Tar and Gravel Roofing in Apopka

As one of the most proven and time-tested roofing options available, tar and gravel roof systems are a cost effective and durable and suitable to low sloped and flat roofs on residential and commercial properties in Apopka. The licensed and insured team of roofing specialists at Lewis Roofing have extensive experience with installing built-up tar and gravel roofing systems in addition to providing reliable roof maintenance and repair that is customized to your specific requirements and budget.

Give us a call at (407) 410-1800 to speak with an expert and find out more about our quality roofing.

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Free Estimates on Residential Roofing

Before you commit to hiring us for a new roof install or repair services, our knowledgeable and attentive contractors will be happy to address all your questions and concerns during a consultation session. The consultation is an important part of the process. It will allow us to build a relationship and get to know each other. It is also a great time for us to inspect your roof so that we are not walking in blind to any job.

As seasoned tradespeople, we’ve installed and maintained countless tar and gravel roofs over the years. Allow us to walk you through the ins and outs of their general performance, maintenance requirements, and overall value. We’ll develop an installation proposal based on your target timeline and budget. The contract we show you will be 100% obligation-free. We want our clients to feel confident in their decision to work with us. That is why we provide detailed consultations, and honest, precise estimates on our services—no strings attached.

Trust Our Experienced Commercial Roofers

Many roofing companies on the market boast experience and credentials. However, not all roofers are the same, and it’s essential to do your research before hiring. Our experts are all professionally experienced and completely certified. We take the time to train our roofers on the very best techniques to ensure that every installation goes off without a hitch.

What’s more, our contractors are well-versed in state safety codes and regulations. As a company, we adhere to strict operational protocols in order to maintain an accident-free workplace day in, day out. In our minds, a superior roofer is one who puts safety first. With the basis of sound job site security in place, we then add our skillful touch to craft roofs with unmatched precision and structural excellence.

When you put your trust in Lewis Roofing, we can rest assured that your roof installation is being completed by a fully licensed and talented team of roofers.

Experience the Benefits of a Tar and Gravel Roof

As one of the most common roofing materials, tar and gravel is a fantastic and cost-effective option for covering your property. Commercial property owners tend to choose BUR roofs as a budget-friendly flat roofing system. BUR roofs deliver in energy-efficient, weather-resistant performance and boast a lifespan of 30 years with proper care. This popular roofing system possesses a number of valuable qualities, including:

  • Durable and long-lasting
  • Easy to repair and maintain
  • It looks great, as gravel roofs can blend in and enhance your windows and decks
  • Fire-resistance
  • Multi-layered and advanced roofing technology, providing an improved lifespan
  • Effective UV protection
  • Cost-effective in both residential and commercial roofing

For all of this and more, consider purchasing a tar and gravel roof from Lewis Roofing.

Ballasted Roof Systems

Ballasted roofs are an alternative type of built-up roofs. Very similar in all other respects, the primary difference between a ballasted roof and a tar and gravel roof is the size of the gravel stones used. Ballasted systems use heavier, larger rocks that achieve a unique aesthetic and do not need to be sealed. Our contractors are pleased to offer ballasted roofing systems to give our clients an even wider range of styles to choose from. Thanks to our large number of reputable suppliers, we can install a roof to complement virtually any architectural design. If you’d like to explore the difference between these two types of roofing, we invite you to contact our representatives.

Tar and Gravel Roof Installation Process

Built-up roofing installation has a reputation as a labor-intensive, highly skilled process. Basically, the name built-up roofing comes from the methodical, layer-by-layer installation process. To install a built-up roof, you must carefully layer asphalt or tar, fabrics, and gravel. The resulting combination is a reinforced impact- and UV-resistant surface with unparalleled durability.

While BUR roofing is a highly intricate task to perform, our roofing contractors have mastered the trade. We’ve developed a systematic strategy that reduces redundancies and speeds up turnaround times across the board.

If you have hired Lewis Roofing for a tar and gravel roofing installation, it’s essential to know what to expect on the day of service. Let’s go through the process together.


Before we can install a new roofing system, we must remove the old one. We will begin by removing the loose gravel with a sweeper or industrial vacuum system. We will then cut the remaining roof membrane into small sections for easy removal. We will then cut off the previous roofing material down to the roof deck.


Next, we will carefully inspect the roof deck for stability. We will remove loose nails and debris and make repairs where needed.


We will begin the installation process by adding a new coverboard to the entire roof. Then the asphalt will be installed, followed by a felt paper strip. This process will be repeated four times, finishing with a final layer of hot asphalt on top. Finally, the new gravel will be applied to the top to complete the installation.


Once the installation is completed, we will perform a careful inspection of your roof to ensure quality and durability before leaving your property.

By the way, throughout the entire installation process, you can expect your project supervisor to keep you abreast of developments and progress. What’s more, you can count on a compliant, clean worksite from beginning to end. Our roofing crews are conscientious and courteous—you’ll love the professionalism that we bring to your project.

Roof Replacement and Repair

Knowing When It’s Time to Replace or Repair Your Roof

In addition to BUR roof installation, our company is pleased to offer complete repair and replacement services. Commercial property owners turn to us for unbiased advice and recommendations on repairing and replacing their roofing system.

