Residential and Commercial Tar & Gravel B.U.R Roofing Contractor
Local Experts of Tar & Gravel B.U.R Roofing Systems
Because of its superior weatherproofing and fire protection provided by the aggregate top layer, built-up roof systems are popular for both residences and businesses.
Built-up roofing systems are available from AZ Roofing for flat and low-slope roofing membranes. The built-up roofing system, commonly known as tar and gravel roofing, is often installed in thicknesses of three and four plies. It differs from other kinds of low-slope roofing systems that use single-ply membranes because of this. The built-up roofing system uses gravel to hold the roofing material and aid in safeguarding the roofing materials underneath. By avoiding cracking, it aids in increasing the lifespan of your roof. Please contact us if you need BUR tar and gravel roof repair services if your current flat roof is having problems. Leaks are easily found by us, and we offer trustworthy, warranty-backed repair services.
Don’t Risk Another Winter With Your Current Gravel Roofing System
Benefits of B.U.R
- Durable: A roofing system needs to survive the elements to maintain its reputation.
A BUR can survive windstorms and hailstorms without suffering any damage. A BUR’s ability to withstand punctures is another advantage. The system won’t be harmed by dropped tools or errant footfall on the roof because of the installation’s layers.
- Maintenance Is A Breeze: You should be aware that a BUR system is built in huge portions and has a low roof profile relative to the top of the building. Another area where the BUR is cost-effective is that it requires fewer materials and is less vulnerable to the whims of the weather.
- Virtually Leakproof: The BUR performs better than single-ply roofing systems in the area of water leakage, which is where it is most needed. The BUR is formed by layering fabric and asphalt to provide the industry’s best watertight seal. Because it is impermeable to water and the glue that keeps roofing systems together, asphalt is five times more protective than other types of roofing.
- Flame Retardant: Excellent fire-retardant surfaces are provided by the three varieties of BUR, which stop fires from starting and spreading on the roofing system. Ballasted roofing systems have a beautiful appearance and offer the best protection, whereas cold BUR is a “green” option that does not release any harmful waste when it is placed.
- Reduce Energy Consumption: In the past, your roofing system and the sun’s UV radiation were only separated by a layer of gravel. The UV rays are reflected off the roof by a white reflective coating, which lowers the amount of heat that enters the structure through the roof. Your cooling expenses will significantly decrease, and over time, the financial investment in the roofing system will more than pay for itself.
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