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Built-up roofing, commonly known in the industry as BURs, is the standard materials that most of the low-sloped and flat roofs are made out of, and there is a good reason why. These are heavy-duty materials that last longer than other kinds of materials out there. It is made out of bitumen, a mixture of certain hydrocarbons, usually found in petroleum residue. The bitumen layer is generally coated with a gravel layer to make it look good, along with a layer of ply sheets between them.
The ply sheets are usually specialized fabrics, which are made stronger using fiberglass. These sheets are then layered on top of the bitumen layer, which can either be hot and in a liquid state or be cold and in a more viscous form. This step helps bond them together, giving your built up roof a more substantial structure.
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When looking for a contractor, you should make sure that they provide warranties for the roofings they make for you, or it could cost you a high price a few years down the line. A manufacturer warranty should generally cover any defects that might have occurred during the layering of your built up roofing. In addition, the contractor’s warranty should cover any issues that might have caused due to improper installation of your systems. Usually, the contractor’s warranty lasts for anywhere between one and three years. Make sure you perform your due diligence and that you read the National Roofing Contractors Association’s recommendations which cover the topics of such warranties.
You should also make sure that your roof is inspected at least once every year, even if it is being coated regularly, to make sure that any issues arising due to unforeseen circumstances are avoided before they become a huge unavoidable inconvenience in the future.