Built-up roof systems, known for their durability and reliability, have been used in roofing applications for more than a century and remain a viable roofing solution. These types of roof systems have withstood harsh weather and the test of time—demonstrated by decades-old built-up roof systems still in service.
Using modern and innovative practices such as "low-odor" and "no-smell" solutions and modified asphalts, built-up roof systems have continued to adapt to serve the commercial building market.
According to "Sustainability Favors the Long Life Cycle of Asphalt Roofing," published by the Asphalt Roofing Manufacturers Association (ARMA), it is possible to extend the life cycle of a built-up roof system by using coatings. According to the article: