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What Is Built-Up Roofing?

What Is Built-Up Roofing?

Built-up roofing (BUR) is a popular choice for many commercial roof installation projects. It’s applied in sheets of alternating bitumen layers, reinforcement and a gravel aggregate. BUR sheets are seamless, making them resistant to water penetration.——————————————– CONTINUE READING ——————————————–Today, ABM Services & Renovations gives you a quick primer on BUR and the many advantages it offers.How Is BUR Installed?BUR can be applied via either a hot or cold application. With the hot application, the bitumen is heated up until it melts before it is poured over the roofing system, creating a seamless surface. Cold applications use adhesives instead of melting to install the roof. Both methods have merits and your roofing contractor can help you determine the best way to tackle your roofing project.Ups and Downs of Built-Up RoofsA hot BUR will likely take your roofing contractor several days to install as the process is slow and the treatment can be even slower, depending on the weather. Because of this, labor costs for its installation are usually higher compared with other types of commercial flat roofs.The high initial cost, of course, is balanced by high durability, longevity and resistance to almost all kinds of common problems including ultraviolet exposure and water damage. The gravel aggregate layer makes it incredibly fireproof and, once installed, it requires little maintenance.Talk to our professionals at ABM Services & Renovations to learn more about this versatile flat roofing system and find out if it’s the right choice for you. Give us a call at (770) 288-2368 or fill out our contact 

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Why You Need a Good Gutter Guard System

Why You Need a Good Gutter Guard System

Functional gutters are a critical part of any roofing system. If your gutters are clogged or leaky, your home will be vulnerable to serious water damage that can affect your roof, siding, landscape and even foundation. Continue Reading

Why You Should Hire Roofers Who Handle Post-Project Cleanup

Why You Should Hire Roofers Who Handle Post-Project Cleanup

When you’re having a roof replacement project done, it’s understandable if you want it right. After all, it’s a significant investment for your home, especially if you have plans of selling soon. With that in mind, you need to find the right person to get the job done as soon as possible. You’ll want someone… Continue Reading

The Differences Between Decks and Patios

The Differences Between Decks and Patios

Should you install a deck or a patio? While both structures will extend your living space and allow you to better enjoy your yard, there are some key differences between the two that you need to understand before making your decision. Continue Reading

What Goes Into a Roofing Estimate?

What Goes Into a Roofing Estimate?

A roof replacement is a big investment. To ensure you’re getting good value for your money, you need to go over your roofing estimate with a fine tooth comb and ask your contractor about anything that’s unclear. Continue Reading

How to Choose Gutter Colors

How to Choose Gutter Colors

Your gutters may not be the most noticeable part of your home, but they still have an impact on curb appeal. Choosing the right color for your gutters is important–you want your gutters to complement the other components of your home’s exterior for a cohesive look. Today, ABM Services & Renovations, a top local roofing… Continue Reading

How Do You Winterize Your Deck?

How Do You Winterize Your Deck?

Winter brings harsh weather that can be harmful to many parts of your home, from your roofing system to your deck. Before winter arrives, it’s important to winterize your deck to ensure it will be protected when bad weather arrives. Winterizing your deck can extend its lifespan and prevent the need for costly repairs.  Continue Reading

What Is a Roof Boot and Why Is It Important?

What Is a Roof Boot and Why Is It Important?

A roof boot is also known as a plumbing vent boot, pipe boot or pipe flashing. It’s commonly made from lead, which is a flexible metal. This is important because it allows the roofing contractor to adjust the base to the roof pitch and bend the top of the boot into the pipe end for… Continue Reading

Why You Need to Stop Believing DIY Myths

Why You Need to Stop Believing DIY Myths

If you’re an avid fan of home improvement shows, chances are you’ve attempted a few DIY projects of your own. However, while TV shows make DIY projects seem fun and easy, there’s more to it than just having a can-do attitude and a toolbox. Continue Reading

Why a Complete Roofing Tear-Off Is Better Than an Overlay

Why a Complete Roofing Tear-Off Is Better Than an Overlay

A roof replacement is one of the biggest investments you will make for your home. That’s why it’s important to ensure the project is done properly by an experienced roofing contractor. One of the biggest mistakes some homeowners make during this project is installing the new shingles over the old shingles, which is known as… Continue Reading