Firestone Modified Bitumen Roofing Systems provide architects, contractors, and building owners with the ability to design new roofs or re-roof systems that fit a variety of climates, environments, and applications. Material flexibility easily adapts to building movement while simple, economical installation options help save time and money.
But—what is BUR roofing exactly, and how can it offer such a variety of benefits?
As a system, built-up roofing (BUR) is a type of asphalt roofing that has been around for more than 100 years. It is one of the most common materials used on low-slope or flat roofs. Despite the system's established history, BUR technology continues to progress, especially in the hands of Firestone engineers, chemists, and technicians who develop and test the latest roofing advancements.
Firestone offers Ply IV (4) and Ply VI (6) asphalt impregnated, glass fiber mat reinforced roofing felts that can be installed in multiple layers with a flood coat and aggregate. They can also be used in combination with modified bitumen. Ply IV (4) and Ply VI (6) felts offer excellent durability and ease of application when constructing Firestone Built-Up Roofing (BUR) Systems.
BUR tends to be a preferred solution for low slope roofs, as it provides a continuous sealed surface to resist water penetration effectively.
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