Built-Up Roof System

Since the 1840’s, a built-up roof has been one of the most reliable roof systems to install. Originally called composition roofing, it provides an exceptional waterproofing protection and also blocks UV rays. There are several different types of built-up roof systems for a wide range of applications. This roofing type is especially popular on buildings with low-slope roofs. Royal Roofing has the experience and skill to provide you with an affordable and high quality built-up roof system.

Long Lasting Protection

Built-up roofing is one of the oldest methods to install a new roof. It has many great features to waterproof and reinforce the roof, as well as the surfacing which provides exceptional protection. Those seeking a low maintenance roofing system should consider a built-up system, and rest easy knowing maintenance costs are also minimal over the life of the roof. Built-up roof systems have a long service life that varies depending on your location, weather conditions, foot traffic, materials used, and the conditions under which the roof was installed. The type and slope of your roof can also be a factor. Under ideal conditions, a 3-ply built up roof should last for a minimum of 20 years, and a 5-ply should last for at least 25 years.

A built up roof consists of:

Several layers of bitumen surfaces called ply-sheets. Typically made up of bitumen-saturated felt, coated felt, polyester felt, or other types of fabrics, the material is layered and sometimes reinforced with fiberglass mats or organic mats. Also available, some built-up roofs include a rigid insulation material that is integrated into the layers. The layers are then finished with a coating to protect them, and your roof. The surfacing is typically asphalt, aggregate (gravel or slag), or emulsion (a granule surfaced cap sheet).

Royal Roofing is your professional and highly qualified roofing company serving the Twin Cities and surrounding areas. We provide years of experience and the best service and quality in the industry. Our goal is to provide the people of Minneapolis and beyond roofing services that are both affordable and of the highest quality. We take pride in the reputation our name has earned, and we desire to serve you for any commercial or residential roofing needs. Contact our friendly staff today for a free consultation, or get answers to any of your roofing questions. Royal Roofing: Climbing the Ladder to Excellence.