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Benefits of
Built-Up Roofing


  • Competitive cost over life
    of roof (20-30 years)
  • Multi-layer protection for
    superb tensile strength
  • Thermal performance
  • Withstands high roof
    traffic
  • Ease of repair and low
    maintenance
  • Wide choice of surfacings,
    including Cool Roofing options

Best Buy for the Long Haul


Built-Up Roofing (BUR) is one of the oldest, most reliable roofing systems for commercial buildings with low-slope roof structures. Introduced in the 1840s, BUR systems are often referred to as “tar and gravel” roofs. Typically, BUR systems include several layers (or plies) of bitumen-saturated fiberglass felt, a top coating of asphalt and aggregate (gravel) or a granular-surfaced cap sheet.

BUR systems have stood the test of time — earning a great reputation among building owners, property managers, architects, engineers and specifiers, as well as roofing manufacturers and contractors. The original cost of a BUR system may be slightly higher than other lowslope applications, but when you consider its durability and longevity, it’s money well spent.

At R.D. Bean, Inc. we’ve been installing BUR systems for over 40 years, using the latest equipment and technology. To discuss your next Built-Up Roofing project, contact us at 1-800-242-8736 or send us an e-mail.