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Built-Up Roofing Systems

Time Tested Performance

Built-Up Roofing systems (tar and gravel) inherent redundancies forming the most reliable roofing system for buildings with low-slope roofs. In use since 1840, BUR systems consist of multiple plies of roof felts made of bitumen-saturated organic fiber, fiberglass, or polyester felt laminated together with bitumen.  The system is assembled onsite by lapping the piles and bitumen in several layers. Then covered with a surface coating called a cap sheet to create the multi-layer water impervious membrane.

BROAD RANGE OF APPLICATIONS

RAMCON assembles BUR systems to meet a broad range of designs. Over the years, we have installed tens of millions of square feet of both hot applied (with hot asphalt) and cold applied (with cold process adhesives) roofing systems. Our clients choose BUR because of its low cost of ownership, limited maintenance requirements, and ability to withstand foot traffic.

LONG TERM WARRANTY OPTIONS

BUR Roofing Systems have proven their reliability over its 150-year history. In fact, there are more BUR roofing systems installed on low slope roofing systems than any other type of roofing system in Florida. BUR systems installed by RAMCON qualify for long-term warranties up to 30 years.

SUPERIOR WATERPROOFING

The multiple layers created in the assembly result in a waterproof membrane capable of providing reliable protection from the elements.

WIDE CHOICE OF TOP SURFACING

BUR systems top surfacing have an extensive array of options and application methods to protect the membrane from solar radiation and fire protection. The cap sheets are available in light colors to reflect heat. Top coatings options engineered for BUR roofing include glaze coat of asphalt, aggregate (gravel or slag), fiber, non-fibered, and granule-surfaced cape sheets.

LONG LIFECYCLE COST

Given their extensive service life and low cost of ownership, BUR Roofing Systems enjoy one of the lowest lifetime costs of any system available. Inherently resistant to damage, high wind uplifts, and the ability to withstand foot traffic, BUR remains among the most dependable systems available.

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