A built-up roof often called a BUR roof or Tar and Gravel roof has been used in Vancouver for over 100 years. A BUR roof uses several layers of roofing material, tar and gravel, to provide protection from the elements. Due to the nature of the materials and how they are applied, BUR roofs are usually flat or very slightly sloped.
Though Built-up roofs are tough and long lasting, they are losing popularity in favor of torch-on roofs, where new advances in non-organic materials and technology offer a better and even longer lasting protection.
That being said, for some applications BUR roofs still offer good value and are a valid solution.
At Macbeth Roofing we are skilled at laying down a BUR roof that will stand the test of time. We are also proficient at doing repairs and performing on-going maintenance for existing installations.
Macbeth Roofing has done countless commercial jobs and laid down both built-up roofs and torch-on roofs. Our experienced staff can help you choose the roofing system that best suits your needs.
Put that experience to work for you: give us a call at (604) 593-1044 and we’ll come out to your location and provide a free estimate.