Built-up roofing system

Built-Up Roofing Systems

Here at Heidler Roofing, we are your local built-up roofing (BUR) system experts with the commercial roofing expertise necessary to properly install and care for a broad range of commercial roof systems and material types. This includes built-up asphalt roofing, as well as many other different types of roll roofing systems.

When your aging built-up roof needs repair, or you are comparing systems for a totally new commercial flat roof installation, you need a strong commercial roofing partner dedicated to superior service and quality workmanship. Experience the Heidler Roofing difference today.

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What are Built-Up Roofing Systems?

One of the oldest commercial roofing types is built-up roofing, or BUR. Built-up roofing systems feature a continuous and semi-flexible membrane made of felt or fabric layers (called plies). The plies are alternated with layers of other asphalt-based materials like tar/bitumen and aggregate, which is why we sometimes refer to BUR as "tar and gravel" roofs.

BUR systems have good fire resistance and are incredibly durable and waterproof. BUR systems are also relatively easy to repair—that is, for the right roofing company that fully understands how this specialized commercial roof differs from newer materials like EPDM and other single-ply membranes.

New Built-Up Roof

Because built-up roofing is so unique, not all roofing companies can install or properly repair it due to lack of knowledge, skill, or equipment. At Heidler Roofing, we can install and care for BUR, unlike many of our competitors. Built-up roofing was so common for so long—more than 120 years in the USA—that many older buildings in our service area still have this roofing material. And these BUR systems require skilled maintenance from a knowledgeable commercial roofing resource like Heidler Roofing to continue performing at their best.

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Our Services for BUR Roofing Systems

At Heidler Roofing, we are here to care for your BUR roofing and also maintain it to last as long as possible on your commercial building. Learn more about all of our rolled composition roofs and built-up roofing services.

Old Built-Up Roof in need of Replacement

Built-Up Roof Replacement

Is your existing asphalt roofing system developing age-related problems like leaks? As professional commercial roofing contractors, Heidler Roofing is ready to help you choose a suitable replacement. Whether you choose a new tar and gravel roof or any other different types of roll roofing material, our team can safely and skillfully replace your commercial roofing.

Built-up roof restoration in process

BUR Restoration & Repair

Built-up roofing systems are extremely durable. Older BUR systems may still need occasional repair or revitalization with an elastomeric roof coating. For truly skilled craftsmen like us here at Heidler Roofing, we have the capability to help you decide between your repair and restoration options to get your built-up roofing back in shape.

Freshly-coated Built-Up Roof

Built-Up Roof Maintenance

While BUR systems are less commonly installed today, they can be maintained to continue protecting your commercial building for years to come. Talk with the pros at Heidler Roofing first to ensure your commercial roof is protecting your business and not causing you unnecessary headaches. Our roof maintenance plans are more affordable than you think.

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What Our Clients Are Saying

"I love the Heidler Roofing representative that is in charge of our properties that we manage. He is the kind of person that you want representing your company. He truly cares about keeping the building water tight. I am impressed with him. He was on site checking with all of the tenants to make sure things are dry."

- Noel P., Construction Manager/ Tenant Coordinator

"Our roofing project was done in a timely and professional manner. Because of the professionalism and quality of work, I do plan to use Heidler Roofing as soon as we are ready to "go" on the next phases of our roofing needs. I would certainly recommend Heidler Roofing to any interested parties."

- Janet G., Director of Finance and Facilities

"Heidler Roofing has been an exceptional contractor... and has continuously demonstrated professional and quality work on time and at reasonable prices."

- James P., Office of Maintenance & Utilities

Our Locations & Service Area

We cover BUR systems and all other commercial roofing maintenance and installation projects from our two full-service office/shop locations in York, PA, and Hagerstown, MD.

When you're searching for "built-up roofing contractors near me," Heidler Roofing is your local roofing company anywhere in Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia, Washington, DC, and beyond!

York, PA Office

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2120 Alpha Drive
York, PA 17408

Phone: 717-792-3549

Hagerstown, MD Office

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960 Kuhn Avenue
Hagerstown, MD 21740

Phone: 301-766-4030

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Commercial businesses like yours depend on Heidler Roofing for affordable, superior service and quality workmanship. Experience the Heidler Roofing difference on your next roofing repair job with an estimate.

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