Nothing succeeds like excess. This may not apply to all, but it rings true in roofing today. Why trust one layer of protection for your roof when you can ensure defense with a system of layers?

WASHINGTON - Nothing succeeds like excess. This may not apply to all, but it rings true in roofing today. Why trust one layer of protection for your roof when you can ensure defense with a system of layers?

Built-up roofing utilizes this truth by merging layers of bitumen and bitumen saturated felts with asphalt. This union creates a monolithic layer that increases performance in your roof’s durability, energy efficiency, safety, and cool roofing standards, according to the Asphalt Roofing Manufacturers Association (ARMA).

Multi ply built-up roofing adds stability to your roof so you don’t have to worry about the deterioration of high traffic areas or the placement of solar panels and mechanical systems. Single layer roofs require sacrificial layers for these areas that often prove redundant and ineffective.

The monolithic layering also decreases the amount of fasteners and breaks in the structure making it more wind- and water-resistant than its single ply counterpart. Extra layers also yield insulation qualities not recognized by single layered roofs; increasing energy efficiency.

Durable, efficient, and safe, built-up roofing is low maintenance and the smarter option when it comes to protecting your roof. More layers means less headaches.

To help property owners learn more about Multi Ply Built-Up Roofing, the Asphalt Roofing Manufacturers Association (ARMA) has easily accessible information on everything you need to know about built-up roofing. “ARMA likes to position itself as having the answers for the professional and consumers, alike,” said Reed Hitchcock, executive vice president of ARMA. “With asphalt roofing, it can be a lot of information to absorb, but we try our best to package it in the easiest form we can.”

For more information, visit www.asphaltroofing.org.