and debris-free. This includes removing any old roofing material if necessary.
  • Installation of Insulation or Cover Board: We install a robust insulation layer or cover board, which serves as the foundation for the BUR system, providing thermal efficiency and a smooth base for installation.

4: Installing the Base Sheet

  • Securing the Base Layer: The base sheet is carefully installed over the insulation, typically using mechanical fasteners. This layer acts as the primary waterproofing barrier.

5: Applying Asphalt and Ply Sheets

  • Layering Process: We begin the layering process by applying an asphalt layer over the base sheet. Then, a ply sheet is laid down, either embedded in hot asphalt or adhered with cold-applied adhesive.
  • Repeating Layers: This process is repeated, adding multiple layers of asphalt and ply sheets to build up the roof’s thickness and durability.

6: Final Surfacing

  • Top Coat Application: The final step involves applying a flood coat of asphalt or a mineral-surfaced cap sheet, depending on your chosen BUR system.
  • Adding Protective Coatings: We also offer reflective coatings for UV protection and energy efficiency, enhancing the longevity and performance of your roof.

7: Quality Inspection and Cleanup

  • Thorough Inspection: Once installation is complete, our team conducts a detailed inspection to ensure every aspect of the roof meets our high standards and your expectations.
  • Site Cleanup: We ensure the work site is left clean and debris-free, respecting your property and ensuring a safe environment.

8: Post-Installation Support to Improve Durability

  • Customer Walkthrough: We walk you through the completed project, explaining the features of your new BUR system and answering any questions.
  • Ongoing Maintenance Support: Clearview Roofing offers ongoing maintenance and support to ensure your BUR roof remains in top condition for years.

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Vicky Salcedo-Soriano

Eric was amazing and amiable! Also very professional, answered all our questions, respectfully and politely and not at all intimidating. We called the Company to help with an urgent roof inspection and they responded immediately and accommodated our availability. We will be definitely using their services for roof installation!

Andrew Williams

I use Clearview Roofing for all my roofing needs and recently needed a gutter replaced. I called them on Monday, they completed the job on Wednesday and did a great job as usual. Kevin and the team are always very responsive and can be relied on to do a great job at a fair price.

Frederick Seifried

CLEARVIEW Roofing repaired the white aluminum fascia molding that blew off with the recent storm we had. I called and spoke to Chris. After talking to him on the telephone I texted him photos of the aluminum that needed to be replaced. In no time he responded with an estimate that was fair and reasonable. A crew arrived the next day to do the work. Great Job!! Well done! I highly recommend Clearview Roofing!!

Effective Maintenance Strategies for Your BUR Roof Systems

  • Regular Inspections: Routine checks to identify and address any wear or damage early, prolonging the life of your BUR roof.
  • Prompt Repairs: Addressing issues immediately to prevent water intrusion and further damage.
  • Cleaning and Upkeep: Removing debris and ensuring drainage systems are clear to maintain the roof’s integrity and functionality.

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Frequently Asked Questions

A BUR system, known for its layers of protection, offers exceptional durability and longevity. Unlike some other roofing systems, it provides superior leak resistance and is well-suited for withstanding harsh weather conditions.

BUR roofs consist of multiple layers of bitumen and reinforcing fabrics, creating a finished membrane, which is more robust than single-layer options. This multi-layered approach enhances the roof’s strength and durability, making it ideal for areas with extreme weather conditions.

A professional roofing contractor brings expertise in handling the complexities of BUR installations and roofs maintenance. Their specialized skills ensure that your built-up roof is installed correctly and maintained efficiently, maximizing lifespan and performance.

Regular inspections, timely repairs, and proper maintenance are crucial roofing services for BUR systems. These services help in the early detection of issues and prolong the roof’s life, ensuring it remains a reliable protective layer for your property.

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