Built-Up Roofing

Built-Up Roofing in Toronto

Built-Up Roofing in Toronto

Built-up roofing is one of the most popular and most durable roofing options available today. Flat Roofers Toronto offers a full-range of flat roofing services including installation, replacement and repair of built-up roofing systems. We have been providing quality roofing in Toronto for over 18 years. As a local Toronto roofing company, we take pride in what we do that is why we always make sure to exhibit the premium craftsmanship, professionalism and customer service with each and every job. 

What is Built-up Roofing?

Built-up roofing is often called BUR or “tar and gravel” roofing. Basically, the roofing material is layered from the bottom to the top, thus the term “built-up. If the roof is made of wood, a base layer like a rosin sheet or base sheet is mechanically fastened on the roof deck before layering the roofing material. In case of steel roof decks, the material can be fully adhered to roof decks provided the steel is at least 22-gauge.

Once the base layer is secure, layers of fiberglass matting or organic felt saturated in bitumen or polymers called a membrane is adhered to the roof, alternating it with bitumen. This is built up into three or four layers, alternating membrane with bitumen or tar which serves as a laminating layer. The asphalt also acts as a waterproofing layer, adding to the durability and weatherability of a built up roof. It is then topped off with a surfacing layer or top layer which can be made of asphalt, gravel or slag. Sometimes a granule-surfaced cap sheet is also used.

​The layers of membrane, bitumen and minerals make built-up roofing systems extremely durable and can withstand even the harshest weather. Installed properly, BUR can resist wind, hail, snow and even UV rays. It offers excellent insulation, making it an energy efficient choice that can lower heating and cooling costs. Perhaps one of the most important benefits of a BUR system is the redundancy it provides due to its multiple layers. Built-up roofing systems in Toronto are time and weather tested. 

Toronto Roofing Experts: Flat Roofers Toronto

Here at Flat Roofers Toronto, we use only the best materials in the market to guarantee a long lasting roofing system. Since we often buy our materials in bulk, we can get them at wholesale price allowing us to offer our clients with the best quality roofing at a reasonably fair price. 

Our team of roofing specialists are fully certified, highly experienced and go through continuous training on roofing system installation and maintenance. This allows us to provide premium quality roofing solutions, offer guaranteed work on top of the warranties covered by manufacturer.

As an expert in built-up roofing in Toronto,  we have been providing residential, commercial and industrial roofing for quite a while and know what it takes to finish a job on schedule and within budget. If you are looking for a reliable roofing in Toronto, you can count on us.

For more information on built-up roofing in Toronto, you may reach us at 647-560-0376 or leave a message on this page to get a FREE estimate. 


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