The benefits of a built-up roof
A built-up roof, also known as a tar and gravel roof, is a popular choice for commercial and industrial buildings in Maryland. At Apex Roofing and Construction, we have seen firsthand the numerous benefits of a built-up roof.
First and foremost, a built-up roof is highly durable. It is made up of layers of bitumen, a type of asphalt, and roofing felt, which are reinforced with layers of gravel or other protective material. This construction makes it resistant to harsh weather conditions such as high winds and heavy rain, as well as punctures and tears. In fact, a properly installed built-up roof can last up to 30 years or more with proper maintenance.
In addition to its durability, a built-up roof is also energy efficient. The layers of insulation and reflective material used in its construction help to keep the building cool in the summer and warm in the winter, leading to lower energy costs.
Another benefit of a built-up roof is its versatility. It can be installed on a variety of different building structures and can be customized to fit the specific needs of the building and its owner. For example, a built-up roof can be designed to accommodate solar panels or other rooftop features.
At Apex Roofing and Construction in Maryland, we have a team of experienced and certified professionals who are skilled in the installation and maintenance of built-up roofs. We prioritize customer satisfaction and strive to deliver top-quality work every time. If you are considering a built-up roof for your commercial or industrial building, give us a call to schedule a consultation