If you know a little bit about flat roofing systems, you probably heard or read about the abbreviation “BUR.” BUR roofing (which is short for built-up roofing) is one of the most common types of roofing systems used by commercial roofers in Denver when installing low-slope and flat roofs. This type of roofing is made from alternating layers of bitumen (asphalt) and various reinforcing materials designed to promote durability and long term resilience.
The great thing about using this type of roof on a low slope or flat roof is that it creates a virtually permanent seal. Unlike in the case of higher slopes, where the construction has to be adapted to the slope to generate an appropriate seal, and flashing has to be used to enhance and consolidate the seal to prevent any leaks, bitumen and BUR roofing systems don’t need any of that. The various layers press upon each other, and modern day BUR systems also use an additional, highly resilient insulation layer that enhances their energy efficiency.
Basically speaking, if you’re looking for a low slope roofing design that will withstand strong impacts, water damage, fires and large temperature fluctuations, BUR roofs would be considered one of your best choices by far. Just contact your local commercial Denver roofing experts, and they can tell you precisely how to make sure you get the best value for your money.