Built-Up Roofing 

GMR Metal Roofs: Expert Built-Up Roofing Solutions in Florida

GMR Metal Roofs – Built-Up Roofing Installation

GMR Metal Roofs understands the importance of a strong and long-lasting roofing system for businesses in Florida. This is especially crucial due to the unique climate in the area. With 30+ years of experience, we proudly offer our specialized Built-Up Roofing (BUR) services. It provides unmatched protection from the sun, storms, and daily wear and tear.


What is Built-Up Roofing (BUR)?

Built-Up Roofing, also known as BUR, is a commercial roofing option. It is made of layers of bitumen (asphalt or coal tar) and fabric for reinforcement.

BUR has been proven to be effective. These layers create a finished membrane that offers multiple levels of protection against the elements. Typically finished with a layer of aggregate, such as gravel or stone, BURs not only provide robust protection but also offer an aesthetically pleasing appearance to your commercial structure.

Why Choose BUR for Your Commercial Roofing Needs?


BURs are renowned for their strength and long lifespan. When professionally installed by experts like GMR Metal Roofs, you can expect your BUR to last for many decades with minimal maintenance.


The multiple layers of a BUR system ensure maximum water resistance, making them ideal for Florida’s heavy rains.

UV Protection: 

Florida’s intense sunlight can damage roofs, but BUR’s top layer reflects UV rays, preventing harm and saving energy.

Cost Effective:

Given its lifespan and minimal maintenance needs, BUR proves to be a cost-effective solution for businesses in the long run.


 Regardless of your commercial building’s size or shape, BUR can be tailored to fit your needs perfectly.


The GMR Metal Roofs Difference

When you choose GMR Metal Roofs, you’re not just getting a roofing service; you’re investing in Florida’s best. Here’s why businesses trust us:


With decades of experience, we’ve seen it all and have honed our skills to deliver only the best.

Quality Assurance

We source the highest-quality materials and employ state-of-the-art techniques. Our BUR installations stand the test of time.

Tailored Solutions

 Every business is unique, and so are its roofing needs. Our team offers tailored solutions to ensure your roofing needs are met.

Transparent Process

From initial consultation to project completion, we keep you informed, ensuring there are no surprises along the way.

Post-Installation Support

Our relationship doesn’t end once the roof is up. We offer post-installation support and maintenance to ensure your roof remains in optimal condition.

Our BUR Installation Process:


If you’re considering a new commercial roofing installation, or if your existing roof needs an overhaul, Built-Up Roofing by GMR Metal Roofs might just be the solution you’ve been searching for. Let Florida’s leading roofing specialists show you the way.

Contact GMR Metal Roofs today for a no-obligation consultation. We’re here to shield your business from the elements and give you peace of mind.

Frequently Asked Questions: Built-Up Roofing (BUR):

Built-Up Roofing (BUR) is a type of commercial roofing system comprised of alternating layers of bitumen (such as asphalt or coal tar) and reinforcing fabric. These layers come together to form a sturdy membrane. The finished BUR is often topped with an aggregate layer, like gravel or stone, to shield it from the elements and give it an appealing finish.

When professionally installed and maintained, a BUR system can last anywhere from 20 to 30 years, or even longer in some cases. Factors such as climate, maintenance, and the quality of installation materials can influence the roof’s lifespan. With Florida’s unique weather conditions, regular maintenance and using high-quality materials can significantly extend the longevity of a BUR system.

BUR is an excellent choice for Florida’s challenging weather conditions. Its multi-layered structure ensures maximum water resistance, making it ideal for heavy rainfalls and potential hurricane conditions. Furthermore, the top aggregate layer effectively reflects UV rays, protecting the roof from the intense Florida sun and aiding in energy efficiency.

The initial installation cost of BUR might be higher compared to some other roofing systems. However, when considering the long lifespan, durability, minimal maintenance needs, and energy savings associated with BUR, many businesses find it to be a cost-effective solution in the long run.

In some cases, a BUR system can be installed over an existing roof, eliminating the need for a tear-off and reducing costs. However, this depends on the condition and type of the existing roof, as well as local building codes. Our experts at GMR Metal Roofs will conduct a thorough assessment of your current roof to determine the best approach for installation.