BUR Built Up Roof Toronto

Built-Up Roofing in 2019

Built-up roofing, also called BUR, is a common roofing material used on low-slope commercial roofs. It is composed of alternating layers of reinforcing fabric, asphalt and is finished with a top layer of aggregate, such as gravel. (more…)
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What is Flat Roof Thermal Bridging

Thermal bridging is the movement of heat across an object that is more conductive than the materials around it. The conductive material creates a path of least resistance for heat. Thermal bridging of a flat roof can be a source of energy loss in buildings, leading to higher util...
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Flat Roof Replacement Analysis Using Roof Core Cuts

There are many variables that go into determining how to design and price a roof replacement. But how do you go about determining those variables. One of the most critical steps that will help a roofing contractor or designer develop a proper plan for any roofing work is performi...
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3 Reasons For Using Drones For Your Flat Roof Inspection

A Drone or UAV is an unmanned aerial vehicle. A UAV or drone is piloted remotely for take-off, flight and landing. Most have heard of drones being used for military purposes. However, drones are finding many other uses. Many creative people are finding uses in different industrie...
5 benefits of using a tpo roofing system

5 Benefits of Single-Ply TPO Roofing

Thermoplastic Polyolefin (TPO) is a single-ply reflective roofing membrane made from polypropylene and ethylene-propylene rubber polymerized together. It is typically installed in a fully adhered or mechanically attached system, allowing the white membrane to remain exposed throu...
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Why You Should Consider Built-Up Roofing Systems

Built-Up Roofing Systems have been in use in the U.S. and Canada for over 100 years. Early composition or built-up roofing (BUR) often featured layers of heavy paper covered with pine tar and sprinkled with sand. Documented use of asphalt for roofing, in preference to coal tar...
The best single ply roofing in Toronto Ontario

Basics of Single Ply Roofing

Single Ply roofing membranes provide a variety of materials to choose from. Their main characteristic is that they are designed to be installed in one layer. They also exhibit great flexibility and their resistance to UV radiation is superior when compared to other products. It i...
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Preventative Flat Roof Maintenance

By proactively maintaining your flat roof, you are ready for the next weather event. You can reduce or eliminate disruptive leaks and avoid expensive deck and insulation repairs and premature replacement. (more…)

Why is roofing one of the most dangerous jobs

Roofing is a job that almost everyone needs, but few understands how dangerous roofing really is. It's bad enough that a fall might kill you, but roofers face a whole host of other on-the-job hazards as well. From burns to volatile tars and chemicals, electrocution from contact w...