Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Modular Buildings with Built Up Roofing

What is the best roofing choice for my modular building?   In this series we will highlight several options so you can learn about various systems, and decide what is best for your location & modular building design.

Built Up Roofing for Modular Buildings

I have included a link to an article that defines what built up roofing is and some of the advantages and disadvantages.   Most people in our warm southwest climate prefer a cold applied built up roof (BUR), but it can also be applied hot as the article indicates.

Here are some highlights from the article:
Most built-up roofing is comprised of three parts: bitumen material, ply sheets, and one or more surfacing materials. The bitumen can be either “hot,” meaning it is heated so that it liquefies during installation, or it can be “cold,” which is more like an adhesive and is not heated. Cold built-up roofing can be sprayed or applied with a squeegee. It does not give off toxic fumes during application and is not dependent on weather. It also offers better performance than hot built-up roofing"

"The ply sheets of built-up roofing are special fabrics that are reinforced with fiberglass or organic materials. Each ply sheet layer is laid over hot or cold bitumen to bond it to the roof"
"Depending on the climate and the specific materials used, built-up roofing has an average life expectancy of 15 to 30 years, but some constructions can last up to 40 years. In general, built-up roofing tends to fare better in warmer climates than in cold regions."

This is just a highlight,  and one bloggers opinion - but hopefully it will help you see how we can offer roofing solutions for your new modular building.

Modular Solutions, Ltd offers this and other options for our new modular buildings

For more information contact our team:
Modular Solutions,Ltd
(800) 441-8577 x 1