What is Built-up Roofing?

Built-up roofing (BUR) is the most popular material for low-slope roofs. If you are looking for commercial roofing CT, this is one of your better choices. Unfortunately, some companies who have performed commercial flat roof repair have made roofs with a lower slope than they should have, given the various weather extremes prevalent in the area.

choate-logan-monroeBuilt-up is made of several layers of bitumen surfaces, and is finished off with an aggregate layer. Each layer is called a “ply sheet,” and each ply sheet is about 36 inches wide. Types of built-up roofing include:

  • Asphalt
  • Ballasted asphalt
  • Gravel
  • Coal tar

Why Use Built-up Roofing?

Although it costs more to install initially, built-up roofing offers a number of benefits over existing low-slope roofs, including excellent waterproofing, UV protection, a low amount of ongoing maintenance, an ability to handle long-term weather extremes, and a low cost of maintenance. In addition, ballasted asphalt works better than many other varieties of BUR because of its better ability to prevent the spread of fire.

Built-up roofs have only now come into more popular use, even though they’ve already been around in the US for more than a century.

Commercial Built Up Roofing & Warranties

If you choose to purchase BUR, keep in mind that two warranties will be available. The first is on the commercial roofing in CT company’s actual product, which covers any defects in the manufacture of the BUR. Second, the contractor will offer a warranty regarding his workmanship. No industry standard exists for either of these warranties, so you have to compare and contrast the offers available in your region.

Contact David Nietch for an R.C.A. and/or Commercial Roofing Quote

Commercial Roofing Services in Connecticut

For over 90 years, Eagle Rivet has helped thousands of businesses and organizations with:

  • New roof construction
  • Roof repairs
  • Re-roofing
  • Roof renovation
  • Retrofitting
  • Remodeling
  • Preventative maintenance
  • Roof leak repair
  • Waterproofing
  • Flat roofing
  • Metal roofing
  • Tin roofing
  • Copper roofing
  • Asphalt roofing
  • Rubber roofing
  • Flat roofing repair
  • EPDM roofing
  • PVC roofing
  • Thermoset Membrane roofing
  • Thermoplastic Membrane roofing
  • Modified Bitumen Membrane roofing
  • Commercial roofing repairs
  • Roofing shingles
  • Roof truss
  • Roof insulation
  • Roof cladding
  • Timber cladding

Eagle Rivet Roofing has the solution to all of your roofing needs and to request a free Roof Condition Analysis contact us today!

Eagle Rivet Roof Service – Roofing Partners You Can Trust

Our skilled roofing contractors are fully licensed and insured. Our company has years of working with all of the major roofing manufacturers that have BUR roofing products, like: Carlisle SynTec, CertainTeed, GAF-Elk, Tamko, Firestone, Owens Corning, Johns Manville, Sika Sarnafil, Fabral, Soprema, Polyglass, Durolast, and more.

Review our Roofing References page for more information about many of these manufacturers and the relationship we’ve forged with them.

We have pictures and summaries of over 50 commercial roofing projects on our website, no other company in Connecticut can show you as many large-scale, relevant projects!


Leak Repair

Our commercial roofing division
designs, builds, maintains and completes
industrial and flat roof projects
covering all of Connecticut.

Roof Waterproofing

Preventative Maintenance is the
best way to achieve maximum
performance and longevity to your
existing roofing system.

Flat Roof Repair

We work closely with General Contractors,
Roof Consultants and/or Building Owners
to achieve the common goal
of a high quality re-roof application.

Call for Emergency Roof Repair

Call the number at the top of the page for the office closest to you for 24/7 emergency roof repair services for your
home, commercial or facility roofs in immediate distress.

Built Up Commercial Roofing Projects

Demand The Best From Your Roofing Contractor!

We tell you exactly what to expect from expert roofing contractors like ourselves. You deserve nothing less!

Eagle Rivet is committed to the highest levels of customer communication and accuracy in estimates. We appreciate your business!

Send Inquiry