Built-Up Roofs

West Palm Beach’s Premier Built-Up Roofing Service

West Palm Beach's Premier Built-Up Roofing Service

Built-up roofing (BUR), which is also known as “tar and gravel” roofing, has one of the most solid reputations in the commercial roofing market. While it has been common for some time, it is still a complicated process that requires finesse. Our roofers at Neal Roofing and Waterproofing have the skills, training, tools, and expertise necessary to complete a BUR installation that will help to protect your building against damages, severe weather conditions, fire, and other events which might have an adverse impact on your structure.

​Built-Up Roofing Advantages

There are many reasons why BUR roofing is one of the go-to options for commercial roofing. While it is a popular commercial roofing technique, it does require skilled expertise in order to ensure a job well done. Neal Roofing and Waterproofing is familiar with this and other commercial roofing techniques so you can rest assured your commercial roof is in good hands.

The main advantages of a BUR roof are as follows:

  • Exceptional durability. Its multiple layers ensure that BUR roofs are built to endure a lot, from harsh weather to general wear and tear.
  • Resistant to extreme winds.
  • Seamless and waterproof. The continuous solid surface does not require seams, which seals off the areas that are most likely to leak over time.
  • UV Ray reflection. Provides protection from ultraviolet rays. This also functions as a cooling mechanism for the building.
  • Low maintenance. There is very minimal upkeep and maintenance needed after it is installed.

Components of Built-Up Roofs

The defining feature of built-up roofs is its multiple layers of materials, which are laminated together to give the roofing its durability. These multiple layers consist of the following:

Base sheet

The base sheet is the foundational layer and is usually made of fiberglass, asphalt coated organic sheet, or asphalt coated venting sheet.

Felts or fabrics

Coal or tar saturated This layer is made up of organic felt, cotton fabric or burlap that has been saturated in coal or tar.

Bitumen

The most common material used for the bitumen layer is asphalt, but this can also include coal tar or lap cement.

Surfacing component

This outermost level consists of gravel, asphalt or minerals. This can also be topped with a reflective coating.

Ready to Make the Switch to a BUR System?

Neal Roofing and Waterproofing is West Palm Beach’s #1 choice for affordable, reliable commercial roofing services. Whether it be flat roofing, single-ply membrane, or multi-family roofs, you can count on Neal Roofing And Waterproofing. Speak to us today for your commercial roofing needs.

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  • Avatar Noha Saleh ★★★★★ 9 months ago
    Amazing family owned company! They went above and beyond in getting my roof and interior damage fixed. Their attention to detail and speed at which they installed the roof without compromise in the quality exceeded expectations. I recommend … More Neal roofing without reservations and would use them again in a heart beat. If you want quality, communication, fair pricing, and a beautiful new roof then I strongly recommend Neal Roofing.
  • Avatar yingcai wang ★★★★★ a year ago
    After interviewing 3 different roofing repair companies, I hired Neal Roofing company to fix my roof leaking. Jake is an AMAZING project manager! He found the leak quickly and provided the estimation reasonably. His team is extremely courteous, … More responsive, and knowledgeable. Their work is prompt and professional. They will not give up until your roof problem is 100% fixed!! Great job I highly recommend it.
  • Avatar Chloe Burns ★★★★★ a month ago
    I am quite pleased that I chose Neal Roofing and Waterproofing. Their craftsmanship was impeccable. My roof looks fantastic. They were also really nice and made it a point to ensure that I was completely satisfied with everything that was … More done. They walked me across my roof and described everything that had been done to verify that everything was done correctly. They also went over the advantages of their roofing systems, which was really helpful. It gave me confidence that my roof would last for many years. Thank you very much!
  • Avatar Thomas Bottiglia ★★★★★ 4 months ago
    Two things that come to mind is Professional and Honest. This was our first time having to get our roof replaced and Neal Roofing made the entire process easy for us to understand. From dealing with inspections, to choosing the correct … More tiles, there entire staff were great and delivered what they promised. We primarily dealt with Seth and he was awesome!If you’re thinking about using them for a future project, I highly recommend them, you won’t be disappointed!
  • Avatar Melonie Catalano ★★★★★ 7 months ago
    Andrew Neal at Neal Roofing and Waterproofing was a pleasure to do business with. His expertise on roof inspections, help in choosing new quality roof tiles, installation and acquiring all roofing materials in an honest and upfront manner … More put us at ease throughout the whole process. His great crew headed by Benny was neat and efficient, making sure everything was cleaned up at the end of each day while roofing installation was occurring. We have gotten so many compliments on our beautiful roof from our neighbors. Overall, a great experience!
  • Avatar Jennifer Robertson ★★★★★ 3 weeks ago
    Seth examined my roof issue and repaired it correctly the first time! There aren't many honest people left these days. He simply did what he said he would do and did not try to upsell me on a new roof. This time, I definitely saved … More money. Apparently, I only have a few years left. And he stated that he would be pleased to return to assist me in extending the life of my roof. I don't usually post reviews, but he deserves to be acknowledged. Thank you one more.
  • Avatar Moshe Schaefer ★★★★★ a month ago
    Their crew has just finished replacing the roof on our semi-detached property. Every day begins on time. The speed with which they completed the task and the quality of their handiwork were both exceptional. The communication was excellent … More throughout the process, and the lads are all extremely personable and nice. The roof looks fantastic. Many thanks to Taylor and the rest of the crew. I wholeheartedly suggest it.

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