What is a built up roof?

What is a built up roof?

A built up roof is a roof that has more than one layer of material. This type of roof is often used in areas that experience a lot of snow or rain, as it can help to protect the building from water damage. A built-up roof can also be more aesthetically pleasing, and can last longer than a standard roof.


They are typically made from asphalt, gravel, or tar. Built-up roofing is a popular choice for commercial and industrial buildings, as it can be customized to meet the specific needs of the building. 

Built up roofs are also used on residential homes, though they are not as common. The roofing can be installed by a professional roofing company, or the homeowner can do it themselves. 

This type of roof requires less maintenance than other types of roofs, and they can last for many years. 

When a built up roof needs to be replaced, the entire roof does not need to be replaced. Only the top layer of material needs to be removed and replaced. This makes built up roofs a more cost-effective option in the long run. 

If you are considering a built up roof for your home or business, contact a professional roofing company to discuss your options.

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