The Built-Up Roof System’s Best Features, and a Few Challenges
The best feature of a built-up roofing system is redundancy. This roof type is “built up” with several layers—each one offering protection if the layer above it becomes damaged. Although built-up roof membranes aren’t as popular today as they once were, they still provide a viable option for new construction and roof replacements.
As we mentioned earlier, this system for flat roofs was more popular in the 1970s, but it’s still around today because it’s rugged, dependable, and long-lasting. This commercial roof is water-resistant, protectant against UV rays, fire-resistant, resilient against wind and rain, and low-maintenance (requiring only one to two annual inspections).
A built-up roof might be the best option if your operation cannot tolerate a roof leak. That includes food manufacturers, museums, and buildings containing high-value items.
At GSM Roofing, we’re here to help you weigh the pros and cons of built-up roof membranes. Get in touch with us today so we can talk about cost, longevity, maintenance, installation, repairs, and more!