Residential and Commercial Tar & Gravel B.U.R Roofing Contractor
Local Experts of Tar & Gravel B.U.R Roofing Systems
Built-up roofing systems, also known as tar and gravel roofing, offer superior weatherproofing and fire protection and are available from AZ Roofing for flat and low-slope roofing; the system uses gravel to hold the roofing material and safeguard the materials underneath, increasing the roof’s lifespan and easy leak detection for trustworthy repair services.
Don’t Risk Another Winter With Your Current Gravel Roofing System
Benefits of B.U.R
- Durable: BUR can withstand wind and hailstorms without damage and is puncture-resistant.
- Easy Maintenance: BUR requires fewer materials, has a low profile, and is less vulnerable to weather conditions.
- Virtually Leakproof: BUR provides an industry-best watertight seal, outperforming single-ply systems.
- Flame Retardant: BUR offers excellent fire-retardant surfaces, preventing fires from starting and spreading.
- Energy Efficient: BUR’s white reflective coating reflects UV rays, reducing heat entering the structure, and lowers cooling expenses.
How to get started?
- First things first, you are already educating yourself, so that’s a great first step. There are a lot of details in roofing so it’s best to take the next steps with an expert who can walk you through the rest of the steps.
- Determine what type of roof do you have? Sloped, or Flat, or a mix of both? Is your property residential or commericial?No worries. AZ Roofing can help you with any of those kinds of roofs and applications
you have a flat roof, do you already have an idea of the type of materials you are interested in reviewing?
Do you prefer tar and gravel, torch down, EPDM, PVC or TPO?
Built Up Tar and Gravel Flat Roofing for Commercial and Industrial
When people think of flat roofs, they tend to think of the old fashioned Built Up Tar and Gravel roofs as these are still quote common, and the most traditional flat roofing style. These roofs have between 4-5 layers of asphalt based organic paper held together with layers of hot asphalt (tar). Installation can get quite messy for these roofs as it involves large hot kettles which need to be safely transported to the roof top. The last layer added are the pea-sized granules which helps protect the tar from UV rays.
These roofs may be mechanically fastened, or adhered to. Plus, the seams of these roofs are heat welded.
Why buy this type?
- For those who prefer time tested, tried and true systems, this is a traditional type and style of flat roof
- This type of roof will cost less than the other flat roofing options
Lastly, how do you choose the right contractor?
- Look for those with the right credentials and expertise to ensure your job is done with the highest quality in workmanship at a reasonable price. You should always look for:
- Valid WSIB
- Liability Insurance
- Written quote
- Professional in-home estimate
- Underlayment, ice and water, new metal flashings should be included in sloped roof quotes
- Full assessment on ventilation needs and concerns