United Building Experts is an expert installer of built up roofing systems in New England. A built up roofing system is exactly what it sounds like. Multiple layers are built up on top of each other to create one protective membrane. The different layers of a built up roofing system are usually comprised of alternating layers of bitumen and fabrics used to reinforce the membrane.

In some instances built up roofing systems are referred to as tar and gravel roofs, or just simply”BUR”, an acronym for built up roofing. Built up roofing systems in New England have been heavily installed on buildings for over 100 years.

Benefits of Installing a Built Up Roofing System

Cost Effective Roofing Solution

Many building owners install built up roofing systems because they are cost effective. They remain relatively inexpensive throughout their entire lifespan. With a wide range of options building owners can find the right built up roofing system to fit both their building and their budget.

Low Maintenance Roofing System

Built up roofing systems are known to be low maintenance roofing solutions. Our unique roofing service department can make maintenance even easier for you, by taking care of it for you. Read more about our commercial roofing service department.

High Performance Roofing Systems

Built up roofing systems feature a long list of performance benefits, here are a few:

  • Multi Layer protection
  • Good performance in extreme heat and cold
  • Fire and Uplift performance
  • Multiple layers reduce roof leaks
  • Great tensile strength
  • Able to withstand high levels of foot traffic
  • Specific built up roofing systems feature high levels of insulation