If your tar or gravel roof has experienced some damage, it will likely need to be patched. If your roof has sprung a leak, it could indicate that the roof has weakened, and may need a replacement. Our experts will conduct an inspection of your roof to let you know if your roofing system needs to be replaced.

Some indications that your roof may need replacing include:

  • Loose areas
  • Low depressions
  • Discoloration
  • Blistering
  • Cracks
  • General deterioration

If you buy a property with a tar and gravel roofing system, it is important to have the roof inspected right away. Don’t neglect your roof! Contact us to find out what you are dealing with and we will address any repairs or replacements promptly before issues worsen.

Sustainable Roofing Practices

One of our company goals is to become the greenest commercial roofing contractor in the local industry. To that end, we take great pride in the sustainable practices we employ. We work hard to implement renewable energy sources and drive down our environmental impact with every project we take on.

To learn more about our commitment to sustainable roofing practices, don’t hesitate to reach out to our team.

Personalized Roofing Services

Here at Lewis Roofing, we recognize that no two roofs are alike. That is why we customize our approach for every job we take on. From your individual requirements to the specifics of our property, we take everything into account while developing a plan of action. By the time we are finished, you can count on receiving a roof that both compliments your property and exceeds your expectations.

We recognize that purchasing a new roofing system is a significant investment and we promise to complete your installation with the utmost care and attention to detail, so that your roofing system is well worth every penny.

Take Advantage of Our Affordable Roofing Services

What makes us one of the best roofing companies to service your tar and gravel roof? We do more than just deliver some of the most impressive roofing systems around—we also provide them at fantastic rates. We are committed to upholding our reputation as a roofing company with the utmost integrity through our continued dedication to charging our clients honest and upfront rates.

Is a Built-Up Roofing System Suitable for my Property?

Commonly referred to as tar and gravel roofs that are often referred to as a built-up roofing system by industry insiders, the traditional BUR system has been implemented by roofing contractors everywhere for almost a century. Composed of alternating layers of asphalt and reinforced fabric or fiberglass, our experienced roof installers use a "hot-mop" application that fuses the material and asphalt together to create a secure and waterproof roofing membrane that is topped off with a fine coating of durable gravel for extra UV ray and damage resistant protection. Lewis Roofing roofers provide several plies of thick coverage that stands up to heavy duty wear and tear that can stand up to heavy foot traffic and reduces maintenance requirements.

Tar and Gravel Roof Maintenance

Yet even the most rugged roof system will eventually become prone to wear and tear. Lewis Roofing provides certified roof inspection and tar and gravel roof maintenance when extreme weather conditions in Apopka and roof age take their toll. Contact our qualified roofers when you spot any of the following warning signs:

Blistering - Occurs when water or air has become trapped beneath built-up roof layers.

Pooling Water - When water remains on the roof surface for extended periods of time it may be a sign of a damaged finish that can lead to serious moisture and water infiltration.

Damaged Flashing - Cracks in the tar overlapping the flashings must be repaired immediately.

Roof Moss - Unaddressed water pooling may lead to unwanted vegetation and plant growth that can damage roof components and result in additional problems with mold and mildew.

Loose Gravel - Worn down and damaged gravel on the roof's surface will expose it to more serious damage from UV rays and water infiltration.

Tar and Gravel Roof Replacement and Restoration

A tar and gravel roof can last up to 30 years with regular maintenance and repair by a knowledgeable and experienced roofing professional. Lewis Roofing roofers can reinforce a built-up roofing system by adding additional layers of fiberglass or foam to improve insulation and durability. Our roofing experts can also apply a protective acrylic coating for extra weatherproofing and patch the roofing membrane of an older tar and gravel roof. When more than 25% of a built-up roof has been patched however, complete roof restoration may be necessary. Lewis Roofing provides licensed roof inspections of built-up roofing systems on commercial or residential properties in Apopka that include complete assessments and cost-effective roof replacement when necessary.

The Right Roofing Contractors for Your Project--Contact Us!

Licensed and Insured

If you have any concerns regarding the quality of our work, let us put them to rest. All our workers receive extensive training and coursework to make sure they are fully certified to give you the best roof system possible. We are experts in all aspects of roofing, so you have come to the right place for installations, repairs, restoration, or maintenance.

Not only that, but we are also fully covered in the case of any unforeseen issues. We take all the steps to make sure our clients and their property are completely safe and have nothing to worry about when we are on the job.

Outstanding Customer Service

If you are looking to invest in a durable and low-maintenance roofing solution or a slow-slope roof, a tar and gravel roofing system may be just the product you’re looking for.

We believe our high-quality roofing systems speak for themselves, but we also back them up with the highest standards of customer service. We go above and beyond to make sure that everyone who contacts our company receives a pleasant experience from start to finish. Our commitment to quality means that no job is complete until you are totally satisfied with the state of your property.

We are here to simplify the process for you. Reach our line today to benefit from free estimates, savings, and full warranties on our tar and gravel roofing systems.