4 Benefits of 4-5 Ply BUR Roofing Systems

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When it comes to choosing the right roofing system for your structure, there is no one-size-fits-all solution. Each type of roofing membrane is designed for specific needs,  to keep maintenance to a minimum, and to make sure that your structure does not run into issues. The type of membrane that we recommend depends on several factors. The use of your building, size of your roof, location, slope and the needs of your business all factor into our recommendations for your roof membrane choice. If you are considering a 4-ply roofing system, here’s what you need to know.

What Are 4-Ply BUR Roofs?:

4 ply roofing systems combine 4 layers of felt that are adhered together complete with a flood coat of bitumen with embedded pea gravel to create a protective roof membrane for your structure. This type of roof assembly combines reinforcement materials like fibreglass or organic felts, and each of these layers is mopped in asphalt or bitumen.  4-Ply BUR systems are widely used and have been a trusted roofing system for our team for over 175 years. 4-Ply BUR systems are particularly advantageous because they can be tailored to the needs of our clientele.

What Are The Benefits of 4-Ply BUR Roofs?

There’s a reason the 4-Ply BUR roofing membrane has been such a staple for roofing contractors over the last 175 years. This roofing membrane has many benefits:

Life Span: A commercial 4-Ply roofing systems can last up to 20 years when installed by an experienced professional and maintained regularly. All of our roofing systems have the option for scheduled regular roofing maintenance to protect your investment.

Maintenance: Compared to some other roofing solutions, 4-Ply BUR roofing systems are low in maintenance costs and generally perform well under harsh weather conditions.

Waterproofing: 4-Ply roofs have a solid surface without exposed joints or seams. This reduces the number of locations that could possibly be vulnerable to leaks. The seamless roof structure also protects your roof from ventilation issues and condensation if maintained correctly.

Puncture Resistant: 4-Ply BUR roofs resist punctures due to the multiple layers on the roof. This is especially beneficial if your roof has other equipment (HVAC systems, solar PV panels etc) that require regular foot traffic on the roof.

How Much Does A 4-Ply BUR Roofing System Cost?

The price of any roofing system depends largely on the current state of your roof, the size, and the materials used. Contact us at Elite Roofing for an estimate based on your roofing needs.

When it comes to your roof, we know that you’re looking for the very best. Elite Roofing has been serving the GTA for over 60 years and we make it our mission to find our clients the right roof for their building, and their budget.  If you’d like to find out more about our recent projects, check out our projects page, or contact us for more information.