Memphis Roofing Systems
Built-Up Roofing (BUR) is one of the oldest and most reliable Memphis roofing systems for buildings with low-slope or “flat” roof structures. Started in the 1840s, these roof systems are often referred to as “tar and gravel” roofs. BUR consists of multiple plies of roof felts laminated together with bitumen. BUR consists of bitumen-saturated organic-fiber, fiberglass, or polyester felt. A top-surfacing or a glaze coat of asphalt, aggregate (gravel or slag), fibered, or non-fibered coatings engineered for roof coating, or a granule-surfaced cap sheet.
Affordable Memphis Roofing Systems
There are many Memphis roofing systems that are very affordable. Shingles are one that has a proven track record and great warranties.
BUR may be designed and specified to meet a broad range of building waterproofing applications, depending on the needs of the building owner. These systems range from very basic systems designed to be vigorously maintained to upper-end systems that are constructed to qualify for a manufacturer’s warranty. Roofing manufacturers, working in close coordination with roofing contractors, will write long-term warranties for building owners based on specific design criteria. Some warranties even qualify for decades of “full-value” labor and materials coverage. Kreunen Construction commercial roofing specialists can furnish you with more
details and refer you to one of our many contracting professionals.
Over the years, BUR has earned a great reputation with building owners, architects, engineers, roofing product manufacturers, and commercial roofing contractors. The original cost of a BUR system may be greater than other low-slope applications, but when taking the long view, BUR often comes out a winner. BUR enjoys a track record that is over 150 years old, provides a thick, durable roof covering, may be used in a broad range of building waterproofing applications, and after many years of service may be maintained and repaired for extended life (many other systems must be completely replaced)
Benefits of Built-Up Roofing In Memphis Roofing Systems
- Proven track record of performance
- Broad range of application methods
- Available as part of a fire, wind, and/or hail rated roofing system
- Wide choice of top-surfacing, including “Cool Roofing” options
- With insulation, provides an even better-performing building component
- Superior waterproofing characteristics
- High tensile strength
- Competitive life-cycle cost
- Long-term warranties are available with many BUR Memphis roofing systems