Built-Up Roofing (BUR)

If you’re looking for a durable, cost effective flat roofing system that can stand up to major storms and general wear and tear without needing replacement, built-up roofing is a great choice, especially when it’s installed by trusted local commercial roofers. In Pittsburgh PA, Evans Roofing and Gutters is that trusted roofing company. 

How Built-Up Roofing (BUR) Protects Commercial Buildings

  • What is Built-Up Roofing (BUR)?

    Sometimes called a tar and gravel roof, this type of flat roofing system consists of layers of bitumen (the tar) and fireproof fabric, and then topped with fine mineral granules (the gravel). These layers are built up to create a durable roofing that is strong enough to last for years and can be repaired or improved with other flat roofing options like silicone roof coatings or TPO roofing membranes.

  • Benefits of Built-Up Roofing

    • Safe – Many flat roofs are walked on by maintenance crews for HVAC systems or signage, and BUR provides stability and traction to keep contractors safe. 
    • Highly Durable – If storms toss debris around or big hail pounds your area, a BUR flat roof will stand up to flat roof damage that would destroy other types of roofing materials.
    • Long-Lasting – Every layer in a built up roof adds more years to its life, so it can last for decades.
    • Insulating – The most BUR layers include an insulating layer, and the other layers just add more insulation. 
    • Lower Energy Costs – With insulation and the choice of top layer to reflect sunlight, your BUR reduces heat transfer and lowers HVAC costs. 

Evans Roofing and Gutters: Built-Up Roofing Experts in Pittsburgh PA


Looking for a durable flat roofing system in Pittsburgh PA? Evans Roofing and Gutters Inc is the roofing company with the most experience with flat roofing solutions. We’ll work closely with business owners or property managers to find just the right flat roofing option for their building. Because we use only the highest rated roofing materials, you can trust that a built-up roof from Evans Roofing and Gutters will protect your assets for years.

Ready to get the best flat roofing system out there? Contact us today for a consultation!

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