Tar and Gravel Roofing

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 Lewis Roofing roofing specialists utilize updated roofing technology for residential or commercial roof installation and also provide skilled tar and gravel roof maintenance and repair.

Tar and Gravel Roof Installation

Lewis Roofing 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 the wind, sun, and weather damage, and leaks can become a problem around flashings, chimneys, eaves, and roof decking. Our experienced Lewis Roofing 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. Lewis Roofing 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 and residential roofing system

Recognized for its overall value by building owners, roofing technicians and architects alike, Lewis Roofing 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 residential and commercial property owners, protect your investment in a tar and gravel roof with regular repair and maintenance from Lewis Roofing

Sign up for an annual licensed roof inspection and a complete evaluation following 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 Lewis Roofing for prompt and certified roof repair to extend roof lifespan and steer clear of costly roof repairs, which could have been avoided.

Built-Up Roofing Contractors

We are one of the region’s leading builders of tar and gravel roofing systems. We have worked with a wide range of commercial and residential property managers and developers to deliver top-quality roofs at reasonable prices. Some of our favorite projects are:

  • Schools
  • Apartment buildings
  • Offices
  • Manufacturing facilities
  • Industrial facilities
  • Warehouses
  • Strip malls

Technology-Driven Roofing Techniques

Modern technology allows our team to offer higher quality roofing services at lower overall prices. As early adopters of a wide range of technologies, we know first-hand how much automation and new roofing materials can improve our client’s satisfaction. We are equipped to build better roofs than ever before—and we want you to benefit!

We install tar and gravel systems with state-of-the-art roofing technology. Our tar and gravel roofing systems are supported by a polyisocyanurate roof insulation sitting on a sturdy corrugated steel deck. On top of that, we apply a layer of asphalt with a perlite cover board. Finally, we top it off with three plies of roofing felt, fixed with hot-applied asphalt and a layer of pea gravel on top. Together, these add an unparalleled level of strength and durability to our flat roofing systems.

If you want a flat roofing system that’s built-to-last, you need the team at Lewis Roofing on your side. Call us now to get a quote!

Tar and Gravel Roofing from Skilled Roofers

We are proud to work with some of the best roofers in the region. Our team is highly trained and skilled in a wide variety of roofing system repairs and installation. We know roofs inside and out. This makes us especially adept at troubleshooting issues and preventing them before they become problems. We work fast and efficiently to deliver reliable built-up roofing systems that businesses and organizations can trust.

Every roofer on our all-star crew is professionally trained, licensed, and certified. And if that’s not enough, why not take a look at some examples of our previous work right here on the website. Click here to visit our image Gallery.

Unparalleled Customer Service

One of the things that make us stand out is our devotion to you—our valued clients. Not only do we deliver reliable roofing systems that are built to last, but we also do it in our characteristically friendly and personable way.

We always begin with a thorough consultation where you’ll sit down with the team and figure out what services will suit your needs. Remember to ask lots of questions—with decades of experience behind us, we offer our clients a wealth of knowledge. Our goal is to help you make informed decisions about your investment by being as open and communicative as possible.

We carry that spirit of openness right through to the construction and completion of the project. We’ll be happy to answer any questions or concerns you might have. We will update you and request your approval for any changes that need to be made along the way. And once we’re done, you can take advantage of our warranty to ensure that your tar and gravel roof continues to meet your expectations for years to come.

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 Lewis Roofing as soon as you suspect that there’s a problem.

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