Tar and Gravel Roofing

If you are looking to invest in a tar and gravel roofing system, you’ve come to the right place. For years Rubber It Roofing & Protective Coatings has been completing bitumen roofing on residential and commercial properties in the local area. We have a keen understanding of these roofing systems and will ensure your new roof is installed with the utmost care and attention to detail.

To learn whether tar and gravel roofing is the right choice for your property or to schedule an on-site roof assessment with our contractors today, we invite you to reach us at (519) 242-8533.

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Understanding Tar and Gravel Roofing

Have you ever seen gravel on the top of a flat roof and wondered its purpose? Gravel is often used to coat the top of flat roofs to protect the underlying layers from the elements, including ultraviolet rays, hail, and other extreme weather. The gravel extends the roof's lifespan and works to prevent cracking, blistering, and degradation.

Beneath the gravel lies roofing felt held together with asphalt. Adding more layers to the roof over time allows for quick and easy repairs and strengthening.

Many, if not most of the flat roofs found in the local area, are tar and gravel roofing. It is a tried-and-true approach that many property owners love, and our experts look forward to introducing you to its many benefits.

Find Affordable Roofing Services

Many property owners neglect their roofs for far too long because they believe keeping them maintained is too expensive. But investing in the care of your roof on an annual basis will actually help you save money on extensive repairs and premature replacements.

Although roof maintenance and repairs are important, you don’t want them to break the bank, and that is why our experts are proud to offer some of the most competitive rates on tar and gravel roof services in the local area.

The total cost of your service will depend on what you’re looking for and how big your roof is, but our team will be happy to crunch some numbers and provide you with a detailed cost breakdown before we get started.

Tar and Gravel Roofing for New Builds

If you are part way through or at the onset of a new commercial building project, you’ll need the assistance of a roofing team. If your building hosts a flat roof, you may be considering tar and gravel roofing, and our experts invite you to get in touch to discuss your options.

We can explain the installation process in detail and the benefits and maintenance you can expect.

Our team has been offering tar and gravel roofs for new builds for many years, and we’re always honored to be a part of brand-new construction. If you’d like to discuss your options with our experts, we encourage you to reach us by phone or email at your earliest convenience. We look forward to helping you equip your building with the industry’s best flat roofing material!

Tar and Gravel Roofing in Kitchener, Toronto and Oakville

In the past, a tar and gravel roofing system, also known as built-up roofing, typically consisted of tar paper. Today’s systems are made up of alternating layers of bitumen reinforced advanced materials that include fiberglass roof membranes. Licensed Rubber It Roofing & Protective Coatings roofing specialists utilize updated roofing technology for industrial residential or commercial roof installation and also provide skilled tar and gravel roof maintenance and repair.

Tar and Gravel Roof Installation

Rubber It Roofing & Protective Coatings installs tar and gravel built-up roofing systems using advanced roofing technology that consists of layering high quality tar-saturated paper and liquid with gravel, asphalt, rolled asphalt, or modified bitumen. Layers are “built-up” to reinforce the roofing system and provide exceptional durability. The final layer of the completed roof installation is coated with bitumen (tar) and a layer of gravel to secure the entire system and to provide maximum protection from the sun’s UV rays and impact resistance.

Tar and Gravel Roof Maintenance and Repair

When properly installed and maintained by a qualified roofing professional, a tar and gravel roof provides property owners with a durable and cost effective system with an average lifespan of 20 – 25 years that can be extended with regular maintenance. Over time however, surface gravel may become worn down from wind, sun and weather damage and leaks can become a problem around flashings, eaves and roof decking. Our experienced Rubber It Roofing & Protective Coatings roofing technicians promptly identify any built up roofing problem during a licensed roof inspection followed by qualified repair of roof leaks, gaps and holes. From the metal flashings to sealants, each roof component on both the interior and exterior of your home or business property is carefully evaluated as part of a preventative roof maintenance checkup that also includes practical recommendations for roof safety practices in between inspections. Rubber It Roofing & Protective Coatings provides detailed price and work estimates prior to carrying out any repairs and customized tar and gravel roof repair to your exact requirements and budget.

Advantages of a Tar and Gravel Roofing System

  • Durable and long-lasting
  • Multi-layered advanced roofing technology offers improved lifespan and easier maintenance
  • Easy to repair and maintain
  • Attractive appearance – Gravel roofs blend in and enhance windows or decks
  • Fire-resistant
  • Excellent UV protection
  • Cost-effective commercial, industrial and residential roofing system

Recognized for its overall value by building owners, roofing technicians and architects alike, Rubber It Roofing & Protective Coatings quality manufactured roofing products and extensive built up roofing repair and installation that are backed up with both manufacturer warranties and labor guarantees.

Roof Maintenance Tips

A cost effective investment for industrial, residential and commercial property owners, protect your investment in a tar and gravel roof with regular repair and maintenance from Rubber It Roofing & Protective Coatings

  • Sign up for an annual licensed roof inspection and a complete evaluation following an extreme weather conditions such as a windstorm, snowstorm or heavy rain.
  • Visually inspect your tar and gravel roof whenever possible to check for cracks or surface bubbling or other signs of wear and tear. Contact Rubber It Roofing & Protective Coatings for prompt and certified roof repair to extend roof lifespan and steer clear of costly roof repairs which could have been avoided.

Contact Us Today

The best way to keep your tar and gravel roof in its best possible condition for years to come is to act fast and contact Rubber It Roofing & Protective Coatings as soon as you suspect that there’s a problem.

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